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Friday, January 19th, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Daily Specials, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018
    - More than 130 participating restaurants in 9 counties around metro Charlotte, NC, offer prix fixe dinners of 3 (or more) courses for just $30 or $35 from January 19-28, 2018. View menu and make reservations now!
     
           
  • | 11:00am - 6:00pm | Business, Chamber, Networking, Union County Crime Stoppers, BBQ, Monroe, NC
    - This is the only fundraiser all year that supports tips that lead to an arrest of crime anywhere in Union County. Won't you have lunch with us and help us reduce crime in our community? Program and Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award at noon. Village Green will provide entertainment.

    Fees/Admission:
    Tickets are $9.00
    Union County Agricultural Civic Center
    3230 Presson Rd. Monroe NC 28112
    Kim Wolfe 704.577.1665 kwolfe@theallianceforchildren.org
  • | 4:00pm - 7:00pm | Local Events, Charlotte, NC, dining, food tours, Soul of the South, Uptown
    - On this walking food tour, we sample and sip our way through some of Uptown Charlotte’s best representations of the region and hear chefs and restaurant owners explain the influence of Southern heritage on their cuisine and menus. Many of their recipes are Southern family traditions, others are inspired by fresh local produce, and some are a modern twist on traditional dishes. We will get a taste of local craft beers and stroll along city streets to explore examples of Charlotte’s historical past.

    Advance registration required: visit click for details for more information and tickets.
    Charlotte Center City
           
  • | 5:00pm - 10:00pm | Local Events, Charlotte, food truck Friday, South End, Sycamore Brewing, NC
    - This family-friendly event features craft brews, wine, cider, live music and the best food trucks in Charlotte.

    Bring the whole family, including your dogs. Along with seating in the beer garden and taproom, patrons are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets.
    Sycamore Brewing
    2161 Hawkins St. Charlotte NC
  • | 6:30pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinner, Dinner Theater, Dinner Show, ww2, wwii, historical, charlotte, theater
    - Laugh and cry with America's greatest generation and remember the days of World War II. From an exciting collection of 40's favorites to a stirring patriotic medley, this dinner show is both nostalgic and inspirational. WWII Veterans admitted free!

    Dinner Includes:
    Chicken-fried chicken with sawmill gravy
    Buttery mashed potatoes
    Aunt Thelma's fancy corn
    Mama's buttermilk biscuit with honey
    All-American cherry pie with sourcream sauce
    Sweet Iced Tea or Water
    NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center
    3327 Highway 51 N Fort Mill SC 29715
    Box Office 803.802.2300 events@narroway.net
  • | 9:30pm - 1:00am | Arts and Entertainment, The Trail House, Indian Trail, NC
    - Delta Fire kicks off Restaurant Week for us at The Trail House. Union County's only restaurant participating in Charlotte Restaurant Week so make your reservations and stay for the band everyone loves! Dinner reservations for restaurant week Jan 19-28 available at (704) 776-4655 and click for details.
    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Indian Trail, The Trail House, Queen's Feast
    - Here is what the Trail House has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    The Trail House is a locally owned restaurant and pub, concentrating on fresh, quality American cuisine with a creative twist. Enjoy a unique dining experience that includes homemade trail mix, specialty cocktails, local craft beer and daily food specials. The Trail House has nightly entertainment, including live local bands on the weekends, over 25 big screen TVs, and a private room for your parties or meetings. We provide onsite or offsite catering with a variety of options to handle groups of different sizes. Eat, Meet, and Drink!

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Beverage (choice of one)
    House Chardonnay

    House Cabernet

    Local Craft Beer

    First course (choice of one)
    Cheesesteak Egg Rolls - marinated steak egg rolls served with honey sriracha dipping sauce

    Dip Trio - choice of three: Buffalo chicken dip, spinach queso, pimento cheese, hummus served with flatbread or chips

    Tatchos - tater tots smothered with slow-roasted short ribs, Southern gravy, mixed cheeses, topped with over-medium egg and drizzled with hot sauce

    Fried Pickles - crispy fried pickle chips served with Ranch

    Teriyaki Beef or Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers - choice of two with onions and peppers

    House Salad - mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, Cheddar, croutons

    Second course (choice of one)
    Spartan Sirloin – 8 oz. sirloin finished in red wine demi-glaze, served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

    Teriyaki Glazed Tuna – shrimp fried rice, tempura asparagus

    Pork Chops - two marinated pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts

    Fiesta Chicken - marinated chicken breast, Cajun ranch, Cheddar Jack cheese, Spanish rice, fried green beans, pico de gallo

    Trail House Pasta - penne pasta, blackened chicken (optional), roasted vegetables, Cajun cream sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Cookie Skillet

    New York Cheesecake

    Warm Apple Tart

    Three-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Call for reservations!

