Taqueria Luciano to Open This Weekend

©Lumbres

From the words of the former owners of Asian BBQ (and as far as I know, still the owners of the building) and confirmed by their own Facebook page, Taqueria Luciano is supposed to open their new brick-and-mortar store at 3230 Reynolda Road in Winston-Salem, this Saturday, January 18 at 11am.

The new restaurant was announced in December at the same time as the announcement at Asian BBQ would be shutting its doors.

Luciano Perez makes fantastic, and authentic Mexican cuisine and I always love it when his truck is someplace that I am. Sometimes I even hunt him down. He will continue to run his food truck but this is a great time for his brick-and-mortar to kick off.

Congratulations, Luciano!

Updated hours:

Monday to Thursday 11 am to 9 pm
Friday and Saturday 11 am to 10 pm
Sunday 11 am to 8 pm

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 138

©Mr. Barbecue

In Episode #138 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Mr. Barbecue news
  • Fratelli’s gets a bull back. We see that it may not be the right one?
  • Tim talks about Spruce Street Garden and Craft Tavern.
  • New food and entertainment ventures coming downtown.
  • Food holidays and history.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Healthy, grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, fresh ingredients, and phenomenal wine dinners. That’s just some of the offerings of Carrabba’s and Daniel Butner, the local proprietario, is salt of the earth and a pillar of good in the community. Go taste the goodness that is Carrabba’s and see why Tim and Ray are always talking it up!

Washington Perk & Provision Company. Better than a convenience store but not quite a grocery store, in the heart of Washington Park and Downtown WSNC.

The Humble Bee Shoppe is challenging your perception of scratch made and leaving you with an experience you couldn’t possibly forget! With inventive flavor combos and a sense of artistry, The Humble Bee Shoppe isn’t your average bakery.

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict and TuneIn, basically anywhere you can listen to podcasts. Or you can listen here (at the bottom of the post).

Bon Appetit!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 137

©Lamb Flatbread from Spruce Street Garden and Craft Tavern

In Episode #137 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • First podcast of 2020
  • Daniel Butner is in to talk about Carrabba’s and stays for the whole show.
  • Street Team Steven and Tim visit Spruce Street Garden Craft Tavern. Tim reviews.
  • Radar Brewing Opens
  • Food holidays and history.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Healthy, grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, fresh ingredients, and phenomenal wine dinners. That’s just some of the offerings of Carrabba’s and Daniel Butner, the local proprietario, is salt of the earth and a pillar of good in the community. Go taste the goodness that is Carrabba’s and see why Tim and Ray are always talking it up!

Washington Perk & Provision Company. Better than a convenience store but not quite a grocery store, in the heart of Washington Park and Downtown WSNC.

The Humble Bee Shoppe is challenging your perception of scratch made and leaving you with an experience you couldn’t possibly forget! With inventive flavor combos and a sense of artistry, The Humble Bee Shoppe isn’t your average bakery.

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict and TuneIn, basically anywhere you can listen to podcasts. Or you can listen here (at the bottom of the post).

Bon Appetit!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 136

Luciano Perez of Taqueria Luciano (©WFUIQ)

In Episode #136 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Asian BBQ closes within a year of opening.
  • Taqueria Luciano to open brick-and-mortar in Asian BBQ spot.
  • Payper Plates closes in Clemmons, looks for new location with dining room.
  • Spruce Street Garden Craft Tavern opens.
  • Buzzed Bull Creamery opening in old Gloria’s Subs location.
  • Carrabba’s has Behringer Wine Dinner December 17 (go here for reservations) and Feast of Seven Fishes on December 18 (here for rezzies)
  • Food holidays and history.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Healthy, grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, fresh ingredients, and phenomenal wine dinners. That’s just some of the offerings of Carrabba’s and Daniel Butner, the local proprietario, is salt of the earth and a pillar of good in the community. Go taste the goodness that is Carrabba’s and see why Tim and Ray are always talking it up!

Washington Perk & Provision Company. Better than a convenience store but not quite a grocery store, in the heart of Washington Park and Downtown WSNC.

The Humble Bee Shoppe is challenging your perception of scratch made and leaving you with an experience you couldn’t possibly forget! With inventive flavor combos and a sense of artistry, The Humble Bee Shoppe isn’t your average bakery.

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict and TuneIn, basically anywhere you can listen to podcasts. Or you can listen here (at the bottom of the post).

Bon Appetit!

Duck Donuts Opens!

I didn’t get the info in time to make this week’s podcast, but it looks as if Duck Donuts opened this morning in the new Burke Mill Village shopping center where Academy Sports, Guitar Center and more importantly, Viva Chicken (this is a food blog, right?) are just off Stratford Road.

Duck Donuts has been running the Duck Truck in the area for a little bit and patrons of the truck and people that have had the donuts from the coast have been itching for this to open.

So, welcome Duck Donuts to WSNC!!

No Podcast on December 9

Hello listeners, readers, followers, friends, sponsors.

Just to let you know, if you were looking for a new podcast episode today, we didn’t record one.

Tim has been dealing with what his wife is calling tracheal bronchitis and he’s not fully recovered.

We’ll be back next week for the last TMWATT episode of 2019.

In the meantime, we’d appreciate it if you visited Washington Perk, Humble Bee Shoppe and Carrabba’s Italian Grill.

