Twin City Pancake Jamboree

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Help Kiwanis Help Kids! Twin City Pancake Jamboree is coming!!! Friday, February 22, all day!! Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids under 12. At the Benton Convention Center, as usual.

FOR FRIDAY, FEB. 22
The Twin City Kiwanis Club will host its 61st Pancake Jamboree on Friday, Feb. 22, 2019, from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the M.C. Benton Convention Center, 301 West Fifth Street, in downtown Winston-Salem.
Club members will be serving “all you can eat” pancakes and Neese’s sausage continuously. Tickets–available at the door or in advance from club members–are $8 for adults, $4 for children under 13. The meal includes a choice of beverage. Take-out boxes will be available.
A fund raiser for the Kids with needs in Winston Salem. 100% of proceeds go to the causes supported by Twin City Kiwanis. The Jamboree is one of the longest running annual events in the city and the club’s only fundraiser.
2018 MEDIA COVERAGE (click link to view):
Winston-Salem Monthly’s Story on Kiwanian Cecil Cave

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Service of Remembrance

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Service of Remembrance Sunday September 11, 2016

Mount Carmel UMC of Winston-Salem will be having a Service of Remembrance of the 15th Anniversary of the Attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon & Appreciation Luncheon for our Men and Women in Service.

Sunday, September 11, 2016 10:30am – 12:30pm Chaplain (LTC) Ret. Dr. A Steven Turner will be our guest speaker. A special choral tribute for our nation will be featured along with an appreciation luncheon will follow the service at noon for all of our military, police, and emergency and fire department and all other public servants.

Mt. Carmel Official Website- www.mtcarmelumc.org

Mt. Carmel on Facebook Sign-up online- www.facebook.com/mtcarmelumcofws

Mount Carmel United Methodist Church 4265 Ebert Road.
Winston-Salem, NC 27127
Church: 336-788-4183
Fax: 336-788-1013
Church Email mtcarmelum@aol.com

 

WBFJ Presents-Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes

Join us at the 2015 Dixie Classic Fair!

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Featured Artists
Tenth Avenue North, Sidewalk Prophets & Dan Bremnes
The concert will be held at the Grandstand,
October 7th, at 7:00pm!
Bring 5 cans or boxes of Lowes Foods brand & receive FREE admission on Wednesday only!
Admission to the fair also includes the concert!
You don’t want to miss this!

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WBFJ will once again be broadcasting LIVE from the Gazebo @ Dixie Classic Fair (Oct 2-11)
While you’re at the fair, don’t forget to…

Play Plinko @ the WBFJ Gazebo
Swifty Swine Swimming & Racing Pigs
Local Flavors @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 2
Minor Variation / Chi Rho – 3:00pm
Brad Ratledge Band – 5:00pm
Awestruck Worship – 7:00pm
John Lewis – 9:00pm

Tenth Avenue North / Sidewalk Prophets concert!!
Wednesday, October 7 @ 7:00pm (The concert is free with fair gate admission.)

Jim Cole @ the Clock Tower Stage
Friday, October 9 @ 3:00, 5:00, 7:00 & 9:00

The Munchie Wagon – The official WBFJ food sponsor at the fair!

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Ticket prices this year are as follows:

  • Friday (10/2 &10/9), Saturday (10/3 &10/10) and Sunday (10/4 &10/11):
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $10
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:
    • Adults (ages 12 & up) – $9
    • Children (ages 6 – 11) – $5
    • Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
  • Early Bird Special Admission (Any Gate – Weekdays only): 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. – $4

Dixie Classic Fair Website: https://www.dcfair.com

WBFJ Website: http://www.wbfj.fm

Ray Publishing Website: http://raypublishing.org

P.F. Chang’s to open on October 12th in Winston-Salem

pf-changs-750xx1198-675-0-78P.F. Chang’s announced Monday that it will open its restaurant in Winston-Salem on Oct. 12 at HanesTowne Village in Winston-Salem.

The Asian-themed eatery will be located in a building in front of the just-opened Walmart Neighborhood Market, the Winston-Salem Journal reported.

HanesTowne is being developed by Dobson-based Crown Cos. on 35 acres along South Stratford Road — the former site of a Hanesbrands plant.

The company said in an email statement that it is currently hiring and training employees for P.F. Chang’s China Bistro under construction in HanesTowne Village, off Stratford Road.

To apply for a position, go to http://jobs.pfchangs.com/. Select North Carolina at the bottom of the page, then select the Winston-Salem location. The website will have a list of jobs available, including bus-boys and runner, cook and chef, dishwasher, host/hostess and server.

