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  • The Eater Charlotte Heat Map: Where to Eat Right Now

  • Dana Milbank’s don’t-miss guide to the 2012 Republican and Democratic national conventions

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  • The Art of Dining

  • Top 100 Dining Hot Spots in America

  • L.G.B.T in Charlotte: Obama's Unambivalent Supporters

  • If you go to Charlotte...

  • Making those conventions easier to swallow

  • What are the best restaurants in Charlotte?

  • Kobe Steak

  • 2012 Democratic Convention: Where Stars Like Ashley Judd and Thora Birch Will Eat, Stay and Play

  • Kyle Busch Foundation has partnered with the North Carolina- based Pretty In Pin

  • Democrats ready to party in Charlotte

  • Back together! Bachelorette Emily Maynard and ex-fiance Jef Holm enjoy 'friendly and flirty' dinner date

    Two months after the couple called it quits on their engagement, Emily and Jef were spotted dining at upscale 5Church restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 11, according to Us Weekly.


  • Convention Cocktail Recipes

    Sticking with the all-American spirit, Charlotte’s Carrie Geisler, the brains behind the bar at the new 5Church restaurant, riffs off a classic bourbon-and-ginger for her “Carolina Blue,” adding a shot of fresh-pressed North Carolina blueberry juice to play off the spicy ginger ale.


  • Food Culture of the South

  • Date Night Down South

    Jessica Alba and hubby Cash Warren attend the Artists Making an Impact event at 5Church in Charlotte, NC



  • The 14 Most Essential Bars in Charlotte

  • 3 Days in Charlotte for Food Lovers

  • Spiced Pumpkin Martini: The Season's Signature Cocktail

    This season, skip the pumpkin pie in favor of a scrumptious spiced pumpkin martini. Decadent enough to serve as dessert, it makes for a festive seasonal cocktail—and brings a touch of fall to happy hour.


  • Top chefs reveal supermarket secrets

    In Charlotte, chef Jamie Lynch at the new restaurant 5Church keeps himself going with what he calls “one of those flavor bombs: Sour Lovers candy.” He can only find it at Harris Teeter stores.


  • 5Church Restaurant Opening

  • All Eyes on Charlotte

  • Tampa, Charlotte Restaurants Experience Different Convention Crowds

    Uptown was able to take advantage of the crowds that Tampa never seemed to experience. 5Church in uptown opened for breakfast and extended its hours from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.


  • Jamie Lynch, Marc Jacksina will be like Kanye and Jay Z

    5Church manager and head mixologist Mark Childers says he “likes to take a newer look at older cocktails.” Describing himself as a classic traditionalist, Childers creates old-school cocktails with a modern twist.

    Once a cursed spot for businesses, the corner of Fifth and Church streets has become so hot, Hollywood actresses (Jessica Alba and Elizabeth Banks, albeit during the DNC) dine there.

    Chef Jamie Lynch, inspired by a dish he made at a French restaurant in New York, put fois gras ravioli with kabocha squash coulis on the menu at 5Church. Lynch describes this dish as “more funky American; more down home.”

    If director Tim Burton designed a restaurant, it would look something like 5Church. The new Charlotte eatery is a cross between Burton’s darkly whimsical style, a la Edward Scissorhands and Nightmare before Christmas, and home furnishings store Restoration Hardware.

    5Church is New American; our idea was basically to offer fine dining-level food in a more casual environment. Yes, you can come dressed up, but you can also wear jeans and a T-shirt.

    5Church is located at the corner of 5th and Church streets. Executive chef Jamie Lynch, most recently at Barrington’s, is manning the kitchen, serving up traditional yet technique-driven American cuisine.

    From top to bottom, 5Church is not just a restaurant, it’s an escape. If you’re walking in its vicinity, you’ll be immediately drawn in by its curb appeal. The exterior glass windows serve as the backside of the bar, appearing as a beacon to passersby.

    5Church and Baku were just named in the top 100 places to eat in the U.S. by Open Table, a popular online resource for restaurant reviews and reservations.


  • Where Stars Aligned

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    Last year during the Democratic National Convention, the restaurant cemented its status as a rising star by attracting crowds throughout the week.



  • 5Church and Hannah Neikirk's Pretzel Bar


    The MAP Management Group that brought you Uptown’s hottest restaurant and bar, 5Church is at it again. It hasn’t even been a full year since 5Church opened their doors and they are already in the process of opening a second restaurant concept called Nan and Byron’s.

    When the group behind 5Church finally opened its doors, they delivered with a complex and creative menu, modern and eclectic atmosphere, and an experience that is truly memorable.

    It was 11am on a sunny Saturday morning at 5Church restaurant in Uptown Charlotte that we sat down with the band, Matrimony to try to answer this question.

    That’s the maxim behind the launch of Charlotte’s most anticipated restaurant in quite some time, 5Church, aptly named for its location on the confluence of 5th Street and Church Street in uptown.


  • Southern stargazing: Celebrity spotting in the South

    During the DNC, newly opened restaurant 5Church served as a see-and-be-seen hot spot for celebs including Rose Byrne and Patricia Arquette; for current updates on the who’s who of diners.


  • Charlotte is a City fit for a Queen - or even a New Baby Princess

  • Recipe: Butter Toasted Bagel with Beet Gravlox & Borsin Cheese

    The executive chef at 5 Church restaurant in Uptown Charlotte shared this recipe on WBTV News Saturday Morning.

    WBTV’s Brigida Mack was outside 5Church restaurant in uptown when she spotted actresses Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks and Alexis Bledel (of “Gilmore Girls” fame) leaving a private party. Zach Braff, the actor from “Scrubs” was also with them.

    5Church is a prime example, but why exactly is it that Charlotte is faring better than the rest of the nation?


  • Jef Holm & Emily Maynard Go On Dinner Date — Back Together?

    And now they have been seen at a romantic dinner at 5Church restaurant in Emily’s hometown of Charlotte, N.C. on Dec. 11. One lucky fan spotted that pair eating and snapped a picture with each of them.


  • Businesses have mixed reactions to DNC crowds

  • Bachelorette Emily Maynard Coming Back For More

    The two apparently didn’t get enough the first or second time as they were recently spotted out together at 5Church restaurant in Charlotte, North Carolina.


  • 5Church Restaurant's '60 Second' New York Strip Steak

  • A Religious Experience

  • The Edible Elect

  • Celebrities flock to Charlotte and party

    Actress Jessica Alba and her husband, Cash Warren, were photographed inside 5Church restaurant in uptown, along with “Gilmore Girls” actress Alexis Bledel.


  • Uptown Charlotte: The Queen City's sparkling hub mixes decadence and down-home flavor

  • BOB (Best of the Best) Awards 2015

  • The Design Dream Team


    Chances are, if you’ve dined at Charlotte’s top restaurants during the last decade you’ve indulged in at least a few of the fruits of Jamie Lynch’s labor.


  • Emily and Jef Reunite!

  • Nan and Byron’s hires chef Marc Jacksina

    Nan and Byron’s has named Marc Jacksina as the chef de cuisine for the restaurant, which is slated to open this summer in Charlotte’s South End.

    Jacksina will join Executive Chef Jamie Lynch at the South Boulevard venue. It will operate in the 3,000-square-foot space on South Boulevard that formerly housed Vinnie’s Raw Bar.

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    The maneuvering is well under way. At 5Church, a recent center city addition, co-owner Patrick Whalen started beefing up some food and liquor orders over the past couple of weeks in anticipation of increased business during the convention.