News around Town

News around Town . . .


Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant opening in mid-April – Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant will be in the former location of the Screaming Rooster, 301 Brookstown Avenue. The restaurant will serve lunch and dinner. Pizza will not be on the menu, at least not initially. Hours will be from 11 a.m.- 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Telephone:  336-546-7202.

Quanto Bata, Italian eatery, wine bar and market – The latest on Quanto Bata, as first reported in Smitty’s Notes back in January.

Distillery headed to North Trade Street – The distillery will be one of several tenants at the former Big Winston Warehouse in the north Arts District, which is currently being redeveloped by veteran Winston-Salem businessman and developer Hank Perkins-as reported in a earlier addition of Smitty’s Notes. No opening date has been set.

Twin City Hive Grand Opening next week – Twin City Hive: Home to Revolution Gliding Tours and Haute Chocolate first reported in Smitty’s Notes in February will open March 29 7:00 301 Brookstown Ave across from soon to be Di Lisio’s Italian Restaurant.

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13th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival

Image13th Annual North Carolina Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park, Kickoff May 25th! Gates open and tastings begin at noon and last until 6:30 pm. Enjoy tasting from over 20 North Carolina Wineries! Once your glass is filled  groove to the music from live bands, grab a bite from our food vendors and enjoy browsing the exhibitor’s tents for treasures.


Come out to taste wines from your favorite North Carolina wineries and vineyards! Tastings begins and wine bottles will be available for purchase beginning at noon. Celebrate spring and discover a new favorite wine.


Our line up of bands will have you dancing the day away. From beach music to your favorite covers from the 80’s our featured bands can play it all! Find out more about Ken Knox & Co. (former members of Chairmen of the Board), The Plaids and Walrus below.


The Triad is home to a host of wonderful shops and companies. Our exhibitors include local companies and organizations specializing in everything from candy to clocks to pottery. There’s something for everyone!

For More Info Please Visit 

To See the Official TV Commercial The 13th Annual NC Wine Festival at Tanglewood Park 

Portion of Proceeds to Benefit the Alzheimer’s Associationalzheimers-association