Food & Drink in Mount Holly

$13 for $20 Worth of Japanese Food at Sake Express

Sake Express

San Carlos

$20 $13

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Sushi plus classic Japanese hibachi options, including chicken, steak, vegetables, and a wealth of seafood cooked on a flat-top grill

Distillery Tour for 2, 4, or 15, Including Rum Tasting and Shot Glasses at Muddy River Distillery (Up to 73% Off)

Muddy River Distillery

Belmont

$30 $17

Tours led by head distiller Robbie Delaney introduce visitors to the distillery's award-winning Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte's Reserve

Thai Cuisine at Thai House (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Thai House

Gastonia

$24 $12

Handmade teakwood accents adorn the walls of a Thai eatery where the owners cook curries, noodles, and rice reminiscent of their native land

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Valid for $10 Worth of Seafood at Fat Cats Oyster Bar and Grill ($20 Value)

Fat Cats Oyster Bar and Grill

Fat Cats Oyster Bar and

$10 $5.50

In addition to shells by the dozen and drinks by the pint, the space houses a stage for live music

Two or Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Food at Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Don Pedro Mexican Restaurant

Gastonia

$10 $5.50

Steak tampiqueña, mole chicken enchiladas, carnitas de res, chicken milanesa, fajitas, chalupas, tacos, tamales, and chimichangas

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Crepes & Café Food at Crispy Crêpe ($30 Total Value)

Crispy Crepe

The South End

$15 $9

Bistro-style menu showcases sweet and savory crepes filled with fresh fruit or meats and cheeses, gourmet sandwiches, and Liège waffles

Italian Dinner at Arooji's (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Arooji's

Charlotte

$30 $15

Classic Italian meals include lasagna slathered with creamy meat sauce and salmon finished with lemon-butter sauce and capers

Italian Cuisine, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Riccio's Italian Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Riccio's Italian Restaurant

Touchstone Village

$30 $15

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50-year-old neighborhood favorite serves veal piccata, linguine carbonara, pizza with housemade sauces, fresh veal, and sweet cannoli

Upscale American Cuisine at Dressler's (46% Off). Two Options Available.

Dressler's Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$50 $27

Executive Chef Scott Hollingsworth prepares creative appetizers, steaks, and seafood plates

$29 for Entry to Bubbly Fest at Bubble Charlotte on Friday, September 26 ($60 Value)

Bubble Charlotte

EpiCentre Charlotte

$60 $29

Guests sample upscale champagne while enjoying music provided by the live DJ

$12 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill (Up to 40% Off)

Big City Grill

Charlotte

$10 $6

Fast food classics like cheeseburgers are on the same menu as the BLT and the tuna pita

$22 for an 18" Specialty Pizza and 14 Wings for Two at Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar ($37.90 Value)

Hawthorne's New York Pizza & Bar

Multiple Locations

$37.90 $22

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Specialty pies that garnered Charlotte Magazine Voters' Choice pizza pick in 2011, 2012, and 2013 pair with four flavors of wings

$20 for $40 Worth of Cajun Food at Cajun Queen

Cajun Queen

Elizabeth

$40 $20

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Garlic and butter sautéed with crawfish, new york strip seared until blackened, and platter of fried oysters and scallops

$11 for $18 or $18 for $30 Worth of Seafood, Tacos, and Southern-Asian Fusion Cuisine at Krazy Fish

Krazy Fish

Plaza Midwood

$30 $18

Fish-themed joint serves fusion of Southern, Asian, and Latin fare, from seafood tacos to red thai curry

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

University

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$24 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Dolce Ristorante

Dolce Ristorante

Dilworth

$40 $24

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Award-winning Italian dishes include homemade gnocchi, veal scaloppini with sautéed shrimp, and tiramisu made in-house

Mexican Food at Monterrey Mexican Restaurant (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

Monterrey Mexican Restaurant

Charlotte

$20 $12

Casual eatery serves up Mexican food favorites like burritos, fajitas, and tacos

$18 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $16 Worth of Burgers and Hot Dogs at Chubz Famous Chiliburgers ($32 Total Value)

