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hi. we'll be pulling into winston-salem on t'giving & staying for a week. we'll be heading to chapel hill for a day(eating at lantern)but we'll be doing side trips up to floyd va. looking for bbq recs & any other food recommendations ranging from high end to low end & any end in between. i'm from the south(living in cali now)& my partner was born in winston-salem(we're there to see her family).

any ideas are greatly appreciated.
thanks.
d. jones

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  1. If you want to experience some great NC bbq near Winston-Salem, head down to Lexington (about 30 minutes) and go to Lexington #1. Otherwise, you might want to do a search on here for previous posts, such as:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7075...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7185...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6284...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7141...

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    1. re: jla1960

      I agree. Lex #1 is legendary and worth the short trip.

      On your way up to Floyd you might want to stop in Mt. Airy for a pork chop sandwich at Snappy Lunch!

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      Snappy Lunch
      125 N Main St, Mount Airy, NC 27030

      1. re: jla1960

        Plenty of good restaurants in the links jla provided above, so I'll add a few other food things you might want to try:

        --Go to Winkler's Bakery in Old Salem for some Moravian cookies. The chocolate dipped ones are especially awesome. And if you're feeling really indulgent, get a Moravian sugar cake. It has only a little bit of butter and sugar in it (wink, wink).

        --The Gelato Cafe on Reynolda at Hanes Park is definitely worth a stop. Careful though; that stuff is addicting!

        --If you want to take a giant step back in time, stop by Ronnie's Country Store on N. Cherry St. (near the police station). They have anything and everything you'd expect plus a lot more--fresh produce, bins of dry beans, an incredible old-fashioned candy selection, a full service country ham counter in the back, locally-made pickles and preserves, and even a large drum of sorghum molasses from which you can tap as much as you want.

        Hope you enjoy your visit!

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

        1. re: arbyunc

          honestly arbyunc gave you some excellent choices. I would second heartily Ronnies(get some apple butter too!) and any moravian cookie you can get your hands on. If you go to winklers get the sparkling muscadine drink and some sugar cake as well