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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

Where to Dine with Your Valentine: February Restaurant Round-Up Recap

Its Valentine’s Day week and if you are among the many wondering where to dine with your Valentine, wonder no longer! Many Charlotte, NC area

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Feb 2 Restaurant Round Up: Six Charlotte Spots to Dine with Your Valentine

This “Preview Post”  today serves as a heads up that I will be doing another Restaurant Round-Up segment on WCNC’s Charlotte Today this morning (

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Queen’s Feast: Charlotte Restaurant Week Winter 2018

Hi! Heidi Billotto here. If you subscribe to my blog at HeidiBillottoFood.com, then you’ve already seen what I”ll  call “Phase One” of this post. I

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Queen’s Feast 2018: Charlotte’s Winter Restaurant Week

Get Excited Charlotte – if you are looking for a way to get rid of the winter doldrums and get your mind off the freezing

Restaurant Round Up: 2018 Brunching Resolutions

There is lots to remember about 2017. For the North Carolina hospitality industry one of the most important events to occur this year was the

Weekend Brunching Preview

Here’s just a little tease – tune in to WCNC’s Charlotte Today RIGHT NOW Wed Dec 27 for my 11:40 Restaurant Round up segment on

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Heidi’s December Restaurant Round Up: Hidden Gems

Hidden Gems – Five Charlotte Area Restaurants to put on your Dining Out Radar This month I direct your dining out attention to the little

Weekend Eats Atlanta: Restaurants to Put on Your Radar

Atlanta has a lot of great restaurants  – and, not to pick sides this close to the Superbowl, one pretty good football team.   And

On Your Charlotte Restaurant Radar: 5 Asian Restaurants you must not miss!

After all the holiday trimmings, visions of sugarplums, Hanukkah candles and potato latkes have come and gone this holiday season, lets take a break and

3 Day Weekend: Durham NC

Whadaya say, time to get the heck outta Dodge and plan a relaxing 3Day weekend? Consider a visit to the Bull City – just an

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

It was a tremendous afternoon on Sunday Nov 6 in Charlotte! It was the first time I attended an Order/fire screening, but I can assure you

Greensboro, NC Getaway Plan A 3Day Weekend this Fall

  In Need of a little getaway this fall season? Might I suggest that you look no further than North Carolina’s Triad region connecting three

October 2016 Restaurant RoundUp: 6 Restaurants That Should Be on Your Radar

Updated Blog post to go along with my October Restaurant Round Up segment on WCNC’s Charlotte Today which originally aired Wed., Oct 19, 2016. A

Get Your Panther Game Day Eats On

Football season 2016 is kicking off and Carolina Panther’s fans of all ages are feeling the roar!  Time to suit up for the season, and

Four Day Weekend:Greenville, SC…Yeah, That Greenville WOW!

In need of a September vaca? On the lookout for more food, drink and music than you can shake a stick at? Well, you’ll be

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