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January 2012

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Destination Calendar More Racing-More BBQ-More Fun in Mooresville Wanna Race? Go to VIR! Wine Shop Within A Shop History Preservation Never Tasted So Good A Most Unusual Yet Official Morganton Trail Guide

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hank you for picking up the first issue of the New Year! The family at Dashboards and Saddleb a g s Ma g a zine is looking forward to an incredible 2012! With the addition of Jamie Keener in the Newton area, and Jen Grant in Statesville we are looking forward to steadily expanding our distribution in the these, and surrounding communities. Lisa Hedrick of LZM Marketing will be a key member of the Destination Magazine for 2012. Lisa will serve as marketing and sales director as well as co-editor of your destination magazine with yours truly. Our focus as always is to find unique destinations for you to enjoy. From the Culinary

Festival in the Highlands, to the Livermush Festival in Marion, we will strive to find someplace new for you to experience. Much of the support for Dashboards and Saddlebags Magazine comes from the Lake Norman area. We are truly thankful that these businesses saw the potential of our destination magazine, and that Dashboards and Saddlebags Magazine lived up to their expectations. I am proud to say that most every client that started with Dashboards and Saddlebags Magazine is still with us. Because of the continued support and the steady growth of Dashboards and Saddlebags Magazine, I’d have to say that 2011 was an overwhelming success, and we look to even greater accomplishments in 2012. Lisa & Andy Try your smart phone on this QR

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Wanna Wreck Your Diet? Was that Elvis? More Racing-More BBQ-More Fun in Mooresville Wanna Race? Go to VIR! Wine Shop Within A Shop History Preservation Never Tasted So Good A Most Unusual Yet Official Morganton Trail Guide Tradition with a Twist History lives on in Rockford So Good It Was Illegal Big Flavor in Little Switzerland A Piedmont Destination Since 1995!

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Destinations More Events and Interactive Maps at Holiday Lighting of the Ship Nov. 25, 2011 – Jan. 4, 2012 Wilmington, NC 28401 Part of historic downtown Wilmington’s annual holiday light celebration, the Battleship will be dressed in lights strung from the bow up to the masts and down to the stern. Enjoy nightly from dusk to 11:00pm. Free viewing from downtown Wilmington. Reynolda House Candlelight Guided Tours Dec. 8, 2011 – Jan. 8, 2012 2250 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 One of the Piedmont Triad’s newest holiday traditions returns this year as Reynolda House Museum of American Art hosts three evenings of candlelight guided tours. Tours conclude with live holiday entertainment and refreshments. Also, included is admission to “Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum,” the museum’s featured fall exhibition that has received critical acclaim. Advance ticket purchase is recommended. Winter Jam 2012 Sat, January 7, 2012, 6pm – 10­RBC Center Raleigh, NC 27607 Founded and hosted by Grammy®-nominated Christian music mainstay NewSong and produced by Premier Productions, the Winter Jam 2012 Tour Spectacular will be headlined by Grammy®-nominated alternative rockers Skillet. The 47-city tour will also feature Sanctus Real, former Newsboys frontman Peter Furler, Kari Jobe, Building 429, Group 1 Crew, illusionist Brock Gill, and national speaker Nick Hall. Fringe Arts Festival Jan. 19 – 22, 2012 BeBe Theatre, downtown Asheville, NC 28801 The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival serves patrons of art from Asheville and beyond by facilitating the creation and production of avant gardé work that may otherwise not find a venue. In past years the artistic mix has included actors, dancers, singers, videographers, painters and musicians, presenting a varied range of interesting work including crossgenre improvisation, Butoh dance, sketch theatre, modern dance, and multi-media performance art. The spirit of the festival also leaves the city “vulnerable” to random acts of art, such as fire-dancing in the street or mass mobs of poets. The Asheville Fringe Arts Festival was founded in 2003 by ACDT’s Artistic and Co-Directors, Susan and Giles Collard. The Collard’s vision was to create a city-wide festival bringing new and challenging art to Asheville’s audiences.