    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.776.4655
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Cafe 157
    - Here is what Cafe 157 in Matthews has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Cafe 157 Salad - field mixed greens, Gorgonzola, candied pecans, Mandarin orange, sherry Dijon vinaigrette

    Lobster Bisque

    Second course (choice of one)
    All Natural 6 oz. Filet Mignon - mashed potato, spinach, red wine reduction

    1 lb. Beeler's Pork Osso Bucco - garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes, sage demi glace

    Lump Crab Cakes - julienne vegetables, basmati rice, remoulade

    Pan-Seared Asian Sea Bass - cherry tomato, basil, sweet peas risotto, apple cider vinaigrette

    Grilled Norwegian Salmon - basmati rice, fresh corn salsa, olive oil and balsamic glace

    Chicken Mediterranean - spinach, basmati rice, artichoke lemon caper sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

    New York Cheesecake - with raspberry coulis

    RESERVATIONS: 704-844-8686
    Cafe 157
    157 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.844.8686
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Sante Restaurant
    - Here is what Sante Restaurant has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Appetizer / Salad / Soup (choice of one)
    Duck Confit and Brie Cheese Quesadilla - toasted pecans, apple chutney and red onion relish

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels - shaved fennel, garlic and saffron broth

    Stuffed Roasted Piquillo Peppers - stuffed with house-made pork sausage, Emmental cheese and spinach sauce

    Soup of the Day

    Local Winter Greens Salad - roasted beets, spiced pecans, Gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette

    French Country Salad - local salad greens, tomatoes, Brie cheese, olives, cucumbers, hazelnuts, and fresh herb vinaigrette

    Braised Red Cabbage Salad - caramelized pears, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, smoked bacon crisps and balsamic vinaigrette

    Entrée (choice of one)
    Grilled NY Strip Steak - herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and thyme-scented Burgundy sauce

    Braised Lamb Shank - chestnut sweet potato puree, red onion marmalade and minted lamb jus

    Pan-Seared Scallops - Parmesan herb risotto and lobster sherry sauce

    Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Fillet - coconut lime basmati rice with Dijonnaise sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped NC Trout - stuffed with crawfish and tasso ham grits and Creole sauce

    Wild Mushroom and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast - roasted garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and herbed chicken butter sauce

    Penne Pasta - seared shrimp, shaved prosciutto, and spinach in a roasted red pepper pesto sauce

    Spinach Fettuccine Pasta - roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese in a mushroom cream sauce

    Dessert (choice of one)
    Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

    Crème Brulee

    Chocolate Flourless Cake
    Sante Restaurant
    165 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.845.1899
  • | Local Events, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018, The Liberty, Blakeney, Charlotte
    - Here is the menu for The Liberty Restaurant for Queen's Feast:

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Farmer / Gatherer - roasted carrots, farro, quinoa, tender greens, Benton’s ham, asparagus and poached egg

    Calamari Fries - hot chili garlic, wasabi aioli

    N’Orleans BBQ Shrimp - creamy grits, fried egg, french bread

    Lobster Poutine - loaded cheese fries, scallions, bacon, lobster-sherry gravy

    Crispy Goat Cheese Salad - roasted beets, arugula, pecans, pears, balsamic vinaigrette

    Mussels & Fries - smoked tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, white wine and butter

    “Pig & Chips” - BBQ pork, baked beans, house bacon, jalapenos, avocado, salsa, queso, scallions, house potato chips

    Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings - pickled vegetables, ranch dressing

    Fried Oysters Spinach Salad - warm bacon dressing, salt-roasted pears, pumpkin seeds

    Roasted Tomato Soup - grilled bacon-Cheddar slider

    Second course (choice of one)
    Berkshire Pork Porterhouse - Brussels sprouts, apple-bacon jam, Bourbon-ginger glaze

    Pimento Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon - loaded fingerling potatoes, baby green beans, French onion jus

    Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs - garlic mashed potatoes, chile-garlic brocolinni, caramelized onion gravy

    Roasted Scottish Salmon - farro risotto, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, red wine sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops - creamy grits, cola gastrique, arugula/onion salad

    “Chicken & Dumplings” - gnocchi, carrots, peas, mushrooms, spinach, chicken jus

    Southern Bouillabaisse - lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and grouper, tomato-saffron broth, bread

    Third course (choice of one)
    Salted-Caramel Budino - cookie crust, cream

    Flourless Chocolate Cake - meringue, sugared raspberries, milk chocolate sauce

    Creme Brulee Cheesecake - strawberries, burnt sugar, whipped cream

    White Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding - caramel and creme Anglaise

    Click the link to reserve your spot!
    The Liberty
    9816-J Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
    980.262.4564
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Charlotte RV Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - Stop out at the Charlotte RV Show and see our dealer, Bumgarner Camping Center, they'll be displaying the all-new Luna teardrop trailer and the Flyer adventure trailers by inTech RV. For more information contact Bumgarner Camping Center at 828-728-5112. Let's Go Camping!!
    Park Expo Center
    2500 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28205
    Bumgarner Camping Center 828.728.5112
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - Celebrate the goodness of one of America's oldest and most beloved snacks- as a healthy start to the New Year, big game crowd pleaser, or signature snack of the movie industry or awards show.
     
