We spent a lazy Saturday visiting one of my new favorite local hangout spots- Washington Perk & Provision Co. It's very "Asheville", but much more convenient, nestled in the Washington Park neighborhood of Winston, just a hop and a skip from downtown Winston-Salem at 228 Acadia Ave. Owners John and Jayne Johnston opened the joint in July, 2010, next to the neighborhood pub they also own, Swaim's Grocery. Washington Perk & Provision Co. is a lot of things: part boutique grocery, part coffee bar, part deli and cool hangout with free WiFi, a great selection of local and imported beers, wines and a huge deck which is perfect for the weather we're having this week.
Owner Jayne Johnston with their large wine selection.
YES! Those are aqua eggs! From Heritage hens at
Meadows Family Farms in Julian, NC
I had a yummy turkey and hummus number. They even cut off the crusts for my youngest's pbj (extra brownie points for that).
Their coffee bar boasts the local organic, fair trade, slow roasted Larry's Beans out of the Raleigh area. Bring your own mug for a $1 cup of coffee. So stop by for a cup of Chad's Chai (also local), a sandwich or pita and root beer, grab a book from their book exchange shelf (and leave one), and bring the kids to play chess, and the dog for some sun on the large deck.
Hours: M-F 6:30AM-9PM
Sat. 8AM-9PM; Sun. 9am-9PM
Washington Perk & Provisions Co.
Meadows Family Farms
3 Sisters Artisan Bakery post
Local Dish WS