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Jul 10, 2024

Beer and BBQ Are Just the Beginning at Towel City Tavern

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📍 126 West Ave, Kannapolis, NC Website | Facebook | Instagram The highly anticipated Towel City Tavern has opened its doors and is bringing a unique dining and beverage experience to Cabarrus County. Located on the ground floor of the Stadium Lofts, adjacent to the Atrium Health Ballpark, this exciting new venue is the result of a collaborative effort between Cabarrus Brewing Company (CBC) and the Kannapolis Cannon Ballers. With a focus on Southern classics, innovative craft beers, and a vibrant community atmosphere, Towel City Tavern is set …

Jun 9, 2024

10 Places to Brunch in Cabarrus County

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Gather your friends and family and make brunch the highlight of your weekend! Brunch is more than just a meal; it’s a weekend ritual, a time to unwind, relax, and indulge in delicious food and refreshing drinks. In Cabarrus County, there are a variety of eateries offering everything from traditional Southern fare to inventive Mexican dishes. Whether you’re a local looking for your new favorite brunch spot or just passing through, here are 10 places in Cabarrus County where you can enjoy a memorable brunch experience. 44 Mills Kitchen + Tap …

Jun 3, 2024

BBQ Bliss at the Ball Park

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Visit the centerfield concourse this season to try delicious sandwiches from the Smoke House. If you’re heading to a Kannapolis Cannon Ballers game this season, be sure to check out the Smoke House located on the centerfield concourse. Smoke House offerings at the ballpark are brought to you by the team from the much anticipated Towel City Tavern, opening soon in downtown Kannapolis and overlooking the ballpark. The Smoke House will also be the exclusive BBQ provider for the Tavern. So, not only are you getting a fantastic meal now, but there’s…

May 28, 2024

Cold Beer and Running Gear Fuels Local Business

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📍 Streakers Cold Beer and Running Gear, 3 Union St S suite 110, Concord, NC Facebook | Instagram Several years ago, Jeff Thomas found himself in a place many of us can relate to. Overweight and feeling constantly tired, Jeff knew he needed a change. Encouraged by a neighbor, he decided to give running a try. It wasn’t easy—initially, he couldn’t run more than 100 feet without stopping. But Jeff was determined. Starting small, he began running short distances and gradually increased his stamina. He also adopted healthier eating habits, quit…

May 8, 2024

Local Bottle Shop Brings New Flavor to Downtown Concord

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📍 Local Bottle Shop, 9 Union Street N, Ste 110, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram | Untappd Owners, Dawon Millwood and Kelsey Babos fell head over heels for Concord when they moved here in 2021. They especially loved the friendly vibe of downtown and the sense of community they found here. Having traveled far and wide, they developed a deep appreciation for the diverse world of beer and wine. They even hosted tasting events in their own home, but they dreamed of sharing their passion with the wider community. When t…

May 8, 2024

Spotlight:
Rocky River Coffee Co.

Harrisburg coffee shop celebrates 20 years 🎉 with customer appreciation event. 📍 4350 Main Street, Harrisburg, NC 28075 Website | Facebook | Instagram Rocky River Coffee Co. isn’t just a coffee shop…it’s a community hub where friends gather, family’s bond, and delicious memories are made. Established in 2004 by a Harrisburg couple, the shop came into its own when Dave Damone, an entrepreneur from Virginia with a deep love for coffee, took over in 2007. He saw an opportunity to create something special—a place where people could come together and enjoy not just great coffee…

May 1, 2024

Tradition Meets Modern Mexican Cuisine at Birritaco

Contributor: Jamie Richardson An innovative menu, tequila galore, and margarita flights make this a local favorite dining spot. 📍 Birritaco, 226 Cabarrus Avenue West, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram | TikTok Tacos, tequila, and a whole lot of flavor — that’s what you can expect when you step into Birritaco, located in Concord, NC! Owned by Marco Ruiz and his mother, Maria, Birritaco is a family-run restaurant that offers a unique blend of traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist. Located at 228 Cabarrus Avenue West, Birritaco stands out with its br…

Apr 16, 2024

The Eatery Wins 2024 Cabarrus Burger Madness

Photo credit: Michael A. Anderson Photography   March in Cabarrus County means one thing for burger lovers: Cabarrus Burger Madness! This annual celebration, hosted by Explore Cabarrus, brings together local restaurants to showcase their specialty burger creations throughout the month. From March 1st to 31st, diners can sample the unique burgers and cast their votes for their favorite. Fun Fact: Burger Madness attracted diners from 5 states during its fourth year of competition, with participating restaurants selling a combined total of nearly 4,000 specialty burgers during t…