At Mount Tabor Boarding and Grooming, furry companions stretch out in overnight suites, frolic with other pets in three play yards with natural grass, or receive makeovers from professional groomers. The kennel’s orthopedic mattresses usher canines into dreams of chasing cars and rescuing bacon from wells, while aromatherapy-scented condos give cats a sense of relaxation and superiority. A fresh air exchange system inside the kennel kicks out odors and keeps pets breathing easy. Pet stylists trim overgrown claws, shampoo fur, and uncoil fur tangles with thorough brushing. During pre-boarding consultations, staffers evaluate each pet's needs and ability to get along with other animals.
Glasses holding wine, water, and hand-warming cups of hot tea greet guests inside Belle La Vie Massage and Spa. During appointments, massage therapists can treat clients to sports, deep-tissue, Swedish, hot-stone, and reflexology massages. Additional pampering comes in the form of aromatherapy, exfoliating scrubs, and games of Pat-a-Cake.
Though high-school teacher Jason Knight had an “entrepreneurial spirit” and dreamed of opening a cookie and ice cream parlor, he also didn’t know “anything about making ice cream,” as he once explained to the Winston-Salem Journal. Intrigued by his friend’s dream and eager to support him on this endeavor, Edgar Everett—a chiropractor by trade—joined forces with his college pal, and the two immersed themselves in all things sweet, from ice-cream-making seminars to baking classes; thus Cookies + Cream was born, sating sweet cravings with batches of freshly baked cookies and housemade ice cream.
In the years since handing a freshly minted waffle cone to his first customer, Jason has spent countless hours perfecting the recipes for 45 different flavors of ice cream, including inventive options such as banana macadamia chip, cinnamon stick, and caramel latte. Warm, fragrant clouds of baked cookies and brownies escape the kitchen and flood the shop, and milkshakes and sundaes cool down mouths overheated from fielding crank phone calls from auctioneers. Guests can get their treats to go or snuggle into the seating area as they sip their coffees and plug into the shop’s free WiFi. Jason and Edgar also host fundraising events on a regular basis. For example, Doggy Day is a benefit for Stepping Stones Canine Rescue replete with doggy ice cream, face painting, and pet caricature drawings for pups able to laugh at the size of their snouts.
New South Diner has compiled a hospitable menu of classic Southern cuisine with contemporary twists. Start a romantic date on the right foot by carving your date’s initials into a selection of cured meats, sausages, and pimento cheese with the Carving Board ($8), or confidently compare your physique to that of the beefsteak-tomato salad ($6), which tosses together buttercrunch lettuce with blue cheese, smoky bacon, red onion, cucumber, and buttermilk bleu dressing. Fish fans can savor tastes of shrimp and grits ($17), which pairs the briny delicacies with pan-friend corn, ham crisps, and moppin’ sauce, and pork lovers can take advantage of the pig's natural tendency to overindulge with beer-braised pork, served with turnip greens, pintos, scallions, and chowchow, a Southern pickle relish ($16). Lunch and Brunch is also available.
All-Things-Wood.com designs their staining, stripping, and refinishing services with an eye toward the long-term health of both the wood and the environment. Certified green stains by OneTime, TimberOX Green, and Woodrich—which come with three- or seven-year warrantees—works in conjunction with low-pressure, high-volume washing to reduce the need for potentially erosive pressure washing. The company's licensed, bonded, and insured technicians select low-VOC, lead-free, eco-friendly stains and products for all indoor and outdoor services, while decks also enjoy comprehensive protection via anti-mold, anti-mildew, anti-algae, and UV sun-guard treatments, which shield slats from embarrassing tan lines. Completely confident in the quality of work delivered by its craftsmen, All-Things-Wood backs all services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, and will even pay for maid service if they fail to contain less than 95% of the dust generated during the refinishing of interior floors or cabinets.
Vincenzo’s well-established reputation dates back to 1964, when Winston-Salem’s residents were first wooed into the restaurant’s cozy dining room by the scents of Italian pastas, steaks, and oven-baked pizzas. The glow of Vincenzo’s blue neon sign has hardly diminished since those early days, and the eatery continues to make guests feel at home with its plush mauve booths, hanging plants, and mirror portals to grandma's kitchen. Lunches of sub sandwiches and pizzas give way to dinners of tender chicken breast, hearty pastas, and house-specialty dishes such as manicotti stuffed with seasoned ricotta cheese and shaved Renaissance paintings. Fluffy breads sop up the flavorful marinara and garlic sauces left over on plates of breaded veal, baked eggplant, and lobster fettuccine.