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Smith Street Diner.


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GREENSBORO – Food Network named Smith Street Diner at 438 Battleground Ave. to one of the 50 best diners in the country.

FoodNetwork.com, the website of the popular television network that broadcasts food competitions, restaurant shows, and celebrity cooking shows, spanned Smith Street in a compilation of 50 restaurants across the country.

“It’s great. It’s really beautiful,” said owner Beth Kizhnerman.

Kizhnerman said Layla Khoury-Hanold, who went to each state to check out diners, actually came to the restaurant last summer.

Kizhnerman said she and Khoury-Hanold spoke for about 45 minutes.

Kizhnerman believes that recognition is as good for the community as it is for dinner.

“It’s good for Greensboro. I appreciate Greensboro because people support us,” she said.

Smith Street opened in 2005 in the old Robinson’s Restaurant.

“Country cooking eight days a week” is the slogan of the restaurant on the side of the building.

The diner is known for its cat’s head size biscuits and orange juice squeezed fresh from a Willy Wonka machine while the customer watches from the counter.

Food Network also sheds light on Kizhnerman’s specialty, fried chicken with buttermilk and hot sauce on Thursday.

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