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CONSIDER THE COW ‘by Brian Clarey

Consider the cow.Consider it, as I am, from across a small pasture — I wading throughthe clover and trying to avoid clumps of black manure, each one aterrible, nutrient-rich Frisbee covered with black flies; she, cow No.66, standing with her wide black flank exposed to me. Her head isturned so I can see the enormous flat of her nose, the impossibledepths of her nostrils, her jaw methodically working a load of cud.From a few yards away it seems she is regarding me as well, until I getclose enough to look in her eyes. When I look into those onyx pools Isee nothing, save for a reflection of myself. I grew up in thesuburbs, so I don’t know much about cows. Or maybe I know more aboutcows than I do any other animal on the planet. Like most Americanchildren, I could recognize a cow, call it by name and shout out “Moo!”before I knew the alphabet. I know what cows eat and what they smelllike even though I have never spent much time on a farm. If I everheard one calling in the dark of night, I would know exactly what itwas. And no matter where I stand in this entire nation, I know I amnever too far from a cow. This big heifer I’m looking at right now,here in the pasture of the Bowman Dairy Farm and Highland Creamery,lives in Julian, perhaps 10 miles from my front door. My host, ChrisBowman, has just returned from dragging a hayride of elementary schoolchildren around the grounds with his John Deere. Now the kids eat icecream at some picnic tables in the shade, pose for pictures behind aboard with cute cow face holes cut out, practice milking on a cowfacsimile named “Sally” made of lumber and a barrel with udders ofhose. “Sally gets a workout almost every day,” Bowman says. He’s asixth-generation farmer whose family has owned this herd since theychanged over to dairy after their Greensboro chicken hatchery wasdestroyed by the 1936 tornado that tore down Lee Street. Nowhe’s got approximately 270 cows on the farm, with 148 of them in milk.“On a dairy farm we shoot for one calf per cow per year,” he says, “Butwe’re at about one every 13 or 14 months. We try to calve all yearround.” One of the calves, coltish and spindly at two weeks old, scampers in a small pen near where the school children sit.

They’llpet her nose and feed her from an oversize bottle before they get backon the bus. The calf, a Holstein born at about 100 pounds, has hipbones that stand out against her hide and a tag, No. 134, hanging fromaround her neck. Ironically, Bowman’s dairy calves don’t drink muchactual milk. For the first three days, mother and calf are separatedfrom the milk herd so the baby can ingest colostrum from the mother.“The calf gets plenty of antibodies and electrolytes like that,” Bowmansays. Then the calf goes on a specially blended formula for the nexteight weeks, while its mother’s milk will very likely be turned intoice cream. After six or eight months, the calf will be about 500pounds, at which point it will probably gain a pound or two a day untilit is nearly full-grown. At 18 months, Bowman says, she will weigh inbetween 900 and 1,100 pounds.

ChrisBowman’s dairy cows can be traced back to the herds the Swiss andGermans brought over from Europe in tall ships in the 17 th and 18 thcenturies. (photos by Brian Clarey)

“She’ll be exposed to the bullat that point,” Bowman says, and if she calves properly she will takeher place in the milk herd. Bowman’s cows are direct descendants of theherd his grandfather tended in the early 1940s, which in turn can betraced back to the cows the Germans and Swiss brought to this part ofthe country when they came over from Europe in tall ships about 300years ago. In this brave new world they were forging, there would be cheese. But humans have been keeping cows forlonger than that. You’ve got to go back to the New Stone Age, around9000 BCE, to find the moment when tribes began to domesticate theaurochs, a kind of wild, horned ox that once thrived in Asia, Africaand Europe before contributing its genes to modern-day cattle. Cattle,along with agriculture, enabled human civilization. It allowed nomadictribes to trade in the hunting-gathering business model for something alittle more stable. If you could raise a crop, you could feed a cow. Ifyou could feed a cow, you could get milk, which could be preserved asbutter or cheese. If you could get your hands on a bull, you would soonfind yourself with another cow, essentially doubling your wealth. BeforeBart Simpson bastardized the phrase, to “have a cow” was to be a personof status. It meant you had access to food, and that you had enoughmuscle to prevent someone from stealing it. The cow symbolized life,generosity, power, richness, maternal instincts, renewal. It couldserve as payment on a debt, a dowry for a bride, a sacrifice to appeaseangry gods. In some cultures, the cow ***was*** a god: Hathor and Nutin ancient Egypt, the Hindu Kamadhenu. Zeus’ jealous wife Hera turnedthe mortal Europa into a white cow and chased her east. Moses’followers constructed a golden calf while he was receiving the 10Commandments atop Mount Ararat. And so on. By the time the Roman Empirewas prospering, they had it down — herding, breeding, cheesemaking,butchery. And in all these years, technological advances aside, therelationship between humans and their cattle has remained essentiallythe same. Some cows are better than others. “We’ve got one cow thatgives 14 gallons of milk a day,” Bowman says, in two seven-gallonloads. “If you think of losing that kind of weight twice aday,” he says, his voice trailing off. “Everyone has a super cow likethat.” His cows, mostly Holstein, with a small percentage of Ayrshireand Jersey thrown in, are huge animals, at least half a ton with someof the Holsteins topping out at 1,500 pounds. Each one can eat 50pounds of food in a day and drink more than 55 gallons of water Ishould be scared out of my mind to approach an animal of this size. Theaurochs, this animal’s predecessor, was a killer, described by JuliusCaesar in his writings on the Gallic War thusly: “Their strength andspeed are extraordinary; they spare neither man nor wild beast whichthey have espied.” The brave bulls of Spain and Latin America, trainedto fight in the ring, can gore a man and fling him 20 yards with aflick of the neck. Even Texas Longhorns are kind of scary. Butthese dairy cows are as docile as drowsy kittens, domesticated to theextent that you could walk right up to one and poke her in her glassy,limpid eye without fear of repercussion. Or, you know, tip her overwhile she’s sleeping.

