Food & Wine editor talks Charlotte’s inclusion on list of ‘up-and-coming big cities for food lovers’

We know that there are a ton of great restaurants, talented chefs and amazing food all around the Queen City.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (QC Life) - We know that there are a ton of great restaurants, talented chefs and amazing food all around the Queen City.

We tell you about these places all the time on QC Morning and QC@3, but it’s not just us; people across the country are noticing.

In fact, Food & Wine has named Charlotte one of the seven most exciting up-and-coming big cities for food lovers. Here’s how the top seven list shaped up:

  • Boise, Idaho
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Omaha, Nebraska
  • Tucson, Arizona

You know we had to find out more about this list, so we’re turning to the source. Hunter Lewis is the editor-in-chief at Food & Wine Magazine.

We talked to him about the criteria that went into making the list, why Charlotte was chosen and a few notable restaurants and chefs in the QC.

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