           

Saturday, January 20th, 2018

  • | 8:00am - 3:00pm | Special Interest, drive on Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, Concord, NC
    - Come and join us for the NASCAR Racing Experience. Family and friends are welcome to watch their favorite driver speed down Charlotte Motor Speedway. Please feel free to send us pics of your experience and make sure to watch out for Top Speeds.

    Questions or need directions? Please call us at 704-886-2400 and we'll be more than happy to help.
    Charlotte Motor Speedway
    5555 Concord Pkwy S Concord NC 28027
    704.886.2400
  • | 8:00am - 4:00pm | Special Interest, Conceal Carry classes, Marshville, Wingate, Olive Branch, NC
    - NC Concealed Carry Class, click for details - for enrollment!
    Euto Baptist Church
    6019 Highway 205 Marshville NC 28103
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Daily Specials, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018
    - More than 130 participating restaurants in 9 counties around metro Charlotte, NC, offer prix fixe dinners of 3 (or more) courses for just $30 or $35 from January 19-28, 2018. View menu and make reservations now!
     
           
  • | 10:00am - 2:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, Carolina Waterfowl Rescue, Indian Trail, NC, volunteer
    - Come meet some of our resident animals and help us accomplish a project (or two!). Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Bottled water provided, please bring your own lunch.
    Carolina Waterfowl Rescue
    5403 Poplin Rd. Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | 12:00pm - 3:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinner, Dinner Theater, Dinner Show, ww2, wwii, historical, charlotte, theater
    - Laugh and cry with America's greatest generation and remember the days of World War II. From an exciting collection of 40's favorites to a stirring patriotic medley, this dinner show is both nostalgic and inspirational. WWII Veterans admitted free!

    Dinner Includes:
    Chicken-fried chicken with sawmill gravy
    Buttery mashed potatoes
    Aunt Thelma's fancy corn
    Mama's buttermilk biscuit with honey
    All-American cherry pie with sourcream sauce
    Sweet Iced Tea or Water
    NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center
    3327 Highway 51 N Fort Mill SC 29715
    Box Office 803.802.2300 events@narroway.net
  • | 5:00pm - 8:30pm | Arts and Entertainment, Dinner, Dinner Theater, Dinner Show, ww2, wwii, historical, charlotte, theater
    - Laugh and cry with America's greatest generation and remember the days of World War II. From an exciting collection of 40's favorites to a stirring patriotic medley, this dinner show is both nostalgic and inspirational. WWII Veterans admitted free!

    Dinner Includes:
    Chicken-fried chicken with sawmill gravy
    Buttery mashed potatoes
    Aunt Thelma's fancy corn
    Mama's buttermilk biscuit with honey
    All-American cherry pie with sourcream sauce
    Sweet Iced Tea or Water
    NarroWay Theatre & Conference Center
    3327 Highway 51 N Fort Mill SC 29715
    Box Office 803.802.2300 events@narroway.net
  • | 5:00pm - 9:00pm | Charity, Fundraiser, chili cook off, Monroe, NC, The Easy Parrot, Women of the Moose
    - $100 prize to the winner for the chili chili cook-off, entry fee is $10 per entry, 50/50 contest, silent auctions (including baked goods), Entertainment from Ginger "Crazy White Girl show"! You can taste all entries and get a full bowl of the chili you voted for and fixings for $6 per person!

    This benefit is collecting donated items for Hospice of Union County and for the Green Cap Ways and Means Fundraiser. The following items are items requested by Hospice that will help support of hospice patients and families!!!

    HOMECARE:
    *Xl Twin Sheet sets are a big need for patients in home care with hospital beds right now
    *Ensure
    Socks with rubber (slip resistance) linings on bottom of feet
    Hygiene Items (Toothpaste/Toothbrushes, Shampoo/Conditioner, Deodorants, Body Wash, Liquid Hand Soaps…etc)
    Paper Products
    Non-Scented Baby Wipes

    HOSPICE HOUSE/FAMILY ROOM:
    Non-perishable snacks, Canned Drinks, Bottled Water (Family Room of Hospice House)
    Crayons/Coloring Books
    Books (Could really use a few more recent editions of popular fiction authors)
    Birdseed for the feeders we have outside the rooms
    Puzzles

    ALL:
    Fleece blankets/Afghans/ Lap Quilts
    Word Find Books
    Instrumental CDs/Calm-Relaxation Music
    New or Gently used coats or hoodies
    The Easy Parrot Bar
    1701 W. Franklin Street Monroe NC 28110
  • | 7:00pm - 10:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Theresa Eaman, Southern Range Brewing, Monroe, NC
    - Stop by the brewery on January 20 to hear some awesome jazz tunes. Theresa’s voice is absolutely amazing and certainly something you do not want to miss out on!
    Southern Range Brewing Company
    151 S Stewart St Monroe NC 28112
  • | 8:00pm - 11:00pm | Arts and Entertainment, Martha Redbone, Concord, NC
    - Martha Redbone’s roots are firmly planted in the bluegrass and folk music she grew up with in the Appalachian Mountains, but her teenage years were spent in pre-gentrified Brooklyn, and that’s where the blues and funk took hold.

    Influenced by her Native American and African American heritage, Redbone’s music is a stunning culmination of Native American, funk, Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues.

