Salsa Social – Winston Salem

Every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 6:30-7 pm is a salsa, bachata, and merengue.

Afterward, from 7-10 pm, lets dance and socialize to Salsa, Bachata, and Merengue music provided by DJ SEVEN. The event is held on the second floor. Entrance is by 7th st. Donations of $10 or more are welcome.

For more information visit Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/events/532930597043136/

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What’s Happening? Fun filled weekend!

Winston-Salem Dash vs Salem Red Sox

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Dash welcome division rival Salem Red Sox in three-game series
BB&T Ballpark Planner – May 15-17.

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!

Tickets range from $8 to $16, and you can purchase tickets at http://www.milb.com/tickets/singlegame.jsp?sid=t580

For more information on the club, visit wsdash.com


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Join us May 16, 2015 for the 29th Annual Carolina Blues Festival in association with YES! Weekly! We’ll have a great lineup including headliner, Shemekia Copeland! Meet us at Barber Park for a great line up of International, Regional, and local blues musicians, arts & crafts vendors, food trucks, and fun for the whole family!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1576989782542397/


 Military Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015

hoh_flyer-web-bannerMilitary Appreciation Day. Saturday May 16, 2015 – 1:00 p.m. Carolina Field of Honor, Triad Park, 9652 E. Mountain St. Kernersville. Activities will include a full military display, memorial site guides, live music, race car displays. Services for Veterans that will be available to include health care, resume writing and education classes. VA Administration representatives will be there. Free and open to the public.

https://raypublishing.wordpress.com/2015/05/04/military-appreciation-day-saturday-may-16-2015/


Greek Festival May 15,16,17greekfestival2015

A weekend packed with food, fun, and dancing! Too many choices for just one day, so come out for all 3! Activities for children, as well as shopping, church tours, cooking classes, and more!

Greek Orthodox Church
435 Keating Dr, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27104

http://www.wsgoc.org/greek-festival/


2015 Triad Dog Games – May 16 & 17 at Tanglewood Park

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A fundraising event benefiting The Sergei Foundation to help save companion pets’ lives by providing veterinary financial assistance to families unable to afford emergency, life-saving care.

Non-competitive Activities:

Bands: Each day a live band will play in the concert shell from 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Blankets/chairs welcome.
Demos: There will be sport-dog demonstrations throughout the weekend including flyball, agility and free-style disc dog.
Kids Zone: a variety of craft activities are available for a nominal suggested donation. We also have the Parties 2Dye4 Bus! Tie-dye our Triad Dog Games’ event tee shirt (fee).
Shop!: Please support our vendors who have donated to The Sergei Foundation to be at our event. Buy baked dog-goodies, hand-made pet tags, other pet-gear and also learn about the other businesses who provide services to the community and who will have giveaways and fun-activities throughout the day.
Walking Trails: No official walk/run is planned, but you are free to enjoy the many trails that Tanglewood Park has to offer. We will have trail maps at our Information tent and you can also access them here.

Competitive Events (Yes, beginners welcome!)
Below are the competitive events. Click on any section to find out more about dates/times and competition registration. Each competition will generally have awards/medals for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and some product prizes. See individual event pages for prize details.

http://www.triaddoggames.com/


Relay For Life of Greensboro Friday, May 15, 2015

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The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and our shared goal to end a disease that threatens the lives of so many people we love. If cancer has touched your life, participating in a Relay For Life event is a way to take action and help finish the fight. This is your opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those you have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back and help end cancer forever.

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015
Event Time: 6:00PM
Location: Western Guilford High School
Contact Us: Kelly Hurley | kelly.hurley@cancer.org | 336-479-3608


 WBFJ Calendar Events

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http://www.wbfj.fm/calendar/


Smokin’ Harley-Davidson’s 6th Anniversary Celebration

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May 16th 2015 9am – 2pm

– Win a 2015 Heritage Softail Classic –
Register at the dealership or listen to Rock 92 to qualify

Stop by Smokin’ beginning at 9am on May 16th and register to be a last minute qualifier

– Vendors – Food – Prizes – Live Music –

Call 336-722-3106 with any questions

http://www.smokinharley.com/blog/2015/may/3/smokin-harleydavidsons-6th-anniversary-celebration.htm


 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show

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American Children’s Home 17th Annual Show-Off Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show May 16th, 2015 from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. Registration 8:00 am – Noon, $20 entry fee, free to spectators, vendor fee $40.00. Goody bags to first 50 entrants. Raffle, 50/50 drawing, silent auction, DJ and food. Silent Auction from 9:00-1:00 pm features NASCAR memorabilia, furniture, jewelry, gift baskets and more. Activities for kids including pie eating contest, face painting, sno cones, popcorn and Southmont VFD Smokehouse. Top 25 plus Specialty Awards sponsored and provided by O’Reilly Auto Parts presented at 3:00 pm.

