Author: Erin Maddrey

Pig Out

Barbecue lovers rejoice as Midwood Smokehouse comes to Birkdale Village. With the closing of Smoke Modern Barbeque at Birkdale Village, it was only a short time before a new tenant was announced. At the end of May, news broke that Midwood Smokehouse would take over the space and bring its signature style north. Midwood Smokehouse is part of the FS…

Ramen Soul

Comfort, The Beatles, and quality ingredients collide at Ramen Soul. As I walk through the door of Fork! in Cornelius, the smell of one of my favorite types of comfort food, ramen, greets me like an old friend. I’ve come to Fork!, which opened in 2013, to talk to Chef Tim Groody and his wife and business partner, Melanie, about…

Well, Hello

The Kindreds bring Palm Springs kitsch to the lake with Hello, Sailor. When Joe and Katy Kindred opened their namesake restaurant, Kindred, in 2015, Davidson and beyond couldn’t get enough of their milk bread and bartender’s choice cocktail offerings. With accolades from Bon Appetit magazine and the James Beard Foundation, Kindred put the hidden gem of Davidson on the map.…

Palate Preview

From local favorites expanding to new concepts coming to the Lake Norman area, 2017 is shaping up to be a delicious year. Clean Juice Healthy lifestyle choices are coming to Davidson with the opening of the fourth Charlotte-area location of Clean Juice. Scheduled to open in April in the new Linden development, Clean Juice will offer a certified organic menu…

The Gift Guide

The holiday season is a time of festive parties, delicious food, and making merry with family and friends. The holidays can also be a stressful time, but finding the perfect gift for the people in your life doesn’t have to be hard. Simone McDowell of HoneeBee Gifts has some tips for finding the perfect gift for even the most difficult-to-buy-for…