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!

Fir0002 / Wikimedia Commons

Today is National Raspberry Tart Day, which got us thinking: What exactly is the difference between a tart, which sounds kind of fancy, and a plain old pie, which does not? 

Tupelo Honey Cafe

Do you envy your friends who serve fun and fabulous cocktails? 

Now you can learn a few mixology tricks of your own. And you can help support good works in our community while you do.

Celebrate Watermelon

Jul 29, 2014

If you’re a faithful reader of WFAEats – and we really hope you are – by now you’ve learned that nearly every food has its own holiday that celebrates it.

National Watermelon Day is August 3. 

Amy Rogers

The bar where we’d made our Sunday brunch reservation wouldn’t let us in. This was New Orleans, where people go to laissez les bons temps rouler. But two in our group weren’t quite 21, so we had to find another place to let our good times roll. 

Marshall Astor / Wikimedia

Some call them potlucks or potlatches. In the Carolinas, they’re called a covered dish. The idea is the same: every attendee brings a prepared food item to share.

They’re filling events. You go in knowing you must sample every dish and will probably go back for seconds, or at least dessert. No one’s dish should go unsampled. You leave with a loosened belt buckle and happy memories. Good food, laughter, a celebration of friendship.

World Cup Cocktails

Jul 7, 2014
Thomas Dohrendorf / Wikimedia

Now that we have finally reached the semi-finals of the World Cup, the finalists will be determined this week, and we should all be prepared to plan our drinking accordingly. The countries that remain vying for soccer supremacy are Brazil, Germany, Argentina, and the Netherlands. All of these countries have their own drinking culture, and here with a few easy-to-make cocktails, we will give you a quick taste of each.

Thomas Cole / Brooklyn Museum

With summer celebrations in full swing, you may be wondering: What should I do when faced with the challenge of how to elegantly handle inelegant foods in a social setting?

Have no fear, Etta Kate is here to advise you.

Dollar And A Half Adventure

Jun 26, 2014
Kevin Gavagan

One of the great things about the World Cup season is that it gets Americans thinking about other cultures. Few of us can go and experience each of these places first hand, but a great way to do it without leaving home is through the flavors of a country or region’s cuisine.

Sugar-Free Summertime Treats

Jun 23, 2014
Jennifer Lang / WFAE

As temperatures rise, we turn to light, refreshing treats from the kitchen. With the abundance of vegetables and fruits that grow in our area, it's not hard to whip up light, cool dishes and drinks that are full of summertime flavor. Today on Charlotte Talks, a trio of guests talked about their favorite foods and beverages of the season. 

Peter Reinhart, Johnson & Wales Chef on Assignment, shares two of his summer treats. Bonus- they can be made sugar-free.

Go Nuts For Coconut

Jun 17, 2014
Hannah Joy Lehman

Circa 2008, there was a single ingredient that started making its way into just about everything: bacon. Without its magical touch, it seemed nothing would ever be the same. By god, bacon had never seen such a glorious day until it suddenly elevated every ordinary pancake, muffin, oil, chocolate bar, cocktail, or dessert into the fashionable bacon variety – who knew chocolate and bacon were long-lost lovers?!