The Winston-Salem Dash is having it's 10th Anniversary season this year! The team has recently announced the 2019 Open House and promotional calendar. Baseball at BB&T Ballpark, just outside of downtown Winston-Salem, can be fun and affordable for the family!
The Winston-Salem Dash is having their annual open house on Tuesday, April 2 from 5-7pm .
Admission to the open house is free. There will be hot dogs, beer, and soft drinks available for $2 each. Opening Night tickets will be on sale for $5 during the open house.
Inflatables are free, and there will a brief autograph period after the team workout.
Making Baseball Affordable for the Family
The price of baseball tickets for a family can add up! The Dash and Chick-fil-A at Thruway Shopping Center have partnered to offer a Chick-fil-A Four Pack for the reasonable price of $32 for 4 Dash tickets. In addition to the tickets, you will get 4 Dash hats and 4 Chick-fil-A Sandwich coupons (to be redeemed at the Thruway CFA). This year's CFA dates are April 13, April 27, May 11, June 1, July 20, and August 17.
You can see all ticket options for the Dash on their website here.
Promotional Nights with the Dash
Here are a few of the recently announced promotions. See the full list on their website!
New Weekly Promotion: Taco Tuesdays. For Tuesday home games, tacos will be $2 through 8:30pm.
Free Food Mondays: Enjoy free hot dogs and french fries until 8:30pm on select Monday home games.
Pups in the Park Thursdays: On select Thursday home games, bring your furry friends!
Fireworks Fridays: All 11 Friday games will conclude with a fireworks display.
Live Music Saturdays: Every Saturday game will feature a local band prior to the game.
Other notable promotional events at BB&T Ballpark:
Food Truck Festival - April 13
Craft Fair - April 14
Halfway to Halloween - April 26
Prom Night - April 27
Millennial Night - May 9
Pageant Night - June 1
Star Wars Night - June 7
Daddy-Daughter Date Night - June 21 and August 16
Women in North Carolina Night - June 26, July 17 and August 28
Hometown Heroes USA Night, presented by Salem One - July 19
Energize the Ballpark Night with a postgame concert - The Dash have partnered with Energize Ministries for the fourth annual "Energize the Ballpark" concert at BB&T Ballpark on August 3
Cancer Awareness Night, presented by Great Clips - August 9
336 Day - August 27, includes a special 3:36 p.m. gametime
For more information on each promotion, visit wsdash.com.
Local Restaurants Close to the Ballpark - 4th Street
Sure, you can get hot dogs at the ballpark, but if you'd like to enjoy dinner close by we have a few recommendations.
Head downtown and try the Smoked Gouda Pimento Grilled Cheese with tater tots at Foothills! We also love Foothill's Pub Melt and the Chicken Breast Sandwich (we like it fried). Foothills tots are the absolute best! Located on 4th Street, Foothills Brewing is a bottling brewery with a nice food menu, roasted coffee, and signature cocktails.
Just down the block from Foothills, you can try the newest addition to Winston-Salem's dining choices, Yamas Mediterranean Street Food opened this week to rave reviews. We were there on opening day, and the bowl we tried for lunch was simply amazing! Yamas, which means "cheers to good health", has a favorites menu of sandwiches, grain bowls, and salad bowls, and a build your favorite menu with tons of choices for your sandwich, salad bowl, or grain bowl.
Further down the street, choices abound. Mellow Mushroom, Jeffrey Adams on Fourth, and Xcaret are great choices for dinner before or after a baseball game. You even have the choice of two different Thai restaurants on 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem, Charm Thai and Downtown Thai.
Downtown Shuttle Available During Game Season
Street parking is free in the downtown area after 6pm and weekends. You can walk from downtown to the ballpark, but there is no need. You can catch the Downtown Dash Shuttle, available for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday Dash games. The shuttle returns to each stop approximately every 15 minutes, and runs from 30 minutes before the game to 30 minutes after the game. There are stops at Foothills Brewpub, the bus station at 4th and Spruce, the back side of Center City Garage on Holly Street, and BB&T Ballpark. More detail and map of stops here.
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
Creek Week is an annual, week-long initiative that takes place across the country, celebrating the importance and impact of creeks and waterways. Several counties in the Triad have free, family friendly events that are both fun and informative!
Forsyth Creek Week
Forsyth Creek Week includes activities for all ages to help us understand and appreciate the importance of the local waterways. There are many free events that include recreational activities, hands-on learning opportunities, guest speakers, and more. These events are children and family friendly! Activities include bike rides, bird walks, fishing, paddle boarding, segway glides, and more!
There are many "Just For Kids" activities scheduled, such as family fishing fun, a solar car workshop, and an Otter Animal Encounter. Link to all of the kids activities here.
You can find all the details for activities on the Forsyth Creek Week website here. Creek Week 2019 runs March 23-March 31.
Guilford Creek Week
Guilford Creek Week runs the same time period, and includes activities in Greensboro, High Point, and other smaller cities in the county. The Kick Off Party took place on Saturday at Gibson Park in Jamestown, and other events include recreational days and clean up events. Find more information about Guilford Creek Week on their website here.
Alamance Creek Week
Alamance County's Creek Week will run April 6-13, 2019. Activities include Creek Clean-Ups, a hydroponic farm tour, water-themed origami night, story times, and other water-themed activities. See the schedule for Alamance County on their website here.
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
On Tuesday, March 12, 2019 we attended the 2nd Community Meeting for the US 158/Northern Beltway Interchange plan. This meeting was conducted by the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Planning and Development Services to see what the community would like to see there as the interchange brings growth to the area. This meeting encouraged actual discussion and planning in small groups to identify land use locations and building placement.
