The Re-Emergence Part 13

I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend/holiday. We took a little time off from the list after Saturday but we’re back at it today. Here’s part 13.

From Burke Street Pizza (both locations) Facebook(s):

We have plenty of Social Spacing as we have taken away chairs and eliminated half of our seating. Staff is all “Face Masked Up” and ready to serve you.

Burke Street Pizza Robinhood Location is ready for Phase 2 at 50% Occupancy. Everyone has their masks on, although one smart guy pulled it down when I said “Smile”! Smh. Extra cleaning, extra spacing and directing traffic will be the new norms. We’re trying hard to keep both employees and our customers safe and healthy. If you don’t feel comfortable yet, we still have curbside pickup and delivery available using our own drivers.

AND FOR TODAY: Burke St. Pizza Robinhood Rd. location is 10 Years old today!! In celebration of our ten years in business we will give everyone 10% off their order today, at the Robinhood Rd. location only. We are so happy that you have kept us going for 10 years in Sherwood Shopping Center that we want to thank everyone for their loyalty!! It’s been a great 10 years, help us make it 10 more!!! Our 10% off promotion does not apply to the Tuesday Pizza special of $2 off Specialty Pizzas. Thank you to all our Loyal Burke St. Pizza Customers!!!

From Café Arthurs’ Facebook (on Friday after I checked it):

Hey guys!! We will be opening our doors bright & early for dine-in Tuesday morning at 6 AM. Unfortunately, due to excessive sanitary precautions and guidelines we have to follow, we would love to see every one of you today at 5 pm when phase 2 starts, but we have to ensure the safety of our staff and customers. Thanks so much for your continued support. We look forward to seeing each and every one of you!!!

From Diamondback Grill’s Facebook: (edited to reflect that they re-opened on 5/22)

We respect that people may have differing opinions about whether they want to take advantage of this opportunity.

We will continue offering curbside pick-up of this same menu going forward, Tuesday through Saturday, as we have been doing.

Various businesses may be more or less prepared to welcome guests back, despite everyone’s sincere concerted efforts, and I respect our many restaurant friends’ decisions to do what they feel is best…and we continue to wish us all good luck persevering.

I would like to offer a short summary of why I feel we are ready. In addition to Diamondback, I am a Dining Services Director for a large senior living community which, thanks to much hard work and good fortune, has remained unaffected by Covid-19, despite serving 500 meals a day. I’ve been sharing my experience with Kimberly and our management team, including regular state and federal health care industry updates and training on common sense food handling, hand washing, sanitizing and social distancing.

Reopening is not a profit-driven action. Most of us in small local food service may be many months from seeing the business most of us have worked for years or decades to build with blood sweat and tears.

If you are ready to step back out, we have done our best to be ready for you. And unlike a trip to the grocery store, I can assure you no other
customers have touched your lettuce.
-Murphy Gregg

From Dioli’s Italian Market’s Facebook:

On behalf of Roger and our children I wanted to thank you… our friends, neighbors, students, loyal customers, out of town patrons and the new faces we have met these past 8 weeks for supporting Dioli’s Italian Market during this very difficult time. When we opened the store 13 years ago, we were hoping to bring a taste of our Italian heritage to the community and your dinner tables. What we did not realize was our labor of love was creating lifelong friendships with the wonderful residents of the triad. We were part of your birthdays, anniversaries and graduations. As our children grew, so did our business. And then Covid-19 hit! We were not sure where our business was headed or if we were going to make it through the shutdown. But we stayed open and you came in to eat! You stayed patient while we navigated through uncharted waters. You came in with a smile always wished us well, then went home and told your friends that Dioli’s was open. And it all mattered. With your help, we kept our entire staff employed and kept the 11 children of Dioli employees fed. So, THANK YOU! Thank you for your support and your loyalty. Thank you for keeping our family business open. And thank you for continuing to support our fellow locally owned businesses.