Speaking of Carrabba’s, don’t forget the TWO Beringer wine dinners, one tomorrow December 10 and one next Tuesday, December 17. Find out more and make reservations visiting here.

Also, they will be having the Feast of Seven Fishes on Wednesday, December 18. Find out more and make reservations here.

Again, thank you for all you do for us, thank you for reading, thank you for listening!

Bon appetit!

Zesto to Hold Spirit Week for Carver High School Cheerleaders

The cheerleaders at Carver High School in Winston-Salem are in need of new uniforms or uniforms at all.

Zesto Burgers & Ice Cream will be doing “Spirit Week” to benefit the CHS cheerleaders in order to help them obtain these uniforms.

This week, Tuesday, December 3 through Saturday, December 7, Zesto Burgers will donate a portion of all its sales for this cause. So, I invite you to run by one of my favorite places to eat and help them do good work for the CHS cheerleaders.

Zesto is located at 2600 New Walkertown Road.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 135

Tavern in Old Salem (©Sara Kendall)

In Episode #135 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • The Tavern in Old Salem is closing at the end of the month/year. Is there more to this than meets the public statement/eye?
  • Tim and Street Team Steven go to Viva Chicken!
  • Tim and Stephanie go to Dough-Joe’s
  • Tim reviews Poke Star
  • Carrabba’s has three wine dinners in the next 2 weeks. Visit these sites (here & here) for more information.
  • Tim and Ray discuss “chains.”
  • Food holidays and history.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill Healthy, grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, fresh ingredients, and phenomenal wine dinners. That’s just some of the offerings of Carrabba’s and Daniel Butner, the local proprietario, is salt of the earth and a pillar of good in the community. Go taste the goodness that is Carrabba’s and see why Tim and Ray are always talking it up!

Washington Perk & Provision Company. Better than a convenience store but not quite a grocery store, in the heart of Washington Park and Downtown WSNC.

The Humble Bee Shoppe is challenging your perception of scratch made and leaving you with an experience you couldn’t possibly forget! With inventive flavor combos and a sense of artistry, The Humble Bee Shoppe isn’t your average bakery.

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcast Addict and TuneIn, basically anywhere you can listen to podcasts. Or you can listen here (at the bottom of the post).

Bon Appetit!

Butcher & Bull Presents – Miracle on Cherry Street

WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina – Nov. 7, 2019 – Butcher & Bull, a contemporary take on a traditional steakhouse located in the Marriott Winston-Salem, is bringing the popular holiday pop-up bar Miracle on Cherry Street to the Triad for the first time. From Dec. 3 through Dec. 31, 2019, Miracle on Cherry Street will provide a Christmas experience like no other, transforming Butcher & Bull into a winter wonderland featuring a festive menu of signature cocktails and dishes, holiday music, and décor including lights, garland, ribbons, tchotchkes and more inspired by nostalgic vintage Christmas decorations.

In addition to bringing endless holiday spirit to the restaurant, Miracle on Cherry Street boasts a coveted cocktail menu with surprising Christmas concoctions that put a twist on classic holiday flavors, all served in playful mugs and glassware. Featuring a drink for every Christmas lover, the menu ranges from returning favorites like the “Snowball Old Fashioned” with caramelized pecan bourbon and an ice dome as well as the cognac and nutmeg-filled “Jingle Balls Nog,” to new additions such as the “Chrismapolitan” with elderflower liqueur.

Butcher & Bull is also launching an exclusive menu to complement the Miracle on Cherry Street cocktail menu, available only in December. Guests can enjoy festive small plates like the crispy “Elf Ornaments” fried macaroni and cheese balls topped with tomato jam or the “Reindeer Food” charcuterie plate, as well as a selection of diverse, holiday-inspired entrees like the “Christmas in Hawaii” wagyu sliders on Hawaiian rolls and “North Pole Steakhouse” classic bistro steak and frites.

“We are thrilled to host Miracle on Cherry Street and help bring this holiday experience to downtown Winston-Salem,” said general manager Kolby Huffman. “From over-the-top decorations to extravagant cocktails and the special themed food menu developed by our executive chef Richard Miller, Butcher & Bull is set to transform into a true winter wonderland this December. We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Miracle and help give locals a way to celebrate the season like never before.”

Miracle on Cherry Street will launch Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. and be open from 11 a.m. to midnight daily through Dec. 31, 2019. To celebrate the first weekend of festivities, Miracle on Cherry Street is hosting a day-long “Ugly Sweater” party Saturday, Dec. 7. Triad locals and visitors are encouraged to don their best (i.e. tackiest) garb and join in the revelry of the Christmas season at Butcher & Bull. Complimentary valet parking is available and reservations will not be accepted during Miracle on Cherry Street, with the exception of private dining spaces. For more information on Butcher & Bull and Miracle on Cherry Street, visit butcherandbull.com or stay up-to-date on the latest on Facebook and Instagram.

About Butcher & Bull

Butcher & Bull is a contemporary take on a traditional steakhouse opening in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in spring 2019. Located on North Cherry Street across from the Benton Convention Center, Embassy Suites and adjacent to the Marriott, Butcher & Bull is seated in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem. The restaurant will provide diners with adventurous dishes featuring the freshest ingredients possible, made by executive chef Richard Miller. For more information, follow the restaurant on Facebook and Instagram.