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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Washington Perk & Provision Co.

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.

Their grocery has a wide selection staples, plus organic products, local grass-fed beef, poultry and eggs. I flipped for these colorful eggs - see the aqua ones!?! I am in complete awe of these eggs. Owner Jayne told me these are the "Easter egg" variety of eggs from Meadows Family Farms in Julian, NC, where they also get their grass-fed beef, pork sausage and poultry.

YES! Those are aqua eggs! From Heritage hens at
Meadows Family Farms in Julian, NC
Their deli was featured in an article on Local Dish Winston-Salem HERE. I would add that for you GLUTEN FREE folks, their deli does carry gluten free bread by local 3 Sisters Artisan Bakery. To see my earlier post on 3 Sisters Artisan Bakery, click HERE.   

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
(336) 331-3251


Washington Perk & Provisions Co.
Meadows Family Farms
Larry's Beans
3 Sisters Artisan Bakery post
Local Dish WS

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