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MARRIOTT WINSTON-SALEM, WHERE INNOVATION MEETS HOSPITALITY The Twin City Quarter is comprised of the Marriott Winston-Salem and Benton Convention Center, making it the ideal destination for meetings, trade shows, banquets, or weddings. Centrally located in downtown, the complex includes 319 oversized guest rooms/suites and 157,000 square feet of meeting space managed by one team from start to finish. The Marriott Winston-Salem features all new guest rooms and suites, the M Club with 24-hour access to connect and recharge, a 2,500-squarefoot-rooftop health club, and a stunning restaurant, Butcher & Bull. The redesigned Benton Convention Center incorporated architectural nods to the city’s historic arts, tobacco, and textile roots, displaying more than 20 works of art from North Carolina artists. The complex is connected for accessibility, and guests can easily walk to nearby restaurants, shops, and nine craft breweries that define WinstonSalem as a “City of Arts and Innovation.” twincityquarter.com
museums & gardens and
the museum of early southern decorative arts
A LIVING HISTORY SITE, REIMAGINED v Explore one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions with dynamic hands-on learning experiences throughout the year. v Learn about the cultural history of Moravians, enslaved and free people of African descent, and Indigenous peoples of the Southern Woodland via trades, crafts, gardens, buildings, and artifacts. v Shop for exquisite handcrafted items, and bring home delicious Winkler baked goods. 900 old salem road, winston-salem, nc | oldsalem.org | 336-721-7300
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KIMPTON CARDINAL HOTEL The historic downtown R.J. Reynolds Building’s rich history now includes its current iteration as a premiere boutique hotel, where Southern charm meets modern spunk. With 174 gracious guestrooms, 15 suites, many upgraded luxe bathrooms with a spa shower and soaking tub, and al fresco dining and a lively bar scene at The Katharine Brasserie & Bar, there’s little reason to leave.
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When you do, free PUBLIC bikes encourage you to explore the city, and daily hosted wine hours welcome you back. thecardinalhotel.com • 336.724.1009 kimptoncardinalhotel thecardinalws
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on the move Winston-Salem is often referred to as a hidden gem and North Carolina’s City of Arts and Innovation. We hope as you read through this destination magazine, you’ll feel inspired to plan your visit — and discover why our hip and historic city earns these accolades. Centrally located in North Carolina, Winston-Salem is lauded for its smalltown vibe and big-city amenities. From our historic roots, purposefully planted more than 260 years ago, to today, curious minds are rewarded, and waymakers and entrepreneurs are constantly cultivated. Whether discovering centuries-old family recipes, exploring the perks and quirks of our nationally ranked downtown, sipping a glass of Yadkin Valley wine with a new furry llama, or watching a majestic sunset view from of one of our nearby state parks, there are
so many reasons for you to look forward to traveling to Winston-Salem. We encourage you to explore WinstonSalem’s buzzing arts scene (read Curtain Call on page 38) and reinvented, walkable downtown, home to more than 1,200 of our 5,300 hotel rooms. There, it’s easy to pull up a seat (or bar stool) at more than 100 locally owned restaurants and 10 craft breweries (see what’s on tap on page 20). Or shop the diverse retail options, from vintage and consignment and upscale to contemporary — and that’s just in downtown alone. Visit our website — visitwinstonsalem. com — to learn more and begin planning your getaway, or speak with a visitor information specialist at our WinstonSalem Visitor Center. Your spirits will truly be lifted in this brilliant Southern city on the rise.
Warmly, Richard Geiger President, Visit Winston-Salem
The Winston-Salem Convention and Visitors Bureau and DCG have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of information presented in the guide, but assume no responsibility for errors, changes, or omissions. Printed in USA.
There are lots of ways to learn what’s new in Winston-Salem. If you’re in the neighborhood, come see us at 200 Brookstown Ave., or visit us at visitwinstonsalem.com. Visit Winston-Salem
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03 Welcome Letter 06 At a Glance 08 History 12 Downtown 18 Eat & Drink 32 Arts & Entertainment
44 Shopping 46 Sports
48 Wellness 50 Relocation 54 Weddings 56 Annual Events 58 Things to See & Do: Local Attractions
61 Accommodations 66 Getting Here & Area Maps
On the cover: Katharine Brasserie & Bar at the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel; This page, top to bottom: Reynolda Gardens, Wise Man Brewing, ARTivity on the Green
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This photo and cover photo: JB McCabe / Freehand Photography
Join us on a tour of the City of Arts and Innovation.
HISTORIC BROOKSTOWN INN The Historic Brookstown Inn is where Southern hospitality meets a living museum, surrounded by history, art, and treasure. The inn’s 70 spacious guest rooms offer modern amenities in an architecturally unique setting. Sample Southern-style hospitality with a hot breakfast, an evening wine and cheese reception, and cookies and milk at bedtime. The Brookstown Inn is more than just a getaway. Grand banquet facilities and two lovely courtyards plus on-site catering make the inn a memorable setting for a business meeting or wedding and reception.
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1753 Moravians, a religious group from Eastern Europe, settle in the area.
1851 Winston is officially established. After the Civil War, Winston becomes a thriving industrial center.
1891 Winston-Salem State University is founded and later becomes the first African American institution in the nation to grant elementary school teaching degrees.
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establish the town of Salem.
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Salem unite as one city: Winston-Salem.
1917 Reynolda House Museum of American Art, the historic home of R.J. and Katharine Reynolds, is completed.
Opposite: A view of downtown Winston-Salem
Once the site of textile manufacturing and tobacco production, downtown historic buildings now house modern residences, restaurants, and galleries.
n Winston-Salem, today’s flourishing arts scene and bustling downtown have colonial roots and a manufacturing history. The Salem area was first settled in 1753 by the Moravians, a religious group from Eastern Europe. A century later, the city of Winston became an industrial hub for textiles and tobacco. In 1913, the two united, and Winston-Salem was born. Today, more than 100 restaurants, 20 galleries and museums, and dozens of live music and performing arts venues in
1920s – 1950s
downtown alone offer dynamic big-city culture with small-town charm. North Carolina’s fifth-largest city is known as a “City of Arts and Innovation,” and it lives up to its moniker with a business culture that celebrates entrepreneurship, a thriving medical community, and nationally acclaimed schools. Come, be immersed in a place of diversity and activity, of commerce and achievement, and of local flavors and sips. You’ll want to return again and again.
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2000s – NOW
1929 The art deco
1963 UNC’s School of the Arts opens. It is the first statesupported school of its kind in the nation.
1937 Krispy Kreme is founded in Winston-Salem.
2020 City is voted one of Southern Living magazine’s “Best Cities on the Rise.”
1954 Wake Forest University moves from Wake Forest, N.C., to Winston-Salem.
1994 Wake Forest Innovation Quarter opens in the former R.J. Reynolds tobacco warehouse district.
2021 Completed renovation of Salem Parkway wins America’s Transportation Award.
R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. HQ is completed. It later inspires NYC’s Empire State Building.
hosts the first biennial National Black Theatre Festival.
Bailey Power Plant opens as a destination for work and play.
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Six historic properties tell the story of Winston Salem’s rich heritage — and treat guests to much-deserved R&R.
Graylyn Estate Make reservations for a romantic dinner or stay overnight at Graylyn Estate, a historic mansion and designated Historic Hotel of America. Completed in 1932, this grand property on the “Reynolda Mile” — now an 85-room hotel and international conference center — transports its guests to the French countryside. Old World charm and innovative amenities include a 15th-century French carved doorway, hand-painted tile, and rare Louis XV paneling — alongside luxury bathrooms with solid marble tubs, heated towel racks, and 17 showerheads. graylyn.com
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Historic Brookstown Inn A half mile from Old Salem Museums & Gardens and four blocks south of Downtown Winston-Salem, what is now the Brookstown Inn was originally one of the first cotton textile mills in the South to have electric lighting — jump-starting the Industrial Revolution in the Piedmont. Each of the inn’s 70 rooms and suites features original floor-to-ceiling windows, plush linens, and modern amenities. Appearances by Sally Cat, the inn’s resident pet, make this stay unique, as does the nightly wine and cheese reception and milk and cookies. brookstowninn.com Hotel Indigo In Winston-Salem’s historic 1928 Pepper Building, the Indigo gives a sense of the Roaring '20s wealth and opulence. Design elements include smooth terra-cotta, variegated brown and sandstone brickwork, and brick pilasters. Situated just a stone’s throw from the Downtown Arts District, the hotel is full of local artwork, including an Art-o-mat machine. ihg.com/hotelindigo The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel Ask any local, and they’ll tell you about The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel’s claim to fame: It’s housed in the historic R.J. Reynolds building, which just so happens to have inspired the creation of New York City’s Empire State Building. Today’s hotel guests experience that art-deco glamour as they walk through the lobby’s grand front doors. Look up to admire the mahogany ceiling’s original gold tobacco leaf details, and down to marvel at marble tiles that replicate the original terrazzo and marble design. thecardinalhotel.com
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Opposite: Amy Little Photography; Historic Brookstown Inn: Stewart Imagery, LLC; The Cardinal Hotel & Zevely Inn: Brittany Butterworth Photography
There are 42 North Carolina design nods hidden in the Kimpton Cardinal. There’s even a clue in the name!
The Shaffner House Bed & Breakfast Since the founder of Wachovia Bank built this well-appointed, nine-bedroom Queen Anne Tudor in 1907, it has transitioned into an inn that has welcomed notable guests, including Michael J. Fox and Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. Stay in one of the graciously appointed guest rooms, each with its own cozy fireplace. theshaffner.com
Opposite: Graylyn Estate staircase This page, clockwise from top left: Historic Brookstown Inn courtyard, The Kimpton Cardinal Hotel exterior, historic R.J. Reynolds building, The Shaffner House Bed & Breakfast exterior, Zevely Inn sitting room, historic Pepper Building, Hotel Indigo lobby
Zevely Inn This brick Colonial in the historic district of Old Salem first welcomed guests in 1845. On the second floor overlooking Main Street, you can stay in the room originally belonging to the inn’s namesake, Augustus Zevely. “All the rooms in the house have furniture that was chosen to reflect that time period,” says innkeeper Cherie Gordon. zevelyinn.com
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The 250th anniversary of Salem Academy and College gives its hometown a perfect opportunity to celebrate a strong history of women leadership.
magine an October day in 1766. The sky is robin’segg blue and autumn leaves are falling as 16 young women arrive at their new home in central North Carolina after an arduous 450-mile trek from Pennsylvania.
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They traveled on foot — without trains or carriages, without hiking paths or friendly taverns. The weary travelers were often denied shelter, set upon by dogs, and cursed at. But they persisted, and six years later helped found a sanctuary for learning in a Winston-Salem community of Moravian settlers who believed that girls and women deserved a formal education. Since then, thousands of female leaders have passed through the spacious halls and grassy dells of Salem Academy and College, the oldest continuously operating educational institution for girls and women in the United States. “At that time, education for women was considered unnecessary,” says Katherine Knapp Watts, vice president for strategic initiatives and chair of Salem College’s 250th
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celebration committee. “It was a revolutionary idea before the Revolutionary War.”
