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The Charlotte Ledger Podcast
Reviewing Charlotte's growing food scene, with Kristen Wile of Unpretentious Palate

Reviewing Charlotte's growing food scene, with Kristen Wile of Unpretentious Palate

Unpretentious Palate founder Kristen Wile discusses Charlotte's changing food scene, how she approaches restaurant reviews and gives a few restaurant recs

Kristen Wile is the founder of Unpretentious Palate, a subscription-based publication that covers Charlotte's dining and drinking scene. Its slogan is: “Celebrate the good and be honest about everything else.”

Unpretentious Palate focuses on in-depth coverage, including executive chef changes, restaurant openings/closings and detailed restaurant reviews.

In this episode of The Charlotte Ledger Podcast, Wile talks with Ledger editor Tony Mecia about:

  • The evolution of Charlotte's dining scene.

  • The challenges faced by independent restaurants.

  • Why restaurant reviews are important in an era of social media hot takes.

  • Restaurant recommendations and underrated restaurants in Charlotte.

  • How the publication’s subscription-based business model operates.

We hope you enjoy the conversation with Kristen Wile.

The Charlotte Ledger Podcast is produced by Lindsey Banks.

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