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RECIPE: Chef Drew Ward's Pasta Carbonara

As executive chef at Brewers at 4001 Yancey and corporate executive chef of Artisinal Brewing Ventures, Drew Ward writes menus for nine taprooms including Southern Tier, Victory, and Bold Rock. At home, his sons Jared, 12, and Ryan, 10, request…

RECIPE: Chef Drew Ward's Pasta Carbonara

As executive chef at Brewers at 4001 Yancey and corporate executive chef of Artisinal Brewing Ventures, Drew Ward writes menus for nine taprooms including Southern Tier, Victory, and Bold Rock. At home, his sons Jared, 12, and Ryan, 10, request…

4 Dream Destinations for Dads

Gather a group of fathers, invite grandpa, or grab the kids for a daytrip or weekend getaway. Bad music, tall tales, and dad jokes are encouraged. Here are four destinations for dads, all within driving distance of Charlotte:   Banner…

ROOM WE LOVE: A Laundry Factory

As founder and principal of Greentree Homes, Emily Bramwell oversees the design and construction of custom homes across Charlotte. As a mom of three young children, she does laundry around the clock. When she and her husband bought a 1929…

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Charlotteans

The Sporting Gent Find men’s apparel and accessories, home goods, and outdoor gear like hunting garb and fly fishing equipment. Even less-sporty dads will enjoy the luggage, bar accessories, and leather goods. Visit the store or shop online. 2848 Selwyn…

In Step with… Kevin Cassidy

Former Hollywood stuntman Kevin Cassidy and his wife Megan opened Ninja Nation in Huntersville on May 22. The 12,000-square foot facility has a state-of-the-art obstacle course arena designed for “sports-tainment.” Ninja Nation hosts classes, open gym sessions, birthday parties, field…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Hawkers

Each month, our 7-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of the…

In Step With...Aarthi of Magpies

We sat down with Aarthi of the mother-daughter duo behind Magpies to learn more about their pop-up bakery.   You may know Aarthi and Addy from: Magpies, their bakery that pops up around town at farmer’s markets. The name is…

RECIPE: Kevin Flack’s Weekend Breakfast

As director of operations at YAFO Kitchen, Kevin Flack is surrounded with Middle Eastern street food every day. At home, the father of four is in charge of the weekend routine, which includes “pancake day.” Wife Allison works as an…

ROOM WE LOVE: Above and Beyond

John Soprano, owner of Sopranos Building and Restoration, has done custom carpentry in and around the Fort Mill area for more than 20 years. From master closets to staircases to pool house gazebos, there’s almost nothing he can’t do. When…

Parent to Know: Jenna Enoch

Jenna Enoch’s mornings typically begin at 2 a.m., when she heads to her post at Spectrum News to report the day’s headlines from 5 to 9 a.m. After her workday wraps at noon, she goes home for her “second shift”…

When Mother’s Day is a Hard Day

We can all agree that motherhood is hard work and moms are more than deserving of a day that celebrates them and all they do. But for some people, Mother's Day can be difficult. "There is an assumption that it's…

Mother's Day Gift Roundup for Charlotte Families

Saturday CLT Scavenger Hunt. Multiple locations. Go on a Mother’s Day-themed scavenger hunt and collect fun gifts from local businesses for Mom. The two-day event is May 7-8 and includes four hunt locations each day. Mother's Day-themed clues will be…

Editor's Note (May 2021): 'Mom Strong'

Earlier this year The New York Times published an article called The Primal Scream: America’s Mothers Are In Crisis. If you didn’t read it, there’s a good chance you heard about it from a mom who did. My senior editor…

MOM WE LOVE: Shannon Spake

Between hosting NASCAR race coverage for Fox Sports, anchoring the daily NASCAR show RACE HUB for FSI, and interviewing NFL players for FOX on Sunday afternoons, Shannon Spake knows how to juggle. She and her husband Jerry McSorley are parents…

The Pint-Sized Foodie: Silverlake Ramen

Each month, our 7-year-old resident foodie visits a different Charlotte-area restaurant that’s kid-friendly—but not a kid-topia. He orders something he’s never tried before and reports back with his recommendations for kids and their parents. Here is his review of Silverlake…

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