With more than 120 local shops and restaurants to browse in downtown alone, Winston-Salem’s local maker community has mastered the art of handmade holiday gift giving. Now you can too.
Since 1753, Winston-Salem, North Carolina has been a haven for Moravian settlers seeking religious freedom. Over the years, these peaceful pragmatists formed a community based on common ideals, shared work and a deep respect for the land, art and music. (They also made a darn fine cookie.)
Whether you’re searching for inspiration for those last-minute gifts, relaxing in style with family and friends, or simply creating space for yourself amid the hustle of the holiday season, you’ll find no place more pristine to escape to than Winston-Salem’s famed Reynolda Mile.
Editor’s Note: We were so taken about featuring beloved traditional holidays dishes from some of Winston-Salem’s top chefs, we didn’t even consider how difficult it would be to land on just three. So we enlisted Winston-Salem’s culinary man-about-town, Carroll Leggett, who expertly narrowed down the field to three amazing chefs who would willingly part with one of their tried and true holiday recipes. We hope you enjoy Carroll’s salty take on each chef, their recipe and a side sampling of their homeplace. All culinary roads really do lead to Winston-Salem.