    Tickets on sale NOW

    Learn more about Martha Redbone on her website: martharedbone.com
    Cabarrus Arts Council
    65 Union St. S Concord NC 28025
  • | 9:00pm - 12:00am | Local Events, Foxs Bowling Alley, Indian Trail, NC, Monroe
    - We have Live Music Every Weekend at Fox's Alley! We have a great variety of groups ranging from country solo acts, to 4pc bands. Make sure to check out our Facebook page to see who's coming each week. In addition to offering great food, and awesome drinks we have a big beach volleyball court out back along with multiple cornhole sets, and plenty of seating on the patio. Rain or shine we'll always have music and lots of fun waiting on your family and friends!
    Fox's Bowling Alley
    1901 Skyway Drive Monroe NC 28110
  • | 9:30pm - 12:30am | Arts and Entertainment, Brooke Blackburn, live music, Fox's Bowling Alley, Indian Trail, Monroe, NC
    - Brooke Blackburn is a musician with a focus on vocals, guitar, and covers.
    Fox's Bowling Alley
    1901 Skyway Drive Monroe NC 28110
  • | 10:00pm - 1:00am | Arts and Entertainment, Black Glass band, The Trail House, Indian Trail, NC
    - Make your plans for Black Glass on Saturday night in Indian Trail......they always pack it out so come early for dinner and drinks.
    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Indian Trail, The Trail House, Queen's Feast
    - Here is what the Trail House has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    The Trail House is a locally owned restaurant and pub, concentrating on fresh, quality American cuisine with a creative twist. Enjoy a unique dining experience that includes homemade trail mix, specialty cocktails, local craft beer and daily food specials. The Trail House has nightly entertainment, including live local bands on the weekends, over 25 big screen TVs, and a private room for your parties or meetings. We provide onsite or offsite catering with a variety of options to handle groups of different sizes. Eat, Meet, and Drink!

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Beverage (choice of one)
    House Chardonnay

    House Cabernet

    Local Craft Beer

    First course (choice of one)
    Cheesesteak Egg Rolls - marinated steak egg rolls served with honey sriracha dipping sauce

    Dip Trio - choice of three: Buffalo chicken dip, spinach queso, pimento cheese, hummus served with flatbread or chips

    Tatchos - tater tots smothered with slow-roasted short ribs, Southern gravy, mixed cheeses, topped with over-medium egg and drizzled with hot sauce

    Fried Pickles - crispy fried pickle chips served with Ranch

    Teriyaki Beef or Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers - choice of two with onions and peppers

    House Salad - mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, Cheddar, croutons

    Second course (choice of one)
    Spartan Sirloin – 8 oz. sirloin finished in red wine demi-glaze, served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

    Teriyaki Glazed Tuna – shrimp fried rice, tempura asparagus

    Pork Chops - two marinated pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts

    Fiesta Chicken - marinated chicken breast, Cajun ranch, Cheddar Jack cheese, Spanish rice, fried green beans, pico de gallo

    Trail House Pasta - penne pasta, blackened chicken (optional), roasted vegetables, Cajun cream sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Cookie Skillet

    New York Cheesecake

    Warm Apple Tart

    Three-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Call for reservations!

    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.776.4655
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Cafe 157
    - Here is what Cafe 157 in Matthews has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Cafe 157 Salad - field mixed greens, Gorgonzola, candied pecans, Mandarin orange, sherry Dijon vinaigrette

    Lobster Bisque

    Second course (choice of one)
    All Natural 6 oz. Filet Mignon - mashed potato, spinach, red wine reduction

    1 lb. Beeler's Pork Osso Bucco - garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes, sage demi glace

    Lump Crab Cakes - julienne vegetables, basmati rice, remoulade

    Pan-Seared Asian Sea Bass - cherry tomato, basil, sweet peas risotto, apple cider vinaigrette

    Grilled Norwegian Salmon - basmati rice, fresh corn salsa, olive oil and balsamic glace

    Chicken Mediterranean - spinach, basmati rice, artichoke lemon caper sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

    New York Cheesecake - with raspberry coulis

    RESERVATIONS: 704-844-8686
    Cafe 157
    157 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.844.8686
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Sante Restaurant
    - Here is what Sante Restaurant has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Appetizer / Salad / Soup (choice of one)
    Duck Confit and Brie Cheese Quesadilla - toasted pecans, apple chutney and red onion relish

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels - shaved fennel, garlic and saffron broth

    Stuffed Roasted Piquillo Peppers - stuffed with house-made pork sausage, Emmental cheese and spinach sauce

    Soup of the Day

    Local Winter Greens Salad - roasted beets, spiced pecans, Gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette

    French Country Salad - local salad greens, tomatoes, Brie cheese, olives, cucumbers, hazelnuts, and fresh herb vinaigrette

    Braised Red Cabbage Salad - caramelized pears, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, smoked bacon crisps and balsamic vinaigrette

    Entrée (choice of one)
    Grilled NY Strip Steak - herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and thyme-scented Burgundy sauce

    Braised Lamb Shank - chestnut sweet potato puree, red onion marmalade and minted lamb jus

