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Winston-Salem Best Bets

Favorite Food Spots

Top Restaurants for Wake Div Students

  1. Mi Pueblo – 2905 Reynolda Road: The gathering place for hungry Wake Div students on Thursday nights. It’s well priced Mexican food with great beer specials. Delicious and fun! mipueblomexgrill.com/

  2. Mama Zoes –  2859 Reynolda Road: Delicious Diner Conveniently Located on Reynolda Road. Cheap food, all different types of cuisine and 10% off for Wake Forest Students (just show your ID!) www.mamazoemichaels.com/Mama_Zoes_Diner/Mama_Zoe_Michaels.html

  3. Camino Bakery – 310 W 4th Street : A place you can go to study, swoon on a date, or just to feel quasi-hipster. Great food, delicious desserts, wonderful coffee, and even better wine. What more could you ask for? www.caminobakery.com/

  1. Village Tavern – 221 Reynolda Village: Village Tavern has two locations, one in Reynolda Village and the other at Hanes Mall. It can be a bit on the expensive end but the food is deelish and the service is great. www.villagetavern.com/

  2. The Old 4th Street Filling Station – 871 W 4th Street – : This restaurant has great outdoor seating for summer and a fireplace for winter. The food is higher priced, but good food. Great for classy date nights.  www.theoldfourthstreetfillingstation.com/

  3. Mary’s Gourmet Diner (formerly Breakfast of Course) – 723 Trade Street NW: BOC is the best brunch spot in Winston, hands down. They use local food, and serve some of the best breakfast you will find. The wait can get a little long on Saturdays and Sundays but worth it nonetheless! www.marysgourmetdiner.net/

  4. Tequila Mexican Restaurant – 2802 Reynolda Road: Tequila is located in the Reynolda Manor Shopping Center. It’s a local Mexican place with a college atmosphere. It boasts of good food and good drinks, at great prices. www.yelp.com/biz/tequila-mexican-restaurant-winston-salem

  5. The Carving Board – 318 S Stratford Road: If you’re feeling the desire to channel your inner fraternity or sorority self, CB is the place to be with plenty of Greek Life to go around. Located on Stratford, The Carving Board is the perfect Saturday lunch date with great sandwiches, salads, and soups. www.thecarving-board.com/

  6. Pane e Vino – 122 Reynolda Village:  The perks of this place include walking distance from campus (so you get a nice walk and good food) and consuming some of the best grilled cheese (and other sandwiches and treats) iin Winston. Located in Reynolda Village and is a great study spot when you’re wanting to be off campus. diolis.com/pane-e-vino/

  7. Foothills Brewing Company – 638 W 4th Street: Micro-brewery located in downtown. The pickle chips are a highlight! But the draughts are great too. Excellent pub food. Mid-level pricing. www.foothillsbrewing.com/

  8. Burke Street Pizza – 1140 Burke St NW: This awesome pizza place now has two locations – one on Burke Street (obviously) and one on Robinhood Road. Burke Street has the best pizza (and great prices!). www.burkestreetpizza.com/

  9. Rose’s Deli – 5000 University Parkway: Rose’s is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant. They have great food, including sandwiches, wraps, and burgers. Don’t forget to ask about the “For Wake’s Sake” card.

The excellence of Winston-Salem’s restaurant options cannot be constrained by a top list, so here are some other fantastic food joints to check out!

  • Taco Riendo 3:  It may be located beside a gas station, but it is the most authentic Mexican food in Winston. Incredible find!

  • Kings Crab Shack and Oyster Bar: Feel free to eat here any night as the food is delicious, but especially on Tuesday Nights where you can get $2 tacos! cheap and delicious tacos, free cornbread, and some good company? What more could you ask for!www.kingscrabshack.com/Home_Page.php

  • Dioli’s:  On Reynolda Road after Reynolda Manor on the left. Great sandwiches and pastries. diolis.com/

  • Mozelle’s:  On 4th Street downtown. Great southern cuisine.  A bit pricey, but definitely worth it. mozelles.com/

  • Olive Tree Deli: On South Stratford Road. Really good traditional Greek food, some American items, great tzatziki sauce!  Cash only.www.theolivetree-deli.com

  • Fox and Hound Bar & Grill: A favored sports bar for Div students.  www.foxandhound.com/

  • Golden India: For those who like it spicy, this is a great local Indian restaurant. www.goldenindiarestaurant.net/

  • La Bontana: Wake Div loves their Mexican food! 25 special Vegetarian dishes as well as regional and traditional Mexican food. www.labotana-ws.com/
Places to Hang Out

Your standard movie and bowling recommendations as well as Wake Div’s other favorite places to be. (Listed in no particular order) 

  1. AMF Major League Lanes: For those of you who love to bowl, AMF has great late night bowling with as well as good food and bar.

