Davidson’s Newest Restaurant Opens – Smokey J’s BBQ

Davidson, NC Help us welcome Smokey J’s BBQ to their new Davidson location at 1827 Shearers Road. They moved from their Broad Street – Mooresville, NC location and will serve up their awesome BBQ Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

They offer take-out only, but will have delivery options coming soon.

They specialize in BBQ pork, chicken, brisket and ribs. All the homemade sides you’d expect including mac and cheese, baked beans, green beans, coleslaw, potato salad and Banana pudding. Yum.

Open Thursdays 11am – 2pm for lunch & 4:30-8pm for dinner

Fridays 11am – 2pm for lunch & 4:30-8pm for dinner

Saturdays 11am – 2pm for lunch

They do a food truck and catering business too.

Owner/Chef Jamey Lowe 704 622-8206 www.eatsmokeyjsbbq.com

See you there!


Updated – An Insider’s Guide to Davidson, NC Dining – Who is Open/Delivering

3/18/2020 ***Article updated to reveal who is OPEN*** Please check for accuracy taken from Social Media and a Visit LKN compiled list***

Why was Davidson, NC recently ranked the #10 Food Town in the South by Southern Living? article. Visit our great, local restaurants to find out why. Here is a list of your dining options in Historic Downtown Davidson, NC. All of these are easy walking distance from Davidson College. Enjoy!


The Bar at Flatiron – Community gathering

Flatiron Kitchen and Taphouse – 215 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

*** Open for Take out/Cubside Delivery and Delivery 4-8pm

Want to hang out with friends for a drink, meet for lunch or have a locally sourced dinner, Flatiron is a Davidson staple. You will see neighbor and friends around the circular bar. A personal favorite is Hickory Grilled Wagyu Beef Sliders, Cheddar, Bacon-Onion Jam, House Pickles $12.

Specials: First Tuesday of every month – Join them for a Wine Education class & tasting with our in-house Certified Sommelier, Kevin Parks at 7pm.

Entire wine list – HALF OFF!

website – Menus included

Executive Chef: Bill Schutz

A Mandolinos Pizza – So Good

Mandolinos Artisan Pizza – 208 South Main Street, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open for Takeout/Curbside – 4-8pm

Mandolinos has become the pizza place in Davidson. Great event/music space upstairs, outside seating and a cool vibe. Look out for the musical acts they host some weekends. They host trivia every Wednesday night. The sheet pan pizza is scratch-made and brick-oven baked at 700 degrees, a style historically known as “Grandma Style Pizza.” Personal favorites include The Tupelo Honey (Ricotta, Gorgonzola, Fig Honey, Calabrian Chiles, Thyme) – $23 and Pigs On The Wing ( Red Sauce, Mozzarella, Italian Sausage, Fennel) – $23. The innovative topping combinations really work!

Website – with menus

Executive Chef: Bill Schutz

The Vermont Icon

Ben and Jerry‘s – 202 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

*** Ben & Jerry’s in Davidson, in light of Covid -19 and new regulations, will be open 3-9 pm each day for takeout, and deliveries. Each customer coming in will receive a Buy one, Get one free waffle cone coupon to use on their next visit. Need a shake, or pint fix, you can order online with @UberEATS, @grubhub, @postmates and @doordash or order a cake via https://www.benjerry.com/davidson/cakes to pick up. Thank you for all your support and supporting the safety of my staff. We are grateful to our Davidsonians for the support over the last 26 years. Allow us bring a smile to your face and tummy during this time.

Not much to add except FREE cone day creates lines around the block. You will see that this location/manager continue to win awards in the Ben and Jerry’s family for good reason!

Dine outside at The Pickled Peach

The Pickled Peach202 S Main St, Davidson, NC

***Open Normal Hours – Takeout/Curbside

Great indoor and outside space with a new market. Farm to table sandwiches and salads. Very nice drink selection. Personal favorite is the Meatball sandwich.

Website – with menus

The Soda Shop – 104 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Takeout/Curbside 11am-2pm and 5-7pm

The iconic Soda Shop defines historic downtown Davidson. The decorations are 1950s and Davidson Wildcats related. The broad menu is perfect for family outings. Lots for kids. Floats, sundaes and shakes are awesome and classic. The Carolina Burger is a personal favorite.

