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Kim Becknell Williams: My niche is writing – in life and church

Posted at 2:22pm on Nov. 21, 2014

When I was asked to write a devotional for a new Advent booklet at my church, I found my niche.

Vivace executive chef brings new menu

Posted at 3:16pm on Nov. 21, 2014

Mike Suppa has joined midtown’s Vivace as its new executive chef.

South Charlotte’s Jenifer Ruff knows how to handle change

Posted at 1:36pm on Nov. 14, 2014

Adapting to change isn’t always easy; however, author Jenifer Ruff has proven very skillful at handling change.

Charlotte restaurants present meals for Thanksgiving

Posted at 5:17pm on Nov. 6, 2014

Executive chef Chris Coleman of The Asbury at The Dunhill Hotel Uptown has unveiled a new Campfire Menu for fall.

‘Help’ from kids, husband drive mom batty

Posted at 2:44pm on Oct. 28, 2014

They say that nothing brings out your inner control freak better than letting a child “help” you.

Betsy Rosen finds way to give back, celebrate heritage

Posted at 5:24pm on Oct. 29, 2014

Betsy Rosen serves on several Charlotte church and nonprofit boards and works to support groups like YWCA, Temple Beth El and other organizations.

November is good for eating, not so much for planting

Posted at 9:33am on Oct. 29, 2014

This month, stay on top of basic garden chores: Clean up summer crop remains, prepare for frost, bring houseplants indoors, hoe and mulch against cool-season weeds. Band trees against cankerworms between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day.

Charlotte’s Reid’s Fine Foods open second location, in Fort Mill

Posted at 2:13pm on Oct. 28, 2014

Reid’s Fine Foods has opened a second location, in Fort Mill, with the original at 2823 Selwyn Ave.

Following a dream for a college education

Posted at 9:54am on Oct. 22, 2014

Charlie Espinosa’s life is different in the United States than it was when he lived in South America.

Several restaurants unveil fall menus

Posted at 9:28am on Oct. 23, 2014

Bonterra executive chef Blake Hartwick is focusing on incorporating local, seasonal ingredients procured from local farmers into his fall menu items. Hartwick is excited to showcase New Southern Cuisine with his fall menus. New starters include a fried green tomato BLT and crispy pork belly. Entrees on the fall menu: North Carolina monkfish osso bucco, shrimp and Byrd Mill grits, JD’s fried lobster tail and quick sear ahi tuna with foie gras.