Chubz Famous Chiliburgers

Charlotte

$16 $9

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Eatery serves homemade chili on top of 100% grass-fed Angus patties, hot dogs, and cheese fries

$30 for $40 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Food at Red Ginger

Red Ginger

Uptown

$40 $30

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Japanese steakhouse with classic hibachi entrees, like filet mignon, and specialty sushi, with ingredients such as BBQ eel

Hibachi and Sushi at Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsuki House Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar

Whiteoak

$30 $15

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Specialty sushi rolls come wrapped in seaweed, cucumber, and soybean paper; Japanese entrees include seafood teriyaki and chicken katsu

$20 for $40 Worth of Thai Cuisine and Sushi at Deejai Thai Restaurant

Deejai Thai Restaurant

Eastover

$40 $20

A chef cooks Thai specialties using time-tested family recipes and rolls specialty sushi in a chic, sunny eatery

$19 for Barbecue-Sauce Sampler with Five 16-ounce Bottles at Chicken Magnificent ($42 Value)

Chicken Magnificent

Back Creek Church Road

$42 $19

Sauces include a signature chicken marinade, a sweet-and-spicy sauce for veggies, and a blend of wheat, corn, and spices for breading

Premium Takeout Pack or Dine-In Eastern Barbecue and Sides at Bill Spoon's BBQ

Bill Spoon's BBQ

Charlotte

$20 $11

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Zagat award-winning restaurant relies on family recipes for its slow-cooked pork, fresh hushpuppies, and housemade banana pudding

American Comfort Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Crown Point Restaurant (Up to 50% Off)

Crown Point Restaurant

East Forest

$15 $7.50

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American comfort food such as homemade chicken and dumplings made from scratch daily with local, farm-fresh ingredients

$40 for Sunday Funday Brewery Tour from Charlotte Brewery Tours ($65 Value)

Charlotte Brewery Tours

Charlotte

$65 $40

Aboard a roomy party bus tour-goers travel for 4.5 hours between Charlotte's finest craft-beer breweries, enjoying free samples at each

Sandwiches, Sweets, and Bread at Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Local Loaf Bakery & Restaurant at 7th Street Public Market

First Ward

$46 $23

Enjoy sandwiches made with homemade, artisanal breads; or mix together cookies and seven-layer bars in a sweets platter

$12 for $20 Worth of Wild-Caught Seafood and Steaks at Carolina Fish Market

Carolina Fish Market

Charlotte

$20 $12

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Carolina fishing boats haul in wild-caught seafood such as grouper, mahi mahi, and Topsail blue crabs and retail Wagyu and Kobe beef steaks

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Open Kitchen

Open Kitchen

Wesley Heights

$30 $15

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Chefs craft Italian dishes such as italian sausage steak, eggplant parmigiana, and chicken barcelona

$15 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Pan-Asian Cuisine for Dinner at Fujo Bistro

Fujo Bistro

Second Ward

$30 $15

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Asian-fusion cuisine showcases specialty sushi alongside classic Chinese dishes

Ethiopian Food at Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge (Up to 60% Off). Two Options Available.

Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant & Hookah Lounge

Plaza Central

$40 $20

Using spongy injera, diners scoop up mouthfuls of spicy slow-cooked lamb or chickpeas with curry and onions; hookahs offer flavored smoke

$16 for $30 Worth of Pizza, Pasta, and Serbian Food at Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Pizzeria and Cafe

Intermezzo Cafe & Pizzeria

$30 $16

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Authentic Serbian entrees of eggplant musaka served alongside hand-tossed pizzas topped with wood-grilled mushrooms or housemade mozzarella

90-Minute In-Home Tasting of Six Wines for Up to 16 People from Wines for Humanity (Up to 59% Off)

Wines for Humanity

On Location

$120 $49

Wine guides bring their wares to home parties, where guests are able to select bottles for purchase—with proceeds going to charity