P.F. Chang’s China Bistro is an upscale Asian-inspired restaurant with locations throughout the country. Its offerings include a combination of such traditional Asian classics as Mongolian Beef, Chang’s Spicy Chicken, and Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps mixed with small plates, dim sum and sushi.

BB&T Ballpark to host inaugural Awakening Music Festival September 26 & 27

AwakeningSlideWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (August 29, 2015) – Downtown Winston-Salem’s BB&T Ballpark, home of the Winston-Salem Dash baseball team, will be the site of the inaugural “Awakening Music Festival: Sing Your Heart, Loudly.” The two-day Awakening Music Festival will feature a diverse line-up of Christian music performers co-headlined by Kirk Franklin and MercyMe on Saturday, September 26 from 4 to 10 p.m. Jeremy Camp will headline Awakening on Sunday, September 27 from 2 to 8 p.m.

“For some time, we’ve explored having concerts and other events at BB&T Ballpark during baseball’s offseason,” Winston-Salem Dash president Geoff Lassiter said. “A great deal of research and due diligence about regional audiences led us to the conclusion that there is a significant consumer demand for a world-class Christian music festival. We’re incredibly proud to have three of Christian music’s leading performers-Kirk Franklin, MercyMe and Jeremy Camp-as headliners for this year’s festival.”

“There is no other major two-day Christian music festival in the Southeast. With that in mind, we believe Awakening will draw people from a wide geographic area to Winston-Salem,” Lassiter said. “We are confident that Awakening will build a loyal regional audience over time and become a major annual event, resulting in more diners at restaurants, more retail shopping, more overnight hotel stays and an overall significant boost to the local economy, particularly to the downtown area.”

He noted that the top four Christian music concerts in America aggregately draw more than 300,000 people over the course of a week. In addition to Kirk Franklin, MercyMe and Jeremy Camp as headline performers, Lassiter said additional headlining and secondary acts are being cultivated and will include a diverse range of musical performers, speakers and local church groups.

Tickets to the Awakening Music Festival range from $25 to $75 per day. Group discounts also are available. Tickets are on sale now. Call (336) 331-3740 or click here for tickets.

A full seating chart and pricing grid is available here.

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About Kirk Franklin

For nearly two decades now, Kirk Franklin has been a multi-platinum-selling purveyor of majestic fusions of gospel and contemporary music, and a mirror of Christian humanity boldly reflecting what one faith walking man can accomplish when he focuses on God and taps deep into the gifts He gives. Franklin is a pioneer in gap-bridging musicianship, uniting audiences across gospel, hip hop, pop and R&B. His irresistible rhythms and rhapsodies have resulted in albums that consistently top both Billboard’s Gospel and Christian charts, as well as ascend triumphantly into the Top 10 of the R&B/Hip Hop chart. His unprecedented penetration into the mainstream has fortified him to also become a New York Times bestselling author for The Blueprint: A Plan for Living Above Life’s Storms(Gotham/Penguin). Franklin is also the host and executive producer of the gospel talent show “Sunday Best,” the highest-rated gospel program in BET network history now heading into its sixth season. To date, the trendsetter has garnered nine GRAMMY® Awards, 39 Stellar Awards, 16 Dove Awards (CCM), eight NAACP Image Awards, two BET Awards, an American Music Award, a Soul Train Award and numerous others.

And yet, with all of his success and acclaim-his overflow of awards and accolades-Franklin remains, at heart, a man who comes from shaky circumstances that could have paralyzed his spiritual growth within his humble familial beginnings. He is never far from that frightened and forlorn young man who didn’t always know which way to turn. The heart of who Kirk Franklin is and his story struck a resounding chord with his fans years ago and they have remained loyal ever since. Franklin has always been transparent about being abandoned by his parents and adopted by his grandmother and his humble beginnings. He has never hid behind his celebrity status but has remained connected to his audience through his music and frank discussions of life issues, which is what makes Franklin one of the most relatable and respected messengers in his field. Franklin is the biggest selling Contemporary Gospel artist in the history of SoundScan. His latest CD, Hello Fear, was RIAA-certified gold in February 2012 and he has 7 additional RIAA-certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum selling releases to date.