  2. Carmike Ten Movie: $5 student tickets! Just bring your Wake Forest ID! www.carmike.com/ShowTimes/zip/27106

  3. The Grand 18: Looking for a bigger movie experience, this is the other go-to theater (and it has an IMAX).www.thegrandtheatre.com/location?house_id=10079

  4. A/perture: A mix of independent, foreign, documentary, local, and festival films.  www.aperturecinema.com/

  5. Winston-Salem Social Club: A favored place to hangout after Divinity School events. A great bar and games room. Just down the street from Karaoke too, should you get the itch.

  6. Bulls Tavern: Neighborhood bar with music and live entertainment. www.facebook.com/pages/Bulls-Tavern/460351293989732

  7. Break Time Billiards: Billiards hall and sports bar. www.facebook.com/pages/Breaktime-Billiards/187411531291830

  8. West End Tap Room: Neighborhood, full service bar, very chill with outdoor deck, games, and trivia night.

  9. Krankies Coffee: Fantastic local coffee served out of a standing location as well as a food truck.  www.krankiescoffee.com/

  10. Reynolda Village: located very close to campus, Reynolda Village is a great shopping center with arts and fabric stores, as well as a number of our favorite restaurants. The park and walking trails are also great for hanging out. The Village also has a local farmers market every Friday. www.reynoldavillage.com

 

Thrift Stores
  1. Megathrift  (University Drive)

  2. Megathrift (Clemmonsville – giant!): both Megathrifts are excellent, general thrift stores.  www.megathriftstore.com/charity.html

  3. Re-tale Second Hand: 922 Burke St, Winston Salem, NC 27101

  4. Habitat Re-storewww.habitatforsyth.org/restore/

  5. Winston-Salem Rescue Mission: www.wsrescue.org/

  6. Goodwill: www.goodwillnwnc.org/

  7. Salvation Army: salvationarmy.org

  8. Uptown Cheapskate: Clothing resale and exchange. Good for designer duds.  uptowncheapskate.com

  9. Lucky Strike Vintage Boutique: Shop by the decades – truly retro fashion finds. www.lsvintage.com/

  10. Stuff into Cash:  www.facebook.com/Stuffintocash

 

Leisure(less) Reading

These are books professors and students recommend you read before or during your first year at Wake Div. Don’t let this list stress you out. If you’re looking for something to read, pick one of these up.

  1. Turabian or Chicago Manual – you don’t need to read it, but you need to own it (at least one of them). It is important to have a style guide on hand when working on papers. Chicago is a generally standard style, Turabian is an offshoot of Chicago style and favored by theologians.

  2. How to Think Theologically (Howard W. Stone): recommended by faculty and staff as a way to get your theological gears turning.

  3. The Book of God (Walter Wangerin)

  4. The Story, NIV: The Bible as One Continuing Story of God and His People (Zondervan)

  5. Toxic Charity: How Churches and Charities Hurt Those They Help (And How to Reverse It) (Robert D. Lupton)

  6. The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical and/or Jesus for President: Politics for Ordinary Radicals (Shane Claiborne)

  7. How My Mind Has Changed How My Mind Has Changed: Essays from the Christian Century (David Heim) – Recommended by Dr. Michele Voss Roberts: “Incoming students are about to begin a journey of intellectual inquiry that will no doubt transform them. This can be frightening, but the best theologians (from all theological traditions) have embraced the process.”

  8. Jesus and the Disinherited (Howard Thurman) – Recommended by Dr. Derek Hicks and Dr. John Senior: “A classic exploration of Christian love of self and others that captures what the life and work of ministry is all about.”

  9. Mere Christianity (C.S. Lewis) – recommended by current students. An Oxford lecture series adapted into a novel which sets out a “rational basis for Christianity and builds an edifice of compassionate morality atop this foundation.”

Getting Involved

Below are ten organizations where some of your fellow Div Students are volunteered.

  1. Greensboro Urban Ministrywww.greensborourbanministry.org/

  2. The Shalom Projecttheshalomprojectnc.org

  3. Winston Salem Interfaith Groupwww.if-ws.org/

  4. El Buen Pastorelbuenpastorlcs.org/

  5. Sunny Side Ministrysunnysideministry.org/

  6. Crisis Control Ministrywww.crisiscontrol.org

  7. Samaritan Ministrieswww.samaritanforsyth.org/volunteer.htm

  8. Second Harvest Food Bank - www.hungernwnc.org/

  9. Cooperative Baptist Fellowship of North Carolinawww.cbfnc.org/

  10. What If Everyonewhatifeveryone.com

 

Here are some other great opportunities:

 

The WFU Office of Volunteer Services can help you find other opportunities: www.wfu.edu/studentdev/2volunteer.php

Even more opportunities can be found through Hands on North Carolina: hoc.handsonnwnc.org