The Big Eat: Great Food At Great Prices

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Hutch and Harris restaurantThe Big Eat is an annual downtown event held on Tuesday nights in January and February during which participating restaurants offer special dishes at 50% off. It is a great opportunity to try a new restaurant and mix up your usual dining experience. This might make Tuesdays the new date night, at least through February!

The annual event helps restaurants get through the slower winter months. Reservations are recommended, as several restaurants sell out for The Big Eat, such as 6th & Vine, Bernardin’s, Bib’s Downtown, Jeffrey Adams, and more, so be sure to call and book your Big Eat dinner early! Below is a sampling of restaurants that participated in the past, along with past Big Eat specials. For a list of current Big Eat offerings, visit The Big Eat site!

The 2020 Big Eat Dates

This year, The Big Eat will be held in Winston-Salem Tuesday evenings, January 7 – February 18.

2020 Participating Restaurants

  • 6th & Vine
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant at Zevely House
  • Bib’s Downtown
  • Bleu Restaurant & Bar
  • Butcher & Bull
  • Cowboys Brazilian Steakhouse (BOGO 50%)
  • Foothill’s Brewpub
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth
  • Moji Coffee & More
  • Señor Bravo Mexican Restaurant
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station
  • Thai Harmony
  • Trade Street Diner
  • Tre Nonne Italian Restaurant
  • Xcaret Mexican Grill & Cantina

There are also a few participating restaurants in Greensboro.

Sample Of Past Big Eat Specials:

Week 1 Dishes

Past Big Eat specials included:

  • 6th & Vine: Bacon-wrapped Pork – $9.50
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant at Zevely House: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: 4 oz filet with mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus $9
  • Krankies: Spanish seafood stew
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: 8 oz Filet $13 with red mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies
  • Quiet Pint: Hong Kong Street Noodles $5 (add chicken $7, add shrimp $8)
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Penne Carbonara – $13.95
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

Week 2 Dishes

  • 6th & Vine: Shrimp & grits $7.50, topped with chorizo sausage, onions and peppers
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown(Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: Beef & Grits $12
  • Krankies: Steak Frites
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: Shrimp & grits $10.50
  • Quiet Pint: TBA
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Eggplant Rollatini $16.50
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

Week 3 Dishes

  • 6th & Vine: Tequila Mango Salmon – $11
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown(Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: Southern Fried Chicken $9 with mashed potatoes & asparagus
  • Krankies: Vegetable Curry
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: Jambalaya $9.50
  • Quiet Pint: TBA
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Penne Sausage Fungi $15.95
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

Week 4 Dishes

  • 6th & Vine: Mocha-spiced sirloin $11 in a white chocolate cognac cream sauce
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown(Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: 8 oz sirloinwith asparagus and mashed potatoes $9
  • Krankies: Pappardele Bolonese
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: Crab Cake dinner $10
  • Quiet Pint: TBA
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Pork Parmigiana $15.95
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

Week 5 Dishes

  • 6th & Vine: Spiced pecan-crusted chicken $9
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown(Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: Maple Bourbon Glazed Salmon $12
  • Krankies: Moules Frites
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: Grilled Salmon dish $11
  • Quiet Pint: TBA
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Spaghetti & meatball $13.75
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

Week 6 Dishes

  • 6th & Vine: Baby Back Ribs $9
  • Bernardin’s Restaurant: TBA
  • Bib’s Downtown(Every Big Eat Tuesday) pulled pork sandwich plate for $4.25
  • Bleu Restaurant TBA
  • Cin Cin Burger Bar: TBA
  • Foothills Brewpub: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Fish & Chips $7.50
  • GRAZE: TBA
  • Hutch & Harris:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Moravian Chicken Pie $10
  • Jeffrey Adams on Fourth: 14 oz Ribeye $15
  • Krankies: Pappardelle Pasta  with local mushrooms
  • Local 27101: TBA
  • The Old Fourth Street Filling Station: 8 oz Napoleon $14.50
  • Quiet Pint: TBA
  • Thai Harmony: TBA
  • Tre Nonne: Baked Ziti  and side salad $13.50
  • Twin City Slice: (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Specialty Jumbo Slice $3
  • West End Cafe:  (Every Big Eat Tuesday) Cafe Black Bean Burito $6 (with chicken or pork $7.50)

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For More Info

For a growing list of participating restaurants, signature dishes and prices for each week of the event, visit the Big Eat’s website.

Restrictions

The fine print: The Big Eat specials are dine-in only, cannot be shared and do not include tax or tip. Restaurants may run out of the signature dish on any given Big Eat Tuesday and are not required to supply a replacement dish at a discount — so get there early!

Big Eat Video Promo

Check out this cute promo for The Big Eat by our favorite local funny team Dueling Butterknives:


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About The Author:

Kristi was born and raised just up the road in Mount Airy (a.k.a. Mayberry) and frequented Winston-Salem often growing up for school field trips, shopping, and dining. After attending Appalachian State University, and a brief stint living in Southern Virginia, Kristi returned to Winston-Salem, NC in 1999 and began her work in non-profit, public relations and writing. She and her family enjoy the convenience of living near downtown Winston-Salem. She enjoys the arts, photography and cooking. "I'm a small town girl at heart, but Winston-Salem isn't an overwhelming city. It is rich with friendly people, history, culture and has a vibrant art community and that is why I am proud to call this "My Winston-Salem!"

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