Old Salem Announces the Opening of a New Restaurant

The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe


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Scott Carpenter

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 15, 2015)—Old Salem Museums & Gardens announces the opening of a new dining option, The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe, in the historic district. Located in the lower level of T. Bagge Merchant (the entrance is off of West Street), The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe offers morning coffee and pastries, casual lunch options as well as afternoon tea. It is open from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. It is closed on Mondays.

“Old Salem is very excited that The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe is now open, providing our visitors and Triad residents with more places to eat in the historic district,” said Ragan Folan, President and CEO of Old Salem Museums & Gardens. “This is another step towards enhancing the offerings at Old Salem both for the community and visitors to our museum.”

The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe offers coffee and pastries from 9 a.m. until they sell out. They can be eaten in the café or can be taken out and enjoyed on the go. Lunch and light supper options include a variety of delicious soups, salads, and sandwiches (such as smoked turkey with bacon, Swiss cheese, herbed aoli, lettuce and tomato; melted brie, sliced granny smith apple and fig preserves; fresh chicken salad with diced celery, dried cranberries, pecans, lettuce, and tomato; to name just a few). A children’s menu is also available including hot dogs, grilled cheese, and more. Afternoon Tea options include a selection of gourmet teas as well as scones, pastries, tea sandwiches, and more.

The Flour Box Tea Room and Café is owned and operated by wife and husband team, Milla and Mike Ranieri, who also operate The Flour Box, a bakery at the corner of Marshall Street and Brookstown Avenue.

“We are delighted to be part of Old Salem,” said Mike Ranieri. “Our aim is to provide delicious and interesting food in a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere.”

For more information, visit oldsalem.org. To contact The Flour Box Tea Room & Café, call 336-201-5182 or email theflourboxtearoomandcafe@gmail.com.

About Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem. For more information, call 336-721-7300 or visit oldsalem.org.