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on breakfast burritos and asiago cheese sauce

@Dawn has totally elevated Steele Creek’s (and Charlotte’s!) breakfast game. Highlights include breakfast burritos, asiago cheese sauce and a whole lotta coffee. I’ve been writing monthly for Creative Loafing Charlotte since ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Nov 02, 2016 |  Original Post

build your own bloody mary bar

As the quintessential morning cocktail, a build your own Bloody Mary bar is the perfect tailgating tool for an early kickoff. Bloody Marys and Wisconsin go hand and hand. I’m not sure why, but after living in the state for seven years, I can ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Aug 31, 2016 |  Original Post

sunday supper | meatballs from the big 15 paleo cookbook

As a self-proclaimed carbohydrate queen, I’ve told you about the trials and tribulations of attempted Paleo diets before. I love a toasted bagel with lox and cream cheese, a big slice of pizza, and have been known to demolish a whole baguette ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Aug 14, 2016 |  Original Post

the cellar at duck worth’s | get on their level

Has anyone else ever thought about the fact that you may not have a hobby? As a kid, I had all sorts of hobbies: I played sports. I danced. I loved to read. I dabbled with piano lessons. As I went to college and then transitioned into adulthood, ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jun 29, 2016 |  Original Post

crepe cellar

Crepe Cellar’s burrata is what your hopes and dreams are made of. Picture this. Your knife slices through the soft mozzarella shell to unlock a soft, creamy goodness. You spread the silky, smooth cheese on a grilled toast point. Your first ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jun 27, 2016 |  Original Post

roasted sweet potatoes with the produce box

My new kick is roasted sweet potatoes. It all started a few months ago during our regular weekly visit to the Charlotte Regional Farmer’s Market. As we wandered our way through stalls of beets, carrots, spinach, meat and eggs, a small ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jun 05, 2016 |  Original Post

growler usa

A bar with 100 different taps is definitely the most appropriate place to celebrate National Beer Day. A few weeks ago, AJ and I rang in the national holiday over flights and pints at one of Charlotte’s newest craft beer bars (pure ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: May 03, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte taste of the nation 2016

Thank you the Charlotte Taste of the Nation for providing me with a free ticket to this event. All opinions are my own. What do you get when you put 26 of Charlotte’s best restaurants and chefs under one roof, and offer guests unlimited bites ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Apr 27, 2016 |  Original Post

haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate

As I’m getting my blogging groove back (channelling Stella over here), I came up with an idea for a Saturday series of short posts (actually, I came up with the idea about a month ago and then never followed through). So on Saturdays I’m ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Mar 26, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte’s best bites | allie’s picks

Hey foodie friends. I’ve been MIA since the beginning of March (I blame sunny, 75 degree weather and writer’s block) so I thought I’d drop in and make you drool with some more of Charlotte’s Best Bites. This week, Allie ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Mar 22, 2016 |  Original Post

fonta flora brewery

Every time we escape to the mountains, we make a pit stop in Morganton on our way back to Charlotte. A stop a Fonta Flora for a flight and a growler fill has become a tradition since our first visit in June 2014. Solely based on the recommendation ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Mar 01, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte’s foodie neighborhoods

When I first moved to Charlotte for an internship in 2011, my mom and I spent my first weekend wondering aloud, “Where are all the people?” We had searched for the hot spots in Uptown (this is way back when Uptown was absolutely dead ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 23, 2016 |  Original Post

the foodie’s guide to charlotte neighborhoods

When I first moved to Charlotte for an internship in 2011, my mom and I spent my first weekend wondering aloud, “Where are all the people?” We had searched for the hot spots in Uptown (this is way back when Uptown was absolutely dead ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 23, 2016 |  Original Post

little village grill

I’m currently suffering from writer’s block. The struggle is real. I’m not sure what’s triggered my funky mood lately. Maybe it’s the weather. Maybe it’s because work has been busy and I’m drained when ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 17, 2016 |  Original Post

date night | alexander michael’s, charlotte ballet, the cellar at duckworth’s

This post is sponsored by the Charlotte Ballet. All opinions are my own. January and February (and even into early March) are my hibernation months. They’re the months that you’ll find me at home in my sweatpants on a Saturday night, ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 11, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte’s best bites | emily’s picks

Ok Charlotte, I know we’re all in a little bit of a depressed funk because the Panthers didn’t win the Super Bowl, but the good news is we have cheddar biscuits from Sunflour Baking Company so that makes us winners in our hearts and in ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 09, 2016 |  Original Post

super bowl craft beer showdown: charlotte vs. colorado

Thank you to everyone who entered my BREWPUBLIK giveaway. The winner is Jenna Wise! Jenna…I sent you an email! Last summer, we spent 8 days in Colorado. We camped in Rocky Mountain National Park, hiked, kayaked in Grand Lake, celebrated at a ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Feb 05, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte’s best bites | grace’s picks

Hi! So I inadvertently had a blog hiatus for practically the entire month of January. Which was essentially the opposite of what I wanted to do (a 2016 goal was to get on a more regular blog schedule). Woops. Well, I’m still here and even if ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Jan 25, 2016 |  Original Post

charlotte’s best bites | leandra’s picks

All I can tell you is right now, I’m so pleased I’m watching the Panthers slip and slide the Colts from my cozy couch in my pjs than getting soaked at Bank of America Stadium. This is our first year as season ticket holders, and this ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Nov 03, 2015 |  Original Post

charlotte’s best bites | chrissie’s picks again

This post is sponsored by #DesignCharlotte. Share what you love about Charlotte by using the hashtag #DesignCharlotte on Instagram and Twitter. All opinions are my own. Happy Thursday! Is it me or is this week moving by at a glacial pace? I’ve ...

Blog: Off The Eaten Path
Posted on: Oct 08, 2015 |  Original Post

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