Sure, this is a chain, but it still serves up darn good pizza (on our site, Mellow Mushroom has a 4.8-star rating out of 2,598 ratings). People especially love the topping-heavy house pizza, with sausage, pepperoni, ground beef, ham, and bacon, plus a ton of veggies. The fresh salads and gluten-free options are also a big hit, as are the local microbrews that fill the taps.
When you want a fine-dining experience in Winston-Salem, it makes sense to head to the place the Greensboro News and Record once called “the Triad’s only five-star restaurant.” Since 1992, Bernardin’s chefs have been preparing impeccably plated veal, seafood, steak, and duck dishes for diners celebrating special occasions. Bernardin’s also has some more creative entrees on the menu, including Australian camel tenderloin with bone-marrow truffle butter and pan-seared North Carolina emu in a madeira cranberry sauce.
This may not be the most elegant name for a steakhouse, but there’s a reason Ryan’s has been around since 1977. Or several reasons, rather. First, there’s the really great food—classic steakhouse dishes such as oysters Rockefeller and steak au poivre with a cognac cream sauce. Then there’s the wine list, which has garnered the restaurant the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence several years in a row. Plus, Ryan’s has one of the best views in town, with expansive windows and a starlight deck overlooking large oaks and a burbling stream.
The British special agent famously orders his martinis “shaken, not stirred.” And that seems fine, right? After all, it’s pretty common to see bartenders shaking a martini in a cocktail shaker. However, shaking a martini can actually over-dilute the alcohol AND over-aerate the spirits, which can hugely affect the flavor.
Plus, martini purists would argue that 007’s preference for vodka martinis is blasphemous, and that real martinis are made with gin, not vodka.
So either you can order like a cool British spy, or you can be right.
If you’ve never eaten at a Brazilian steakhouse before, you’re in for a treat—and potentially a night of the meat sweats. Because at Cowboy Brazilian, you will eat meat until you want to die. And you will not regret it.
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse’s Brazilian cowboy servers, AKA gauchos, walk around with skewers of USDA prime cuts of meat, which they carve onto plates until diners are stuffed. That if-I-eat-anything-else-I-will-pop feeling may come sooner than expected because Cowboy also has an extensive salad bar with more than 30 dishes. A walk-in wine bar and caipirinha cart add to the indulgences.