    Pan-Seared Scallops - Parmesan herb risotto and lobster sherry sauce

    Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Fillet - coconut lime basmati rice with Dijonnaise sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped NC Trout - stuffed with crawfish and tasso ham grits and Creole sauce

    Wild Mushroom and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast - roasted garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and herbed chicken butter sauce

    Penne Pasta - seared shrimp, shaved prosciutto, and spinach in a roasted red pepper pesto sauce

    Spinach Fettuccine Pasta - roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese in a mushroom cream sauce

    Dessert (choice of one)
    Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

    Crème Brulee

    Chocolate Flourless Cake
    Sante Restaurant
    165 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.845.1899
  • | Local Events, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018, The Liberty, Blakeney, Charlotte
    - Here is the menu for The Liberty Restaurant for Queen's Feast:

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Farmer / Gatherer - roasted carrots, farro, quinoa, tender greens, Benton’s ham, asparagus and poached egg

    Calamari Fries - hot chili garlic, wasabi aioli

    N’Orleans BBQ Shrimp - creamy grits, fried egg, french bread

    Lobster Poutine - loaded cheese fries, scallions, bacon, lobster-sherry gravy

    Crispy Goat Cheese Salad - roasted beets, arugula, pecans, pears, balsamic vinaigrette

    Mussels & Fries - smoked tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, white wine and butter

    “Pig & Chips” - BBQ pork, baked beans, house bacon, jalapenos, avocado, salsa, queso, scallions, house potato chips

    Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings - pickled vegetables, ranch dressing

    Fried Oysters Spinach Salad - warm bacon dressing, salt-roasted pears, pumpkin seeds

    Roasted Tomato Soup - grilled bacon-Cheddar slider

    Second course (choice of one)
    Berkshire Pork Porterhouse - Brussels sprouts, apple-bacon jam, Bourbon-ginger glaze

    Pimento Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon - loaded fingerling potatoes, baby green beans, French onion jus

    Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs - garlic mashed potatoes, chile-garlic brocolinni, caramelized onion gravy

    Roasted Scottish Salmon - farro risotto, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, red wine sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops - creamy grits, cola gastrique, arugula/onion salad

    “Chicken & Dumplings” - gnocchi, carrots, peas, mushrooms, spinach, chicken jus

    Southern Bouillabaisse - lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and grouper, tomato-saffron broth, bread

    Third course (choice of one)
    Salted-Caramel Budino - cookie crust, cream

    Flourless Chocolate Cake - meringue, sugared raspberries, milk chocolate sauce

    Creme Brulee Cheesecake - strawberries, burnt sugar, whipped cream

    White Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding - caramel and creme Anglaise

    Click the link to reserve your spot!
    The Liberty
    9816-J Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
    980.262.4564
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Charlotte RV Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - Stop out at the Charlotte RV Show and see our dealer, Bumgarner Camping Center, they'll be displaying the all-new Luna teardrop trailer and the Flyer adventure trailers by inTech RV. For more information contact Bumgarner Camping Center at 828-728-5112. Let's Go Camping!!
    Park Expo Center
    2500 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28205
    Bumgarner Camping Center 828.728.5112

Sunday, January 21st, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Daily Specials, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018
    - More than 130 participating restaurants in 9 counties around metro Charlotte, NC, offer prix fixe dinners of 3 (or more) courses for just $30 or $35 from January 19-28, 2018. View menu and make reservations now!
     
           
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Indian Trail, The Trail House, Queen's Feast
    - Here is what the Trail House has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    The Trail House is a locally owned restaurant and pub, concentrating on fresh, quality American cuisine with a creative twist. Enjoy a unique dining experience that includes homemade trail mix, specialty cocktails, local craft beer and daily food specials. The Trail House has nightly entertainment, including live local bands on the weekends, over 25 big screen TVs, and a private room for your parties or meetings. We provide onsite or offsite catering with a variety of options to handle groups of different sizes. Eat, Meet, and Drink!

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Beverage (choice of one)
    House Chardonnay

    House Cabernet

    Local Craft Beer

    First course (choice of one)
    Cheesesteak Egg Rolls - marinated steak egg rolls served with honey sriracha dipping sauce

    Dip Trio - choice of three: Buffalo chicken dip, spinach queso, pimento cheese, hummus served with flatbread or chips

    Tatchos - tater tots smothered with slow-roasted short ribs, Southern gravy, mixed cheeses, topped with over-medium egg and drizzled with hot sauce

    Fried Pickles - crispy fried pickle chips served with Ranch

    Teriyaki Beef or Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers - choice of two with onions and peppers

    House Salad - mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, Cheddar, croutons

    Second course (choice of one)
    Spartan Sirloin – 8 oz. sirloin finished in red wine demi-glaze, served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

    Teriyaki Glazed Tuna – shrimp fried rice, tempura asparagus

    Pork Chops - two marinated pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts

    Fiesta Chicken - marinated chicken breast, Cajun ranch, Cheddar Jack cheese, Spanish rice, fried green beans, pico de gallo

    Trail House Pasta - penne pasta, blackened chicken (optional), roasted vegetables, Cajun cream sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Cookie Skillet

    New York Cheesecake

    Warm Apple Tart

    Three-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Call for reservations!

