Opting for a Staycation this Thanksgiving?

    Thanksgiving is approaching quickly, and if you happen to not be leaving campus, no need to fear that you’ll be confined to your room for the week! There are several conveniently priced restaurants within walking distance, as well nearby attractions and events to attend during Thanksgiving break.

    Some of the restaurants within walking distance from Salem include coffee shops, bakeries, and delis.

1. Krankie’s Coffee Bar – Located on 3rd Street in Downtown Winston-Salem, this coffee shop, bar, and cafe uses a gas-fired drum roaster to roast coffee beans from around the world everyday. Krankie’s also hosts entertainment, such as musical performances and film previews.

2. Ollie’s Bakery – Located on Marshall Street, the bakery offers coffee along with bread, cake, and pastries. Breakfast and lunch is served, offering items for under $7.00.

3. Willow’s Bistro – Located on Liberty Street, this bistro serves lunch, brunch and dinner, and offers gluten-free and vegan options.

4. Washington Perk and Provision – Located on 4th Street, this grocery and deli offers deli items under $6.00, and sells organic, North Carolina grown food, soap, bread, milk, chips, and nuts as well as other products. Vegan and vegetarian options are also offered.

5. Mooney’s Mediterranean Cafe – Located on the corner of 4th Street and Liberty, this restaurant serves falafels, salads, sandwiches, and gyros, among other items.

    Also, there are a variety of events and attractions in Winston-Salem available to visit during Thanksgiving break!

1. Winston-Salem Shuffle – On Saturday, November 30 at Krankies at 8pm a talent show will be held featuring local musicians and other competing performers. Admission is only $5.00. If you’d like to enter to perform, visit ws-shuffle.org.

2. a/perture cinema – Located on 4th Street, this theater features independent, foreign, local and festival films. With your Salem ID, tickets are $8.00, and all tickets are $7.00 on Tuesdays and $7.25 for any show before 5:00 pm. Visit the website to see what’s showing!

3. New Winston Museum – Located on Marshall Street, admission to this museum is free. From October to June, explore Winston-Salem as it was during the Civil War. According to their website, “‘New Winston’ is an intentional contrast to our neighbor, ‘Old Salem.’”

4. Diggs Gallery – Located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, on Winston-Salem State University’s campus, this free admission art gallery displays African-American art. Diggs Gallery is among the largest exhibits in North Carolina featuring art of Africa and the African Diaspora.

5. Ziggy’s – Located on 9th Street, this concert venue features live performances, and some shows have admission fees below $10.00. Visit ziggyrock.net to find out who will be performing and admission fees.

    Staying on campus during Thanksgiving break will not put a damper on fun! It will allow you to experience an assortment of restaurants, attractions and events you otherwise may not have had the chance to earlier in the semester.

By: Kristen Maikoo


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