Flavors and sounds of the Caribbean join the Triad.
Peters Creek Parkway just got a little more tropical with the addition of The Rhythm Lounge & Grill, a new restaurant and entertainment menu intending to provide diners with great food and a variety of music. Partners Georjean Mahario and Lee Tompkins decided to enter into a joint venture together after Irie Rhythms closed. A lot of the menu items, though, seek inspiration from Irie Rhythms, including items like brown stew chicken, Jamaican beef patties, and jerk chicken. therhythmgrill.com
Area near 27th, 28th streets welcomes Sweet Truth Bakery & Catering.
Local baker Faith McKnight has finally opened a retail location for her delicacies at 2723 Farmall Street in Winston-Salem. What began in 2018 as a B2B operation, McKnight decided to pursue her own spot after several businesses she worked with shuttered their doors. Her specialty includes cake, but she also offers brownies, fudge, and a wide array of sweet treats. She opened her doors at the end of September. sweettruth2.com
Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar opens in local distillery.
Old Nick Williams Distillery is taking advantage of a 2019 change in state law that allows distilleries to operate bars inside their facilities, opening Busted Barrel Cocktail Bar in their Lewisville location at 2675 Williams Road. The bar features cocktails using their own spirits, like old-fashioneds, martinis, and mojitos. Established in 1768 and following a temporary closure during Prohibition, Old Nick Williams has continued its namesake through its products, and has plans to start distilling vodka. oldnickwhiskey.com
Following Winston-Salem opening, First Watch slated for a spot in Clemmons.
Known for breakfast, brunch, and lunch anytime, First Watch will join the Clemmons business directory in their new location at 6281 Towncenter Drive. Open from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., the First Watch menu includes items like avocado toast, pancakes, BLTs, and sandwiches. Regional manager Scott Crater is excited about the expansion considering the success of the first Winston-Salem store last year. The new Clemmons location will open on March 30. firstwatch.com
• Due to road closures and construction headaches, the Tavern at Old Salem closed its doors at the end of 2019, much to the dismay of the community. Owners Lori and Rick Keiper, though, want people to know that it wasn’t without a heavy heart.
• The Big Eat will continue now through Feb. 18, offering 50% discounts on signature dishes and various promotion items. facebook.com/TheBigEat
• The K&W Cafeteria at Westchester Commons in High Point has closed.
The Dish is compiled by WSM staff with help from Winston-Salem Journal food editor Michael Hastings