Michelle Schenker

Born right here in Winston-Salem, NC, at Forsyth Memorial Hospital, Michelle is a native. At age one she moved to Virginia but after spending 30+ years moving around Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, California and even Paris, France, Michelle returned home to Winston-Salem in 2004. A job at Hanes brought her here but the heart of the city has kept her here. Her favorite things about Winston-Salem are its welcoming people who call it home, its art-centric culture, and its perfect location at the foot of the Blue Ridge mountains and a short drive to the beaches of the Atlantic. The lack of traffic is a pretty tremendous asset as well, especially since it gives her more free time to enjoy cooking and playing with her dogs, Lily and Barley. Michelle is one of the many residents of this great city who are thrilled to call this "My Winston-Salem"!

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Eat Drink Restaurant Week

Restaurant Week is now a two week event throughout the Triad. Find out what all the hype is about.

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Quanto Basta: Interview with Chef Tim Grandinetti

In late April, I had the opportunity to sit down with Chef Tim Grandinetti and learn more about his new Italian restaurant, Quanto Basta Italian Eatery & Wine Bar. It opened on March 5, 2015, and is a very different vibe from Chef Tim’s first restaurant Spring House Kitchen, Restaurant & Bar. Caution: Reading this article is likely to make you very hungry for delicious Italian food…

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NC Barbecue Restaurants: Where are You Pickin?

Quite frankly, Lexington is the self-professed “barbecue capital of the world,” so most places in Winston-Salem are trying to keep up. A few are worth a special mention but if you want a slew of choices, head south down U.S. 52 for all that Lexington offers. Check out this list of local NC Barbecue restaurants…

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Growler Filling Station: Where Will You Fill Up?

So craft beers are all the rage these days and this town is filling up with beer options! But what is a growler and where can you fill it up with your favorite craft beer? This list can help you find the right fit for you…

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RiverRun Film Festival: Insider Tips

As the City of Arts & Innovation, Winston-Salem is the proud home of the RiverRun International Film Festival, an 11-day event that shines as one of the premier film festivals in the southeastern United States. The annual RiverRun Film Fest is held every Spring…

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Bakeries & Coffee Shops & Ice Cream in Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem is the home of Krispy Kreme, so we take our sweets and coffee very seriously. But there are plenty of options for people who prefer baked treats that are less sugary. Here are some recommendations to help fill your cravings…

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Stella Brew

Also new on the beer scene in Winston-Salem is Stella Brew, a craft beer “forward” shop in the Ardmore neighborhood on Hawthorne Road featuring a competitively priced and stellar selection of beers from around the corner and around the world…

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Kids’ Summer Movies: 2019 Schedule

It’s summer! And although that means more time outdoors and at the pool, the Kids’ Summer Movie series at local cinemas is great for rainy days and days you just need an affordable break from the heat all the activity. Find below a listing of participating Winston-Salem cinemas with prices, show times and movies playing with ratings…

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Carolina Classic Fair (formerly known as Dixie Classic Fair)

Fall is in the air, and so are fireworks and the smell of funnel cakes at the Carolina Classic Fair (formerly Dixie Classic). Get your fill of rides, exhibits, animals, and fair food at the Carolina Classic Fair in Winston-Salem, NC. It’s the second largest agricultural fair in the state…

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Why You Love Winston-Salem

We asked our readers via our Facebook and Twitter pages what they love most about Winston-Salem. We know you love it or you would not be a part of our community but getting to the why people choose to live and stay here is the heart of this question. Read the responses so far and we invite you to share your own. We would love to hear from each and every one of you!

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