By: Allysen Mahaffey
Administrative Professional, WFU Law International Graduate Programs
Downtown Winston-Salem (www.dwsp.org)
Moving to a new city can be overwhelming, exciting, and frustrating all at the same time. I moved from southern California to Winston-Salem, North Carolina in August of 2010 for a new job and adventure. Luckily, the World Wide Web has made moving across the world, or moving across the country in my case, a little bit easier. One of my favorite things to do is to go out to eat or get coffee with friends, which can be hard to do if you don’t know what restaurants, bars, or coffee shops you’re looking for. After some google and yelp research, as well as asking local friends for advice, I’ve spent the last year and a half trying out new places to eat and hang out in Winston-Salem. It’s become somewhat of a tradition of mine now- to try out new places every week for lunch with a friend who went to Wake Law school and knew his way around better than I. Additionally, my friends and I take advantage of downtown restaurant specials who participate in the “Big Eat” every Tuesday during the months of January and February.
English Conversation Club lunch at Rose’s Deli
Also, here at the WFU Law International Graduate Programs office, we decided to reignite the “English Conversation Club” with our LL.M., S.J.D. and V.I.R. students by going out to lunch once a month. The students practice their conversational English skills and we all get to try out a local restaurant. Between trying out new places with friends, taking advantage of the “Big Eat” specials, and organizing the English Conversation Club lunches, I have been pleasantly surprised by the amount of good, local establishments with pleasant atmospheres and friendly people. To help new students out with finding places to eat and hang out, I have compiled a list of recommended restaurants, cafes, coffee shops and bars. I love a good atmosphere, reasonable prices, and unique dishes.
Sit-down restaurants (some also have bars)
Kimono Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar
4910 Old Country Club Road
It’s cheap, fast service, and the shrimp sauce is to die for. Favorite dish: Hibachi Chicken
Fourth Street Filling Station
871 4th Street
American southern food.-The atmosphere is great, especially when it’s nice outside. Drink specials include half-off wine Wednesdays. They also have a great Sunday brunch.
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