#QueenCityWknd Top Videos of 2017

2017 is almost gone! And here at #QueenCityWknd, we're reflecting on our first eight months! We've done a lot in a short amount of time and want to highlight some of our top videos of the year. A big theme? Food and drinks. So here's the top 10 videos from this year - chosen by you all!

10. Making the Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookie is Actually Pretty Simple

We’re all about making cookies, so it’s no surprise we start the list with the perfect chocolate chip cookie. Check out the recipe from the pastry chef at 300 East!

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9. Banner Elk is the Culinary Hot Spot You Should Visit This Weekend

We ventured to the High Country to check out this small town in the mountains! While Banner Elk may be known as the best place to see the leaves change, the town also has a blossoming food scene – from mom and pop places to fine dining.

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8. Amélie’s French Bakery Opens New Park Road Location

We loved getting a first look at this Charlotte staple’s newest location. A larger outside patio and plenty of seating made this Amélie’s a unique addition!

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7. Meet North Carolina’s Biggest ‘Pop’ Star

You see their carts everywhere, so we set to find out about the guy making all those King of Pop pops! Turns out, he’s pretty cool.

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6. Is Hop, Drop and Roll the Best IPA in the World?

Hop, Drop and Roll is many Charlotteans go-to drink when out, so we had to ask – is it the best IPA in the world? After all, it did win the World Beer Cup.

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5. These Tips Will Make Your Home Brewed Coffee Taste Better

We got to hang out with the people of CupLux after it opened off Freedom Drive! They were courteous enough to share some home brew tips for when you may not have time to swing by and grab some of their delicious coffee.

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4. How to Get Crispier Fried Chicken

Price’s Chicken Coop is a Charlotte staple. And while we didn’t figure out the exact recipe for their infamous breading, we did learn how they get their chicken so crispy!

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3. Glass Bottles? NoDa Brewing Says No Can Do

You’re probably not surprised NoDa Brewing makes a second appearance on this list. This time, we learned about why NoDa Brewing was one of the first breweries in Charlotte to use cans instead of glass.

HINT: It’s because it makes the beer taste better.

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2. Boulevard 1820 Puts the ‘Queen’ Back in Queen City

This unique new restaurant in South End is all about food, fun and drag queens! The folks at Boulevard 1820 were more than happy to show us what makes them one of Charlotte’s most fun hangouts!

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1. Why Is Rolled Ice Cream Tastier Than Normal Ice Cream?

It’s no wonder this was our most popular video – what’s not to love about rolled ice cream? Our friends at Jolly Rolls were so much fun to film with and we learned a lot about the science behind ice cream rolling!

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