Grapes & Small Plates
Grapes & Small Plates • Join us for a taste of Winston-Salem in April. On Tuesdays and Thursdays during April, give your palate a tour of the area’s finest restaurants for less. You’ll enjoy signature small plates, along with the option of a Carmel Road Wine pairing suggestion. • Co-founded by Kyle Agha of New Town Bistro, John Milner of Milner’s American Southern Cuisine, John Fulp of Noble’s Grille in partnership with Wildfire, LLC, Grapes & Small Plates will kickoff its inaugural event on Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012!
Join us for a taste of Winston-Salem in April. On Tuesdays and Thursdays during April, give your palate a tour of the area’s finest restaurants for less. You’ll enjoy signature small plates, along with the option of a Carmel Road Wine pairing suggestion. While you’re dining with us, enter your name into a pot for a chance to win giveaways at the end of the month. The more you attend, the better chance you’ll have at winning something!
On the last Thursday, April 26th, we will have a night devoted to North Carolina Wineries. We’re excited for the kickoff on Tuesday, April 3rd and look forward to seeing everyone at this exciting event!
Grapes & Small Plates was founded by Kyle Agha of New Town Bistro, John Milner of Milner’s American Cuisine and John Fulp of Noble’s Grille, in an effort to showcase restaurants’ individuality in Winston-Salem, as well as to build relationships with and promote local wineries. By sharing small plates, these restaurants offer affordable deals for consumers to come in and taste each restaurants’ specialties.
The following restaurants are participating in Grapes & Small Plates this April. As we near the kickoff day, April 3, weekly specials will be listed at www.grapesandsmallplates.com/restaurants, so be sure to check regularly.
1703 • www.facebook.com/1703restaurant • Enjoy an elegant dining experience! Available for lunch & dinner. Daily menus are available. Catering for every occasion. Relaxed atmosphere with impeccable service. The understated elegance of 1703 is displayed in the stylish dining room and artistically landscaped patio. Although local diners enjoy the chic decor, they return for the fine cuisine, extensive wine list and professional wait staff. Joe Curran, chef and owner, prepares lunch and dinner menus daily that reflect market availability and freshness of quality ingredients with many international influences. We also serve a great Sunday brunch. Desserts, all made in-house, reflect the same menu style as the lunch and dinner menus. Sunday brunch is a favorite with locals.
Bernardin’s Fine Dining • www.facebook.com/pages/Bernardins-Restaurant/147819801930736 • Described as The Triad’s only five-star restaurant by the Greensboro News & Record, Bernardin’s Fine Dining is renowned for its impeccable service, elegant atmosphere and sophisticated, succulent cuisine.
Bleu Restaurant & Bar • www.facebook.com/pages/Bleu-Restaurant-and-Bar/128961453798851 • Bleu Restaurant & Bar matches an eclectic atmosphere with food, service, wine and beverage in an affordable, casual, yet upscale manner. Our food is classified as inventive American and depends on creative menu development with fresh ingredients and impeccable service.
Chef Dion Sprenkle • www.facebook.com/Dionscuisine • “Dion Sprenkle, a 1992 graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y., who worked in some of the top restaurants in New York City before moving south and working as the executive chef at the Old Town Club in Winston-Salem for more than six years, is bringing something different to Welcome with the opening of Dion’s Restaurant”
Cimarron • www.facebook.com/grapesandsmallplates • At Cimarron Steakhouse, we know a good meal is comprised of more than good food and decent service. We offer guests a service that pays attention to every detail without being pretentious, allowing our guests to feel like they’ve come over to a friend’s house. Cimarron is also committed to supporting other locally owned businesses by offering local beers on tap and local wines from our cellar. Local produce is also a staple on our menu, no matter what the season. Along with our Hand-cut Steaks, Cimarron also offers many seafood and pasta dishes; some of which are classic dishes done right, while others are fresh and innovative dishes yet to be seen in the area. Cimarron is also committed to maintaining reasonable costs to make the dining experience accessible to everyone.
Diamondback Grill • www.facebook.com/pages/Diamondback-Grill/194289345022 • The Diamondback is owned by Kimberly and Murphy Gregg of Winston-Salem, NC. Originally Diamondback Grill included Murphy’s parents, his brother Mike and his wife, later joined by Murphy’s wife Kimberly. Along the way as the restaurant family has grown and changed, the current long-term staff and beloved team of alumni have continued to stay in touch, and many drop in to visit. Some old staffers may show at the staff Christmas party, or may get called in to help out with a catering function.
