For Newcomers

Maybe you’re new to Charlotte. Or maybe you’ve been here for a while, but are still eager to get plugged in. Either way, The Biscuit’s got you covered. We’ll shine a light on the surging creative energy of our city. Plus, because you become a true Charlottean the moment you get your uniform dirty, we’ll connect you with our city’s nonprofits and ways for you to get involved right away. Consider this your coronation – it’s time to get crowned.



Four to Follow: Pandalorian’s Picks

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 16, 2020

Charlotte’s blessed with some truly incredible Instagram accounts. But, you can only follow so many before your thumbs fall off. Where do you start? We ask a different Queen City creative each week to recommend four choice accounts. This week, we ask… read more »




Interesting Events – Equitable Summit, Cine Casual, Magic Science & More

For Newcomers, Happenings | January 9, 2020

Another week, another fresh batch of interesting events to keep your calendars filled! Check out some of our favorite events that a sure to delight, inspire and entertain you as we approach the second half of January. A City For All Building A Charlo… read more »




Transfer Tales: Making the Move from ALT to CLT

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers | December 24, 2019

We’re always curious about how creatives found their way to Charlotte and what their experience has been like when they got here. We hope you’ll share yours with us someday. But, today, the floor belongs to Ciara Bagwell, who made the move from Atlan… read more »




An #OGclt Guide for Guests in the Queen City

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, O.G. CLT | December 24, 2019

The family is coming into town this week for the holidays and you want to show off your city, but where should you take them? “Shiny and new” is good, but you can’t go wrong with visiting some #OGclt spots — the places in Charlotte that have stood t… read more »




Interesting Events – Golden Girls, Comics, Christmas in November & More

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 21, 2019

Get those calendars ready because there is a positive correlation between how far we get into the holiday season and how many events pop up in the Queen City. Over the next week, we’ve got Golden Girl puppets, comics, Christmas markets, kickbacks, fa… read more »




Interesting Events – Pajama Walk, PLA-STIK\ and Doc Postle

CLT Creatives, For Newcomers, Happenings | November 5, 2019

Charlotte is blessed with incredible events every day. You can’t make them all, you know, unless you have unlimited funds and can bend the space/time continuum. And, if you can … there are probably better applications for that. Here are a few of ou… read more »




Interesting Events: The Oh Show, QC Zine Fest & More!

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers, Happenings | October 25, 2019

The Oh Show Live – October 26 @ The Harvest Center OHmazing! The Oh Show is back for round two! #TheOhShow is hosted by #CLTAvenger, Ohavia Phillips. She will take the stage with a stellar panel of creatives and influencers, including Majesty Acheamp… read more »




The Biscuit Podcast from 980Fest

For Newcomers, Podcasts | October 25, 2019

Charlotte Is Creative held the inaugural 980Fest at Divine Barrel Brewing in NoDa on Oct. 19, 2019 — and The Biscuit Podcast was on the scene. In today’s episode of the Biscuit podcast, Matt Olin and Tim Miner kick off the show. Then, Andy talks to… read more »




Matt attempts to record Charlotte’s official slogan

For Newcomers, Videos | October 15, 2019

The Queen City seems to have a love/hate relationship with its slogan, “Charlotte’s Got a Lot.” Because, indeed, Charlotte’s got a lot. And also, Charlotte’s got a LOT — you know, like, in its name and all. So given how much he loves his hometown, y… read more »




Transfer Tales: Varsha Mathur

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | October 10, 2019

“Transfer Tales” features letters from Charlotteans (new and old) telling their stories of how they got to the Queen City and their impressions upon moving here. This “Transfer Tale,” was sent to us by Varsha Mather.  My tale is one of love, growth a… read more »




Old Pals, New Pals & Super Secret Salons

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | September 11, 2019

Mary Taylor At the September CreativeMornings featuring John Tosco,  we heard how everything can be our muse. I agree and as I explore my new city, I am meeting fascinating creatives practically every day. I’ve met people who inspire me and challenge… read more »




Interesting Events In Which We’re Interested: August 22

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | August 23, 2019

The Queen City is a town of highly energetic and creative go-getters. That means there’s always something cool or thought-provoking to do. The difficult part is deciding WHICH events to attend. Let us lend some grey matter on that. Here are some of o… read more »




I didn’t come to Charlotte to Die. (Although I almost did.) I came to thrive.

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | June 25, 2019

I had life-saving surgery shortly after I moved to Charlotte. Total fluke. My intestines were blocked and all of my organs were shutting down. The doctor said I had less than an hour to live. I remembered thinking as I was being whisked off to surger… read more »




Quacking Back with Charlotte Squawks

Creative News, For Newcomers, Happenings | May 30, 2019

Charlotte Squawks is a summer tradition in Charlotte. And, it’s quacking back again. The annual musical parody show that views the Queen City through a satirical lens celebrated its 15th opening night last night … and it’ll keep on ruffling feather… read more »




Four to Follow: Nikki’s Picks (Nikki Eason, That is.)

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | May 29, 2019

Charlotte is home to thousands of Instagram accounts from Charlotte creatives sharing their work and their thoughts about the Queen City community. Many of them deserve more love and your attention. Where do you start? Who do you follow? No worries…. read more »




SHARE Charlotte: 9 Unique Ways for Teens to Give Their Time

CLT Nonprofits, For Newcomers, How To/Resources | April 10, 2019

At The Biscuit, we get excited about handing the reins over to tomorrow’s emerging leaders. Leadership is leadership. Inviting teens and young adults into creative public service is our jam. And, when we saw this article by chief storyteller, Nicole… read more »




Four to Follow: CLT Instagram Accounts We Heart

CLT Creatives, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | April 10, 2019

We’re always talent scouting for emerging Instagram accounts that look at The Queen City (and the world) with an enthralling perspective. Here are four of our faves. They may not have a bajillion followers, but they absolutely should. @QC_Javi Why do… read more »




Stone Cold Coke on Morehead

Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | February 26, 2019

Welcome to another installment of “Uncommon Details.” When thinking about how many of us interact with the Queen City, we find truth the wise words of modern philosopher, Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once… read more »




Learn More about MoRA

CLT Nonprofits, Exploring Charlotte, For Newcomers | January 28, 2019

This neighborhood profile was submitted by Faron Franks, a Principal at the firm Shook Kelley Architects and resident of MoRA. It started with the house. A Realtor calling to say, “I think I found what you’re looking for.” Then a soggy, skeptical dri… read more »




#OHSNAP: Ohavia’s Selfie Spot Picks

CLT Avengers, Editorials, For Newcomers | January 14, 2019

If you haven’t tuned in to our friend Ohavia Phillips’ YouTube Channel, The Oh Show, we have a treat for you. Ohavia shot a special installment of her new segment, #OHSNAP, just for us. Folks are always hunting for that perfect spot to snap a selfie…. read more »