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Guidebook for Greensboro

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Guidebook for Greensboro

Food Scene
Close by, 3 minutes, instant breakfast, caffeine fix.
Starbucks
4016 Battleground Avenue
Close by, 3 minutes, instant breakfast, caffeine fix.
Delicious, broad range of food and prices, 2 minutes away.
Saffron Indian Cuisine
1500 Mill Street
Delicious, broad range of food and prices, 2 minutes away.
Great Thai dishes, atmostphere, decent prices, 2 minutes away
Taste of Thai
1500 Mill Street
Great Thai dishes, atmostphere, decent prices, 2 minutes away
build your own pasta dish: Shrimp, sundried tomato, artichoke & mushroom on spinach fettucine w/ a light cream sauce (w/ garlic of course) BELLISIMO! 3 minutes away
Pastabilities
1726 Battleground Avenue
build your own pasta dish: Shrimp, sundried tomato, artichoke & mushroom on spinach fettucine w/ a light cream sauce (w/ garlic of course) BELLISIMO! 3 minutes away
Best caterer/take out in town who has freezer and refrigerator full of prepared foods: salmon, chicken, beef, veggie salads, pasta, desserts, wine. Generally sold by the pound. Yum.
Maria's
2130 Lawndale Drive
Best caterer/take out in town who has freezer and refrigerator full of prepared foods: salmon, chicken, beef, veggie salads, pasta, desserts, wine. Generally sold by the pound. Yum.
Delicious Pizza, 2 minutes away, great terrace dining
Brixx Wood Fired Pizza - Greensboro
1424 Westover Terrace
Delicious Pizza, 2 minutes away, great terrace dining
Good family style pizza parlor - filling! 5 minutes away
Elizabeth's Pizza
2116 Lawndale Drive
Good family style pizza parlor - filling! 5 minutes away
Fresh, Local, Good, organic, b'fast, lunch, dinner. Best salads in town. 6 minutes
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Iron Hen Cafe
908 Cridland Road
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Fresh, Local, Good, organic, b'fast, lunch, dinner. Best salads in town. 6 minutes
Good, clean, simple diner food, best coffee in town (Counter Culture) and after a few visits, the waitresses know what you want before you do.
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International Civil Rights Center & Museum
134 South Elm Street
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Good, clean, simple diner food, best coffee in town (Counter Culture) and after a few visits, the waitresses know what you want before you do.
Great outdoor terrace w/ fountain, reasonable prices, Tuesday is mussels night, Wednesday is busy - wine night - bottles 1/2 off. Great Sunday brunch. Nice folks, eclectic patrons.
Europa Bar & Cafe
200 North Davie Street
Great outdoor terrace w/ fountain, reasonable prices, Tuesday is mussels night, Wednesday is busy - wine night - bottles 1/2 off. Great Sunday brunch. Nice folks, eclectic patrons.
Uptown dining, Uptown prices. Don't get us wrong, its great food. Bring 2 wallets.
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Undercurrent Restaurant
327 Battleground Avenue
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Uptown dining, Uptown prices. Don't get us wrong, its great food. Bring 2 wallets.
Lots of action, people, great smells, good pizza, a good downtown hot spot. But they to take the basil off the ham and pineapple pizza - something about that isn't quite right....
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Mellow Mushroom
609 South Elm Street
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Lots of action, people, great smells, good pizza, a good downtown hot spot. But they to take the basil off the ham and pineapple pizza - something about that isn't quite right....
Excellent food - has been a bit exotic, Cozy, pleasant fairly quiet atmosphere. Bring 2 wallets
Table 16
600 S Elm St
Excellent food - has been a bit exotic, Cozy, pleasant fairly quiet atmosphere. Bring 2 wallets
Better than average, tasty, pizza near UNCG
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Sticks & Stones
2200 Walker Avenue
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Better than average, tasty, pizza near UNCG
Best cakes! Red Velvet never crossed my mind until one Christmas we got a WHOLE cake from MaxieB's. Discretely shared, but gone in no time!
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Maxie B's
2403 Battleground Avenue
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Best cakes! Red Velvet never crossed my mind until one Christmas we got a WHOLE cake from MaxieB's. Discretely shared, but gone in no time!
