Category: Cuisine

Top tables for drinking and dining at Lake Norman.

Outdoor Eats

It’s time to break out the patio furniture—cookout season has arrived. While the grill is heating up, keep guests satiated with this refreshing appetizer. Pickled Shrimp Hoe Cake with Goat Cheese Mousse Shrimp 1 pound (21-25) shrimp, peeled and deveined 24 ounces beer 4 cups water 1 tablespoon Tabasco 1 serrano pepper, stem removed and sliced thin ½ cup white…

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.…

Garden Variety

The classic cobbler is transformed into a delicious, vegetarian main dish or scrumptious omnivore’s side dish in this recipe. Tomatoes, fresh spinach, and artichoke hearts are beautifully complemented by tarragon. Adding Parmesan to the quinoa crust adds another layer of savory flavor. Savory Vegetable Cobbler with Quinoa Crust Makes 8 servings. Quinoa: Quinoa is a seed indigenous to South America.…

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…

Sweet Treat

Instead of a night out for Valentine’s Day, bring the upscale flavors to your own kitchen. Pastry Chef Justin Burke-Samson of Kindred Restaurant created a cocktail recipe worth sharing. Whether getting together with friends or cooking a dinner for two, this easy, boozy slushy is as fun as it is tasty.   Kindred’s Frosé Strawberry Lemonade Ingredients: 1 batch of…

Fusion For All

Chef David Lucarelli of eeZ Fusion and The Cowfish is adding an American twist on Asian classics—and redefining comfort food. A new year tends to bring change—sometimes it takes time to adjust. Chef David Lucarelli found out first-hand when he took on the task of revamping the menu at eeZ Fusion & Grill, which launched earlier this year. The seasoned…