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Our Picks for the Best Ice Cream Spots in Charlotte

  This is our post on Charlotte's Best Ice Cream from August 2015. For our 2016 update, go HERE.   What's one thing that can make holding onto these last days of summer a bit easier? We're suggesting a cold scoop of ice cream....

Here are some Cocktails to make with LaCroix.

I am devoted to LaCroix. I buy the big mixed case at Costco, along with my super-size tubs of Palmetto Pimento Cheese and 20 0z. bags of Sea Salt Somersaults, and then at least another $250 worth of whatever...

21 different cucumber recipes for August

Cucumbers are a staple that you'll find in even the most basic salads.  A lot of people complain that they can be boring and don't have much taste, but I find that when used in the right way, cucumbers...

Kindred Named in Top 50 New Restaurant's by Bon Appetit Magazine

Exciting news for Lake Norman (Davidson's) very own KINDRED!! Bon Appetit Magazine has named it one of the top 50 new restaurants in America.....and they are in the running for top 10!  Needless to say the Kindred fam (pictured below)...

Real Food in Charlotte. Where to find the Farm to Fork options.

Do yourself a favor and become familiar with some amazing farm to fork options right here in the Queen City If you pride yourself on being a local foodie, then you will want to keep reading. It’s one thing to know...

20 Healthy ways to grill out this summer

My husband has a collection of grills in our backyard- one uses propane, one needs pellets, and another is for charcoal.  Thankfully, it is easy to make healthy meals with them, and my figure hasn't suffered at all. If he...

Big Big BIG News From Uber for LKN!

Cab schmab. Uber is the new way to travel. I am sure I am not the only Lake Normaner who has wanted, tried, hoped to use Uber, only to be let down. "No drivers available in your area." {Throws...

Drink Up Ladies. Where to find Charlotte’s Best Cocktails.

Beer isn't the only thing being "crafted" around the QC these days.  Check out Charlotte's full-blown craft cocktail scene with our picks for places to grab a sip. Since this summer's been a scorcher, there's a section just for...

Sweet Spot: Our Favorite Desserts in LKN

Is this heat making you want to skip dinner and just get dessert? We know how you feel - drinks and desserts is one of our favorite ways to end an evening - dinner not mandatory. We've compiled  a...

La Patisserie : The BEST of Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner & A Giveaway!

Warning. After reading this you will be impulsed to jump in your car and drive directly to La Patisserie and eat large amounts of scrumptiousness. And that is ok. Go on, do it. You deserve it. If you haven't dined...

How to make the best mason jar salads and our 15 favorite recipes

Mason jars have become pretty trendy over the past few years.  From Pinterest to magazines to gift shops and your favorite restaurants, you'll find mason jars all over the place. I personally like making "mason jar salads".  They're quick, easy, and...

LKN Restaurant's Participating in Queen's Feast July 17-26

It's that time again. Charlotte Restaurant Week is here! Running July 17-26th, Lake Norman has its own great selection of participating restaurants if driving to Charlotte isn't on the top of your wish list. Each restaurant offers its own menu,...

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