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We have a Fresh Market in Cornelius – Lake Norman NC   Leave a comment


Lake Norman Fresh Market

Lake Norman Fresh Market

It’s been open for a couple months now! I was so happy to hear about this store coming to the area. We had already lost Dean & Deluca’s a couple years ago and I could only go to the Fresh Market when I wanted to drive to the Strawberry Hill location in Charlotte (which was once a year maybe).

I’ve had a chance to shop there a couple times and the prepared foods are as wonderful as I remembered! Fresh herbs, organic veggies, exquisite coffees, natural peanut butter, granolas, baked goodies, and butcher style meats are just some of the things that this store offers! 

You must check it out for yourself. It’s located off of Exit 28 on I-77 on Catawba Avenue and Torrence Chapel Road. I haven’t been able to find another type of store like it to compare to. I just know that it’s “FRESH” food. A little pricey but worth a try. They even make dinners to go.

There are events and demonstrations from time to time. See events, directions, and location information here.


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Lake Norman Comedy Zone Review   Leave a comment

This is a Review of the Comedy Zone at Lake Norman located in Cornelius, NC

Looking for something fun to do during the week in Lake Norman? Want to be entertained for $10?

Well I go here at least once a month and have a blast!!!

the comedy zone lake norman

“Laugh till is hurts, it’s OK!” is the Slogan of this awesome little place on the 2nd floor of The Galway Hooker Irish Pub in Cornelius. Every Tuesday night features another comedian. You can eat, drink, and laugh your butt off. After the show, you can go downstairs to the bar and hang out with the crowd. It’s a secret fun hangout in Lake Norman.

The Comedy Zone is every Tuesday night starting at 8pm. The tickets are $10 for the show. There is always a mix of comedians every week and sometimes a hypnotist! There are drink specials and a huge selection of martinis. The food they serve is from the Irish Pub downstairs and is amazingly good.

It’s a good idea to get there at 7:30 and order drinks and some food off the full menu. Some of the dinner items I recommend include:

•· Jalapeno Mac & Cheese

•· Shepherd’s Pie

•· Grilled Chicken Popsicles

•· Spinach & Artichoke dip

  • Try the Bread pudding for dessert!

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The Comedy Zone at Lake Norman

Phone: (704) 995-2658

17044 Kenton Drive, Cornelius, NC 28031

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Sandy Aichner, GRI, ABR, Broker, REALTOR ~ RE/MAX Executive Realty (704) 746-7513

Joel’s Grill – Mooresville – Lake Norman Real Estate Restaurant Review   Leave a comment

Just writing this post reminds me of how much I am craving the chicken friend rice with shrimp sauce and the Nirvana roll. I hope you get a chance to eat at this restaurant in Mooresville. It’s located right off Williamson Road at Exit 36 on I-77.

Why Do I love this Mooresville, NC restaurant? Many reasons! Including:

Famous people eat here (think race car drivers)
The food is excellent! Tons of sushi rolls and asian-american themed food
The outside patio is fun and the fans are great
The XL tv inside is always showing the headlines
Joel is always running around and patting you on the back (He’s so nice)
The sushi appetizers are famous around town
They have good wine.
It’s always the happening place in Mooresville and the Lake Norman area!
If you are visiting Mooresville, then please check this place out!!! And, By the way, I always get #84 “nirvana roll” or the “Chicken Fried Rice” with extra shrimp sauces. Check it out today!!!




(except Fridays & Saturdays)

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm OR 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
$25 minimum ($30 to Davidson) + 10% gas / delivery charge

Joel’s is half a mile from Super Target, Lowe’s Foods, Pier One, World Market, Rack Room Shoes, Michael’s Arts & Crafts, Linen & Things, Radio Shack, TJ Maxx, Old Navy, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Staples, Petco, etc.

We are 2.6 miles from the I-77 exit 33 on ramp, towards the lake, on Williamson Road at Morrison Plantation in Mooresville, in the same shopping center as Harris Teeter, Blockbuster Video, Xtreme Tans, Plantation Florists, Quizno’s, Brooklyn Boys Pizza, Rusty’s Deli, Salad Works, Fast Frame, Meg-Art, etc.


Cheap Lunch and Dinner in Lake Norman – Lake Norman Real Estate Restaurant Review   Leave a comment

This is a review of K&W Restaurant in Cornelius, NC and Statesville, NC. I have eaten here for several years and it’s always the same quality of food and atmosphere. Don’t be afraid, try it!

Gotta cut your lunch and dinner bill down due to the decline in real estate sales? I have a solution!

Most people in their 20s and 30s wouldn’t normally be caught dead walking into a cafeteria these days. But with gas prices going up, why not try a cheaper alternative at lunch and dinner? You have to eat early though, because they close at 8:30pm!


K&W Cafeteria serves really good, fresh, homemade food. It’s cheap, it’s fast, and it’s REALLY REALLY good. I visit the locations in Cornelius and Statesville in the lake norman area. They have been serving food for almost 70 years, so they must be doing something right! K&W started in Winston-Salem, NC.

Here is a link to their locations:

They offer over 100 different selections of food! Not only do they have almost every kind of cooked meats and fish (like hamburger, roast beef, chicken ala king, fried fish, etc) but they have great pastas, salads, desserts, breads, and more! It takes me about 20 minutes to get in and out, and that includes my eating time. FAST!