All the best to you and yours,

Karen and Roger Dioli

From Duke’s Restaurant’s Facebook:

Dear loyal patrons,

thank you for your ongoing support during these unfortunate and trying times! We want to ensure that each and every customer/staff health and safety is taken seriously and we are doing our best to abide by ALL requirements to open our doors at 50%. We plan to reopen the dining room Wednesday 8-2 limiting our hours for a short time. We understand that face masks are a recommendation and NOT a requirement so please respect people’s decisions on these recommendations. It has been an extremely tough time for ALL of us including restaurant owners, staff and patrons as well these past SEVERAL weeks and we kindly and humbly ask for your patience.

Thank you and God Bless

More to come, stay safe WSNC!!

Camino Bakery to Offer Limited Services at Brookstown Location

This from Camino’s Facebook:

Well Winston-Salem, it’s time to do what we do best again. Bake bread, make coffee, bake all the sweets you can think of, and see you face to face!
Please read the entirety of this post for all the details AS OF RIGHT NOW!
On May 28, we are re-opening our Brookstown location ONLY. We don’t have an exact timeline for 4th St and the Hospital, so bear with us as we see how this goes at Brookstown for now. There will be 3 ways you can order from us:
🥐 CURBSIDE – same hours as our store hours (which are TBD)
☕️ TAKE-OUT (masks required!) – come in and order
🍪 ORDER ONLINE – pick up as soon as 20 min after ordering (details on this coming soon)
As of now, we are not allowing any dining-in, even with Phase 2 starting. Our menus will be stripped back a little and you can find those (bread menu included) on the website, soon.
THANK YOU for remaining so faithful and supportive of Camino in this unpredictable time. THANK YOU in advance for your grace as we are again in uncharted territory! And THANK YOU for your patience as we are hammering out all the details over the next several days!
See you SOON! 💘

The Re-Emergence Part 12

The final stretch on “Catch-Up Saturday!” Here’s part 12:

From Taco Rico Taqueria’s Facebook:

Dear customers, we will be operating on regular schedules and will be open to eat inside at 50 % capacity. Our goal is to keep a clean and safe home for our clients and our team. We would like to take the time to thank you for your continued support during these months. We will make an additional effort to make sure we keep our place as clean as possible.
– Taco Rich

** Learn more about what we have implemented to help keep everyone safe in our community:

Dear guests we will be operating on regular hours and open for dine-in at 50% capacity. Our goal is to maintain a clean, and safe environment for our employees and customers. We would like to take the time to THANK YOU for your continued support over these past couple of months. We will be going the extra mile to make sure we keep you safe!

We’ve completed new COVID-19 training and are now a participating #CountOnMeNC business! Learn more about what this means and the enhanced safety measures we’ve implemented to help keep everyone in our community safe:

From Tequila Mexican Restaurant’s Facebook:

The family and staff of Tequila Mexican Restaurant are happy to announce that we will be opening our doors for dine-in service at 5:00 PM on Friday! Our staff will be taking all the required health precautions seriously during these times in order to ensure your safety. Come and visit us to drink those margaritas we’ve all been missing!

From The Flour Box & Tea Room’s Facebook:

We will open dine-in service on Wednesday, June 3rd.
We are still offering to-go orders. Find our menu on our website and previous posts
We are looking forward to serving you! Thank you for your continuous trust and support 🙏❤️
📱 message us here!

From The Porch Kitchen & Cantina’s Facebook: (it’s long but important)


Since March 17 when we closed all of our dining rooms, we have missed you all so much. Like you, we miss the joyous sounds of a full dining room, the clatter of a clean rack of cocktail glasses being brought out of the dish room just in time to make that next margarita, the laughter of a shared joke between servers as they try to keep customers happy and well-fed. We miss having specials and watching customers enjoy them, we miss hosting local bands, we miss planning events and special menus for holidays and community festivals. We miss the family birthdays, awkward first dates, parents out with their tiny kids just hoping to make it through the meal without too many tears, colleagues out for a Friday night happy hour, catering weddings, and all of those moments that we are so lucky to get to share with you.

And so we, like you, are eager to go back to “normal” because these weeks have been so hard.

But stronger than that desire is our commitment to preserving the safety of our staff and customers. We are also committed to maintaining the Take-Out, Delivery, Dinners on the Porch and Grab & Go operation that we’ve been doing these past few months, and that takes a huge amount of energy, organization, space, and people to operate in a safe manner. We will not lower our standards on that operation, even if it means that we’re going to have to move slowly in terms of re-opening.

