Pure Pizza holds its grand opening 11 a.m.-9 p.m. today (May 2) at the 7th Street Public Market at 255 E. 7th St. Calling itself "Charlotte’s only Farm-2-Fork Pizzeria," the place uses "a special mix of ancient grains" (yes, that does sound like Peter Reinhart, who is listed as chef) in the dough and locally sourced toppings. There'll be live music 6-9 p.m. and beer specials, too. www.purepizzaclt.com is the website, but you'll find more info (like the photo here) on its Facebook page here.
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.