$12 for Punch Card for Frozen Yogurt at CherryBerry ($20 Total Value)

CherryBerry

Metropolitan

$20 $12

Staff regularly swaps in new flavor options from their more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt that can be paired with more than 50 toppings

Four $5 Vouchers for Ice Cream at MaggieMoo’s Ice Cream and Treatery (Up to 45% Off)

Maggie Moo's

Grand Promenade Shopping Center

$5 $2.75

Dozens of ice-cream flavors churned fresh each day and used to create custom ice-cream cupcakes and cakes

Persian Food at Kabob House (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Kabob House

East Forest

$30 $15

Kebabs including beef, lamb tips, and charbroiled salmon, shrimp; eggplant topped with cream of whey, chicken breast in pomegranate sauce

Upscale Bar Food for Two, Four, or Take-Out at Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub (Up to 50% Off)

Joe Hooper's Neighborhood Pub

Plaza-Midwood

$24 $12

Roadhouse sports bar serves up classic American eats such as jumbo wings, burgers, and blackened beef brisket

Chinese Food for Lunch or Dinner at Great Wall of China South (50% Off)

Great Wall of China South

McAlpine

$16 $8

Chinese restaurant with classics such as egg rolls, sesame beef, chicken fried rice, and shrimp lo mein

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza at Slices ($20 Value)

Slices

Charlotte

$10 $5.50

Sicilian-style and New York style thin crust pizzas topped with fresh ingredients, plus oven-toasted subs, buffalo-style jumbo wings & sides

On-Site Hookah Party with Four or Six Hookahs, Attendant, Five Flavors, and Coals from Hookahlife Charlotte (Half Off)

Hookahlife Charlotte

On Location

$350 $175

Attendants set up hookahs and mix and match flavors for three hours, keeping things burning with charcoal made from pure coconut shells

Household Cleaning Products at Best Choice Soaps (Up to 56% Off)

Best Choice Soaps

Charlotte

$30 $15

Selection of household cleaning products includes detergent, paper towels, floor wax, dish detergent, hand soaps, and trash bags

Bagels, Soups, and Sandwiches at City Deli & Bagel Company (Up to 45% Off). Two Options Available.

City Deli & Bagel Company

Elizabeth

$10 $5.50

In addition to fresh bagels sold to go or by the dozen, this restaurant serves a variety of soups and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch

Upscale Comfort Food for Lunch or Dinner at City Tavern (40% Off)

City Tavern

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Starters such as firecracker popcorn shrimp and fried green tomatoes accompany certified Angus beef and seared scallops

Asian Food for Two or Four or More at Mr. Wok Mini Cafe (40% Off)

Mr. Wok Mini Cafe

Charlotte

$20 $12

Chefs combine Chinese and Japanese influences to create tasty fusion dishes

$18 for $30 Worth of Chinese Food and Sushi at Ginbu 401

Ginbu 401

Myers Park

$30 $18

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Chinese-food classics, along with more than 60 types of sushi rolls

Locally Sourced Pizzas, Salads, and Sandwiches for Dinner for Two at Pure Pizza (50% Off)

Pure Pizza

7th Street Market

$20 $10

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Farm-to-fork pizzeria tops its sprouted wheat dough with local veggies, smoked salmon, and pulled pork from inside 7th Street Public Market

Pizza Meal for Two or Four with Wings and Salad at Mr Jim's Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Mr Jim's Pizza

West Boulevard

$19.98 $11

Hand-stretched pizzas, wings, and salads team up for the perfect meal, capped off with housemade cinnamon sticks

Catering Boxes or American Food at Bedder, Bedder and Moore (Up to 50% Off). Five Options Available.

