Moose and McNally welcome Hickory Councilwoman Jill Patton to the first StreetCircleDrive episode of 2020. The gang talk City of Hickory 150 Year celebrations, bond project updates, and to round the episode out, a review of the new 13 Twenty Hickory Pub.
What the locals know… or need to know. Current topics and classic spots – the SCD crew will break it down each episode.
Each episode we address a local topic, upcoming events, review a Hickory staple, and throw some personal opinions in there as well.
We’re big fans of Hickory, NC and think you should be too.
Andrew Moose: A transplant from Statesville, NC and Lenoir-Rhyne graduate, Moose is the unofficial king of Hickory (at least that what’s inscribed on his Olde Hickory Taproom mug). Podcaster by day, music man by night, rabid fan of the Grateful Dead, Widespread Panic, Phish, Liverpool FC, the Carolina Panthers and LRU Football. Moose is a proponent of all things Hickory, and is triggered by online lists. Moose lives in the Viewmont area of Hickory with his wife and their two dogs.
Mary-Margaret Baker: She’s Hickory born and she’s Hickory bred! A proud product of Catawba County Schools and Lenoir-Rhyne University (Go Bears!), Mary-Margaret left the area for stints in Missouri and South Carolina… but like her fellow co-hosts, she found her way home. With an overwhelming urge to grow her community and make it the best place to enjoy with her husband raise their two daughters, MM chooses to dip her toes in many organizations and civic responsibilities. A small business owner, festival lover, university city promoter, and food truck connoisseur; MM sure does love Hickory.
Michael McNally: McNally is a native North Carolinian who has lived all over the state, but has found his permanent home in Hickory! He has held both paid and volunteer positions in an effort to make Hickory, and the surrounding area, the best place to live, work, and play! He lives in Hickory with his wife (who introduced him to this wonderful city) and their three young daughters (all of whom were born here). Want to know about a local place with great food, or the details on a city initiative…McNally has an opinion on it all.
Moose and McNally welcome the newly elected City of Hickory Alderman (City Councilman) Tony Wood to the show. The gang chews the fat over the bond projects, Tony’s goals and his vision for Hickory. Hickory’s Christmas Events and a review of the new Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar are all included in this episode of SCD!
Moose and McNally welcome Allison Holtzman from the Friends of Hickory group. The gang gets together to discuss what’s happening in Hickory and what could be on the horizon. Also included, a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite the Hickory Arcade and Cafe.
Hosts Moose and McNally welcome Mike Pilolla, President of the Hickory Velo Club to the podcast. They discuss the state of cycling in Hickory and how Hickory’s new infrastructure improvements will affect cycling. Plus a review of a Downtown Hickory favorite, Crescent Moon.
On this special episode of StreetCircleDrive, Moose and McNally head out into their favorite city, Hickory, NC in search of the elusive Food Truck… SPOILER ALERT: they find them. Also included, the best DII college football experience and a rundown of Hickory’s Oktoberfest
A MESH crossover episode with StreetCircleDrive and Footcandle Films. Host of SCD Moose, and hosts of FF Alan, and Chris decide that it’s a good idea to settle the most recent fast food chicken debate. One problem… and more!
The SCD hosts welcome Jeff Neuville, Director of the Small Business Center at Catawba Valley Community College and host of Entrepreneur Exchange on the MESH. Also included, a review of the new Hickory Downtown restaurant Warehouse Cuban Cantina!
StreetCircleDrive welcomes comedian and Hickory native Jon Reep to the podcast. Jon and hosts discuss his new comedy album Ginger Pain, his new project Hickory LIVE and what’s changed in Hickory since he moved to LA in 1992. Also included, the gang hits up Iron Thunder for lunch and gives a well-rounded review. All this and more on this episode of StreetCircleDrive.
On this episode of StreetCircleDrive, the gang welcomes Tracy Hall, the Executive Director of the Catawba Science Center and reviews the Standard Oyster Co.