This year, as the school celebrates its milestone anniversary with a year of music, dance, theater, seminars, and art exhibitions, it’s a good time to talk about the importance of women entrepreneurs — not just at Salem, but throughout the city. “Entrepreneurs have been so integral in the history and future of Winston-Salem,” says Marcheta Cole Keefer, director of marketing and communications for Visit Winston-Salem. “There’s a strong spirit of women waymakers that’s an important part of Winston-Salem’s DNA. That’s why we created the Women Waymakers Trail, where visitors and locals alike can follow an enriching path around the city, learning about the influential women that left their mark — and those that carry the torch today.” In the height of the Roaring ʻ20s, Katharine Reynolds, wife of tobacco magnate R.J. Reynolds worked to improve conditions for Reynolds' factory workers, and to relieve unhealthy living and working conditions for the poor, especially women and children.
Top: Christine Rucker / Clare Fader; Sweet Potatoes: J. Sinclair Photography
Opposite: Old Salem Top, clockwise: Culinary Women Waymakers, Barbara Babcock Millhouse at the Reynolda House Museum of American Art, Sweet Potatoes, Salem Academy and College; Below, left to right: Katharine Reynolds, Maya Angelou
The mother of five, Reynolds was ahead of her time, eventually owning 1,067 acres. Through the generations, her Reynolda home became Reynolda House Museum of American Art in 1967, its reputation for excellence increasing with the years. Today, visitors to Reynolda can explore the public gardens that Katharine commissioned or spend a nominal fee to explore the private art collection of Katharine’s granddaughter, Barbara Babcock Millhouse, displayed on the walls of the house-turned-museum. One of Winston-Salem’s most beloved citizens, Dr. Maya Angelou became the first Reynolds Professor of American Studies at Wake Forest University in 1982. Calling herself “a teacher who writes,” the author of 36 books exhorted her students to take positions on issues and not be “fence-sitters.” Angelou’s inspiring message is alive and well at The Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity, created by the WFU School of Medicine in 2002 to study racial and ethnic disparities in health care and health outcomes.
Today, a plethora of women-owned restaurants and executive chefs have taken the area’s renowned culinary scene to new heights. Like the former lawyer and mother of three owning a handful of popular restaurants, and the seventhgeneration Moravian still hand-rolling and cutting every delicious wafer-thin cookie — a favorite of Oprah Winfrey — these visionary women leaders are taking Winston-Salem’s culinary community by storm. “From James Beard nominee Chef Stephanie Tyson and co-owner/partner Vivian Joiner at Sweet Potatoes embarking on their culinary journey as the first restaurant in our Downtown Arts District to the mother-daughter duo at Forsyth Seafood Market & Café, many brave women entrepreneurs can be credited with putting our bold culinary scene on the map,” Cole Keefer says. “What’s more extraordinary is how they’re paving the way for future women waymakers to come.” To learn more about the Women Waymakers Trail, visit visitwinstonsalem.com/women-waymakers.
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FIND IT ALL DOWNTOWN What makes downtown Winston-Salem a desirable destination to visit is also what makes it an attractive place to work, reside, and do business. There’s an unmistakable creative and collaborative spirit in the restaurants, shops, arts venues, and innovative businesses centered here. Annual events like Shop the Block (October) showcase dining and shopping. The Winston-Salem Cycling Classic and Gears and Guitars Music Festival (September) bring exciting road racing and great music to the city streets. Arts and culture thrives year-round here. Check out the free concerts during the Summer Music Series, with jazz on Fridays and local bands on Saturdays. Discover emerging artists at gallery shows and catch indie cinema
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at a/perture. Watch grand orchestral works and opera at the Stevens Center. Stroll through downtown attractions like Old Salem, the West End Historic District, Innovation Quarter, and the Downtown Arts District. A minor-league baseball game at Truist Stadium located downtown is a leisurely way to spend a summer evening. The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership (DWSP) is working behind the scenes to ensure the city center’s success. By supporting businesses and organizing events, the not-for-profit group is helping to make downtown Winston-Salem a vibrant place for all. downtownws.com downtownWS downtownwinstonsalem
#DTWS IS BOOMING Here’s what you’ll find: 5,100 housing units with another 275 proposed 10,000 residents 27,295 employees daily More than 100 restaurants and coffee shops 9 breweries + 36 bars and nightclubs More than 85 galleries and shops
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TWO MAGNIFICENT AMERICAN ESTATES Built by captains of industry in the early twentieth century, these adjacent magnificent American estates allow visitors the chance to experience the rich history of Winston-Salem.
REYNOLDA ESTATE There’s a feeling you get when you turn down the winding driveway to Reynolda. The iconic, green-tiled roof of the bungalow slips in and out of view between the trees as you pass by blankets of yellow daffodils in the spring and fiery hurricane lilies in the fall. Some call it a “shoulders-down” moment, while others describe it as a respite from the hustle and bustle of daily life. But almost all say it’s their favorite spot in Winston-Salem. 14 | 2022 OFFICIAL VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE
Reynolda invites you to an incomparable experience: the formal gardens and walking trails of Reynolda Gardens, an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants in Reynolda Village, and at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, an iconic collection of art and special exhibitions on view in the 34,000-square-foot home of Katharine and R.J. Reynolds. Take your time, there’s a lot to discover. reynolda.org • 888.663.1149
GRAYLYN ESTATE The majestic Graylyn Estate was built from the dreams of the generous visionaries Bowman and Nathalie Lyons Gray. The family’s dedication to education, preservation, and community are still evident today. Proceeds from the estate fund student scholarships, contribute to education programs, and support historic preservation. A unique combination of a historic residence, boutique hotel, and conference center, visitors can enjoy the most modern of amenities as well as the timeless hospitality. Graylyn boasts 85 charming
guest rooms, 25,000 square feet of meeting space, picturesque backdrops for weddings and special events, and 55 acres of exclusive grounds. When you host a meeting, hold a special event, or stay overnight at Graylyn, you are not only receiving a luxury experience, you are also investing in education and community, just as the Gray family envisioned almost a century ago. At Graylyn, your stay matters. graylyn.com • 800.472.9596 thegraylynestate graylynestate
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Photo by: Tim Hutchins Photography
WINSTON-SALEM IS WHERE IT STARTS Winston-Salem is where it starts. Home to one of the world’s leading innovation districts, Winston-Salem is where ideas go from startup to scale up and where cutting-edge life science research fuels new discoveries. Ready to get more out of life in a vibrant city with deep roots and an eclectic atmosphere? Whether you’re bringing your startup, your business, or launching into a career opportunity here, start your move at winstonsalem.com. 336.728.9200 greaterwinstonsaleminc
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MAST GENERAL STORE Wander into way back when at the Mast General Store in Downtown Winston-Salem. The shopping experience may remind you of days gone by, but the offerings here are decidedly modern but with a downhome feel. It’s a destination for the perfect housewarming gift, footwear to hike trails at nearby Pilot Mountain and Hanging Rock, and clothing for leisure or travel. This charming familyand employee-owned store is filled with your favorite brands like Patagonia, Chaco, Columbia, Lodge, and Fiesta. Take a sweet trip down memory lane while strolling through barrels
filled with hundreds of varieties of old-fashioned candy, or choose a future family heirloom in the newly expanded knife shop. Creaking floors, a comfortable atmosphere, and knowledgeable staff will make your visit a pleasure. Find parking in the Sixth/Cherry/Trade Street Garage, where a second-level skywalk leads directly to the store’s rear entrance. For street parking, use the store’s main entrance on Trade. mastgeneralstore.com mastgeneralstore
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Moravian sugar cakes blend a sweet flavor with a rich history. By : L a u ra L e e
Bottom Left: Jay Sinclair; Top Right: © 2004 The Bowyer Studio, Inc.; Bottom Right: Studio Place, Inc. / Kevin Lee
Clockwise from top left: Original brick oven at Jones Brothers Bakery in 1925 (Wilkerson pictured), Dewey's Bakery, Wilkerson family recreating the Jones Brothers photo, Winkler Bakery
Named for founder Dewey Guy Wilkerson, Dewey’s Bakery has been turning out Moravian sugar cakes since 1930. Today, Dewey’s bakes their cakes with yeast-raised dough, cinnamon, butter, cane sugar, and molasses. With two locations in Winston-Salem, Dewey’s also ships its cakes around the country for a sweet treat ready to heat up back at home. deweys.com
WILKERSON MORAVIAN BAKERY
hen German Protestants of the Moravian church immigrated to the United States in the 1700s, they brought with them many traditions. But none as sweet as the Moravian sugar cake. Made with traditional components like yeast dough, sugar, cinnamon, and butter, these special cakes offer one special ingredient: potatoes. Moravians discovered that adding potatoes helped yeast rise faster, while also producing a softer, more delicate and moist cake. With a unique Moravian living history village nearby at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Moravian sugar cakes are a hallmark of Winston-Salem, enjoyed during the holidays and year-round. The time-honored tradition is carried on at several bakeries around town. Grab a fresh square right out of the oven, and savor the local flavor of WinstonSalem.
See — and taste — Old Salem as it used to be at Winkler Bakery, founded in 1807. The Moravian Church built the original bakery in 1799, before Christian Winkler bought the business in 1807. Today, the bakery is part of Old Salem Museums & Gardens and is the ideal start to any day of sightseeing. Winkler Bakery’s wood-fired oven is as authentic as it was 200 years ago, and employees wear traditional period clothing to offer a truly unique experience. oldsalem.org/winkler
Last year, the great-grandchildren of Dewey Guy Wilkerson opened Wilkerson Moravian Bakery as a tribute to their family. The fourth generation of bakers uses the original Wilkerson recipe from 1925, when baker Dewey Guy Wilkerson perfected his family’s recipe and built a brick oven by hand during the Great Depression. His methods helped popularize Moravian cakes and cookies beyond Winston-Salem’s church circles.
“TAKING A BITE OF WARM SUGAR CAKE TASTES LIKE HOME. IT BRINGS ME BACK TO CHRISTMAS MORNINGS OF MY CHILDHOOD.” “My great-grandfather grew up in the Moravian church, and baking was a big part of his family,” says Chelsi Ross Wilkerson, president of Wilkerson Moravian Bakery. “Taking a bite of warm sugar cake tastes like home. It brings me back to Christmas mornings of my childhood.” After allowing the dough to rise overnight, they knead it by hand before adding butter, honey, brown sugar, and cinnamon. moravianbakeshop.com
For more on Winston-Salem’s unique Moravian culinary history, visit VisitWinstonSalem.com.
