Though Stony Knoll Vineyards' first harvest didn't take place until 2002, the winery's 48 acres of cropland have been part of the Coe family since 1896, making it a North Carolina Century Farm. For most of that time, the land yielded tobacco, but now, under winemaker Lynn Crouse, its two vineyards grow grapes for 12 wines. That selection ranges from two cabernet francs to the signature SKV Plantation White, a dessert wine fashioned from handpicked chardonnay grapes.
Samples abound inside Stony Knoll's tasting room, which is nestled high in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, overlooking the scenic vines below. Elsewhere on the picturesque estate, Stony Knoll hosts weddings and overnight guests in its Wine Lodge. The lodge, which was built in 1860, was originally a rural homestead, but it now offers modern amenities for its guests, including a two-person jacuzzi and flat-screen TVs.
At an hour when many bars and restaurants are busy closing up shop, Dream Nightclub lights up as a beacon to nocturnal wanderers from across the city. Custom-designed graffiti murals, pulsing LED lights, and energetic dance beats greet patrons as soon as they enter the after-dark dancehall and performance venue. The 5,000-square-foot club features ample lounge seating for bottle service or dramatically lit staring contests, as well as two bars and a full-service kitchen that churns out plates laden with chicken wings and french fries as late as 2:30 a.m. on most nights. A QSC sound system floods the dance floor with Latin, techno, or hip-hop tunes depending on the day, although the club also hosts occasional DJ sets and regular jazz-band performances.
Enjoy a selection of white and red vintage wines at The Wooden Vine On Tryon. Come prepared to feast at The Wooden Vine On Tryon — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Uncork your favorite bottle of red or white, and catch the big game on the TVs in the bar bar section. Access the internet free of charge via The Wooden Vine On Tryon's complimentary wifi. During the summer months, don't miss out on The Wooden Vine On Tryon's outdoor patio seating. Heading out with a larger party? There's plenty of space for big groups at The Wooden Vine On Tryon. Musical guests frequently perform here, so patrons can enjoy live tunes with their food.
The bar can fill to capacity on the weekends, so don't forget to call ahead to reserve your table. You can also have The Wooden Vine On Tryon cater your next event. Or, take your grub to-go.
If preferred, patrons can leave their vehicles in a nearby lot, though space is available on the street as well.
With prices generally staying under $15, you can easily afford to treat a pal or a data at The Wooden Vine On Tryon. You can pay with Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express or any major credit card. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but reviewers rate the dinner menu the highest.
Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar, an intimate and romantic French restaurant, is one of the most popular date spots in town. If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat well at Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices. A fine selection of domestic and imported wines is also available. Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar is great for a large crowd and offers a private room for parties, celebrations or other merry gatherings. Dine out in the open during Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar's summer season when patio tables are available for use.
It tends to get especially busy on weeknights, so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Or, take your grub to-go. You can also serve food from Zebra Restaurant and Wine Bar at your next party — the bar offers catering.
A free parking lot is conveniently located next door.
A night out here can be a bit pricey, so prepare to shell out a bit more. The bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, but it's the dinner menu that really draws the crowds.
A new player on Charlotte's vibrant culinary scene, El Camino greets diners with a menu of fresh, scratch-made Tex-Mex dishes that are as innovative as they are family-friendly. Meals often start with the kitchen's signature guacamole, which contains traditional ingredients—hand-smashed avocados, fresh tomatoes, and cilantro—but with a creative addition of roasted peppers. Warm flour tortillas play triple duty; they envelop spinach and cheese to create quesadillas, hold unusual fixings, such as fried chicken or beef brisket, inside half a dozen taco varieties, and wrap themselves around nine kinds of overstuffed burritos. The El Camino kitchen prepares north-of-the-border specialties as well, including Cowboy Burgers topped with pepper jack cheese and a West Texas chili made with five varieties of peppers.
In addition to the sense of perseverance and accomplishment that comes with finishing a 5K, the organizers of the Bacon Chase have added another incentive: bacon. During their two races?the 5K Piggy Pilgrimage, which is a traditional 5K, and the 0.05K Blitz to Bacon, which is a 164-foot sprint?runners can munch on unlimited bacon bits before feasting on unlimited amounts of bacon at the finish line. Runners 21 and older can wash down the savory strips of bacon with a bloody mary, and all runners get a Bacon Chase T-shirt and a signature bacon-scented bib. The festival opens at 8 a.m. and features many bacon-themed activities, plus music.
The festive day serves a greater purpose, too. Attendees will be able to register to become a St. Jude Hero, raise money for St. Jude Children?s Research Hospital, or both.