The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 147

In Episode #147 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Social distancing again, and the starting and implementation of the website: Winston-Salem Strong. It includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and resources for businesses and individuals that are needed at this time, including unemployment, SBA loans, tips for servers, and many other services. All this in one place. Winston-Salem Strong!
  • 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.

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Bon Appetit!

Anonymous Donor Feeds 100 at Bethesda Center

Grecian Corner posted on their Facebook page yesterday that an anonymous donor paid to feed 100 homeless citizens at the Bethesda Center in Industry Hill. That’s 100 people fed and a local food staple that was supported. I love this town!

Here is the post from Angelo:

Good morning Facebook Friends. I’d like to share with you something that touched my heart last night. Last night an anonymous donor hired us to feed 100 homeless people at the Bethesda Center. That’s right…100 people. This person has a heart of gold. They not only supported my business, but more importantly they supported those who are less fortunate. I want to thank this person, and you know who you are, from the bottom (of) my heart. You are a God-send. You and your family are making a difference in our community! -Angelo

Carrabba’s Feeds WSNC’s First Responders and WSFCS Employees

Daniel Butner prepares to serve 130 cafeteria and bus drivers for WSFCS

Daniel Butner, the proprietario of the Winston-Salem Carrabba’s Italian Grill has, once again, shown his big heart and has prepared food for and fed the Winston-Salem Police Department’s Communications Division and Records Division, served five Winston-Salem Fire Department Stations, and has fed cafeteria workers and bus drivers that are continuing to serve food to those who are in need from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system.

Daniel Butner is a man with much love for this community, and the residents and workers from this city and county are thankful to him, his staff and to Carrabba’s Italian Grill. When asked about these feats, he shrugs and says, “I’m only doing what everyone should strive to do. It’s just not everyone can. I can. And, I will.”

Here are some of the highlights from Carrabba’s and Daniel this week:

WSPD Communications

 

WSPD Records Division

WSFD Station 2

WSFD Station 10

WSFD Arbor Road pick up their meals

WSFD Station 6

WSFD Station 8

Mozelle’s Presents “Mozelle’s At Your Table”

In this “Now Normal” where restaurants are having to be innovative and try different avenues of creativity, Mozelle’s and Chef Jay Pierce are presenting “Mozelle’s At Your Table.” (336)703-5400. Here is the email that was sent:


Dear Mozelle’s Friends + Family,

You usually receive this email when a wine dinner is on the horizon, but these are not normal times. as we continue to provide our comfort food for take out, curbside pick-up and delivery, we are observing up-to-date safety guidelines because we care about the health and safety of our staff and our community at-large. we are now set up for online ordering directly on our website. We also offer delivery via DoorDash food delivery and soon with UberEats. whenever possible, please use our own website, which results in more of your dollars staying in our community.

We have heard that there is a lot of confusion about the City of Winston-Salem’s “stay at home” order that goes into effect this Friday, March 27. Restaurants that provide to-go meals (as well as grocery stores and pharmacies) are deemed essential businesses and are therefore exempt from the order. We will be here preparing your favorites and we hope that you will allow us to provide a little comfort (food) in such an uncertain time.

By way of burying the lede, as some of you know, we had a wine dinner scheduled Wednesday, April 1. Due to the circumstances, we are unable to have it here, so how about we do to at your house?

presenting…

Mozelle’s at Your Table:

Vajra Wine Dinner with Chef Jay Pierce

First course:
Gnocchi, spring peas, morels, hazelnuts, cultured butter + lemon zest
Luigi Baudana Bianco Dragon
Piemonte, Italy 2018 (bottle)

Second course:
Porcini + chèvre ravioli, black truffle + mushroom dashi
Vajra Barbera d’Alba
Piemonte, Italy 2017 (bottle)

Third course:
Eggplant Parmigiana, San Marzano tomatoes, fennel-arugula salad, aged balsamic vinaigrette + two-year Parmigiana-Reggiano
Vajra Nebbiolo Langhe
Piemonte, Italy 2018 (bottle)

Fourth course (optional):
Peach fried hand pie + elderflower panna cotta
Vajra Moscato d’Asti
Piemonte, Italy 2019 (half-bottle)

Dinner for Two (3 courses) $150
Additional Dessert Course + $25

Pre-order by Monday, March 30
call (336) 703-5400 or order online www.mozelles.com
choose pick up april 1 or april 2

We are setting up a Mozelle’s YouTube channel, that you can tune into, with course by course videos of Chef Jay explaining reheating pointers and his customary wine and food talks.

One last gentle reminder, our wine and beer list, on our website, is newly updated with discounted prices. Don’t hesitate to check it over and add a bottle, early and often.