Diary cows spend much of their lives chewing cud. “They do it more often than they don’t,” Chris Bowman says.

Life is good for cows here on BowmanFarm. Life is good, that is, unless you’re unfortunate enough to beborn male. Boy cows don’t make milk. The only reason to keep any ofthem around at all is for breeding purposes, and Bowman likes to hirethat job out to bulls from other herds to avoid inbreeding problems.Bulls born atBowman Dairy Farm are dead calves walking. “The fast-food industryloves dairy steer because they’re so much leaner than the beef breeds,”Bowman tells me. But for the ladies, days consist of grazing in thepasture, munching hay and corn silage in the barn and submitting todaily milkings at 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. Each milking cow provides roughlyseven to nine gallons of milk per day, 305 days a year — each gets twomonths of vacation time in a special pasture. The cows here don’t getartificial growth hormones or steroids. And in North Carolina,Bowman says, they generally live about seven to 12 years. “We had aneighbor who had a cow that lived to be 40,” he says. “A Gurnsey. Shecalved 38 times.” The milk fuels the Homeland Creamery, which theBowman family began around 2000 with equipment bought from Bob JonesUniversity: a butter churner, pasteurization vats, a bottling conveyor. “Basically a 1950s milk plant is what we got here,” Bowmansays. The products — milk and all its derivations, along with butterand lots of ice cream — are sold all over the Triad. The FreshMarket chain, Bowman says, “opened the market for us in a very bigway.” Now you can buy the milk at the Lowes Foods, Deep Roots Market,EarthFare and Bestway in Greensboro, and the Whole Foods Market inWinston- Salem. Cheesecakes by Alex sells his ice cream. And you cansee the Homeland Creamery label in just about every farmers market inthe Piedmont. Or you can go right to the source: a little shopon the grounds of the creamery where you can get a milkshake, 16flavors of ice cream by the scoop or pint or quart, salted or sweetbutter, bottled milk in all its forms, locally-raised bacon andsausage, craft cheese from Tennessee, farm-fresh eggs fromMcLeansville, barbecue sauce from Staley, honey from Liberty,house-ground cornmeal, a loaf of Bunny Bread or even a bottle ofSprite. And there, off in a separate freezer chest by thedoor, a few inconspicuous packages of ground beef at $4.25 a pound.“When we can’t get them to breed anymore,” Bowman says. “That’s when ithappens.” T-bone, pot roast, short ribs, rump. Sirloin,tenderloin, ground chuck, brisket. Liver, oxtails, sweetbreads, necks.Tongue, heart, tripe, Rocky Mountain Oysters, NY strips, shanks andflanks and rounds. Sometimes, even, the eyes and the brainsand big glasses of the blood. Humans may not be as efficient as theNative Americans who supposedly used every part of each buffalo theykilled, but we use an awful lot of a cow. Most of it — basically fromthe knees up to the neck — we eat. With the rest we make leather anddog chews and cosmetics and textiles and pharmaceuticals and perfume and paintand soap and Texas-style hood ornaments and dozens of other productsthat you never think of when you say the word, “Moo.” But beef is thebig business. In 2007, Americans ate 28.1 billion pounds of beef —that’s about 100 pounds for every man, woman and child in the nation.We export another 1.5 billion pounds or so, mostly to Mexico andCanada, and the retail value for the entire industry in 2007 exceeded$70 billion. Beef cattle are like bodybuilders compared todairy cows, bred with steaks and chops in mind. And to an outsider,life in the beef herd can seem a little dismal. Heifers thatare kept for calving, like their sisters at the dairy, ideally have onecalf a year. Calves are weaned off milk after six or eight months, atwhich point the bulls calves deemed genetically superior are put tostud, the others are castrated and fattened for market. SamAmmons cuts the shrink-wrap off a whole boneless ribeye, peels back askein of fat with his fingers and tears it off in a sheet. He sharpensa 14-inch butcher knife that looks like a scimitar. “This oneknife will last you forever,” he says. He’s had this one for 21 years.He grips the meat and slices off fat steaks, the flesh yielding to theblade like a soft banana. He arranges the steaks in a line as he cuts,15 of them by the time he’s done, and allows them to breathe a bitbefore stacking them for display in the cooler. “You see whenthey’re cut they’re a little darker,” he says. “They bloom.” Over inthe corner, his son, also named Sam, takes a bus tray of scraps andlean cuts of chuck and runs them through the large, industrial meatgrinder. The meat makes wet, snapping sounds as it makes its first passthrough the grinder, comes out looking a bit like spaghetti with darkred sauce on it. It, too, will bloom into a delicate pink hue with afew more turns

