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We are back … Daphne and I together once again!  Our holiday schedules were a little crazy and so we are excited to be able to get together.    Pane E Vino is one of my favorite spots to grab breakfast or lunch so I was pumped for Daphne to join me because she had never been.  If you don’t know where it is located, it is in Reynolda Village near the rear exit.

I often come for breakfast to meet with people for business and I’m happy to say that they serve Krankie’s coffee, a huge perk to me.  Enough about breakfast… that is for another post.

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Daphne and I met up with kiddos in tow last Saturday to enjoy a beautiful day of eating from food trucks at Coffee Park.  It was packed full of people and the kids all had a blast.  It is one of my favorite things to do here in Winston-Salem.  If you haven’t been yet… Get there!!  You won’t be disappointed.  Kids/no kids it doesn’t matter.  Just get ready for some really good food and great conversations with your neighbors in Winston-Salem.

 

Rand at his personal favorite spot Mike and Mike’s Italian Ice.

This is a small just as an FYI

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Daphne and I love to eat lunch.  One of our all time treasured spots is West End Cafe.  A lot of funny and serious conversations have happened here.  That is why we didn’t review it for a long while.  We knew what we would say.  It is an all time favorite of ours… not a great story, right?  But the thing is West End Cafe is great food, lovely location, and the people who work there are amazing.  When you walk into West End you are greeted by the waitstaff that knows you.  The place is so comfortable I often have people meet me there for lunch meetings.  The location couldn’t be any better if you are downtown or picking up from preschool… it is perfectly placed.  I could keep going …

West End Cafe

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A couple of weeks ago, Daphne and I had kids at camp which meant we were able to do a Dining with Daphne!!  Yay 🙂  It was a gorgeous day and not too hot so we decided to make our way downtown, to the bustling fourth street restaurant area and try one of Winston’s newest hotspots, The Honey Pot.  As we sat down Daphne and I were taken by the small accents.  The water bottle, towel napkin, and ever changing menu all popped out at us.

Fun menu, napkin, and we got to sit outside on a beautiful day!!

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Daphne and I were thrilled to take a stroll through Reynolda Village a couple of weeks ago and have a fantastic lunch at Silo Deli Wine and Cheese Bar.

The day was gorgeous and we sat outside, under the big umbrellas and along the iconic Reynolda stone walls.

The entrance of Silo

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Whoo Hoo … Dashing has been going strong for one year!!!  

Thank you to all of my friends, family, and followers who have read, commented, followed and passed on the word about Dashing.  All of your support has meant more to me than you could ever know.  As a round up I am putting up the top five posts of 2014!!

Enjoy, but most of all Thank You!!!  I am blessed 🙂

#5 — Being a Bridesmaid 2.0 … The Spoiling of a Bridesmaid

Spoiling a Bridesmaid

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Daphne and I ventured to Five Points Restaurant last week to see what they were serving.   As you walk into the large restaurant there is the main dining room or the fantastic bar.  Both are very inviting spaces.  Today Daphne and I sat in the main dining room.  The menu has a lot of options, today I went with the Mediterranean Ahi Tuna Salad.  This salad is packed with delicious tuna as well as bits of olives, feta, and a bed of arugula.  What is not to enjoy?

 

via Five Point Restaurant

 

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Daphne and I thought it would be really fun to go to one of the spots that we love to take the kids.  Taking five kids anywhere is an adventure, but at Teddy G’s we always have a great time.  Nothing fancy, but great food that the whole family will enjoy.  We’ve had too many meals to count there, the food is good and the kids always leave with ice-cream on their faces.

This is the shot I was trying to get…

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Last week Daphne and I cruised downtown to a spot I had not been in a long time, Sweet Potatoes Restaurant.  I was so excited to get back to this southern food gem in our fair city.  As soon as we walked in the door I started to smell the delicious scents of  down home cooking and forgot about my waist line.

The front of Sweet Potatoes on Trade Street

 

Daphne and I were seated right away and I was delighted to see the striking art on the walls in the crowded restaurant.  I was instantly back in love with Sweet Potatoes.

As we sat down and started looking at the menu I was excited to see what was for lunch.

It was time to order.  Daphne selected the Curried Chicken Salad and I decided on the V.V.’s Mama’s meatloaf.  Daphne got a side of sweet potato fries and I got the fried okra with my meal.

 

Daphne’s Curried Chicken Salad

I asked Daphne how she enjoyed her meal, “I loved it!! They definitely put classy into southern food!”

The Sweet Potato Fries

 

Like I said I had the meatloaf… OMG it wasn’t fair that I had to go back and work after that meal.  I just wanted to enjoy the rest of my day.  It was so good and I was so full.

V.V. Mama’s Meatloaf

 

Yes there is meatloaf under the crispy tobacco onion and gravy… Good MAMA it was knock your socks off good!!

I asked Daphne if there was anything else she’d like to tell y’all :

“I loved the art work. It fit the restaurant well. For elegant southern food they should definitely give Sweet Potatoes a try. They have everything from fried green tomatoes to okra. It is delicious! I would go back a hundred times!”  I agree with her 1000% and it won’t be so long next time.  It was the most enjoyable meal.  Yum!!!

First time this has ever happened… the guy’s finger got in the way of the picture. I didn’t notice it until tonight. Oh well!!

 

Dashing – xoxox

 

Last week I had the great fortune to have lunch with Daphne and  special guest Shannon!  I was in for a real treat with these two gals.  Daphne had decided that we would check out King’s Crab Shack and Oyster Bar for lunch.  I love being anywhere on Fourth Street during the lunch hour and seeing people coming and going.  I was excited to dive into the food.

 

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