For now, we have made the decision to offer dining at our outside tables only. We will keep our dining rooms closed for the foreseeable future as we learn more about how to keep everyone safe, how to manage this new business model that all of us in the restaurant industry have ginned up overnight, and how to try to spark some of that restaurant magic from behind a mask and 6′ away.

For now, we are excited to be able to take the small step of opening up our outside patios at The Porch this Saturday, and in a little while, at Alma. But it’s going to be a little “extra,” or, actually, just plain weird.

To get going, we have prepared a four-page (!!!) Reservation Policy that I’m pretty sure is more detailed than the contract I signed to buy our house. It felt ridiculous to write it, it feels ridiculous to ask you to read it, and I’m really hoping that one day we can all look back and laugh about how you had to practically sign a pre-nup to go get some tacos. But this is the way forward for now, so even though it’s a pain, we’ll do it if it means getting one step closer to a better place.

So I hope you’ll have patience and grace as we bumble forward. I know that many other restaurants in Winston are coming up with their own creative ideas to meet the new reality, and we’re all cheering one another on. For some, opening up makes lots of sense and will be awesome, for others, staying closed is the only choice, while for others, a slow path forward with lots of restrictions and rules is the best plan. None of us has a crystal ball, but we’re all trying so hard to welcome you back for the long term, even if that means staying closed right now. So have patience, give constructive feedback, help us keep one another safe, and let’s do this thing in a way that we’ll all be proud of at the end of the day.

In closing, I keep trying to think of a way to say “Thank You” that will convey what is really in my heart. When we closed our dining rooms on March 17, I didn’t really think there was any way we’d survive to the other side. I know we’re not on the other side yet, but every day I have woken up to emails, posts, letters in the mail, messages and countless displays of support that have buoyed up our little lifeboat to the point that there are some moments when we can really feel the wind at our back and the sun on our face.

Thank you a million times over. We are feeling #winstonstrong.

From The Prescott’s Facebook:

In light of Governor Cooper’s announcement that North Carolina will be entering Phase 2, we are excited to announce that starting tomorrow our patio will be open! You can place your order for #PrescottPickUp and enjoy your meal outside. We will have a limited selection of beer and wine available for you to purchase to enjoy alongside your meal. Tables on our patio will be spaced 6ft apart to abide by social distancing guidelines. We are taking extra steps to ensure the safety of our staff and valued customers, so we won’t be opening our dine-in seating at half capacity until Friday, May 29th. In the meantime, please continue to place your pick up orders to take home or enjoy outside!

Thank you for your continued support! We are so excited to open our doors and welcome all of our guests back!

#PrescottPickUp #supportlocal #downtownkernersville

More to come! Stay safe WSNC!!

The Re-Emergence Part 11

Continuing this busy Saturday playing catch-up. Here’s Part 11:

From Pete’s Family Restaurant’s Facebook:

We are excited to welcome you back to Pete’s Family Restaurant! We will reopen our dining room operation on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM with 50% capacity. We will resume our business hours from 6:00AM to 9:00PM.
Please be patient with us while we all adjust to the extra precautions and new guidelines. We will be doing daily employee health screenings before each shift. Common areas and frequent touch spots will be sanitized regularly. We can’t wait to serve our customers once again!

From Putters Patio and Grill’s Facebook:

Hey guys !!! Hope everyone is doing well !!!
We will be open tomorrow at 11 am for to-gos and starting at 5pm we can have dine-in service at half our capacity !
We can only have 45 people at one time …
So please be patient with us and try to be kind to others who are waiting because the wait times will be longer than usual…
Help us by being aware of the social distance policies that have been in place the past couple of months
We are following the CDC guidelines to keep everyone safe !
Look forward to seeing you guys once again !
Thanks for the support and we will continue to do take out for those who do not want to wait!