Website – with menu


The Famous Toastery – 101 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Normal Hours for now – Takeout/Curbside & Delivery

Davidson is where this fast-growing franchise began. Toast offers an extensive breakfast and lunch menu with quality food. They are dog friendly outside on their patio, so it is a popular spot with the region’s giant, canine population. Personal favorite is the Buffalo Chicken Wrap.

Website – with Menus

Outside Dining

Mestizo Contemporary Mexican Cuisine – 121 N Main Street, Davidson, NC

***Open Normal Hours – Takeout/Curbside & Delivery

High quality, tasty Mexican food with a full bar. Mestizo offers two exquisite dining areas. The outside dining has absolutely the best views of all the outside dining options in Davidson and features the natural gardens of the Post office as well as a view of the Village Green and the College Church. In the fall and spring the trees are absolutely glorious and the patio faces the southwest direction and absorbs all the spectacular sunsets. The indoor dining room space is both very intimate and elegant with its eclectic antique nostalgic thread hanging lights with steeple and intricate filament designs. The walls are painted in very appealing calming colors that accentuate both your pallet and your mood. Some of my antique redwood cedar fixtures from the “old Drugstore” in Davidson are beautifully highlighted in the restaurant as well as the antique “weight scales” from same.

Website – with menus

The Bar at Kindred

Kindred – 131 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Normal Hours – Takeout/Curbside & Delivery/$5.00 Fee

Kindred is a chef-driven restaurant run by Davidson natives Joe and Katy Kindred. It has been recognized by the James Beard Foundation and is widely consider one of the top restaurants in the country. Kindred is a continual draw to the area and is loved by locals and visitors. Make sure you make a reservation. Kindred offers dining inside and outside. Personal favorites are the milk bread and any squid ink pasta dish they create.

Website – sample menu

Davidson Wine Co – 121 Depot St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Carryout/Curbside T-Sat 4-8pm

Another brand new entry into Davidson dining scene.

Nestled in the historic business district, their location was once an organ making shop. You will see the rich history reflected throughout The space. The Wine Co offers a warm and inviting atmosphere for enjoying wine while spending time with friends and family.They offer wine tasting, wine drinking, bottling parties, and more! The crab cakes were very nice.

Website – with menus

Il Bosco – 127 Depot St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open 5-8pm Carryout/Curbside

Offering regional Italian cuisine and a wide variety of hand selected Italian wines to pair with seasonal menus created by Chef Joseph Hermann.  Menus include regional antipasti,  homemade pasta, and meat dishes as well as daily seafood and dessert specials. Seasonal menus change frequently to exhibit fresh ingredients and recipes from throughout Italy.  Personal favorite is the mussels.

Menu Website

Executive Chef: Joseph Hermann


Travel down Main Street toward Cornelius and you’ll find a selection a great food establishments.

Yummy Bowls at Davidson Ice House

Davidson Ice House – 416 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Normal Hours Takeout/Curbside & Delivery

Chef & national food writer, Jenny Brulé created Davidson Ice House as a healthy, tasty alternative in a historic Davidson building. Built in 1922, the building is packed full of historic charm, from exposed brick walls, to steel girder beams, to the original wide pine floors. Personal favorite – Build your Own Bowl.

Website – with menu

Beautiful Dish – Restaurant X

Restaurant X – 408 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Thurs-Sat 5-9pm Pickup/Curbside

Very cool menu at this bistro. Enjoy a mix of classics, soul food and mediterranean entrees. A fun spot in SOMA Davidson. Known for a great brunch and dinner.


Whits Frozen Custard – 428 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Normal Hours – Takeout/Curbside

Ready for dessert or an afternoon treat. Whits is the spot. Frozen custard chain with vanilla, chocolate & a rotating weekly flavor, plus a range of toppings.


Dine outside

Carrburritos – 445 S Main St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Mon-Sat 11am-8pm Takeout/Curbside & Delivery

Carrburritos is a Mexican taqueria featuring fresh and sophisticated flavors served in generous portions and made daily on location. Insider tip – Their catering is awesome and reasonable. Used them when we hosted cards and it was easy and delicious! Love their chicken burrito.