Bedder Bedder & Moore - South Tryon

Charlotte

$45.29 $25

Have a productive meeting or a well-appointed event with catered sandwiches or salads; dining-in menu includes burgers and deli-style food

2 or 5 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Bagels and Sandwiches at Bagel Bin & Deli in Ballantyne (40% Off)

Bagel Bin & Deli

Cedar Walk Shopping Center

$10 $6

Housemade bagels in flavors such as hawaiian, chocolate chip, onion, and spinach; Boar's Head meat such as corned beef or honey-glazed ham

Coffee Drinks or Tea and Baked Goods for Two or Four at FABO (42% Off)

FABO

FABO

$13.70 $8

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Fresh coffee, espresso drinks, tea, cookies, and scones, served in an eclectic setting decorated with vibrant works by local artists

$10 for $20 Worth of American Food at Eastfield Bar & Grill

Eastfield Bar & Grill

Highland Creek

$20 $10

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Entrees such as the Three Alarm burger—an Angus beef patty topped with jalapeño-smoked bacon, habanero hot sauce, and spicy relish

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Gourmet Baked Goods at The Wow Factor Cakes ($30 Total Value)

The Wow Factor Cakes

Dilworth

$15 $7

Wedding cakes, cupcakes, and cake pops that elicit "Wow"s for their flavors and innovative designs

$17 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Food at The Corkscrew ($30 Value)

The Corkscrew

Birkdale Village

$15 $8.50

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Light menu offers small bites with cheese, mixed nuts, and olives

Mexican Food at Verde (43% Off). Two Options Available.

Verde

Huntersville

$40 $23

Mexican specialties featuring made-in-house sauces and guacamole and seasonal ingredients

Sushi and Japanese Food at Sushi @ the Lake (38% Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi @ the Lake

Cornelius

$40 $25

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While noshing on specialty maki rolls or hibachi dinners, patrons watch sports on one of seven TVs or sit at a sushi bar to observe chefs

$10 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Baked Goods at Our Daily Bread Bakery ($20 Total Value)

Our Daily Bread Bakery

Cornelius

$5 $2.50

Baker prepares brick-oven baked artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, pizza, and specialty cakes

$12 for $20 Worth of North Indian Dinner at Sangam Indian Cuisine

Sangam Indian Cuisine

Cornelius

$20 $12

Indian dishes such as chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh, and paneer makhani

Up to 50% Off Dine-In or Takeout at The Soda Shop in Davidson

The Soda Shop

Davidson

$14 $7

Those who crave nostalgia can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner inside a historic diner that mirrors '50s-style malt shops

Souvenir Glasses and Hard-Cider for 2 or 4 at Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill (Up to 53% Off)

Windy Hill Orchard & Cider Mill

York

$20 $11

At this pastoral orchard, visitors tap sips of craft hard cider infused with flavors such as strawberries, peach, and spices

Diner Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Park 51 Cafe (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Park 51 Cafe

Hwy 51 - Park Road

$10 $6

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Southern-style diner specialties, include french toast, biscuits and gravy, burgers, gyros, and oven-baked pasta

Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar (Up to 45% Off). Three Options Available.

Peruvian Food at Machu Picchu Peruvian Cuisine - Seafood Grill & Bar

Pineville

$20 $11

Ceviche, rotisserie chicken, fried fish with beans and rice, and crab with shrimp and rice

Sushi and Hibachi-Style Japanese Cuisine at Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House (Up to 44% Off)

Fujimi Sushi and Japanese Steak House

Matthews

$25 $14

Chefs sear filet mignon and lobster tails on a hibachi grill and roll sushi with fatty tuna, salmon, and scallops

Mexican Food at Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill (47% Off). Three Options Available.

Tacos & Tequila Cantina Grill

Matthews

$30 $16

South-of-the-border cuisine and beverages, including extravagant seafood dishes, burritos, tacos, and top-shelf tequila

$22 for $40 Worth of Japanese Lunch or Dinner for Two at Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Osaka Japanese Cuisine and Sushi Bar

Matthews

$40 $22

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Pairs share inventive rolls crafted to be as delicious as they are artfully displayed, drizzled in savory sauces or fried in crisp tempura

Dinner for Two or Chinese Cuisine for Four or More at Sizzling Wok Restaurant (45% Off)

