photo courtesy of the Block & Grinder—photo courtesy of the Block & Grinder

The Plate

“We pickle all kinds of local vegetables—baby carrots and beets, onions, cauliflower, shishito peppers, jalapeños, habaneros. We have a jar of pickled vegetables on our menu, but we also use them as flavor vehicles for […]

John David Mercer—Reuters

Eat Like an Olympian

The Summer Olympics are in full swing in Rio. Watching the world’s greatest athletes gather to compete in peak physical conditioning may inspire you to upgrade your health and fitness program. While you may never […]

Photo courtesy of Jeff Crovata—Photo courtesy of Jeff Crovata

In step with

Twenty years ago, the Charlotte Ballet was in bad shape. It was only five years old, and the artistic director had just died. Its survival depended on the next director, a visionary who could convince […]