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Matthews Things to Do

  • Matthews Alive!

    If you are in the Matthews area over Labor Day weekend and like the memories of county fairs, you must try Matthews Alive! It is not quite as big as a county wide but has rides, lots of "once a year" foods, crafts, homemade jams and jellies, and entertainment and if you live in, or grew up in, Matthews, you are very likely to run into people you...

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  • Matthews Town Hall and Library

    The town hall and library share a beautiful new building in the heart of Matthews and, not owning a computer, this second picture below shows where I do most of my Virtual Tourist posting. The birth of Matthews was largely dependent upon the coming of the railroad and a railroad theme is prominent within the library.Matthews Street Station was...

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  • AMF Bowling (Carolina Lanes)

    There isn't a ton to do in Matthews, but this is a great family place to go bowling. Make sure you get there early, or that you plan to wait a while. This place is usually pretty busy and they don't reserve lanes by phone.http://www.amf.com/carolinalanes/centerHomepage.htmAMF Bowling (Carolina Lanes)(704) 841-760611210 Brigman Rd.Matthews, NC 28105

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Matthews Restaurants

  • Japanese, Chinese, and Thai food

    Located in the Matthews Festival Shopping Center, this spot serves up a fusion of Japanese, Chinese, and Thai dishes. Start your meal with an appetizer like yakitori or gyoza, and then dig into entrées, such as tangy-sweet pineapple chicken, peanut-strewn pad Thai, or the entertaining hibachi selection of your choice. Alternatively, indulge in a...

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  • Breakfast and lunch standby

    Does it mean that the town you live in is too small, if you can keep up with, even predict, which restaurants and other places of business are going to undergo drastic changes because you know what families are dealing with domestic crises? When I first moved to Matthews, a little over nine years ago, there were three, some would say four, reliable...

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  • Ol' Stompin' Grounds under new ownership

    In April of 2007, this restaurant (formerly the Tryon House) closed down for three weeks and reopened as Jonathan's. I was pleased with my first meal there (Salmon fettucine Alfredo) but it did not take them long to overcome their good first impressions. The restaurant has new ownership, carpet, and furnishings but the food very quickly became...

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  • The Battle of the Italian Restaurants

    There are two Italian restaurants in the Matthews Festival Shopping Center and one is almost literally right behind the other. The first you will see from Independence Boulevard is Carabba's with the better one, Fontanella, about 50 yards behind it. Carabba's is a chain and most Americans are probably familiar with it. It is good but I definitely...

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  • Chinese Fast Food, Free Delivery

    A hole in the wall, fast food Chinese restaurant which offers free delivery for orders of $10 or more. I do not really have a favorite here. They have 26 lunch and 26 dinner specials, 13 chef's specials, and 110 other items on their menu. The food is not going to make Southern Living magazine but it is good, served hot, and is better than most of...

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  • "Authentic Chinese Cuisine"

    A relatively typical Chinese "Dine in or take out" Chinese restaurant. Counter, drink dispenser, six or eight tables, linoleum floors, and a family-owned atmosphere. The food is ample and good but not spectacular. Excuse me if this is stereotyping, but Oriental-Americans are often among the most cordial people you would want to meet."Authentic...

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Matthews Nightlife

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    Officially known as Vinnie's Raw Bar, this is a popular restaurant/nightspot. Matthews is growing and this is a relatively new place (opened in 1995 or 1996?), but it definitely draws a crowd. There is an outdoor patio that attracts a young crowd especially on the weekends.

    Dress Code: Come as you are.

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Matthews Local Customs

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    by acemj Written Oct 4, 2002

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    The Matthew's Community Center and Playhouse is brand new. I just went to a performance of the Pirates of Penzance the other day and it was really great. This is a great place for local kids to come together and perform for their family and friends.

    For more info, go to www.matthewsplayhouse.com.

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Matthews Sports & Outdoors

  • Carolina Lanes

    Bowling is popular in Matthews and this is probably the best bowling alley in greater Charlotte. Sure, it tends to get overrun by teenagers sometimes, but all in all, it's a good time.

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  • Arthur Goodman Memorial Park

    It seems like every kid in Matthews play Little League baseball and much of that action takes place here at Arthur Goodman. They recently put a stoplight at the entrance to the parking lot which makes accessing the park much easier.

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Matthews Favorites

  • Small town feel

    I like the community atmosphere and the small town feel of Matthews. It doesn't feel like it's just a suburb of Charlotte, but instead it feels like a self-sufficient town (which it is!). You're likely to see lots of kids skateboarding and families getting together for barbecues. Neighbors seem to get along great here and they'll definitely welcome...

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  • Matthews has a great community...

    Matthews has a great community spirit. On summer evenings you'll find huge crowds watching kids playing baseball at the local park. The people who live here don't think of Matthews as a suburb of Charlotte, but instead as their very own neighborhood community. There are some well attended festivals (mostly in the summer) that attract the whole...

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