Sizzling Wok Restaurant

Mint Hill

$20 $11

Crispy crab rangoon and silky egg drop soup set the tone for meals of chicken lo mein, orange chicken, and tender mongolian beef

Mexican Meal with Soft Drinks for Two or Four, or Cuisine for Carryout at Burrito Loco (Up to 47% Off)

Burrito Loco

Mooresville

$19.80 $11

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Cremas, pestos, tempura batter, and inventive salsas add zest to Mexican recipes

Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glass at RayLen Vineyards & Winery (Up to 54% Off)

RayLen Vineyards & Winery

Mocksville

$42 $21

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Sample a variety of award-winning wines produced locally in North Carolina

Dinner for Two or Family Dinner for Pick-Up or Delivery at Turn 4 Pizza (Up to 51% Off)

Turn 4 Pizza

Mooresville

$28.48 $14

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Hand-tossed pizzas decked in toppings such as barbecue sauce, chicken, bacon, mozzarella, cheddar, and onions

Japanese Cuisine for Two or Four at TK Sushi (Half Off)

TK Sushi

Mooresville

$20 $10

Friendly staff serves sushi and other Japanese cuisine including hibachi steak entrees and spicy shrimp

$12 for $20 Worth of Italian Food for Two at Italy Cafe

Italy Cafe

Mooresville

$20 $12

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Chefs treat guests to rich, flavorful Italian cuisine, from toasty paninis and subs, to bubbling pizzas and sauce-laden pastas

Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Tokyo Japanese Seafood & Steakhouse

Mooresville

$40 $20

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Hibachi steaks, tokyo shrimp kabobs, and sushi rolls fashioned from fresh seafood and vegetables

Food and Drink for Two or Four at Cafe Bliss (40% Off)

Cafe Bliss

Waxhaw

$20 $12

Cafe serves comfort food classics like Belgian waffles, gourmet specialty sandwiches, chicken salad croissants; desserts & espresso drinks

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt at TCBY ($30 Value)

TCBY

Rock Hill

$10 $5

Twelve rotating self-serve frozen yogurt and non-dairy Silk flavors; choose from more than 50 toppings

$26 for $42 Worth of Tarts — Cheesecake Carousel

Cheesecake Carousel

Rock Hill

$42 $26

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

$11 for $20 Worth of Beverages and More — Raven Moon Emporium

Raven Moon Emporium

Sharonwood

$20 $11

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Winery Tour with Tasting and Cheese Plate, or Craft Beer Flight at Morgan Ridge Vineyards (Up to 53% Off)

Morgan Ridge Vineyards

Morgan

$26 $13

Winemakers Tommy and Amie Baudoin welcome guests to newly built winery with views of charming vineyards and tasty cheese plates.

Mexican Food from Buds Mexican Food (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Buds Mexican Food

Rock Hill

$20 $11

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Mexican eatery serves tacos, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas, and enchiladas alongside drink specials

Japanese Cuisine at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Concord

$30 $18

Combination steak and seafood dinners, hibachi meals, and maki rolls and sashimi

Sandwich and Cookies for Two or Four at HoneyBaked Ham (50% Off)

The HoneyBaked Ham Company

Concord

$15.56 $7.75

Sandwiches stacked with HoneyBaked ham, smoked turkey, roast beef, homestyle chicken salad, fresh vegetables on bakery fresh breads

$15 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $15 Worth of Barbecue for Carry-Out at Lavell's BBQ and Catering ($30 Value)

Lavell's BBQ and Catering

Kannapolis

$15 $7.50

Barbecue classics such as chicken, ribs, and wings appear along side inventive items such as the Soul Roll, a Southern take on the egg roll

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The chefs use their two spatulas with breathtaking ease—their every move honed by countless hours spent over a flat-top grill. Chopped veggies and pieces of steak, chicken, and seafood brown over the sizzling grill as the chefs prepare meals to order. The bite-size morsels are doused in soy or teriyaki sauce and sent out into the dining room of Sake Express as curlicues of heat dance above the plates. Relaxing in bright-blue booths, guests can feast on chicken or steak while challenging their reflection to a staring contest in the eatery’s oversized mirrors, flanked by panels of red-and-black latticework on the walls.