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CRAFT DRAFT CRAWL Jamie Bartholomaus laughs thinking back to the days when few folks understood that a beer didn’t have to be watered-down or served ice-cold. “Back then, you had to sell people on the idea of craft beer,” says Bartholomaus, who opened Foothills, the city’s first craft brewery, in 2005. Today, downtown’s craft brewery scene is hoppy and hopping, with a combination of 10 taprooms, bars, and pubs selling their own brews — all within an easy mileand-a-half walk. By : L i sa S h u
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Opposite, left to right: Wise Man Brewing, Incendiary Brewing Company, Fiddlinʼ Fish Brewing Company
Wise Man Brewing: JB McCabe / Freehand Photography; Incendiary Brewing Company: Andrew Cebulka; Fiddlinʼ Fish Brewing Company: Brittany Butterworth Photography
1. FIDDLIN’ FISH BREWING COMPANY Fiddlin’ Fish is a rollicking taproom that draws families, professionals, and sports fans to an industrial space that harkens to its roots as an early 1900s tobacco warehouse. A locals-favorite food truck, Tuning Fork Provisions, is on hand most days with tacos and burgers. fiddlinfish.com
2. FOOTHILLS BREWING
Foothills Brewing blazed the trail as the first craft brewery in the city, offering a taste for bold, flavorful brews. Styled like a ‘90s-era brew pub, the brewery is adorned with lots of wood and a vaulted ceiling. Foothills has a restaurant with a pub in the back that serves well-loved favorites Hoppyum and Sexual Chocolate, a limited-release imperial stout. foothillsbrewing.com
3. HOOTS ROLLER BAR & BEER CO.
The Hoots bars, the original at an old flour mill and its satellite in the heart of the Downtown Arts District, reflect the city’s love of preservation and innovation. The original Hoots is an intimate bar that welcomes a diverse crowd of regulars. Hootspublic.com
4. HOOTS SATELLITE
Just a mile away, Hoots Satellite is perhaps the city’s funkiest space to drink a craft brew. Try the Morning Stout, brewed with locally roasted coffee beans. Hootspublic.com
5. INCENDIARY BREWING COMPANY
Innovation Quarter’s only brewery, Incendiary is located in one of the city’s
coolest locations, the old coal-fired Bailey Power Plant that powered R.J. Reynolds Tobacco factories. Most folks grab a brew at Incendiary, a wood-fired pizza at neighboring Cugino Forno, and a seat at a picnic table on the patio. incendiarybrewing.com
6. JOYMONGERS BARREL HALL
Just across from Hanes Park, Joymongers is something of an outpost on a downtown craft draft crawl, but it’s worth the extra steps to enjoy a barrel-aged beer in the Historic West End. Joymongers boasts an adventurous selection of rotating and infused beers with flavors like key lime and guava. Plus, their flying Mighty Mouse is worth the photo opp. joymongers.com
7. LESSER-KNOWN BEER CO.
The latest brewery to open and the first in the West Salem neighborhood, LesserKnown Beer Co. is a small, lager-focused brewery inspired by age-old German and Czech Republic brewing methods. Their malts hail from a small family farm in Moravia. This cozy spot is just a stone’s throw from the Moravian living history village, Old Salem Museums & Gardens. lesserknownbeer.com
Radar boasts a more contemporary, less industrial feel than some of the bigger taprooms in the city. radarbrewingcompany.com
9. SMALL BATCH BEER CO.
A dimly lit yet cozy bar located at the corner of the Downtown Marriott, Benton Convention Center, and Embassy Suites, Small Batch skews more toward the younger crowd and doubles as a soccer bar, where fans of England’s Liverpool football club gather to watch matches. Popular beers include the Queen Cersei blonde ale, a nod to everyone’s favorite “Game of Thrones” villain. smallbatchws.com
10. WISE MAN BREWING
An anchor in downtown’s Industry Hill neighborhood, Wise Man opened in 2017 in a 1929 warehouse and quickly became a draw for families, young professionals, and dog owners. There’s plenty of room to gather indoors or out to play games, hear live music, and grab nibbles from one of their rotating food trucks. Favorite beers include Scoop Doog Cream Ale, Body Electric Double IPA, and Mountain Calling IPA. wisemanbrewing.com
8. RADAR BREWING COMPANY
In the Industry Hill neighborhood, Radar Brewing Company helps round out the city’s beer loop. “What we have is this great walking culture where people can start at one brewery, walk to five or six, and do a complete brewery loop,” says Eric Peck, one of the founders.
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Start your day at one of the city’s favorite breakfast spots. By : Laura l ee
n Winston-Salem, the most important meal of the day is taken very seriously. From homemade Southern staples to artisan coffee and pastries, you’ll find plenty of tasty options to start your day off right. The Innovation Quarter’s Black Mountain Chocolate Bar might be known for artisan chocolate, but it’s also one of the city’s best spots for coffee and a decadent treat like their Nibs Brownie or s’mores tart. Black Mountain’s signature Dynamite Coffee is 100 percent certified organic and fair trade. Closed Monday, blackmountainchocolate.com The owners of Bobby Boy Bakeshop create fresh artisan breads, art-quality pastries, and treats like macarons daily at their location in the Historic West End near Hanes Park. Order the ham and cheese croissant, quiche of-the-day, or indulge
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Opposite: Dough-Joe’s; This page, top row, left to right: Camino Bakery, Krankie’s, The Katharine Brasserie & Bar; Second row, left to right: The Katharine Brasserie & Bar, Lavender & Honey; Third row, left to right: Black Mountain Chocolate Bar, Eric Disch of Dough-Joe’s, Krankie’s; Below, top to bottom: Moji Coffee + More, Young Cardinal
Located near Bailey Park, Krankie’s is known for its hip vibe and small-batch coffee roasted on site. Nosh some loaded tater tots and the biscuits smothered with gravy, or opt for Winston-Salem’s famous Texas Pete & Honey Chicken Biscuit. For lighter fare, go with the banana nut toast topped with sliced pear and goat cheese. Open daily, krankiescoffee.com
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with a decadent eclair and latte. Open Tuesday-Saturday, bobbyboybakeshop.com Baked-from-scratch just hours before the sun rises, Camino Bakery offers tasty goodness in the form of unforgettable pastries or savory and sensational quiches. With locations downtown and in the Historic Brookstown neighborhood, skilled baristas prepare handcrafted drinks using freshly roasted coffee beans. Open daily, caminobakery.com A trip to historic Reynolda Village isn’t complete without sampling a made-to-order cake doughnut from Dough-Joe’s, started by two Wake Forest University graduates in 2019. Each vanilla cake doughnut is covered in fresh, original toppings to create a memorable experience with every bite. Open daily, doughjoesnc.com Located in the chic, art deco space of the R.J. Reynolds Building, The Katharine Brasserie & Bar pairs French cuisine with Southern cooking. Select from quiches, omelets, Pain Perdu, and fresh croissants, or the hearty Camel City Breakfast with eggs, local sausage, breakfast potatoes, and wild arugula. Open daily, katharinebrasserie.com
The stylish West End bakery Lavender & Honey is run by a mother-daughter duo who bake everything from scratch. It’s recommended to try the fan-favorite Amish cinnamon rolls with brown sugar frosting, but you can’t go wrong with a slice of pie or mouthwatering scone — you’re on vacation, after all! Open TuesdaySaturday, lavenderandhoneykitchen.com Since opening their doors in 2019, more than 50,000 cups of coffee have been served by the individuals at Moji Coffee + More, a coffee shop committed to the enriching employment of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The nonprofit also sells little jolts of joy like ceramic mugs and more in their store and art gallery. Open daily, mojicoffee.org The latest eatery by acclaimed chef and restaurateur Adam Andrews, Young Cardinal serves breakfast classics with a modern twist, like bananas Foster French toast, Virginia ham biscuits, and buildyour-own grit bowls with toppings like bacon, pulled pork, and chorizo. A full bar offers bloody marys, mimosas, and boozy coffee drinks. Closed Monday, andrewsrestaurantsws.com
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in the house Outdoor dining spaces entice foodies year-round. By : L a u ra L e e
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Opposite: Spring House patio; Clockwise, from top: 1703 dish, Mozelle’s sidewalk seating, Six Hundred Degrees dish
inter, spring, summer, and fall, Winston-Salem’s temperate climate draws diners outdoors to raise a glass and share a bite. Whether cozying up near the firepit on a cool, fall evening or enjoying the fresh air of spring, these top restaurants offer inventive outdoor spaces and quaint patios for the ultimate alfresco experience.
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The city’s hottest new restaurant just opened at Bailey Park. Named for the temperature (in Celsius) of its woodfired oven, Six Hundred Degrees features a chic space and spacious outdoor patio under the iconic smokestack of the Bailey Power Plant. Chef-owners offer creative small plates and entrees, wood-fired to perfection. Open daily, sixhundreddegrees.com Located downtown in the 200-year-old Zevely House, Bernardin’s is known among locals as one of the city’s finest dining experiences. Start with the goat cheese tart or escargot before moving on to scallops, prime steak, or ahi tuna. For something unique, the duck breast with fig sauce and North Carolina emu are expertly prepared. Bernardin’s recently renovated its patio for elegant outdoor seating. Closed Sunday, bernardinsfinedining.com
Family owned for more than 20 years, 1703 serves up classic French and nouvelle Southern cuisine in WinstonSalem’s Buena Vista neighborhood. The expertly sourced wine list pairs well with entrees like Boeuf Bourguignon, blackened swordfish, and the rack of lamb. The restaurant is also a go-to for group dinners and special events with an expansive outdoor area. Closed Monday, 1703restaurant.com Mozelle’s has been setting the standard for upscale Southern cuisine since 2008. With charming sidewalk seating, the West End bistro plates comfort food with an elegant touch. Choose from the shrimp and grits, fried chicken with peach chutney, tomato pie, or gourmet meatloaf. Save room for the bourbon pecan bread pudding with caramel sauce. Gluten-free and vegan options are also available. Closed Monday, mozelles.com Listed on the National Register of Historic Places — and the last standing house on “Millionaire’s Row” — the beautifully restored 1920s Spring House features artfully designed cozy nooks and crannies that lend themselves to intimate conversations. Before scoring a table on the shaded garden patio, stop by the Library Bar for a seasonal craft cocktail. Open Wednesdays-Saturdays, springhousenc.com
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Mozelle’s is a local favorite for its Southern-inspired menu and focus on locally sourced ingredients. We spoke to owner Jennifer Smith about what makes this West End bistro a local favorite. What helps Mozelle’s endure? The cozy atmosphere and familiar staff help put diners at ease. Whether you’re in the mood for a burger and beer or shrimp and grits with sparkling wine, the ambience is always inviting. How do you keep it fresh in your 14th year? We have many classic dishes that our faithful followers can’t do without, like tomato pie, fried chicken, mac and cheese, salmon with tomato curry, and edamame hummus. We continue to offer daily specials as well as seasonal dishes. What do you think pairs best with fantastic food and good friends? Our wine list is filled with small producers, familiar varietals, and great values, along with wine-based cocktails to wet your whistle. We also offer craft beers, if that’s your thing. We’re the place to meet with friends or just to get a bite. Call ahead, we’d love to save you a seat.￼ mozelles.com • 336.703.5400 mozelles.bistro mozelles
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Bottom right: Allison Lee Isley/Winston-Salem Monthly; Top: Jay Sinclair
MOZELLE’S FRESH SOUTHERN BISTRO
SPRING HOUSE RESTAURANT, KITCHEN & BAR Savor the best of the region and the seasons. Chef/partner Timothy Grandinetti and his culinary team excel in creating seasonally inspired menus that showcase quality ingredients and classic techniques. (The nightly multicourse chef’s tasting menu is a delicious way to sample masterful dishes.) Top shelf wines, spirits, craft beers, and handcrafted cocktails round out the menu.
