We’re big devotees of good, local food, and one of our favorite places to get it here in Charlotte is Fern (on Central Ave.). It’s one of the few vegetarian and vegan restaurants in Charlotte. We heard that Chef Drew from Fern is busy prepping for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival this weekend! He’s making his signature Ramen. Zucchini noodles, shiitake mushrooms, diced tofu, shoyu broth and coconut froth–Yum! Fern is part of The Mother Earth Group that also owns Something Classic cafes, Something Classic Catering and Halcyon. But back to Fern…we’re in love with their kale chips and seasonal bruschetta. In. Love. Check them out at 1323 Central Ave. You’ll be glad you did.