Global Restaurant's Chef Bernard grew up along the sun-soaked shores of the southern French village of Nice, where his grandfather was a pastry chef and his father owned a fish shop. This rich familial and Francophilic culinary heritage inspired him to take chef apprenticeships in Paris, the United Kingdom, Russia, and upon globe-roving cruise ships. His travels infused an eclectic edge into his cooking, which still incorporates traditional meals, fusion concepts,
and a French spirit. His journeys also yielded him more than recipes — during one of his cruises, he met his wife, Shannon, whose experience with the front end of the food-and-beverage industry led the pair to open their own restaurant in Charlotte.
Inside the duo's creation, Global Restaurant, electric blues and oranges brighten the space, and crisp tablecloths lay a canvas for dishes with inventive flavors and artistic presentations. Chef Bernard's specialties include cauliflower-goat-cheese sauce, boldly splashed across a seared sea bass, and date chutney and caramelized apples that dance across an all-natural duck.
The menu, which is in many ways a travelogue of Bernard and Shannon's journeys, has snagged the attention of the Charlotte Observer and of WCNC's Charlotte Today, which invited Bernard on air for a live cooking demo, where he seared some of his famous diver scallops atop the weatherman's greenscreen.
The Hershey Theatre, conceived in 1933 by noted philanthropist and chocolatier Milton S. Hershey, stands as an opulent tribute to the performing arts. Taking architectural cues from Saint Mark’s Basilica in Venice, the foyer’s towering arches gleam with golden paint and crystal chandeliers. The blue-and-gold mosaic that leads to the main seating area is the masterwork of two German artists who spent two years on its construction. Once inside the theater, audiences might think they’ve stepped onto the streets of Venice thanks to the atmospheric ceiling, stonework facades, and gondoliers paddling them to their seats.
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Music has permeated the 800 manicured acres where the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has stood since 1969, when farmer Max Yasgur agreed to let love, peace, and harmony grow wild at the very first Woodstock festival. These days, the renowned outdoor venue and cultural center continues to attract the biggest acts in music to its pavilion stage. The open-air design ensures ample ventilation on the natural sloping lawn, and a roof protects up to 15,000 fans from inclement weather and the prying eyes of Cessna pilots.
If you haven't eaten at Tate Street, it's the perfect time to visit the well-known restaurant. It's a popular restaurant for visitors interested in excellent food.
If you're in the mood for tunes, it's one of the better places for live music.
For those watching what they eat, the menu does feature healthy items and it's been tabbed as a nice option for both large groups and families with children. WiFi is available if you want to get some work done, and in addition to its convenient take-out offerings, the restaurant even provides catering for events around town.
Located right in the heart of town, Tate Street definitely stands out from the rest. Visitors to the restaurant have the ability to park nearby on the street. Should you prefer to pedal over there, bicycle parking's also provided.
Enjoy a night of theater in Winston Salem. Millennium Center has the wit and drama for you in their current season.
With a sizzling plate of terrific food, this theater boasts among the best eats this side of the city.
At this theater, kids of all ages are welcome.
Millennium Center offers patio seating in the warmer months.
If you're ready for a show, Millennium Center often books live musical groups or a DJ.
The theater features live music and a dance floor, so you can kick up your heels and step to the rhythm.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
Prepare to face the crowds if you visit on the weekend — Friday and Saturday are Millennium Center's busiest days.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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html_text: One of the few original theaters in Durham to remain in operation, The Carolina Theatre has endured more than 85 years of history in its quest to entertain. The venue's main room, Fletcher Hall, rose in popularity during World War II, when soldiers from Camp Butner arrived by bus to watch films on its colossal screen. In the last three decades, ongoing renovations have restored the venue to its original glory while propelling it into contemporary times with the addition of modern accoutrements, including two upstairs movie screens, stage-level dressing rooms, and landing pads on the roof for skateboard hovercrafts.
Costumes and actors and plays, oh my! Crown Complex offers engaging theater for you and everyone you know in Fayetteville.
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Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.