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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 the perfect location became...

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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. Let’s take a tour through some of the wine bars, vineyards, and other establishments in the area that are perfect for celebrating National Drink Wine Day or any other day. U.S.V.I. Wine Company 📍167 Union Street S, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram Photo Credit: USVI Wine Company Facebook Located in Concord, the U.S.V.I. Wine Company invites you to come out and...

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Cellar Door Wine Shop: Unlocking Concord’s Wine Experience

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   📍 Cellar Door Wine Shop, 2 Union St S, Concord, NC 28025 Website | Facebook | Instagram 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.” Owners Robin and Andrew Angell had a shared vision to bring a unique wine experience to the community. Originally from Ohio, the Angells found themselves drawn to the charm of downtown Concord...

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❤️ Valentine’s and Galentine’s Day Ideas

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Valentine’s Day and Galentine’s Day are fast approaching! Whether you’re celebrating with your significant other, your closest friends, or even your furry companions, there’s something for everyone happening in Cabarrus County. Here’s a sample of some local events to mark these special occasions. Unique Gift Idea 💐 Latte Flower Boxes – yes, please! What better way to friend, girlfriend, or wife’s heart than coffee and flowers?? Good Ground Coffee Co. and Cut at an Angle are teaming up for this fabulous gift idea! Pre-order now! Crafting...

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🌸🌿 Amazing Date Nights in the Greenhouse

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   The Price Farm takes its popular Date Nights to a whole new level with its gorgeous new greenhouse. 📍 5801 County Line Rd, Mt Pleasant, NC 28124 Facebook | Instagram | TikTok If you’re looking to add a touch of magic to your date nights, look no further than The Price Farm in Mt. Pleasant. Robin Price and her daughter Mandoline Helms have turned this picturesque farm into the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience – Date Nights in the Greenhouse. The Birth of the Date Nights Greenhouse Nestled in the tranquility of The Price Farm, the greenhouse...

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🍷🎉 Wine Room Toasts Two Decades of Success

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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. 📍5401 Village Dr. NW, Concord, NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram This beloved establishment opened in December 2003 and continues to thrive today thanks to an owner and staff who cater to their loyal customers. When you visit, you’ll find quality wine and craft beer selections along with a handcrafted bistro menu and a fully stocked retail store. Owner Teri Reno’s (on the...

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🍷🍻 Raise a Glass to “Toast of Kannapolis”

Savor the best of our local breweries and wineries all in one place. 📍 Kannapolis (Laureate Center) 401 Laureate Way, Kannapolis, NC 28081 Get ready, wine and beer enthusiasts, because the much-anticipated “Toast of Kannapolis” is back! 📅 Friday, Sept 22nd from 6 to 9pm; Doors will open at 5:30pm, allowing guests plenty of time to explore all the different options. Different for this year’s event… Admission is free, but attendees will buy samples on-site from each vendor. You must be 21+ to attend this event. It is important to note that IDs will be checked on-site for beer and...

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

Sponsored by: Cabarrus Brewing Company   The Market Bar is part of the Gibson Mill Market, a locally sourced food hall located in the historic Gibson Mill. Concord (Gibson Mill) 📍 305 McGill Avenue NW, Concord, NC 28027 Website | Facebook | Instagram 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. Rusty Olson, Cabarrus Brewing Company’s Retail Director, said, “We jumped at the opportunity to be part of the Gibson Mill Market and provide our handcrafted beverages...

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🍷 🎉 Winery Celebrates 8th Anniversary

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Cabo Winery has a full lineup of festivities planned for its 8th-anniversary celebration on August 19th! Concord (Downtown Concord) 📍 37 Union Street S, Ste A2, Concord, NC Website | Facebook | Instagram This charming winery, located in Downtown Concord, has been offering a comfortable environment that removes the intimidation from wine selection for almost a decade. Whether you’re an experienced wine lover or just curious, Cabo Winery promises an experience that is both inviting and engaging. With a wide selection of handcrafted wines, personalized...

