February 7, 2024

🍷 Top Romantic Restaurants

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February 7, 2024

Top 5 Treatments for the Winter

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Romantic Restaurants

Next Wednesday is Valentine’s Day. For thousands of couples (maybe you included), their plans for the evening include dining out. To help you out, OpenTable has created a list of the top 100 most romantic restaurants in the US.

Keep reading to find out which local spots made the list.

JOLO Winery & Vineyards

Photo courtesy of JOLO Winery & Vineyards

JOLO Winery & Vineyards | 219 Jolo Winery Lane, Pilot Mountain

JOLO Winery & Vineyard’s in-house restaurant, End Posts, features indoor and outdoor patio seating with beautiful views of the estate and Pilot Mountain.

The menu includes entrees like Smoked Salmon Pasta and Apricot Pork Ribeye, all listed with a suggested wine pairing for a fine dining experience.

Ryan’s Restaurant | 719 Coliseum Dr., Winston-Salem

Walking into Ryan’s Restaurant feels like you’re stepping into a cozy home. With a rustic interior, fireplace, and windows looking out onto the forest outside, this is a great spot to take your Valentine.

The menu features seafood such as live Maine lobster and premium steak cuts. Finish off your evening with a delicious dessert - try Ryan’s pecan pie.


Which one of these makes for the most romantic date night?

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Piedmont Federal Savings Bank

🤝 Did you know that in Forsyth County:

  • 1 in 4 children don’t know where their next meal is coming from

  • 36% of students qualify for free and reduced lunch

  • There are over 40 neighborhoods that are considered "food deserts”

Piedmont Federal is partnering with Crisis Control Ministry to collect and sort food to assist people in crisis during Food Insecurity Month. Good news: you can help! Participate by dropping off food donations from February 9-23 at participating branches.*


Friday, February 9

  • Hockey Tournament - Grab your tickets for the ACC Tier 1 Championship at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. Runs through Sunday.

  • Ladies Night - Celebrate Galentine’s Day with a gourmet taco bar, door prizes, and more at Breathe Cocktail Lounge. Wear red or pink! 6-9 PM

Saturday, February 10

  • Sweet Support - For every pound of bulk candy purchased, Mast General Store will donate $1 to Second Harvest Food Bank. Runs through Sunday.

  • Family Art Day - Bring the kids and unleash your creativity at 2nd Saturday at SECCA, a family-friendly event. 10 AM - 1 PM

  • Mardi Gras @ Wise Man - Celebrate the holiday with cajun food, king cake, and live music from Red Umber. 12 PM - 12 AM

  • Decades Prom - Dress in your finest attire from the ‘70s - 2000s, enjoy a chocolate fountain, and dance the night away at Foothills Tasting Room. 6-10 PM

  • Valentine’s Celebration - Bring the whole family for a Valentine scavenger hunt, hands-on activities, and music at Körner’s Folly. 10 AM - 4 PM

  • Floral DIY Class - Learn different pressing methods and create projects using dried flowers at My Garden Blooms. 2 PM

  • Galentine’s Paint & Sip - Paint Valentine’s Day door hangers or keepsake heart boxes with your friends at Shaffner Inn. 5:30 PM

  • Pop-up Exhibit - Tour the “We Built This: Profiles of Black Architects and Builders” exhibit at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds Farmers Market. 6 AM - 12 PM

  • Creative Workshop - Participate in a mini photoshoot and make custom bouquets + soy wax candles at Lizzie’s All-natural Products. 1-3 PM

  • Season Announcement - The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem celebrates 90 years of entertainment and reveals its next season’s lineup of shows at Hanesbrands Theatre. 7 PM

  • Mardi Gras @ Bar Nola - Celebrate the holiday with king cake, beads, a photo booth, and more. 1 PM - 1 AM

Sunday, February 11

  • Big Band Brunch - Listen to a performance by the Camel City Jazz Orchestra at The Millenium Center while enjoying a brunch buffet. 11 AM

  • Love Market - Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for your special someone at Foothills Tasting Room’s vendor market. 12-5 PM

  • Singles Cocktail Class - Join Easytalk at the bar to learn about and create cocktails with other singles. 4 PM

Monday, February 12

  • Floral Arranging - Create a flower arrangement with your girlfriends at Sophisticated Florals. 6 PM

Winston-Salem Fairgrounds

🏒 A weekend of action-packed hockey is coming to the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds at the Annex Ice Rink featuring UNC, NC State, and other ACC hockey teams! This is the first of three weekends that make up the ACC Hockey League Championships.*

Other News

  • Job Fair: Graylyn Estate and Conference Center is looking for hard-working, passionate, and dedicated individuals to join their team. Discover open positions at their hiring fair on February 13 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the Management House. They will be conducting interviews and screenings on-site for jobs in their food and beverage, housekeeping, and guest services departments. First-time job seekers are welcome!*

  • Music: Muddy Creek Cafe recently reopened its doors and introduced a new space, the Listening Room. The space is an intimate live music venue that allows listeners to focus on the music experience without distraction. The room will seat 50 people. When not hosting concerts, it will serve as an additional dining space and host private events + the weekly Sunday Songwriters Showcase.

  • Recognition: Nominations for the Winston-Salem Arts, Culture, and Entertainment Memorial Walk of Fame are being accepted now through February 23. You can view the past honorees on the Cherry Street sidewalk by The Benton Convention Center.

  • Arts: Mayor Joines and the City Council declared February 5 "The Little Theatre of Winston-Salem Day" in honor of the Theatre’s long history in Winston-Salem. Formed in 1935, the theatre is the oldest performing arts organization in the Triad.

  • Local Legend: Anna Simeonides, local baker and owner of To Your Health Bakery, is going to be on Food Network! Anna is competing on season 10 of Spring Baking Competition, which airs on March 4.

  • Shoutout: Thank you to Michelle P. for referring three friends to sign up for The Go-To Winston-Salem’s newsletter! Want a shoutout too? Refer three of your friends using your unique link at the end of the newsletter.

Upcoming Events

  • Revivify Peel Class - Take a class at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 13 and learn about Revivify, a clinically proven at-home peel system.

  • Idea Expo - Do you have an idea with potential? Attend this event at Flywheel Coworking on February 15 to present your projects/ideas and receive friendly feedback.

  • DiamondGlow Facial - Unwind at The Vista at Forsyth Plastic Surgery on February 21 with a DiamondGlow facial, Chocolate and Marshmallow beauty mask, and gift.

  • Leadership - Wake Forest University presents “Leading People Who Are Different From You” on February 22. The program is designed to help leaders wishing to enhance their ability to build and lead effective teams.

  • Techstars Startup Weekend - Learn how to think, work, and build like a startup at Flywheel Coworking and Winston Starts on February 23-25.

The Wrap

  • 🏈 The Super Bowl is this Sunday! Check out our guide on where you can watch the big game in Winston-Salem.

  • 👀 Team member Christy is getting a sneak peek of Kaleideum before it opens next weekend. Keep an eye on our social pages for when we post about it!


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