RiverRun International Film Festival 20th anniversary

RiverRun International Film Festival 20th anniversary Cinema takes center stage in the Triad when the RiverRun International Film Festival hits screens April 19-29 featuring more than 160 films from over 40 countries.  Screenings will take place in Winston-Salem and Greensboro. Additionally, there are special events, educational panels and a variety of free activities sure to please Triad audiences! This year, even more than in years past, the Festival includes a superb selection of free kid-and family-friendly films and activities including the very popular Saturday Morning Cartoons, Family Fun Night at Bailey Park, and its ever-expanding Films with Class programming. These films and activities headline
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Meridian Celebrates 11 Years

Meridian Celebrates 11 Years By Timothy G. Beeman II On Sunday, February 25th, Meridian Restaurant will be celebrating their 11th anniversary party. It so happens to coincide with Mardi Gras “season” so Meridian will celebrate both at the same time. Meridian always does food right and this year’s anniversary feast includes oysters on the half shell, crawfish pie, jambalaya, muffalletta, gumbo file, a shrimp boil, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, King cake and pecan pralines. That’s a lot of food. You get one, you get any that you want. And, probably as much of it as you can stand. There’s
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Body and Soul Celebrates Black History Month with Authentic African Apparel

Body and Soul Celebrates Black History Month with Authentic African Apparel By Eric Hairston Body and Soul, a gem located in the heart of the arts district in Winston-Salem has always been a welcome place, laden with cultural items and artwork from Africa. Anyone who enters the store will always feel at home with a warm greeting from the owner Dana Suggs. My many visits to the shop have been more than pleasant, Dana makes you feel like you are family and is informative about the different pieces in the shop. The store is always filled with the sounds of
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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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