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Destinations co-hosts: ThreeSheets:Design, Brews Cruise, Inc., and French Broad Brewing Co. We highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance, as the last four years’ events have sold out. This year’s venue allows for more to attend, but we have already received many inquiries about this year’s festival, so don’t miss out on this wonderful Winter Warmer! Blowing Rock Winterfest Celebration Thu, January 26, 2012, 10am – Sun, January 29, 2012, 5pm Blowing Rock, NC 28605 Join the Village of Blowing Rock as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the 14th Annual Winterfest. From the Wine Auction, ice carving and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili CookOff, Kids’ Activities and the Polar Plunge in Chetola Lake, there’s something for everyone! Celtic Adventure Weekend Feb 2 – 5, 2012 Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa Asheville, NC 28804 Passion and artistry collide during this dream weekend for lovers of all things Celtic. Join us as we celebrate the ScotsIrish heritage of Western North Carolina with the finest in dance, literature, food, drink and music! Blending influences from Irish traditional, folk, acoustic, and country, McPeake will take the stage on Friday night with their unique sound called “an experience for the ears and the soul.” On Saturday afternoon, attendees will enjoy the music and stories of Scottish songwriter and guitarist Colin Grant-Adams. They’re back! By popular demand, Gaelic Storm blows back into Asheville on Saturday, February 4, 2012, for another raucous, crowd-pleasing performance at The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. 32 nd Annual North Carolina Jazz Festival Feb 2 – 4, 2012 Hilton Wilmington Riverside Ballroom Wilmington, NC 28401 This is one of the largest traditional jazz festivals in the Southeast and a STS Top 20 Event. We will open Thursday night featuring 3 hours of different styles of jazz. Friday and Saturday nights we will return to our 7 sets of traditional jazz with a different leader for each set. Our all-star musicians are all world renowned and include guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, Dion Tucker - from Harry Connick, Jr’s band and the Lincoln Center Orchestra - on trombone, vocalist Nicki Parrott, John Royen, a powerful pianist from New Orleans.

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eafood at it’s best is not only a motto for Big Daddy’s, it’s a way of life. For 37 years they have been serving up some of the best seafood the area has to offer. “We hear customers say all the time that they have been at the beach all week but waited to get their seafood fix when they got back home,” explains owner Freddie Lancaster. It all started back in 1963 when Tommy Lancaster, Freddie’s grandfather, opened a small hangout for the local teens in Kure Beach. Everyone began to call him Big Daddy after his resemblance to Burl Ives who had starred in the hit movie Cat on a Hot Tin Roof a few years before. From there, it stuck. The hangout grew into a restaurant appropriately named Big Daddy’s. The restaurant moved to the Lake Norman area in 1974 becoming a favorite spot among a new set of locals. “We have regular customers that eat with us a least once a week,” says Lancaster. “We know about their family, birthdays, businesses; they are just as much apart of the restaurant as we are.” Ask any of these regulars and they will tell you all about Big Daddy’s. There is a reason they don’t miss their weekly visit. The


food can explain that. The fried seafood platters are sure to wreck your diet. Piled high with a mixture of lightly breaded seafood, a side of homemade slaw, and your choice of side, these entrees will please any taste buds that crave something from the sea. However, if you are not aiming to gain a few extra pounds in one sitting, they offer an array of healthier choices. The salad bar could make a meal out of itself if you choose, offering countless toppings and dressings. All of the choice steaks and broiled platters are popular as well. They also carry a catch of the day that varies from grilled Grouper to Mahi. If you aren’t in for a feast, the menu provides options for those with a lighter appetite also. Smaller portions of select dishes are available under the children’s and senior citizen’s section. Don’t worry though, there’s no age limit. If seafood isn’t something you appreciate, don’t write this one

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off just yet. They have a menu of over 50 items, with many of those favorites of landlubbers. This includes Baby Back Ribs, Prime Rib, Chicken Alfredo, and so on. However, come in on a Monday night, and you won’t hear any talk of these items. Oysters are what’s on everyone lips, literally. You can get a peck (which is give or take 3 dozen) for the half peck price. Or if you have a lighter appetite or are just looking for a starter, the dozen is sold at the half-dozen price. Don’t be surprised if there is a wait for this 50 seat oyster bar on Monday nights. “We shuck them for you. All you have to do is eat!” Freddie says with a smile. He knows how to keep his customers coming back. Sit around and you’ll see him walking through the dining room

talking to his guests. People know him by name. They’ve practically grown up here. “We have people come in that have been coming in since they were kids. Now, they are bringing their kids in. We are pretty proud of that.” – N.L.