Set in the lovingly restored, historic A.J. Bahnson House in downtown Winston-Salem, Spring House is a welcoming setting for wedding celebrations, business dinners, and special gatherings of all types. Open for dinner Wednesday through Saturday. springhousenc.com • 336.293.4797 springhouserestaurantkitchenbar springhousews docbrownstone
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aged to perfection One bite of the fried chicken sandwich at Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack takes Jim Noble back to the Sunday lunches of his childhood in Iredell County. “Just like at her parents’ house — my Grandma and Grandpa Stroud — there were always two things on Aunt Beaut’s table,” he says. “Fried chicken and ham biscuits.” What Noble bills as “the best chicken sandwich in North Carolina — because Aunt Beaut says it’s OK to be bossy as long as you’re right!” comes with Joyce Farms chicken, pickles, Duke’s mayo, and a Copain bun. Bossy Beulah’s does it just like Noble’s aunt: chicken soaked in salt water the night before, then dipped in buttermilk, dredged in flour, and fried to perfection. When it opened in 2021, Bossy Beulah’s West 1st Street location joined Noble’s restaurant collection as the eighth in North Carolina and the second in Winston-Salem. “I love Winston,” Noble says. “It’s an artistic town with a rich heritage; it’s a beautiful place, and the people are great.” It’s hard for him to believe that Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen — the restaurant he opened 30 years ago on Knollwood Street — celebrated its 30th anniversary in March. At the time of its opening, there was only one other wood-fired oven in North Carolina, and Noble imported his from Italy. “There’s an art to cooking with wood; it’s the way humanity has cooked for thousands of years,” he says. “When it’s done right, the flavor is unmatched.” Known for their roasted poussin — 28-day-old chickens — Rooster’s serves local, pasture-raised Joyce Farms chicken that’s juicy, tender, and rich in flavor. Their “humble comforts” tagline extends to the sides, ranging from wood-fire-roasted beets to mac and cheese, succotash, and pommes frites. “I recently came across a photo that was taken when we were still in the planning phase of Rooster’s,” Noble says. “I was walking through the space carrying blueprints with Margaux, my daughter, who was just four years old. The fact that we’re still open today, and probably doing better than we’ve ever done, is a testament to the team we’ve had for more than three decades — and the people of Winston-Salem.” roosterskitchen.com • 336.777.8477 bossybeulahs.com • 336.606.6505 anoblegrille • bossybeulahs Opposite: Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen dishes; This page, top to bottom: Bossy Beulah’s Chicken Shack chicken sandwich, Chef Jim Noble
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QUANTO BASTA ITALIAN EATERY & WINE BAR Located in the heart of downtown, Quanto Basta (QB) evokes the classic Italian neighborhood restaurant and gathering place. Led by the same team behind the award-winning Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, Quanto Basta reflects the Italian heritage of chef/partner Timothy Grandinetti. Menu highlights include rustic pastas and sauces from Grandinetti’s treasured family recipes, antipasti paired 30 | 2022 OFFICIAL VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE
with wines, handcrafted pizzette, and rotisserie-fired chicken and porchetta. The wine bar reflects both depth and value with a list that boasts selections from Italy and other major wine-growing regions around the world. Beyond Winston-Salem, be sure to visit Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar in downtown Wilmington, NC. quantobastanc.com • 336.893.6144
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While many of Winston-Salem’s museums and shops take Mondays off, just as many are open for business. By : Al ic e T ou c h e t t e M a n n i n g
t the Prohibition-era-themed Roar, a brand-new, multi-floor dining and entertainment destination on the corner of Liberty and 7th streets, Monday nights are one of managing partner Joseph Correll’s favorite times of the week. “We open our second floor at 4 p.m., and you can throw a strike at any of our 10 boutique bowling lanes — or practice your swing at our golf simulators.” Fords Food Hall is open for lunch and dinner, serving a range of flavors from Asian to Italian, American street food to seafood. But that’s not the only option. Whether you’re in town for a long weekend or need a rain plan, read on for our fail-proof guide on making the most of your Monday Funday.
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Opposite, top to bottom: Fords Food Hall, Golf simulators at Roar This page, top to bottom: Reynolda Gardens app, Triad Eco Adventures/Triad Trolleys Segway tour at Quarry Park, Salem Academy and College
Fords Food Hall: Morgan Moschallski; Reynolda Gardens background image: Lauren Martinez Olinger / Red Cardinal Studio; Salem College: Brittany Butterworth Photography
HEAD OUTDOORS Open and free to the public year-round, Reynolda Gardens offers 129 acres to explore every day. Designed by Katharine Reynolds, wife to tobacco tycoon, R.J. Reynolds, Reynolda Gardens includes lush sunken gardens, woodland trails, and more. Continue with a stroll through Reynolda Village, where shops and galleries inhabit the estate’s former silo, post office, and schoolhouse. A hidden waterfall sets the perfect backdrop for a picnic.
Take a walk or bike ride around the strollways at Quarry Park. This former quarry is now a serene lake — best viewed from the pier overlook — surrounded by trails and impressive skyline views. The park also has an amphitheater and restrooms. Join Triad Eco Adventures/Triad Trolleys for two-hour Twin City Trolley Tours and the Totally Salem Tours. Reservations are required on Mondays for this two-hour Segway or electric bike tour that gives visitors a taste of Old Salem Museums & Gardens, an 18th-century Moravian settlement. An informative guide narrates your cruise through Main Street and surrounding areas including Salem Academy and College, the nation’s oldest women’s educational institution, four cemeteries, and the historic site of the first Krispy Kreme.
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STAY INSIDE Shop or browse Mast General Store, located in the Downtown Arts District. Then walk over to Fourth Street and visit independent bookstore Bookmarks, and discover Design Archives Vintage and Handmade Emporium, which houses more than 150 vendors and artists in a must-see art deco building that was once a car showroom. Drive about five minutes west to Thruway Shopping Center for popular retailers including J. Crew, Ann Taylor Loft, and Talbots. If you’re looking to grab a bite, dine at Earl’s for Southern food and live music or West End Café for a lunch menu that’s a favorite among locals. And don’t miss the chance to visit Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies for hand-rolled, hand-cut, and hand-packed Moravian cookies.
This page, clockwise: Mrs. Hanes’ Moravian Cookies, Storytime with Janet at Bookmarks, Key Lime pie, Enjoying cocktails at Earl’s Opposite, clockwise from top left: Gallery at Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts, Drawing class at Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Tap at Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company, Incendiary Brewing Company
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Sawtooth: Amy Jordan; Hoots: J. Sinclair Photography; Incendiary: JB McCabe / Freehand Photography
Have a taste for craft beer? Trivia night and food trucks are on tap at Wise Man Brewing. Bring your dog to Incendiary Brewing Company downtown in the revamped Bailey Power Plant or hit up Hoots Roller Bar & Beer Company for craft brews, pinball, and a great patio. And, Fiddlin’ Fish Brewing Company hosts live music at its open bluegrass jam on Mondays. Appreciate Winston-Salem’s infamous local arts scene with a hands-on class at Sawtooth School for Visual Art or browse the galleries inside the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts.
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National Black Theatre Festival: Get the most from your marvtastic stay. By : Ly nn Fel d er
round Winston-Salem, drumbeats and cries of “Black theater, holy ground!” rise and fill the air. African dancers twirl and leap. Famous theater celebrities dine among the locals in your favorite restaurants. You’ll hear the word “marvatastic,” coined by the founder of the National Black Theatre Festival, Mr. Marvtastic himself, the late Larry Leon Hamlin. The festival, produced by the North Carolina Black Repertory Co., will convene Aug. 1-6 in downtown Winston-Salem and fan out to venues throughout city. This is the city’s largest arts event, and with 60,000 in total
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Opposite, top to bottom: Gala ball, Larry Leon Hamlin This page, clockwise from top left: Performance of Prideland, Dewitt Fleming in Jelly’s Last Jam, Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin, Youth March
“It’s a reunion of the spirit,” says Nigel Alston, N.C. Black Rep’s executive director. “The lifeblood of the festival are the looks on peoples faces and the enjoyment of being together.”
Photos (except Hamlin and Sprinkle-Hamlin): Owens Daniels
This year, the festival will honor the legacy of Sylvia SprinkleHamlin, Hamlin’s widow, who passed at the beginning of 2022, by presenting the next Sylvia Sprinkle-Hamlin Rolling World Premiere Award. The winning play will receive a world premiere at NBTF and at four other theaters in the United States. Also new this year, the book On Holy Ground: Plays from the National Black Theatre Festival, a collectible produced by Theatre Communications Group in New York. It includes three full-length plays produced at NBTF, 15 monologues, and texts from notable figures who have spoken in years past. WHERE TO STAY
“The city is big enough to have all the amenities that visitors want and small enough that you can get around easily,” Alston says. “Nothing is too far away.”
attendance over the weeklong festival, the National Black Theatre Festival (NBTF) is a feast for the senses — a nonstop celebration from morning till after midnight. Programming includes a lively vendors’ market, an international colloquium, networking events, workshops, films, spoken word poetry, and about 25 productions from as many companies. Hamlin founded the N.C. Black Repertory Co. in 1979, and 10 years later, that organization produced the first event. Dr. Maya Angelou, who served as the first honorary chairperson, brought in Oprah Winfrey, Sidney Poitier, playwright August Wilson, Lou Gossett Jr., Esther Rolle, and more. As the stars stream in, so do the fans. Many of the festivalgoers are repeat visitors, coming again and again to share and celebrate Black culture.
The festival is headquartered in the Marriott Hotel WinstonSalem and the Embassy Suites, within walking distance to many of the festival’s shows. Free shuttles provide easy access to those that are elsewhere.
“THE LIFEBLOOD OF THE FESTIVAL ARE THE LOOKS ON PEOPLES FACES AND THE ENJOYMENT OF BEING TOGETHER.” Other festival-friendly hotels will have shuttles to the downtown hub Aug. 3-6 with pick-ups twice a day. For more information about the “reunion of the spirit,” amenities, and things to do, visit VisitWinstonSalem.com.
