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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!