Lucky Dog Bark and Brew in Cornelius gears up for its grand opening this weekend, offering all kids of fun for people and their pups. Also, Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse in Davidson kicks off its first social media scavenger hunt Saturday morning. Meanwhile, the Wooden Stone offers a wine tasting, Campania brings back “party on the porch,” and the Galway Hooker Irish Pub plans for its 10-year anniversary in a few weeks. Read below for details.
LUCKY DOG GRAND OPENING WEEKEND
The Lucky Dog Bark and Brew, in the building that used to house Kylie’s on N.C. 21, is gearing up for its grand opening weekend Aug. 17-19. In addition to the coffee, cocktails and beer (and water, for pups), a food truck will be on site, and this week misters were installed in the outdoor play areas to help keep things cool.
Also, the Lucky Dog will donate 50 percent of its membership dues to the Cornelius Animal Shelter. Already it has more than $425 to donate, and owners Randy and Kelly Waugh hope to reach $1,000 for the donation after the grand opening weekend. Members pay $10 a year and get a key card to swipe upon entry – similar to what you get at a gym. Membership is per household, not per dog.
FLATIRON SOCIAL SCAVENGER HUNT SAT.
If you don’t already follow Flatiron on social media, you might what to look them up in anticipation of the first-ever Flatiron Social Scavenger Hunt. The restaurant will post on Twitter and Facebook clues to the location of four, $10 gift cards and one $30 gift card hidden around Davidson.
Scavenger hunt clues will be posted at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. Twitter: @FlatironOnMain, Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Flatiron-Kitchen-AndTaphouse/256713944348161
WINE TASTING, COOKING CLASS AT WOODEN STONE
The Wooden Stone in Davidson plans two Saturday events – a wine tasting this Saturday, Aug. 18, and a cooking class next Saturday, Aug. 26.
This Saturday from 4-6 p.m., see what’s new in the gallery while sampling five different wines from local N.C. wineries. Campania Italian Cafe will be serving appetizers as a complement to the wines. Registration is $16. Click here to register.
Next Saturday, Aug. 26,from 2 to 4:30 p.m. take a cooking class with Vera Samuels entitled, “Journey through the Mediterranean.” Chef Samuels will teach chefs-in-training how to prepare a menu using fresh ingredients that evoke the exotic flavors of the seaside region.
Egyptian Vegetable Salad with Dukkah
Bulgur Salad and Eggplant Caviar
Spiced Chicken Kebabs
Classic Greek Moussaka
Tageen Samak (Middle Eastern Baked Fish)
Complimentary Wine Pairing
Registration is $60. Click here to register.
PARTY ON THE CAMPANIA PORCH
“Party on the Porch” returns to Campania Cafe, 416 S. Main Street, this Friday evening. From 6:30 – 9 p.m., enjoy live music, food and drinks on the restaurant’s covered porch. http://www.campaniacafe.com/
GALWAY TO CELEBRATE 10 YEARS
The Galway Hooker Irish Pub has big plans to celebrate its 10-year anniversary Sept. 1, including live music by My Three Kilts, $2.50 Bud and Bud Light bottles, $2.50 Yuengling Drafts, and $6 Jager bombs, along with door prizes and giveaways.
Enjoy a free appetizer bar from 4 – 6 p.m., and the party starts at 10 p.m. 17044 Kenton Drive.