Hickory · Huntersville · Lincolnton · Mooresville

Best of Restaurants-Frozen Treats!

Is there anything better than a cool treat on a hot day?  Only issue is you gotta eat it fast so you don’t wear it!  Here are a list of my favorite frozen goodies:

Half Watermelon Half Wedding Cake Snoball from Pelican’s Snoballs in Lincolnton

Cow Pie Sundae at Udderly Delicious in Hickory

Lemon Vanilla cookie sandwich with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream at Cookies with an Accent in Huntersville


Basil and Strawberry Sorbet from the McNinch House in Charlotte, NC

Cookies and Cream Gelato from Mattiello’s in Denver, NC

Rhubarb Acorn Linzer Waffle with dehydrated Strawberry Honey Ice Cream from 158 on Main in Mooresville

Charlotte · Cornelius · Denver · Destin · Hickory · Huntersville · Mooresville

Best of Restaurants: Cheesy!

Oh, how I adore cheese.  You could melt it on a cardboard pizza top and I’d probably eat it.  These dishes are my favorite cheesy dishes at restaurants I’ve tried.

Pimiento Cheese Spread from Boschamp’s in Destin, FL

Smoked Gouda Mac and Cheese at Safari Miles in Denver 

Pepperoni and Mushroom Pizza at Tony’s in Hickory, NC

Pizza Sub from Penn Station East Coast Subs in Charlotte, NC

Mushroom Gruyere Sandwich from Papi Queso in Charlotte

Shepard’s Pie from Metro Diner in Pineville

Queso Fundido from Provecho Mexican Kitchen & Cantina in Mooresville

Arancini from Barrel and Fork in Cornelius

Quesadilla Mexicana at La Unica in Huntersville

Three Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich at Sumo Shack in Mooresville

Queso Frito from Miami Fusion in Denver, NC

Bread Bites with warm Pimiento Cheese from Pop’s Old Company Store And Tavern in Catawba

Isle of Mozzarella from Olde Hickory Station in Hickory, NC

Huntersville · Places

Carolina Raptor Center

Do you love bird watching?  The Carolina Raptor Center is bird watching EXTEME!  I never knew we had so many beautiful species indeginous to our area!

Before you get tore up because these birds are in cages, know that this is a center for injured birds who for some reason or another cannot be returned to the wild or simply have not been healed enough to be released yet.  In essence, it’s a good thing.

My favorites were probably the Owls.  They had a display with all of the varieties seen in Harry Potter and the Owls of Ga’hoole.

The paths that you wander looking at all of the birds and owls meander through shady tree-lined, relatively flat packed soil and pine needles.  While not really wheelchair friendly, it is easy for someone who has trouble walking to navigate, with plenty of places to sit and rest along the way.

There was even a section that had picnic tables if you wanted to have a snack, but there are prettier places in Latta Plantation (where the Center is located) to enjoy your lunch.

At the end, visit the gift shop.  The owners are so kind and knowledgeable.