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Local Bottle Shop Brings New Flavor to Downtown Concord

With 20 rotating taps and over 100 different varieties of beer, wine, ciders, seltzers, and more, you’ll have a hard time choosing just one at Local Bottle Shop.

Rocky River Coffee Co.

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.
Birritaco tacos and margarita flight

Tradition Meets Modern Mexican Cuisine at Birritaco

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, Marie, Birritaco is a family-run restaurant that offers a unique blend of traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern twist.
Life's Gouda With Bacon Burger from The Eatery

The Eatery Wins 2024 Cabarrus Burger Madness

The Eatery at Southern Strain Brewing Company’s Life’s Gouda With Bacon Burger Wins Cabarrus Burger Madness 2024!
Freedom Acres Farm

Nourishing Roots: Exploring Local CSA Programs and Farm Events

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs have emerged as a popular way for individuals and families to connect with local farms, enjoy fresh seasonal produce, and support sustainable agricultural practices.
Eat Cakes storefront and owners

Eat Cakes Bakery: A Rise from Hobby to Downtown Darling

Get all of your Easter treats from Eat Cakes, a local bakery in Downtown Kannapolis. Donna Taylor’s journey from hobby cake maker to successful bakery owner of Eat Cakes Bakery in Downtown Kannapolis wasn’t easy. She has overcome challenges including pandemic disruptions, malfunctioning ovens, and uncertain beginnings with determination and community support.

Cabarrus County’s Burger Madness 2024: A Month-Long Culinary Adventure!

For the fourth consecutive year, Cabarrus Burger Madness is back during the month of March. Diners are invited to indulge in limited-time burgers at participating restaurants and cast a vote for their favorite. The 2024 contest takes place from March 1-31 and the winner will be crowned on April 3.

Popping Success: A Flavorful Journey

Tastebuds is rebranding to Popstarz Popcorn marking a new era of expansion and philanthropy. Derrick and Tavia Jackson are the dynamic duo behind the popcorn sensation that’s making Concord a little sweeter.

Frozen Kups: Where Desserts, Family Time, and Community Spirit Blend Perfectly

When you step inside Frozen Kups in Harrisburg, you’ll be greeted by a welcoming smile and an extensive menu of delectable desserts. Owned by Jay and Neekeesha Griffin, this premium self-service frozen yogurt and dessert destination opened its doors in June 2018 with a simple mission – to bring back family time.
Social district map

Social District Coming to Downtown Concord

As the final touches are being made to the Streetscape project, Downtown Concord is gearing up for another exciting development! On Aug 1st, a brand-new Social District will be introduced, adding to the city’s dynamic atmosphere.
National Drink Wine Day

Sip and Celebrate National Drink Wine Day

Every year on February 18th, wine lovers across the country raise a glass to celebrate National Drink Wine Day. Cabarrus County offers a diverse array of wine experiences that cater to all tastes and preferences.
Cellar Door Wine Shop

Cellar Door Wine Shop: Unlocking Concord’s Wine Experience

The newest addition to Cabarrus County’s wine scene, the Cellar Door Wine Shop is now OPEN! “Located in the heart of downtown Concord, at the corner of Union and Cabarrus, Cellar Door Wine Shop is your destination for high-quality wines, wine experiences, and friendly guidance.”

CW Readers Recommend Their Favorite Cabarrus County Pizzerias

Pizza is a universal comfort food, loved by people of all ages and backgrounds, and Cabarrus County is a pizza lover’s paradise! Whether you’re craving a classic New York slice, a gourmet creation, or a traditional Italian pie, we have it all.
Extended Loyalty Card Promotion

Extended Loyalty Card Promotion at Gibson Mill Market

💌💳 Gibson Mill Market is spreading the LOVE by extending their Loyalty Card promotion throughout February!

Indulge in Magical Milkshakes at The Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar

The newly opened Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar in Concord is already creating a buzz with its over-the-top offerings.

From Garage Prototype to Full-Flavored Venture

With a full slate of events including a Meat and Beer Pairing Experience to a new podcast, Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company is worth the visit.

🍷🎉 Wine Room Toasts Two Decades of Success

As one of the first businesses to open in Concord’s Afton Village, The Wine Room has thrived for the past 20 years, offering quality wine, craft beer, and a handcrafted bistro menu.

🇮🇹🎉 Italian Market and Deli Celebrates Its 1-Year Anniversary

Tutti’s Italian Market and Deli is a family-run establishment that brings the flavors and traditions of Italy to the heart of Concord.

🦃 🥧 Friendsgiving Feast at Table 11

Spending Thanksgiving Day with family, but want to celebrate with friends too? Family out of town, but you still want to enjoy those Thanksgiving dishes? 🤗🍂 Grab your loved ones and head to Table 11 in Downtown Concord and savor the flavors of the season.
73 & Main announces new menu

🎉🦞 73 & Main Announces New Menu Items

73 & Main has announced they have simplified their menu and added some fresh, new seafood options due to popular demand.

🦃🥧🍠 Order Your Premade Thanksgiving Dinner Early!

Let Leo’s Gourmet Market take care of your Thanksgiving cooking this year so you can spend more time with family!

😋🐔 New Fast-Casual Chicken Franchise Opens in Concord

Slim Chickens brings a taste of the South and a warm welcome to Cabarrus County, served with a side of Southern hospitality.