349 W Charlotte Ave
Mount Holly,
NC
US

Hollie, the lady behind Sugar Diva's Custom Cakes, bakes fresh, homemade treats from fine ingredients. The business specializes in custom cakes for special occasions such as weddings and birthdays, fashioning them with multiple tiers, elegant accouterments, and stunning designs. They also specialize in smaller treats, which range from gooey chocolate chip cookies and brownies to cupcakes, chocolate fudge, made-to-order pies, and old-fashioned candies.

124 East Central Avenue
Mount Holly,
NC
US

When Jerry Simonetti was a young boy, his grandmother told him, “when you grow up, you’re going to be a chef.” She had plenty of evidence to back up her theory: as a child, Jerry spent hours in the kitchen watching her prepare traditional Italian dishes from scratch. Sure enough, after graduating from college he embarked on a 20-year career as a chef and restaurateur that culminated in the opening of his own restaurant—Simonetti’s.

To create Simonetti’s menu of pizza and pasta, Jerry relies on generations of family recipes and simple, fresh ingredients. Specialty pizzas exemplify the eatery’s focus on simplicity: most contain three toppings or fewer including fresh basil, ricotta cheese, and cured meats. In keeping with a true Italian dining experience, Simonetti’s carries a selection of affordable wines, and waiters deliver all dishes via gondola.

6432 W Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont,
NC
US

Johnny B’s friendly chefs welcome families to relax over a hand-tossed pie, baked wings, and hoagies in a festive, colorful dining room. Families sharing dinner glance over the menu to pick an appetizer such as baked salt-and-pepper wings or garlic-butter pretzel drops as addictive as stealing candy from babies. For pizza, the classic Big Toad is crowded with savory bacon, beef, and ham balanced with crunches of green pepper and black olive. An alternative to traditional mozzarella and tomato sauce, the Frozen Pond pie spreads a base of oil and garlic under tomatoes, onions, and three cheeses to bake a pie as cheesy as an Elvis impersonator raised on a dairy farm. A team of tasty wraps, hoagies, and pockets tempts diners to stray from the pizza list in favor of a buffalo-chicken wrap seasoned with ranch, Bulliard’s hot sauce, and gooey provolone or a Johnny’s club hoagie accepting membership from ham, cheese, turkey, and bacon, if it gets its act together. If diners drop in between Monday and Wednesday, they can split delicious desserts such as the house-favorite cinnamon drops.

106 N Main St
Belmont,
NC
US

Catawba BBQ & Grill is the successor to Ranucci’s BBQ & Grill, whose menu it hasn't wholly discarded. What three words would describe the food on the new menu? Barbecued, smoked, and pulled. Whether offered in sandwich form or spread across a plate, the pulled pork and chicken gets barbecued and can be smoked in-house for more than 12 hours. Or, dry-rubbed racks of ribs can get served in half or full quantity.

Of course, it wouldn't be Carolina barbecue without southern twists. The chefs take the philly cheesesteak and make it their own by topping pulled pork with onions, peppers, mushrooms, and melted cheddar. Or, they unite smoked beef brisket with melted swiss cheese, barbecue sauce, and jalapeño coleslaw to make a zesty carolina Reuben. Beginning May 13 the establishment will be open seven days a week.

403 E Catawba St
Belmont,
NC
US

New York-style thin-crust pizza headlines the menu at Market Street Pizza. Each disc is made to order in classic and creative combinations, such as the cheeseburger pie topped with dill-pickle chips and mustard or the super chicken pizza, which arrives dressed with mushrooms, bacon, provolone, and a bulletproof cape. Pizza toppings also take cover in calzones stuffed with ricotta and mozzarella cheeses, and subs clench fillings inside white or wheat hoagie rolls.

202 Market St
Cramerton,
NC
US