Downtown Thai & Sushi • www.facebook.com/pages/Downtown-Thai-Sushi/135558233717 • Downtown Thai & Sushi is Winston Salem’s premiere dining establishment; an elegant yet upbeat atmosphere surrounds you while you dine on delicious Thai cuisine and artisan crafted sushi. Our full service bar complete with an ambience enhancing big-screen provides the perfect setting to enjoy your favorite cocktails, cold beer, and fine wines. Stop by today, and experience Winston Salem’s freshest and finest downtown restaurant & bar. Downtown Thai & Sushi – Dining done right…And now serving Vietnamese Pho dishes!
J. Pepper’s Southern Grille • www.facebook.com/JPeppersSouthernGrille • J. Peppers menu has a fresh, local feel unlike what is offered by national chains or our competition. True to our southern roots our guests will always find traditional southern fare and classic flavor combinations. Locally sourced meats and seafood, locally grown produce and farm-branded ingredients are featured. The full service bar offerings are complimented by favorites from NC wineries and micro breweries. Our rotating seasonal and regional ethnic feature menus provide variety with and additional opportunity to highlight local farmers, dairies and the like.
King’s Crab Shack & Oyster Bar • http://www.facebook.com/kingscrabshack • We are a Full Service Bar and Restaurant in Downtown Winston-Salem, NC. We specialize in bringing you the finest Oysters and Crabs from all over the world! Seriously. We deal exclusively with our harvesters, and these people are truly artists in their field. We’ve seen them work. We’ve done it ourselves, and certainly have a healthy respect for what goes on. Blue Crab, Stone Crab, King Crab, you name it, we have it or will get it for you. Even seasonal Soft Shells. Our oysters will be raw or steamed, and prepared any way you like
Lucky Blue • www.facebook.com/pages/Lucky-Blue/276363559063260 • Refined Southern Cuisine in downtown Winston-Salem featuring locally sourced ingredients. Proudly serving local natural meats, NC seafood, fresh baked breads, and as much local produce as we can find. Located in the original Downtown Thai / Soup’s Place space. Full ABC permits.
Milner’s American Cuisine • www.facebook.com/pages/Milners-American-Southern/115214655607 • Milner’s American Southern is a family owned and operated, full-service restaurant employing area businesses and friends to create a memorable dining experience. Our menus boast a delicious variety of Southern American classics retooled with contemporary culinary techniques using the finest ingredients: small farm produce, coastal Carolina sea foods, and meats from ethically conscious ranchers.
Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro • www.facebook.com/mozelles.bistro • Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, a downtown Winston-Salem restaurant. The cuisine at Mozelle’s is southern-inspired and comprised of the finest and freshest ingredients. In addition to great food, patrons enjoy our cozy and lively atmosphere. Come for lunch or dinner with friends and family, or reserve our open-air covered patio and allow Mozelle’s to host your event
New Town Bistro • www.facebook.com/newtownbistro • We change our menu every month to take advantage of the freshest seasonal ingredients, offering many new and exciting menu items for our guests to choose from. New Town Bistro strives to keep itself on the cutting edge. We are always ready to customize or handle any special requests that our guests may require. Come see us today, and enjoy one of the greatest dining experiences available in the Triad!
Noble’s Grille • www.facebook.com/NoblesGrille • Chef Jim Noble is a husband, father, chef, restaurateur, minister who is passionate about slow foods, organic and natural foods, local food and wine and is earnestly seeking a pure, natural, artisanal Carolina BBQ gastro-tavern where the honored tradition is king. Using wood fired cooking, local farmers and organic ingredients, Noble is setting new standards and continues to develop a style that he calls “New Southern Cuisine” — a southern chef’s interpretation of classic and rustic European cooking.
Outwest Steakhouse and Saddleroom • www.facebook.com/pages/Outwest-Steakhouse/302131732401 • At OutWest Steakhouse, Located in Kernersville, North Carolina, we serve steaks graded USDA choice or higher. Upscale, yet casual, steakhouse. All steaks are USDA Choice or higher, midwestern grain-fed, and handcut in-house to our specifications. We also offer a diverse range of Poultry, Seafood, and Pork dishes.
