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Jul 5, 2010 03:38 PM

Good Eats near Winston-Salem

Hi all,

I'm moving down to Winston-Salem from NYC and am looking for some great foodie finds (I'm looking for more than just bbq in North Carolina).

Anything near Winston-Salem?

What about an hour away (maybe Durham, Raleigh, Chapel Hill for great restaurants)

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  1. there is a wide range of places to try I would include greensboro as well.

    restaurant wise - there is meridian(personally eating at the bar always seems to be the better option since you can choose either menu) Milner's are two of my favorites in Winston on the mid to upper end. Others to consider that I either have not been to or have not been to in a while:

    Christophers, Bleu, Hutch and Harris

    You can easily get your hands on authentic mexican or great cue.

    Also lots of local wineries and Piedmont distillers(makes of catdaddy moonshine) give tours(though no samples). Try the sexual chocolate stout at foothills brewing

    Lots of local nc fish to try.

    Great vietnamese in greensboro and many more mid and upper level options than in winston imho.

    You may also want to do a board search in triad, triangle and charlotte that may answer a good number of questions you may have. Also are you looking high/low, restaurants/nc food products?

    Bleu Restaurant & Bar
    3425 Frontis Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27103

    Hutch and Harris
    424 W 4th St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

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    1. re: quazi

      yeah i was too lazy to search a lot haha

      But I'm mostly looking for restaurants (I love fine dining as much as I love cheap ethnic eats)

      1. re: wreckers00

        I hope you will plan a weekend trip to Asheville once you get settled. There you will find good food and so much beauty. We loved the Grove Park Inn and The Biltmore Estate.
        Krispy Kreme is big in Winston. In Old Salem you'll find some unusual breads and cookies.

        Biltmore Estate
        1 Approach Rd, Asheville, NC 28803

        Old Salem
        736 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

    2. I live in Raleigh but my inlaws are 1/2 hr North of Winston. We struggle to find good, solid restaurants. My favorite is in Greensboro, Green Valley Grill in the O'Henry Hotel. Don't let the "hotel" scare you off. They have small plates as well as entrees, promote local ingredients, have an outside patio, an eating area in the bar, all with the same menu as the dining room AND they are open on Sundays. I only wish they were closer to Raleigh.

      Green Valley Grill
      624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408

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      1. re: mdv31616

        The Green Valley Grill group also owns Print Works Bistro, and Lucky 32. All three spots are definitely worth a look IMHO.

        Lucky 32
        7307 Tryon Rd, Cary, NC 27518

        Green Valley Grill
        624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408

        Print Works Bistro
        702 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408

        1. re: mdv31616

          I have to second Green Valley Grill. I surprised my husband for his birthday with a dinner there and it was amazing. He had a filet that was perfectly cooked & I had duck 'three ways' which was a delight. The service both in the restaurant and in the bar was top notch. It had been several years since we'd eaten there & I believe it was better than ever. In addition, we stayed at the O'Henry & had a lovely experience there as well. Can't recommend highly enough.

          Green Valley Grill
          624 Green Valley Road, Greensboro, NC 27408

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          1. Good recommendations above. Just a few to add:
            Sweet Potatoes
            Diamondback Grill
            Bib's Ribs
            Turmeric (Indian cuisine)
            Las Estrellas (authentic Mexican)
            Mary's Of Course for breakfast
            And a few outside of Winston-Salem:
            The German Restaurant in Yadkinville
            Ketchie Creek Bakery in Mocksville
            Harvest Grill at Shelton Vineyards
            Sanders Ridge Restaurant in Boonville

            Sweet Potatoes
            529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

            Ketchie Creek Bakery
            844 Valley Rd, Mocksville, NC 27028

            Las Estrellas
            845 Silas Creek Pkwy, Winston Salem, NC 27127

            Diamondback Grill
            751 N Avalon Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27104

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            1. re: arbyunc

              Add El Maguey out in Old Town for genuine Mexican fare ,excellent ceviche tostadas, with great service. Also for the real deal go to El SOmrero on University Parkway. Noble's was formerly a great fine dining experience however has slipped.

              1. re: arbyunc

                Any favorites on the lunch menu at Sweet Potatoes?

                Sweet Potatoes
                529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                Fabian's Restaurants
                1100 Reynolda Rd Ste A, Winston Salem, NC 27104

                Mary's of Course Cafe
                301 Brookstown Ave Ste 100, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                Christopher's New Global Cuisine
                712 Brookstown Ave, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                Harvest Grill At Shelton Vineyards
                286 Cabernet Ln, Dobson, NC 27017

                Milner's American Southern
                630 S Stratford Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27103

                El Maguey
                3688 Turret Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                Meridian Restaurant
                411 S Marshall St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                Turmeric Restaurant & Bar
                3088 Healy Dr, Winston Salem, NC 27103

                1. re: Melanie Wong

                  I recently tried Willow's in Winston and have to say it is my favorite restaurant that I've been to in the area. Service was pleasant and probably as good as or better than most in the area. Food was delicious with and open kitchen that you can watch from the bar area.

                  Used fresh ingredients, some interesting preparations, a good price point and the atmosphere I really liked.

                  1. re: Melanie Wong

                    Answering my own question, here's my report on lunch at Sweet Potatoes last friday.

                    Sweet Potatoes
                    529 N Trade St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

                    Willow's bistro
                    300 South Liberty st ste 125, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

                2. I have heard great things about 21 & Main in Elkin, NC - about 30 minutes north of W-S. The menu looks great and they are making a real effort towards fresh, local ingredients.

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                  1. re: cooking4watts

                    I'm going to have to disagree. Sysco is neither "local", nor "fresh". And the service is just laughable.