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curtain Where to go to catch a show, any weekend of the year. By : L aura L ee
ome to the country’s first arts council, the City of Arts and Innovation is a lively scene for the performing arts and live entertainment. “Since 1949, we have a long, rich history representing arts organizations and individual artists who make our community vibrant,” says Chase Law, CEO of the Arts Council of WinstonSalem and Forsyth County. From community theater and indie films to the symphony and opera, theatergoers can catch a show any weekend. Read on for how to score some of the most coveted tickets. a/perture cinema, an independent, nonprofit art house, screens more than 200 films and special events annually, including film festival award winners, foreign releases, documentaries, and critically acclaimed films. In early 2022, the art house served as a Sundance Film Festival Satellite Screen. aperturecinema.com Now in its 87th season, the Little Theatre of Winston-Salem is the area’s oldest performing arts company. Their
lineup includes comedies, musicals, thrillers, and heartwarming favorites. ltofws.org Designed to be the community’s artistic living room, the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts is the perfect blend of arts and innovation, where visual art, music, theater, film, dance, and more come together. The Arts Council’s Rhodes Center is an elegant, multi-purpose performing arts facility in the heart of downtown, also housing Hanesbrands Theatre. intothearts.org The North Carolina Black Repertory Company began in 1979 in the living rooms of African American residents. Today, the organization rolls out the purple carpet and performs at venues all over the city. National Black Theatre Festival brings tens of thousands of fans every other summer in even years, along with Broadway producers, aspiring actors, and celebrities. ncblackrep.org Piedmont Opera has played an integral role in the community for 44 years. Two annual productions feature professional singers and technicians from North Carolina, as well as from around the
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globe. Performances are held at historic Stevens Center, known for its neoclassical style and exceptional acoustics. piedmontopera.org A beautifully restored 1929 movie theater, the Stevens Center serves as the main performance center for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Every year, the UNCSA production of The Nutcracker draws more than 1,000 visitors night after night. uncsa.edu Celebrating its 75th year, the Winston-Salem Symphony performs everything from classical music to opera, and from Hollywood soundtracks to collaborations with Grammy awardwinning jazz and bluegrass musicians. Diverse programming includes concerts at Stevens Center to Music Lovers’ Luncheons at the Forsyth Country Club. wssymphony.org The Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance has been entertaining audiences for nearly 40 years. The beloved community theater performs six productions each year, from musicals and comedies to dramas and unconventional theatrical experiences. theatrealliance.ws
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Clockwise from top left: Photo by Kristen Bryant, Traci Arney, Black Horse Studio
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Piedmont Wind Symphony at Coal Pit
Otesha Arts at Delta Arts Center
Reggie Buie Group
LEADING AND UPLIFTING THE ARTS Winston-Salem has long had a legacy of fostering arts and culture throughout the city. For that, you can thank Arts Council of Winston-Salem & Forsyth County. Founded in 1949, it’s the first and oldest arts council in the country. Today it maintains its deep commitment to lead and uplift the arts and cultural sector in the community. Arts Council advocates and elevates what other arts organizations are doing in the community, including galleries and art museums, theater companies, special arts
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programming, annual festivals and more. The organization also seeks to help address community and social issues for positive change through the lens of arts, culture and creativity. For those who are new to the city and want to get immersed in local arts, the Art Nouveau program is cultivating the next generation of community members who are committed to supporting arts and culture in the city and throughout Forsyth County. intothearts.org • 336.722.2585 artscouncilwsfc
PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN Discover nearly 400 of the nation’s finest craft artists at Piedmont Craftsmen. Shop for unique handmade objects and wearables year-round by visiting the Gallery on the corner of 6th and Trade Streets in downtown, online at shop.piedmontcraftsmen.org, and during the annual Piedmont Craftsmen’s Fair at the Benton Convention Center each November. piedmontcraftsmen.org 336.725.1516 piedmontcraftsmen
LAM MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY North Carolina’s only museum dedicated to the study of global cultures is at once intimate and immersive. Visitors can explore stories of humanity, from ancient archaeological sites to the celebrations and struggles of today. The Museum features changing exhibits throughout the year, highlighting its diverse collection of nearly 30,000 artifacts from more than 350 cultures and 90 countries. Don’t miss the annual “Life after Death: The Day of the Dead in Mexico” exhibit in the fall. Whenever you visit, admission is always free. lammuseum.wfu.edu • 336.758.5282 lammuseum
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TANGLEWOOD PARK Located on more than 1,100 acres previously owned by William and Kate Reynolds, Tanglewood Park boasts a variety of recreational amenities, including the newly expanded multiuse paved trail system through the park. Other features of the park include the Championship Golf Course, the Reynolds Golf Course, a par-3 course, an aquatic center, horse stables, indoor and outdoor rental facilities, a bed and breakfast, RV campground, dog park, a BMX track, tennis courts, and various trails. Tanglewood is also the home to the Southeast’s brightest holiday show, the Festival of Lights, which just celebrated its 30th season in 2021. tanglewoodpark.org 336.703.6400 tanglewoodparknc tanglewoodinnc
VISUAL INDEX Visual Index is a woman-owned independent art gallery located in the downtown arts district of Winston-Salem. Curator Toni Tronu carries contemporary craft and fine art in a range of mediums, and represents artists from all 50 states. visualindex.co 336.875.1674 visual_index_handmade
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TRIAD ECO ADVENTURES / TRIAD TROLLEYS Discover Winston-Salem in multiple new ways! Locally originated, owned, and operated, Triad ECO Adventures and Triad Trolleys have the expertise and enthusiasm to guide guests in and around the community with historical and fun unique tours. Explore the city and a variety of neighborhoods on a Segway PT narrated excursion, a rented Pedego electric bike, or on a Jolly Trolley. Or take to one of three local lakes for a PaddleFit PaddleBoard (SUP) lesson/tour. Custom private combo packages are available to depart from your downtown hotel. Advance reservations are always recommended. triadecoadventures.com 336.772.7777 triadecoadventures triadecoadventr
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Top shopping stops in Winston-Salem.
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Opposite: JB McCabe / Freehand Photography; Camel City Goods: Brian Ledbetter; Reynolda Village: Lauren Martinez Olinger
Opposite: Merchants of Old Salem Museums & Gardens This page, clockwise: Camel City Goods, Reynolda Village, Mast General Store
inston-Salem’s shops offer an array of finds, from historic Moravian crafts to fashion-forward styles.
CAMEL CITY GOODS
For the last 10 years, Camel City Goods has been designing and creating themed clothing, accessories, and artsy postcards showing their love for Winston-Salem and North Carolina. Pick up a poster, a vintage Wake Forest T-shirt, or a hip ballcap for the ultimate souvenir. 1004 Brookstown Ave. camelcitygoods.com
MAST GENERAL STORE
Mast General Store offers modern provisions with good old-fashioned service. Find your favorite outdoor brands, college gear, children’s toys, and an array of local products. Get a sweet taste of nostalgia in the old-timey candy section with overflowing barrels of caramels, chocolates, and other delights. 516 Trade St. NW mastgeneralstore.com
MERCHANTS OF OLD SALEM MUSEUMS & GARDENS
Visiting the Merchants of Old Salem Museums & Gardens will transport you to another world. Pick up children’s toys, books, Moravian stars, souvenirs, and more at Stockberger Supply at the Old Salem Visitors Center. Moravian
Book & Gift Shop is known for its North Carolina pottery, garden decor, and candles. For the creative types, Salem Stitches is the spot for quilters and sewists, and F. L. Horton Bookseller specializes in decorative arts books. 900 Old Salem Road oldsalem.org
Once the working cottages of the R.J. Reynolds’ family estate, Reynolda Village is now an upscale shopping destination complete with art galleries, boutiques, and specialty stores. Ladies can shop fine clothing and accessories at Monkee’s and Gazebo, while gentlemen can dress head to toe at Norman Stockton. McCalls specializes in traditional children’s clothes, sleepwear, and luxury linens, while All Through the House offers gifts, accessories, and antiques. Be sure to visit stArt Gallery, where you can find affordable works of art while supporting local students. 2201 Reynolda Road reynoldavillage.com
Choose from dozens of stores for everyone in the family at Thruway Center. Find popular brands like Lululemon, Chico's, J. Crew, and Francesca’s, or support locally owned shops like Rolly’s Baby Boutique and Be Shoes. Regional chains like Ivy & Leo and BohoBlu offer the latest women’s fashions, and Great Outdoor Provision Co. outfits everyone in the family. 300 S. Stratford Road thruwaycenter.com
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For athletes and their fans, Winston-Salem’s sporting facilities are a home run. By : L a u ra L e e
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On warm spring and summer nights, Winston-Salem baseball fans gather to root for the home team and celebrate life’s simple joys: baseball, hot dogs, and cold beer. Truist Stadium opened in 2010 as the home of the Winston-Salem Dash, who are the South Atlantic League affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. Once dubbed BaseballParks.com “Ballpark of the Year,” let the sun set at your back as you take in one of the best views of the city skyline.
Winston-Salem is the proud home of Wake Forest University (Go Deacs!) and Winston-Salem State University (Go Rams!). Both campuses boast a wide roster of athletic programs with first-class facilities and venues like Truist Field, Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum, and Bowman Gray Stadium. Winston-Salem has hosted various collegiate events for the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), as well as the NCAA men’s basketball tournament. With one of the finest tennis facilities in the East, Wake Forest University Tennis Complex is a wellknown stop on the ATP Tour. Each August, professional tennis players compete in the Winston-Salem Open, the final tournament leading up the men’s US Open.
rom little league to professional, WinstonSalem hosts an array of year-round sporting events including baseball, tennis, cycling, and soccer. Here athletes compete in top-tier venues, whether an impressive indoor arena, an immaculate court, well-manicured field, or multipurpose sports complex.
MEDAL OF HONOR
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum honors the namesake African American Army medic and Winston-Salem native awarded the Medal of Honor. He was recognized for saving 13 fellow soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Opposite: Truist Stadium This page, clockwise from top left: Winston-Salem Open, JDL Fast Track, Tanglewood BMX, Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, RISE Indoor Sports
ALL THE SPORTS
Photo by: Fred Mullane / Camerawork USA
JDL Fast Track is one of the Southeast’s premier indoor track-and-field facilities with a 200-meter oval track, 100-meter warmup track, training room, and hospitality suites. The facility has hosted NCAA Division II and III national championships, as well as the USA Track and Field (USATF) Masters Indoor National Championships. The picturesque Tanglewood Park features two public golf courses, a Par 3 course, hard and clay tennis courts, stables, catch and release fishing, and a BMX racetrack. The park also has paddle boats and a seasonal pool, an RV campground, and a dog park. Miles of trails — from nature paths to mountain bike courses to equestrian routes — allow a variety of activities. Youth, middle school, and high school athletes compete in everything from volleyball, basketball, and football to archery, pickleball, and fencing. Truist Sports Park has hosted the US Club Soccer National Cup-Southeast Regional, the Freedom Cup Challenge lacrosse tournament, and the Women’s Collegiate Lacrosse Associates National Championship. Located 20 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem, the park boasts 12 full-sized soccer fields, including four turf fields. Players have easy access to the adjacent RISE Indoor Sports Complex, which opened in 2021. WORLD–CLASS SPORTING FACILITY
RISE Indoor Sports, an impressive 123,000-square-foot multi-sport, indoor training and events space that just opened in May 2021 near Truist Sports Park, welcomes athletes of all ages and skill levels. The mega sports complex includes eight basketball courts that convert to 12 volleyball courts, four indoor soccer fields, 3,600 square feet of turf, a concession stand, meeting rooms, a game lounge, and a fitness center available to visitors and the public.
