Charlotte Black/African-American Heritage Tour And Pilgrimage 2012

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Celebrate Black History Month by personally experiencing and learning the lives of African American slaves. The annual Heritage Tour and Pilgrimage will feature three slave cemetery visits, a former slave church visit, and 50 other Charlotte and African American history sites.

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It is estimated that Charlotte Mecklenburg had a population […]

Charlotte Restaurant Week 2012


Boy oh boy, this is my favorite time of year! From January 20th to the 29th, Charlotte Restaurant Week–a 10-day eating extravaganza–brings you over 100 upscale restaurants at a low price of $30 for three courses (some do four, some include wine or a cocktail!).

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Many restaurants are ardent participants, […]

Dilworth/Southend Chili Cook-Off In Charlotte

Photo Credit: McCormick

Photo Credit: McCormick

When the sun goes down and the evening draws near, we can hardly believe that the cold weather has rapidly approached us. The good news? Time to bring on the heat with some wintery favorites like hearty beef stew with red wine, rustic butternut squash soup, pot roast left to […]

Rezaz Restaurant And Enoteca In Asheville’s Historic Biltmore Village

Owner and Chef, Reza Setayesh

Asheville, NC is famous for the Biltmore House and The Grove Park Inn. For the people who live in this beautiful city and its surroundings, the many fine restaurants are as important as the scenery. I recently spent a few days in Asheville and had lunch and dinner at Rezaz Restaurant and Enoteca. It […]

Owl’s Eye Vineyard In Shelby, North Carolina

Owl's Eye Vineyard

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Owl’s Eye Vineyard in Shelby NC, just 40 miles west of Charlotte, is a new winery with the first vines planted in 2002. The vineyard which is owned by prominent local Ophthalmologist, Frank Hannah and his wife Barbara has been incredibly successful. They have won the Silver medal […]

Anne Springs Close Greenway In Fort Mill, South Carolina

(Photo Credit: Courtney Pooler)

Anne Springs Close Greenway (Photo Credit: Courtney Pooler)

Allow me to introduce you to Mrs. Ann Kingsley Springs Close, the woman behind the Anne Springs Close Greenway. I first came to know her by wanting to take advantage of the first beautiful day after a slew of 100 degree and above sweltering […]