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Dine + Wine

Nibbles & Bites

Setting Sail by Holly Becker


Lake Norman says “Hi!” to Hello, Sailor

Photography by Brant Waldeck

Hello, Sailor

STATS Cuisine

Seafood, ribs, chicken wings, burgers and sandwiches.

Price JANUARY 2018



Attire Casual


Mid-century California vibe.

Group Friendly Clockwise from top: Hello, Sailor’s bar features a Palm Springs meets 1950’s LA vibe. James Beard-nominated Chef Craig Deihl is chef de cuisine. Joe and Katy Kindred sit in the result of their avid imaginations.

Family Friendly Going Solo

or Joe and Katy Kindred, 2017 was consumed with construction and renovations. With the opening of their highly anticipated restaurant, Hello, Sailor, the husband-and-wife restaurant duo will see the fruits of their labor pay off in 2018. “We wanted, in a certain way, to honor the building. It’s been part of the Cornelius and Lake Norman area for a long time,”

says Joe, who grew up not far from his new lakeside restaurant. He felt it was important do something special with the restaurant space at Holiday Marina, which was home to Rusty Rudder for 15 years. He remembers the space pre-Rusty Rudder days when it housed Jack’s, a restaurant he fondly remembers dining at with his family when he was a child. The Kindreds have radically

transformed the interiors. Katy describes Hello, Sailor as a “Palm Springs meets 1950’s LA vibe.” “The design was fun to exercise my creative muscle and do something different,” she says. The retro interiors give a definite wow factor upon entrance. Floating steps, slate flooring and the vintage pink countertop on the bar and an old-fashioned photo booth create a 1950s nostalgic atmosphere. The Kindreds added

Date Night Wi-Fi

PRICE KEY 15 and under


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This includes an entree and a non-alcoholic beverage.

Lake Norman Currents January 2018  

The magazine created by and for the people of Lake Norman.

Lake Norman Currents January 2018  

The magazine created by and for the people of Lake Norman.