Category Archives: Winston-Salem

Foothills Brewing

If you’re looking for a place with great handcrafted brews and good food to wash down those beers in Winston-Salem then Foothills Brewing should be the perfect place for you on the weekends. Also a great place to watch your favorite sports team.

In case you want to enjoy a cigar with your brew, there’s also great outdoor seating on the patio at this pub slash restaurant

The staff is great here, overall Foothills Brewing is great place to visit in Winston Salem if your into the Pub Scene.

The food isn’t excellent, this is not a 5 star restaurant but there’s definitely many tasty menu items. If interested in learning more about what can be found here, food and brew, find a few specific recommendations below.

 Need Directions to Foothills Brewing

Address: 638 W 4th St Winston Salem, NC 27101 Phone: (336) 777-3348

Hours: 11 Am -2 AM everyday of the week. You got to love that

Just click on the marker displayed on the map and enter your current address in the box for driving directions to the pub.

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So you love to find unique handcrafted brews in North Carolina? If so, then Foothills Brewing would be the perfect place for you to visit.

Here you will find an excellent selection of both yearly and seasonal beers.

There’s so many to choose from but the brews list below are especially delicious!!

  • Pilot Mountain Pale Ale
  • People Porter
  • Foothills Stout

If you want to see a full list of their current selection of brews and read a little more about their description then visit their website.

Food Menu

The handcrafted beer is definitely the major reason people visit Foothills Brewing but the food menu isn’t too shabby either.

They have good appetizers on the menu: The chips and Salsa go excellent with the brew, battered mushrooms are delicious, the calamari is also a popular choice.

They have a selection of around six different specialty salads. The Greek salad and the Pear Arugula Salad are both excellent choices.

They have a soup of the day and great chilli.

You will find good burgers, sandwiches and wraps, they also have some very good entrees.

The bacon wrapped trout and the Shrimp and grits are very popular.

If you’re interested in see more of the menu and prices at Foothills Brewing check it out here.

If beer brats or fish and chips sound to your liking you can find them here aslo

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Misty Creek Vineyards

Searching for a winery near in the Yadkin Valley and near Winston Salem? The truth is there are plenty of choices for wineries in this area of North Carolina. On this post I would like to talk about a place that is lesser known but still very well worth visiting.

The name of this place is Misty Creek Vineyards.  Address: 710 Wyo Road Mocksville, North Carolina 27028 Phone: 336.998.3303.

If after reading and learning what this place has to offer and you decide you would like to visit – there’s a map at the end of the page where you can Yadkin Valley winesget driving directions from your current location.

Reasons why you should visit.

  • There wine always perform well at the North Carolina Wine competitions
  • There’s a load of great events planned monthly.
  • And I believe they have recent set up an art gallery inside their winery, great place to visit if your a artist.

Find other wineries in the Yadkin Valley to visit.

Find wineries that are closest to Winston-Salem.


There’s not an abundance of different wines to choose from here but the wines you do find here are all high quality.

Misty Creek Vineyards is not a place to visit if you are in search of muscadine wines. Personally, I prefer the traditional wines that can be found here over muscadines.

  • Chardonnay
  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Merlot
  • Chambourcin

Note: If a selection of four wines is not enough for you, I do know at the time I was writing this the winery was about to release 3 or 4 additional wines. And by judging from the high quality wines that are already here I would imagine these new wines will be just as high quality.


If you are searching for a winery with a lot of events planned then this is definitely a winery you need to consider. There’s a ton of events each monthly. To learn more about the upcoming events at Misty Creek Vineyards visit their events page.



For directions to this North Carolina Vineyards you can use this map below. Click on the red marker then enter the address of your current location.

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Wine and Food near Winston Salem

This probably isn’t a complete list but below are descriptions of four of the best winery restaurants near Winston Salem. We will be adding more to this list as time permits so stop back in the future to see what we have added

Why visit a winery restaurant?

If your a person who enjoy having a glass of wine with their dinner, why not dine at a restaurant that actually knows the most about food and wine pairing? Have the experts help you match the perfect wine with your dinner. You could go to a normal restaurant with a wine list but how much do you think the waitress actually knows about wine and food pairings?

Childress Vineyards Bistro – A true celebration of food and wine. The winery restaurant here is a little pricey but if you’re looking for a very fine food and wine dinning experience in the Winston Salem area then you must  consider Childress Vineyards. The specialty of this Bistro is Italian but their full menu offers a range of different entrees.

Read our full review of this Vineyard and find directions.

Raffaldini Vineyards - A very popular restaurant about 20 miles west of Winston Salem. A menu including: A large selection of Antipasta, flatbreads, Paninis and gourmet dessert. Learn more about the menu on their website.

