Charlotte Relocation Guide

VOL2 ISS1 2018

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THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — CHARLOTTE | VOLUME 2 — ISSUE 1 16 CHARLOTTE/MECKLENBURG Charlotte's vibrant arts and culture scene offers a diversity of experiences. Tapping local, national and international acts, the Queen City touts Community Theater and Broadway smash hits, intimate jazz performances and chart-topping vocalists. Art is everywhere from murals created by local artists adorning buildings in the city to renowned art exhibitions, and more. Whatever your interests— live music, visual or performing arts, architecture, or public art, the city's creative class combined with accessible, intriguing art ventures throughout the city's neighborhoods make it possible to discover art on every corner. Some must sees' are: Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, Ovens Auditorium, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Charlotte Ballet, Charlotte Jazz Festival and NoDa Historic Arts District. The Charlotte region's culinary cred is growing as new restaurants open at warp speed. The city's culinary scene has exploded with notable additions, including Zeppelin, The Suffolk Punch and others. The Queen City encourages young, inventive chefs. Many are graduates of culinary programs at Johnson & Wales University -Charlotte, Central Piedmont Community College and the Art Institute of Charlotte, as well as well-established restaurateurs, James Beard Award nominees, brewers, distillers, mixologists and international tastemakers. The region's diverse population (Charlotte is currently one of the most diverse cities in the United States) has options that reflect the amazing amount of choices here including a public food market; craft breweries; and cocktail lounges, bars, diners and dives, where foodies can sip and nosh their way through the Queen City and Mecklenburg County. A variety of wine bars in neighborhoods, hotels, restaurants or downtown make it easy to indulge in an adult beverage. Some are conspicuous, others, not so much. Gravitate to Dilworth Tasting Room for a garden- vibe or a casual nook (Bulldog Beer & Wine). No matter your preference you can find a style that fits. Surrounding towns have celebrated chefs like locals Joe and Katy Kindred at their destination restaurant, Kindred and the new Hello, Sailor in Davidson. Food Network's Guy Fieri is enamored with Charlotte eateries, many of which have appeared on his Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show. Restaurants to put on your "gotta try" list are: Kindred, Haberdish, Hello, Sailor, Price's Chicken Coop, The Asbury, The Punch Room and Dot Dot Dot. Diversity is the name of the food game in the Queen City. The progressive's city celebrates African-American chefs and restaurant owners who are culinary leaders in the Charlotte region's innovative food culture. In the past year, Soul Food Sessions (pop-up dinners), Charlotte Black Restaurant Week (October 15-21) and Black Food-Truck @sharecharloe @shareclt Mean People Don't SHARE

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