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Catering to your whims

We’ve all been there: you’re in charge of hosting the upcoming family reunion/work event/bridal shower/soccer party, and we all know the most important thing is the food. You certainly don’t want to cook for all those people yourself – the number of dishes it would take is in itself daunting. Maybe you can do a potluck, but you risk repeat dishes or people not bringing anything at all.

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Seven Oaks Cafe now open at McLean

The McLean community located on Lake Wylie adjacent to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is adding a restaurant to compliment its neighborhoods currently under development. Seven Oaks Café will open this fall in the historic John Davidson McLean house on Armstrong Road, a house that is on the Gaston County Historic Register and one that was renovated in 2014 and reopened early in 2015.

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The String Bean will soon add another location in Shelby

We are pleased to announce that The String Bean Shelby will be opening a new location in the heart of Uptown Shelby across from the Earl Scruggs Center. We are in the midst of renovating a 15,000 square foot building that will include a market and dining on the main...

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Where to find inspired dining beyond the beltway

Inside the Charlotte city limits, you can find just about any type of restaurant to suit your mood and taste. Happily, the vibrant food scene doesn’t stop inside the Interstate 485 loop. Thoughtful, local, chef-driven restaurants have sprung up in neighboring towns and suburbs, meaning you won’t need to head uptown for that next great dining experience.

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The String Bean

Winner of six Wine Spectator awards for excellence, enjoyed by the President of the United States at a local appearance at Freightliner and frequented by patrons we call friends, both local and out of town, The String Bean is one of those places that we hope sticks with you and brings you back time and time again.