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Main Street Bakery & Coffee on West Catawba Avenue / Photos by Jason Benavides

Cornelius couple brings bakery and coffee shop home

March 9. By TL Bernthal. Sean Flynn has the entrepreneurial spirit. He’s half of the Cornelius team that opened Main Street Bakery & Coffee on West Catawba Avenue last month. The soft opening was to work out any kinks and get a handle on foot traffic. It’s the fifth shop for Sean and Kalea Flynn, […]

Courtesy Brown Bag Seafood

Brown Bag Seafood Co. opens at Birkdale Village on Monday

Aug. 26. Chicago-based seafood restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Co. will open in Birkdale Village on Monday, Aug. 29, the first of three locations planned in the Charlotte region. Additional openings slated for early fall in uptown Charlotte and South End. The 2,300-square-foot  Birkdale Village location is across from The Grove next to the Brixx Pizza […]

Photo: Cheesecake Factory web site

Update: What a mouthful

Aug. 25. [Updated 12:10pm] By TL Bernthal. Is a Cheesecake Factory coming to Birkdale Village? Here’s the answer Cornelius Today received when we posed that question to the company: “Thank you for reaching out. Please find a statement on behalf of The Cheesecake Factory below:   ‘Our restaurant development team is always on the lookout for […]

David Burke / Photo: David Burke Hospitality Management

You won’t be able to get your GOAT until 2023

May 18. Groundbreaking for celebrity chef David Burke’s new pizza restaurant concept in Cornelius will be in July. Burke has signed a deal to bring The GOAT Pizza to a 4,000 square foot space at the Village of Oakhurst on Hwy. 21 and Bailey Road where The Waterman recently opened. Just across Bailey Road is […]

Chef April

LKN food innovator dishes up brave new menu

April 1. Perhaps you’ve noticed it, too. Cornelius squirrels are bigger this spring with bushier tails. Renowned local chef Rachel Fiero, an innovator in the ghost kitchen and backyard-to-table trends, says she is adding the mammals to her menu. Expect to see  Shallot-Squirrel Casserole, as well as a more traditional Squirrel ’n’ Biscuits. The small […]

Sweet treats for Ada Jenkins

‘Confections for Good’ fundraiser has amazing recipes for Valentine’s Day

Feb. 1. February is the month of love, right? So the Ada Jenkins Center has a plan to help everyone prepare a little something sweet for someone sweet. Through Feb. 11, local chefs and home cooks are competing with awesome recipes in the “Confections for Good” competition: bit.ly/SweetsForTheSweet Votes are $5 each and benefit families […]