through the grinder. Heloads square Styrofoam trays with a pound of meat each, like he’sfilling ice cream cones; he wraps them and sets them on display. Another20 pounds or so gets firmed into a loaf and cut into fat patties.They’re behind the butcher’s glass at Sam’s Old Fashion Meat Market,which Sam the elder opened in Greensboro more than 20 years ago onSummit Avenue after 20 years working for Bestway and Big Star as asupermarket butcher. He picked up the trade in high school.“‘industrial corporate training,’ they called it,” he says. “I don’tknow if they do that anymore.” It smells clean and fresh and alittle bloody, in the way butcher shops do, and there is much work tobe done before the holiday weekend kicks off. He’s got a whole bone-inchuck in front of him now, trimmed out and ready to go. He takes it tothe band saw, slices through the bone to make a stack of roasts, cuts ascallop of gristle out of each, then scrapes off the bone dust andthey’re ready to go under the glass. “Other than prime rib,chuck roast is my favorite,” he says. “This seven-bone? Right out ofthe center? This is the best.” Chuck comes from the shoulders, behindthe neck. Bony and full of flavor, these cuts need to be cooked ormarinated for a while to break down the muscle and pull marrow from thebones. A prime rib comes next, a huge cut from a littlefurther on down the spinal column, arced with rib bones and delicatelymarbled with fat. The band saw turns it into five rib roasts, each withfour or five big bones. “I blast mine,” Sam the butcher says.“Preheat the oven to 500 degrees, cook it for about five minutes perpound. Then turn off the oven and leave it in there for a couplehours.” Sam sells a lot of things at his store: seafood, driedbeans, produce, rubs and sauces, farm eggs, boutique cheese and varioushomemade goods. But most of his product line comes from the cow.Ribeyes and T-bones and filets and ground beef and roasts, sure. Butalso neckbones and livers and stew meat, stomachs for tripe and giantleg bones for people’s dogs. There are even a couple old-timers, hesays, who come in for Rocky Mountain oysters, which is the trade namefor bull testicles. “You slice them up real thin and saut’them,” Sam says. “They’re tasty.” Right now he’s cutting up oxtail intosections for soup. He leans down into the knife. “Some ofthese you can find the joint easy, sometimes you can never find it,” hesays. He shows me a side view of the cut: white fat, a bit of red meatand a circle of bone the size of a quarter. He digs into the waxymarrow with the point of his blade. “That’s what gives it allthe flavor,” he says. And these are stacked and wrapped in Styrofoamtrays, set in the chilled display with everything else. “Sam’s,” Samsays into the phone, and then he pauses to listen. “How many more youneed? … I’ll make ’em for ya right now. You got cash or checks? … Ilike cash.” Three cases of short ribs go through the band saw. The guyalso needs a case of smoked turkey drums. Somebody else packs those.

ABOVE: Bowman calls the Homeland Creamery a “1950s dairy.” LEFT: The milking pens at Bowman Dairy Farm and Homeland Creamery.

Dining Guide

Sure, the Piedmont Triad is known forits barbecue. But there’s a whole world ofcuisine within our borders. Italian, Greek,Chinese, French, Thai, Japanese, Korean,Vietnamese, Irish, Mexican, Caribbean,Southern and Middle Eastern restaurantsabound.We’ve got it all, from deep-fried towood-fired, submarine sandwich to banhmi, Texas toast to tortilla.And yes, you can still get the best NorthCarolina barbecue — both kinds — righthere in the Triad.

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‘ Credit Cards Accepted ‘ ABC Permit ‘ Banquet Room ‘ Reservations Suggested ‘ Smoke Free Outdoor Dining Handicap Accessible Prices: $ less than $8 $$ $9-$14 $$$ $15-$21 $$$$ $22 & up

American ………………. Austin’s 336.855.3356 3011 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ $$ ‘ Alex’s Cafe 336.722.9080 750 Summit St. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Bayberry Restaurant 336.777.3191 420 High St. Winston-Salem hawthorneinn.com/bayberryrestaurant ‘ ‘ $$ Best Diner 336.632.4400

