CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Charlotte may just be on the cusp of its breakout moment, according to Food & Wine. Unabashedly, we think the city has been the South’s best hidden gem. Charlotte’s thriving banking economy and outdoor amenities attract droves of residents—not to mention all their friends and family. Touting $6.7 billion in visitor spending in 2016, Mecklenburg County is the Carolina’s leading tourism hot spot. Our secret? A premier hotel development market with names like Kimpton and Grand Bohemian in the heart of Center City. Visitors can experience uncapped accessibility to restaurants, entertainment and a flourishing craft beer scene thanks to an ongoing light rail project. And they’ll also find an inclusive attitude that celebrates African-American chefs who are culinary leaders in Charlotte’s innovative food culture.