Food & Drink

Food & Drink

What’s fried, crispy and good on a salad?

I have been playing around with variations on seasoned, crispy chickpeas as a snack. Keen to avoid deep-frying them, I tried baking them several ways, at different temperatures for long and longer stretches of time. But it was ultimately a 10-minute sizzle in a skillet with olive oil that won me over as the preferred method.

Local Arts

A new space for coffee: In an art gallery?

A meshing of coffee and Latin American art will be coming to Charlotte this fall: Basal Coffee is scheduled to open within the art gallery Latin American Contemporary Art (LaCa) Projects, in the FreeMore West neighborhood near uptown.

Food & Drink

A deviled egg sampler? You're welcome.

Obviously, Aristotle hadn't snacked on deviled eggs when he proclaimed the whole as greater than the sum of its parts. Egg-white vessels, endless variations on yolk-based fillings and garnishes as simple or fussy as the occasion requires each bring their own charms to the party.

Videos

Cheeseburger all the way at Brooks' Sandwich House

Scott Brooks makes a cheeseburger, all the way, at Brooks Sandwich House on N. Brevard St. in NoDa. Brooks says the chili, made with a secret family recipe, is one ingredient which makes the sandwiches at Brooks Sandwich Shop special. Kevin Alexander's "The 100 Best Burgers in America" project for Thrillist recently ranked this burger as the 8th best in the country.
Diedra Laird The Charlotte Observer
Cheeseburger all the way at Brooks' Sandwich House 1:54

Cheeseburger all the way at Brooks' Sandwich House

Take a peek at Teriyaki Madness at the Metropolitan 0:35

Take a peek at Teriyaki Madness at the Metropolitan

International Biscuit Festival 1:04

International Biscuit Festival

Charlotte craft beer brewer: So much has changed, so fast 1:27

Charlotte craft beer brewer: So much has changed, so fast