Each fall, athletes with a dual passion for cycling and live music descend upon downtown’s Innovation Quarter for the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic, one of the country’s most prestigious professional cycling events, held in conjunction with the three-day Gears & Guitars Music Festival.
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city treks Even in the city, it’s easy to trek your way off the beaten track. By : L a u ra L e e
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Opposite: Reynolda Gardens; Top to bottom: Quarry Park, Long Branch Trail, Salem Lake
inston-Salem is home to dozens of parks and 25 miles of greenways, inviting locals and visitors to soak in the scenery and explore the great outdoors.
Opposite: JB McCabe / Freehand Photography; Salem Lake: Ken Bennett
Built in 1918, Reynolda Gardens was designed by R.J. Reynolds’ wife, Katharine. Adjacent to campus and now part of Wake Forest University, the property serves as a 130-acre urban oasis with flowering gardens, a grand conservatory, walking trails, and a stunning waterfall bridge. “Katharine built the estate for health reasons during the time of the 1918 pandemic,” notes Jon Roethling, Reynolda Gardens director. “The gardens were located by the road intentionally, not behind the house like other estates, so the public could have easy access. Here we are today facing kind of the same thing, and so many people have found a retreat.” Roethling says visitors to the gardens have doubled, if not tripled, over the past 18 months. His team has enhanced the walking trails by planting natives like azaleas, dogwoods, and redbuds, and installing a 300-foot elevated boardwalk through the wetlands area with bald cypress trees and water irises. Another peaceful refuge, Quarry Park is just a 5-minute drive from downtown. When mining operations on the site stopped in the 1970s, the quarry filled with water and eventually became a 200-feet deep, 12-acre lake. Vulcan Materials Company donated the land to the city, and in 2017, the property reopened as a public park. While there are five overlooks, the highlight is
a pedestrian pier that juts out 100 feet over the blue lake, affording magnificent views of the surrounding cliffs and the city’s panoramic skyline. Paved biking and walking paths meander around the 200-acre property with an elevation gain of nearly 160 feet. Opened in 2018, Long Branch Trail meanders along 1.6 miles of downtown’s former rail corridor. The paved trail is accessible to strollers and wheelchairs and popular with cyclists. Long Branch Trail connects the city’s downtown Innovation Quarter with Salem Creek Greenway, a 5-mile paved trail running to the historic Washington Park neighborhood and Gateway Nature Preserve before ending up at Salem Lake Park. For those seeking solace, the 7-mile trail around Salem Lake offers beautiful water views and mostly-paved (yet completely smooth) paths through the forest. In addition to the sun and shade found on the walking trail, the park features a playground, marina, concession stand, grills, bait shop, and picnic areas.
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With nearly 250,000 residents, Winston-Salem is a mid-sized city with distinct neighborhoods that boast their own set of charms. The common thread in all of them? They’re walkable, friendly, and vibrant. We asked neighborhood influencers to describe their pocket of the city. By : L i sa S h u
A vivacious renaissance of textile buildings turned boutique hotels, more than 100 bars and restaurants of varying price points, and plenty of live entertainment, Central Downtown remains the heartbeat of the city. “Walkability is a big thing for me, and the fact that it’s not like other N.C. city downtowns where historic buildings are demolished. We’ve managed to keep a presence of historical downtown. With Roar, we have golf simulators, a food hall (pictured right), a rooftop bar, and outside games. And hopefully, we can encourage people to stay.” SIMON BURGESS, MANAGING DIRECTOR, MAYFAIR STREET PARTNERS NOTABLE SPOTS: Camel City Goods, Foothills Brewing, and the Milton Rhodes Center for Arts.
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Photo by: Morgan Moschallski
This Photo: Andrew Cebulka; Old Salem Bridge: JB McCabe
DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT
The mural-lined streets of the Downtown Arts District cater to the creative souls who visit and work in its galleries, studios, museums, and shops.
“When I first came to this area and visited the few little shops with their offerings, I felt like I was in the Village again in Soho. It’s a wonderful area to see some unique items that you’re not going to see elsewhere in Winston-Salem.” DANA SUGGS, OWNER, BODY AND SOUL NOTABLE SPOTS: ARTivity on the Green (pictured left), Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery, and Roar.
HISTORIC BROOKSTOWN / OLD SALEM
Just a skip away from historic Old Salem Museums & Gardens, the National Historic Landmark community that Moravians settled in 1766, Historic Brookstown has several restaurants, coffee shops, and the ever-popular weekly Cobblestone Farmers Market. “We love that there’s so much history here, and it’s such a special community away from downtown with coffee shops, boutiques, and the best restaurants. On wonderful days we can take walks to Old Salem.” DARRELL AND ABBEY GARNER, OWNERS, BYGOOD COFFEE NOTABLE SPOTS: Camino Bakery, Willow’s Bistro, Old Salem Heritage Bridge (pictured right), and Winston-Salem Strollway.
Formerly home to factories and warehouses, Industry Hill on the northern end of downtown is bursting with the creativity of craftsmen, entrepreneurs, brewers, and entertainers. “Industry Hill is now a place where we have nightlife. People come out for live music and food. It’s got a unique feel because the people who you encounter at the businesses are the people who built them from scratch.” ALAN SHELTON, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MIXXER NOTABLE SPOTS: Earl’s, The Ramkat (pictured left), and WinstonSalem Junction.
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With 3,600 workers in 90 companies, more than 1,000 apartments and lofts, miles of connected greenways, five academic institutions, and a multitude of eateries, Innovation Quarter has earned raves from around the world.
“Innovation Quarter has gone from this sort of ivory-tower-on-a-hill to an incredible community asset. It’s way beyond the lab space. It’s the breweries, the restaurants, the people, and connectivity. You feel the gravity of Winston-Salem shifting here. “ COLEMAN TEAM, PARTNER, FRONT STREET CAPITAL NOTABLE SPOTS: Bailey Park (pictured left), Incendiary Brewing Company, and Lill Dipper.
“I’ve been here 16 years, and I love this neighborhood because we’re all friends, and we support each other. West End has really blossomed. You can walk everywhere — within two blocks, we have a butcher, Smoke City Meats, and pastries from Bobby Boy that taste like the ones you’d find in France. People come into our shop to get gelato and always say how nice everyone is.” CISKA WEBER, OWNER, CAFÉ GELATO NOTABLE SPOTS: Fiddle & Fig, Poppyseed Provisions, Joymongers Barrel Hall, West End Opera House, and Fourth Street Art & Frame.
25 YEARS OF SMITTY’S NOTES In 1997, Winston-Salem resident Jeff Smith started a free email newsletter to share local happenings with friends and acquaintances. Today, Smitty’s Notes is a respected source for community news and events. Smith looks back — and forward on the evolution of Smitty’s Notes and his hometown. What do you think draws people to Winston-Salem? It’s a real nice community. Visitors and newcomers see that people here are open and welcoming. There’s the Moravian influence that’s in our DNA. How do you see Winston-Salem continuing to evolve? The city is very good at innovation and collaboration. You see it with the Innovation Quarter and the forward thinking that went into the Salem Parkway and Green Street Pedestrian Bridge. Why do you think Smitty’s Notes has remained so vital in the community? There’s trust in Smitty’s Notes. When I started the newsletter, I realized that we natives can tap into our network to find out what’s going on. But newcomers don’t have that knowledge. Many people sign up for Smitty’s Notes before they even come to Winston-Salem. Subscribe to Smitty’s Notes at smittysnotes.com.
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Photo by: Lynn & Cele Seldon
Weave your way around the city’s historic West End (pictured right), a hidden pocket of antique, consignment, and retail stores, furniture showrooms, and curious places to unwind.
recipe for Check out Belinda Smith-Sullivan online at chefbelindaspices.com and on social media: chefbelindaspices Belinda Smith-Sullivan
he first time Belinda Smith-Sullivan visited Winston-Salem, she felt she’d been let in on a secret.
“I was traveling all over the Southeast promoting my first cookbook and came to Winston-Salem for Bookmarks’ Annual Festival of Books and Authors,” remembers Smith-Sullivan. “I visited downtown and just fell head over heels.”
Top: Kate Blohm
Before going to culinary school and beginning her second career as a chef, Smith-Sullivan spent years with the Coca-Cola company, working in France, Kenya, and South Africa. She and her husband, Dan, eventually settled in a small South Carolina town, but it wasn’t quite the right fit. “I’m more of a big-city girl,” says Smith-Sullivan, a Chicago native. “Dan works overseas so I wanted a place where I could do things by myself, and especially be able to walk.” The couple now has an apartment in downtown Winston-Salem at the R.J. Reynolds Building. “Whenever I want to get out and do something, I just hop on the elevator,” she says.
A chef and cookbook author starts her next chapter in Winston-Salem. By : L a u ra L e e
Smith-Sullivan is a frequent visitor at Bookmarks’ nonprofit storefront as well community theater performance venues around the city. And as a chef, she’s also drawn to the city’s culinary scene.
“THIS TRULY IS THE CITY OF THE ARTS. WINSTON-SALEM IS THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN THE SOUTH.” “Winston-Salem has some wonderful restaurants,” she says. “There are so many quaint, independently owned places — 6th and Vine, Lavender & Honey, Sweet Potatoes, Mozelle’s, Di Lisio’s — I could spend years just eating my way through them all.” Smith-Sullivan has been so inspired by her new surroundings, she’s completed two more cookbooks, Let’s Brunch and Southern Sugar. “This truly is the city of the arts,” she says. “Winston-Salem is the best-kept secret in the South.”
