Mandolino’s prepares to open on South Main

Had a quick tour this weekend of Mandolino’s, the new “artisan pizza” restaurant opening on Main Street Davidson later this month (February 2018).  Partners Jason Tognarina and Chef Bill Schutz showed us around the renovated space in the former Millstone Bake House, next door to Town Hall and across the street from the partners’ other … More Mandolino’s prepares to open on South Main

DHC Souper Bowl: And the winners are …

Davidson Housing Coalition‘s 12th annual Souper Bowl was Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016, with a dozen local chefs competing for the titles of best local soups. The big winner, as always, was the DHC’s HAMMERS emergency home repair program. Here’s a list of the winners: Best Farm to Spoon – Summit Coffee, “Half Thyme.” Best Creamy … More DHC Souper Bowl: And the winners are …

Craft beer is flowing in Lake Norman | The Charlotte Observer

A new article for The Charlotte Observer: Walk into one of Lake Norman’s growing number of microbreweries or bottle shops these days, and you’ll find two things: An exotic variety of home-grown craft beers and bars full of beer lovers with a strong sense of community. Craft brewing has taken root across North Carolina, but … More Craft beer is flowing in Lake Norman | The Charlotte Observer

Manager of Davidson Farmer’s Market to step down | The Charlotte Observer

Davidson Farmer’s Market manager Courtney Spear is stepping down, after four years in the job. She told board members and farmers her decision was “primarily based on my desire to have my Saturdays free to be with my family.” Source: Manager of Davidson Farmer’s Market to step down | The Charlotte Observer

Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer

Here’s my latest piece The Charlotte Observer, online now and appearing in the Sunday, Sept. 6, 2015 Lake Norman section. For restaurant fans, something delicious has happened in downtown Davidson over the past year: A crop of new eateries has opened, turning Main Street into Lake Norman’s new “Restaurant Row.” Read it online: Downtown Davidson … More Downtown Davidson becomes ‘Restaurant Row’ | The Charlotte Observer