5339 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ $ BG McGee’s 866.720.0986 4701 High Point Road Greensboro bgmcgees.com ‘ ‘ $ Bill & Leah’s Ice Cream 336.996.0676 265 W. Mountain St. Kernersville ‘ $ Billy Bob’s Silver Diner 336.768.0654 1650 Hanes Mall Blvd. Winston-Salem billybobssilverdiner.com ‘ $

C&H Cafeteria 336.992.0707 940 S. Main St. Kernersville ‘ $ Cagneys’ Restaurant 336.992.2129 801 S. Main St. Kernersville 336.724.0940 2201 Cloverdale Ave. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Carolina’s Diner 336.931.0811 506 S. Regional Road Greensboro 336.297.9363 5605-E W. Friendly Ave. Greensboro 336.869.0660

201 Eastchester Drive High Point carolinasdiner.com ‘ $ Centergrove Grill & Soda Shop 336.643.8089 998 N.C. Hwy 150 W. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Doss Old Fashion Ice Cream & Grill 336.996.1930 406 N. Main St. Kernersville ‘ ‘ $ Emerywood Fine Foods 336.882.6971 130 W. Lexington Ave. High Point

Greensboro legendsgreensboro.com ‘

Lucky 336.370.0707 1421 Greensboro lucky32.com/greensboro ‘ Mary’s 336.725.5754 301 Winston-Salem marysofcourse.com ‘ Meta’s 336.750.0811 102 Winston-Salem ‘

emerywood.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Filling Station 336.724.7600 871 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem theold4thSt.fillingstation. com ‘ ‘ $ Fincastles 336.272.8968 215 S. Elm St. Greensboro fincastles.com ‘ ‘ $ Green’s Supper Club & Oyster Bar 336.621.3444 4735 U.S. Hwy. 29 North Greensboro greenssupperclub.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Jake’s Diner 336.297.4141 4220 W. Wendover Ave. Greensboro ‘ $ Jan’s House 336.855.9808 3932-B W. Market St. Greensboro $ Kernel Kustard 336.768.1085 1630 Fox Trot Court Winston-Salem kernelkustard.com ‘ $ Kerner House 336.996.3908 708 NC Highway 66 South Kernersville ‘ $ Kopper Kitchen 336.724.2691 241 W. 5th St. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Legend’s 336.299.7650 415 S. Swing Road Greensboro legendsgreensboro.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

Lucky 32 336.370.0707 1421 Westover Terrace Greensboro lucky32.com/greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Mary’s of Course Caf’ 336.725.5754 301 Brookstown Ave. Winston-Salem marysofcourse.com ‘ $ Meta’s 336.750.0811 102 W. 3rd St. Winston-Salem ‘ $

Milner’s American Southern 336.768.2221 630 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem milnerfood.com ‘ ‘ $$ Mimi’s Cafe 336.852.7811 3322 W. Friendly Ave. Greensboro mimiscafe.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Moose Cafe 336.668.1125 2914 Sandy Ridge Rd Colfax ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Mountain Fried Chicken 336.377.2010 5908 University Parkway Winston-Salem mountainfriedchicken.com ‘ $ Murphy’s Lunch 336.723.5378 207 W. 3rd St. Winston-Salem ‘ $ New York Deli & Pastry Company 336.540.1645 3724-C Battleground Ave Greensboro nydeliandpastry.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Olympic Family Restaurant 336.996.5741 1541 W. Mountain St. Kernersville ‘ $ Omega House 336.724.5262 1498 Peters Creek Parkway Winston-Salem ‘ $$ Ranch-O-Drive In 336.784.5353 3020 Kernersville Road Winston-Salem ‘ $

Reed’s Restaurant, Bar & Tea Room 336.869.4552 1345 N. Main St. High Point ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ River Birch Lodge 336.768.1111 3324 Robinhood Road Winston-Salem riverbirchlodge.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Stratford Station Grill 336.659.1983 828 S Stratford Road Winston-Salem ‘ $ Sweet Potatoes 336.727.4844 529 N.Trade St Winston-Salem sweetpotatoes-arestaurant. com ‘ ‘ $$ The Box Seat 336.297.0073 5006-E High Point Rd. Greenboro theboxseat.com ‘ ‘ $ The Grille 336.724.2300 460 N. Cherry St. Winston-Salem ‘ ‘ $ Winston’s Eatery 336.245.2828 300 S. Liberty St. Winston-Salem winstonseatery.com ‘ ‘ $

Your House Restaurant 336.288.6895 2306 Battleground Ave. Greensboro $ Bagels & Bakeries ..