All proceeds benefit the boys and girls who call ACH their “HOME”. American Children’s Home mission is to provide nurturing care to children who have been removed from their homes due to abuse or neglect.

If you are unable to attend the show and would like to make a donation to help the children, mail your check to…American Children’s Home, P.O. Box 1288, Lexington, NC 27293-1288.

Email: cburris@ach-nc.org

For more information:

Phone: 336-357-7126

Website: http://www.ach-nc.org

email: cburris@ach-nc.org

Price: Free


Over the Edge

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Alter White was your average high school teacher…until desperation drove him over the edge and made him “Bad.” In this concert, we explore composers who followed a similar path, highlighting pieces that strayed from the mainstream and stirred up public controversy and outrage.

Jinjoo Cho Winner of the Indianapolis International Violin Competition

Debussy
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun

Sibelius
Violin Concerto
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of Indianapolis Winner

Stravinsky
The Rite of Spring

Telephone
336-335-5456 x224

Price: $41 – $53


 

Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Nov. 21-22 in High Point

Roy’s Folks Crafts Fair will be held November 21-22

The annual fair will be held in the old J.C. Penney location at Oak Hollow Mall on November 21 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and November 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Roy’s Folks Craft Fair Vendor List, November, 2014

Visit the Fox 8 News Website for more info.

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Phone-(336) 886-6255
Location-Oak Hollow Mall 921 Easchester Dr, High Point, North Carolina 27265

News around town October 25th…

Kabobs on Fourth, a new Mediterranean restaurant located at 214 West Fourth Street in downtown Winston-Salem, will open in late October or early November according to owner, Nazanin Kaussari .  The restaurant is located at 214 West Fourth Street. Kabobs on Fourth will seat 70 diners and will feature counter service, sidewalk dining and an on-site bakery in the front window.  The menu features grilled beef, chicken, lamb, vegetables, ground beef and fish served with rice and salad with a typical price range of $8 to $12. The menu also includes a variety of Vegetarian dishes that are new to Winston Salem’s diners’ taste. Beer and wine are also available for purchase. Kabobs on Fourth will operate during the following business hours: Lunch Daily (Monday – Saturday) 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Sunday Brunch 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Dinner (Monday -Thursday) 5 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Dinner (Friday and Saturday) 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

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Xia Asian Bistro open in Liberty Plaza Building – Xia Asian Bistro is open in downtown Winston-Salem at Liberty and Third Street. Xia Lieu, who has 24 years in the restaurant industry,  used to be located on Spruce Street where Wen Hwa is currently. Contemporary chic ambiance with big city, they have 4,000 square feet with cosmopolitan decor with plenty of seating and a large bar,  expanded menu and sushi bar.  Lunch is every day from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. Dinner Sunday -Thursday 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Parking available in the Liberty Plaza Deck. For more information visit http://xiarestaurant.com or call 293-7925.

Sunset Flicks continues36lSunset Flicks is a collaboration between a/perture, the Arts Council & Coffee Park at Winston Square Park premieres on Sundays in October continuing until the 26th. Films, food, music and art fill the lineup. October features WSNC’s own B.Kin Band, Camel City Grill. October 26th they will thrill you with Hitchcock’s The Birds.S2dio Supplies will provide some artsy fun for all each Sunday.

Food and music start at 6 p.m. The screenings start at 7p.m. All of this is happening at Winston Square Park on Marshall Street in downtown Winston Salem. And, oh yeah-it’s a FREE event thanks to the Arts Council!