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yra’s Classic & Antique Car Cruise-In has been in existence for over eleven years. Larry Earp owner of Myra’s Sandwich & Ice Cream Shop brainstormed ways to energize business for his establishment. Through this process, Myra’s Cruise-In was created. Every Friday Night during daylight savings time beginning at 6pm over 150 classic and antique cars are displayed at Myra’s and

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More Racing-More BBQMore Fun in Mooresville I f you guessed Lancaster’s BBQ & Wings is in the heart of “Race City U.S.A.” you hit it right on the snout! At Lancaster’s, it is all about BBQ pork, chicken and beef. In fact, Lancaster’s has been voted the best BBQ in Mooresville for the past 24 years straight! The food is definitely on the pole here. Jeff Lancaster offers so many special sauces and home made specialties it will take laps back to the dining room to find your favorite. After you’ve tried all the beef, pork and chicken plates check out the southern catfish and shrimp. With over 10,000 square feet of racing memorabilia. If you have ever been a NASCAR fan, you will find something representing your driver on the wall or ceiling. Three levels of dining, four if you include sitting inside the bus that is in the middle of the main room. For kids and adults their is plenty to enjoy from the racing history on the walls to the heaping portions of home made southern food on your plate. Everything at Lancaster’s is not static, a large game room off the

main floor will keep kids and parents distracted. If you have that spirit of competition why not take on a few of your buddies or family members head to head in one of the Race Simulators while you wait. Better be quick around the track because the service here is very fast. A new addition to Lancaster’s is the Hawg Trawgh Saloon. Jeff built a Motorcycle themed oasis just off the “back door” of Lancaster’s BBQ. It includes a full bar decorated Hog Wild style with a motorcycle hanging on the wall from Tilleys Harley-Davidson of Statesville. Once you grab a beverage at the bar you can head out to the covered porch or to the parking lot to check out up close the bikes and cars that show up daily at the best little cruise-in you’ll find! Bike nights are Wednesday. Lancaster’s BBQ is more than a destination, it’s an adventure to remember.

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Wanna Race? Go to VIR! E

ver had the urge to fully exercise the performance potential of your BMW or MINI? What about the risk to the public, yourself and your driver’s license? Did you ever think you could enjoy the race proven technology built into every BMW/MINI without these concerns? Here’s the answer. As a member guest at Virginia International Raceway, you can enjoy your BMW/MINI in a reasonably safe, controlled environment at arguably the finest road course anywhere. It’s a way to introduce Flow BMW/MINI customers to the VIR lifestyle. These events are scheduled throughout the year and provide you with the opportunity to drive in the touring lights class, previously reserved for VIR Club Members only. It offers the perfect opportunity to drive this historic track with a friend or family member without


any pressure or expensive modifications or equipment. Most “touring lights” drivers progress up to the “touring” group and many even further to the “high speed” group. Guests reservations are accepted on a first come, first serve basis, as space permits. The fee is $150 per event. Contact Lee Davis for more information at 336-784-3196

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great getaways and interesting material • Sponsor of special events at Virginia International Raceway (VIR) • A dealership that supports the community through the United Way, Susan G. Komen Foundation, Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and various other worthy causes 2565 Peters Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 336.788.3333 •


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ucked away along the North Harbor in Davidson, is a little cottage that is a unique blend of gift shop, bakery, wine bar/store and gourmet food. Lake Norman Cottage has quickly become a favorite spot on Lake Norman for people who desire something different. As the name implies, it is a cottage. Tables and chairs on the patio facing the lake, inside wooden tables to congregate and chat with fellow wine enthusiasts, and a secluded living room with plush sofas and chairs to make you feel like you are the only guests in the Cottage. Spontaneous concerts have broken out; even wedding proposals have been made in the wine room at Trudis’; it’s almost impossible to leave the Cottage without making new friends. Every time you stop in it’s a little different than last time. Local


art and quirky one of kind treasures keep the selection of gifts constantly changing. It seems almost weekly Trudi is redecorating the Cottage to celebrate the holiday… any holiday. If you need a last minute gift for anyone, you will find it at Lake Norman Cottage whether they are a wine