From River Birch Lodge’s Facebook:

The dining room is opening soon…. Friday at 5pm! With the 50% maximum on our seating capacity, we are strongly encouraging reservations, and they can be made online now!
Click on the link in our Instagram bio
Click on the “Contact Us” button on our Facebook page
Click on the green “Reserve Your Table Now” button on the River Birch Lodge website.
Call 336.768.1111

Please bear with us and have a little patience, as we navigate through another “new normal” for River Birch Lodge. Be sure to stay connected to our social media accounts to stay up to date.😊

We look forward to serving you in the dining room again, as we all work together to stay safe and healthy!
FYI…We will continue with our takeout options, for those guests who prefer not to dine in yet.😊
#comeonin #weareopen

From Rooster’s – A Noble Grille’s Facebook:

Tomorrow’s the day! Starting on Friday at 5 pm, we are excited to welcome you back into our dining room with extended safety precautions. After tomorrow, we will resume normal hours (we will also be open on Monday for Memorial Day)!

For those who are not ready to dine out, we are continuing our curbside pickup and delivery services for you! Just order online at We look forward to serving you again!

Regular Hours:
Monday-Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Monday-Thursday 5:30 pm – 10 pm
Friday-Saturday 5:30 pm – 11 pm

From Sir Winston Wine Loft’s Facebook:

We are happy to enter Phase 2 to be able to re-open and would like to thank everyone for all the support during the shutdown – We can’t wait to see all of our customers again
We have been working hard for the past few weeks on our new procedures we will be following, which will be posted tomorrow before opening. They did post it and you can read their policy here.

We now have our tables 6 ft apart and have changed our occupancy to 50% for phase 2, our occupancy in the restaurant dining room area is now 90 people and the wine loft occupancy is now 65 people
IsoKlean Carolinas disinfected our entire property in the hotel rooms and restaurant to the level of a hospital operating room

Reservations must be made on OpenTable

#myws #wsnc #winstonsalem #dtws #sirwinstonwineloft #reopeningtomorrow #Friday #hotelindigowsd #phase2 #covid19 #northcarolina

More to come! Stay safe WSNC!!

The Re-Emergence Part 10

We are working on Saturday to get everyone caught up. There has been a lot going on, so if it says “today” chances are it refers to yesterday, May 22. But, all should be current, which means not all restaurants are opening just yet beyond takeout/curbside/delivery. Plus this update has two more of the Michael Family Restaurant Group’s restaurants listed. That’s exciting. I love them. Here’s part 10.

From Mama Zoe Michael’s and Yamas’ Facebooks:

Our dining room is open and we are so excited to serve our community! We will reopen our dining room operation on Friday, May 22nd at 5:00 PM with 50% capacity. We will resume our business hours from Sunday 8:00AM-2:30PM Monday-Saturday 8:00AM-8:00PM
Please be patient with us during this transition period and as we adjust to new operating and safety procedures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the safety of our customers and staff we have made some changes, here is what’s new and what to expect during phase 2.
-Curbside and delivery services will resume
-Employees will continue to wear mask and gloves at all times
-Employees will continue proper hand washing and sanitizing
-Meticulously cleaning
-We will be doing daily employee health screenings before each shift
-Tables and chairs will be set 6 feet apart.
-We’ve rearranged our dining room to accommodate social distancing requirements
-Tables, chairs, menus and other common items will be disinfected after every use
-Customers will be asked to maintain 6 feet apart from each other
-Hand sanitizer will be placed throughout the restaurant for guests
-All condiments have been removed from tables
Thank you so much for your continued support! We can’t wait to serve you once again!

From Mi Pueblo Mexican Grill’s Facebook:

We are happy to announce that we will reopen indoor and outdoor dining starting May 22nd at 5 p.m.! We are taking all the necessary precautions for our employee’s and customer’s safety. We will reopen at 50% of our capacity. You can also take advantage of our spacious outdoor patio seating at most locations. We can’t wait to see you all again! Thank you for your support during this time.