For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SunsetFlicks?raypublishing

Dixie Classic Fair 132nd Anniversary October 3-12, 2014

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Set-up is underway! Fair opens at 11am this FRIDAY. Featuring Unlimited Ride Promotion day and Demolition Derby – Don’t miss out! #DCFair

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Why buy Advance Tickets to the Dixie Classic Fair? Enjoy the Tradition of Food, Fun and Competition at a discounted price! Advance Tickets now available online and at the locations below! Buy now, save now and enjoy more at the 2014 Dixie Classic Fair!

Advance Ticket Prices
Adults (ages 12 & up) – $7
Children (ages 6–11) – $3
Children (5 & under) and Senior Adults (65 & over, with ID) – Free
Up to 25% savings with advance purchase.

Advance Ride Card Prices
Strates Shows Fun Cards – $10 for 30 credits
Up to 50% savings with advance purchase.

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Dixie Classic Fair History and Facts

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The scrambler ride at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1960.

The Dixie Classic Fair Winston Salem is generally held at the beginning of October. It is a ten-day event. The Dixie Classic Fair is an annual fair held in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The fair takes place every autumn on the Dixie Classic Fairgrounds (formerly known as the Forsyth County Fairgrounds), which is part of the Winston-Salem Entertainment-Sports Complex; the grounds are located adjacent to the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 371,219 attended the 2007 Dixie Classic Fair, which was a new attendance record. This attendance record elevated the Dixie Classic Fair to the 50th largest attended Fair in North America.

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Joe White and Jim Dalrymple, at left, examine heads for the baldest man contest at the Dixie Classic Fair, 1967.

The fair began in the former town of Salem as a grain exposition in 1882 (2007 was the 125th anniversary). In 1897, the Piedmont Tobacco Fair was started and shortly thereafter the two events merged to form the Winston-Salem Fair. The fair moved to its current fairgrounds in 1952 and changed its name to the “Dixie Classic Fair for Northwest North Carolina” in 1956. Today, the event is most commonly known as just the Dixie Classic Fair.

There is a wide variety of entertainment and activities that are suitable for the entire family. Rides, games, livestock competitions, wine tasting, and arts and crafts workshops are just a few of the reasons why Dixie Fair 2014 will be better than ever. ~Scott Ray

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2014 Dixie Classic Fair Schedule

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Every day is a brand new day at the fair. A Tradition of Food, Competition and Fun!

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Promotions and events you don’t want to miss.

Friday, October 3
Saturday, October 4
Sunday, October 5
Monday, October 6
Tuesday, October 7
Wednesday, October 8
Thursday, October 9
Friday, October 10
Saturday, October 11
Sunday, October 12

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Featuring one heart-racing, toe-tapping event after another.

All Grandstand events are FREE with paid Gate Admission to the Fair.
All seats are on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Our 2014 Grandstand Entertainment Schedule has been finalized! Can’t wait to see all these amazing events!

Friday, Oct. 3 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Saturday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Sunday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Monday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 pm:
Concert: Parmalee sponsored by WPAW 93.1 The Wolf

Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 pm:criagcambell
Concert: Craig Campbell presented by Q104.1 New Country

Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 pm:dixieclassicfair
Concert: Jamie Grace and Colton Dixon sponsored by WBFJ Your Family Station

Thursday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Demolition Derby

Friday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 pm:
FOX 8 Figure 8 Racing

Saturday, Oct. 11 at 2:00 pm:
OTTPA Tractor Pull

Sunday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 pm:
Rodeo

Top Spin Fun at the Dixie Classic Fair

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Top Spin rated the best ride at the Dixie Classic fair. Scary!

Dixie Classic Fair Official Website: www.dcfair.com

Dixie Classic Fair on Facebook: www.facebook.com/dcfair

Apple Fest- Happening Now

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Apple Fest Saturday, September 20, 2014 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Come celebrate apples, cider, pies, and more food again this year with main-stage American Heritage musicians, vendors, down-home entertainment, orchards selling new and heirloom apples, hay wagon rides, children’s games and colonial re- enactors demonstrating old-time apple cooking and crafts.

Location:

Historic Bethabara Park

2147 Bethabara Road

Winston-Salem, NC

27106

Apple Fest crowd

  • Herr Kater and the Apple Tree Puppet Show
  • Triad Scottish Fiddlers and Friends
  • Hogway Speedway – The Official Racing Pigs – Sponsored by Mr. BBQ

Fried apple pies, apple cider and other apple products will be featured but the event will also offer much, much more. The crowds of around 9,000 people will also enjoy music, dancing, children’s games and activities, book signings, craft vendors, colonial re-enactors and more.

