January 1, 2024

🌯 15+ Affordable Eats

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January 1, 2024

Affordable Eats

Looking to save money after the holiday splurges? Check out these affordable dining options in Winston-Salem. From quick sandwiches to delicious tacos, we've taken care of the research and put together a list of the best budget-friendly eats for you.

Affordable Eats in Winston-Salem

Murphy’s Lunch

Murphy’s Lunch - This straightforward eatery with a cafeteria-style setup is a go-to spot downtown. Order a BLT on Texas Toast for $6.25 or a Texas Chili Dog for $6.

Waldo’s Wings - Head to Waldo’s Wings on Tuesdays and Thursdays for $0.79 bone-in or boneless wings! Wings not your thing? Try their hotdogs with a side for just $7.

Kermit's Hot Dog House - Enjoy a variety of hot dogs at wallet-friendly prices -cheese dog ($2.85), cheese super frank ($4.55), or a foot-long hot dog ($3.95). They also serve breakfast! Don’t sleep on their sausage, egg & cheese breakfast sandwich for just $3.85.

Dioli’s Italian Market - This Italian Market has some of the best sandwiches and baked goods in the area. Create your own sandwich or order one from their menu. We love the $7.75 grilled chicken breast sandwich.

The Pizza Place - This woman-owned restaurant serves NY thin-crust pizza, wings, subs, pasta, and more! Order two cheese slices with a drink for $7 or two gourmet pizza slices with a drink for $9.

Hot Dog City - In addition to hot dogs, Hot Dog City serves mouthwatering sandwiches and has several vegan options, all at an affordable price. Try the Original Philly Cheese Steak for $5.49 or the Rachel with Hot Pastrami for $5.99.


Tuesday, January 2

  • Mom Meetup - Connect, share, and make new mom-friends at Chad's Chai with Her Meetups. No fees, no agenda, no expectations. Show up as you are! 9:30 AM

Wednesday, January 3

  • Music Trivia - Test your music knowledge at Joymongers Barrell Hall’s weekly music trivia. Free to play for teams up to 6. 7:30 PM

Thursday, January 4

  • Yoga Class - A 1-hour session focused on stress relief and mobility training with Trauma-Informed Yoga Instructor Jamiee Weaver at Footnote. Your $10 ticket includes a coffee beverage or beer of your choice. 10 AM

  • Garment Sewing - Learn the basics of sewing a garment with this class series at Mixxer. In part one, you will learn various fabric terms, how to read paper patterns, and how to choose the best fabric for what you are making. 6 PM

Other News

  • Activity: Learn new recipes and cooking skills this year at one of Southern Home & Kitchen’s January Cooking Classes. These classes fill up fast, so be sure to reserve your spot!

  • Coming Soon: Eggs Up Grill, a southeastern chain specializing in breakfast, and Ulta Beauty, a cosmetics & fragrance store announced they are opening locations at Whitaker Square.

  • Mental Health: Winston-Salem's B.E.A.R. program, launched in early 2023 has responded to over 1,500 non-emergency calls. This program provides support for mental health and substance use crises through a team of crisis counselors dispatched through the police department's 9-1-1 system.

  • Christmas Trees: Winston-Salem is offering several options for residents who need to dispose of their live Christmas trees including curb pickup during regular city brush collection and designated drop-off locations.

Hello 2024

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Upcoming Events

  • Ask a Recruiter - Join Greater Winston-Salem as they welcome top recruiters from the area to offer job search and career tips to local job seekers on January 18.

  • Free Coworking - Enjoy a day of coworking, lunch, productivity, and networking with Flywheel Coworking's Community Day on January 24. Register today!

  • Spark - Discover the power of intrapreneurship through engaging talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by Intrapreneurs Forum on January 31.


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