From Midtown Cafe & Dessertery’s Email:
We are still trying to process the reality of the world today. As a small, family-owned business, we knew this would not be easy. We have spent the last couple of months testing new recipes, re-assessing, and looking at how to grow and improve. We are working hard to evolve to what is going on in the world today so we can continue to serve you, our community and our employees, even if it may look a little different than it has in the past.
On behalf of the entire team at Midtown Cafe, we want to say thank you for your continued patronage during this difficult time. The amount of support you have shown over the past few months has meant so much to our Midtown Family.
With that being said, we are happy to announce we will be reopening our dining room starting Saturday, May 23rd. We will be open daily from 8 AM until 8 PM. We will also continue to serve you through takeout or curbside if you wish. Additionally, we are offering our full menu.
Due to the required seating capacity we encourage customers to visit during the non-peak hours of 8 AM-10 AM and 2 PM-5 PM.
We are creating an environment where it is safe and comfortable for everyone. We have put safety procedures in place which include:
  • Providing face masks for all employees
  • Practicing social distancing and limiting the number of customers and employees in the building
  • Offering curbside service
  • Increasing cleaning and sanitation
  • Adding “safety” staff members to assist in sanitation processes
  • Sanitizing every menu, tables and chairs after each use
  • Abiding by the state’s capacity restrictions
  • Putting hand sanitizer dispensers throughout the restaurant

From Milner’s American Southern’s Facebook:

A quick hello to all of our friends and Milner’s family:

We remain open for curbside pick up Tuesday – Sunday from 4p – 8p. We want to thank all of you for supporting our family business over the last months and for helping us spread the word.

Like all of you we are excited to expand our offering and we miss seeing you here at Milner’s and we miss providing the special experience we’ve worked hard to create here. We are chomping at the bit to get after it!

Many have asked over the last several days our plans to reopen and we thank you for your excitement.

Bottom Line: We aren’t ready quite yet.

We have our eyes on Friday, June 5th as a tentative target day.

We would love to be open today but there are many steps we need to take and business decisions to consider before we move forward.

First and foremost is the safety of our families, employees and our customers. We will be spending the coming weeks continuing to make sure we have every tool in place: training sessions completed, PPE equipment for staff, and sanitizing products to create the right conditions for a safe environment.

Simultaneously we have to make sure that Milner’s remains financially viable and make adjustments for 50% capacity.

There are so many things to consider and this decision is not made lightly. We are excited about our restaurant friends who are opening today and wish for them all success. We remain vigilant and will continue to update our progress.

In the meantime: Check out our website for the current menu.

Two ways to order:

Call the restaurant 336-768-2221 after 12p to place an order and pay over the phone. Call early and avoid peak call times.

Or, download the Swipeby App to order and pay online beginning at 3:30 each day. It’s super easy and doesn’t cost anything to use.

Thanks for taking the time and for your support. Feel free to ask questions in the comments.

All of our best,

Stay safe, lean in!

From Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro’s Facebook: (retyped for style)

Happy Phase 2 Friday! Since Governor Cooper’s announcement on Wednesday at 5:00 PM, every restaurant in NC has been scrambling to figure out a business plan for Phase 2. We would like to share with your how Mozelle’s will navigate this landscape over the weeks to come. We will continue to offer curbside pick-up, takeout and delivery. Additionally, Phase 2 allows anyone who would like to dine at our sidewalk tables, which are appropriately set apart in compliance with social distancing guidelines, to do so. This means you can eat your takeout 15 minutes fresher with that Stag’s Leap Chardonnay, watching the sunset over West End. We look forward to resuming table-side service outdoors on June 1 and we are actively devising a plan for indoor dining that both complies with state guidelines and ensures the Mozelle’s experience.

With all these changes, the one thing that restaurants can’t do is provide intimate dining experiences, so we will continue to offer Mozelle’s At Your Table Wine Dinners and we even have a “date night dinner up next week. It features the Latin flavors that you have come to know and love from our “pre-COVID” brunch menus!

Edit: You can find more by visiting the Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro website found HERE.

More to come, stay safe WSNC!!!

The Re-Emergence Part 9

We have had a lot of updates today and yesterday and those are mostly from “my side” of the list. I do all establishments on the list from “1709” to “Los Torito’s.” Lea keeps me informed on “her side” and I fill in where I can. But, it will continue to be hectic for the next few weeks. Here’s part 9:

From La Casa Lopez’s Facebook: (edited from all caps)

Ok my lovely friends, finally we can open today at 5:00 PM. Your Restaurant La Casa Lopez Mexican Grill.

Thank you, everyone, for all your support.
So see you soon.

