Canteen Market & Bistro to Hold Sidewalk Sale on Sunday

Canteen Market & Bistro will open for a couple of hours this Sunday for a Sidewalk Sale! Stop by anytime between 2 – 6 pm to stock up on items from their market! If you BYOB (bring your own bottle 😉) they will fill it with draft beer or wine for free with any $50 or more purchase!

WSNC Local Musicians, Filmmakers and Hospitality “Work Together”

Tommy Priest, Dale Cole, Chad Nance, Gabriel Higgins and a slew of local WSNCites are working on a project to raise funds for local restaurants’ and bars’ staffs. This is from the amazing Tommy Priest:


Humbled to be a small part of this collaborative effort to raise funds for some of our favorite local watering holes and eateries with Gabriel Higgins. Dale Cole made a pitch-perfect cover selection soliciting help from the deep bench of WS talent; Chad Nance crafted the locally crowdsourced footage and live footage together. The rapidly assembled team hopes you enjoy seeing a few fantastic humans in the WS-NC express “Work Together” in this video project. (see video below)

Our first eatery is…
Mary’s Gourmet Diner
My love for Mary predates my kids. She fed them while in utero and she has fed our community with honest to goodness nourishment, both dietary and spiritual. Please help Mary support her restaurant family. Please use CashApp and donate at $Marysofcourse *all proceeds go to staff.

Our first watering hole is…
Hoots Beer Co.
This WS gem tucked away in the Mill District is everything I love about a neighborhood haunt… Real, human interaction, Food trucks, strong pours and genuinely lovely human beings committed to community. Please use CashApp and donate at $trak3000 *all proceeds go to staff.

Much love to all of you. Work Together.

#WSNC #supportlocal #arts #music #worktogether #flattenthecurve #winstonsalem

Winston-Salem Mayor Orders “Stay-At-Home.” Takeout Still Available.

Mayor of Winston-Salem, Allen Joines has issued a “Stay-At-Home” alert for all non-essential businesses and employees starting on Friday, March 27.

The good news, however, is that restaurants and hospitality businesses that offer takeout/delivery/curbside are exempt from the alert. Per the proclamation:

12. Restaurants for consumption off-premises. Restaurants and other facilities that prepare and serve food, but only for consumption off-premises, through such means as in-house delivery, third-party delivery, drive-through, curbside pick-up, and carry-out. Schools and other entities that typically provide food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this Amended Declaration on the condition that the food is provided to students or members of the public on a pick-up and takeaway basis only. Schools and other entities that provide food
services under this exemption shall not permit the food to be eaten at the site where
it is provided, or at any other gathering site due to the virus’s propensity to
physically impact surfaces and personal property.

Note the last sentence… you are NOT allowed to eat the food at the site where it is provided.

So, the hospitality industry in WSNC can continue as it has. I directly spoke with Mayor Joines and asked if this did, in fact, mean the restaurants could stay open. He said:  “Yes it excludes restaurants with takeout. And, makes it ok for people to go out and get the food.”

Worry not, WSNC! You can still get your favorite takeout, provided the restaurant is serving at this time.

To read the entire proclamation, visit here.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 142

In Episode #142 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Don Express Food Truck offers authentic Japanese cuisine, including ramen.
  • Shokunin Ramen doing pop up at Mission Pizza tonight.
  • La Ch.ngada is opening on Fourth and social media goes crazy over the name.
  • Tim and Stephanie visit West End Poke, Bobby Boy Bakeshop and Caviste Wine Bar.
  • The Hot Dog Tasting Trolley Tour is back. Visit the website and enter “Man5” as the code to get $5 off the price and make your reservation.
  • 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 140

Eclairs from King Classic Baker (copyright not TMWATT)

In Episode #140 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • King Classic Bakery opens on Trade Street.
  • Hill’s Barbecue closes for good.
  • Mr. Barbecue is gutted and is being rebuilt.
  • Carrabba’s has three exciting wine dinners this month. Listen or go here for more info.
  • 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 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!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 130

“Dessert Rosa” from Carrabba’s to be served during the “Partner’s Table” on Sunday, October 27.

In Episode #130 proudly recorded at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Daniel Butner is in to talk about Carrabba’s THREE wine dinners this week and a special luncheon happening on November 7. That special luncheon is for The Peacekeepers/WSPD and FCSO and Special Olympics Forsyth County. Make your reservation HERE.
  • Carrabba’s is teaming up with iGoPink/Breast Cancer Charities of America. Listen for more details.
  • Street Team Member Steven McDowall sponsors a burger from Hops Burger Bar.
  • Breakfastime Anytime opens in old Billy Bob’s Silver Diner location.
  • Food holidays and history.

 

Carrabba’s Italian Grill to Have Benefit for Mission to Serve

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Carrabba’s of Winston-Salem is teaming up with The Peacekeepers for a Mission to Serve Luncheon, a community partnership event along with Academy Sports + Outdoors to support Special Olympics Forsyth County. The Peacekeepers is a fundraising partnership between the Forsyth County Sherrif’s Department and the Winston-Salem Police Department.

