Kindreds on CBS This Morning

by | Aug 14, 2018 | News

The crew from the CBS Morning Show interviewing Joe and Katy Kindred in front of their restaurant.

Back in July, a News of Davidson photographer came across an interview in progress with Joe and Katy Kindred in front of their namesake restaurant on Main Street in Davidson.

Hmmm. What’s up?

Viewers of CBS This Morning got the answer today, with a three-minute segment featuring the Bon Appetit Best New Restaurant issue, now out on newsstands. In 2016, Kindred was front and center in the magazine’s “Hot Ten” list.

In the CBS piece, the Kindreds recall the “healthy fear” they shared when they opened a new restaurant in February 2015, “putting everything on the line.”

Katy Kindred, trained as a sommelier, wondered, “Have we just made the biggest mistake of our lives?”

Not a chance. Described in Bon Appetit as a “casual Southern restaurant that studied abroad,” Kindred’s business tripled.

“There’s a lot of power in that list,” said Chef Joe. “It made me want to be better—it really motivated us.”

And it gave the Kindreds the courage to take another deep breath and open Hello Sailor on Lake Norman, not far from where Chef Joe grew up.

And wouldn’t you know it? Hello Sailor is listed among Bon Appetit’s top 50 new restaurants for 2018.

Katy Kindred standing in front of their new restaurant, Hello Sailor.

Jane Campbell

If you know your Macbeth, just get a ticket to one of the remaining performances of Shakespeare’s “Scottish play” and show up for 90 minutes of powerful theater, directed by Mark Sutch, professor and chair of  Davidson College Theatre Department.

If this is your first Macbeth, you have several choices: read the play, read a summary of the play, or at least take in an annotated list of characters. Or heck, just buy a ticket and enjoy this spooky, gender-blind production as it unfolds on Joe Gardner’s inventive set.

The actors are sure-footed and purposeful in Sutch’s fast-moving, technically challenging treatment of Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy. As to the casting, this may be the best part for a novice’s experience. Lady Macbeth wears the mantle of bloody ambition in this story, showing no patience for the ambivalence of her beloved Thane. With such a couple at the center of this tale, what matters the gender of Macduff?

For ticket information, contact the Union Box Office. Remaining shows are November 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and October 27 and November 3 at 2 p.m. in the Duke Family Performance Hall on the Davidson campus.

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