Not Your Ordinary Greensboro Restaurant
Say so long to so-so food and HELLO! to the next iconic Greensboro restaurant… Gate City Provisions! We bring unique, eclectic fare to the Triad in a setting that will feel like your home away from home — no matter where you’re from.
Our mission is simple.
To delight your tastebuds and inspire connection… all while bringing eclectic flare to the Triad.
Savor every bite of our scratch-made, down-to-earth fare. Lunch at Gate City Provisions is an experience that’ll make you feel a little playful, a little mischievous, and, dare we say… foxy!
Say Hello to Greensboro’s Best Lunch Spot
Are you tired of boring lunches at the same old restaurants? Treat yourself to tastebud happiness with a delightfully eclectic lunch at Gate City Provisions! Explore our crave-worthy modern classics, and indulge in fan favorites, like Smith Street Diner’s iconic filé gumbo and more. You’ll love what’s cooking at Gate City Provisions.
More than just a delicious Greensboro lunch spot, Gate City Provisions is here to serve food people love, create a gathering place that feels like home, and spread joy with every interaction.
Ready to Feed Your Inner Fox?
Check Out Our Menu & Stop By Our New Greensboro Restaurant Today!
Meet the Head Foxes
Gate City Provisions, Eatery and Market is the creation of Beth Kizhnerman, the former owner of Greensboro’s iconic Smith Street Diner, and her business partner, Jerry Kizhnerman. This latest venture entered the thriving Greensboro restaurant scene in the Spring of 2022.
As local culinary leaders since 1999, Beth and Jerry both know good, scratch-made food.
Beth has been an active member of the Greensboro culinary community since the 1980s. Her first foray into the local restaurant scene started at Southern Lights Bistro and South by Southwest. Then, she opened Jerry’s Pizza in Union Cross, Bistro Sofia and Smith Street Diner with her former husband and business partner, Jerry Kizhnerman.
As Bistro Sofia continued to thrive, Jerry opened Smith Street Diner in 2006. Eventually, Beth decided to close Bistro Sofia and take over ownership and operations of Smith Street Diner in 2010. Now, Beth is thrilled to put fan-favorite dishes back on local plates while introducing new classics to the community. More than just a place to eat lunch, Gate City Provisions is a gathering place where everyone is welcome.
Jerry Kizhnerman is a broadly experienced and diversely talented food service professional. His visionary and concept-design talent have culminated in menu development, project management, staff development, procurement, and vendor negotiations for restaurants throughout the Triad, including the iconic Smith Street Diner. He’s excited to bring a unique, new concept to the Greensboro restaurant scene.
Iconic Restaurant Ventures
Beth and Jerry were behind some of the most beloved dining spots in the Triad, including Smith Street Diner, Bistro Sofia, and Jerry’s Pizza. Beth has also worked as a chef at Southern Lights Bistro and South by Southwest.
A beacon in the Greensboro foodie community, Smith Street Diner was rated as one of the Top 10 Breakfasts in North Carolina. It was a favorite among locals and travelers alike. Food Network listed Smith Street Diner as the best diner in North Carolina in its December 2019 article, “50 Diners Across the Country.” Smith Street Diner was also a favorite with Southern Living Magazine, rated the best diner in North Carolina.
What’s on the Menu?
Back by popular demand, we’re excited to serve the same celebrated filé gumbo recipe that won foodies over at Smith Street Diner.
Wondering what else is cooking? Check out our menu page or follow us on social media for weekly specials!
Our foxy food is always scratch-made, chef-curated, and deliciously eclectic. No matter what you’re craving, at Gate City Provisions, you’ll always find a variety of unique dishes… from soups and salads to out-of-the-box sandwiches.
Check out our menu page often! We look forward to regularly introducing exciting, new options and using plenty of locally sourced ingredients. And don’t miss our weekly grilled cheese specials — always with a sly twist.
Let’s Do Lunch
Are you ready for a great lunch experience? Come enjoy clever, eclectic creations in our Old World-inspired den. We promise great food and memorable connections when you feed your inner fox at Gate City Provisions!