Watch the game

Brickhouse Tavern – 209 Delburg St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open 11:30am-7:30pm Takeout/Curbside

Located in an historic cotton mill, the Brickhouse Tavern offers an extensive menu of classic dishes and bold flavors. Guests have their choice of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, C.A.B. burgers, pastas, seafood, pizza, and other Brickhouse specialties. As a compliment to the superb food, The Brickhouse Tavern offers more than 70 beer selections, including a wide-range of Carolina Craft brews. The largest selection in the Lake Norman area! Tip: A great place to watch the Davidson Wildcats or any sports. Occasional live music. Great pizza. Easy walk from Davidson College.


The Egg at Davidson – 231 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open 8am-6pm Takeout/Curbside & Deliver + offering wholesale items too

This is a great family style restaurant to meet with friends and family for breakfast or lunch!  Owners Robert and Eileen McCrary invite you to sit down for a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner seven days a week. Enjoy one of their many flavorful omelettes, or a mouth watering Bacon Ceddar Burger in the cozy dining room or outdoor covered patio.Come see for yourself why The Egg Cafe is the premier breakfast spot in the Lake Norman area. From their many Homemade Egg’s Benedicts, to their tasty Ruben Sandwiches…there’s a reason Lake Norman residents choose The Egg Cafe over anywhere else.


Our Town Cinemas – 227 Griffith St, Davidson, NC 28036

***Closed – per their FB page 3/18/20

Not only is Our Town the coolest movie theater out there, but it offers a wide selection of wine, craft beers and food to enjoy during your movie. This is the best place to enjoy a movie in the area.


SABOR – 624 Jetton St #160, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open Normal Hours – Takeout/curbside & Delivery

Sabor Latin Street Grill is an independently, locally owned metro Charlotte concept that focuses on authentic menu offerings from countries such as El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, Mexico & Colombia. Tip: $1 Taco Tuesday – enough said.


Breakfast Sandwich

The Original New York Bagels – 610 State Rd 2402, Davidson, NC 28036


Great for breakfast and lunch. They offer a full range of deli and breakfast sandwiches on their bagels as well as selections of cream cheese. The breakfast is really good!


Chargrill Burger and Fries

Chargrill – 624 Jetton Street Davidson Commons Shopping Center, Davidson, NC 28036

***Closed per their FB and Visit LKN

From All-American favorites such as their famous “grilled-in-your-backyard”, char-rock, flame-cooked burgers and too-thick-to pour milkshakes to mouth-watering French fries and crisp apple turnovers, CHAR-GRILL serves up quality menu items at affordable prices.


Sushi at Sabi is Great

Sabi Asian Bistro – 130 Harbour Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036

***Open 12-8pm Takeout/Curbside & Delivery Minimum $25/ $5-10 fee

Sabi is Davidson’s go to for Asian Food. Always consistently great with a full bar. The Sushi is awesome with many specialty rolls that will please. The Wildcat Roll is my favorite.


Subway – 1 Harbour Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036



Waterfront at North Harbor Club

North Harbor Club – 100 N Harbor Pl, Davidson, NC 28036

***Closed per their FB and Visit LKN

Regatta-themed New American fine-dining destination with waterfront patio & 9 boat slips for guests. Great for brunch. Nice to sit outside and enjoy the lake views.


Live Music at The Cabin

The Cabin – 400 N Harbor Pl Dr, Davidson, NC 28036

***CLosed per FB

Catch live music most Friday, Saturday and most Sundays at the Cabin.

Nice Wine. Nice Setting

The Cottage & The Barrel– 200 N Harbor Pl, Davidson, NC 28036

***Curside Wine Delivery

COTTAGE -704-237-3629
BARREL – 704-663-0058

Known for great wine pours every day and soup night many Thursdays often with Live Music. Nice waterfront setting to relax in.


Smokey J’s BBQ – 1827 Shearers Road

**OPEN Normal hours – Takeout

Facebook page – here

Total Events Cateringwebsite – delivery available

The Davidson Dining Guide is brought to you by Clark Goff – Davidson’s Realtor. Questions about Davidson? Call Clark 704 996-0948. www.mitrealtor.com

Where is SoMa Davidson? and When is the Party?

