Food & Drink

Food & Drink

Bistro at home: It’s all in the right steak

One of the most cherished relationships I’ve developed since moving to my new neighborhood is with the butchers at my local meat shop. They’re always happy to see me, sneak me a snack of whatever cured meat they’re slicing, and offer me the best, most honest opinion when it comes to what type of meat I should be buying.

Food & Drink

Fresh tomatoes take classic Southern red rice to the next level

The earliest designs on summer tomatoes are always the raw ones: tomato sandwiches, tomato salads, tomatoes peeled and sliced and fanned out on a platter, glistening like something more carnal than vegetal. They are the preparations for which the supermarket counterpart offers no fair approximation, the ones the tomato righteous may forgo eight or nine months out of the year.

Take a walk through the new presidential suite at the Ritz-Carlton Charlotte.

Kathleen Purvis and the Ritz-Carlton's Jessica Swannie take a walk through the suite: Four flat-screen TVs, a dining room and kitchen, private exercise room and, oooh, a soaking tub.