Alex Schenker

Alex has lived in Winston-Salem since 2004. He has seen the city grow up from a time when almost no one gathered downtown, to today's thriving and bustling city with great selections of restaurants, events, concerts, and more. He's proud to be part of the Arts and Innovation movement. When he's not sipping a draft at Foothills brewery, chowing down on a tomato pie at Mozelle's for lunch, or dancing to bluegrass at the Ramkat, you'll catch him hitting balls at Miller Park, or hiking Pilot Mountain with his wife and two pups.

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Wine, Beer & Cocktail Specials At Winston-Salem Restaurants

There is even more to celebrate when it’s half-priced wine night at area restaurants. Use this handy guide to wine and drink specials in Winston-Salem to plan your next date, girls’ night out, dinner, meeting or book club and raise your glass without raising your bill…

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Moravian Candle Tea At Old Salem In 2022

The Moravian Candle Tea at Old Salem has been a Winston-Salem Christmas tradition since 1929. Participants experience the sights, sounds, smells, and even the tastes of early Moravian Christmas traditions.

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Best Home Security Systems In Winston-Salem (2022): CPI vs ADT vs Ace Vs Ellies & More

You’ve probably seen the ads, or maybe a neighbor’s home security yard sign caught your attention. Home security companies (and supposed deals) are everywhere these days! Unfortunately our beloved city does not have the lowest of crime rates, and if you’re here because you recently suffered a break-in, we’re sorry you had to go through such a traumatic experience. The good news is, armed with the right home security knowledge, you can significantly reduce your chances of a break-in recurring.

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Who’s Got The Best Sushi In Winston-Salem In 2022?

Sushi has been hit or miss in Winston-Salem over the years. There was an epic spot called Tomo’e on Peter’s Creek parkway that had delicious fresh sushi and weekly lunch specials, but alas, it closed many years ago. There are a couple dedicated sushi restaurants as well as Japanese restaurants that offer sushi on the menu. We’ll let you try them out and would welcome your feedback as to which ones you liked (and which ones you didn’t)!

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Best Chinese Food In Winston-Salem (2022): Restaurants, Buffets & More

While there’s plenty of street-style Chinese food (think of the restaurants typically found in strip malls) Winston-Salem lacks high-end Chinese dining. That being said, there’s some hidden gems that deliver some really tasty dishes. And if you’re into P.F. Chang’s, we’ve got one of those too.

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Best Thai Restaurants In Winston-Salem

Personally, I am a huge Thai food fan. Ever since my backpacking trip through the country in 2001 I’ve been hooked on their tasty cuisine, with a particular propensity for curries. When I first moved to Winston in 2004 I immediately went on the search for good Thai food. The best (and most affordable at the time) was Downtown Thai. I’m not saying it’s not the best anymore (it’s definitely not the most affordable anymore), but you’ve got a lot more options now.

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History Of Old Salem

Before it was Old Salem, it was simply Salem, an outpost of religious freedom carved out of the North Carolina wilderness. The buildings and gardens of today’s Old Salem have been lovingly preserved within sight of the office towers and crowded highways of Winston-Salem, the city that grew up around it. The contrast between old …

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Looking For Food Delivery Service From Local Restaurants?

Imagine how awesome it would be if you could have food delivered to the doorstep of your Winston-Salem home, even from restaurants that don’t officially offer a delivery service. We’re happy to announce that your wait is over, thanks to services such as Takeout Central, a local NC company that has expanded to several North Carolina cities including WS. The site lets you choose from a number of local restaurants, and hires local drivers to order, pick up, and deliver your food (minimum order of $10) for a low delivery fee of $2.99-$3.49 per restaurant (plus tax and tip; the cost may be slightly higher for restaurants that are far away)…

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Winston-Salem Recycling: What Can You Really Recycle?

Winston-Salem recycling support varies based on your specific location. For those that live in our local community, Winston-Salem, NC, here’s a list of things you should recycle. Anything not on this list should not be recycled at this time unless taken to a specific facility. We have included the exceptions too so you have a one-stop local recycling info shop…