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Let me take you out to the (new) (Knights) (minor-league baseball) ballpark – where the good news is: Beer!

BLT Steak will serve Easter breakfast 7-11 a.m. and brunch 11 a.m.-2 p.m., with both a regular menu and some Easter-only dishes, such as goat cheese frittata and chocolate chip pancakes. 110 N. College St. in the Ritz-Carlton; 704-972-4380.

Local Loaf at 7th Street Public Market serves up some of Charlotte’s best sandwiches.

From the bacon-dust powder that rims the margarita glass during happy hour to the bacon lattice topping the apple pie for dessert, one ingredient will make an appearance in every dish at a new restaurant in Five Points in Columbia.

Nolen Kitchen’s app wins seventh annual Charlotte Observer Tournament of Food.

Coulwood may not be obvious spot for this style of dining, but try this Lenoir native’s wares.

The tournament comes down to the Final Four.

Maureen Fant, author of award-winning “Sauces & Shapes,” a cookbook on Italian pasta, will be at a wine dinner April 7 at Mama Ricotta’s (with books, too). The menu will be Roman: Tonnarelli (think square spaghetti) with pecorino and black pepper; agnolotti stuffed with artichokes; roasted pork with herbs; greens and dessert of strawberries with ricotta mousse. $45, with Italian wine included. 704-343-0148; 601 S. Kings Drive; mamaricottasrestaurant.com.

The Observer Tournament of Food goes from 16 to the Elite Eight.

The annual James Beard Awards this week announced the “nominees,” aka finalists, for its slew of national and regional restaurant and chef honors. Winners come out May 5 at a ceremony in New York.

Modern French food in Myers Park

The seventh annual Tournament of Food kicks off today, and we’re adding a bit of a twist. And not just a pretzel twist.

Peruse the pictures accompanying this and you’ll know what I find most refreshing about The Fearrington House Restaurant. (Well, beside the standard of service, about which more later.)

While it is true that well-thought-out ventures typically do better than ones that aren’t, it is not always true.

Look for American regional cuisine with Mediterranean and Asian accents, as it’s described. A sampling: sweet potato biscuits with lobster and Neese’s country sausage gravy; coffee and mustard crusted pork; American Kobe beef short ribs with teriyaki lo mein.

La Tagliatella is as hard to figure out as to pronounce.

Psssst. It’s Valentine’s Day and you didn’t make reservations? OK, here’s what you’re going to do. (And hide this after you read it, so your significant other doesn’t know what you’re up to.)

Between snow falling and roads icing Thursday, restaurant owners were scrambling to prepare for Valentine’s Day, traditionally the second-most dined-out-upon holiday in America (Mother’s Day is first).

Clyde Cooper's Barbeque owners Debbie and Randy Holt hope to reopen at 327 S. Wilmington St. in downtown Raleigh by April 9. The original Clyde Cooper's building, believed to date to 1884, will be torn down to make way for the Edison, a mixed-use development that will include a 13-story office building and two apartment complexes.

Chef Tim Groody, a leader of the farm-to-fork movement in Charlotte, brings ethos to Cornelius.

The James Beard Foundation has a new thing: It's partnered with IfOnly, a remarkable operation th...

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