Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting

Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting In 2007, Mark Grohman looked around the area his restaurant, Meridian Restaurant, was located and realized there was something missing. What this town needed was a food festival. How about a seafood festival? There was nothing like that around. Before the food truck extravaganza on Burke Street, before the hot sauce culinary showcase, there was the Meridian Seafood Festival. The event, which is the 10th Annual, coincides with this year being Meridian’s tenth year in business and will be held on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from noon until 10 pm. In addition to
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Tiquers Alley: Local Treasure in Downtown Kernersville

Meet Eugene and Bobbie Baker; owners of Tiquers Alley, one of the latest treasures in beautiful, historic downtown Kernersville, NC. As I interviewed them, folks just stopped in to chat for a while. Some made purchases. Others brought gifts. Tiquers Alley is warm like that …and inviting. The Bakers have raised an amazing family after they retired, they envisioned spending more time with one another. Too vibrant to sit still, after retirement, they decided on a joint venture to give them more “together time”. They combined their skills and talents, plunged into the housing market and carved a niche for
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A Blossoming New Venture: Dogwood Hops and Crops

A Blossoming New Venture: Dogwood Hops and Crops By Timothy G. Beeman II A whole new concept in the “bottle shop” model is about to show up here in Downtown Winston-Salem. Dogwood Hops & Crops is about to bring a beer and wine bottle shop that also is a craft beer bar to one side of the establishment and The Trophy Room, a bourbon bar, opening on the other side. This awesome new place will be located on the rapidly developing 500 block of Liberty Street. It is just doors down from Crafted: The Art of the Taco, the Rusty
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Junktique Alleyway – Country Store, Local Produce and Fare

Junktique Alleyway – Country Store, Local Produce and Fare     By Gary Jacques Junktique Alleyway, located at 115 S. Main St., Kernersville, offers something for everyone.  The aroma of peaches and tomatoes entice you to enter the store.  Inside fresh eggs, grass fed milk, and hoop cheese are available to purchase.  Outdoor displays are designed to highlight the special nature of Junktique Alleyway.  Decorated tables and chairs are a draw to see more.  Old bikes create a sense of nostalgia. Owner Linda Nugent emphasizes: “We want our customers to have a one of a kind ‘I want to come back’
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