Read our review and get directions to Raffaldini Vineyards.

See our list of Winston-Salem wineries and also a list of the wineries located in the nearby Yadkin Valley.

Elkin Creek Winery – Located about 20 miles west of the city of Winston Salem. The restaurant has a great family atmosphere. The menu has a nice selection of different meals. This does not look like your typical pizza place but Elkin Creek is well known in the area for having great brick oven style pizza. Take a look at their website to see if this restaurant matches your tastes.

Get directions to Elkin Creek Winery and read our review

RagApple Lassie Vineyards – This is a cute and friendly winery with both good wine and food. This one isn’t a place for a big family dinner, they only serve lunches from noon to 4 PM on Saturdays and Sundays. You will find homemade sandwiches and dessert along with cheese plates and a few other items. See our complete review of the winery and get directions.

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Native Vines Winery

One of the most common complaints heard about about Native Vines Winery has to do with their wines. Many people say the selection is so good they find themselves spending too much time deciding!!!

One of the more interesting wineries that you will find in Lexington North Carolina is Native Vines Winery. You might or might not find it interesting to know that this is the first winery in the United States owned and operated by Native Americans.

Native Vine Winery

Native Vines Winery



If you’re interested in visiting at the end of the page you will find a map where you can obtain your own directions from your current starting location.

If interesting in learning more about Native Vines Winery in Lexington North Carolina you can tab through the categories listed in the box below.


While we are not willing to say Native Vines Winery has the very best wines in North Carolina, what we will say, many visitors to this winery do love the wines here.

We have also visited here and found more than a few great tasting wines.

At this winery you will find around 20 different wines. They have red, whites, sweets and fruits.  If you’re a person who likes to try new things, they also have something they call tea wine which is very unique and also very good.

The cost of the majority of their wines ranges from $14-17 a bottle. They do have two red wines that are a bit more expensive around $20. All in all, we believe the prices are fair.

Our favorites, we have too many to list them all

Raspberry Tea wine – The wine is delicious and pairs perfectly with chocolate. This is an award winner.

Pinot Noir - This red wine is fabulous. Very strong plum and jam flavors. This is another award winning wine here.

Sweet Apple Wine - If you love the taste of green apples this award winning wine is for you!!!

Also, you can buy the wines at Native Vines Winery online buy the bottle or the case.


This is a place for events also. Most of the events you will find here take place on Fridays and Saturdays. They have wine tasting and a lot of music. If you are interested in learning more about their calendar of events you can visit their events page here.

Lexington Wineries

Another great aspect of Native Vines Winery comes with the city it is located in Lexington North Carolina.

Very nearby are three other North Carolina wineries. You can make your own wine tour!!!

Weathervane Winery

Childress Vineryards

Junius Lindsay Vineyard

These are also all very good.

If you are interested in visiting Native Vines Winery in Lexington NC. Here’s a map which will provide you with directions from your current location. Just click the red marker and enter your current location.


Hawthorne Inn Winston Salem – Wake Forest Medical Center

The Hawthorne Inn  in Winston Salem, North Carolina is a hotel near the Wake Forest Medical Center and is a great option for those needing a place to stay near this center. I found this out due to a family members medical complications as I was often visiting this medical center in Winston Salem. After staying in the hospital room for 2 straight nights, a nurse at the hospital recommended the Hawthorne Inn.

During my first couple stays at this hotel, through conversation and casual observation of the guest I noticed many of the people staying at the hotel were also visiting  family members or friends at the Wake Forest Medical Center.

What did I like about the Hawthorne Inn Winston Salem

1. This hotel is very close to the medical center. Maybe a mile away, no more than 1.5 miles.

2. One of the first words that comes out of the mouths of many of the visitors who have stayed at the Hawthorne Inn in Winston Salem, North Carolina is the word “CLEAN”. From the rooms and beds, to the bathroom and floors this is a very well kept and clean place to stay in Winston Salem.

3. Overall, this is a great place to relax, spacious clean room and so close to the medical center.

4. Inside the hotel there are two very nice dining options: Nathaniel’s Restaurant and The Tavern.

One of the only negatives, which is no fault of the Hawthorne Inn. This is a popular choice for weddings, banquets, meetings  and conferences. Due to this popularity, if you are interested in staying at this Winston Salem Hotel it is best call ahead and reserve a room. Or at least ask the clerk if there are any big events planned at the hotel the days you plan on needing a room.

I have only use this hotel as a place to stay while visiting a family member who was sick in the Wake Forest Medical Center. So I apologize to those reading this who are interested in the attractions around the hotel. Next time I’m here I will be sure to take a couple days to visiting the attractions and other things to do near the Hawthorne Inn.