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About MercyMe

Since their debut in 2001, GRAMMY®-nominated, American Music Award and multiple Dove Award winners MercyMe have sold more than 8.5 million units in CD, single and DVD sales, garnered 27 No. 1 multi-format Christian radio singles and four consecutive mainstream radio hits with “I Can Only Imagine,” (No. 4 AC/Top 25 on Top 40/Hot AC), “Here With Me” (No. 4 AC), “Homesick” (Top 10 AC), and “So Long Self.” Their radio success has continued with their recent single “Greater,” which held the No. 1 spot at Christian radio for 16 weeks. MercyMe made history in 2014 as “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 2 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum and double-platinum in the digital domain. In 2009, Billboard named MercyMe’s “Word Of God Speak” the No. 1 Song of the Decade and the group the No. 1 Artist of the Decade in both the Christian Songs and Christian AC Songs categories, recognizing them as one of the industry’s most notable talents.

They have sold out venues throughout the United States and Canada, including Radio City Music Hall, and have appeared on The Today Show, CBS This Morning, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fox New Channel’s Fox & Friends, CNN, ABC News, and in the pages of Entertainment Weekly, The New York Times, USA Today and more. MercyMe’s eighth studio album, Welcome To The New, garnered Billboard Music Award nominations in all three Christian categories and two GRAMMY® nods. Their highly anticipated new album MercyMe, It’s Christmas! offers a fresh spin on seasonal favorites as well as several original songs, and is slated to release in October 2015.

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About Jeremy Camp

While he feels like he’s “just beginning,” Jeremy Camp has 12 years of accolades and accomplishments as a songwriter and recording artist, including four million albums sold, four RIAA Gold albums, a multi-platinum DVD, three American Music Award nominations and a GRAMMY® Award nomination. He’s been a part of more than 25 tours (headlining 18 of those) in the United States and has performed in more than 32 countries. Camp describes himself as “a minister who happens to play music as a way to minister.”

Over the last year and a half, this ordained minister has experienced a season of artistic growth and musical creativity, evident with his new album I Will Follow. This eighth studio album, released with Capitol CMG, reveals a new level of versatility and depth. With producer Seth Mosley at the helm, a new sound emerges with a host of guest songwriters including the likes of Mosley and Jason Ingram. “To write with these amazing writers who helped shape the different elements of these songs was just an amazing experience,” Camp said. “I’ve never done that before. There were no parameters when we were producing and when we were writing. Vocally too, I feel like I’ve never pushed myself this much. I just went for it and said, ‘All right Lord, I am 100 percent in.’ I think I am more excited than ever about what I’m doing.”

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About the Winston-Salem Dash

The Winston-Salem Dash are the Class A-Advanced minor league affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. The Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark in downtown Winston-Salem. Since moving into BB&T Ballpark in 2010, the Dash have averaged more than 300,000 fans per season and placed either first or second in attendance among the 30 teams within Class A-Advanced baseball each year. Fans can purchase tickets or learn more about the Dash by calling (336) 714-2287 or visiting wsdash.com.

What’s Happening this Weekened?

Star Wars @ Triad Park Amphitheater (Kernersville)
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Invite your friends, neighbors and co workers to the Summit Movie Night sponsored by The Summit Church where we will be showing Star Wars. Use this fun evening as a way to spend time with your friends and introduce them to The Summit. Food Trucks and activities start at 6:30pm and movie starts at dusk (around 8:45pm).

Jul 10 @ 8:45 pm – 11:00 pm
9652 East Mountain Street, Kernersville, NC 27284, USA
Come and enjoy the blockbuster film outside on the big screen!
Free admission / 336.769.1966
Presented by The Summit Church (Kernersville)

http://www.thesummitchurch.net/events

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Into the Woods – Presented by The Drama Center of City Arts

The Drama Center presents Stephen Sondheim’s Into the Woods as its annual Broadway Show for Greensboro’s summer musical. The show features well known fairy tale characters in this comic yet dark musical, as well as Sondheim’s memorable and haunting tunes. The show includes 33 talented local actors of all ages, and provides an entertaining time for everyone. Shows are from July 10 – 12 and then from July 16-19. Shows on Fridays and Saturdays will be at 7 PM. 2:00 PM matinees will run on Sunday 12th , Saturday 18th and Sunday the 19th . All shows will be performed at the Weaver Academy Theatre, 300 South Spring Street in downtown Greensboro. Take advantage of our special price of $5 per person for the 7PM show on Thursday, July 16! All other performances will be $12 for students and seniors and $15 for adults. Tickets may be purchased at http://www.thedramacenter.com, or by calling the box office at 336-335-6426. The City of Greensboro works in partnership with the community to build an increased quality of life for all residents by fostering an environment where inclusion, diversity, and trust are valued. As the seventh largest employer in Greensboro, the City has a dedicated professional staff of 2,700 employees, who maintain four core values of honesty, integrity, stewardship, and respect. The City of Greensboro is governed by a council-manager form of government where a mayor and eight council members act as the legislative body.