Our current hours are as follows:

Sunday – Thursday lunch menu 11:30a – 3:00p. dinner menu 3:00p – 7:30p
Friday + Saturday lunch menu 11:30a – 3:00p, dinner menu 3:00p – 8:00p

https://mozelles.com/menu

Mozelle’s at Home

spicy collard greens + bacon
mac + cheese
creamy succotash
cheese grits
tomato bisque
$8 / pint $15 / quart

pimento cheese
$8 / half pint $15 / pint

edamame hummus
$18 / pint

mini tomato pies (25 count)
$60

whole tomato pie
$40

coconut pie
chocolate pie
$35

336.703.5400

All of North Carolina Under “Stay-at-Home” Order, Takeout STILL Okay

Gov. Roy Cooper (©CharlotteFive)

As with Mayor Joines’ declaration earlier this week, the entire state of North Carolina is now on a “Stay-at-Home” order from Governor Roy Cooper. Also, as with Mayor Joines’ declaration, you are still allowed to go to the grocery store, order takeout, pickup takeout/curbside/delivery, you can go to the office supply stores and so on. This is not a reason to panic. Actually, very little is different about this than there was before. There is no reason for documentation to prove that you’re either doing something “essential” or work for an “essential” service/business. Stay calm. Don’t hoard everyday items like toilet paper/paper towels/hand sanitizer/sanitizing wipes and so on. We can get these things in stores if people stop hoarding!

Here, in section 19, Governor Cooper’s order lists:

19. 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 provide free food services to students or members of the public may continue to do so under this Executive Order when the food is provided for carry-out, drive-through or delivery. This Executive Order is consistent with and does not amend or supersede prior COVID-19 related Executive Orders restricting the operations of restaurants and temporarily closing bars.

To read the entire proclamation, visit here.

Lowe’s Foods Adjusts Shopping Hours During Pandemic

Lowes Foods announced that it is adjusting its store hours to be open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m. seven days a week to allow more time for cleaning and to provide additional support for store hosts.  Lowes Foods will continue to dedicate 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. every Tuesday and Wednesday as shopping hours for seniors and others who are vulnerable to COVID-19.

Camino Bakery Updates

Sad news from Camino Bakery:


Ugh. These spaces are so precious to us. But more important are the souls that fill them every day, every season, every year. It is because of our deep desire to keep our employees and customers safe, we have made the difficult decision to close our doors.
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We WILL be back. And when we’re back, you can believe that we will delight in our wonderful community more than ever.
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Closing dates:
Hospital location will close Friday, 3/27 at 6pm
4th St location will close Saturday, 3/28 at 6pm
Brookstown location will close Tuesday, 3/31 at 6pm
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Many of you have kindly asked how you can support us during this crisis. We are so grateful for all the generosity this community has already shown us. Here are some additional ways to make sure that Camino will be able to come back stronger than ever after coronavirus!
• Visit us over the next few days. Consider buying wine, coffee beans, and whole quiches or cheesecakes to get you through long days indoors!
• Buy gift cards. You can buy these in person or online under the Store tab.
• Buy special edition Camino t-shirts or hats from our Merch Fundraiser with Machine Gun Graphics. Link in bio.
• Donate to the Venmo account we set up for our staff. Find us at @Camino-Bakery-1.
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See you soon. Love always, Camino Bakery Team.

A Delicious by Shereen Update

©Shereen Gomaa

I had a short email conversation with Shereen Gomaa from Delicious by Shereen about her operations. Here is what she said:

We’ve had challenges in finding adequate supplies (we had to drive to Greensboro just to find chicken and there is almost no rice in the market) – we’re going to hold off on any delivery orders for the time being so that we can ensure we continue to provide the quality (and quantity) that people have come to expect from Delicious. 

We will plan on continuing normal catering operations once the situation improves and may consider centralized pickup, and are working on revamping our business model to accommodate delivery orders in the future.

When the crisis is over and things get back to business, you can contact her by sending an email to info@deliciousbyshereen and visiting her website or her Facebook page. Check back often to see if her status has changed and you can also follow The Man Who Ate the Town status list.

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.

East Coast Wings With Additional Offerings

This was sent via email from East Coast Wings & Grill (with edits):


ECW+G is offering 20% off for hospital workers (with free delivery). Each location is offering 20% off for first responders. Both are call-in orders only.

Additionally, East Coast Wings + Grill is offering curbside pickup, where people can order online or over the phone. If ordering online, all they have to do is write ‘curbside,’ in the special instructions section. Call the store when you arrive and they will be the food to your car. They also have family packs available for $25.99 to feed a family of four.

Select locations offer delivery through DoorDash.

Updated (3/26): We are also offering Service Industry employees 20% off Friday-Sunday. Just bring a pay stub or some proof of where you’ve worked in the industry.