Meridian Restaurant’s Seafood Festival
by Sarah K Wilson
Meridian restaurant downtown Winston Salem is kicking off their 12th annual Seafood Festival on Saturday August 10th, from noon to 10pm. The street will be shut down for this block party, where festivities will include live music, a foothills beer tent, kids area, an indoor pay bar, and tons of fresh delicious food at the food tent on the street.
The food tent menu includes:
– New Orleans BBQ shrimp
– Ceviche de Acapulco
– Homemade seafood sausage with peppers, onions & Meridian Sauce
– Meridian Shrimp Burger
– Shrimp OR Oyster Po’boy
– Blackened Fish Sandwich
– Blackened Fish Tacos
– Oysters on the half shell
– Steamed Mussels with Chardonnay Cream
– Pulled Pork BBQ
All sandwiches come with one side
Hushpuppies, Fries, Cole Slaw, Tobacco Onions
The ticket cost is only $5 for entry, $5 per plate of food, and $5 per beer. With purchase of ticket, you will receive a wristband that allows for entry throughout the day and is good for the entirety of the festival. The Meridian restaurant will also be set up with an open table concept so people can come and go as they please and sit wherever, and the patio area will also be open, with a full bar for those who want to purchase something other than beer.
The festival is powered by Meridian, known for their fresh farm-to-table Mediterranean inspired cuisine, high quality scratch-made food, with a relaxed low-key atmosphere, and an open kitchen you can see right into. Meridian Restaurant has also been rated as one of the top ten best restaurants in North Carolina, making it quite an attraction, with a menu that changes daily based on what local farms have readily available. The restaurant also features weekly specials like half-priced wine Wednesdays, and six dollar select martinis on Fridays, making it a super fun spot any day of the week.
The festival is going to be an absolute blast, as the street is going to be shut down just for the event, so make sure to mark your calendars for this coming August 10th in Winston-Salem, as this year’s seafood festival is going to be better than ever.