The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 70

In Episode #70, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

Kelly and Tim talk about:

Don’t forget our sponsors:

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 Burke Street Food Truck Festival Come Rain or Shine

Sixth Annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival

Tomorrow, April 7, 2018, is the sixth annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival and this year is the biggest one yet.

There will be 70+ trucks with an entire slate of various cuisines, from Italian to Mongolian, Latin to African, Italian Ice to doughnuts. There will be something for everyone there. In addition, there will be beverage service and all the bars and shops along Burke Street, Fourth Street and Brookstown will be open and inviting you to taste their wares.

There is also a ton of vendors there to show off their goods and also there will be some public seating. Three entertainment stages will be set up along the path which reaches from the corner of Fourth and Broad, back to Fourth all the way to First/Fourth/Burke intersection. Plus, there will be things up both sides of Brookstown. The stage at First and Burke is presented by Signature Real Estate, there’s a Ramkat Stage on Brookstown and also a third stage. All full of fabulous entertainment, much from this town. That adds to the intrigue, I think. Swami’s Vintage Flea will have a plethora of vendors. The Winston-Salem Dash will have a Kids’ Zone and there will be an NC Beer Garden, as well. After all, April is NC Beer Month!

VIP tix get you an hour prior to the general population to keep the lines shorter and get more of what you want. Check this link to find more about the VIP tix presented by Allman Spry.

Now, the weather forecast is looking kind of wet. But, this is a rain or shine event and there will be plenty of places to duck into. And, just bring an umbrella. Get out there and support your local events. Don’t worry about getting a little wet.

The festival is presented by PMG Research, whose mission is to bring clinical research to as many lives as possible while delivering unparalleled service and exceptional value to our clinical trial partners and stakeholders. All proceeds from this event go to H.O.P.E. of Winston-Salem which is dedicated to preparing and transporting nutritious meals on Sunday to children in neighborhoods with high food insecurity.

So, not only are you getting great food, great times, great entertainment, but you’re providing help to a very awesome charity. That’s always awesome.

Don’t be afraid to wander into the shops on Burke Street, too. They’ll be open and ready for you. You can get a map of the food trucks by visiting here.

Enjoy! Bon appetit!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 69

In Episode #69, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

Kelly and Tim talk about:

  • A listener writes in about investigating some food news. We do!
  • Tim talked to Claire Calvin about Alma Mexicana and the new Canteen Market & Bistro.
  • Penny Path Cafe.
  • Waldo’s Wings Downtown.
  • The Sixth Annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival.
  • A new Ramen restaurant is coming to downtown WSNC, finally!
  • Food Holidays.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

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 66

In Episode #66, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

  • Kelly and Tim talk about Hero House closing its Peters Creek Parkway location and speculate on reasons why.
  • They discuss the pitfalls surrounding that area and what we’d like to see happen to it.
  • The Burke Street Food Truck Festival is Saturday, April 7. Details on the show.
  • Kelly and Tim talk about food trucks.
  • Food Holidays.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

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!

Burke Street Food Truck Festival: The Low Down

Here’s the pertinent info (mostly from the Facebook page of the festival):

“The 4th Annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival will be held on Saturday, April 9th from 3 p.m.-8 p.m. within the Burke Street area of Downtown Winston-Salem. This rain or shine event is FREE to attend and fun for all ages.”12373190_847040835393468_1746147858900765342_n

Last year, they had around 30 trucks. Attendance was around 12,000-15,000. People complained that the crowds were too thick, the lines were too long, the trucks ran out of food, not enough places to sit and not enough bathroom access. This year, they’ve increased the number of trucks from 30 to over 60. They’ve increased the overall footprint of the festival and increased the seating and bathroom ratio. They’ve also added a VIP option that gets you in and makes the food available to you from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. before anyone else is allowed to congregate. The number of VIPs have been capped at 500. Some have complained about that: “we have to pay $20 for nothing and still buy the food?” Well, yes. However, if you think of this way, 12,000 people with 30 trucks = cluster-mess. 500 people with 60+ trucks? Spread out and enjoy. I believe it has value. But, I get that it may not be for everyone, but some it may be.

Also, there will be many arts/crafts/etc. vendors and beverage vendors throughout. Also, there’s singer/songwriter stage (Stage 2) that will be at the top of Burke Street near Fourth. The Main Stage will be near Old Winston Social Club and will have bands from 4-8pm. Those bands are Suitcase (opening the show), Wafer Thin and Luxuriant Sedans (headlining).  In addition to that, I will be emceeing the main stage festivities. Come up and say hello.

It’s going to be a great day for food, drink and entertainment. Yes, it may be a little cooler than you’d expect/want but it will be worth it.

Here are the trucks/vendors that will be participating in the festival (alphabetically; list may not be complete):

Bam Pow Chow
Bandito Burrito Truck
Baozi
Barone Meatball Company
BO’s kitchen
Bradys Coffee Company
Buddhalicious Food Truck
Bulkogi Truck
Camel City Grill
Captain Poncho’s Tacos
Chirba Chirba Dumpling
Cockadoodlemoo Truck
Cousins Maine Lobster
Cut Bait Cafe
D’s Cakes In A Cup & More
Dusty Donuts
Emergensweets
Empanadas Borinquen
Fish N Wings
Flite Time Wings
Food Freaks of NC
Ghassan’s
Gigi’s Cupcakes
Gussy’s Greek Street Food
Happy Plates Catering
Hibachi Xpress
Hickory Tree Turkey BBQ
Homeslice Pizza and Homeslice Pizza truck
JAM Ice Cream
Jive Turkey Legs
Juicy Bird
King-Queen Haitian Cuisine
Kona Ice of Kernersville
La Vie en Rose
Mac-Ur-Roni
Mike & Mike’s Italian Ices
Mystical Sunshine Food Truck
Omg chicken
PorterHouse Burger Truck
Qspresso Food Truck
Rib Shack “Home of the Philly Cheese Steak”
Route Bistro
Soomsoom Pita Pockets
Spice Delight Mobile Cafe
STUFT
Sweet Cold Treats
Sweet Traditions by LeAne
Sweet T’s Smokin’ Eats
Taqueria El Azteca & Taco Truck
Taqueria Luciano’s
Thai Box Zing Catering
The Grinder Cafe
The Humble Pig
The Ice Queen
The Pearl Kitchen
Tony’s Italian Ice
Urban street grill
Village Juice Company
Wandering Moose
Will & Pop’s
Zeko’s 2 GO