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The Marisol

Upscale locale with unwritten menu of seasonal, internationally inspired dishes, plus a piano bar.

5834 W Gate City Blvd, Greensboro, NC 27407

Phone: (336) 852-3303 | Web:

Green Valley Grill

European fare, wines & afternoon tea in a sprawling setting with a courtyard & separate lounge.

622 Green Valley Rd, Greensboro, NC 27408

Phone: (336) 854-2015 | Web:

Hops Burger Bar

Casual burger joint offering patties with locally grown ingredients, plus a bar & craft brews.

2419 Spring Garden St, Greensboro, NC 27403

Phone: (336) 235-2178 | Web:

Send in a recommendation for your favorite restaurant to be added to our list. Be sure to mention why you think they are worthy of being featured and include a link to their website.

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Have a restaurant you’d like us to feature?

Pho Hien Vuong

Laid-back Vietnamese operation specializing in pho noodle soups, with options for vegetarians. 4109 Spring Garden Street, Greensboro, NC 27407

Thai Chiang Mai

Colorful kitchen serving tradi tional Thai fare such as duck basil & curry dishes.

500 Americhase Drive, Greensboro, NC Melt Kitchen and Bar Panini, salads & other American cafe fare, plus wine & cocktails, in a sunny space with big win dows.

1941 New Garden Rd #116, Greensboro, NC

Mellow Mushroom Winston-Salem

Funky, art-filled chain pizzeria featuring craft beer, calzones & creative stone-baked pizzas. 314 W 4th Street, Winston-Salem, NC

Steak Street

Airy steakhouse with a diverse wine list, mardi gras-inspired decor & a bar with a retractable roof. 3915 Sedgebrook Street, High Point, NC 27265

Sweet Old Bill’s

Unfussy restaurant doling out in novative burgers made with BBQ meat, plus salads, fries & beer. 1232 N Main Street, High Point, NC Poke Bowl

Straightforward restaurant spe cializing in poke bowls, plus sushi & generous wraps. 116 N Elm Street, Greensboro, NC University Kitchen

Low-key standby offering home style Southern entrees, sandwich es & pizzas, plus cocktails & beer. 2004 N Main Street, High Point, NC 27262

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Nov 6

2022 Fall Festival

Enjoy your Sunday with yard games, over 10 craft vendors and live music by OakBoro at our inaugural Fall Festival! Corn hole, yard Yahtzee, over 10 craft vendors, live music by Oakboro from 1pm - 3pm, crafts for the kiddos. Learn more at

Dec 1-31

Rockingham’s Speedway Christmas

OVER 3 miles of twinkling and flashing lights with over 300 displays on a race track ! Watch the Christmas spirit pour over your children as you enter the speedway. Santa will be onsite for pictures Fri-Sun all month long. Price is per vehicle. Tickets are on sale now for Rockingham’s Speedway Christmas. Learn more at

Jan 1

AADE 37th Kwanzaa


Join the African American Dance Ensemble on January 1, 2023, for its 37th annual Kwanzaa celebration. Observing the principle Imani, which means Faith. The doors will open to the public at noon and the performances will begin at 2:00 pm at the historic Durham Armory. Kwanzaa appeals to a diverse audience, as AADE seeks to preserve and promote the fine traditions of African and African American dance and music to the broad community. Learn more at

Feb 11

Uncorked: Charlotte Wine Fest

Join us on Feb 11th at Discovery Place Science and enjoy over 100 wines and champagnes from across the globe plus fave local food trucks, full after hours access to the museum and more! Learn more at

Mar 18

2023 Fayetteville NC Taco & Beer Festival

Yeah. You heard it right. Tacos AND Beer. You’ve never had a better time

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enjoying all the flavors and tastes that Fayetteville has to offer. Then wash it down with cold, tasty beer - craft beers and domestics. The Taco & Beer Festival offers all the tastes and treats that you and your family want to enjoy. You’ll find a huge variety of tacos and beers, entertainment, vendors, and more. Learn more at

Apr 30

Mayhem On Mendenhall: Music and Arts Festival

Mayhem On Mendenhall is a debut music and arts block party showcasing local musicians, artists, food, and drag entertainers that are instrumental to the fabric of the art and entertainment scene in Greensboro. Our mission with this festival is to spread the awareness of the spread of HIV, harm reduction in drug use, queer liberation, and safe sex practices, as well as sexual positivity. Our team strives to provide a safe and inclusive space for any and all communities. Visit

May 5-6

Carolina Chainsaw Massacre Fest 2023

Carolina Chainsaw Massacre Fest returns in 2023! This is a two-day horror and metal festival celebrating classic horror films and extreme metal. Opens on Friday night, May 5th at The Kraken in Durham; followed by an all-day metal and horror fest and midnight after-party at Arizona Pete’s in Greensboro the following Saturday, May 6th. Learn more at

Jun 17

Tacos N Taps Festival

This Beer and Tequila Festival offers up some of the Charlotte’s Best Tacos and Mexican Food, the best dancing music from Triangle Area DJs, margaritas, piñata punching, contests and many other surprises. This is NACHO average taco festival. Learn more at

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Control weight gain and compulsive eating behaviors by making better choices about the food that you eat.

Control weight gain and compulsive eating behaviors by making better choices about the food that you eat.

