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 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.
🏭 🏭 🏭 🏭 😋 Mouthwatering Southern Cuisine Pays Homage to the Past
44 Mills Kitchen & Tap, a modern Southern cuisine restaurant in Concord, pays homage to the 44 textile mills that operated in Cabarrus County from 1829 to 2001 while showcasing the best of Southern cooking, cocktails, and craft beer, making this restaurant stand out from the crowd.
A Unique Sandwich Experience Inside Gibson Mill
Hidden treasures are all over the 88,000 sq ft Gibson Mill Depot, but right in the middle of all those antiques you’ll discover a sandwich oasis, The Depot Deli! Whether you’re planning on a marathon day of shopping, or you are stopping by specifically for lunch, their sandwiches are worth the trip. Located in the Cotton Room, these sandwiches are made with mountains of Boar’s Head meats and cheeses, and delicious sauces.
Raise a Glass 🥃 It’s National Bourbon Day!
On June 14th each year, bourbon lovers from coast to coast come together to honor the rich history and unparalleled flavor of this beloved American whiskey. And if you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind bourbon experience in Cabarrus County, we’ve got you covered! Bourbon enthusiasts can celebrate at the Bourbon Bar at 73 & Main, in downtown Mount Pleasant.
🍖 Experience the Flavors of Pharr Mill Brewing & BBQ
In a world filled with trendy eateries and bustling breweries, it can be refreshing to stumble upon a hidden gem like Pharr Mill Brewing & BBQ.
☕ Celebrating Life One Cup at a Time
Step into a world where the past and the present collide, where legacy takes on a new and exciting form. Meet Coffin House Coffee, a one-of-a-kind coffee shop nestled within the historic Hartsell Funeral Home in Concord.
🌺 Experience the Taste of the Islands at L&L Hawaiian Grill
Craving the Flavors of Hawaii? Look no further than L&L Hawaiian Grill, bringing the delicious taste of Hawaiian-style barbecue right to Concord. Owned by the passionate duo Andy & Franny Robinson, this restaurant chain has been serving mouthwatering dishes since 1976.
🐷 SmoKee ‘Kue: Where BBQ Dreams Come True
SmoKee ‘Kue is a must-try for fans of smoked meats and delicious barbecue. This award-winning BBQ competition team is now selling their prepared smoked meats, sauces, and rubs packaged to take home, heat, and eat!
🚂 🍖 All Aboard the Flavor Train at R&R Bar-B-Que
R&R Bar-B-Que has been serving up delicious Eastern NC-style BBQ for 25 Years. This charming railroad-themed restaurant serves up classic dishes like chopped pork, ribs, beef brisket, and delectable sides like slaw, mac and cheese, and baked beans.
🍺 🍺 TapHouse Brings New Life to Former Cotton Mill
Tuscarora TapHouse has quickly become a popular weekend destination in Mount Pleasant offering a unique blend of entertainment options including axe throwing, cornhole, pool, ping pong, and darts.
🎸🍻 Cabarrus Brewing Launches “Rockin’ the Brew” Beer Series
CBC launched its latest collaboration with Harrisburg as they celebrate its 50th anniversary as an incorporated town. “Rockin’ The Brew” is an American Light Lager brewed specifically for the Burg.
🍨 The “Scoop” on Popular Custard Franchise
This local Abbott’s Frozen Custard franchise was the FIRST one to open in all of North Carolina and they’ve been recognized as the Chamber’s New Business of the Year! Owner Shannon Leckinger operates Abbott’s Frozen Custard – Edison Square, located in one of the fastest growing parts of Cabarrus County, The Shoppes at Edison Square.
🍝 😋 Husband and Wife Team Serve Up Delicious Premade Meals
Ever have one of those days when the last thing you want to do is cook dinner, and you’re sick of fast food? Well, Leo’s Gourmet Market owners Cody Chiarenza and Cailin Arsenault have been preparing their favorite dishes since 2021 and selling them frozen or fresh out of their market in Concord.
🍔 🏆 2 Gals Kitchen Wins 2023 Cabarrus Burger Madness
2 Gals Kitchen in Downtown Concord restaurant scored their second victory with the Mexican Street Corn Burger which featured two smash patties, Mexican street corn, green chili queso cheese, guacamole, and chipotle mayo. 2 Gals won the Cabarrus Burger Madness challenge in 2022 as well. “This year’s lineup was nothing short of exceptional resulting in participating restaurants selling a combined total of more than 4,800 delectable burgers throughout the month,” said Donna Carpenter, Cabarrus County Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO.
🥤 ☀️ Healthy Shakes and Teas Served with a Side of Sunshine
With all the hustle and bustle going on in downtown Concord, we all just need a place to chill and relax…Welcome to Union Street Nutrition! ✨ Serving healthy shakes, energizing teas, and good vibes. What’s on the menu… 🐵 Most Popular Shake: Chunky Monkey. It might sound like a dessert, but it is also good for you! All shakes have less than 1% dairy, 24 g of protein, and 21 vitamins and minerals.
🍻 🎉 CBC Celebrates 7 Years of Community and Great Beer
Cabarrus Brewing Company (CBC) is Cabarrus County’s largest full-scale craft brewery, and it was also one of the first, opening in March 2016. However, it is their commitment to the community, and the community’s commitment to them that has them still raising a glass 7 years later.
🍔 😋 👍 Cabarrus Burger Madness Has Everyone Sharing on Social Media!
The beauty of March in Cabarrus County is having your social media feed loaded with pictures of juicy, delicious burgers and rave reviews. Voting is Open for Cabarrus Burger Madness 2023, and we can see that our community is out taking them all in!
😋 New Healthy Food Grab & Go Concept Opens
The latest Clean Eatz franchise recently opened in the shopping center across from Concord Mills Mall where you find Viva Chicken and Jason’s Deli, thanks to local owners Sarah and Jason Conrad.
☕ 🍷 This European-Style Café Has Locals Cozying Up Inside and Out!
Located in the restored historic Lentz building in the quaint town of Mount Pleasant, Café Lentz greets customers with a warm and inviting atmosphere whether dining inside on the comfy furniture or outside on their double-decker patio.