🍺🍷🗺️ Craft Beverage Trail Launches in Cabarrus County

Explore and Pour is a free, incentivized mobile passport program for breweries, wineries, a cidery, distillery, and more.

🍰📦🇺🇸 Harrisburg Bakery Now Ships Nationwide

National Dessert Day is the perfect occasion to indulge your sweet tooth, and what better way to commemorate this delightful occasion than by introducing you to Sunflour Baking Company, a local bakery in Harrisburg. With its commitment to crafting delectable pastries, bread, and more from scratch, Sunflour Baking Company is the ultimate destination for dessert lovers.

🇲🇽🥑😋 Casa Durham 1936 Offers Authentic Mexican Delights

Casa Durham 1936, a family-owned restaurant, brings a Latin fusion-themed breakfast and lunch establishment to downtown Kannapolis. It boasts a unique menu that has garnered praise from patrons for its delicious food, excellent service, and charming location. See inside with this delicious social media video!

☕ 20+ Coffeehouses in CabCo to Visit This Season

Coffee lovers rejoice! Temperatures are starting to lower outside which means beverage temps are on the rise! Now is the perfect time to explore the coffeehouses Cabarrus County offers to find your new favorite beverage for the season.

🍻🥨🍂 CBC Offers Authentic Oktoberfest Experience

Cabarrus Brewing Company celebrates Oktoberfest with a jam-packed lineup of beer, food, and entertainment that you won’t want to miss.

🍺 Cheers to Four Years of Hops Success

Southern Strain Brewing Company’s flagship Concord location is turning four and they’re throwing a two-day party that you won’t want to miss.

🌎🥪 Global Flavors Await at International Sandwich Shop

For almost two years, Lil Papi’s International Deli in Concord has been offering a sandwich experience that takes your taste buds on a world tour. From Puerto Rican and Dominican delights to Greek, Peruvian, and Argentinean specialties, Lil Papi’s menu showcases a vast array of international sandwiches. Doubling in size and adding an impressive 25 menu items since opening in Sept 2021, Lil Papi’s continually evolves to keep its offerings fresh and exciting. This distinctive deli is now gearing up to commemorate its second anniversary!

🥃🍸🍺🍷 Sip, Savor, and Connect at The Market Bar

The Market Bar is part of the new Gibson Mill Market, a locally sourced food hall located in the historic Gibson Mill. With years of experience in brewing and serving beer, Cabarrus Brewing Company saw The Market Bar as a chance to broaden its horizons and offer more to the community.

🍷 🎉 Winery Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Cabo Winery has a full lineup of festivities planned for its 8th-anniversary celebration on August 19th! This charming winery, located in Downtown Concord, has been offering a comfortable environment that removes the intimidation from wine selection for almost a decade.

🍯 Buzzworthy Beer Release Is Back at High Branch!

The air is filled with the sweet aroma of honey at High Branch Brewing Co as they prepare for the annual Honey Drip Hazy IPA Release Party! Beer enthusiasts and honey connoisseurs are in for a treat Saturday, August 12th between noon and 10pm with a day filled with honey-infused fun, live entertainment, yummy food, and even a chance to win a guitar!

🏁🍺 Revving Up at a NASCAR Fan’s Paradise!

Former NASCAR driver Michael Waltrip has expanded his beer and lifestyle brand with the opening of the Michael Waltrip Taproom in Concord. The original brewery which opened in Bristol, Virginia in 2020, has quickly gained popularity for its wide range of beers. The Taproom opened its doors in May 2023, just minutes away from the iconic Charlotte Motor Speedway.

🍽️ 🍺 New Menu Complements CBC’s Craft Beers

Cabarrus Brewing Company has introduced an exciting new menu that pairs perfectly with many of its craft beers. Head Chef Octavia collaborated with Head Brewer Garry to create the new menu which features a combination of new items and beloved favorites. In fact, almost every meal on the menu has a suggested beer listed next to it. You can have a different combination of food and refreshment every time you visit!

🍕 A Taste of Italy, A Feel of Home

If you’re a lover of Italian cuisine, Nonna’s Pizza and Italian Restaurant in Concord is a must-visit for you. This family-owned and operated business has been serving authentic and delicious Italian food to its customers since 2015. At Nonna’s, every dish is made fresh to order, showcasing the finest ingredients and the expertise that comes from years of experience.

🍨 🥄 The Bakery at Mount Pleasant Adds a Cool Twist

The Bakery at Mount Pleasant has announced the newest addition to its menu: Blue Bell ice cream. Karen, the mastermind behind the bakery, is buzzing with enthusiasm, already brainstorming creative ways to combine her delectable pastries with the indulgence of ice cream. Imagine two freshly baked chocolate chip cookies embracing a scoop of creamy ice cream in the middle—a combination that is destined to be nothing short of incredible!

👨‍🍳 Culinary Passion Meets Community Spirit

Chef Bob VanAtta of Table 11 is providing memorable cooking and dining experiences in Cabarrus County. Chef Bob as he is affectionately known, has a deep passion for cooking and community. Recognizing the need for more dining options in downtown Concord, he seized the opportunity to provide locals and visitors alike with a memorable dining experience.