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Crowing for Rooster’s

Crowing for Rooster’s

by Charles Jenkin Chef Jim Noble simply had to name it Rooster’s. After all, the wall in the main dining room is covered with stuffed roosters… with a couple of… Read more »

Culinary Corner for June 15

Culinary Corner for June 15

by Charles Jenkin Spotlight on talent: Toscana is one of Charlotte’s Top Ten Restaurants rated by Zagat in 2011. Located in Specialty Shops on the Par, this is a south… Read more »

Hyped-up about Mellow

Hyped-up about Mellow

by Charles Jenkin “Close your eyes now; look inside now; let the sound take you away.” It is so exciting to see a vibrant, busy and profitable restaurant in a… Read more »

Culinary Corner for May 18

Culinary Corner for May 18

by Charles Jenkin A ‘Toast’ to taking responsibility: March 25 is a date owners and managers of this popular breakfast place will forever remember as the day guests became sick… Read more »

Fired-up about Firebirds

Fired-up about Firebirds

by Charles Jenkin We all desire to go to a restaurant that is busy, right? We feel a great sense of validation and confirmation when we go out to dine… Read more »

Culinary Corner for April 20

Culinary Corner for April 20

by Charles Jenkin   Spotlight on Talent Salsarita’s surges ahead: Multi-unit restaurants don’t grow exponentially on their own, like kudzu. Founded in 2000 right here in Charlotte, Salsarita’s was acquired… Read more »

Be grateful for Blackthorne

Be grateful for Blackthorne

by Charles Jenkin It’s not easy these days to open a new restaurant in south Charlotte. A new, successful eatery offering unique dishes along with a different and pleasing atmosphere…. Read more »

Culinary Corner for March 16

Culinary Corner for March 16

By Charles Jenkin Culinary Awards Best of the best: One of my favorite uptown restaurants is Savannah Red. It seats 28 guests and the chef creates gourmet delights that will… Read more »

Ya Gotta Love Yama

Ya Gotta Love Yama

Culinary Corner by Charles Jenkin Yama means ‘mountain’ in Japanese. In this case, it means a mountain of excellent Asian cuisine. And you don’t have to climb Mount Fuji to… Read more »

Terrace Café catches on in Ballantyne

Terrace Café catches on in Ballantyne

by Charles Jenkin Success begets success. Execute enough aspects of your culinary business very well, and very consistently, and you will succeed. There is no such thing as perfection when… Read more »