Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and Counting

Meridian Celebrates Seafood 10 Years and CountingMeridian Restaurant, Downtown Winston-Salem

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 the food, there will be a kids’ area, craft beer and live music performed by local and regional acts. The price of admission is $5 for the festival, $5 per plate of food and $5 for Foothill’s Brewing. Children under 10 get pay no admission. If you want more than beer, a full cash bar will be available inside Meridian the entire day. Craft cocktails, wine, ports, other beers on draft. You can have it all with your seafood.Meridian Restaurant, Downtown Winston-Salem, Chef Mark
But, the spotlight is definitely on the food. Offerings for the food plates are looking wonderful. You have your choice of New Orleans BBQ Shrimp, Ceviche de Acapulco, House Made Seafood Sausage with Peppers, Onions and Meridian Sauce, The Meridian Shrimp Burger, Shrimp or Oyster Po’boy, Blackened Fish Tacos, Oysters on the Half Shell, Steamed Mussels with Chardonnay Cream, and Pulled Pork BBQ. All sandwiches items will come with one side and your choices are hush puppies, fries, cole slaw and tobacco onions.
The block of Wachovia Street that is directly in front of Meridian will be closed off and the party will be on the street. Entertainment throughout the day will include Josh & Jordan, Wyndy Trail Travelers, Brave World, Undercover and the headliner, Rhythm Station which will be on stage from 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Covers, originals, acoustic and full band; you get many styles and variety in the music category. Meridian Restaurant, Downtown Winston-Salem, Eat Local
This is also the tenth year for Meridian Restaurant, itself. Chef Mark intention was to create an upscale restaurant with casual elegance in a nonpretentious atmosphere. The cuisine is inspired by the bright flavors of the Northern Mediterranean, as well as local, organic, and seasonal ingredients. Everything is made in-house, from bread and hand rolled pasta to house-made sausages and mozzarella. You can come in for the full dining experience or relax around the bar and enjoy our tapas menu. Meridian Restaurant is the Triad’s destination for world class cuisine.
Chef Mark began his career as a self-taught Chef working at restaurants in Meridian Restaurant, Downtown Winston-Salem, Fine Diningthe 90’s while studying aviation in college. Mark first gained a great appreciation for how food is grown and prepared while growing up in a military family in Germany. While working in some of the finest restaurants in Virginia and the Triad, Mark’s true passion was realized and transpired into the goal of owning and operating a restaurant. Taking lessons from his youth, Mark insists on sustainability and openness while maintaining a high standard of excellence for patrons of Meridian.
You can find more information about the restaurant, visit or call 336.722.8889. You can also order your tickets for the Seafood Festival. So, if seafood and live music is your thing, then you will not want to miss this event on August 12, 2017.