    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.776.4655
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Cafe 157
    - Here is what Cafe 157 in Matthews has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Cafe 157 Salad - field mixed greens, Gorgonzola, candied pecans, Mandarin orange, sherry Dijon vinaigrette

    Lobster Bisque

    Second course (choice of one)
    All Natural 6 oz. Filet Mignon - mashed potato, spinach, red wine reduction

    1 lb. Beeler's Pork Osso Bucco - garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes, sage demi glace

    Lump Crab Cakes - julienne vegetables, basmati rice, remoulade

    Pan-Seared Asian Sea Bass - cherry tomato, basil, sweet peas risotto, apple cider vinaigrette

    Grilled Norwegian Salmon - basmati rice, fresh corn salsa, olive oil and balsamic glace

    Chicken Mediterranean - spinach, basmati rice, artichoke lemon caper sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

    New York Cheesecake - with raspberry coulis

    RESERVATIONS: 704-844-8686
    Cafe 157
    157 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.844.8686
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Sante Restaurant
    - Here is what Sante Restaurant has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Appetizer / Salad / Soup (choice of one)
    Duck Confit and Brie Cheese Quesadilla - toasted pecans, apple chutney and red onion relish

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels - shaved fennel, garlic and saffron broth

    Stuffed Roasted Piquillo Peppers - stuffed with house-made pork sausage, Emmental cheese and spinach sauce

    Soup of the Day

    Local Winter Greens Salad - roasted beets, spiced pecans, Gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette

    French Country Salad - local salad greens, tomatoes, Brie cheese, olives, cucumbers, hazelnuts, and fresh herb vinaigrette

    Braised Red Cabbage Salad - caramelized pears, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, smoked bacon crisps and balsamic vinaigrette

    Entrée (choice of one)
    Grilled NY Strip Steak - herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and thyme-scented Burgundy sauce

    Braised Lamb Shank - chestnut sweet potato puree, red onion marmalade and minted lamb jus

    Pan-Seared Scallops - Parmesan herb risotto and lobster sherry sauce

    Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Fillet - coconut lime basmati rice with Dijonnaise sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped NC Trout - stuffed with crawfish and tasso ham grits and Creole sauce

    Wild Mushroom and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast - roasted garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and herbed chicken butter sauce

    Penne Pasta - seared shrimp, shaved prosciutto, and spinach in a roasted red pepper pesto sauce

    Spinach Fettuccine Pasta - roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese in a mushroom cream sauce

    Dessert (choice of one)
    Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

    Crème Brulee

    Chocolate Flourless Cake
    Sante Restaurant
    165 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.845.1899
  • | Local Events, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018, The Liberty, Blakeney, Charlotte
    - Here is the menu for The Liberty Restaurant for Queen's Feast:

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Farmer / Gatherer - roasted carrots, farro, quinoa, tender greens, Benton’s ham, asparagus and poached egg

    Calamari Fries - hot chili garlic, wasabi aioli

    N’Orleans BBQ Shrimp - creamy grits, fried egg, french bread

    Lobster Poutine - loaded cheese fries, scallions, bacon, lobster-sherry gravy

    Crispy Goat Cheese Salad - roasted beets, arugula, pecans, pears, balsamic vinaigrette

    Mussels & Fries - smoked tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, white wine and butter

    “Pig & Chips” - BBQ pork, baked beans, house bacon, jalapenos, avocado, salsa, queso, scallions, house potato chips

    Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings - pickled vegetables, ranch dressing

    Fried Oysters Spinach Salad - warm bacon dressing, salt-roasted pears, pumpkin seeds

    Roasted Tomato Soup - grilled bacon-Cheddar slider

    Second course (choice of one)
    Berkshire Pork Porterhouse - Brussels sprouts, apple-bacon jam, Bourbon-ginger glaze

    Pimento Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon - loaded fingerling potatoes, baby green beans, French onion jus

    Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs - garlic mashed potatoes, chile-garlic brocolinni, caramelized onion gravy

    Roasted Scottish Salmon - farro risotto, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, red wine sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops - creamy grits, cola gastrique, arugula/onion salad

    “Chicken & Dumplings” - gnocchi, carrots, peas, mushrooms, spinach, chicken jus

    Southern Bouillabaisse - lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and grouper, tomato-saffron broth, bread

    Third course (choice of one)
    Salted-Caramel Budino - cookie crust, cream

    Flourless Chocolate Cake - meringue, sugared raspberries, milk chocolate sauce

    Creme Brulee Cheesecake - strawberries, burnt sugar, whipped cream

    White Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding - caramel and creme Anglaise

    Click the link to reserve your spot!
    The Liberty
    9816-J Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
    980.262.4564
  • | Shows, Festivals, and Fairs, Charlotte RV Show, Park Expo Center, Charlotte, NC
    - Stop out at the Charlotte RV Show and see our dealer, Bumgarner Camping Center, they'll be displaying the all-new Luna teardrop trailer and the Flyer adventure trailers by inTech RV. For more information contact Bumgarner Camping Center at 828-728-5112. Let's Go Camping!!
    Park Expo Center
    2500 E. Independence Blvd. Charlotte NC 28205
    Bumgarner Camping Center 828.728.5112
  • | NATL - Public Interest
    - A time to celebrate and emphasize the gift and culture of life without prejudice or partiality.
     
