The Big Eat and Mac & Cheese Cook-off

The Big Eat and Mac & Cheese Cook-off By Timothy G. Beeman II The Big Eat has been a downtown Winston-Salem staple for the last few years. When it looked like it was going to end, Piedmont Local Magazine stepped in and continued the tradition. You may ask, what is The Big Eat? The Big Eat is a collective of restaurants in downtown Winston-Salem where participating restaurants take signature menu items, reduced up to 50% off regular price, to highlight and showcase what the culinary scene downtown is all about. This year, there will be an added bonus! On February
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Foothills Brewing Craft Happiness IPA Project

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Foothills Brewing Craft Happiness IPA Project ‘Craft Happiness IPA Project’ a monthly IPA series – and hopefully crafting a little happiness to go with it. Craft Happiness for a bigger, more ambitious reason. There are people, animals, and places that for one reason or another, often due to circumstances beyond their control, are not happy. There are causes – locally, nationally, globally – that are in constant need of increased compassion and awareness. Even the most basic of needs — access to food, clean water, and shelter — are as alarmingly prevalent as they are
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Hoots Beer Co. Watchnight 2018

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Hoots Beer Co. Watchnight 2018 By Timothy G. Beeman II New Year’s Eve is what Hoots Beer Company calls Watchnight. Hoots Beer always does things to keep with tradition and Watchnight is a Moravian tradition that dates back at least until the 18th Century. So, with Salem (and by association, Winston-Salem) being a Moravian settlement, they also had Watchnight and they still do. Keeping with the Moravian theme that Hoots does (Zinzendorf anyone?), this fits right in. Watchnight is Hoots’ take on the traditional Doppelbock beer. Doppelbocks are German-style lagers which are generally a
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New to the Triad – Intown Donutz opens 2nd location in Winston-Salem

New to the Triad – Intown Donutz opens 2nd location in Winston-Salem Intown Donutz is the BEST fresh-baked donuts store in Kernersville, NC, and now they have opened their second location in Winston-Salem. From glazed, to cinnamon twists, to old-fashioned donuts and apple fritters, compare to any competitor’s and you’ll see and taste the difference immediately. The Winston-Salem location also has Bubble Tea in addition to fresh coffee and tea. They are proud to serve customers 7 days a week and take great pride in making donuts fresh every day. That’s right, fresh to you each and every day. Stop
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