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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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Kannapolis, Start Your Engines!

CONTRIBUTOR: JAMIE RICHARDSON   Slot car racing is coming to downtown Kannapolis with the opening of The Slot Car Track Kannapolis on Saturday, January 28th! 🏎️ Randy and Shelley McAnulty previously operated slot car tracks in downtown Concord and Granite Quarry, but after COVID hit, decided to relocate. They have been waiting over a year for their new location to open and they say it’s been worth it. “Kannapolis is always busy and we can add to the entertainment value,” said Shelley. They also like being in the hometown of Dale Earnhardt because of their love of racing. Fun Fact:...

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Cabarrus County Is Home to NC’s Largest Board Game Café

CONTRIBUTOR: KAYLA CHADWICK-SCHULTZ   Tucked beneath a variety of delicious restaurant offerings, on the lower level of the Gibson Mill Market, there is a place where all imaginations are welcome. It’s a place where fathers and daughters can bond over the shared joy of good storytelling. It’s a place where new friendships are formed and old ones are rekindled during hours-long adventures. It’s a place where regulars arrive at their usual café order waiting for them at their usual table because the owners actually took the time to get to know them. In truth, this unassuming ground-level...

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Underground Speakeasy Won’t Be a Secret for Long

Contributor: Jamie Richardson   Cabarrus Weekly is giving you a peek inside this members-only social club that is actually affordable and packed with options. Exclusive, private clubs are making a comeback and you don’t have to leave Cabarrus County to find one of the coolest and most unique. Located in the center of downtown Kannapolis, The Blind Fox has come to life in the former 1930s fallout shelter of Mr. Cannon. Ken Lingafelt (one of the owners) was born and bred in North Carolina and has lived in Kannapolis for most of his life. He said he and his fellow innovators that form the...

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National Bootlegger’s Day (January 17)

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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