Category: Features

Our top stories from around the lake.

Game Changer

Veteran wide receiver Jerricho Cotchery returns to the Carolina Panthers’ locker room this season with a new title. Jerricho Cotchery is back. The veteran slot receiver known for consistency and making tough catches returns to the locker room as the new assistant wide receivers coach for the Carolina Panthers. While considered an imposing threat on the football field, outside the…

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…

Farm to Label

Shifts in farming over the last decade have been dramatic, as farmers work hard to respond to a consumer base that is more interested in where food comes from. Theresa Allen has been farming for 10 years and for nearly five of them has served as manager of the Davidson College Farm, located on Grey Road in Davidson. She grows…

The Top 5

May’s essential dates. May 6 7th-Annual Timmy Belcher Memorial Rainbow Kidz Ride & Run: Get fit and benefit Rainbow Kidz, the pediatric program of hospice and palliative care during its annual 5K, 10K, and one-mile fun run and 10-, 30-, and 60-mile cycling routes. Rainbow Kidz supports patients and families who are dealing with a life-limiting illness or have experienced…

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.…

The Future Plays Now

Chamber music takes center stage in Davidson this month. Four of the most talented young ensembles from across the U.S. will travel to Davidson this month to compete in the Young Chamber Musicians Competition on April 23. Each will walk away with a cash prize, and one will win a recording session and paid gig. Hosted by Classical Public Radio…