Bruegger’s celebrates its 30th anniversary Feb. 7; go onto its Facebook page and you can get a coupon for a free bagel and cream cheese of your choice in stores that day. (You can also vote there on which classic flavor you'd like to make a reappearance in stores.)
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.