           

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

  • | 10:00am - | Kids, baby story time, Monroe, NC, Monroe library
    - Baby lapsit time every Monday. Event does not occur if library closed.
    6-18 months
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 10:00am - 7:00pm | Daily Specials, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018
    - More than 130 participating restaurants in 9 counties around metro Charlotte, NC, offer prix fixe dinners of 3 (or more) courses for just $30 or $35 from January 19-28, 2018. View menu and make reservations now!
     
           
  • | 10:30am - | Kids, Monroe Library, Monroe, NC, story time
    - 0-5 Years
    Storytime every Monday
    Monroe Library
    2500 W Roosevelt Blvd Monroe NC 28110
  • | 11:00am - 3:00pm | Special Interest, express lunch italian tavolo uptown food discount
    - Join us Mondays thru Fridays from 11am to 3pm for our $9 Express Lunch. Choose from our sandwiches, insalatas, and wood fired pizzas.
    Tavolo
    300 N College St Charlotte NC 28202
    Tavolo 704.595.3190
  • | Sports and Recreation, Cane Creek Park, free admission, Waxhaw, NC
    - Visitors can gain free admission to Cane Creek Park in Waxhaw from November 1, 2017 to February 28, 2018.
    Cane Creek Park
    5213 Harkey Rd. Waxhaw NC 28173
    704.843.3919
  • | Special Interest, Zumba, Dance, Fitness, Health
    - Meet new people, let go of stress, exercise, all while having fun!
    Old Charlotte Highway
    4209 Old Charlotte Highway Monroe NC 28110
    Tara Moss 704.290.5212 tmoss@spcc.edu
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Indian Trail, The Trail House, Queen's Feast
    - Here is what the Trail House has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    The Trail House is a locally owned restaurant and pub, concentrating on fresh, quality American cuisine with a creative twist. Enjoy a unique dining experience that includes homemade trail mix, specialty cocktails, local craft beer and daily food specials. The Trail House has nightly entertainment, including live local bands on the weekends, over 25 big screen TVs, and a private room for your parties or meetings. We provide onsite or offsite catering with a variety of options to handle groups of different sizes. Eat, Meet, and Drink!

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Beverage (choice of one)
    House Chardonnay

    House Cabernet

    Local Craft Beer

    First course (choice of one)
    Cheesesteak Egg Rolls - marinated steak egg rolls served with honey sriracha dipping sauce

    Dip Trio - choice of three: Buffalo chicken dip, spinach queso, pimento cheese, hummus served with flatbread or chips

    Tatchos - tater tots smothered with slow-roasted short ribs, Southern gravy, mixed cheeses, topped with over-medium egg and drizzled with hot sauce

    Fried Pickles - crispy fried pickle chips served with Ranch

    Teriyaki Beef or Sweet Chili Chicken Skewers - choice of two with onions and peppers

    House Salad - mixed greens, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, onions, Cheddar, croutons

    Second course (choice of one)
    Spartan Sirloin – 8 oz. sirloin finished in red wine demi-glaze, served with roasted potatoes and grilled asparagus

    Teriyaki Glazed Tuna – shrimp fried rice, tempura asparagus

    Pork Chops - two marinated pork chops, garlic mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts

    Fiesta Chicken - marinated chicken breast, Cajun ranch, Cheddar Jack cheese, Spanish rice, fried green beans, pico de gallo

    Trail House Pasta - penne pasta, blackened chicken (optional), roasted vegetables, Cajun cream sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Cookie Skillet

    New York Cheesecake

    Warm Apple Tart

    Three-Layer Chocolate Cake

    Call for reservations!

    The Trail House
    6751 Old Monroe Rd Indian Trail NC 28079
    704.776.4655
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Cafe 157
    - Here is what Cafe 157 in Matthews has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Cafe 157 Salad - field mixed greens, Gorgonzola, candied pecans, Mandarin orange, sherry Dijon vinaigrette

    Lobster Bisque

    Second course (choice of one)
    All Natural 6 oz. Filet Mignon - mashed potato, spinach, red wine reduction

    1 lb. Beeler's Pork Osso Bucco - garlic Parmesan mashed potatoes, sage demi glace

    Lump Crab Cakes - julienne vegetables, basmati rice, remoulade

    Pan-Seared Asian Sea Bass - cherry tomato, basil, sweet peas risotto, apple cider vinaigrette

    Grilled Norwegian Salmon - basmati rice, fresh corn salsa, olive oil and balsamic glace

    Chicken Mediterranean - spinach, basmati rice, artichoke lemon caper sauce

    Third course (choice of one)
    Belgian Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake

