curry dishes, entrees such as cashew chicken, and coconut ice cream for dessert.
Groups can book a private event at the
Wine & Taps Bar at Real Kitchen & Market,
another local favorite where the ambience
is relaxed and the dinner menu includes
soups, salads, paninis and pizzas.
“Groups can enjoy a comfortable seating
area inside or out,” Bowman said. “Menu
options provide a great pairing with wines,
and the staff makes you feel at home.”
After dinner, the group might like a
nightcap at either Brown Truck Brewery or
Rickety Bridge Winery.
Rickety Bridge, Bowman said, provides a
laid-back feel with comfortable indoor and
outdoor seating that includes fire pits for
colder weather, and at Brown Truck Brewery different food trucks arrive each night
and bands entertain on the weekends.
Toasting with a glass of wine or a pint of
beer after a successful day of meetings is
also possible for groups in Winston-Salem.
According to Christian Schroeder,
director of sales and services at Visit
Winston-Salem, groups can book an event
with winemaker Jay Raffaldini at Raffaldini
Vineyards to learn all about wine-blending
while enjoying the paired culinary delights
from one of Winston-Salem’s myriad down-
“Winston-Salem also knows a thing or
two about beer,” Schroeder added. “It’s
home to a plethora of breweries, six of
which are located downtown and within
walking distance of each other, making it
easy for groups to pick a starting point and
create their own ‘Craft Draft Crawl.’”
Among the breweries groups could
check out are Wise Man Brewing and Fid-
dlin’ Fish Brewing Co.
Groups can also spend an evening
playing in the 2,000-square-foot Recreation
Room at the 174-room Kimpton Cardinal
Hotel, which has over 6,000 square feet of
The Rec Room includes a bowling alley,
a half-basketball court, a pool table, pingpong and card gaming tables, as well as
A movie night at a/perture cinema in
the heart of downtown is another evening
“You can even select a movie that ties
into the theme of your conference,” Schroeder said. “Two 80-seat theaters provide
private screening options for your group
with a vast selection of locally owned and
operated restaurants within walking distance for an after-theater dinner.”
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Treasure Hunting IN TRIAD
There are quite a few unique retail therapy opportunities in Triad, N.C., for groups that are interested in shopping for local
treasures to bring home after the meeting.
Downtown Greensboro (https://downtown
greensboro.org/shopping-downtown) is a
lively place to explore during an off-session
hour or two. Here, groups will find Antlers and
Astronauts, which sells vintage clothes, antiques
and handmade goods such as candles and sta-
tionery, and Just
Be, a gift shop that
ries, home decor
Customized group tours can be arranged or attendees can
browse at their leisure at the Winston-Salem-based Old Salem
Museums & Gardens ( www.oldsalem.org), a National Historic
Landmark and living-history museum that features several dining
options and shops. T. Bagge Merchant sells handmade pottery,
various crafts, stationery and more, and Moravian Book & Gift
Shop sells, among other items, books, candles and home decor.
Also in Winston-Salem, attendees can shop for original artwork
at North Trade Street Arts Center ( www.northtradestreetarts.com),
a collective of artist galleries located in the Downtown Arts District. Here, they’ll find paintings
and other artworks available for sale. It’s open from noon to 5 p.m. most days, and by appoint-
ment at other times.
And High Point, known as the “Furniture Capital of the World,” is home to many furniture
stores ( www.highpoint.org/shop-furniture) where groups can find inspiration for home improve-
ments. Stores here include Persnickety, a boutique that sells an array of furnishings as well as
lamps, wall hangings, decorative pillows and other home accent pieces, and High Point Furni-
ture Finds, a 12,500-square-foot space that carries furniture, carpets, gifts and accessories.
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