Scott Brooks makes a cheeseburger, all the way, at Brooks Sandwich House on N. Brevard St. in NoDa. Brooks says the chili, made with a secret family recipe, is one ingredient which makes the sandwiches at Brooks Sandwich Shop special. Kevin Alexander's "The 100 Best Burgers in America" project for Thrillist recently ranked this burger as the 8th best in the country.
A valentine Charlotte for Charlotte, this Carmelized White Chocolate and Apple Brandy Charlotte is by Kathleen Purvis with help from Ashley Bivens Boyd. It is made with Carriage House apple brandy, Savoiardi ladyfingers, white chocolate that has cocoa butter in the ingredients, and apples that hold their shape, such as Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Golden Delicious.