Cook Like a Pro: Terrace’s Ralph Meranto Shows You How to Make Apple Pork Tenderloin

Perhaps you love trying new dishes or maybe you could get to know your way around the kitchen a little better. Whether you love trying out new recipes or need a little help in the kitchen, it’s always good to have at least one signature dish for when friends and family come over. What better way to perfect that signature dish than to enlist a local chef to help? MerantoRalph Meranto, director of operations and executive chef at Stewart Penick’s Terrace (formally Terrace Café) has more than 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry and has been with the restaurant since

By |September 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Experience: Girls Night Out with Limo Charlotte

Sometimes you just need to gather the girls and go! With all of the daily stresses of life, there's nothing that puts a pep in your step like being able to spend time with your squad at your usual favorite spots in Charlotte. With all of the excitement and high quality choices for dining and drinking in this area, it's safe to say you're in the perfect destination for organizing this type of get together. Usually, the biggest challenge is actually getting the group together on a day where there are no other commitments or plans!  Transportation is something that

By |September 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Experience: University City

University City is about 20 minutes from uptown and has 160,000 residents. It’s not only a great area of town to live in, but to visit, too. In April, University City Partners hosted the first-time event University City Wine Fest that featured more than 100 wines from over 25 wineries. Attendees were able to sample wine as they strolled along the boardwalk, listening to live music and interactive entertainment. The event benefited literacy programs for the University City Regional Library. This event made me wonder what other events this neighborhood had to offer. I spoke with Darlene Heater, Executive Director of University City Partners, to get the scoop. Heater has

By |August 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Summer Wine Picks From a Pro & Where to Find Them

Certified wine pro Janet Stone has worked at Vin Master wine shop in the past and conducted tastings in the retail environment along with informal wine tastings during gatherings with friends. Where her love of wine came from? Food. “I always selected wines to go with the wonderful dishes my husband was creating,” said Stone, who now works as a freelance producer and writer. “Our team effort started casually but then evolved. He eventually went to culinary school and I looked for something more than wine tastings to increase my knowledge.” It was six years ago that Stone began taking Wine & Spirit

By |July 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|