Davidson, NC
SoMa Davidson is the new trendy name given to the area of Davidson that is much less known than Historic Downtown. Its geographic boundaries are from under the bridge entering Davidson on 115 until around Lake Norman Realty, It has been known as the South Main Street Arts District, but was too long, and now will be branded as SoMa Davidson.
Next Sat. Oct 6, from 2-7pm will be the first introduction of this geographic area SoMa Davidson Fall Fest with activities at the businesses & stores from Wooden Stone Gallery on one side of the street to Fuel Pizza on the other side of the street.


During the day, from 2-4pm there will be kids activities such as pumpkin decorating, face painting, coloring sheets, pictures with a large scarecrow and build a small pizza at Fuel Pizza.
For the Adults there will be an Art Demo at Wooden Stone Gallery, AR Workshops will be making Fall blocks. Find Fall decorations for inside & outside the home & clothing at Honeysuckle Homes
Try the new Fall Beers, take advantage of food & drink specials from Carburritos. Davidson Ice House, Restaurant X & Fuel Pizza. Whits Custard will have an amazing Fall flavor – Bourbon Praline Pecan – who could resist?
Extra parking is available at the Archers Car Wash area.
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Davidson, NC Weekend Calendar

Davidson, NC Weekend Calendar.   Beer dinner, Spamalot, lots of LIVE music, enjoy!

Davidson weather – link

Davidson Restaurants – Links

Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes


Thursday June 28

9:30am  Baby Story Time – Davidson Library – Details

11am    Preschool Story Time – Listen and Move  – Davidson Library – Details

6-8pm   Knit, Chat and Read Community Group – Davidson Library – Details

7-9pm  Welcome Summer Choral Concert – DCPC – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Spamalot – Davidson Community Players – Tickets


Friday June 29

12pm   Now Showing – Peter Rabbit – Davidson Library – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Spamalot – Davidson Community Players – Tickets

8:30pm    LIVE Music – The Cabin – Randall Sprinkle – Details


Saturday June 30

8-12pm   The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

8am  – Bike Ride – Details

10-10:30am   Moving Stories with Camerin – Main Street Books – Details

4-5pm   Release Party – Ada Jenkins – The Heart of the Matter – Main Street Books – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – The Caroline Keller Band – Details

7pm   Fonta Flora Beer Dinner – Summit on Campus – Details

7:30pm   LIVE Music – Upstairs at Mandolinos – Wendy Wooten – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Spamalot – Davidson Community Players – Tickets

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Scott Johnson – Details


Sunday July 1

12pm   The Waldo Search Begins – Main Street Books – Month of July – Details

2pm   LIVE Theater – Spamalot – Davidson Community Players – Tickets

6pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Riley – Details

Clark write about all things Davidson – his website

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Davidson Weekend – HUGE!

Davidson, NC     Don’t miss Mayor Rusty Knox take on Allen Tate Davidson’s Susan Tillis in a battle for tips Thursday at Alton’s to support Big Brothers Big Sisters.  FYI  She’s the boss.  Tour de Food Saturday.  Film Club Movie.

Davidson weather – link

Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes


Thursday 6/14

9:30-10am  Baby Story Time – Davidson Public Library – Details

11-11:30am   Bach to Rock Music Story Time (3-5 year olds) – Davidson Public Library – Details

1-3pm  Knit, Chat & Read – Davidson Public Library – Details

5:30-6:15pm  Celebrity Bartenders Rusty Knox vs Susan Tillis – Cocktail Throw down at Alton’s – Charity event for Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Who will win Davidson? – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Songwriters Showcase – Details

7-10pm    LIVE Music – The Cottage – Riley Byrnes – Details

8pm   LIVE Music – Old Town Public House – Rusty Knox – Details


Friday 6/15

12-1:45pm   Now Showing: Coco – Davidson Public Library – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Rusty Knox – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Cory Wells – Details


Saturday 6/16

8am   Bike Ride – Spirited Cyclist – Details

8am-12pm   Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

9-10am   Walk with a Doc – Village Green – Details

9:30-11am  World of Wonder – All About Bluebirds – Details and to Register

10-10:30am    Main Street Books – Tunes and Tales with Jamie – Details

10:30am-12:30pm   Main Street Books – Signing Table with Jenna Sue Bennett – Details