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🏭 🏭 🏭 🏭 😋 Mouthwatering Southern Cuisine Pays Homage to the Past

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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. Partners Robb Stamey, Mike Davis, and Sydney Cook have crafted a unique menu of elevated cuisine. You’ll find burgers, sandwiches, large plates, and entrée-sized salads. The standout dish here is the Roasted Salmon with lemon chive cream sauce, featuring ribboned carrots, potato croquettes and creamed spinach. The 44...

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🍺 🍺 TapHouse Brings New Life to Former Cotton Mill

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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. Tuscarora serves up craft and domestic beers, wine, cider, and non-alcoholic beverages featuring local breweries on tap: Cabarrus Brewing Company, Americana Beer Company, Uwharrie Brewing, and Southern Strain Brewing Company. They also regularly host a steady lineup of food trucks for guests to enjoy including Atomic Cigars, a new mobile cigar truck. The taphouse...

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🍇 Rocky River Vineyards Hosts Wine Tastings and Events

Contributor: Jamie Richardson Rocky River Vineyards is a 45-acre, family-owned and operated vineyard and winery, tucked into the hills of Midland and was the first vineyard in Cabarrus County. Big Meadow Creek flows through the property toward Rocky River, which is how the vineyard got its name. The land had been in the Elliott family for years, but it wasn’t until 2003 that Bob, Bill, and David Elliott planted the first muscadine vines. The winery was opened to the public in August of 2007. The muscadine grapes are the only grapes planted on-site at Rocky River. Other grapes are brought in...

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🐱 ☕ Unique Cat Café Experience in Downtown Concord

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   A visit to Mac Tabby Cat Cafe is all about “Good energy, local coffee, craft beer, and CATS!” What’s so special about Mac Tabby Cat Cafe? The CATS of course! Where else can you take a latte into a room with 12 free-roaming felines?! So, what can you expect when you visit Mac Tabby Cafe? Twelve adoptable cats roam the CAT LOUNGE, which you can access for a small fee, and they are ready to play! The Café is in a separate area and offers smoothies, iced and hot lattes, kombuchas, lemonades, teas, sodas, beer, wine, ciders and seltzers. They also...

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☕ 🍷 This European-Style Café Has Locals Cozying Up Inside and Out!

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   We RARELY encourage our readers to watch a video before reading our wonderful words about a local establishment but consider this virtual tour our way of “setting the table” for this feature. Just be sure to come back to read the rest of the article… 😊 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. Their menu features something for everyone for any meal of the day: ☕...

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Hospitality Group Believes in Making It “From Scratch”

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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! 👨‍🍳 When they say, scratch-made, they mean it! From the ice cream at Churn Buddies to the noodles and sauces at Kuni’s Kitchen, owner Ryan Bybee and his business partner David Herzing say, “We believe where our food comes from matters most!” The much anticipated Barcos Sports & Raw Bar opened in Gibson...

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

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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! Genia Vanterpool and Deidra-Ann Varlack, natives of the U.S. Virgin Islands, launched U.S.V.I. Wine Company on International Women’s Day in 2021. Inspired by their homeland, and love of wine, founders, Genia (born in St. Thomas) and Deidra-Ann (born in St. John) met as Girl Scouts at the age of 9. They attended high school together but went their separate...

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

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   From just a bottle shop, to the quirky but home-like bar they are today. “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, but it’s also easy to fit in. When Cabarrus Weekly contributor Jamie visited, there was a group of regulars hanging out at the bar and several people watching the Keno numbers as they appeared on the television screen. LRP is known throughout the...

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Vortex Offers a Neighborhood-Feel with a Carolina Only Tapline

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   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. Owner Matt Widerman, a resident of Harrisburg, opened Vortex Bottle Shop almost 5 years ago. The shop is a combination of food, music, beer, and wine that represent Matt’s personal vibe. When he was younger, brewing beer was a hobby and at one time he considered starting a brewery but decided a bottle...

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