The day will consist of several music concerts as well as dancing by Pat Adkins and the South Fork Cloggers. Also, guests will be able to pick their winner at the “Hogway Speedway: The Official Racing Pigs.” Historical interpreters will demonstrate spinning, pottery, and basket making.

Apples from local orchards will be available for purchase along with a variety of food and drinks..

Admission is free but there will be a charge for crafts, food, and drinks

Main Stage Music 

10:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
11:30 – Molasses Creek
12:30 – Company Store Band
  1:30 – Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness
  2:30 – Molasses Creek
  3:30 – Company Store Band

These are the participants for this years event:

Anna’s Sweet Treats
Cindy Poindexter Baskets
Creasman Farms
Dennis & Marie Nodine
Dewey’s Blue Ridge Ice Cream
Freedom Farm Soaps
Handcrafted Originals by Peri
Inga’s Apples
J’s Corn
KBL Art
Levering Orchard
Lumpy’s Ice Cream
Mrs. Pumpkins
Museum of Anthropology
Paddy’s Italian Ice
Pfafftown Animal Hospital
Rawhide rancher
Ricky Byerly
Shade Lane Apiary
Tin Creations
TLP Pottery
Woodcarving from Orchard Grove

Apple History at Bethabara Park

Bethabara is the 1753 site of the First Moravian settlement in North Carolina

When Moravians arrived in Bethabara in 1753, they almost immediately set about planting apple trees from seeds brought from Europe. According to records, it was recommended to plant six apple trees for every family member.

Within a few years, all the hills around the Park were filled with apple orchards. It is estimated between five and eight acres, according to the maps the Moravians kept.

Apples were among Bethabara’s biggest products, probably not far behind cattle. The settlers also probably traded grafts from apple trees to pioneers who passed through Bethabara on their way our west.

Historically, apples were a big part of American life. In the Piedmont, people mostly dried apples but the Moravians built root cellars where fresh apples could be kept for a long time.

Apples were used the same as today – dried apples in pies, apple cider to drink, as a side dish and as vinegar.

We celebrate Apple Festival with a tribute to the Moravian way of life on this day.

http://www.cityofws.org/departments/recreation-parks/historic-bethabara/hbp-events-listing/apple-fest

Triad Holiday Food Drive

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The Holiday Concerts sponsored by FOX8 and Old Dominion Freight Line have provided The Salvation Army with food to help feed those in need. Millions of cans of food have been collected since 1987.

This is the largest and most important food raising event of the year for The Salvation Army.  Last year, over 20,000 people where served.

For years, the Holiday Concerts have been held at the Greensboro Coliseum, Lawrence Joel Veteran Memorial and in Burlington and are a proven tradition offering quality holiday entertainment. The Concerts invite families to attend an evening of music provided by the Greensboro and Winston Salem Symphony’s.  The “cost” to attend is a can of food.

In recent years, the need in the TRIAD has exceeded the cans collections at the concerts.  That is why FOX8, Old Dominion Freight Line and  The Salvation Army are reaching out to local businesses to participate in an eight week campaign culminating with the Concerts  (Winston-Salem: December 13, Greensboro: December 14, Burlington: December 19).

How your business can help:

  • Create an internal food drive – asking employees to participate and in turn provide them with special incentives if they do.
  • Choose a period of time and ask your customers to donate canned food, offering them a discount if they do.
  • The goal of each participating business should be a minimum of 15,000 cans of food or at least $5,000 which The Salvation Army will use to purchase food (3 cans of food for every dollar collected).

Examples to consider:

  • A team building event- create teams internally – be creative, set a goal and the team with the most cans wins bragging rights and an incentive (vacation day?)
  • Top Dog for a Day.  Sell tickets internally to have the winner be the Leader of the business for a day.
  • A company wide bake sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • A company wide yard sale (or if applicable open to the public)
  • Host a golf tournament
  • Wine tasting event
  • Sell raffles inside your company – the winner to receive prize of your choice
  • Host an Auction
  • For retail/quick serve restaurants – ask customers to bring in canned food for a discounted offer off their purchase, include a  donation box on counters.

