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…

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 20 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…

CLT Pizza Week

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend a Food Bloggers preview to kickoff CLT Pizza Week at the city’s newest venue, 8.2.0. If you know me and my love for good pizza, this event is a dream come true! CLT Pizza Week is all about providing you with discounted specialty slices, personal pizzas and…

Coconut Curry Shrimp

One Pot Coconut Curry Shrimp Author: Plating Pixels Recipe type: Stir-Fry Prep time:  10 mins Cook time:  15 mins Total time:  25 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients 2 tablespoons coconut oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 3 large garlic cloves, minced 2 pounds shrimp, defrosted (peeled and deveined) 2 tablespoons curry powder 1 large red bell pepper, diced 1…