11am-12:30pm     Custard with a Cop – Whit’s Frozen Custard – Details

1:30pm   Tour De Food – Davidson – Details and Tickets

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Chris Jones Trio – Details

7pm    Davidson Film Club presents – Incendies (Canada 2011) – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Brice Hazel – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – Old Town Public House – Brian Rigby Band – Details


Sunday 6/17

4pm    LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Family Jam with Jamie – Details

6pm    Concerts on the Green – Part Time Blues Band (maybe secret guest -Rusty) – sponsored by Allen Tate Davidson –  Details


Clark writes about Davidson and lives in town.  Learn about Clark – Here

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Davidson, NC Weekend – Foreign Film, Food Truck Jam, Live Music

Davidson, NC   It’s going to be hot.  Beer tasting tomorrow.  Celebrate mom.


Bassmaster Eastern Open – All Weekend on the Lake – Article

Davidson weather – link

Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes

Dine out in Davidson

Davidson Parks

Greenway Map

Thursday 5/10

6-8pm   Davidson Mobility Presentation at DUMC – Details

6:30-8:30pm   BEER Tasting at The Cabin – D9 Brewing – Details

7pm    LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Songwriters Showcase – Details

7-9pm   LIVE Music – The Cottage – Randall Sprinkle


Friday 5/11

4:30pm Gates Open   NC Brewers and Music Festival – Historic Rural Hill – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Funk Rush – Details

7:30pm   LIVE Music – Mandolinos – Neighbor Unknown

8:30pm    LIVE Music – The Cabin – Jacob Triplet

Saturday 5/12

8-10am   Lake Norman Bike Expo – Davidson Park & Rec – Details

8am-12pm    The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

10am-1pm   Women’s Self Defense – Davidson Park & Rec – Details

11:30am Gates Open – NC Brewers and Music Festival – Historic Rural Hill – Details

3-8pm   Beaver Dam Food Truck Jam w Rusty Knox performing – Details

5-6pm   Main Street Books – Reading and Signing – Renee Hodges – Details

7pm   Davidson Film Club – Armour Street Theater – presents Elle (France 2016) – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Goodfoot Down – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Randall Sprinkle

Sunday 5/13  – Happy Mother’s Day


Clark Goff writes about all things Davidson and resides in Davidson, NC.

Buying or Selling in Davidson_ Call Clark

The Best Chicken Sandwich in the Davidson Area – Burger is Outstanding too!

Update – Open Lunch M-F 10:30-3:30

Davidson, NC    One of my co-workers mentioned that this place had the best chicken sandwich in the area so I had to check it out and, yes, it is true.


Located next to Pine Lake Prep off of 115 in a converted gas station is LKN2Go.  (formerly the Buttery and Beanery)  Everything is made to order on the grill when you order so it took a few minutes.  I had the Mushroom and Swiss Chicken Sandwich.  For $7.95 it came with seasoned fries and a drink.  It was excellent on a toasted Brioche Roll.


You will be surprised how nice the restaurant is inside, the quality of the food and the cooks.



The burgers looks amazing too.  Next time.


Really nice seating options indoors and outdoors.


LKN2Go,  1653 Mecklenburg Highway,  704 360-0434

Next time I will call in my order so it is ready when I get there.

Like www.facebook.com/aboutdavidson for more

Clark Goff

Clark Goff writes about all things Davidson and resides in Davidson, NC.


Best Breakfast Sandwich in Davidson

Davidson, NC   Ok.  Where is the best breakfast sandwich in Davidson?  Coddle Creek Grocery of course.   At the end of E Rocky River where it meets route 3 you’ve always enjoyed the convenient gas, but did you know it hosts a kitchen that turns out amazing breakfast sandwiches.


Bacon, sausage or steak with egg and cheese on your choice of hamburger roll or bread.  I was amazed how much bacon was piled on it for $3.59.


Hungry?  On the run? Give them a try!

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Davidson, NC Weekend

Davidson, NC   Beautiful weather.  See you on the Greenway.  Live theater, Music and outdoor fun.

Davidson Weather

All Weekends

Davidson Athletics – Calendar

Our Town Cinemas – Showtimes

Dine out in Davidson

Davidson Parks

Thursday 3/29

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details


Friday 3/30

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Billy Jones and Friends – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Matt and John – Details


Saturday 3/31

8-12:00pm  The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Details

9am  Bike Ride – Details

10-10:30am   Main Street Books – Moving Stories with Camerin – Details

10:30-12:30pm   Main Street Books – Signing Table with Marnie Schneider – Details

7pm   LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Davidson Local – Details

8pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – Wendy Wooten – Details

Sunday 4/1 – Happy Easter!