There were several residents from the Morris Farm neighborhood in group one, and they had concerns about increased noise and traffic. Morris Farm includes Kelly's Trail, Katie's Trail, and Michael's Trail, which abut the property in discussion. In addition to noise buffers, their ideas included a retirement community on the side closest to their neighborhood, medical offices, and mixed use town homes. They would also like to see low signage for businesses.
Group two suggested free standing, sit down restaurants and small retail, such as shoe and clothing stores. The group suggested that it would be nice to have the same type of feel as downtown Kernersville. They also suggested medical offices, such as urgent care and a dental office, and recreation such as a YMCA or an outdoor pool. This group did not want high density housing.
Both groups suggested some type of park, greenway, or trail.
The next community meeting will be April 9, 2019. More detailed development , concepts, and layouts will be discussed.
You can learn more about Legacy 2030 on the City of Winston-Salem website here.
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
Charm Thai is an Asian Fusion restaurant on Fourth St and is known to have the best sesame chicken. For many, Charm Thai is their go-to Thai place. Charm Thai has a wonderful atmosphere, with excellent service and a very diverse, well priced menu. You will enjoy a great dining experience at Charm Thai.
Another great place for Thai is Downtown Thai & Pho Restaurant & Bar. Just a couple of storefronts down from Charm Thai, Downtown Thai has excellent Pho and sushi.
The two restaurants are a one minute walk from each other, both on 4th Street in downtown Winston-Salem. Charm Thai sits at 259 W 4th St, and Downtown Thai & Pho Restaurant & Bar is is at 271 W 4th St. Whichever place you choose to eat the service will be excellent and food will be delicious.
The Triad Anime Con is taking place this weekend in downtown Winston-Salem, and at lunchtime the streets were filled with visitors looking for a bite to eat.
These young people were taking a lunch break from the Triad Anime Con for some lunch at Charm Thai. Pictured from left to right, Virginia Schnorenberg (Genny from Fire Emblem), @ualawan5 (Merle Highchurch) and SAM (jazz hands Sirius). The Triad Anime Convention is being held this weekend, March 15-17, 2019. Friday's hours are 4pm-1am, Saturday 10am-1am and Sunday 10am-4pm. There is an admission fee, Cash only. Check their website for full details.
We asked, you answered! Piedmont Triad Living followers on Facebook vote on favorite burger places in the Triad!
Top 7 (in alphabetical order)
Bad Daddy's Located on Hanes Mall Boulevard in Winston-Salem, people talk about parmesan fries, buttermilk fried bacon, and sweet potato fries.
Burger Batch Connected with Small Batch Beer Co. in Downtown W-S. Build your own burgers or try a crafty burger. Also known for their extremely fancy (and expensive) milkshakes. Personally recommend the Crispy Zucchini Chips.
Cin Cin Down the street from Baptist Hospital and not far from DTWS, people talk about gorgonzola fries, and fantastic bootlegger burgers
Cook Out The first Cook Out still stands on Randleman Road in Greensboro, and there are now more than 200 locations across several states in the Southeast. Fresh hamburgers, and known for their huge assortment of milkshakes!
Food Freaks of NC Food truck on our list! Unique Stuffed Burgers, such as the Elvis, Godfather, Puff Mento and Shroom.
Foothills Award winning brewery located in downtown W-S also has a great menu! Personal recommendation -their tater tots are the best!
Hops Burger Bar This chain has two locations in Greensboro, one in Chapel Hill, and one opening soon in Winston-Salem! Crafted burgers, sandwiches, salads, appetizers, and craft beers.
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
"You use a glass mirror to see your face: you use works of art to see your soul."
–George Bernard Shaw, Back to Methuselah
Looking for your own locally hand made work of art? This Sunday, March 17, the HAND -to-HAND Market celebrates it's 8th year with more than 30 Makers from the NC area. FREE hands on DIY Workshops and Talks, Creative space for the public to make something at the Make Something Awesome Table. Sunday from 11am-5pm. Details for this event here.
You will find more unique items at the Winter Market at Raylen Vineyards, featuring over 50 local vendors. Admission is complementary and open to the public. The market will be open on Sunday from 12pm-5pm.
It is St. Patrick's weekend, and there are several local places to celebrate the day! On Saturday, March 16, Foothills Brewing Tasting Room celebrates with Irish food, Irish music, and Irish dancing! 12pm-midnight. No cover charge, check out their event page for schedule and more details.
Asheboro is celebrating St Patrick's Day at Bicentennial Park during the 4th Annual Downtown Asheboro St. Patrick's Day Celebration with Food Trucks, Music, Vendors, and a Beer Garden. Kid Friendly with free admission. Details on their event page here.
Greensboro is celebrating on Sunday, with St Patrick's Day in the Park, a family friendly event at LeBauer Park. Food, vendors, children's activities, live music, and dance performances. Schedule and links here.
Enjoy history? The Battle of Guilford Courthouse has a weekend full of events to commemorate the 238th Anniversary. Live demonstrations, musket firings, colonial dancing, guided battlefield tours, living history encampments.
Look to the skies at the Guilford College Cline Observatory during their public open house on Saturday, from 7:30-9:30pm. If weather allows, visitors will be able to view luminous matter through he telescopes.
Later on This Week:
The Triad Community Band Concert performs at Rural Hall Moravian Church on Thursday at 7pm.
Find all of these events and more on the calendar at www.piedmonttriadliving.com
By Jessica Thomas Lewis
Jessica Thomas Lewis
Jessica Thomas Lewis lives in Winston-Salem, NC. She is always looking for fun, free things to do with her kids.