Cafe Carolina & Bakery 803 E. Friendly Center Road Greensboro 336.854.1130 cafecarolina.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Courtyard Cafe 336.294.3800 ext. 616 4400 W.Wendover Ave. Greensboro ‘ $ Great Harvest Bread Company 336.855.3853 2715 Grandview #A Greensboro greatharvest.com ‘ $

Simple Kneads 336.370.4446 227 S. Elm St. #B Greensboro ‘ $ Barbeque ………………. Barbecue Specialist Inc. 336.431.4969 736 W. Fairfield Road High Point ‘ $ Carter Brothers 336.869.9948 2305 N. Main St. High Point

carterbrothersbbq.com ‘ $ Henry James Bar-B-Que 336.882.8057 2201 S. Main St. High Point 336.884.8038 621 Greensboro Road High Point henryjamesbbq.com ‘ $

Hills Lexington Barbeque 336.767.2184 4005 N. Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Little Richard’s Bar-B-Que 336.769.4227 5353 Gumtree Rd. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Mr. Barbecue 336.725.7827 1381 Peters Creek Parkway Winston-Salem ‘ $ Pig Pickins 336.923.2285 3650 Reynolda Blvd. Winston-Salem 336.777.0105 613 Deacon Blvd. Winston-Salem pigpickins.com ‘ $ Bars/Grills …………….. 6th & Vine 336.725.5577 209 W. 6th St. Winston-Salem 6thandvine.com ‘ ‘ $$

Big Shotz Tavern 336.727.4490 109 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem 336.712.1883 1480 River Ridge Road Clemmons bigshotztavern.com ‘ ‘ $$ Bleu Restaurant & Bar 336.760.2026 3425 Frontis St. Winston-Salem bleurestaurantandbar.com ‘ ‘ $$ Brass Taps 336.510.6950 2506 Battleground Ave. #B Greensboro thebrasstaps.com ‘ ‘ $ Buffalo’s Bar & Gril 336.632.1911 4605 High Point Road Greensboro 336.288.0163 2704 Battleground Ave. Greensboro mybuffalos.com ‘ ‘ $ Cities Grill & Bar 336.765.9027 2438 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem citiesgrillandbar.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Cooper’s Ale House 336.294.0575 5340 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Corbin’s Bar & Grill 336.768.3301 520 Hanes Mall Blvd.

Winston-Salem corbinsbarandgrill.com ‘ ‘ $$ Fat Dog’s Grille & Pub 336.856.1364 2503 Spring Garden St. Greensboro fatdogsgrill.com ‘ ‘ $ Foothills Brewing 336.777.3348 638 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem foothillsbrewing.com ‘ ‘ $$ Gate City Deli & Grill 336.294.9500 106 N. Westgate Drive

Wine Bar & Cafe

Tuesday – Sunday

Greensboro ‘ $ Grey’s Tavern 336.617.5341 343 S. Elm St. Greensboro greystavern.com ‘ ‘ $ Hot Rodz/Skinny Teez’ Bar & Grill 336.476.0991 615 E. Main St. Thomasville ‘ ‘ $ Indigo Joe’s 336.996.2500 1090 S. Main St. Kernersville

indigojoes.com ‘ ‘ $

J. Butler’s Bar & Grille 336.294.8884 1635 New Garden Road Greensboro 336.316.1991 3030 High Point Road Greensboro 336.841.3331 3815 Tinsley Drive High Point 336.861.5758 3030 S. Main St. High Point jbutlersbarandgrille.com ‘ ‘ $

321 West 4th Street Winston-Salem, NC P 336 703 5112 F 336 724 2730

JP Looney’s 336.852.1331 3021 Spring Garden St. Greensboro 336.882.9812 3793 Samet Drive Suite 165 High Point myspace.com/jplooneys sonsofmayberry.com/JP ‘ ‘ $ Liberty Oak 336.273.7057 100-D W. Washington St. Greensboro libertyoakrestaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery 336.882.4677 914 Mall Loop High Point libertysteakhouseandbrewery.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Lighthouse 336.724.9619 905 Burke St. Winston-Salem lighthousegrill.biz ‘ ‘ $ Meridian 336.722.8889 411 S. Marshall St. Winston-Salem meridianws.com ‘ ‘ $$ M’Coul’s Public House 336.378.0204 110 W. McGee St. Greensboro mcoulspub.com myspace.com/mcouls ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Minj Grille 336.273.5393 310 S. Elm St. Greensboro minjgrille.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Nate’s Place 336.275.9005 1642 Spring Garden St. Greensboro ‘ $ Natty Greene’s 336.274.1373 345 S. Elm St. Greensboro bigdraft.com ‘ ‘ $$ Noma 336.703.5112 321 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem noma-ws.com ‘ ‘ $$ Old Town Draught House 336.379.1140 1205 Spring Garden St. Greensboro oldtowndraughthouse.com ‘ ‘ $ Rodie’s Tavern 336.992.8706 835 S. Main St. Kernersville myspace.com/rodiestavern ‘ ‘ $ Table 16 336.279.8525 600 S. Elm St. Greensboro table16restaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ The Pour House 336.333.2226 360 Federal Place

Greensboro myspace.com/thepourhousegso ‘ ‘ $ Tipsy’z Tavern 336.887.0230 805 Westchester Dr. High Point ‘ ‘ ‘ $