The event is for Thursday, November 7 from 11a-2p. You must make an RSVP for your particular time slot by November 3rd. Only 200 spots are available. 

The menu is Chicken Marsala, Penne Pomodoro and Caesar Salad. There is a minimum $10 donation but you can always give more and you are encouraged to do so.

In addition, Carrabba’s will be giving a $10 dining card to every attendee. Do the math! It’s a win-win.

Make your RSVP here.

Proceeds will benefit the Special Olympics Forsyth County to Shop with a Cop at Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Carrabba’s Lunar Effects Wine Dinner

Last night, Stephanie and I had the pleasure of getting to attend a wine dinner with our dear friends, The Lowders, at Carrabba’s in Winston-Salem. It was a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 launch. Of course, the moon landing was the goal of that mission and it was successful.

The best part was afterward when several of the diners including Stephanie and me, went out with the Astronomy Club and Proprietario of Carrabba’s WS, my friend Daniel Butner, to see extraplanetary and celestial wonders like Saturn, Jupiter (and several of its moons), and our Moon through some cool telescopes. And the kicker? The International Space Station passed by around 9:37 pm or so.

Calabrian Wings

Daniel, a repeat guest on our podcast, is a huge space buff and the fact that the whole of Carrabba’s (nationwide) was doing these dinners across the country was like a dream come true for him. “You mean I get to participate in two of my passions (the restaurant and space) at once?” he asked. Sign him up!

But, this is a food blog, so let’s talk about the dinner, shall we?

First Course: Calabrian Roasted Wings paired with Blue Moon Wheat.
Now, I know what you’re thinking. Wings? Beer? At Carrabba’s? Well, that question isn’t too far-fetched. I believe Daniel questioned it, too, but he, like everyone else, totally understood as soon as we tasted the wings. Baked and seasoned and then seasoned with spicy Italian Calabrian peppers. Served with a lovely gorgonzola sauce. I even ate the Calabrian pepper. It was hot but it was tolerable. Great starter. And, we got to keep the commemorative Apollo 11 50th-anniversary pilsner glasses from Blue Moon.

Mezzaluna Carrabba

Second Course: Mezzaluna Carrabba paired with Rocca Delle Macie Moonlite (white blend). 
Mezzaluna translates to “middle-moon” or “half-moon.” These were half-moon shaped ravioli stuffed with chicken, spinach, Ricotta and Romano cheeses and tossed in Alfredo sauce. It was then topped with wood-grilled chicken, stuffed mushrooms and peas. I loved the mezzaluna ravioli.

Pollo Sorrento

Third Course: Pollo Sorrento paired with Alta Lina Pinot Noir.
Wood-grilled chicken stuffed with crispy eggplant, mozzarella and tomatoes then topped with their housemade Lombardo Marsala sauce. I wasn’t big on the Pinot Noir by itself but this dish made the wine POP! Daniel had sent me a picture of the prep of this dish with the eggplant and mozzarella getting ready to become the warming food blanket that it was. That sauce, that Lombardo Marsala sauce kicked this dish up about three notches. It was my favorite dish of the night.

Cinnamon Apple Crostata

Fourth Course: Cinnamon Apple Crostata paired with Saint M Riesling from Chateau Ste. Michelle.
Crispy cinnamon apple tart with a thin layer of hazelnut filling topped with caramel sauce and mint. A nice, mildly-sweet Riesling to go with the sweetness of the Crostata was a great end to a delicious wine dinner. At least as far as the food goes.

In addition to the stargazing and food, we were presented with a history of the US Space Program into the 70s and a brief talk on the recent Solar Eclipse that happened in 2017 and one that happened two weeks ago. One of the presenters from the Astronomy Club viewed the latest one from Brazil while on “business.” He shared a timelapse video of it. I have always been moderately interested in space stuff but this really made me think a lot about it. I was fascinated all night long.

They’re doing all this again next Tuesday, July 23. There are spaces available. You will not be disappointed. You can sign up by visiting HERE.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 113

Chef Antwan Hairston

In Episode #113 proudly recorded at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Spirits of Summer Festival
  • Tim does a chain, Carrabba’s Italian Restaurant
  • Tim does a food journalist tasting at Mac N Nelli’s
  • Tim talks Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse
  • Tim starts the “Summer of Burgers” with Food Freaks, Mac N Nelli’s and Willows.
  • Food holidays and history.

No poll this week!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

DiLisio’s Italian Family Restaurant Italian food like you’re sitting, eating in Naples. Wonderful Italian dishes from traditional spaghetti and lasagna to contemporary delights. Rich, flavorful sauces, a variety of pasta options, seafood, meat and more. Just south of Downtown and Business 40 (SOB40).

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!