Soups from local restaurants plus crackers, a cookie, and a beverage for $10/ticket. Eat in or take out. Bake sale and Treasure Trove sale. Parking in the lot off Killarney. Handicapped parking off Church Street. Tickets are available through Salvation Army or at the door.
Get Ready to Jiggy with the Piggy! – The festival returns with the smells and tastes of barbeque and fun for the entire family. Make plans now to join us May 4 – May 7, in downtown Kannapolis. The festival happens rain or shine.
Once again, we will host over 50 barbeque competition teams. The BBQ teams are from across the U.S. and will compete for top bragging rights and prize money. This is one of the largest sanctioned events by the Kansas City Barbeque Society in the United States.
You can taste the competing team’s cooking expertise by purchasing a $10 ticket for the People’s Choice...
National Bootlegger’s Day is celebrated on January 17, every year, to mark several key events:
Start of prohibition in the U.S.
Distillation of Templeton Rye whiskey
Infamous gangster Al Capone’s birthday
What is most interesting is how all three events are interconnected. It was the onset of prohibition that prompted both Capone and farmers in Templeton, Iowa, to distill their own whiskey to sell. This was how the famous Templeton Rye whiskey was born, and its popularity spread like wildfire during prohibition… so much so that it became Al Capone’s favorite whiskey.
On January 17, 1920, the...
Contributor: Jamie Richardson
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.
In 2014, North Carolina natives Leanne Powell and Thomas Thacker moved into the facility and founded Southern Grace Distilleries. In 2019, Leanne passed away, but the small staff that runs this company works hard every day to keep Leanne’s vision alive.
Meet Sebastian Correa, MASTER DISTILLER, PRODUCTION MANAGER
Sebastian is from Winston-Salem...
The Speedway Club Is Open to the Public for Dining!
💰💰💰 Through the end of February, mention this story from Cabarrus Weekly to save 10% off your bill in The Club Lounge or The Speedway Club.
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. With upscale seasonal menus, themed cocktails, and unparalleled views, The Speedway Club is open to the public and offers a world-class dining experience for lunch and dinner.
Special events throughout the year...
Contributor: Jamie Richardson
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. Michael sits and talks with us for a while, and you can’t help but get caught up in his excitement as he shares with us about this latest venture.
Hawthorne’s motto is FAMILY OWNED. FAMILY FIRST. Hailing from New York, Hawthorne’s owners came together to be...
Several events are planned around Cabarrus County to celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Everyone is welcome to attend.
MLK Celebration Website
☑️ MLK DreamDay Parade: The MLK DreamDay Parade will begin on Saturday, January 14th at A.L. Brown High School – 415 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, Kannapolis @ 9:00 am. The parade will march the length of Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue and end at Atrium Health Ballpark.
☑️ DreamDay in the Park: Continue the celebration on Saturday, January 14th at Atrium Health Ballpark – 1 Cannon Baller Way in Kannapolis. The Ballpark Gates will open @ 10:00 am...
Today, January 4, is #NationalTriviaDay. The holiday recognizes the collectors of unconnected, irrelevant data, facts, history, and quotes each year. Trivia Nights are all the rage for Friends Nights Out and we have compiled a list of local places that have weekly trivia competitions.
Grab some friends and make a resolution to try all of the different trivia nights around the county in 2023.
We have included links to Facebook pages so you can check regularly for themes and specials.
Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company (Concord) – 6:30-8:00 pm
Percent Tap House (Harrisburg) – 7...
Feast with friends and enjoy delicious 3-course deals during Queen’s Feast (#queensfeast) at 88 metro-area restaurants, January 20-29, 2023. While this is a great opportunity to visit our neighboring counties for some excellent food, we want to highlight the three Cabarrus County restaurants participating in this upcoming event with price points to fit every budget and three different cuisines.
➡️ Silverlake Ramen (Concord)
$30 for 2 PEOPLE (does not include tax or gratuity)
Queen’s Feast Menu | Instagram
No reservation required
➡️ Basilico’s Italian (Concord)
$40 per person (does not...