God bless everyone thank you 🙏🏼 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

From Little Richard’s Barbecue’s Facebook:

To Our Beloved Customers,

Your safety is our foremost priority. Therefore, we will be taking many steps to help ensure an even cleaner and sanitary restaurant environment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following steps are being taken by your Little Richard’s team:

1. Curbside and drive-thru will continue to be encouraged.
2. Employees will go through daily health screenings with temperature checks.
3. Employees will wear face coverings and gloves.
4. Employees will consistently wash hands with warm soap and water.
5. The restaurant will operate at no more than 50 percent capacity.
6. Meticulous cleaning prior to opening our doors daily.
7. We will continuously sanitize all common areas (hallways, entryways, bathrooms, counters, etc.).
8. All tables and chairs will be separated at least 6 feet apart.
9. Customers will be asked to wait at least 6 feet apart from each other.
10. Condiments and menus will no longer be placed on tables.
11. Hand sanitizer will be available for customer use.

We appreciate your willingness to help us in keeping a safe eating environment. Please follow the “3-Ws: Wear, Wait and Wash” and together, as a community, we will overcome this virus.


Your Little Richard’s Family

From Los Torito’s Facebook:

They go on to say that their dining room and patio will be open, weather permitting.

From Earl’s WS’ Facebook:

Countdown starts now, y’all! Earl’s opening back up in 5 days! Wednesday at 4 pm! Gonna ease back into normalcy with this schedule right here. We got plenty of square footage outside & in to space y’all out and social distance like a champ.

#earlsws #winstonsalem #wsncfood #covidupdate #dtwsnc #camelcity #bestofwinston #mywsnc

From Mayflower Seafood’s Facebook:

Our dining room will be open today at 5 pm!!! We will obviously be in accordance with what the governor has recommended. We will only be at 50% capacity and will be practicing social distancing and conforming to all the new rules and regulations during phase 2. We can’t wait to see all of our amazing customers and we want to thank every one of you that supported and continue to support us during these hard times. Also we wanted to thank all our employees for their dedication and hard work. Thank you and God bless you.
Mayflower Seafood

More to come! Stay safe WSNC!!

Triad Food and Beverage Coalition Partners with AT&T and the Porch Restaurant to Provide Free Meals for Essential Workers and Low-income Residents

Winston-Salem, NC, May 22, 2020 – Today, the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, in partnership with AT&T, Love Out Loud and the Porch, Kitchen & Cantina, is providing 300 free meals to low-income residents. Meals will be available at Shiloh Baptist Church from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and Iglesia Cristiana sin Fronteras from 5:30 to 6:30 pm.

Shiloh Baptist Church916 E. 12th St., 271015:00 – 6:00 PM
Iglesia Cristiana sin Fronteras5490 Shattalon Drive, 271065:30 – 6:30 PM

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, launched its essential worker and low-income resident meals program with support from a $10,000 AT&T grant. Over seven weeks, the program provides meals to essential workers and low-income residents while simultaneously providing a much-needed influx of cash to local restaurants.

Over seven weeks, the effort will partner with seven local restaurants to provide 2,100 meals to essential workers and low-income residents. The meals will be distributed by program partner, Love Out Loud.

Claire Calvin, owner of the Porch, Kitchen & CantinaAlma Mexicana, and Canteen Market & Bistro, said, “We are honored to be part of this effort. It feels so amazing to be able to provide a service to the community in these dark days. We feed people in ways both physical and emotional.”

Algenon Cash, Director, Winston-Salem Urban League’s Triad Food and Beverage Coalition, said, “The COVID-19 crisis has made the work of the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition more important than ever. We are uniquely able to help the community by providing meals while supporting local restaurants that are in a time of need. This wouldn’t have been possible without AT&T’s partnership and support.


About the Triad Food and Beverage Coalition

The Triad Food and Beverage Coalition is a program of the Winston-Salem Urban League, designed to promote a healthy food and beverage community by providing members with strategic programming, marketing assistance, operational support, and direct input on governmental affairs and administrative public policies that encourage regional economic growth.

About Winston-Salem Urban League

The Winston-Salem Urban League is a mission-driven non-profit organization focused on helping residents become financially secure and prepared to meet the demands of today’s job market through training, education, and job placement services. The agency provides comprehensive training and paid work experience program for over 300 seniors annually as well as the general public.

