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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Good for the Body and Soul (Downtown Winston-Salem)

Good for the Body and Soul By Timothy G. Beeman II If you have spent any amount of time in the Arts District of Downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina, then you have undoubtedly perused by Body and Soul. Afro-centric jewelry, sculptures, scarves, Barack Obama coin bank. Yes, you have seen it. A unique store to say the least. But, what do you know about Body and Soul? Unless you are a regular, then we will venture to say you do not know enough about it. Did you know that the store just celebrated their 14th anniversary? Yes, the store has been
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Granite Falls Brewing Company

Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals:  Granite Falls Brewing Company By Timothy G. Beeman II Granite Falls Brewing Company, located in… you guessed it, Granite Falls, a small town in western NC. It was launched in 2013 and have been making quality brew ever since. Their facility is located in a historic building complex over 110 years old. The owners wanted to have beers that were affordable but also cutting-edge flavors and style changers. Perhaps one of the coolest aspects of what the brewery does is donate a certain portion of the profits from some of their beers to various
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Tapped into Craft Libations and Victuals: Sidecar Orange Pale Ale By Sierra Nevada

Sidecar Orange Pale Ale By Sierra Nevada By Timothy G. Beeman II Sierra Nevada was started in the late 1970s off of a dream by homebrewers and pals, Ken Grossman and Paul Camusi, in Chico, California. They had but one dream: to make beer that they’d want to drink, plain and simple. Their green label Pale Ale is now the standard by which even the prestigious Cicerone program designates as the basis of what a true Pale Ale should be brewed, crafted and taste. In 2010, Sierra Nevada was named “Green Business of the Year” by the United States Environmental
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