WFAEats

Welcome to WFAEats - a fun adventure where we explore all things tasty and interesting in the Charlotte food scene. We want to share stories, recipes and culinary escapades and hear about yours!

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Taking-Out Waste From Restaurant Leftovers

Apr 10, 2012
Flickr/gabrielsaldana

Update: Remember when Leftover Love was just an idea?  Well Charlotte White’s plan to reduce the use of Styrofoam containers has caught on in Plaza-Midwood.  Beginning on Earth Day, (Sunday, April 22) Kickstand Burgers-n-Bar, Loco Lime, and Hawthorne’s NY Pizza & Bar will give you 5% off your bill if you bring your own container for leftovers.  It’s not surprising to see this take shape in one of Charlotte’s more environmentally-conscious neighborhoods, so maybe this is the beginning of something bigger.

The Passover Table

Apr 5, 2012
Flickr/aprillynn77

There’s an old joke about Jewish holidays, and what they signify. It goes like this: “They tried to kill us; they couldn’t; let’s eat.”

This is an admittedly simplistic statement, but it fittingly describes Passover, the solemn yet joyous holiday that takes place each spring.

Marsh Madness

Mar 29, 2012
Flickr/poppet with a camera.

The world of food has never been more competitive. Top chefs, iron chefs and cake bosses are stepping up to challenges on chopping blocks all around the U.S. and abroad.

And if you’ve been asking yourself, “When will we have a competition for the most amazing and exotic marshmallow?” we have your answer. It’s happening right now and it’s called MARSH Madness.

Weighing Healthy Choices In The School Lunch Line

Mar 27, 2012
Erin Sutton

Cindy Ayers takes great pride in her kitchen. She keeps everything clean and well organized. She has to – she feeds hundreds of Elementary school kids every day. Ayers is the Cafeteria Manager at Highland Creek Elementary and oversees the preparation and serving of about 800 meals daily, including breakfast and after school snacks. But the real haul comes at lunchtime when 600-700 kids buy a school made lunch (out of 1200 enrolled). We visited the cafeteria on an ordinary Tuesday to see how it all goes down.

Ilke McAliley

I got off the tram with my mom and another thirty people at the Eminonu stop and was pushed right in the middle of a sea of busy, impatient Istanbulians.  I stopped for a while to get my bearings, and then we headed towards YeniCami (New Mosque).

Megan Leanderson

Something about warmer weather just begs for brunch.  And since the real goal is to get out and enjoy spring, an easy scone recipe is the perfect way to greet the morning and get on with your day.

Easy Raspberry and Lemon Scone Recipe

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A Snapshot Of Craft Beer In Charlotte

Mar 16, 2012
Flickmor/Flickr


Wondering where to find a great beer in Charlotte? An emerging community of craft beer drinkers, local breweries and shops are filling the void of quality beer in the Queen City. We take a look at the craft beer scene here now and where we came from.

Eat Honey, Bee Local

Mar 14, 2012

Bees scare me.   I feel foolish that something so small and generally uninterested in my presence would cause me to act in ways that call my sanity into question.  I’ve leapt from my automobile, removed clothing in public, and screamed like a girlie girl (which I am not) in response to an unwelcomed visitor.

Talk Soup

Mar 8, 2012
Island Vittles / Flickr

  It may not be ‘soup’ weather but we’re not letting that stop us from exploring this tasty comfort food. This month's Charlotte Talks’ food show dove in with a full hour on soup – from understanding the process behind the most basic stocks and broths to more complex flavors and combinations.

Recipes for Shrimp Bisque with rice and 5 spice Butternut Squash Soup

Recipes from Jennifer Gallagher, Assistant Professor at Johnson & Wales University Charlotte.

Shrimp Bisque with rice
Yield 2 quarts

When you hear the words “heritage” and “heirloom” what comes to mind? For Chef Steve Pope, it’s chickens.

Pope will be visiting Charlotte’s 7th Street Public Market this Sunday, March 11 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, for a special tasting, lecture and demonstration event.

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