Changing Channels

Our writer returns to the scene of his youthful side job: guiding rafts filled with neophytes through the man-made currents of the U.S. National Whitewater Center near Charlotte. But this unique center has evolved over the past decade — and so has our writer.

5 Buffet Restaurants Serving Up Sunday Supper

You get what you get and you don’t fuss a bit. That’s the golden rule at a home-cooked Sunday supper. But at a buffet, the meal is all about choice — turnip or mustard greens? Fried chicken or ham? Mac ’n’ cheese or macaroni salad? — even if you choose a little of everything. These five restaurants know that on Sunday, a full plate is a full heart.

Our Mothers’ House

For a small gathering of parishioners with no immediate ties to the Charlotte area, an after-church breaking of bread reveals the richness of a new, extended family — and the gifts that grow out of it.

A Generous Spread

At a Colonial Revival mansion in Greensboro, the organizers of Community Table host a new kind of Sunday supper — one involving 13 chefs and twists on Southern cuisine like bacon-wrapped emu and collard-green kimchi.

Setting the Table for Everyone

An heirloom dinner plate holds memories as well as food. Which is why Bob Page fills his legendary business in McLeansville with countless patterns of china and silver, serving bowls and stemware. Dish by dish, he’s bringing people together.