Price: $5 – $15
July 16- all tickets are $5. Other shows – $12 for students & seniors; $15 for adults


Winston-Salem Dash vs. Potomac Nationals – w/ Postgame Fireworks

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The Winston-Salem Dash play at beautiful BB&T Ballpark, and all fans in attendance will enjoy the best family-friendly entertainment in the Triad! 7:00 PM Friday Jul 10, 2015

Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at www.wsdash.com


Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park

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MUSEP this Sunday, July 12, is going to be at the beautiful Guilford Courthouse National Military Park. We will kick off at 6 pm The Radicals with Lisa Dames starts at (Contemporary Country) Carolina Coalmine starts at 7:15 pm (Country, Southern Rock)
We can’t wait to see you this Sunday!

Music for a Sunday Evening in the Park Concert Series provides free concerts every sunday from June through August in local parks in Greensboro.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/musepgso


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Show Details
Ticket Price: $8.00
Door Time: 7:00 PM
Show Type: Comedy
Restrictions: 16 & over
Justin Leon is a well-respected Kansas City Comic who has truly made a name for himself. Justin has spent the last 11 years traveling across the country perfecting his stand-up comedy. Justin’s comedy translates both nationally and internationally allowing him to perform in the top comedy clubs throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has been fortunate enough to recently return from the Middle East where he co-headlined the Red, White, & A Little Bluer Tour; a tour dedicated to the U.S. armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. Justin is a co-star in the 2012 independent film, Rhino, which is now showing at film festivals all across the United States. Most recently, Justin was a semifinalist in the prestigious Seattle International Comedy.lglogo
TICKET PRICES – $5 on Thursdays, $8 on Fridays and $10 on Saturdays. Tickets are purchased at the door, but we suggest you call 336-608-2270 for reserving a table. (Please Note that these prices are subject to change if it’s a SPECIAL EVENT.)
SPECIAL EVENTS – For Special Events, your tickets are your reservations and its first come first serve seating so be sure to get there early!
RESERVING A TABLE – Call 336-608-2270. Please state how many people are in your group. Your reserved table will be held up to 5 min before show time. After that it will be turned over to the next patrons in line. Please be on time.
DOOR TIMES & SHOW TIMES – show times are 9pm on Thursdays, 8pm & 10 pm on Friday & Saturday. Doors open @ 8:30 on Thursday. Doors open @ 7:00 on Friday and Saturday for the 8pm show. Doors open at 9:30 for the 10 pm show.


Unknown Hinson – Luxuriant Sedans

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8:00 PM Friday Jul 10, 2015

The UNtold Story of Unknown. While singing his own hilariously politically incorrect songs, Unknown Hinson plays guitar in a style incendiary enough to have Satan himself reaching for the antiperspirant. But don’t dismiss him as a novelty act. He’s one hell of a talent and has the music to prove it!

Looking somewhat like Dracula’s nasty little brother who spent some hard years drinking and working as a carnival barker for a second-rate freak show, Unknown Hinson translates that vibe to his style of country and western-tinged psychobilly. The band is now touring nationwide, wowing audiences with outrageous and campy, white-trash persona and freewheeling, sleazy tone.

Hinson’s most recent CD release, “Live and Undead”, melds weepy twang, searing guitar riffs and lyrics that speak of love-gone-bad. Recorded at a sold-out show, an enthusiastic honky tonk crowd sings along with the King on every song. Raucous, theatrical and over-the-top, Unknown Hinson isn’t just for the trailer park set anymore!

Unknown is gaining international notoriety in the 14-34 demographic as the voice of lead character “Early Cuyler” in the popular show from Cartoon Network – “Squidbillies”. The first four seasons were so well-received that an immediate green light was given to future seasons. Check website for dates and time slots.

http://www.adultswim.com/shows/squidbillies/

Unknown Hinson is an international winner in the Independent Music Awards for his alternative Country track “Torture Town” from the album “Target Practice”.

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Unknown Hinson is also a featured artist for Reverend Guitars, representing them in many issues of Guitar Player magazine. A signature Unknown Hinson guitar is currently part of Reverend’s celebrity instrument lineup. Full page interviews and photos of Unknown are in March and April 2012 issues of Guitar Player, and on guitarplayer.comwww.reverendguitars.com

Upon his first performance at Rockabilly Revival, an annual festival in Austin, Tx, Rockabilly Magazine named Unknown Hinson as their “Find of the Year” www.rockabillymagazine.com

Check out YouTube for thousands of videos from various sources featuring the King of Country Western Troubadours.www.youtube.com/unknownhinson

Live interviews with Unknown Hinson along with his music are broadcast nationally on XM Radio’s National Lampoon channel. (XM 154 along with FM radio partners). http://www.nationallampoonradio.com/

Ziggy’s Music Hall
170 W 9th St
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

What’s Happening this month?