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Winston-Salem’s most romantic venues for saying “I Do”. By : L a u ra L e e
ith Southern charm, historic sites, and romantic landscapes, Winston-Salem is the ultimate backdrop for a wedding. As you plan your big day, consider these special venues. Write your own history at The Barn at Reynolda Village, once part of the century-old estate of the R.J. Reynolds family. “Right on our scenic property, you have this compelling history of the Reynolds family during the Roaring ʻ20s era,” says wedding planner Tabatha Renegar. Renovated and freshly whitewashed in 2017 to feature charming wood beams and an architecturally stunning silo, The Barn’s walkable locale to Reynolda Gardens makes it unforgettable. reynoldabarn.com Fairytale weddings come true at Graylyn Estate, a Southern manor completed in 1932 as a private residence. Now an 85-room historic hotel, the property exudes Old World luxury with elaborate stonework, time-honored antiques, and immaculate gardens and lawn. graylyn.com What was once an 1837 cotton mill near Old Salem Museums & Gardens
is now The Historic Brookstown Inn in Downtown Winston-Salem. Begin cocktail hour under the twinkling lights of the brick courtyard before heading inside to one of the well-appointed banquet rooms. “Our courtyard, the Arista Mills Room, and Cotton Mill Lounge are architectural gems that can easily accommodate intimate gatherings or large celebrations for up to 200 guests,” says Allison Watts, director of sales. “Couple this with our historic guest rooms and exclusive catering and bar services, and you have the ideal location for a wedding.” brookstowninn.com Keep the Champagne flowing at your own Gatsby-inspired gala at Kimpton Cardinal Hotel. The hotel occupies the 1920s artdeco style R.J. Reynolds Building. Part of the most pet-friendly hotel franchise in the country, the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel accommodates any animal that fits through the door, so everyone in your family can be part of your big day. You can even include guests back home with a virtual, livestreaming package. thecardinalhotel.com It’s love at first sight for couples who visit Legacy Stables, a beautiful, 30-acre farm with American saddlebred horses. Choose from The Grace Barn, Legacy House, or
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Forsyth Barn, the property’s newest venue, which can accommodate up to 1,000 guests. legacystablesandevents.com The Providence Manor House Inn sits among the flowering trees of Tanglewood Park Arboretum and Rose Garden. The Victorian-style mansion features 11 guest rooms, crystal chandeliers, a rock fireplace, and library for the ultimate countryside Southern reception. providencews.org Find something old and something new at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA). The modern art museum is actually attached to the 1929 estate of former Winston-Salem mayor and textile leader James G. Hanes. The property boasts an upper and lower terrace surrounded by twinkling string lights and expansive lawn with views of the lake. secca.org Tucked into grassy hills beside the scenic Yadkin River, WinMock at Kinderton was founded as a country estate more than 80 years ago. Lovingly restored in 2011, the property has become a premier wedding venue. Magical spaces abound, from scenic terraces to The Loft, complete with a 32-foot Gothic ceiling. winmock.com
Opposite: Julia Wade Photography; SECCA: Jessica Blackstock; WinMock: Megan Travis Photography; Graylyn: Doug Rice
Opposite: Reynolda Gardens This page, clockwise from top left: Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), Legacy Stables, Graylyn Estate, WinMock at Kinderton
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Winston-Salem’s 2022 Festivals & Events
save the SUMMER
JUNETEENTH June 18, 2022 Hosted at Bailey Park in downtown Winston-Salem, this celebration of African American traditions and freedom features music, dance, food, panel discussions, as well as arts and crafts. triadculturalarts.org/index.php/juneteenth-festival PRIDE FESTIVAL AND PARADE June 18, 2022 A destination where all are welcome, Winston-Salem proudly celebrates the local LGBT community with a downtown parade and festival with live music, entertainment, street vendors, and hands-on activities. pridews.org NATIONAL BLACK THEATRE FESTIVAL August 1-6, 2022 The city’s largest biennial event has more than 100 performances, theater workshops, films, seminars, a teen poetry slam, and a celebrity gala. nbtf.org WINSTON-SALEM OPEN August 20-27, 2022 The last stop on the ATP tour, the Winston-Salem Open brings in some of the world's top tennis players to compete for a championship title. winstonsalemopen.com
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GEARS & GUITARS September 9-11, 2022 Downtown Winston-Salem’s Innovation Quarter hosts Gears & Guitars, an outdoor concert series featuring national bands in conjunction with the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. gearsandguitarsfest.com FIESTA September 10, 2022 A multicultural street festival with music, authentic Latin cuisine, a beer and margarita garden, and an iteration of the Running of the Bulls. hispanicleague.org BOOKMARKS FESTIVAL OF BOOKS AND AUTHORS September 22-25, 2022 The largest book and author festival in the Carolinas hosts more than 40 national authors, Eat & Greet, and family activities. bookmarksnc.org OUT AT THE MOVIES INT’L LGBT FILM FEST September 29-October 2, 2022 OUT at the Movies Int’l LGBT Film Fest hosts more than 25 screenings at various downtown venues, discussions with national directors, and exciting parties hosted nightly. outatthemovieswinston.org
CAROLINA CLASSIC FAIR September 30-October 8, 2022 Celebrating 139 years, the 10-day Carolina Classic Fair is the second-largest agricultural fair in North Carolina. Enjoy carnival rides, local food vendors, and live performances. carolinaclassicfair.com
NC BEER MONTH October 2022 Drink in beer-related events, brewmaker dinners, and limited-edition craft beer releases. Create your own Craft Draft Crawl in Winston-Salem with 10 walkable breweries. visitwinstonsalem.com/craftdraftcrawl
EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE April 19, 2023 The 250th Moravian Easter Sunrise Service at God’s Acre in Old Salem is one of the nation’s largest and longest-running Easter morning services. salemcongregation.org/salem-congregation-ministries/ easter-sunrise-service-2
PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN’S FAIR November 19-20, 2022 More than 120 of the finest artisans from the Southeast present handcrafted textiles, jewelry, furniture, and decorative items. piedmontcraftsmen.org
RIVERRUN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL April 13-22, 2023 This Academy Award-qualifying film festival screens more than 150 films from dozens of countries and genres from around the world. riverrunfilm.com
HISTORIC HOLIDAY TOURS November-December 2022 Tour Old Salem Museums & Gardens by candlelight, step into the Roaring ‘20s at Reynolda House Museum of American Art, and, just 15 minutes away, at Körner’s Folly, experience a Victorian Christmas. visitwinstonsalem.com/holiday TANGLEWOOD PARK FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS November 11-January 1, 2023 Drive through a shimmering winter wonderland with more than a million twinkling lights; then enjoy a holiday village with crafts and visits with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. forsyth.cc/Parks/Tanglewood/fol/
Right: Owens Daniels
UNC SCHOOL OF THE ARTS’ “THE NUTCRACKER” December 9-17, 2022 This student-run holiday spectacle showcases the world-renowned talent of UNCSA while in the historic setting of downtown Winston-Salem's 1929 Stevens Center. visitwinstonsalem.com/holiday BLACK HISTORY MONTH February 2023 Celebrate Winston-Salem’s African American history and heritage with interactive tours, educational discussions, artist exhibitions, and much more. Contact Visit Winston-Salem to request their African American Arts & Culture Guide for more information. visitwinstonsalem.com/our-story/african-american-heritage
Opposite: Gears & Guitars; This page: Juneteenth
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THINGS TO SEE & DO
Discover Winston-Salem’s top attractions.
ATTRACTIONS KEY History Family Fun Recreation Tours
Arts African American Film Shopping
A/PERTURE CINEMA aperturecinema.com ADVENTURE LANDING winston-salem.adventurelanding.com AFAS — ARTS FOR ART’S SAKE theafasgroup.com ALL IN ADVENTURES mysteryroom.com/locations/winstonsalem-nc AMC CLASSIC HANES 12 amctheatres.com/movie-theatres BOWLERO bowlero.com/location/bowlero-major-league ARTIVITY ON THE GREEN theafasgroup.com AR WORKSHOP arworkshop.com/winstonsalem ARTWORKS GALLERY, INC. artworks-gallery.org BAILEY PARK innovationquarter.com/about/bailey-park BATL AXE THROWING batlgrounds.com/axe-throwing-winston-salem BOWMAN GRAY RACING STADIUM bowmangrayracing.com BROAD BRANCH DISTILLERY broadbranchdistillery.com CAMEL CITY PLAYHOUSE camelcityplayhouse.com CAROLINA HISTORY AND HAUNTS GHOST TOURS carolinahistoryandhaunts.com/winston-salem-home 58 | 2022 OFFICIAL VISITOR & RELOCATION GUIDE
CHARLOTTE & PHILIP HANES ART GALLERY AT WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY hanesgallery.wfu.edu CREEKSIDE LANES bowlcreekside.com DAVE & BUSTERS daveandbusters.com/locations/winston-salem DELTA ARTS CENTER deltaartscenter.org DELURK GALLERY delurkgallery.com DIGGS GALLERY AT WINSTON-SALEM STATE UNIVERSITY wssu.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/ college-of-arts-sciences-business-education/ arts-humanities/diggs-gallery/ DOWNTOWN ARTS DISTRICT (DADA) facebook.com/dadawswhereartlives ELBERSON SALEM FINE ARTS CENTER AT SALEM COLLEGE salem.edu/efac FIRSTHAND CLIMBING firsthandclimbing.com FLOWBIKES movatic.co/flowbikes (app download required) FORSYTH CENTRAL LIBRARY forsyth.cc/library FORSYTH COUNTY PARKS AND RECREATION forsyth.cc/parks GATEWAY GALLERY AT THE ENRICHMENT CENTER enrichmentarc.org GRAND THEATRE 18 WINSTON-SALEM thegrandtheatre.com HANESBRANDS THEATRE ntothearts.org/hanesbrands-theatre HANES MALL shophanesmall.com HANGING ROCK STATE PARK ncparks.gov/hanging-rock-state-park/home HISTORIC BETHABARA PARK historicbethabara.org HISTORIC BETHANIA townofbethania.org HISTORIC NISSEN HOUSE nissenhouse.org HISTORIC OAK GROVE SCHOOL appointment required HOOK & LADDER PARTY PUMPER hookandladder.club HORNE CREEK LIVING HISTORICAL FARM historicsites.nc.gov/all-sites/horne-creek-farm KALEIDEUM DOWNTOWN kaleideum.org KALEIDEUM NORTH kaleideum.org KERNERSVILLE LITTLE THEATRE kltheatre.com KERNERSVILLE MUSEUM kernersvillemuseum.org
KÖRNER’S FOLLY kornersfolly.org LAM MUSEUM OF ANTHROPOLOGY lammuseum.wfu.edu MARKETPLACE CINEMAS mpcws.com MAST GENERAL STORE mastgeneralstore.com MILTON RHODES CENTER FOR THE ARTS intothearts.org/facilities MIRACLE HEIGHTS ADVENTURES crossnore.org/mha MUSEUM OF EARLY SOUTHERN DECORATIVE ARTS (MESDA) mesda.org MUSE WINSTON-SALEM (OPENING 2023) musews.org NORTHSIDE LANES bowlnorthside.com NORTH TRADE STREET ARTS CENTER northtradestreetarts.com OLD NICK WILLIAMS FARM AND DISTILLERY oldnickwhiskey.com OLD SALEM MUSEUMS & GARDENS oldsalem.org PAINTING WITH A TWIST paintingwithatwist.com PATRIOT DISC GOLF COURSE forsyth.cc/parks/triad PAUL J. CIENER BOTANICAL GARDEN cienerbotanicalgarden.org PEDEGO PIEDMONT TRIAD pedegoelectricbikes.com/dealers/winston-salem PIEDMONT CRAFTSMEN GALLERY piedmontcraftsmen.org PILOT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK ncparks.gov/pilot-mountain-state-park QUARRY PARK cityofws.org/facilities/facility/details/quarry-park-97 REYNOLDA GARDENS OF WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY reynolda.org REYNOLDA HOUSE MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART reynolda.org REYNOLDA VILLAGE reynolda.org REYNOLDS AUDITORIUM reynoldsauditorium.com ROAR roarws.com ROCKIN’ JUMP TRAMPOLINE PARK rockinjump.com/winston-salem RURAL HALL HISTORIC TRAIN DEPOT ruralhalldepot.org SALEM LAKE cityofws.org/2129/salem-lake SAWTOOTH SCHOOL FOR VISUAL ARTS sawtooth.org SHALLOWFORD FARMS POPCORN shallowfordfarmspopcorn.com
SINGLE SISTERS HOUSE MUSEUM salem.edu/about/history/single-sisters-museum SKATEHAVEN USA skatelandusa.com SKATELAND USA skatelandusa.com SOFTGOLF softgolf.net SOUTHEASTERN CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART (SECCA) SECCA.org SPIN SCOOTERS (DOCKLESS ELECTRIC SCOOTERS) spin.app STAINED GLASS PLAYHOUSE housestainedglassplayhouse.org STEVENS CENTER uncsa.edu/performances/stevens-center SUTLERS SPIRIT CO. (DISTILLERY) sutlersspiritco.com TANGLEWOOD PARK tanglewoodpark.org TAP THAT AXE THROWING tapthataxethrowing.com TASTE CAROLINA GOURMET FOOD TOURS tastecarolina.net/winston-salem TATTOO ARCHIVE tattooarchive.com THE TALK OF WINSTON youraudiotour.com/tours/280 THRUWAY SHOPPING CENTER thruwaycenter.com TOTAL ESCAPE totalescapegame.com TRIAD ECO ADVENTURES/TRIAD TROLLEYS triadECOadventures.com TROLLEY PUB trolleypub.com/winston-salem TRUIST STADIUM (BASEBALL) milb.com/winston-salem/ballpark TRUIST FIELD (WAKE FOREST UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL) godeacs.com/facilities/truist-field/4 URBAN AIR ADVENTURE PARK urbanair.com/north-carolina-winston-salem WINE & DESIGN wineanddesign.com/cloverdale-nc WINKLER BAKERY oldsalem.org/winkler WINSTON-SALEM PARKS AND RECREATION cityofws.org/827/recreation-parks WINSTON CUP MUSEUM AND SPECIAL EVENT CENTER winstoncupmuseum.com WINSTON-SALEM FAIRGROUNDS ANNEX (ICE SKATING & HOCKEY) wsfairgrounds.com WINSTON-SALEM SKATE PARK cityofws.org/facilities/facility/details/ fairgrounds-skatepark-203
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KÖRNER’S FOLLY Körner’s Folly is an architectural wonder that preserves the timeless connection between passion and art. Built in Kernersville in 1880, the 22-room museum was once home to Jule Körner and still displays his interior design portfolio. Wandering through the house museum intrigues visitors at every turn, with unique original furnishings and artwork, cast-plaster details, carved woodwork, and elaborate hand-laid tile. And it’s just 15 minutes from downtown Winston-Salem. kornersfolly.org 336.996.7922 kornersfolly
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Discover our Southern hospitality.
