Tanner’s Wine Bar downtown will be a unique experience

UPDATE: Tanner’s is now open and taking reservations. Call 336-270-9536. Check out the website here. And now for something completely different. That’s the anticipated vibe guests are expected to find in early May when Tanner’s Wine Bar opens in downtown Burlington at 102-B East Front St., in one section of the former Mary Katherine’s building … Continue reading Tanner’s Wine Bar downtown will be a unique experience

Burlington Beer Works begins year three with optimism after a challenging 2020

Outdoor dining on Main Street in September at Burlington Beer Works Brewery and Restaurant. As Burlington Beer Works Brewery and Restaurant wrapped up a highly successful first year in downtown Burlington last March, its immediate future looked far less certain. The global pandemic was shutting down businesses – especially restaurants and bars – across the … Continue reading Burlington Beer Works begins year three with optimism after a challenging 2020

Count murals among new things to see in downtown Burlington this spring

The one-year anniversary of national shutdowns caused by the Covid-19 pandemic passed earlier this month. There were dire predictions about the survival of restaurants, retail stores and entertainment venues when the shutdowns began and the case counts and fatalities grew. Many of those fears were realized. A lot of businesses couldn’t make takeout or delivery … Continue reading Count murals among new things to see in downtown Burlington this spring

New partnership, new personality and a little wine in downtown Burlington

Two leaders in the ongoing renaissance of downtown Burlington as an entertainment and art district are partners in a new venture that will occupy part of the former Mary Katherine's store on East Front Street. Tracy Schmidt, general manager of Burlington Beer Works and Holly Treadwell, owner of The Blend and Co. are joining forces … Continue reading New partnership, new personality and a little wine in downtown Burlington

Just a phase: What’s reopening and how in downtown Burlington

A few hours after North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper unfurled the new and slightly confusing "Safer at Home" phase two plan for reopening the state during the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants and other impacted businesses in Alamance County began their own rollouts for how to serve customers safely in the weeks and months ahead. And it's … Continue reading Just a phase: What’s reopening and how in downtown Burlington

Burlington Beer Works Brewery and Restaurant quietly marks first anniversary

A little more than a year ago I sat across a table from Tracy Schmidt for the first time. It was also my first time inside Burlington Beer Works Brewery and Restaurant, which was preparing to open after years of planning, fundraising and preperation. Schmidt had just returned from Raleigh with the state license to … Continue reading Burlington Beer Works Brewery and Restaurant quietly marks first anniversary

Updated: Lots of new ideas for things to do in downtown Burlington — and coming soon

Author's note: Updated again on March 13 to reflect schedule changes due to the COVID-19 situation. Latest updates in bold type. Author's Note: This post has been updated to add the event listing below of things to do during the first Fourth Friday Arts Walk scheduled for Feb. 28, 2020 in downtown Burlington. Painting, poetry, … Continue reading Updated: Lots of new ideas for things to do in downtown Burlington — and coming soon

An out of sight change coming to Burlington’s downtown

The other night we were walking in downtown Burlington toward the Front Street Bottle Shop where a holiday gathering was scheduled. As we turned the corner of Main and Front streets, I pointed to an unsightly row of rolling trash carts on the sidewalk facing the Historic Depot from in front of the old Trollinger's … Continue reading An out of sight change coming to Burlington’s downtown

There’s a new chef in town: Hiring Kyle Wilkerson a coup for Burlington Beer Works

UPDATED, Feb. 17, 2020: Kyle Wilkerson and Burlington Beer Works parted company in late January. --- Kyle Wilkerson got his first look at kitchen operations for Burlington Beer Works on June 25. At the time he was interviewing for the position of executive chef, which would become open in July. Wilkerson, one of the top … Continue reading There’s a new chef in town: Hiring Kyle Wilkerson a coup for Burlington Beer Works