I think my average bill is like 6 dollars. I get about 2 or 3 cooked veggies and a meat, and sometimes a dessert, and a sweet tea. They have lots of diet drinks and low-cal stuff too. They publish their heart healthy items right in front of you while you are in line choosing.

I usually get roast beef or hamburger steak with a-1 sauce and then lima beans, fried okra, and a piece of pie or toasted garlic bread. sometimes I get mashed potatoes or black-eyed peas. Yum!!!

When trying to cut costs these days…think about new lunch and dinner choices!

Safari Miles – Denver NC – Lake Norman Restaurant Review   Leave a comment

Are you visiting Denver, NC and looking for a great place to eat? Check this place out! Cool name, great location, and excellent food.

If you love country cooking, cooked southern style vegetables, and greek specialties, then “Safari Miles” in Denver, NC is the place for you! It’s one of the staples in the lake norman area.

The Fotinos family takes great pride in offering great food at low prices. They offer foods like calamari, buffalo wings, shrimp, stuffed mushroom appetizers, and more. But you must really try their lunch specials which include Smoked gouda macaroni and cheese, chili, or french onion soup! My favorite is a blue plate of cooked vegetables!

They also have a selection of fine wines, beers, and cocktails and also offer a wide selection of fine cuts of beef and an excellent dinner dining experience.

Safari Miles is located at 390 Hwy 16N in Denver, NC and is open 7 days a week, with friday and saturday open till ???

Here are some recent Yahoo reviews:

Customer Reviews

Merchant Ratings The place for lobster!

I recently ate here with a couple friends and had the best lobster I’ve eaten in years. I seldom get it at Red Lobster any more–too tough and dry, believe it or not. This was succulent and tender–the salad that came with …

2007-03-06 by Lorelei at Yahoo! Local

Merchant Ratings Great Family Resturant…….Reasonably Priced….

I was VERY PLEASED with the whole experience. Wait Staff is Friendly, Helpful and very Courious. Food is Awesome, good variety and good value. Bar Staff very knowledgable and can make you what ever your desire. Dinner Menu is good, Love the Homestyle Meals at …

2006-01-12 by Tbaby at Yahoo! Local

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Brooklyn Boys Pizzaria – Restaurant Review – Lake Norman Real – Cornelius   Leave a comment

This is a restaurant review for a great italian restaurant in Cornelius, NC. If you take a right into the lot after the Jetton Road light, then you will find it. Just off exit 28 on I-77. It’s sooo tasty!!!

Brooklyn Boys South Restaurant Review

19400 Jetton Rd Ste 201
Cornelius, NC 28031-4404
Phone: (704) 896-2928

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I recently had some tasty pizza at Brooklyn South in Cornelius. I usually eat at the Brooklyn Boys in Mooresville, but I was in this part of Lake Norman so I decided to try it.

Pizzarias are owned by the same company. Many times I order the NY slice with pepperoni and extra cheese or the Spaghetti with meat sauce and melted cheese. Sometimes I get the garlic bread with cheese and the Greek Salad, but I WARN you, the salads are HUGE!!! You can feed three to four people on the salad and order a small pizza and be pretty full. The salads are so fresh and the atmosphere is friendly. The Spaghetti can feed two and the fresh baked bread they serve with it is fantastic!

I tried the same NY slice and salad at the Cornelius location and I received the same quality and service as I receive in the Mooresville location. I was pleased and full at the end of my meal! posted several reviews so I picked a few to post here so that you can get another point of view of the dining experience here.

User Reviews for Brooklyn South Pizzeria posted just recently:


We try to get up to Brooklyn South whenever we can – food is amazing, atmosphere is great, and the staff is welcoming and friendly. Their pizza is out of this world, just about as close to something you’d find in a pizzeria on a corner in New York City somewhere. Their cannolis and Italian cookies (not sure whether they make them in house or get them from a bakery, but who cares, lol) are AWESOME, we make sure to get some whenever we go. Brooklyn South just catered a large function at our church as well – they were wonderful to work with to get all the details down, and the food was spectacular, we got rave reviews from everyone who attended. Chicken parm, baked ziti, garlic knots, salad, and Italian cookies were served and everyone attacked the food as soon as it got there. All I can say is YUM. Make sure to visit whenever you’re in Cornelius!!!!

Pros: Excellent food, good prices, great service

Cons: None that I can think of


Being from the Buffalo area I’ve had a lot of slices of “Buffalo” pizza in my day, and I am always wary when I see my city in the title of a piece of food. I can honestly say that I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the pizza. The sauce had a good spice, and the combination of all the ingredients left a very good feeling in my palette. I ordered a side of blue cheese with my pizza for dipping purposes, and I’m happy to report that Brooklyn South Pizza knows what constitutes a good blue cheese, which is surprisingly hard to find in this area. My only complaint with the pizza was the fact that the name said Buffalo WING Pizza, but the meat was in actuality cooked chicken breast. In this day and age everybody know what they are getting when an order is placed for a Buffalo food item, but I feel that if wing is in the title there should be actual wing meat on the pizza, which is a very difficult process. Overall I was very happy with my dining experience, and I have now found a new spot to get good pizza. I give Brooklyn South Pizza a B+ on the Tasteville scale, and I can’t wait to try other items on the menu.

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