Wild Wing Caf’ 336.794.9464 110 Hanes Square Circle Winston Salem wildwingcafe.com ‘ ‘ $ Bistros …………………. Sweet Basil’s 336.632.3070 620 Dolly Madison Rd. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro 336.703.5400 878 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem mozelles.com ‘ ‘ $ Newtown Bistro & Bar 336.659.8062 420 Jonestown Road, #U Winston-Salem

newtownbistro.com ‘ ‘ $

Solaris 336.378.0198 125 Summit Ave. #A Greensboro gettapas.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

Print Works Bistro 336.379.0699 702 Green Valley Road Greensboro printworksbistro.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Undercurrent Restaurant 336.370.1266 327 Battleground Ave. Greensboro undercurrentrestaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Zen 336.272.3995 214 S. Elm St. Greensboro zengreensboro.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Cafes ……………… Bear Rock Caf’ 336.299.7300 1216-M Bridford Parkway Greensboro 336.292.1977 705 Friendly Center

Road Greensboro bearrockcafe.com ‘ $ Caf’ Europa 336.389.1010 200 N. Davie St. #15 Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Caf’ Gelato 336.725.9110 845 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem cafegelatowinstonsalem. com ‘ $ Caffe Prada 336.793.2468 390 N. Broad St. Winston-Salem caffeprada.com ‘ ‘ $

Camel City Cafe 336.734.1797 401 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem Center City Cafe 336.274.8646 114 N. Elm St., Suite 101 Greensboro centercitycafeinc.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Cat’s Corner 336.722.9911 411 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem westendcafe.com/ccc ‘ ‘ $ Courtside Caf’ 336.761.8910 102 W. 3rd St. #180 Winston-Salem courtsidecafe.com ‘ $

DeBeen Espresso 336.889.2107 709 W. Lexington Ave. High Point myspace.com/debeeninc ‘ ‘ $ Krankies Coffee 336.722.3016 211 E. 3rd St. Winston-Salem krankiescoffee.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Port City Java 336.285.7074 2920 Martinsville Road Greensboro portcityjava.com ‘ ‘ $ Tate Street Coffee House 336.275.2754 334 Tate St. Greensboro tateSt.coffee.com ‘ ‘ $ The Green Bean 336.691.9990 341 S. Elm St. Greensboro myspace.com/greensborobean ‘ ‘ $ West End Caf’ 336.723.4774 926 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem westendcafe.com ‘ ‘ $$ Wolfies Frozen Custard 336.245.2400 420 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem wolfiescustard.com ‘ $ Vintage 301 336.333.3190 301 Martin Luther King Jr

Drive Greensboro vintage301.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Caribbean …………….. Oasis Bar & Carribbean Cuisine 336.724.0546 2105 Peters Creek Parkway Winston-Salem nccluboasis.com ‘ $

Paradise Restaurant 336.273.3552 2006-A Randleman Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ $

Zion Bar and Grill 336.834.1899 5601 Roanne Way Greensboro myspace.com/zionbarandgrille ‘ ‘ $ Chinese ………………… Chao Praya 336.659.1841 3320 Silas Creek Parkway Winston-Salem ‘ $

Golden Wok 336.855.6161 1216 Bridford Parkway #N Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Mr. Wonton 336.230.2222 3220 Randleman Road Greensboro 336.632.8700 5710 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ $

Chili Cincy’s Downtown 336.378.9774 115 E. February 1 Place Greensboro cincysdowntown.com ‘ ‘ $

Fine Dining & Steakhouses …………. Alexander Deveraux 336.632.0088 2806 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ $$ Bernardin’s Fine Dining 336.768.9365 373 Jonestown Road Winston-Salem bernardinsfinedining.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$

Christopher’s 336.724.1395 712 Brookstown Ave. Winston-Salem christophersngc.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ” Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse 336.294.7790 3342 W. Friendly Ave. Greensboro flemingssteakhouse.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Gate City Chop House 336.294.9977 106 S. Holden Rd Greensboro chophousesofnc.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Harper’s Restaurant 336.299.8850 601 Friendly Center Road Greensboro

harpersgroup.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Noble’s Bistro 336.889.3354 101 S Main St. High Point nobleshighpoint.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Piedmont Club 336.724.7077 200 W. 2nd St. #19 Winston-Salem clubcorp.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Ruth’s Chris Steak House 336.574.1515 800 Green Valley Rd # 100 Greensboro ruthschris.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Ryan’s 336.724.6132 719 Coliseum Drive Winston-Salem ryansrestaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Steak Street 336.841.0222 3915 Sedgebrook St. High Point steakSt..com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ String & Splinter 336.882.8191 305 W. High Ave. High Point ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Texas Land & Cattle 336.760.9066 1110 Creekshire Way Winston-Salem ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ The Barn Dinner Theatre 336.292.2211 120 Stage Coach Tr.

Greensboro barndinner.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ The Carriage House 336.765.8082 1409 S Stratford Road Winston-Salem

thecarriagehouserestaurant. com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Undercurrent 336.370.1266 327 Battleground Ave. Greensboro

undercurrentrestaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Fondue …………………. Melting Pot 336.545.6233 2924 Battleground Ave.

Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Greek ……………………. Acropolis Restaurant 336.273.3306 416 N. Eugene St.

Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Apollo Flame 336.377.2199 150 Hanes Mill Court Winston-Salem apolloflame.com ‘ ‘ $ Athena Greek Tavern 336.794.3069 680 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem athenagreektaverna.net ‘ ‘ $$ Grecian Corner 336.722.6937 101 Eden Terrace Winston-Salem greciancorner.com ‘ $ Jack’s Corner 336.370.4400 1601 Spring Garden St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Mykonos Grill 336.218.1113 4633 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Olive Tree 336.723.4224

580 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem ‘ $

Taste of Troy 336.315.2298 1236 Guilford College Road Ste 113 Jamestown, NC 27282 ‘ $ Hotdogs ………………… Kermit’s Hot Dog House 336.788.9945 2220 Thomasville Road Winston-Salem ‘ $ Skippy’s Hot Dogs 336.722.3442 624 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem skippyshotdogs.com ‘ ‘ $

The Red Caboose 336.767.1776 4284 Patterson Ave. Winston-Salem $ Yum Yum’s 336.272.8284 1219 Spring Garden St. Greensboro ‘ $

Indian ……………………. Ceramic Grill 336.841.0713 1589 Skeet Club Road High Point msalaindiarestaurant.com ‘ ‘ $$

Golden India 336.777.0004 2837 Fairlawn Drive Winston-Salem ‘ $ India Palace 336.379.0744 413 Tate St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Kabab & Curry 336.297.9544 3008 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Saffron Indian Cuisine 336.574.3300 1500 Mill St., Suite 104 Greensboro saffronindiancuisine.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Tandoor India Restaurant 336.852.2077 4612 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ $$

Turmeric Restaurant & Bar 336.794.8280 3088 Healy Drive Winston-Salem turmericindia.com ‘ ‘ $$ Irish ……………………… Cetic Caf’ 336.703.0641 924 S. Marshall St. Winston-Salem thecelticcafe.com ‘ ‘ $$

The Claddagh 336.841.0521 130 E. Parris Ave. High Point thecladdaghrestaurant.net ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Finnigan’s Wake 336.723.0322 620 N. Trade St. Winston-Salem finniganswakepub.com ‘ ‘ $$ M’Coul’s Public House 336.378.0204 110 W. McGee St. Greensboro mcoulspub.com myspace.com/mcouls ‘ ‘ ‘ $

Italian …………………… Amalfi Harbour 336.294.0020 4514 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $$

Amalfi’s 336.993.5011 503 Nelson St. Kernersville amalfis.us ‘ ‘ $$ Anton’s Restaurant 336.273.1386 1628 Battleground Ave. Greensboro cellarantons.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Bianca’s Italian Eatery 336.273.8114 1901 Spring Garden St. Greensboro biancasitalianeatery.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Bon Appetit Caf’ 336.722.4222 101 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Caf’ Pasta 336.272.1308 305 State St. #A Greensboro cafepasta.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Elizabeth’s Italian Restaurant 336.643.6801 2205 Oak Ridge Commons Oak Ridge elizabethsitalianrestaurant. com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Franco’s Italian Restaurant 336.774.8758 420 Jonestown Road # M Winston-Salem ‘ ‘ $ Gianno’s 336.885.0762 1124 Eastchester Drive High Point giannosaquaria.com

‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Riva’s Trattoria 336.334.9989 257 N. Greene St. Greensboro rivastrattoria.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Table 16 336.279.8525 600 S. Elm St. Greensboro table16restaurant.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$$ Tito’s Pizza & Sub Italian Restaurant 336.299.8486 2700 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ $ Vincenzo’s Italian Restaurant 336.765.3176 3449 Robinhood Road Winston-Salem www.vicenzosws.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

Vito’s Italian Restaurant 336.370.0084 2258 Golden Gate Drive Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Japanese ………………. Arigato Japanese Steak House 336.299.1003 1200 S Holden Road Greensboro 336.765.7798 2995 Bethesda Place Winston-Salem www.arigatos.net ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Asahi Japanese Steak House 336.855.8883 4520 W. Market St. #B Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Fuji Japanese Steak & Seafood 336.869.9000 133 E. Parris Ave. High Point ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

Kabuto 336.852.5550 1617 Stanley Road Greensboro kabutosteakhouse.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Kyoto Fantasy Express 336.286.9244 3361 Battleground Ave. Greensboro ‘ $ Sakura Japanese Steak & Seafood Sushi Bar 336.777.8744 548 S. Stratford Road Winston-Salem sakurasuperbsushi.com ‘ ‘ $$ Tokyo Shapiro 336.725.4141 215 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem ‘ $

Trido of Japan 336.377.3738 5914 University Parkway Winston-Salem ‘ ‘ $ Mediterranean ………. Zaytoon Mediterranean Caf’ 336.373.0211 301 N. Elm St. Greensboro zaytoongreensboro.com ‘ ‘ $

Mexican …………………….. Don Juan’s 336.996.6733 201 Century Blvd. Kernersville ‘ ‘ ‘ $ El Carreton 336.574.0048 948 Walker Ave. #A Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Mexico Restaurant 336.286.9040 3606 N. Elm St. Greensboro 336.333.2514 1007 Battleground Ave.