Next to Maxie B's cakes on Battleground. Best fast food burger in town (the smaller the better), Good selection of milkshakes as well.
Cook Out
1010 South Main Street
Next to Maxie B's cakes on Battleground. Best fast food burger in town (the smaller the better), Good selection of milkshakes as well.
Everything Else
Good movies, practically in your back yard, but yeah, I'd drive.
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RED Cinemas - Restaurant Entertainment District - Stadium 15
1305 Battleground Avenue
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Good movies, practically in your back yard, but yeah, I'd drive.
It's way out Battleground North at New Garden, but Italian Deli sandwiches, outta this world, with great take out too, some frozen, some fresh meats, and their tira misu is as good as my homemade.
Giacomo's Italian Market
2109 New Garden Rd # E
It's way out Battleground North at New Garden, but Italian Deli sandwiches, outta this world, with great take out too, some frozen, some fresh meats, and their tira misu is as good as my homemade.
Greensboro's only National Landmark building, home to Governor John Motley Morehead. Designed by noted New York architect, Alexander Jackson Davis, responsible for the Greek & Gothic Revivals Mid 19C
Blandwood Mansion
447 W Washington St
Greensboro's only National Landmark building, home to Governor John Motley Morehead. Designed by noted New York architect, Alexander Jackson Davis, responsible for the Greek & Gothic Revivals Mid 19C
GSO based grocery store: Put pleasure back in grocery shopping, still at decent prices - lower than Whole Foods or EarthFare, but higher than Harris Teeter, best for meats, vegs, cheeses and breads.
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The Fresh Market
3712 Lawndale Drive
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GSO based grocery store: Put pleasure back in grocery shopping, still at decent prices - lower than Whole Foods or EarthFare, but higher than Harris Teeter, best for meats, vegs, cheeses and breads.
If you have a "Vic" card you can get $ off on specials. Better than average basics and good brands. On a hot day, stand in the ice cream section.
Harris Teeter
2639 Lawndale Dr
If you have a "Vic" card you can get $ off on specials. Better than average basics and good brands. On a hot day, stand in the ice cream section.
All organic, just an amazing place to explore. Check out "Santa Claus" melons in season (July/Aug), organic buffalo and venison (packaged)
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Earth Fare
2965 Battleground Ave
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All organic, just an amazing place to explore. Check out "Santa Claus" melons in season (July/Aug), organic buffalo and venison (packaged)
Great to explore, but $Ka-Ching!
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Whole Foods Market
3202 West Friendly Avenue
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Great to explore, but $Ka-Ching!
Peace in the midst of big city. Good Moravian village restoration. Get to the bakery before it closes at 5. Interesting structures & at Christmas see miniature village on display at Brother's hs
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Old Salem Visitor Center
900 Old Salem Road
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Peace in the midst of big city. Good Moravian village restoration. Get to the bakery before it closes at 5. Interesting structures & at Christmas see miniature village on display at Brother's hs
The Southern version of Winterthur museum, it houses about 16 complete rooms taken from houses in the south & filled w/ period furnishings. Great collection and bookstore. Winter seminars = excellent
MESDA
924 South Main Street
The Southern version of Winterthur museum, it houses about 16 complete rooms taken from houses in the south & filled w/ period furnishings. Great collection and bookstore. Winter seminars = excellent
Excellent hospital. Nearby.
Cone Health The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital
1121 North Church Street
Excellent hospital. Nearby.
Also excellent, now part of Moses Cone Hosp system
Cone Health Wesley Long Hospital
2400 West Friendly Avenue
Also excellent, now part of Moses Cone Hosp system
Amazing sculpture garden w/ focus on 1890's through 1930's sculpture, human and animal. Set in native live oaks and azaleas, the garden blooms best in late Feb, all March, maybe April. 3 hour tour?
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Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Garden Drive
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Amazing sculpture garden w/ focus on 1890's through 1930's sculpture, human and animal. Set in native live oaks and azaleas, the garden blooms best in late Feb, all March, maybe April. 3 hour tour?
The best peaceful and beneficial hour of massage to be had in Greensboro.
Kneaded Energy
321 West Wendover Avenue
The best peaceful and beneficial hour of massage to be had in Greensboro.
