Showing posts from: Cuisine Cuisine Simple and good Osteria LuCa serves authentic Italian food in a cozy new neighborhood spot. Cuisine Spirit forward: Taking flight Gary Crunkleton’s take on the classic Aviation cocktail. Cuisine Home + Garden People From the ground up The Belk family’s latest venture — an organic farm — is an experiment in bringing local healthy food to Charlotte while inspiring young farmers. Cuisine People Community, coffee and doughnuts Courtney Buckley turns her popular doughnut shops into a grocery business to support local vendors. Cuisine Fresh takes The Charlotte region is home to dozens of farmers and artisan markets. Here are a few local picks. Cuisine Sweet spot Twenty Degrees Chocolates brings bonbons, caramels and a touch of whimsy to its new South End shop. Cuisine Sow and grow Inspired by an acclaimed New York chef, Freshlist works with regional farmers to bring new produce to Charlotte plates. Cuisine Better together Perfect pairings from Charlotte chefs and mixologists Cuisine People Sweet relief A cancer diagnosis leads to a burgeoning side hustle for Sweet’s Syrup owner Stephanie Rickenbaker. Cuisine Cup of cheer One of Charlotte’s top mixologists offers her take on the quintessential holiday cocktail.