The Re-Emergence Part 8

And more, here in Part 8:

From Ichiban’s Facebook:

We are open tomorrow, May 22nd, for dine-in dinner starting at 5:00. Please make a reservation before arriving. Thank you, we hope to see you all soon.

From Johnny B’s Grillhouse’s Facebook:

With NC moving into phase 2, we will be preparing for opening our dining room. Our patio will be available all weekend for seating. We will be taking a few days to finalize our procedures so we can serve all of you safely and protect our staff. We are in the process of cleaning & sanitizing every corner. Our number one intention is your safety. We are excited to be opening soon and can’t wait to see you all again! Till then, we will continue our curbside takeout & delivery.
336 293-6009

From K&W’s Facebook:

NC locations will be open a bit early. Today, at 5pm, guests are welcome to dine inside. Please help us honor social distancing guidelines. We appreciate your patience as our seating capacity will be limited to 50%.

From King’s Crab Shack’s Facebook:


The🌴weather☀️is great and 👑Kings 👑🦀Crab🦀 Shacks and 🦪Oyster 🦪Bars will be open at 5 for takeout and full service! “💃YES BOTH OF THEM!”🙋We have taken all the precautionary steps to make your visit with us as 💯safe👍 as it is ❤️pleasurable❤️. You can sit with friends & family drink🍻 beer🍺 🦜🍹 RUM BUCKETS🍹😜 and enjoy great 🐙seafood 🦐inside and🏖️ out🏝️! We have all new seafood and everything is prepared fresh as always!

🦀Downtown☎️ 336-306-9567

Limited menu and seating availability! So come early!….or @ 5😁

From Krankie’s Facebook:

We can’t thank you all for your continued love and support during these strange times. We‘ve decided to continue service as is, takeout from 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲-𝐒𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝟖𝐚𝐦-𝟑𝐩𝐦. You can order via the link in our bio or walk in and place an order (credit cards only) 🙏🏼

More to come! Stay safe WSNC!!

The Re-Emergence Part 7

Here’s part 7:

From Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse’s Facebook: Dine-In available 5/26

From Grecian Corner’s Facebook:

Good morning Facebook Friends! I want to take a minute to thank you for continuing to support us during this pandemic. Your support has been humbling. Many of you have asked if we will be open for dine-in service this weekend. As of now, we will not offer dine-in service. Perhaps in a week or two we will be ready to take on this new challenge. Yes, some things will be different. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation. As most of you know, our dining rooms are not very big. This will severely impact how many tables are usable when accounting for social distancing. As soon as we open for dine-in, we will let you know here, on Facebook. In the meantime, we will continue to offer takeout and delivery (3rd party). Also, keep us in mind for catering if your office has gone back to work. We now offer boxed lunches as an option. We truly hope you have a great Friday!

From Giada’s Trattoria’s Facebook:

Friends, after over 2 months restaurants have been allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Unfortunately, with only 48 hours’ notice, we cannot pull it off for you guys this weekend. We need time to train our staff to the new guidelines, order food and prep everything. This takes time, and we do not want to start off on the wrong foot. This Phase will last 5 weeks, so we feel we need to be able to do it right.


Our hours for the rest of this week and next week will be:
Thursday May 21 – (11a-2p / 4pm-7pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Friday May 22 – (11a-2p / 4pm-8pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Saturday May 23 – (4pm-8pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Sunday May 24 – (1pm-7pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Monday May 25 – CLOSED

Week of May 26-31

Tuesday May 26 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Wednesday May 27 -(11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Thursday May 28 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Friday May 29 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Saturday May 30 – (4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Sunday May 31 – (11AM-4PM / 4pm-8pm)- DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go

On a personal note, we want to take the time to thank everyone for their support. This has been extraordinarily difficult and timely help from our insurance company and governmental leaders non-existent. During the shutdown, Giadas celebrated our 7 year anniversary. It didn’t seem like a very joyous occasion, but we are proud of what our team has built and the impact we make daily on the Kernersville community.

