GO Month is in full swing and that means Restaurant and Retail Week–during the second week of October (Oct. 8 – 14)–is almost here. We’ll Go Eat, Go-Tique, and Go Experience Gaston’s restaurants and shopping options. Essentially, businesses and restaurants have teamed up across Gaston to provide residents and visitors a ton of shopping and dining specials for the whole week. From three course meals to a countywide GO-Tique Crawl, Restaurant & Retail Week gives you the perfect excuse to get out and try something new. Plus, in the spirit of GO Month, Gaston’s downtown blocks are stringing up green lights to give you “the green light” to come out and experience the region in a whole new way: just follow the light! So without further adieu, specials are listed below.
Belmont & Mount Holly:
Estia’s Kouzina – $35pp- Three course meal for one
First Course (choice of one): Milo Spinach Salad, Margherita Flatbread, Koulouri
Second Course (choice of one): Filet Medallions, Stuffed Carolina Trout, Rotisserie Chicken
Third (choice of one): Loukoumades, Galaktobouriko, Flourless Chocolate Torte
Peace n’ Hominy – $13pp – Entree and Desert
Entree (choice of one): pork, chicken, ham, turkey, or brisket
Side (choice of one): Any side on menu
Dessert (choice of one): all dessert items on menu
The String Bean – $35pp – Three Course Dinner
First Course (choice of one): Fried Pickles, Pimento Cheese Plate, Garden Salad, Caesar Salad
Second Course (choice of one): Grilled Filet Mignon, Garlic Shrimp Pasta, Blackened Salmon, Honey Dijon Pork Chop
Third Course (choice of one): Fried Oreos, Banana Pudding
STATION – $13pp – Any Regular Menu Entree, Drink (alcoholic or nonalcoholic)
Luna Hombre– $25pp- Queso pimento starter, daily seasonal small plate, choice of one dessert
Sammy’s Neighborhood Pub – $15pp – Choice of one entree, one dessert and one soft drink based on the daily specials
Rivermen Brewing Company – $18 – Entree, dessert, and soft drink
Entree (choice of one): Jamaican jerk chicken with coconut rice or Blackened shrimp with fried grit cakes.
Dessert (choice of one): House made moon pie or bananas foster bread pudding.
Nellie’s Southern Kitchen – $18pp – Choice of Entrees, Desserts, Soft Drink
Entree (choice of one): Chicken and Dumplings with a side, Pimento Bacon Burger with a side, Belmont or seasonal salad with protein
Dessert (choice of one): Brownie skillet, Cookie skillet
Chicken King, Mount Holly – $9pp – Entree, side, and 20oz drink
Entree (choice of one): 2pc white chicken, 2pc dark chicken, or 6pc wings.
Sides (choice of two): Any two sides on the menu
Dessert: Choice of pudding
York Chester Brewing Company – GO Month Brew
Glenway Premium Pub – $18pp – Choice of Entrees, Desserts, soft drink
Entree (choice of one): Southern Grilled Salmon, Glenway Beef Brisket
Dessert (choice of one): Brownie, Ice Cream Scoop
Seven Oaks Cafe – $25pp – Three Course Dinner
First Course (choice of one): Garden Caprese, Short Rib Sliders, Deviled Eggs
Second Course (choice of one): Duck Confit, Farmhouse Rib Ragout, Blackened Scallops
Third Course (choice of one): Ooey Gooey Butter Cake, Banana Pudding, Dark Chocolate Cake with Raspberry buttercream
10 Catawba – Half Price desserts all week
The Vintage Nest – $10 off purchase of $25+; $25 off purchase of $100+
Belmont’s Specialty Foods – 10%, 20%, 30% or 40% off purchase of $50+. Daily gift basket giveaway and Ultimate Holiday Surprise Giveaway (must come in store to find out)
String Bean Market – $10 Gift Card or Mystery 6 Pack for every $50 spent in butcher shop and beer/wine shop
Chic Boutique – 15% off all purchases + $25 gift card drawing every day.
August Decor – 10% off all purchases + refreshments served
AR Workshop – 10% off all retail purchases, $10 off any workshop during week
Cramerton & McAdenville:
The McAdenville Table and Market– $18pp – Choice of Entree, dessert, and Soft Drink- One of each picked from daily specials.
District 8 Beer Company – $3 Drafts Specials
115 Main Gifts and Provisions – $10 off purchase of $50+; $25 off purchase of $100+. Free Drink with Purchase
Belle Boutique – 5% off purchase of $50+.10% off purchase of $100+. Light refreshments served with prosecco or rosé.
EllaB & Co Boutique Salon – $25 off all purchases + Daily Fall Cocktails offered
Gastonia & Lowell:
Webb Custom Kitchen – $75 for 2 – Three Course Dinner for 2 with Wine
First Course (choice of one): Micro Green and Red Pear Salad, Webb Street School Mixed Green Salad
Second Course (choice of one): Charbroiled Tournedos of Center Cut Filet Mignon, Brunswick Street Crab Cakes, Herb and Dijon Crusted Breast of Chicken
Third Course: Country Crock Bread and Butter Pudding
Cavendish Brewery – Go Month Brew
Type: German Rauchbier (smoked lager)
Gaston Pour House – $7pp – Entree, side, and craft coffee
Entree (choice of one): Any Breakfast Menu Item or Lunch Menu Item
Side (choice of one): Any Side
Drink: Any Craft Coffee
The Groovy Beast – $9pp – Signature Sandwich, Side, Soft Drink
Lotus Bar & Eatery – $25pp – Entrees, desserts, soft drink
Entree (choice of one): Shrimp and grits, house special sushi roll, pork tenderloin.
Dessert (choice of one): Bourbon bread, pudding.
Grits N Greens – $10pp – Any home style meal, dessert, and nonalcoholic drink
Will’s Doggn It – $9pp – Sandwiches, daily side, dessert, and drink
Sandwiches (choice of one): The cattle rustler, blazing buffalo, jack wagon, The downtown 7 wrap.
Daily Side (choice of one)
Dessert (choice of one): Any dessert.
The HIVE – Create Your Own Stationery Workshop – Reservation Required
My Big Sister’s Closet – 20% off all purchases
Back of the Moon – 10% off all purchases
The Unexpected – 10% off all purchases + Rose all day
Sleepy Poet Antique Mall – $10 off purchase of $50+. Light refreshments served
Buttercup Boutique – 20% on all purchases + light hors d’oeuvres and hot/cold drinks
First Street Home – 10% – 75% off entire store
WinterPast Flowers – 10% off fresh flower/plant orders within Gaston County
Kelly’s K-9 Kitchen – 15% off any purchase
Dallas & Bessemer City:
Ole Dallas Brewery – Go Month Brew
Type: Honey muscadine saison
Dino’s Italian Pizzeria – $17pp – Choice of entrees, desserts, soft drink
Entree (choice of one): Homemade Lasagna, Angelina’s Butter Cream Chicken, Tortellini Carbonara, Pasta Alforno
Dessert (choice of one): Cheesecake, Layer Cake
Arby’s, Bessemer City – $8.99 for 2 –
Includes two classic roast beef sandwiches, two small fries, two small drinks, and six piece mozzarella sticks.