inston-Salem is home to a wide array of places to stay, from historic to modern. Discover hotels with grand ballrooms perfect for special events, stately inns, bed-and-breakfasts specializing in Southern hospitality, and a boutique hotel full of luxe charm and unexpected art. What they all have in common are both the surprising amenities of an escape and the friendly ambience of home. View the complete list online and book your room on the spot at visitwinstonsalem.com.
Note: Hotel listings (p. 62) and city map (p. 67) are color coordinated according to geographic corridors.
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Comfort Suites Hanes Mall 200 Capitol Lodging Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 choicehotels.com
Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem Downtown 640 W. Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 www.mariott.com
Courtyard by Marriott Hanes Mall 1600 Westbrook Plaza Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 courtyard.mariott.com
Courtyard by Marriott Winston-Salem University 3111 University Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 courtyard.mariott.com
Days Inn by Wyndham Winston-Salem North 5218 Germanton Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn
Doubletree by Hilton 5790 University Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 doubletree3.hilton.com
Embassy Suites by Hilton Winston-Salem 460 N. Cherry St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 embassysuites3.hilton.com
Extended Stay America Winston-Salem Hanes Mall 1995 Hampton Inn Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 extendedstayamerica.com
Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown 125 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 fairfield.marriott.com
Fairfield Inn & Suites Hanes Mall 1680 Westbrook Plaza Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 fairfield.marriott.com
The Gibson House Inn 419 South Main St. Kernersville, NC 27284 thegibsonhouseinn.com
Best Western Plus University Inn 3050 University Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 bestwesternplusuniversityinn.com
Best Western Plus Hanes Mall 3330 Silas Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 bestwestern.com
Baymont by Wyndham Winston-Salem 200 Mercantile Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 wyndhamhotels.com/baymont
Microwave In Room
Location Key Downtown North East/Kernersville South/Hanes Mall West/Clemmons
Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem/University 309 Summit Square Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Hampton Inn Winston-Salem Hanes Mall 1990 Hampton Inn Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Hampton Inn Kernersville 150 Clayton Forest Dr. Kernersville, NC 27284 hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center 420 High St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 hawthorneinn.com
Hilton Garden Inn Winston-Salem/Hanes Mall 1325 Creekshire Way Winston-Salem, NC 27103 hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com
The Historic Brookstown Inn, Trademark Collection by Wyndham 200 Brookstown Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 brookstowninn.com
Holiday Inn Express – Hanes Mall 2520 Peters Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27127 hiexpress.com
Holiday Inn Express – Kernersville 1570 NC Highway 66 S. Kernersville, NC 27284 hiexpress.com
Holiday Inn Express – Winston-Salem Medical Center West 110 Miller St. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 hiexpress.com
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Winston-Salem SW – Clemmons 6330 Jessie Ln. Clemmons, NC 27012 hiexpress.com
Home2 Suites by Hilton Winston-Salem Hanes Mall 1010 Marriott Crossing Way Winston-Salem, NC 27103 home2suites3.hilton.com
Hampton Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown 235 N. Cherry St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 hamptoninn3.hilton.com
Green Valley Motel Winston-Salem 4170 Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 magnusonhotels.com
Graylyn Estate 1900 Reynolda Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 graylyn.com
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Location Key Downtown North East/Kernersville South/Hanes Mall West/Clemmons
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Marriott Hotel Winston-Salem 425 N. Cherry St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 marriott.com
Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Winston Salem 100 Capitol Lodging Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 wyndhamhotels.com/microtel
OYO Inn – Kernersville 736 E. Mountain St. Kernersville, NC 27284 oyorooms.com/us
Providence at the Manor House Inn, Guesthouse, Apartment, & Cabins 4061 Clemmons Rd. Clemmons, NC 27012 providencews.org
Quality Inn Clemmons I-40 6320 Amp Dr. Clemmons, NC 27012 choicehotels.com
Quality Inn – University 5719 University Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 choicehotels.com
Quality Inn & Suites Hanes Mall 2008 S. Hawthorne Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 choicehotels.com
Ramada by Wyndham Winston-Salem 531 Akron Drive Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27105 wyndhamhotels.com/ramada
Residence Inn by Marriott Winston Salem Hanes Mall 3885 Oxford Station Way Winston-Salem, NC 27103 residenceinn.marriott.com
Rodeway Inn Winston-Salem Route 52 3810 Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 choicehotels.com
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La Quinta Inn by Wyndham Winston-Salem 2020 Griffith Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 lq.com
Kimpton Cardinal Hotel 51 E. Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 thecardinalhotel.com
Hotel Indigo 104 W. Fourth St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 ihg.com/hotelindigo
HomeTowne Studios Winston-Salem 7910 North Point Blvd. Winston-Salem, NC 27106 redroof.com
Microwave In Room
Location Key Downtown North East/Kernersville South/Hanes Mall West/Clemmons
Sleep Inn Kernersville I-40 1406 Heartland Dr. Kernersville, NC 27284 choicehotels.com
SpringHill Suites by Marriott Winston-Salem Hanes Mall 1015 Marriott Crossing Way Winston-Salem, NC 27103 springhillsuites.marriott.com
Sleep Inn – Hanes Mall 1985 Hampton Inn Ct. Winston-Salem, NC 27103 choicehotels.com
The Shaffner – Historical Bed & Breakfast 150 Southwest Marshall St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 theshaffner.com
Number of Rooms
Microwave In Room
Location Key Downtown North East/Kernersville South/Hanes Mall West/Clemmons
Summit Street Inns (Opening soon) 434 Summit St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Travelers Inn 5906 University Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27105
University Inn & Suites 2115 Peters Creek Pkwy. Winston-Salem, NC 27127
The Village Inn Hotel and Event Center, Trademark Collection by Wyndham 6205 Ramada Dr. Clemmons, NC 27012 thevillageinn.com
The Zevely Inn 803 S. Main St. Winston-Salem, NC 27101 zevelyinn.com
Super 8 by Wyndham Clemmons/ Winston-Salem Area 6204 Ramada Dr. Clemmons, NC 27012 wyndhamhotels.com/super-8
CAMPGROUNDS Salem Breeze RV Park 2796 Hickory Tree Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27127 coolbreezecampground.com/salem-breezerv-park/
Sites for fully self contained RVs only. There are 20 campsites available.
Tanglewood Park Campground 4061 Clemmons Rd. Winston-Salem, NC 27102 rvcampground.tanglewoodpark.org
RV campsites are newly refurbished with up-to-date amenities. There are 44 campsites available.
Winston-Salem Fairgrounds RV Campground 421 West 27th St. Winston-Salem, NC 27105 wsfairgrounds.com/campground/
RV campground is available for use throughout the year with exception of early mid-September through mid-October due to the annual Carolina Classic Fair. Reservations are not required. Water, sewer, and electric hookups are available.
Come explore the rich history and modern culture of Winston-Salem.
BY CAR OR RV
Winston-Salem is located in the center of the state, also known as the Piedmont Triad, between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. About six hours from Washington, D.C., and five hours from Atlanta, it offers easy access to Interstate 40, Salem Parkway (formerly Business 40), Interstate 77, Interstate 85, and U.S. Highway 52. BY PLANE
Flying is easy with Piedmont Triad International Airport (GSO), a half hour from downtown. The airport offers daily nonstop flights via major carriers, including American Airlines/American Eagle, Delta, and United. For private air service, Smith Reynolds Airport is minutes from downtown. BY TRAIN
Ride the Amtrak train to nearby High Point. Then take the shuttle 20 miles northwest to Winston-Salem and hop off at Winston-Salem State University or right in the middle of downtown at the Transportation Center. VISITOR CENTER
The Winston-Salem Visitor Center is located at 200 Brookstown Ave. and open year-round on weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays, March to December, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 866.728.4200 to speak with Visit Winston-Salem Visitor Specialists or email email@example.com. CREATIVE CORRIDORS
Winston-Salem is a memorable destination — and the journey to it is too. Thanks to the nonprofit Creative Corridors Coalition, pedestrian bridges and overpasses will boast architectural design reflective of the city’s culture. View the planned improvements at creativecorridors.org.
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We’re local. We’re global. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to our community. Leonard Ryden Burr, the Triad’s largest independently owned real estate company, knows and appreciates this community and can help you find your place in it. Our Realtors® are as diverse and dynamic as the community we serve. Whether you’re looking for a charming cottage, an urban view, a country getaway, a brick ranch or a traditional two-story, we’ll find you more than a house – we’ll find you a home.
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