Beauty and the Beast. Black Dragon. Dancing Eel. They're just a few of the specialty sushi rolls at Kimono Japanese Restaurant & Sushi. Along with an inventive sushi selection, the chefs make hibachi and teriyaki dinners, with a choice of shrimp, steak, chicken, or other meats paired with veggies and rice.
Catered Affairs, the former owners of Deacon Tower Grille, brings its distinctive cuisine to a new eatery with Phoenix Grille Downtown. To enrich succulent steaks, from 16-ounce prime rib to 8-ounce filet mignons, Phoenix Grille Downtown's chefs offer what they call personal touches. Said upgrades range from classic toppings, like mushrooms and onions or whiskey peppercorn sauce, to rubs of blended rosemary, garlic, and black pepper. The upscale steaks stand out among Phoenix Grille Downtown's other cuisine, much of which draws on southern comfort food. To wit: tangy tomato glazes coat hunks of Angus meatloaf, and local catfish fillets can arrive fried or grilled Cajun style.
Cuisine Type: Traditional Italian/American Food.
Reservations: Not offered
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 11?25
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Sandwiches, Wraps & Pizza
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: No
Outdoor Seating: No
For 23 years, the manager of Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar has been surrounded by the murmurs of friendly chatter and clacking of pool balls that define a billiard room. But unlike the style of a traditional billiard room, his serves hearty Italian-American fare from local landmark Carmine's Restaurant for groups to enjoy while they play. It would seem there are surprises around every corner, because far from simply providing billiards, the fully equipped, smoke-free establishment also boasts dart lanes, electronic games, and a constant stream of sports broadcast on the myriad big-screen televisions.
For all its extras, however, Break Time Billiards & Sports Bar still has the feeling of a classic, upscale billiard room. Designed by avid players and sports enthusiasts, the layout leaves plenty of room between its Diamond professional tables to prevent annoying collisions.
Rose's Deli, which has been owned by a handful of the Rose brothers since its inception in 1989, packs the spaces between slices of bread with seemingly unlimited combinations of meats, cheeses, and freshly chopped veggies for the Winston-Salem community. They build more than 50 menu items to order, stacking sandwiches high with a variety of fresh-cut cold cuts and cheeses or piling hot-off-the-grill items onto fresh baked hoagies. Vegetarian options are not sparse at Rose's Deli. Folks can choose from black-bean burgers, grilled portobello-mushroom sandwiches, and even vegetarian Reubens.
Rose's Deli encourages customers to tell them about their favorite sandwich combos and popular customer sandwiches are added to the menu. The Cris's Special is a grilled-chicken hoagie with bacon, lettuce, and tomato smothered in barbecue sauce and provolone cheese. For lighter meals, Rose's Deli can adapt any item into a salad or wrap, and it offers finger foods such as quesadilla rolls and chicken tenders. Meals can be enjoyed on the all-seasons patio, which seats up to 60 when it's warm, 35 when it's cold, and 0 when it's the Apocalypse.
The chefs at Phoenix Grille whip up sophisticated regional fare to be enjoyed with seventh-story views of Wake Forest's BB&T Field. They bathe local flounder in orange-basil butter and add the savory flavor of country ham to their shrimp and grits and scallop entrees. Their hearty Angus steaks sate refined appetites better than origami swan steaks, and decadent desserts such as house lemon pound cake sweetly seal the meal.
When a fire destroyed the original Dewey's Bakery in 1955, it seemed like that might be the end of the Dewey's legacy. The bakery had been a local landmark since 1930, when Dewey G. Wilkerson lifted spirits during the Great Depression with his Moravian cookies and other treats. But then the Winston-Salem community bonded together to keep Dewey's in business, and soon it moved to Thruway Shopping Center, where its flagship location still stands today.
Dewey's Moravian morsels have stood the test of time, too. Today, the bakery's regional edibles range from sugar cakes to Lovefeast buns, whose subtle flavors of nutmeg and lemon rind enliven traditional Moravian Lovefeast ceremonies. In addition to those original, homemade recipes, Dewey's highlights other classic sweets, including pumpkin spice cake pops and pink lemonade cheesecake. The critically lauded bakery sends even more goodies?from cheese biscuits to gluten-free cookies ?far and wide.