Coffee shop/art gallery FABO has a "Stalking Jon Stewart" campaign going, trying to convince "The Daily Show" star to stop in during the Democratic National Convention for a cup of coffee -- or maybe broadcast from her place? Recent victory: Owner Amy Aussieker got to meet "Daily Show" reporter John Oliver, in town on an unrelated (but comedy) gig. She presented him with a gift basket; he pronounced it the "most pleasant stalking I think there's ever been." Could Amy be on the road to victory? Watch the effort at www.facebook.com/StalkingStewart. (The clip of Oliver with Aussieker on WCNC is on that page.) FABO is at 2820 Selwyn Ave.; 704-900-2430.
Tapas to tacos, foie gras to fries, Helen Schwab has written about food in and around Charlotte for more than 20 years. Her related experience includes traveling (pizza in Naples to pizza in New York), waitressing (she understands about tipping from both sides), journalism (a B.S. from Northwestern University), and cooking at home, the less said about which the better.