Exposure for the Triad Holiday Food Drive and participating businesses:

  • FOX8 will include your business on the Triad Holiday Food Drive page housed on myFOX8.com (triadholidayfooddrive.com).  This will showcase each business participating in the Triad Holiday Food Drive and how they are helping to feed the needy in our community.
  • Turn Key for your business – The Salvation Army will drop off boxes and pick up from your business if required.
  • FOX8 will create multiple announcements encouraging businesses to participate, this message will run in high profile areas on FOX8.  In addition, FOX8 will include social media posts encouraging participation.  We will include the triadholidayfooddrive.com link in all pushes.
  • In addition to the exposure on the triadholidayfooddrive.com page, each business will receive exposure on myFOX8.com and with social media; highlighting your business and all participating businesses.
  • All participating businesses will be listed in the Holiday Concerts program.  Over 15,000 programs printed.
  • At the conclusion of the Holiday Concerts, FOX8 will create one message recognizing all participating businesses.  This message will air on FOX8 and Antenna TV during December and January.

Official Website: http://triadholidayfooddrive.com/

Fox 8 News: http://myfox8.com/2014/08/14/2014-triad-holiday-food-drive/

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

 

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The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced today that Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, one of the top 10 grossing music tours of all time, will perform in Greensboro on April 11-12, 2014 at the Greensboro Coliseum. Since its world premiere in Montreal in October 2011, this electrifying production has thrilled audiences across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.

Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity.

The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances, the show underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity, and the band includes some of the same artists who previously worked side by side with Michael.  Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.

 

Schedule

Friday, April 11, 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 12, 8 p.m.

Tickets on sale: Feb. 14  at 10 a.m.

VENUE:
Greensboro Coliseum
TICKETS:$45 and up

Purchase tickets online

Free Telescopic Viewing Black Moon Supermoon

Free Telescopic Viewing

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FREE Jamestown: Telescopic Viewing
When Fri, January 31, 7pm – 9pm
Where GTCC, 601 High Point Road, Jamestown, NC 27282 (map)
DescriptionCline Observatory on the GTCC campus is open for free telescopic views every Friday night (weather permitting), beginning at 7:00 p.m. For information, visit www.gtcc.edu/observatory or call 336-334-4822 ext 2620. There is no charge for public night viewing and the observatory is open to anyone wishing to attend. No reservations are necessary, and there are no limits on the number of attendees.
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Second new moon of this month. Black Moon. Supermoon. January 30, 2014

According to the definition of supermoon coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, over 30 years ago and popularized only in the past few years the next supermoon comes today, January 30, 2014. It’s the second supermoon of this month, and it’s a new moon, not a full moon. The first new supermoon (super new moon?) of this month was January 1. According to Nolle’s definition, the year 2014 has a total of five supermoons. They are the two new moons of January, and the full moons of July, August and September. We’ve heard people call this second new moon a Black Moon, but that name doesn’t come from astronomy either. Like any supermoon, the January 30 supermoon will have an effect on Earth’s oceans. Expect large tides. We won’t have a single calendar month with two supermoons again until January 2018. Follow the links below to learn about the supermoons of 2014.

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Forno Moto Food Truck Is Now Mission Pizza in the Arts District!

Forno Moto Food Truck Is Now Mission Pizza in the Arts District!
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Just opened in the Arts District is a  pizza parlor familiar to many around town. Mission Pizza opened recently, but many people know it from its early incarnation, the popular food truck calledForno Moto.

We are located at Trade and 7th. No sign on the street yet, but look for the covered patio and you will find us. Right next to Lucky Strike Boutique. No reservations, no call ahead.

The owner is Peyton Smith, who  opened the eatery last week at the former Rescue Mission at 707 North Trade Street. What makes Smith’s style unique is the wood-fired brick oven he uses in his food truck and now restaurant.

His pizza style is different too. It’s Napoletana, which features Italians’ favorites: fresh ingredients and seasonings. Another thing that is unique about Mission Pizza is its seed money.

Smith used the popular Kickstarter funding mechanism to help get the restaurant started. The restaurant will be open Monday-Saturday from 5-10 p.m. For more information call 336-893-8217 or visit http://www.fornomoto.com.

You can also find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/FornoMoto and also https://www.facebook.com/MissionPizzaNapoletana

Read Article in Winston-Salem Journal

Thanks to Smitty’s Notes for sharing the info http://www.smittysnotes.com