Reid’s Fine Foods is one of my favorite places in Charlotte. In full disclosure they do sell my cookies. But, honestly, Reid’s is one specialty food and wine store that you must hit. Whether you live in Myers Park and can walk there, or you are in visiting from out of town, you should put it on your list of places to visit.
I am a big believer in eating foods that are in season. Summer is all about fresh from the garden vegetables like tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, squash and berries galore. During the winter I search for warm stews, soups, and roasts with root vegetables and leafy greens. One of my go to winter soups is a little different take on the classic Chicken Noodle Soup. Instead of egg noodles, I use tortellini and I also add some sweet potato. It acts as a thickener and gives it a sweetness that my four year old son absolutely craves.