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Time for a pint or 3, at Lake Norman Beerfest

A scene from the 2011 Beerfest

A scene from the 2011 Lake Norman Beerfest. Expect more of this Saturday! (David Boraks/CorneliusNews.net)

nate's notes bug This coming Saturday is one of my favorite events of the year – Lake Norman Beerfest at Kenton Place. This is the 3rd annual event festival and much like the other events that Chris Boukedes from The Galway Hooker organizes, the crowd consistently grows year over year.

Now take a look at the pictures from last year. Yep, there are going to be a lot of people roaming Kenton Place sipping craft beers and getting on  their game faces for Ocktoberfest at Metrolina Expo the following Saturday. (If you don’t have tickets to Oktoberfest, it’s too late as they’ve already sold out.) If you want to spend a beautiful day sipping beers this weekend, then Beerfest at the Galway Hooker is where you need to be. Read the full story

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Lucky Dog – bar, dog park … matchmaker?

After months of struggling with permits and plenty of media attention, Lucky Dog Bark and Brew is finally open on Statesville Road in Cornelius, and hosted its grand opening celebration this past weekend. It’s a fairly straightforward – and good – concept: An indoor and outdoor dog park that serves coffee and adult beverages. It also has plenty of TVs for all the sports fans out there looking for a place to entertain both themselves and their doggy companion at the same time. But there may be another reason to visit – particularly for local singles. Let me explain: Read the full story

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The perfect Cornelius stay-cation: Food, friends, freedom!

Last Thursday, Carrie and I handed off the kids to my mom and dad and we’ve been having what we like to refer to as a “stay-cation” ever since. This is the first time that Zoie, our youngest, has left the nest for an extended period of time, so this is the first time in close to seven years that Carrie and I have been child-free for an extended period of time. And we’re making the most of it. Read the full story

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Roxy’s has it right

Roxy’s has plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options. (Nate Davis photo)


I recently stumbled across a new place – or rather, a new concept in an existing place. Carrie and I and another couple had reservations at 131 Main, off Statesville Road in Cornelius, but the restaurant was running a bit behind with our table so the hostess suggested that we check out their new place, Roxy’s Coffee & Wine, just 2 doors down from them at 9606 Bailey Road (where Dilworth Coffee used to be). We welcomed the suggestion, walked the 20 steps or so to Roxy’s, and quickly determined that the place has a super cool concept. Coffee AND Wine? Imagine Starbucks and the Corkscrew all rolled up into one, wonderfully inviting beverage shop.
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LKN Summer Soirée is truly something to smile about

Break out your calendars and put a big star on June 21 – not only is it the first official day of summer, it’s also the second annual LKN Summer Soirée!

Hosted by LKNFun and CLTFun, tickets to the all-inclusive event include drinks, food and music, and support a very good cause: my favorite, Little Smiles. I first learned about Little Smiles last year, when some of its volunteers approached me to help promote one of their charity events. The group’s mission is to bring “little smiles” to children in hospitals, hospice and shelters. Those “smiles” take many forms – from toys and games to outings and events – and all are provided by volunteers. In providing those things, the organization helps children escape their everyday pain and allow them to just be kids again, even if it is for only a short period of time. Read the full story

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A wave of waterfront restaurants – woo hoo!

This week I’m excited to introduce one new restaurant and one old restaurant in a new location: Grilles Sports Café has opened in Mooresville off Pinnacle Lane, and the always delicious Prickly Pear has moved to a new location off Williamson Road. And the best part: they’re both on the waterfront!

Ok, I know they’re located in Mooresville, but neither is more than a 15-minute drive from Cornelius, it’s still Lake Norman, and it’s always nice to get out of our standard restaurant routines- especially when places really have something to offer. Read the full story

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May 3-May 9
IRON MAN 3 (PG-13) Fri & Sat: (11:00am), (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20, 9:35, 10:00; Sun: (1:00), (4:00), (4:30), 7:00, 7:20; Mon - Thu: (1:00), (4:00), 7:00
42 (PG-13) - Fri - Sun: (1:30); Mon - Thu: (1:30), (4:30)
OBLIVION (PG-13) - Fri & Sat: 10:05pm; Mon - Thu: 7:20
THE BIG WEDDING (R) - Fri - Thu: (1:55), (4:15), 7:15
PAIN & GAIN (R) - Fri & Sat: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05, 9:55; Sun - Thu: (1:10), (4:05), 7:05
THE GREAT GATSBY (PG-13) - Thu: 10:00pm