The Tenth Annual Salute! NC Wine Celebration, Saturday, June 6

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Salute! NC will be held on Saturday, June 6 in downtown Winston-Salem. More than 30 wineries and vineyards from around the state will be participating. You can purchase your tickets in advance!

There are several outlets where you can buy tickets: online at http://www.SaluteNCwine.com, at any area Lowes Foods, select BB&T Forsyth County branches, Total Wine Stores in Winston-Salem and Greensboro, City Beverage and Whole Foods. For more information visit online at http://www.salutencwine.com.


 

The Downtown Summer Music Series starts next week.

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The Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership’s Summer Music Series kicks off week with Downtown Jazz. Summer On Trade will start the following week.

Downtown Jazz will be June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24 and August 14 and 28. Summer on Trade will be June 20, 27, July 4, 11, 18 and 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22, 26 and September 5.

For a list of performers look for details in your local media outlets for information about Summer Music events, in the Downtown Winston-Salem Partnership Summer Music Web site http://www.dwsp.org/music


 

Find Your Spring and Summer Festival

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The spring and summer festival season in the Piedmont Triad and Western North Carolina are here. Nearly every weekend between now until September will see a street festival of some kind, somewhere. Most of them are within a day’s drive of Winston-Salem, here in North Carolina, and in Virginia.

There is an informative Web site that is dedicated to the festivals in North Carolina http://festivalsandevents.com/festival.php?state=NC and have a ball plowing through it, finding all the festivals you might want to explore. Follow the other links to festivals just across the border in Virginia. All are worth a quick day trip in this warm season


 

Twelfth Annual Texas Pete Twin City RibFest June 11 – 14 in downtown Winston-Salem

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The Texas Pete Twin City RibFest, a four-day food festival will be downtown at 500 North Marshall Street (on the corner of North Marshall and Fifth Streets) in Winston-Salem. The festival will be held Thursday, June 11 through Sunday, June 14. There will be nationally known ribbers at the event, including Pigfoot (OH), Carolina Rib King (SC), Big Boned BBQ (TN), Poor Piggys (NC), Florida Skin and Bones (FL), Jack on the Bone (OH), Porky Chicks (AR) and The Texas Smokehouse (TX).

The festival will also include performance stages with local music acts. Admission is only $7 for adults, and there are several ticket packages if you plan on bringing your crew. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Parking and other details are available on their Web site. For more information visit http://twincityribfest.com

2015 Ride 4 Our Kids

2015 Ride 4 Our Kids. Saturday June 6, 2015. Benefit Motorcycle Ride for Kids of Childhood Cancer Foundation.

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Ride Begins at Smokin’ Harley-Davidson. Registration: 9-10:30 am Kickstands up: 10:30 am. Help support kids with cancer on Brenner’s Pediatric Oncology ward. Please join us for music, food, prize raffle, face painting and fun following the ride. For more information or to register online, visit www.ride4ourkids.org or call Sarah at 336-337-9792.

3441 Myer Lee Dr. Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Links: www.ride4ourkids.org | www.smokinharley.com | www.raypublishing.org

THE TRIAD’S BEST 2015

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Let’s get one thing out of the way before you devour the Yes! Weekly 2015 Best Of the Triad issue: We wouldn’t be able to honor the stellar people, growing businesses, exceptional services and elegant bathrooms without your help. The Triad is exploding with creativity and innovation, and honoring these leaders would not be possible without the support from all of you, the readers of Yes! Weekly.

Tallying up the votes, connecting with business owners, engaging with readers… this is all part of what makes us jubilant when compiling the data that allows us to build this issue. We can’t thank you enough for participating, and we certainly can’t thank you enough for investing your time, money, and energy into the most exciting locations in North Carolina.

Hopefully you’re sitting with a cocktail made by the Triad’s best bartender, or eating a meal prepared at one of the area’s best restaurants, or twirling your hair that was recently styled at the best salon, but either way, we are appreciative that you’re spending your time learning about all the things that make Triad the best place to live. Cheers to the winners and the runners-up, and a special toast to the businesses who did not make the list, but who also keep the vibrant energy palpable.

See the list of the winners at Yes! Weekly website: http://yesweekly.com/article-19770-the-triads-best-2015.html