ConsumptionSome of us more than others realize that what we eat can effect how we feel such as eating too little or too much. We should be able to enjoy what we eat but also feel better when we do. Eating healthy is a challenging task that many of us

strive to achieve but often fall short. InfluencesCultural, social, family, and economical factors may be a direct influence linked to our food and eating behaviors. However, a more serious influence such as stress, boredom and anxiety can play a larger role as many of us eat as a coping mechanism. Although it can

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sometimes help bring relief and ease feelings, it often leads to regret and build more negativity. Avoiding the problem with food will often create another problem with self-image when suffering from weight gain or other negative affects caused by unhealthy eating. Weight ManagementHere are tips to help you manage your weight. For starters, never skip a meal. By skipping a meal, you’re allowing yourself to become

hungry later which can result in reckless binge eating. Be sure to plan your meals ahead of time and limit night time snacking. This will allow you to always be one step ahead

of your weight by creating a routine. If you’re getting a craving between meals, try to exercise or find another way to distract yourself from food.

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Eating Diary - This is a great tool to keep track of your eating habits. Record what food you eat and when you eat it. Also take note of how you feel after eating and if you were doing anything while eating such as using your phone or watching TV.

By recording your habits, you will be able to pinpoint which foods and activities to avoid. The diary can also assist you when you’re working with a dietitian to help you make the best decisions.

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Personalization: We all want to make our home unique to our own character. However, when it comes time to sell, buyers want to envision themselves in the home, which can be difficult if the entire home is personalized to you. Avoid any personalization that is difficult to undo and stick to a nice universal outlook that speaks to everyone.

Landscaping: Just like with personalizing, it’s best to keep it simple. Some home buyers may love how elaborate your landscaping may look, but most of the time they’re considering the cost of upkeep or the difficulty of maintaining that look. A clean lawn with curb appeal is the best first impression to give to potential buyers.

Closet Space: Some of us are minimalist and can do with a larger room by sacrificing closet space, but most potential buyers value the importance of storage. Remember, buyers want to see themselves living in the home, and a lack of closet space might send them looking elsewhere.

Bold Paint: Freshly painted rooms are a great way to brighten up your home. There’s nothing wrong with bringing a little color into your home but keep in mind that buyers may not favor the same colors you do. Stick to keeping the colors subtle with small accents and focus more on neutral tones to appeal to potential buyers.

Trendy Designs: Barn doors and patterned tiles may look great to some buyers, but avoid trendy designs that might be outdated when you decide to sell. No matter how tempting the latest home design trend may be, the classic look is always the safest bet.

DIY Projects: Projects that you build yourself are great, but only when they’re done professionally. This is important to potential buyers so make sure if you’re going to do your own home project, that you do it exceptionally well. This also applies to repairs, quick cover ups will only get you so far. These sort of projects can either increase or decrease the value of your home so make sure you know what you’re doing before proceeding.

Long-Term Necessities: When it comes to renovations, keep in mind that not every buyer needs a built in office desk, or a workshop, or anything that may seem like a great idea to you. Tread carefully when adding permanent fixtures, not all buyers have the same vision as you when it comes to changes made. Make sure your room structures allow the flexibility for potential buyers to make their own changes.

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to increase home value


North Star seeks to empower and enrich the lives of LGBTQ people in the Triad area. We offer various social, support, and educational opportunities for adults & youth. NORTHSTARLGBTCC.COM | (336) 893-9053


EQUALITY. DIVERSITY. INCLUSION. Guilford Green Foundation & LGBTQ Center unites and strengthens the greater Greensboro community by supporting the needs of our LGBTQ neighbors and promoting understanding by all residents. guil FORDGREENFOUNDATION.ORG | 336-790-8419


The LGBT Center of Raleigh prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orienta tion, gender expression, gender identity, sex, race, color, religion, creed, age, marital status, national origin, mental or physical disability, political belief or affiliation, veteran status, HIV status, or any other class of individuals protected from discrim ination under state or federal law. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our community.



Our mission is to foster equity, inclusion and economic prosperity for the LGBTQ community through strategic policy, professional enrichment, ally partnerships and economic development. CLGBTCC.ORG | 704-837-4050


The LGBTQ Center of Durham commits to centering the experiences of those who are the most marginalized among us. With the Host Home Program, LGBTQ+ Youth Center, a re-centered Pride, and other gender inclusive support programs, we are aligned with the promise of serving QTPOC. Our services are open to the entire community and seek to make room for all people.


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Jul 13

Wild Goose Festival 2023

Wherever we come together - at our nationwide festival, smaller local and regional gatherings, or social spaces online - we learn and grow by co-creating art, music, story, theater, and spectacle, engaging in a wide variety of robust, respectful conversations with each other and with thought leaders and artists from other communities. Learn more at

Aug 4

Beer, Bourbon & BBQ Festival

This 16th Annual affair offers up all those pleasures that true Southerners live by – Beer, Bourbon, Barbecue, Boots, Bacon, Biscuits, Bluegrass, and Smoked Beasts! It’s a great day of beer sippin’, bourbon tastin’, music listenin’, cigar smokin’, and barbecue eatin’. Your admission buys you a sampling glass so you can enjoy an ALL-YOU-CARE-TO-TASTE sampling of beer and bourbon. Learn more at

Sept 30

Wine & Food Festival

Great Grapes! has enjoyed being a NC Only wine festival for over 17 years and this year we’re offering EXCITING NEW INTERNATIONAL


FOR TASTING. GUESTS can now enjoy over 100 wines from all over the World, as well as NC producers. BEERS & SPIRITS, TOO! This year will feature a great new selection of beers plus one area dedicated to LOCAL NC Beers. As well, your favorite liquors will be on hand for tasting. Learn more at

Oct 21

Das Best Oktoberfest

All you care to taste, over 150 international, domestic and local north carolins beers, domestic wines and schnapps. All of your favorite craft beers and perfectly paired wines will be served to highlight the great Beer Hall theme. Learn more at

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Freedman Thompson Witt Ceberio & Byrd, PLLC front inside cover


Cheesecakes by Alex 13


Molly Maid 19


Four Seasons 17



Salem Montessori School 13


Petco front cover, 1


Leonard Ryden Burr LLC 7


Sunstates Security 3


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