Ted’s Montana Grill

I had the chance to check out Ted’s Montana Grill, the 47th location in the U.S. just opened in South Charlotte at the new Waverly shopping center (near Providence Rd. & 485). Those who know Ted’s from another city have shared their pure excitement for Ted’s opening in the Queen City and after my meal I’ll…

Guac It Out

Happy Cinco de Mayo!! One of my favorite days of the year, because guac and margaritas are a few of my favorite things. I make this homemade guac just about every week. It is so easy, and will impress anyone! Ingredients: 2 Ripe Avocados 1 bunch of cilantro (to taste, I overload always) Cherry Tomatoes…

Best Patios in the QC

Summer is right around the corner which means priorities become finding a good patio to sip a cold beer, margarita or cold glass of white wine. Everyone knows if they go somewhere to eat with me I’m going to ask to sit outside, maybe it’s because I sit in an office building all day long…

Teaching Schedule

Hot Vinyasa –  weekly schedule: Tuesdays 6:45-7:45 pm @Charlotte Yoga (South End studio) Wednesdays 7-8 pm @Charlotte Yoga (Park Towne studio)

Broccoli Crunch Salad

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of […]

Zia Pia Imports

Yesterday I visited Zia Pia Imports in 7th Street Market and instantly fell in love! I felt like I was back in Florence, Italy in Mercato Central. They are a boutique importer of artisanal Italian foods located in the back of the uptown 7th St. Market (where Meat & Fish Co. used to be). They sell…

Sushi Bowl

Homemade Sushi Bowl with Tuna, Avocado, Mango & Cucumber This is my all-time favorite, me and my dad came up with the dish and tweaked it a few times while making it over the years! The most important aspect of this dish is to use fresh and great quality, tuna (and/or salmon). See bright red color of…

Chef Alyssa’s Cooking Class

I brought 25 Belk YoPros for a fun night of learning new recipes and freshening up on our cooking skills! Alyssa and Andrew have a wonderful program in place that is sure to set anyone up for a successful meal with a team of assistants there to help when you need it! We created dishes…

Kale Minestrone Soup

A comfort food favorite of mine, this Kale Minestrone Soup is healthy and delicious way to start warm when its cold outside. Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 sweet onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 3 celery stalks, peeled and diced 3 garlic cloves, minced One 28-ounce can diced tomatoes One 15-ounce can crushed…

Holiday Morning French Toast

One of my family’s all time favorites! A great dish to serve a big group on Christmas morning! Hope you enjoy 🙂 Ingredients: 1 C Brown Sugar 1/2 C Melted Butter 3 tsp ground Cinnamon 3 Tart Apples (granny smith) peal, core, thinly sliced 1/2 C dried Raisins, cranberries or raisins 1 loaf French Baguette Bread…

Best Charlotte Brunch

Favorite day of the week, #sundayfunday! It all starts with a great brunch and Charlotte comes to play with so many options. Here are some of my favorite places to brunch in the QC: Heist Brewery: Includes Full Buffet, a la carte item of Choice & Endless Waffles ($19) #noda Bistro La Bon: Not your…

8.2.0 The Music Factory’s Hottest New Venue

Pizzeria, Bar, Karaoke Lounge, Arcade Room, Event Room & more. Located at the Music Factory, between VBGB and The Fillmore, and owned by the same couple as VBGB, this multi-use venue is about to be Charlotte’s new hot spot. They have been open 9 weeks so far, and killing it! With some of the best…