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 chowing 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. List of restaurants mentioned on today's show.
Helen Schwab - Restaurant Critic for the Charlotte Observer
Tricia Childress - Restaurant Critic for Creative Loafing and Associate Professor at Johnson & Wales University
Heidi Billotto - Restaurant, Food and Wine writer for Charlotte Living Magazine and Charlotte Living Online; food writer for Charlotte Parent Magazine