    New York Cheesecake - with raspberry coulis

    RESERVATIONS: 704-844-8686
    Cafe 157
    157 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.844.8686
  • | Local Events, Charlotte Restaurant Week, Matthews, NC, Sante Restaurant
    - Here is what Sante Restaurant has to offer during Charlotte Restaurant Week:

    $35 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    Appetizer / Salad / Soup (choice of one)
    Duck Confit and Brie Cheese Quesadilla - toasted pecans, apple chutney and red onion relish

    Steamed Prince Edward Island Mussels - shaved fennel, garlic and saffron broth

    Stuffed Roasted Piquillo Peppers - stuffed with house-made pork sausage, Emmental cheese and spinach sauce

    Soup of the Day

    Local Winter Greens Salad - roasted beets, spiced pecans, Gorgonzola, citrus vinaigrette

    French Country Salad - local salad greens, tomatoes, Brie cheese, olives, cucumbers, hazelnuts, and fresh herb vinaigrette

    Braised Red Cabbage Salad - caramelized pears, goat cheese, toasted pistachios, smoked bacon crisps and balsamic vinaigrette

    Entrée (choice of one)
    Grilled NY Strip Steak - herb-roasted fingerling potatoes and thyme-scented Burgundy sauce

    Braised Lamb Shank - chestnut sweet potato puree, red onion marmalade and minted lamb jus

    Pan-Seared Scallops - Parmesan herb risotto and lobster sherry sauce

    Pistachio-Crusted Salmon Fillet - coconut lime basmati rice with Dijonnaise sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped NC Trout - stuffed with crawfish and tasso ham grits and Creole sauce

    Wild Mushroom and Parmesan-Crusted Chicken Breast - roasted garlic whipped Yukon Gold potatoes and herbed chicken butter sauce

    Penne Pasta - seared shrimp, shaved prosciutto, and spinach in a roasted red pepper pesto sauce

    Spinach Fettuccine Pasta - roasted chicken, wild mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, and goat cheese in a mushroom cream sauce

    Dessert (choice of one)
    Pear and Blackberry Cobbler

    Crème Brulee

    Chocolate Flourless Cake
    Sante Restaurant
    165 N. Trade St. Matthews NC 28105
    704.845.1899
  • | Local Events, Queen's Feast, Charlotte Restaurant Week, 2018, The Liberty, Blakeney, Charlotte
    - Here is the menu for The Liberty Restaurant for Queen's Feast:

    $30 per person (does not include tax or gratuity)


    First course (choice of one)
    Farmer / Gatherer - roasted carrots, farro, quinoa, tender greens, Benton’s ham, asparagus and poached egg

    Calamari Fries - hot chili garlic, wasabi aioli

    N’Orleans BBQ Shrimp - creamy grits, fried egg, french bread

    Lobster Poutine - loaded cheese fries, scallions, bacon, lobster-sherry gravy

    Crispy Goat Cheese Salad - roasted beets, arugula, pecans, pears, balsamic vinaigrette

    Mussels & Fries - smoked tomatoes, roasted garlic, herbs, white wine and butter

    “Pig & Chips” - BBQ pork, baked beans, house bacon, jalapenos, avocado, salsa, queso, scallions, house potato chips

    Smoked BBQ Chicken Wings - pickled vegetables, ranch dressing

    Fried Oysters Spinach Salad - warm bacon dressing, salt-roasted pears, pumpkin seeds

    Roasted Tomato Soup - grilled bacon-Cheddar slider

    Second course (choice of one)
    Berkshire Pork Porterhouse - Brussels sprouts, apple-bacon jam, Bourbon-ginger glaze

    Pimento Cheese-Crusted Filet Mignon - loaded fingerling potatoes, baby green beans, French onion jus

    Slow-Braised Beef Short Ribs - garlic mashed potatoes, chile-garlic brocolinni, caramelized onion gravy

    Roasted Scottish Salmon - farro risotto, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, red wine sauce

    Bacon-Wrapped Sea Scallops - creamy grits, cola gastrique, arugula/onion salad

    “Chicken & Dumplings” - gnocchi, carrots, peas, mushrooms, spinach, chicken jus

    Southern Bouillabaisse - lobster, shrimp, clams, mussels and grouper, tomato-saffron broth, bread

    Third course (choice of one)
    Salted-Caramel Budino - cookie crust, cream

    Flourless Chocolate Cake - meringue, sugared raspberries, milk chocolate sauce

    Creme Brulee Cheesecake - strawberries, burnt sugar, whipped cream

    White Chocolate & Cherry Bread Pudding - caramel and creme Anglaise

    Click the link to reserve your spot!
    The Liberty
    9816-J Rea Road Charlotte NC 28277
    980.262.4564

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

  • | 10:00am - 6:00pm | Kids, Sea Life Aquarium, Concord, Concord Mills, Charlotte, Toddler Tuesday
    - Take advantage of a great deal for parents with young children each Tuesday at SEA LIFE! One FREE Child with the purchase of an adult ticket.

    Adult ticket only $15. Additional children ages 3-12 are $5 each (up to 5 additional children only).
    Sea Life Aquarium
    8111 Concord Mills Boulevard Concord NC 28027
    866.229.1573

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