Restaurant News & Reviews

Restaurant News & Reviews

Olde Meck founder reflects on 10 years of craft beer — and the decision to go German

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery will celebrate its 10th anniversary next weekend with live music, caricatures, face painting, balloon animals and, of course, beer (including the release of Anniversary Alt, a bigger version of the brewery’s flagship Copper). We caught up with founder John Marrino to talk about the brewery’s past, present and future, and to get his thoughts on big beer, hazy IPAs and Aesop’s Fables.

Which is better tasting, pork skins or chicken skins?

Kathleen Purvis takes us to two Charlotte restaurants, Sweet Lew's BBQ and Loft & Cellar, for a face-off between pork and chicken skins.