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

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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


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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


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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.

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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.

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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


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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.


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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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