Essentials
All organic grocery store, was located on Spring Garden St. has now moved to Eugene Street between Fisher & Smith Streets. Has sidewalk cafe!
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Deep Roots Market
600 North Eugene Street
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All organic grocery store, was located on Spring Garden St. has now moved to Eugene Street between Fisher & Smith Streets. Has sidewalk cafe!
Sightseeing
A long standing staple of Greensboro, it has steadily grown and attracted good exhibits. Very child friendly as well.
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Greensboro Science Center
4301 Lawndale Drive
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A long standing staple of Greensboro, it has steadily grown and attracted good exhibits. Very child friendly as well.
Wow! Gardens are not to be missed, especially tulip & rose season. Behind the scenes tours are fun, rooftop. Amazing, careful restoration & development of property by original family. Devote 1 day+
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Biltmore
1 Lodge Street
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Wow! Gardens are not to be missed, especially tulip & rose season. Behind the scenes tours are fun, rooftop. Amazing, careful restoration & development of property by original family. Devote 1 day+
N.C.'s best "city history" museum, publicly and privately supported
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Greensboro History Museum
130 Summit Avenue
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N.C.'s best "city history" museum, publicly and privately supported
After you've dragged the kids through the Greensboro Museum, the Children's museum is a treat for them. They are growing their own organic vegetables.
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Greensboro Children's Museum
220 North Church Street
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After you've dragged the kids through the Greensboro Museum, the Children's museum is a treat for them. They are growing their own organic vegetables.
Unique eccentric house, Mid 19th period, a bit clausterphobic in places, but interesting.
Körner's Folly
413 South Main Street
Unique eccentric house, Mid 19th period, a bit clausterphobic in places, but interesting.
Nice view/ drive/ hike. 20 minutes north of Winston Salem on 52N. Sauertown and Hanging Rock Mountains are nearby as well.
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Pilot Mountain State Park
1792 Pilot Knob Park Road
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Nice view/ drive/ hike. 20 minutes north of Winston Salem on 52N. Sauertown and Hanging Rock Mountains are nearby as well.
It's Chapel Hill.
Downtown Chapel Hill - Bars, Restaurants, Art Museum, Planetarium
It's Chapel Hill.
Pottery central for NC. Ben Owens, Phil Morgan and a few dozen others. Salt-Glazes are lovely surprises!
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Seagrove
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Pottery central for NC. Ben Owens, Phil Morgan and a few dozen others. Salt-Glazes are lovely surprises!
Arts & Culture
Interesting collection of 20th C works of art.
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Weatherspoon Art Museum
500 Tate Street
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Interesting collection of 20th C works of art.
Good Classic Movie Schedule, other productions, musical groups play there as well.
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Carolina Theatre
310 South Greene Street
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Good Classic Movie Schedule, other productions, musical groups play there as well.
medium venue, some traditional, some cutting edge, some local plays, We saw Gaslight and Driving Miss Daisy - both were excellent.
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Triad Stage
232 South Elm Street
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medium venue, some traditional, some cutting edge, some local plays, We saw Gaslight and Driving Miss Daisy - both were excellent.
Drinks & Nightlife
Our all time favorite for outstanding, high quality food and service in Greensboro, Since they've moved into new digs they have a great terrace for outdoor dining as well.
Southern Lights Bistro
2415 Lawndale Drive
Our all time favorite for outstanding, high quality food and service in Greensboro, Since they've moved into new digs they have a great terrace for outdoor dining as well.
Loaded w/ tasty ingredients: Favorites: BBQ Chicken & red onion, Canadian Bacon w/ pineapple and mandarin oranges.
Pieworks Pizzeria
1941 New Garden Road
Loaded w/ tasty ingredients: Favorites: BBQ Chicken & red onion, Canadian Bacon w/ pineapple and mandarin oranges.
Shopping
On Battleground and Huntington, behind old Anton's restaurant, across Huntington from new First Citizens Bank (3 or 4 stories higher than everything else nearby)
Rite Aid
3391 Battleground Avenue
On Battleground and Huntington, behind old Anton's restaurant, across Huntington from new First Citizens Bank (3 or 4 stories higher than everything else nearby)
Everybody needs a good authentic hardware store. This is it.
McKnight Hardware
1709 East Bessemer Avenue
Everybody needs a good authentic hardware store. This is it.