2pm   LIVE Theater – Davidson Community Players – First Date – Details


Davidson Real Estate



Mandolino’s Artisan Pizza – Opening Tuesday – Get ready for a great scene.

Davidson, NC    We were lucky to check out the newest Davidson restaurant at a pre-opening Friends and Family event Friday night.  First impression was great.  We were seated downstairs and had a great server.  The decor is cool with vintage-looking sketches of mandolin players on exposed brick walls.


Our server recommended a salad and pizza.  We had the green goddess dressing on romaine with feta, cucumbers and garbanzo beans (a “kitchen sink” salad).  The ingredients were so fresh and well prepared.    Our server also recommended the Tupelo Honey pizza.  A combo I would never imagine, but was outstanding.  Ricotta, Gorgonzola, Fig Honey, Calabrian Chiles, and Fresh Thyme.  Definitely was concerned about the heat of the chiles, but the honey offset so well.  Even my 9 year old picky eater loved. (he did pick off a couple chiles).

The portions are large,  The pizza is a sheet pan style with an amazing crust.  One pizza was too much food for us so we took some home.


Dessert was not needed, but we ordered a root beer float.   It was amazing.  Served in a fun jar with vanilla gelato and root beer.  Very cool presentation.


After dinner we checked out the upstairs of Mandolino’s.  It’s going to be a cool place to hang for a few drinks, listen to music or watch the game.


They open Tuesday and are worth a visit.  Our server said they will have outdoor seating eventually.  We heard they will start having live music later in the spring.  We are lucky to have a great variety of restaurants in Davidson, but Mandolino’s is a great addition to the scene.

Davidson’s Dimaggio’s Pizzeria Delivers – Pizza and Wings to perfection!

Davidson, NC      Thursday night we ordered from one of our favorite local Pizza and Wing shops, DiMaggio’s in Renaissance Square in Davidson, on the corner of Poplar Tent and 73.  They deliver to our neighborhood and are great for the Pizza and Wings combo.  We ordered the medium cheese pizza and small wing combo for $16.99.  We get the wings hot – extra crispy with blue cheese.  Very well done Buffalo wings – sauce is what you’d expect.   Deliver took about 45 minutes and does have an additional delivery fee.

Call them and see if they deliver to your address in Davidson.  704 439-4787.  They do deliver to all of River Run but keep mostly within a 4 mile radius of the restaurant.  If they don’t deliver it is worth picking up from them!





Tour de Food – Davidson

Davidson, NC    Here is an event I’ve never tried, but sounds like a blast.


Take a tour of Davidson. A quaint little town full of history and rich in flavor. We will start our tour at the Old Cotton Mill now known as The Brick House Tavern found at 209 Delburg St. From there we will wind our way through historical Davidson down Main St, stopping at 5-6 different restaurants from upscale dining to the soda shop along the way. We will sample some of the finest culinary delights these establishments have to offer. At one of the stops enjoy a local beer or wine tasting. You will get to meet the owners and chefs for a very personal experience unlike any other. Come see how innovative these independently owned restaurants can turn farm fresh food into the most delectable dishes. Eat – Drink – Walk with us through Davidson.


Tour de Food – Website

Next Tour November 18th at 1:30pm – Ticket Information

Larry Sprinkle on YouTube – His tour 




Davidson Weekend Happenings – The fun starts Thursday – We are packed

Davidson, NC Weather – Click here

All Weekend

Carolina Renaissance Festival – Details

Our Town Cinemas – Movies

Davidson College Athletics – Calendar

Davidson Restaurants – Click here


Thursday – October 12

3:45pm – 5:00pm  Davidson After School Print Making – Click for Event Details

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Pay For College  – Click for Event Details 

7:00pm – 8:30pm – River Run – Meet the Commissioner Candidates

8:00pm – LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Summit Songwriters Showcase – Event Details

8:00pm   LIVE Theater – On Golden Pond – Armour Street Theater – Event Details

8:25pm  Carolina Panthers (4-1) host the Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) – Event Details


