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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.

Restaurant Round-Up: January Hidden Gems

How many times to you find yourself looking for a new restaurant? When you travel and want to stop for a non fast food bite,

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Holiday Bake Sale features Charlotte Pastry Chefs

And just like that, your holiday baking got even easier! Save the date for an All-Star Bake Sale featuring 20 of Charlotte’s  best bakers and

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Your Mom’s Donuts in South Charlotte, weekdays, at Upstream

Two long time Charlotte faves, Upstream Restaurant and Your Mom’s Donuts announced a sweet new weekday partnership, Heidi Billotto shares the details.

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Exciting News for The Asbury’s Chef Mike Long

Chef Mike Long takes the helm in the kitchen at The Asbury in Charlotte’s Dunhill Hotel as the new Executive Chef, Heidi Billotto shares the story.

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Cooking with Milk: Let Dairy Make a Difference

As many of you know, I am a big believer in eating and drinking local; and in eating real food instead of processed substitutes.  Recently

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Staycation South Carolina: Slippin across State Line

One of the things I love about living in Charlotte, North Carolina, is the city’s centralized location. Close to the mountains and not far from

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NCRLA Chef Showdown 2018: 21 NC Chefs to Compete in August

Mark your calendars and save the date of August 27, 2018.  At 5:30 that evening a remarkable annual culinary event, the third annual NCRLA Chef

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The What I Eight: July 4 Edition

The July 4 holiday always means time to celebrate our country’s early beginnings with friends and family.  For us, this year,  the week included an

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The What I Eight: July 3, 2018

Fasten Your Seatbelts, this food tour is about to begin. This “What I Eight” from the week of June 25  is a bit of a

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The What I Eight: June 24, 2018

As a food writer and blogger, I eat and drink a lot – research, don’t you know. On my food-centric travels there are always stops

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Charlotte, North Carolina’s Pasta & Provisions Does it Again!

Can’t begin to tell you how excited I am for friends Tommy and Debbie George and their family on the opening of their third location

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June Restaurant RoundUp: Summer Seafood Tease

Schools out and lots of you are planning to pack up your families and headed to the beach. No doubt that along with the sand

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The Sugar on your Saturday: Sweet Escapes

Springtime in Charlotte never leaves a void for things to do and this weekend is no exception, with lots of food and drink-centric events happening

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Meat Me At The Farmers’ Market: Eat Local North Carolina Beef

It’s Time to Eat Local North Carolina Beef And just like, that the weather turned the corner and we go from ice cold frosty mornings

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April 2018 Restaurant Roundup Update: Springtime Hidden Gems with Video and all New Photos

Heidi Billotto is back with her April 2018 Restaurant Roundup Update! A list of six terrific hidden gems that should be on your restaurant radar now with Charlotte Today Video and all New Photos in the post. #TellThemHeidiSentYou

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April 2018 Restaurant Roundup: Springtime Hidden Gems

Before we take a look at all that is new in the Queen City, Heidi Billotto thought it would be fun to visit some hidden gems, restaurants you may not know about, but should be on your radar…

On the Move: The Next Big Thing for Charlotte Restaurant owners Jessica & Chef Luca Annunziata

Life is full of twists and turns that keep it an interesting ride for us all.  Each fabulous adventure we enjoy, leads to another. And so it is for longtime CLT restaurateurs,  Jessica & Chef Luca Annunziata at Luca/Modern Italian Kitchen.

Time for a Road Trip: Hendersonville, NC

In my pursuit of all things to eat and drink local, I have had the good fortune to be invited to travel a bit across

Nibbles & Sips: March 2018 Edition & a healthy Springtime Giveaway!

The early Springtime events calendar for Charlotte, North Carolina is alway packed full and this year is no exception.  Despite the unusual dip in the

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