The Carriage House • www.facebook.com/carriagehousews • Founded in 1969, The Carriage House quickly came to be known as a landmark in Winston-Salem. The Carriage House serves only the best of western beef, broils seafood to perfection, shreds The Carriage House style salads with pride, offers daily specials, and satisfies a variety of tastes. We want you to have a pleasant dining experience. We take pride in serving the most important people in the world – our customers, some of whom travel great distances on a regular basis.
The District Rooftop Bar & Grille • www.facebook.com/DistrictBarandGrille • Upscale casual southern cooking with a contemporary twist. The District is destined to be an instant classic. Our eclectic menu is created and executed by Chef Keiper. The District showcases the finest in hand trimmed meats, local produce as well as a outstanding selection of wines and specialty drinks. The atmosphere and food combine to create a transcendent experience in dining for the Downtown Winston-Salem area. Please try our Classic Southern Grille.
The Full Moon • www.facebook.com/pages/Full-MOON-Oyster-Bar-Seafood-Restaurant/123844100993614 • The Full Moon Oyster Bar is a popular watering hole and seafood grill located in Clemmons, NC, approximately 4 hours from the coast but still boasting some of the freshest seafood anywhere. Homemade recipes handed down over the years make our soups and original entrees some of the best in the southeast. Like the traditional steam houses down on our coast, we have learned that Fresh Oysters and other shellfish delights, are best prepared using hot steam only to preserve the salty good freshness we love.
The River Birch Lodge • www.facebook.com/pages/River-Birch-Lodge/114183331975505 • With towering ceilings of 90 year-old yellow heart pine, large stone fireplaces, comfortable back porch, and our signature, handcrafted chandelier, the River Birch Lodge draws on natural mountain grandeur to provide you with a comfortable and casual dining experience. As a local and independently owned restaurant, we offer our guests the inviting combination of an original menu and friendly, attentive service.
Village Tavern • www.facebook.com/VillageTavern • Established in 1984 near Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., Village Tavern was built on the tradition of the Old World tavern, viewed as the heart of the community and a place for information, entertainment and nourishment. Bringing people together, Village Tavern celebrates classic American food.
Willow’s Bistro • www.facebook.com/pages/Willows-Bistro-Winston-Salem/128074577208799 • at Willow’s Bistro we feature some of the best food, amazing service, a great wine and beer list and full top shelf bar. We bring in the freshest seafood at least five times a week and we work with local farmers to get the freshest local organic ingredients! We strive to have all organic, free range, sustainable, and humane poultry, beef, and pork. We have beautiful indoor dining, featuring local artist and an open kitchen for your entertainment! Willow’s Bistro also has outdoor dining with tiki torches and outdoor ceiling fans for those warm nights. Our knowledgeable staff is waiting to provide you with an awesome dining experience.
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Carmel Road Winery • www.facebook.com/pages/Carmel-Road-Winery/56292509500 • Carmel Road Winery is located in the heart of Monterey County where the air is crisp and the tempo is relaxed and measured. Most mornings our vineyards are shrouded in fog. Most afternoons a brisk Pacific Ocean wind blows southward along the ridge tops and benchlands of Salinas Valley delivering fresh, cool maritime air. For years our region was considered too cold and windy to grow world-class grapes. Today, Monterey boasts some of the most highly-acclaimed AVAs in all of California.
Carolina Epicurean • www.facebook.com/TheCarolinaEpicurean • A leading source of North and South Carolina restaurant news and reviews, food & drink trends and events and the latest in the local food and drink scene.
Eastern Food Equipment • www.facebook.com/grapesandsmallplates • Established in 1992, Eastern Food Equipment began operations in July of that year in temporary facilities. Its founders brought together more than 60 years of acquired and refined experience in foodservice equipment and sales. The company bought and renovated a building consisting of 21,000 square feet of showroom, warehouse, and office space, taking occupancy in October, 1992. The facility is located in a convenient business district with ample parking and loading space.
Pepsi • www.facebook.com/pepsi • Pepsi was first introduced as "Brad’s Drink" in New Bern, North Carolina, United States, in 1898 by Caleb Bradham, who made it at his home where the drink was sold. It was later labeled Pepsi Cola, named after the digestive enzyme pepsin and kola nuts used in the recipe. Bradham sought to create a fountain drink that was delicious and would aid in digestion and boost energy.