Friday – October 13

4:00pm – 8:00pm  Davidson College International Festival – Open to Public – Event Details

6:00pm  The Cabin – Beer Tasting with Bayne Brewing Company – Event Details

8:00pm – LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Mike Strauss Trio – Event Details

8:00pm   LIVE Theater – On Golden Pond – Armour Street Theater – Event Details

8:30pm  LIVE Music – The Cabin – Neighbor Unknown – Event Details


Saturday – October 14

8:00am – 12:00pm  The Davidson Farmers’ Market – Music by Blake Macey – Event Details

8:00am  Group bike ride – Spirited Cyclist – Event Details

10:00am – 12:00pm  2nd Annual Pig Pickin’ at the Farmer’s Market – prepared by Fork – Event Details

2:00pm   LIVE Theater – On Golden Pond – Armour Street Theater – Event Details

8:00pm  LIVE Music – Summit Coffee – Goodfoot Down – Event Details

8:00pm   LIVE Theater – On Golden Pond – Armour Street Theater – Event Details

8:30pm   LIVE Music – The Cabin – David Hannon – Event Details


Sunday October 15

2:00pm   LIVE Theater – On Golden Pond – Armour Street Theater – Event Details

2:00pm Davidson Sunday Softball – see community calendar

3:00pm  Summit Coffee – Babies and Beer – Event Details

4:00pm – 5:00pm  Main Street Books – Signing and Reading – Diane Chamberlin – The Stolen Marriage – Event Details

6:00pm  LIVE Music – The Cabin – Brett Milstead –  Event Details


Fall Events

Davidson Park and Rec Program Guide – Click here

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Davidson, NC Lets learn Sushi @ Sushi 101 – Saturday 3:30.

Davidson, NC   Ok Davidson let’s learn sushi from the best!  Ken at Sabi is a great guy.  I remember he quizzed my daughter on her Chinese while we sat at the sushi bar and gave us a memorable experience.  Ken is offering a cool course Saturday at 3:30 through Davidson Park & Rec at Sabi.  You will learn sushi….learn rice… and make sushi.  Hopefully there is an edible payoff.  We are lucky in Davidson to have this restaurant.  Ugh!  Getting hungry while writing,

See you there.


Event info

Sabi website

Davidson was just ranked one of the coolest suburbs in America – Way to go!

Davidson, NC    Here is a fun take on our little town.  People across the country are discovering where we live.  Kinda scary, but nice that others see all that Davidson offers.

Article about Davidson

Base article on Thrillist



Davidson College Football opens season Saturday night versus Brevard

Davidson, NC   Davidson College Wildcats Football opens their season Saturday Sept 2 at 7pm versus the Brevard Tornados at home at Richardson Stadium.


Should be a fun night for the entire family.  Get dinner in town before the game at one of Davidson’s excellent restaurants.  See a list of all Davidson restaurants here.

Coach Hood Mic’d up – August 25th

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OK Davidson. Is a brew pub coming?

Davidson, NC   We came across a website for Off Main Brewing in Davidson.  Does anyone know when or where it’s coming?  We love the idea.  Please comment on our blog if you know anything.


The site says:

Good beer. Good food.

Good times. Always on tap.

Welcome to Off Main Brewing! We have a passion for creating good beer for good times.

 While still under development, Off Main Brewing will create the Town of Davidson’s first, uniquely community-centric craft brewpub experience, providing  a place for family, friends and colleagues to gather, expanding upon Main Street’s historic legacy while pushing forward the art of craft beer.

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Kindred’s Burger strikes again!

Davidson, NC     Kindred remains an excellent option for lunch. With reasonable prices and scrumptious food, there is something there for everyone. Of particular note is the skillet burger, a double patty affair with cheddar cheese, grandfather pickles, onions, and aioli sauce. Arguably the best burger in the Lake Norman area, you can’t go wrong for $11.00. You also get your choice of side from a fairly extensive side menu, including cucumber salad, potato frites, coleslaw, and pickles. Of personal importance, the coffee is also excellent at Kindred, with each serving brewed to order in small batches. While Kindred has a renowned dinner selection. Those looking for a great, and more reasonable lunch will find that Kindred has the perfect offerings.

Contributing Author: Davidson Foodie

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