Greensboro 336.292.6044 4800 W. Market St. Greensboro 336.665.5170 2307 Fleming Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Pancho Villa 336.722.6370 2730 University Parkway Winston-Salem triadipages.com/panchovillas ‘ ‘ $$ Poblano’s Mexican Bar & Grill 336.316.1212 5710-D High Point Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ San Luis 336.851.2158 1503 W. Lee St. Greensboro 336.617.5508 4207 High Point Road Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Pizza ……………………. Burke St. Pizza 336.721.0011 1140 Burke St. Winston-Salem burkeSt.pizza.com ‘ $

Hungry Howie’s Pizza 336.333.9393 1608 W. Friendly Avene Greensboro 336.375.8666 2712-B N. Church St. Greensboro 336.333.3340 5710 High Point Road Greensboro NC 336.764.9898 166 Millers Creek Drive #G hungryhowiesnc.com ‘ $ Mario’s Pizza 336.768.0057 1066 Hanes Mall Blvd. Winston-Salem

336.632.0072 4215 W. Wendover Ave. #A Greensboro mariospizza.org ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Napoli’s Pizza 336.889.6729 1901 Brentwood St. #101 High Point ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $ New York Pizza 336.272.8953 337 Tate St. Greensboro myspace.com/nypgreensboro ‘ ‘ $ Pieworks 336.282.9003 3700 Lawndale Drive Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $

Pizzeria L’Italiano 336.274.4810 219-B S. Elm St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Seafood …………………

1618 West Seafood Grill 336.235.0898 1618 W. Friendly Ave. Greensboro 1618west.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Aquaria 336.884.3474 3800 Tinsley Drive High Point giannosaquaria.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Bayside Seafood 336.954.8006 3512 Wendover Ave. #D Greensboro ‘ $ Bert’s Seafood Grille 336.854.2314 4608 Market St. Greensboro bertsseafood.com ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Bimini’s Oyster Bar & Seafood Cafe 336.886.3474 2140 N. Main St. High Point biminisoysterbar.com ‘ ‘ $

Black Pearl 336.855.0079 3706 High Point Road Greensboro theblackpearlgrilegreensboro.com ‘ ‘ $$ Captain Bills Seafood & Steak Restaurant 336.852.5162 6108 W. Market St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Fishbones 336.370.4900 2119 Walker Ave. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Mahi’s 336.282.8112 4721 Lawndale Drive Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ ‘ $$ Tides Inn Steak & Seafood Restaurant 336.852.5845 3927 High Point Road #A Greensboro ‘ $$

Southwestern .

The Green Burro 106 W. McGee St. Greensboro 336.275.9111 thegreenburro.com myspace.com/bigassburrito ‘ ‘ ‘

Sub.Shops.&.Delis . .

Dill Pickle 336.723.5192 214 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem ‘ $ Downtown Deli 336.721.1750 209 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem downtowndelicafe.com ‘ ‘ $ First Carolina Delicatessan 336.273.5564 1635 Spring Garden St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ $ Gate City Deli & Grill 336.294.9500

106 N. Westgate Drive Greensboro ‘ $ Ghassan’s 336.294.4060 2501 High Point Road Greensboro 336.272.8400 1605 Battleground Ave. Greensboro 336.378.1000 400 E. Cornwallis Drive Greensboro ghassans.com ‘ ‘ $ Harrison’s Restaurant 336.883.0030 1807 N. Main St. High Point harrisonsdeli.com ‘ ‘ $ Hero House Sub Shop 336.761.0078 2951 University Parkway Winston-Salem herohousesubshop.com ‘ $ Jason’s Deli 336.297.9195 3326 W. Friendly Ave. #140 Greensboro 336.794.0015 1005 Hanes Mall Blvd.

Winston-Salem jasonsdeli.com ‘ ‘ $ Jimmy John’s 336.282.0022 2507 Battleground Ave. Greensboro 336.299.8200 1622 Stanley Road #106 Greensboro 336.370.9997 411 Tate St. Greensboro 336.760.2262 122 Hanes Mall Circle Winston-Salem jimmyjohns.com ‘ $

New York Deli & Pastry Co. 336.540.1645 3724 Battleground Ave. #C Greensboro nydeliandpastry.com ‘ ‘ ‘ $ Sushi …………………….. Asian House 336.812.8888 921 Eastchester Drive #1010 High Point ‘ ‘ $$

Sushi Republic 336.274.6684

329 Tate St. Greensboro ‘ ‘ ‘ $$

US Sushi 336.854.7854 619 Friendly Center Road Greensboro 336.8

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