Bib’s Downtown: Don’t Call This Barbecue!

Bib’s Downtown: Don’t Call This Barbecue! By Timothy G. Beeman II There is one word, one that you would think would be there somewhere, that you will not find at Bib’s Downtown in Winston-Salem: barbecue. Well, that may not be true. It is mentioned in one place and that is on a 20-foot banner that reads Barbecue Pit Masters Championship from Mobile, Alabama. Yes, that cooking competition on television. Bib’s Downtown won it in 2013. But, just because you do not see the word, it is technically still barbecue, at least in the strictest sense of the word. Partners Mark
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American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition (Celebrating 150th Anniversary)

American Watercolor Society Traveling Exhibition (Celebrating 150th Anniversary) May 12th – July 15th The American Watercolor Society, based in New York City, is one of the oldest and most prestigious art societies in the world. Indeed, election to the Society as a Signature Member is one of the most sought-after honors in the painting world. AWS Membership comprises many of the greatest names in painting throughout the Society’s history and includes (to name drop a few) the American impressionist Childe Hassam, regionalists Edward Hopper and Charles Burchfield, plus virtually every member of the important “California School” of watercolorists, and everyone
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Eclection in Kernersville features local artists: Jodie Crandall… Jewelry Artist/Philosopher

Eclection in Kernersville features local artists: Jodie Crandall… Jewelry Artist/Philosopher By Gary Jacques Jodie Crandall, a jewelry artist for 4 ½ years with a wonderful life philosophy, has found her niche at Eclection in Kernersville. Jodie started working with individual jewelry by learning about vintage designers. “It’s engaging to put historical things together.” Crandall is originally from Michigan and came to North Carolina with her family.  She bought and owned a restaurant that closed in 2008.  Jodie was a manager at Green Valley Grill in Greensboro. She also had a successful career in fund development in the non-profit sector. The mother
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Lazy Bird Brown Ale from Birdsong Brewing Company

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Lazy Bird Brown Ale from Birdsong Brewing Company From Tim: We had this beer on The Less Desirables recently, and we also had Birdsong in the studio for an upcoming episode of Sipping NC: The Art of Drinking podcast. The guys at Birdsong know how to brew good beer. Even my least favorite of their brews were in the 4.0 out of 5 range. That’s pretty good. By far, my favorite beer from them was the Lazy Bird Brown Ale. Lazy Bird is drinkable no matter the season and no matter the weather. Tasting
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