Winston Salem Visitor Guide - 2018 - 26
FOOD & DRINK
GET A TASTE OF THE CITY'S CULINARY SCENE
BY: JASON FRYE
inston-Salem's a city of innovation and tradition, and that
most definitely includes the culinary arts. Restaurants dish
up classic soul food, Moravian specialties, and Southern
comfort dishes along with new interpretations and
chef-driven takes on regional flavors.
Krispy Kreme doughnuts were invented here, and those airy, yeasty treats are a
hit all over. Same with Texas Pete, the famous hot sauce, which was stirred up not
in the Lone Star State, but in Winston-Salem in 1929. Culinary innovators continue
to do their thing, playing with tradition and marking this city a culinary destination.
At The Tavern in Old Salem, the Moravian Chicken Pie is based on a
centuries-old recipe, as are many other dishes on the menu, while at Spring
House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar, the menu continually pushes boundaries with
dishes like upscale buttermilk-fried chicken with smoked tomato and cheese
grits. Mozelle's plates up Southern classics like shrimp and grits; Mama's
Meatloaf from Sweet Potatoes are so good someone ought to write a song
about them; and breakfast at Mary's Gourmet Diner includes biscuits, grits, and
gravy that please a diverse dining audience.
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