Reopening will also be difficult. Some of our team members said yesterday it felt like we were opening a “new” restaurant. In many ways, we are. Please be patient and kind over the next few weeks as our staff tries to deliver the best possible food and service to you under less than ideal circumstances. If it takes longer than expected, or you feel uncomfortable about anything please talk to our managers, we will make it right. Let’s be compassionate and caring and leave the “Keyboard Wars” in the first quarter of 2020, which we are glad to have in the rearview mirror.

-Dave & Joanne Nicoletta and the entire Giadas Family

From Goody’s Grill’s Facebook:

Hello all👋🏽

We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout this entire pandemic! With the announcement of re-opening at 50% capacity, we have decided to still operate on take-out and drive-thru only, until we are better prepared and equipped to serve you all. We have come to this decision with the safety of our customers and employees in mind. We miss seeing all of you, and will keep you updated on our plans!

Thank you!
-Goodys Grill 🥔

From Hero House’s Facebook:

We have sorely missed the great energy and sweet warmth of our community during these past weeks.

It is with much excitement and proper reserve that we are reopening our dining room today at 5 pm with limited capacity to uphold social distancing guidelines put in place to protect our customers and employees.

Rest assured that we’re making every effort to take care of those we serve! We very much look forward to seeing our dear friends sitting at our tables again!

The Re-Emergence Part 6

More restaurant news, part 6:

From Dairi-O’s Facebook:

As we enter into Phase 2 of reopening, we want to give our customers an update on how we will be moving forward with our operations. In order for us to keep our customers and staff as safe as possible, we have decided to keep our dining rooms closed for the time being. Through Memorial Day (5/22-5/24), we will be extending our hours to closing at 10 pm. The following Monday (5/25), we will be returning to our normal business hours from 10 am to 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 10 am to 11 pm on Friday and Saturday.

After considering the requirements for restaurants under Phase 2, we believe our current drive-thru and curbside procedures are the most effective way to serve our community while maintaining our high standards of service and quality. We have implemented a vigorous cleaning schedule and will continue to require our staff to wear personal protective equipment. We appreciate our customers’ and our staff’s support as we navigate through this next phase together.

From East Coast Wings + Grill’s Facebook:

From Elizabeth’s Pizza’s Facebook:

📢Our esteemed loyal Elizabeth’s family,

Yesterday Gov. Cooper announced that restaurants can open at 50% capacity. After much consideration, we have decided to not reopen our dining room at this time to ensure the well-being of both our customers and staff. 🙏🏼

We will, however, continue to serve you delicious food in the safest and most efficient way possible. Curbside pickup, take-out and delivery are all still readily available for your convenience.

Before we know it, it will soon be time to see your smiling faces 😄– sharing in our wonderful dining experience. 🍝🥂

Please know that we miss you all very much 🤗, and will update you in the coming days on our dining room reopening.

#WinstonSalemStrong #Triadlocal

From Finnigan’s Wake’s Facebook:(thank goodness!!!!)

We are so excited to get back to it and thank you all for your support during our absence.
Finnigan’s Wake is reopening for TAKEOUT, CURBSIDE PICKUP, and DELIVERY at 4 pm on Tuesday, June 2nd. Our hours, for now, will be Tuesday-Saturday, 4 pm-10 pm. We will continue reopening in phases so please check our website, Facebook, and Instagram for up-to-date information.
We have been evaluating the phases of reopening and believe that a slow, controlled opening is safest. We will start with takeout, curbside pickup, and delivery and plan for in-house dining in the near future.
The safety of our staff (“the kids”) is our first priority. We are listening to their concerns and factoring in their needs, as well as those of our beloved customers, as we move forward.
We will continue to exceed all recommended health and safety procedures as we move forward and will communicate those to you as we go. All employees will have their temperatures taken prior to their shift, and if showing any symptoms at any time, will be sent home immediately. They will be wearing gloves and masks while in the building, and strictly maintaining all hygiene measures and social distancing. We require that if you come in The Pub you wear a mask. All social distancing guidelines will be followed, by staff and customers. We will be sanitizing all human contact surfaces regularly, and after contact has been made.
We look forward to seeing, and feeding, you soon.
FW Pub

From Foothills Brewing’s Website:

You can read the whole blog post about this here.

More to come! Stay safe WSNC!!!