🍖 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.

Hospitality Group Believes in Making It “From Scratch”

Scratch Made Hospitality has opened three new food concepts at Gibson Mill Market in the last few months, but they have been creating great food from scratch since right before COVID started. But even a pandemic couldn’t slow these motivated chefs down!

🧋Boba Tea Served Up Daily by CabCo Classmates

You are probably reading this article from 1 of 2 perspectives…. “OMG! I’m obsessed with Boba tea and can’t wait to try out BOTH B&K Tea Cafe locations” OR “What in the world is Boba tea????

🍔 🗳️ Get Your First Peek at Local Competition’s Mouth-Watering Burgers

Cabarrus Burger Madness is back for its third year and your local restaurants have turned up the heat on their unique culinary creations once again!

🍷 Toast National Wine Day at U.S.V.I. Wine Company

Cabarrus Weekly is continuing its celebration of Black History Month by spotlighting another up and coming business here in our community and just in time for National Wine Day on February 18th!

🍺 West Ave. Hot Spot Started as a Class Project

Old Armor Beer Company is owned and operated by combat veterans Stefan Perrine and Kyle Lingafelt who met when they were studying for their MBAs at the University of Southern California.

🍪💖 Cookies with a Purpose Baked In

Cara’s Cookie Company owners Jennifer and Tom Hamilton didn’t start out as bakers, but their popular store is serving up delicious baked goods while also supporting their charity, Cara’s Purpose.

🍻 Lil’ Robert’s Place Hosting “Lucky 13” Anniversary Party on Feb 3 🍻

“If you lived here, you’d be home” has been the slogan at Lil’ Roberts Place (LRP) for the past 13 years. There’s an eclectic vibe at LRP, from funky couches and chairs to an airplane hanging from the ceiling… there is a lot to take in.

Vortex Offers a Neighborhood-Feel with a Carolina Only Tapline

It’s a rainy Sunday morning and the Vortex Bottle Shop is filled with families, couples, and individuals seated at the bar and the high-top tables spread throughout the restaurant, everyone enjoying Sunday Brunch from the scratch kitchen and drinks from the bar.

Underground Speakeasy Won’t Be a Secret for Long

Cabarrus Weekly is giving you a peek inside this members-only social club that is actually totally affordable and packed with options.

National Bootlegger’s Day (January 17)

National Bootlegger’s Day is celebrated on January 17, every year, to mark several key events: The start of prohibition in the U.S. | Distillation of Templeton Rye whiskey | Infamous gangster Al Capone’s birthday

🥃 Tour the Only Whiskey Prison in the U.S.

Southern Grace Distilleries is America’s only distillery that’s housed in a former prison. The compound originally opened in 1929 as Mount Pleasant Prison, where it remained in operation until it was shut down in 2011.

🏁🍴 World-Class Dining With a Can’t-Miss View

Overlooking the historic 1.5-mile Charlotte Motor Speedway and all that goes on in the bustling infield throughout the year, The Speedway Club might be Cabarrus County’s best-kept dining secret.

🍕 New Pizzeria Makes You Feel Like Family 🍕

It’s noon on Saturday and the newly opened Hawthorne’s has people seated at every booth and table. The family-friendly pizzeria gives off uptown chic vibes with gold chandeliers and marble bar countertops. This is the 9th Hawthorne’s location for owners, John and Michael Adams and their partner Carlo Martinez.

👑 Visit These Three Local Restaurants During Queen’s Feast – January 20–29 👑

Feast with friends and enjoy delicious 3-course deals during Queen’s Feast (#queensfeast) at 88 metro-area restaurants, January 20-29, 2023.

🇮🇪🍺 Long-Awaited Irish Pub Opens in Kannapolis

The West Ave District in Kannapolis has gained a hot new tenant in Cabarrus County’s ONLY Irish Pub, Gaelic Alley. They opened their doors in December just in time for Panthers games, the World Cup, and a New Year’s Eve bash. They are getting rave reviews from patrons already.

🎉 Last-Minute New Year’s Eve Plans 🎉

Christmas is over and the race to ring in the new year is upon us! Cabarrus County has something for everyone to celebrate. Staying closer to home makes the commute easier on a night when careful travel matters. Be sure to secure a designated driver (DD) or make other arrangements to get home safely after saying farewell to 2022!

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