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lover or just appreciate unique treasures. If you arrive hungry you are in luck! Make sure you try the Baked Brie or one of their extensive fruit and cheese trays drizzled with honey. Friday and Saturday nights offer a formal

tasting paired with food. If you walk in during one of these events you would think they were serving a seven course meal. Lake Norman Cottage excels at serving comfort and relaxation. Providing the perfect surroundings to enjoy that new bottle vino you’ve discovered. Whether you are sitting in the wine room, on the porch or under the trees along the shore. Lake Norman Cottage is the perfect destination to bring old friends or meet new ones. Lake Norman Cottage (next door to North Harbor Club Restaurant off exit 30 on I-77) 200-A North Harbor Place, Davidson, NC 28036 (704) 237-3629




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l t ap a s s O r c h a r d i s o n the north side of Little Switzerland along the Blue Ridge Parkway. If you’ve ever been on the Parkway I’m sure you’ve seen that big red orchard building down the side of the mountain, I know I have and just kept on driving. Now that I’ve taken the time to stop in and see what Altapass Orchard is about, and what goes on inside it will be hard to ever just drive by again. It’s not just a working orchard, The Historic Orchard at Altapass is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Appalachian Heritage. Located on a hundred year old apple orchard on the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Over the Mountain Trail, Altapass Orchard features mountain music, historical plays, storytelling hayrides, craft demonstrations, butter-


fly and herb & wetlands gardens, monarch raising, amazing views and old apple trees May-Oct. If you are on a bike I hope you have some big saddlebags, you’ll find so many mountain treats your bags will be rattling all the way home. The same applies to your trunk or back seat. 1025 Orchard Road Milepost 328.3 On the Blue Ridge Parkway 828•765-9531

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ant to learn about Wineries and Breweries, Art, History, and Hiking in Morganton? The regions’ tourism marketing arm has just released a new booklet of various trail themes in the area. This 16-page fold out brochure features breath-taking photography, helpful maps, and unique facts about Morganton and Burke County. Tagged as the “Trailhead of Western North Carolina” Morganton is home to so many exciting adventures in the Pisgah National Forest, Lake James, South Mountains and Catawba River. Ed Phillips, Direc tor of Tourism t here says, “This Trail Guide captures the essence of our area with enough information to allow the reader to explore their own interests inside the county.” The booklet features the infamous “Brown Mountain L ig hts,” f i lm lo c at ions for The Last of the Mohicans and many other facts the reader will find captivating. There is an Auto and Motorcycle Trail section for touring the county with curvy, mountain roads leading the way through the National Forest and surrounding rural areas. The Trailhead of WNC Visitor Center is located in downtown Morganton. The Center has area maps, attraction brochures, and a friendly, knowl-

edgeable staff to help you plan a trip to the area. Morganton is about 1.5 hours northwest of Charlotte and 2 hours from the Piedmont-Triad area. The Visitor C enter is op en 8-5 Monday thru Friday and Saturday 9-2. Visit or call 888-462-2921 to plan your visit. 704-706-2365


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hen you drive by this towering vibrant building with the large clean modern logo on the front and the beautifully landscaped grounds and patio you may immediately think “Lake Norman Exclusive.” But if you ever take a chance and stop in to Jeffrey’s for lunch or dinner what you will find is Lake Norman Friendly. As you walk in you can’t help but notice how large the 2 story dining space is with balcony seating and a banquet room on the second floor. The strange thing is at the same time you will be thinking how wonderfully cozy the space feels.


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Whether you are entertaining a client, taking mom out for lunch or trying to make a great impression on a first date, Jeffrey’s has the atmosphere, service and the food to “get the job done.” The lunch menu contains a hearty list of Starters, Greens, Soups and Sandwiches. Some signature entrée selections include Shrimp and Grits “another way”, Today’s Fresh Quiche and a daily Carolina Comfort Special. And of course check the black board for the “Daily Specials.”

