Restaurants en Second Helping: "Fresh Food. Fresh Start" <p>The fried green tomato casserole alone would be reason enough to go.</p><p></p><p><a href="">Second Helping</a> opened the doors to its carry-out shop on Central Avenue on Monday. I was going to explain how the program employs formerly incarcerated women who have difficulty finding jobs when they leave prison.</p><p></p><p>But then I sampled the coconut cake.</p><p></p><p>I was going to tell you how its parent organization, <a href="">Changed Choices</a>, helps those who are “Building new lives beyond prison walls.”</p><p></p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 15:01:53 +0000 Amy Rogers 34201 at Second Helping: "Fresh Food. Fresh Start" What's New In Charlotte Food: Restaurant Critics <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The dog days of summer are upon us so maybe it's time to switch up your routine with a new food find around town. We gather our regular panel of Charlotte food writers and critics to fill us in on the latest and greatest in </span>chowing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> down and dining out around the Queen City. What's new, what's closing, who has the best outdoor patios, the best summer cocktails, best barbecue and are things looking up for Charlotte eateries as we crawl out of the recession? We'll tackle those topics, the latest food trends and changes at some of the city's favorite eateries and more, all when Charlotte Talks. <a href="">List of restaurants mentioned on today's show.&nbsp;</a></span></p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 04:00:00 +0000 32347 at What's New In Charlotte Food: Restaurant Critics The History And Evolution Of Dining Out <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Eating out. We do it when we want to meet up with friends, have a particular craving or just don't want to mess up the kitchen. But dining in restaurants is also a community building practice and has evolved over time. Charlotte has a rich and interesting restaurant history and we'll explore it. Restaurant Week is coming up so we'll visit with its creator and also with Molly O'Neill. The nationally known cookbook author and food writer explores the link between food and community and she's back in town for another Place at the Table event. Make a reservation when Charlotte Talks.</p><p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000 19551 at The History And Evolution Of Dining Out Lancaster Will Vote On Sunday Alcohol Restaurant Sales <p></p><p>There are only about 100 restaurants in all of Lancaster County, South Carolina. That's not a lot and some &nbsp;residents say they routinely cross county and state borders to get some breakfast or lunch. It's tied to the state's prohibition on restaurants serving alcohol on Sundays. Next week, residents will vote on whether to allow restaurants serve alcohol on Sundays.</p><p>The effort has been led Elissa Boyet. She didn’t know about the prohibition when she moved from Charlotte to Lancaster County in 2008.</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:45:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 14891 at Lancaster Will Vote On Sunday Alcohol Restaurant Sales Charlotte Restaurant Roundup <p>Today on <a href="">Charlotte Talks</a>, Mike Collins and our panel of food writers discussed their favorite restaurants around town. We jumped all over from the latest in Charlotte craft beer to ethnic cuisine to new and old favorites. We've got a list of all the restaurants mentioned on the show. We were scribbling feverishly so you didn't have to! You can listen to the restaurant roundup with food writers Helen Schwab, Patricia Childress and Heidi Billotto <a href="">here</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Erin Keever 8172 at Charlotte Restaurant Roundup Charlotte Food Critics <p>Cooler weather is in the air, restaurant patios are opening all over the city and dining out is as popular as ever. So we’'ve invited Charlotte'’s restaurant writers back to talk to us about the latest news in dining. We’ll talk about new restaurants, developments in the dining scene, menu changes in some of our favorite spots, the continuing trend in local food and where to find it, the burgeoning ethnic food scene and much more. Join us as the restaurant divas dish out all of their savory dining tips. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Charlotte Talks 7094 at Charlotte Food Critics