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The Captain’s Choice: Mayflower Seafood Restaurant

Fried seafood was Dad’s pick for his birthday dinner, and the Mayflower Seafood Restaurant on Peters Creek Parkway was our family’s destination. The restaurant rebuilt and reopened in 2009 after closing in 2006 due to a kitchen fire. This flagship (there are 20+ other Mayflower locations) seats 250 customers in comfortable booths and tables. If…

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Got What It Cakes: WitsEnd Bakery

Julia Child once said, “A party without cake is just a meeting.” I think WitsEnd Bakery’s purpose is to ensure more of our days are filled with parties. This artisan bakery has undergone all health and department of agriculture inspections and been approved to prepare baked goods for wholesale and private sale. If you’ve never…

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Tuesday Treats: Food and Brew Review Best Eats

In May, Jerry and I reviewed Wright Up Ur Galley at the Brewer’s Kettle in Kernersville <MAY REVIEW>. The food truck features gourmet paninis, Mediterranean pitas, classic subs, and salads. With only the two of us, we couldn’t try everything on the menu. We enjoyed all that we sampled and were looking forward to the…

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The Big Eat

What is The Big Eat? If you haven’t been downtown on a Tuesday this month, you are in for a treat. Signature dishes at twenty-eight downtown restaurants and bars are 50% off on Tuesdays. There are two Tuesdays left (1/20 and 1/27). Mark your calendar. Make it a Date Night, plan a Girl’s Night Out,…

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The Souper Bowl: 10 Winston Salem Hot Spots

Eddard Stark was wrong. Winter isn’t coming. It’s already here! All I want is something comforting and warm. When the weather turns cold, soup is what first comes to mind. January may not be an ideal vacation month but we can travel the world with a soup tour of Winston Salem. Our point of departure…

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House of Great Tastes: Villa Grill

Jerry, Dad, and I each had a flawless idea for Mom’s birthday dinner…Pasta, Seafood, Steaks. It was turning into a tricky bit of negotiation until we thought of the perfect solution, Villa Grill in Clemmons. Located in the Tanglewood Commons shopping center, this casual eatery had exactly what my mother wanted for her special meal.…

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So Long 2014, and Thanks for All the Fish: Sea Products

Time around the busy holidays always seems to be in short supply. Special meals, parties, and get-togethers usually require extra endeavors in the kitchen. This year, we decided to let someone else take care of the cooking. Hidden behind The Tap in West End, Sea Products has both prepared foods and fresh fish. Depending on…

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Food and Brew Review Holiday Finds and Favorites

December for our family is a month of special foods and holiday treats. Mom and I make my Great-Aunt Grace’s peanut butter fudge. On Christmas Day, Dad and I construct a pan of lasagna I can barely lift with my carpal tunnel. We treasure these traditions and love making new ones too. I’ve tried making…

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Doggone Delicious: Wild Willie’s Wiener Wagon

You might not know that Chef Stuart Ford, Winston Salem Battledish winner in the category of Most Authentic for his Braised and Seared NC Pork Belly with a Chipotle Cheerwine Glaze, also owns and operates Wild Willie’s Wiener Wagon, a gourmet hot dog cart. Chef Ford, a graduate from The Art Institute of Charlotte in Culinary Arts,…