December 4, 2017

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar Earns Wine Spectator Restaurant Award in 2017

––Cafe Rule & Wine Bar Among 3,592 Winners; Full 2017 Dining Guide Revealed in Wine Spectator’s August Issue––   HICKORY, N.C. (September 1, 2017) — Cafe Rule & Wine Bar has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2017 Restaurant Awards. The restaurant is recognized among other winners from all over the globe as a top destination for wine lovers. “Restaurants continue to raise their game when it comes to wine, and we are particularly proud to present this year’s winners,” said Marvin R. Shanken, Editor & Publisher, Wine Spectator. “As wine becomes more important to diners, […]
February 17, 2017

CAFERULE & Wine Bar Staff Completes AHA CPR Training

HICKORY, N.C. (February 17, 2017 ) – In honor of American Heart Month, the staff at Cafe Rule & Wine Bar today completed Hands-Only CPR Training with the American Heart Association. “We have hundreds of guests passing through our restaurant every week,” said Meghan Stout, VP of Marketing, Cafe Rule & Wine Bar. “We interact with so many people on a daily basis, so we felt it was important that our entire staff recognize the warning signs of a heart attack and know how to respond.” In 2008, The American Heart Association updated their CPR protocol to a very simple […]
February 3, 2017

Cafe Rule & Wine Bar Named Best Overall Restaurant by Open Table

HICKORY, N.C. (February 3, 2017 ) – San Francisco-based Open Table recently announced Cafe Rule & Wine Bar the winner of last month’s Best Overall Restaurant, Charlotte. In addition, Open Table also recognized Cafe Rule for Best Ambience in November and January, and Most Romantic Destination and Best Venue for a Special Occasion in January.   “We are honored to be recognized as the region’s Best Overall Restaurant,” said Brian Lackey, partner. “Our entire management and operations team has spent a lot of time transforming the restaurant. We have focused on great service, an expanded and delicious menu, and a […]
February 2, 2017

American Heart Association teams up with Life is Why in Catawba County to bring CPR kits to local schools

Hickory, NC—January 13, 2017— The American Heart Association has teamed up with Catawba County’s Life is Why sponsor, the Lackey Family and Café Rule, to distribute CPR kits to local schools. Twenty-one CPR in Schools kits will be distributed to eleven middle and high schools in three school districts- Catawba County, Newton-Conover, and Hickory Public Schools- at a 2 p.m. presentation on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Arndt Middle School.   This initiative is important in helping these school systems fulfill the requirement for every senior to learn CPR before graduation. CPR is generally taught at the eighth-grade level, and […]
December 17, 2016

Cafe Rule Awarded Best Overall Restaurant in the Charlotte Region for the Month of December

We are proud to announce that Cafe Rule was awarded Best Overall Restaurant in the Charlotte Region for the month of December. Competing in a field of nearly 150 area restaurants, Cafe Rule exemplified superiority in cuisine, ambiance and service. This recognition reflects the hard work and dedication to excellence shown by Cafe Rule’s owners, chefs, wait staff and management. Thank you to our customers and to Open Table for this honor. Cafe Rule also received the Restaurant with Best Ambiance in the Charlotte Region for the month of November.