Food & Drink

Food & Drink

This may be the ideal lemon bar, lemon fans

For people who are mad for lemon desserts, like me, no lemon bar is truly bad. But some are better than others: the ones with golden-brown crusts, the ones with just the right proportion of soft filling to crunchy base, the ones with creamy fillings that taste brightly of fresh lemon. Like Beyoncé and her backup dancers, the fierce, attention-grabbing filling should be supported by a crust that performs strongly on its own – and also does a brilliant job of making the star look good.

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Culinary Camp for Kids

On Friday, 16 campers, ages 7-13, wrapped up a week of culinary camp by preparing a meal for family members at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. The menu included roasted chicken with BBQ sauce and the fixing's including a watermelon popsicle for dessert.

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A new space for coffee: In an art gallery?

A meshing of coffee and Latin American art will be coming to Charlotte this fall: Basal Coffee is scheduled to open within the art gallery Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects, in the FreeMore West neighborhood near uptown.

Food & Drink

What’s fried, crispy and good on a salad?

I have been playing around with variations on seasoned, crispy chickpeas as a snack. Keen to avoid deep-frying them, I tried baking them several ways, at different temperatures for long and longer stretches of time. But it was ultimately a 10-minute sizzle in a skillet with olive oil that won me over as the preferred method.

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Culinary Camp for Kids

On Friday, 16 campers, ages 7-13, wrapped up a week of culinary camp by preparing a meal for family members at Chef Alyssa's Kitchen. The menu included roasted chicken with BBQ sauce and the fixing's including a watermelon popsicle for dessert.
Davie Hinshaw The Charlotte Observer
Culinary Camp for Kids 0:51

Culinary Camp for Kids

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Cheeseburger all the way at Brooks' Sandwich House

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Take a peek at Teriyaki Madness at the Metropolitan

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International Biscuit Festival