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Mothers Day brunching in Charlotte

With so many Charlotte area chefs and restaurants offering Mothers’ Day Brunching options, I thought I’d get you started with a short list of hidden

2021 NCRLA Chef Showdown

Six years ago I was approached by the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association, otherwise known as the NCRLA, to organize a fun, one evening

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Eating out, Dining In and To-go From Uptown Charlotte Restaurants

Time for another round of the Take Away on To-Go dining options. This time with a focus on Uptown Charlotte restaurants. Not only that, but

The Take-Away on Take Out Dining In Charlotte

Time for Take Out. Right now, its the very best way to support our local restaurant community. While restaurants are open for business and many

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The Food & drink You Crave, CLT

What is it that you Crave, Clt? As restaurants reopen in the Queen City, we are all asking the same question. Where can we go

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Take A Day Away, Destination: Greenwood, SC

Destination Greenwood, SC. If sheltering in place and staying at home has you a little stir crazy these days – maybe you just need to

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As Charlotte restaurants reopen, Here’s What you need to know…

June 25 Update – Remember the three W’s – wash your hands, watch your distance and WEAR A MASK – when you go out in

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Here is How You Can Help

Many of you have written me to ask how you can help our local farmers, chefs and restaurants. The COVID 19 crisis has been hard

25 Plus Places to Shop Local – March 2020

No better place to shop for local produce, proteins and product than from local farmers markets, farm stores and locally run businesses. In late March,

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Charlotte restaurants Offer Take Out and Delivery: Update March 2020

Usually my posts about Charlotte restaurants include a round up of six new places I think you should try. But these are not usual times.

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Charlotte RESTAURANTS And Farmers market Updates

The world seems topsy turvy right now. In the wake of the COVID-19 corona virus, Charlotte restaurants, chefs and farmers are flexing creative muscles, so

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Charlotte Chefs and Restaurants lend a helping hand

I have always said that very wonderful things happen when and where Charlotte chefs gather. And, it is incredible how very short of a time

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YoCo Taste Trail 2020

Its time for another culinary adventure. This one takes us to South Carolina’s York County, to follow the 2020 YoCo Taste Trail. Thanks to the

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Hearts, Chocolate & Flowers

Quicker than Cupid’s arrow, Heidi Billotto here, with a rundown of several creative ways to celebrate Valentine’s 2020 with a variety of local hearts, chocolate

Eating Out for Charlotte Restaurant Week Winter 2020

Where are you eating out for Charlotte Restaurant Week? It is Jan 22, we are 5 days into the 10-day stretch that is Queen’s Feast

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Queen’s Feast 2020 Winter Edition

It’s Baaacck. The 10 day stretch of dining delirium known as Queen’s Feast or Charlotte Restaurant Week. 2020’s Winter Edition of this biannual “Royal Repast”

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Charlotte Restaurants Near Me

How many times have you been on the search for a great place to go to eat and googled , “Charlotte Restaurants Near Me” ?

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Charlotte Restaurants on the Radar

As we start this year, I, like you, find myself with many new Charlotte restaurants to try, that’s for sure. Add all the new places

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December Restaurants: A RoundUp of Holiday Cheer

If you are talking restaurants, 2019 has been a busy year for Charlotte. Almost every day in November a new dining establishment opened its doors

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NC Chef Showdown Winners Take to the Airwaves

I am still reeling from all the fun this week as the 2019 NCRLA Chef Showdown celebrated its grande finale on Monday Sept 30, 2019

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South Carolina Restaurants Update with Video and more

Wow! Just Wow! I am delighted at the response from my post on South Carolina Restaurants last week. The original article featuring a half dozen

August Restaurant Roundup: SC Hidden Gems

This week, I’m swinging down to South Carolina for my August Restaurant Roundup, to share what’s cooking across state lines. I’ve spent a lot of

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NCRLA Culinary Competition Continues

Time for an update on the North Carolina Culinary Competition of the year – the 2019 NCRLA Chef Showdown! This month marks the next phase

2019 NCRLA Chef Showdown

Time for the fourth annual NCRLA Chef Showdown. Call your food-centric friends, mark your calendars and save the date.  Stay tuned for updates as the

More Charlotte Restaurant Week: Queen’s Feast Summer 2019

This time last week I was working on my first Charlotte Restaurant Week post for the Summer of 2019. Now, as I write on Thursday

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Cocktails with a View

A round of cocktails in Charlotte’s Spring and Summer seasons beg for the invitation to be enjoyed al fresco. Join Charlotte Culinary Expert Heidi Billotto as she sips her way through a list of her favorite spots to enjoy a cocktail with a view.

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Choco-o-holics Unite, It’s Time for your Sweet Escapes

Get set Charlotte, its time to plan for an evening of Sweet Escapes! Let Food writer, Heidi Billotto take you through the menu of the chocolate-ty goodness offered at the annual Sweet Escapes fundraiser, scheduled for this Saturday evening April 13 at 7 pm.

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Charlotte Restaurant Week Update: Heidi’s Winter 2019 Eat Here Now

With 137 different participating restaurants in Queen’s Feast 2019, there are lots of choices to be made. Read as Food and Restaurant writer, Heidi Billotto shares a few of her favorites with photos, menu suggestions and a video, too!

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Heidi’s Eat Here Now: Charlotte’s Winter Restaurant Week

And just like that we find ourselves in the middle of January 2019. Let Charlotte food writer, Heidi Billotto guide you as you hone your dining out plans for Charlotte Restaurant Week, Winter Queen’s Feast 2019.

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Updated: On Your Restaurant Radar January Hidden Gems

Time to tune in and turn on your restaurant radar. How many times to you find yourself in search of something new? While there is always time to enjoy the “same old – same old”, its also fun to venture out of the box and try on a new and flavorful find. Take it from food writer Heidi Billotto, you are going to love these six special hidden gems.

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