The 7th Annual Smitty's Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" Contest
It's back! Your turn to vote for your Winston-Salem favorites in the 7th Annual Smitty’s Notes "Best of Winston-Salem" contest has arrived. You did such a fabulous job in 2012 that we want to take your temperature, if you will, for 2013.
Smitty’s Notes has decided to join the ranks in taking a stab at naming some of the "bests" in our fair city. As a Winston-Salem– centric e-newsletter with more than 12,000 subscribers, we’re asking YOU to tell us your favorite places to eat, play and hang out. The poll’s results may lead you to check out some new things you haven’t tried, thanks to the recommendations from fellow Smittyheads.
So, here’s the deal: Just click on the link below (cut and paste in your browser, if necessary). Take your time. Fill out the survey. Comments supporting your choices are encouraged. The contest will run until midnight June 30, 2013. Results will be announced after July 4, 2013 in the Smitty’s Notes e-newsletter and on SmittysNotes.com which will also feature a special section on all the good things you recommended.
Submissions may be anonymous; however, if you wish to share your contact information, Smitty’s Notes will randomly select one person to receive a $50 Visa gift card. I’ve learned that you folks always need a little incentive!
I look forward to reading and sharing your choices. Thanks for your interest and support!
"Best of Winston-Salem" Contest Link - Click Here
Ziggy’s Food Truck Rally and Bands – Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26
Join in for TWO days great food, bands and fun at the Ziggy’s Food Rally Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 11:00 a.m.-2 a.m. (Rain or Shine) at 170 W. 9th Street. The rally will showcase some of the best food trucks rolling down the streets of North Carolina. Whether you like savory or sweet, the trucks will have something for every palate.
Fifteen independent bands will play with live music throughout the day. Trucks joining from the Central Carolina Food Truck Alliance will be on hand. Get updates about the trucks and the rally at http://ziggyrock.net/
The Eighth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 1
Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 1st in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance! There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods.
There are also three mouth-watering winemaker dinners on Wednesday and Thursday, a couple of evenings before Salute! You get to experience an intimate dinner with an executive chef and a winemaker from one of the participating wineries (Hanover Park, Junius Lindsay and RayLen). The three hosting establishments are Meridian, Spring House Restaurant Kitchen and Bar and Jeffrey Adams. Check out the Salute! Web site for menus and pricing!
Last, but not least, Salute! presents: An Evening with Southern Food and Chef Damon Lee Fowler on Friday, May 31st. Fowler is from Savannah, Georgia and will demonstrate with local chefs from Meridian, Mozelle's and Willow's Bistro/Kings Crab Shack. Michael Hasting, Food Editor, Winston-Salem Journal will be the Master of Ceremonies. The event will be at the Embassy Suites in downtown Winston-Salem from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets: $35 per person in advance $50 per person day of the event. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com
New Winston Museum now open
The New Winston Museum covers history of W-S from 1850 to the present. Among its exhibitions are films containing interviews with community members sharing their recollections of the history of WS, such as the events that took place during the Civil Rights era, and looking toward the future of WS. It also includes images of people and places in WS from 1850 to the present.
New Winston Museum is located at 713 South Marshall Street. Summer hours for the museum are Tuesday - Friday, 2 p.m.– 5 p.m., or by appointment. Contactinfo@newwinston.org or call 336. 724-2842 or visit http://www.newwinston.org