Where We Live

Blue Door Group Lives, Plays and Works in the Triad Region in North Carolina!

“A great place to relax and enjoy some fine craft beers,” today John Belcher is checking out programs with Eric Peck, manager of Foothills Brewing Tasting Room at 3800 Kimwell Drive in Winston Salem, NC.

The Tasting Room has a huge indoor/outdoor space described by Peck as “kind of a living room for Foothills as regional craft beer producer.”

They are available for private parties, special events and different community driven events. This year they have a whole ‘craft happiness’ series with each of the beers bringing awareness and raising funds for different causes throughout the year. They will have a lot of events in 2017 that are geared toward that.

Watch here for yourself and learn more at foothillsbrewing.com.

~BDG – 336-747-3245

What’s it Like to Live in Winston-Salem, NC?

Winston-Salem, NC Skyline

Brent Patterson

Profile written by local expert: Brent Patterson of USNews.com

Winston-Salem, referred to by locals as just Winston, is a region with an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots. But while the population is traditionally Southern in its friendliness, it’s also comprised of cultures from around the globe. The metro area celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and through a variety of cuisines. You’ll find restaurants serving everything from traditional North Carolina barbecue to Indian curries and Greek pastries.

Unlike many of North Carolina’s other larger metro areas, like CharlotteRaleigh and Durham, Winston has not seen a huge population boom over the years. In fact, since 2000, the population has only increased by about 40,000 people.

This slow-and-steady growth has preserved the region’s small-town feel while allowing for improvements like repurposing the old textile and tobacco factories into loft apartment spaces, and building the new $48.7 million baseball park downtown. Due to the heavy interest in residential and corporate development, the region has become a fertile land for entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Rankings

U.S. News analyzed 100 metro areas in the United States to find the best places to live based on quality of life and the job market in each metro area, as well as the value of living there and people’s desire to live there. Winston-Salem ranks as #37 with an overall score of 6.6 out of 10.

See full article here on USNews

Enjoy! ~ BDG – 336-747-3245

Jodi Raves about Local Staple, “Slappy’s Chicken”

Blue Door Group Lives, Plays and Works in the Triad Region in North Carolina! Today Jodi’s raving about a local staple, “Slappy’s Chicken.”

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Photo credit: Yelp

“I found out about Slappy’s from my sister-in-law, Audrey. It is one of those little places you could drive right past and what a mistake that would be! This restaurant is located in historic Washington Park in Winston Salem. They only offer spicy sweet fried chicken and southern sides. Imagine crispy skin with oh so moist meat underneath. It comes in a special spicy with just a bit of sweet sauce that makes my mouth water thinking about it . The sides you can choose from are really savory greens, cheezit mac and cheese, cole slaw, and potato salad all made by Slappy (owner’s nickname). Other important things I noticed: it was really clean, the employees were very helpful and nice and the food was delivered hot. I love that they specialize in one thing and do it very well. Do yourself a favor and give Slappy’s a try for lunch or dinner. Be ready to lick your fingers!”

~ Jodi Tate, Blue Door Group – 336-747-3245

Blue Door Group Lives, Plays and Works in the Triad Region in North Carolina! Today Julie is in Walkertown, NC which is in between Winston Salem and Kernersville. Check out Julie’s video to see what Walkertown has to offer!

Perfect Greensboro Arboretum Day!

Blue Door Group lives, works and plays in the Triad region of NC! Today we are at the Greensboro Arboretum off Walker Avenue which is a 17-acre site featuring 14 plant collections, special display gardens and distinct structural features. The extensive variety of plants offers rich educational opportunities for children and adults, landscape designers, and homeowners. It even has a Butterfly Garden and Fountain.

Bring your picnic lunch and gather around these huge wind chimes!

~BDG

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info from http://greensborobeautiful.org

Great Morning, Lunch or Anytime Spot

Blue Door Group lives, works and plays in the Triad region of NC! Today we want to share a great spot for “play!” Whether it is a gorgeous Spring day like yesterday (even though Spring officially begins tomorrow) or if you need a little sun and warmth in your day, The Children’s Garden at Gateway Gardens in Greensboro is sure to brighten spirits of all ages!

A couple enjoyed a pizza on one of the park benches and the garden offered amphitheater seating to a couple with children old enough to take the stage and entertain their audience of Mom and Dad. I was pushing a stroller with a worn out toddler who really enjoyed seeing apples and a giraffe come to life they way do here! Impressive were the edible garden platings underway and the brochure they provide describing the garden with words from A – Z…literally.

So mark your calendar for your next adventure – here is a list of Greensboro Beautiful calendar of events and classes.

Even drop by today – they plant a tree in honor of Arbor Day!

~BDG

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Blue Door Group Lives, Plays and Works in the Triad Region in North Carolina. Today Elizabeth is at Brightwood Farm in Whitsett, which is in between Greensboro and Burlington. Brightwood Farm offers a club house, neighborhood pool, tennis courts, playground, picnic tables and gas grill!

Whitsett is a small town but it has everything you would need at your fingertips – minutes to Alamance Crossing for shopping in Burlington and Friendly Center close by in Greensboro; grocery stores; restaurants and more! Call us today for any more info on this community or listings we have here! 336-747-3245

~BDG

Thank you for joining us on our Blue Door Group “Where We Live” Video Series!

Blue Door Group Lives, Plays and Works in the Triad Region in North Carolina. Today Julie is at the Piedmont Environmental Center in High Point. The PEC offers walkways, bikeways, walking and hiking trails. Bring your small group to learn about nature or rent out their facility. You can even get married there like Julie did!

~BDG

This is the first of a series of videos we will share to show you where we “Work, Live and Play” here in the Triad region of North Carolina. The above was filmed at Lindley Park Filling Station which sits at the “Four Corners” of Elam and Walker Avenues in Greensboro. Surrounded by popular neighborhoods Lindley Park and Sunset Hills, it’s just less than 1 mile to UNC-Greensboro as well as the Greensboro Arboretum.

Sometimes welcomed by the sound of local musicians, “Four Corners” is one of our favorite spots for good eats, spirits and conversation. Be sure to check out Bestway grocery, Fishbones, Sticks and Stones as well as Emma Keys while you are there!

~BDG

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