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The Best Bike Shops Around Lake Norman

The Best Bike Shops Around Lake Norman

Main Photo Credit: Jon Beyerle, On Camber Creative @on_camber_creative Ready to go for a bike ride? Here at The Best of LKN, we love cycling. Mountain, road, recumbent, cruising, tandem, you name it! Well, maybe not recumbent, or tandem. My wife and I always laugh...

Lake Norman State Park

Lake Norman State Park

It’s no secret that we here at The Best of LKN blog love to report on the area’s cuisine. Seriously, we could talk about food all day, every day. Something you may not know is that we also love outdoor activities—hiking, camping, biking, swimming—you name it! After...

The Best of LKN: Fine Dining!

The Best of LKN: Fine Dining!

While we all thoroughly enjoy casual lunch dates here at Best of LKN, sometimes the situation calls for a more refined dining experience. Whether you’re celebrating a milestone, treating your in-laws, or simply looking to savor the finer things in life, the Lake...

The Best of LKN: Pizza!

The Best of LKN: Pizza!

Pizza: even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. So what’s good pizza like? Imagine you walk into a gas station to grab a soda, and you walk out with your drink and a winning lottery ticket. It’s like that. Serendipitous, marvelous, and dare I say, life-changing....

The Best of LKN: Burgers!

The Best of LKN: Burgers!

There’s never a shortage of options when it comes to burgers. Every neighborhood has at least one good burger joint, while others have closer to fifty. When all you’re craving is a juicy good one, trying to decide where to eat can be overwhelming­. To save you from...

10 Tips to be a Better Podcast Guest

10 Tips to be a Better Podcast Guest

So, you’re going to be a guest on a podcast? That’s great! Podcast “guesting” can be a great platform for demonstrating your expertise or sharing the story of your small business with a fresh audience. No matter where you are on your epic journey, you’ve got a story...

Mother’s Day Shopping Guide

Mother’s Day Shopping Guide

This is going to be a really special Mother’s Day. 2020 was a tough year for so many, but perhaps no one faced more challenges day after day than Mom. Balancing kids, work, community, and self care is challenging enough - but in 2020, finding any sense of harmony was...

Top 5 Spots: St. Patrick’s Day Around Lake Norman

Top 5 Spots: St. Patrick’s Day Around Lake Norman

Several Lake Norman craft breweries and taprooms are eagerly anticipating St. Patrick’s Day 2021. The closures of 2020 forced many of us to celebrate the Irish holiday at home last year, making this one of the most anticipated events of early 2021. While several local...

18 Ways Consumers Can Help Small Businesses

18 Ways Consumers Can Help Small Businesses

Small businesses are worthy of your support, and they need that support now more than ever. Here’s a list of ways that you can help lift up your favorite local small businesses, and many of these tips won’t cost you a dime. Interested in making a positive impact on...