an alternate name for this post could be south carolinas comes to the old north state based upon the menu options.
I made a first visit to a new restaurant in winston-salem - Milner's. It proclaims itself a restaurant offering southern cuisine. Most of its southern dishes reflect a south carolina origin in additon to universal southern touches of chow-chow, pepper jelly, collards and sweet potatoes.
When I saw the pimento burger on the menu that was my clue that this was not just american cuisine(as practiced by lucky 32 and village tavern) with the addition of shrimp and grits. The burger was wonderful, though I am not sure how much the pimento cheese contributed to this. I have not been a big fan of pimento cheese the last few years, but I could not really taste the pimento cheese. However they grilled it up medium rare with no protest or caveats. Slapped it on a decent bun, though they could skip the grape tomoates and the fried onion strings. A juicy delicious burger it was. Sides were good fries and a green apple slaw. I accompanied it with a shaved fennel salad.
My date had the shrimp and grits(good) and a cup of she crab soup that was the best I have had in a while
On subsequent visits I plan to try the fried pickles, frogmore stew, purloo, fried oysters and grits and the pimento cheese with flatbread their version of fried green tomatoes.
I do wish they had a better beer list, new castle, guiness and hoegaarden were the best available.
Overall a decent addion to the winston dining scene(especially on chain hell, Stratford Road)