If you are seeking American fusion or down home comfort food you will find it at the Lake Norman Friendly Jeffrey’s. But I will warn you, when you order a familiar comfort food like the Country Style Steak it will knock you out! I guarantee you’ve never had one like this before. What makes the food special at Jeffrey’s is an item that you have seen at a hundred different restaurants, will be prepared in a way you have never experienced before. In addition to the imaginative preparation and presentation of the food you will get “Extra Special Service” each and every visit. Jeffrey’s Restaurant 117 Trade Court Mooresville, NC 28117 (704) 799-1110

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ho says you can’t go back in time? When you make the turn into this little town of Rockford they will prove you can! Since 1890 The Rockford General Store has been the center of activity in the village of Rockford. The store sits on the banks of the Yadkin River just over the Surry county line. Creaky wooden floors, old fashioned candy jars, fried apple pie, hoop cheese, and bottled soft drinks are just a few old time items you will discover at the Rockford General Store. Rockford was once the county seat of Surry County. Surry once encompassed Forsyth, Stokes, Yadkin, Davie and Rowan counties. With that came a booming, bustling town. The county seat was moved to Dobson, NC in 1850. Village of Rockford, established in 1789 has a rich history and many of the historic buildings are still standing. Some are in the process of being restored,


others either destroyed by fire or are waiting for their new beginning. The Antebellum house (ca. 1848) situated at the crest of more than 6 rolling acres, is the Historic Rockford Inn Bed and Breakfast. It will provide you with the simple pleasures and charm of country living while enjoying modern conveniences. One of the most visited buildings is the Rockford Methodist Church circa 1916. A lot was obtained from Dr. Daniel Holcomb and men from the community donated logs, lumber, and labor. The women served lunches at the building site during construction. The Women’s Society purchased the pews from the old Centenary Methodist Church on Liberty Street in Winston-Salem. In 1967, the Rockford Method-

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ist Church was closed by the Methodist Conference. In 1989 the fresco “Come Unto Me” was finished by artist Tony Griffin. Today the church is always open for your to come in and tour. Railroad Section Foremans House circa 1883 is the 1st building on your right as you cross the tracks into town. When the railroad was being built the section of track from Winston-Salem to Wilkesboro the foreman for the railroad and his family stayed here. Today Yadkin River Adventures is located in the left hand side of this building, the right hand side is a private residence. For the sixth year, the sound of battle cries will ring out across Rockford during the Civil War Battle and Living History event. The reenactors, who travel from Surry, Stokes and Yadkin coun-

ties as well as from Virginia, will begin assembling in the town. They will camp out in preparation for the main event. There will be three battle reenactments which include infantry, cavalry and artillery. When not participating in the battle, the reenactors will be around town and in their encampment orchestrating skits and talking to visitors about life during the Civil War. Take the time to “Discover” Rockford, you’ll be glad you did!

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ix years ago, if you sat down and indulged a smoky rack of pork ribs, or a melt in your mouth thick cut of Ribeye with a dark aromatic glass of high gravity beer you would have been in violation of North Carolina State law. Now thanks to “Pop the Cap” Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse is able serve the best beers available from around the world, or down the street. In the early days Duckworth’s Cheesesteakery led the cheesesteak revolution in the Charlotte area with the best authentic Philadelphia cheesesteak sandwiches, Cheez Wiz and all. Today, Duckworth’s Grill and Taphouse is one of the first to acknowledge that a fine crafted beer can complement food as well, if not better than a good wine.


With as many styles of beer as their is wine try something different. You may prefer a bold beer with your steak fajitas, or a “You can order food at the bar, but you will not be getting bar food.”

light spicy beer may hit the spot. You have so many choices on the menu to pair a great beer with from Buffalo Bleu Cheese Chips, or Loaded Nachos with Fajita Chicken. Entrées that feature exceptional Grilled Ahi Tuna, BBQ, Bacon & Cheese Chicken, and some of the best Steaks available. Duckworth’s is truly a pioneer in family dining, with a menu that offers something for every

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erched at the head of the Diamondback is The Chalet Restaurant. Just off the Blueridge Parkway on the mountainside overlooking Table Rock and Lake James. This would be a most ordinary restaurant if you were in the Swiss Alps! The Chalet Restaurant is part of the Switzerland Inn Resort. Resort is not officially in the marketing for The Switzerland Inn, but what would you call a facility with a hotel, a lodge, and suites with amenities such as a swimming pool, hot tub, and tennis courts? Along with


e p A in a w o c a o those amenities Switzerland Inn offers 2 galleries, a fitness center, a general store, an ice cream shoppe, a Christmas store, and has a concert hall on site. The Chalet Restaurant has 3 indoor dining rooms, and a richly decorated European bar called the Fowl Play Pub. In addition to the inside service. The Chalet offers additional seating with an outside dining area and bar. What you are looking at are some of the features on the lunch menu. The Chalet prepares lunch from 11:30 until two, so plan

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