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PostPosted: Fri Sep 02, 2022 11:49 pm 
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Unverified rumors circulating on social media today report that the iconic Little Red Caboose Sandwich Shop at 4294 Patterson Ave. is closing after today. Very sad if true.


Jeez, I hope its not true. A true Camel City tradition!

A week or two ago, I heard this restaurant was sold to someone in Lewisville or Clemmons? Not sure what their plans are. I have been there one time (around 15-20 years ago). I seem to remember someone telling me this place and another called Peanut House were must visits.


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2022 8:36 am 
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Three people shot at West End Opera House early this morning. One in critical condition . . .

https://www.wxii12.com/article/3-injure ... m/41070931


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2022 12:28 am 
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Fourth and Main wrote:
zalo wrote:
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Unverified rumors circulating on social media today report that the iconic Little Red Caboose Sandwich Shop at 4294 Patterson Ave. is closing after today. Very sad if true.


Jeez, I hope its not true. A true Camel City tradition!

A week or two ago, I heard this restaurant was sold to someone in Lewisville or Clemmons? Not sure what their plans are. I have been there one time (around 15-20 years ago). I seem to remember someone telling me this place and another called Peanut House were must visits.



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Larry Horn, a son of the hot-dog restaurant's founder the late Bill Horn Sr., said he bought the property from his brother Bill Horn Jr. just last week and is starting renovations.

Bill Horn Sr. started Little Red Caboose in 1976, moving an old train caboose from Durham to its current spot. The place became known for having some of the best hot dogs in Winston-Salem.

Bill Horn Sr. died in 1999, and Bill Jr. and others ran the restaurant in the ensuing years. In 2011, Debbie Durham took it over, continuing the name and the same menu. Durham ran it up until its closing last week.

Larry Horn said he has plans to fix up both the inside and outside. In particular, he wants to expand the outdoor seating and create a defined patio area.

He said he plans to be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. and sell a similar menu of hot dogs, hamburgers and breakfast foods. "I'm also going to bring back biscuits, which we used to have, and milkshakes. This is going to be fun."


Durham, meanwhile, said she is actively looking for another location where she can open her own restaurant.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 2:55 pm 
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SAMPAN Chinese Restaurant closing after nearly 31 years . . .

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"it's time to retire."


https://journalnow.com/entertainment/di ... -top-story


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:04 pm 
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Great article in the WS Journal about the restaurant at the Shaffner House B&B opening up full time to the public, whether you are lodging there or not. The same article confirms that the three owners including Lou Baldwin are the new owners of the Queen Anne Col. Ludlow house and Richardsonian Dalton house on Summit Street in the West End, which are under restoration, and their intent to operate both of those again as a collective B&B.

Now if we can just get the historic Salem Tavern back up and running again! Having just visited Colonial Williamsburg again after 30+ years, it reiterated the importance of the tavern to the modern experience of Old Salem and its cultural interpretation of our local colonial life to visitors. I know first hand how hard it is for restaurant owners currently, and to survive the Covid pandemic, but the Salem Tavern is a must! to Winston-Salem.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2022 8:53 pm 
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SAMPAN Chinese Restaurant closing after nearly 31 years . . .

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"it's time to retire."


https://journalnow.com/entertainment/di ... -top-story


It would be great if a Vietnamese restaurant would take over the space. Frankly, I wish the Peter’s Creek Parkway corridor would take on the character of High Point Rd south of I 40 with their array of family owned Asian eateries and retail outlets.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 11:47 am 
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Dirty Fries has closed its Winston-Salem location at 500 Akron Drive.

The company announced the closing Oct. 11 on its Facebook page.

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It saddens us to announce we have chosen to close the Winston location.… The adjustment unknowingly didn’t mesh well with our vision, and your experiences from beginning to end matter most to us as well as your safety.


The "adjustment" they cite is their move in July from 2440 N. Liberty St. due to
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issues with crime in the original spot.


I gather that Akron Drive is a not a good (safe?) place to do business either.

It's a sad comment on our city's business climate - especially the in northeastern wards.

I imagine that, had they opened shop on Robinhood Road and branded themselves as a poutinerie, they might have fared better.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:33 pm 
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I gather that Akron Drive is a not a good (safe?) place to do business either.


I reckon being from Greensboro and a small outfit they are simply unfamiliar with the lay of the land in W-S.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 4:49 pm 
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I don't always eat healthy restaurant fare. But this area is simply oversaturated with uber-unhealthy, artery clogging options. It's a quality and quantity of life issue.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2022 5:20 pm 
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They started out invisible to the greater population of the city and enhanced it by the puzzling relocation to a convenience store off the 52 freeway. Their location in East of Colfax is not much better, as they are buried in the overly large 2 story Alexander Deveraux restaurant/supper club (or whatever it is) on High Point Road. (Not into the new Gate City Bl moniker). That location is much better in terms of traffic counts being on a heavily traveled road but I gauge their success in that spot as frankly not much better than Akron. That site is not very highway friendly with the big fence encircling it and their signage on the bldg is so/so.

And as I recall, one or more of the people who came up with the concept of Dirty Fries has some type of business association with A. Deveraux's I'd wager their rent is either 0 or very under market rate...But I hope they can make a go of it there so they can come back to a better retail site in Winston. Doesn't have to be the Westside, they could find success in Parkway Plaza, along Silas Creek in the FTCC area ( I offer New Sichuan as an example) or along Peters Creek Parkway anywhere from Salem Parkway to the County Line.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2022 7:22 am 
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Just WOW! I love it. Winston-Salem needs more people like Anne who loves this city so much that she will stick her neck out. Her shop Trouvaille Home on Burke is also the best, most eclectic, and most beautiful design shop in the state!!


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I just read the WSJ article and this is very cool!!


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2022 8:07 pm 
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No Winston-Salem location . . . yet . . . but there's one in Greensboro (on Tate St.) and another in Charlotte (which has a drive-thru window).

This ranks high on my culinary wish-list . . . and I'm not vegan . . .

https://www.romeosveganburgers.com/


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2022 4:35 pm 
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No Winston-Salem location . . . yet . . . but there's one in Greensboro (on Tate St.) and another in Charlotte (which has a drive-thru window).

This ranks high on my culinary wish-list . . . and I'm not vegan . . .

https://www.romeosveganburgers.com/


Looks good. I am vegan-adjacent. I like Mike's Vegan Cookout (food truck). I'd welcome as many plant-based options as possible. There are a number of vegan-friendly spots (Acadia Foods, Yamas, the new Powder Room, etc), but with the demise of Dom's, not many pure plant-based options.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2022 8:02 am 
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I've heard some rumblings that Dom's may come back in some other form....


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