Charlotte TV chef Troy Gagliardo of Mooresville has ended his 11-year run on “WCCB News Rising.” NC chef Vivian Howard and “Top Chef” star Fabio Viviani gave endorsements on the back cover of his “Pseudo Southern” cooking book.
Cúrate, a Spanish tapas restaurant in Asheville, North Carolina, has made Food & Wine’s list of the 40 most important restaurants of past 40 years. Executive chef Katie Button was credited for the restaurant’s success.
A Charlotte, North Carolina, hot dog joint has been named the best in the United States by Money magazine and Yelp. Chili Man is a hot dog cart whose owner goes by that nickname. Other top dog restaurants are in California and Florida.