The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 159

In Episode #159 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios (South). Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Michael Millan from Mojito Latin Soul Food is on the podcast to talk about the new restaurant taking over the space formerly occupied by Mary’s Gourmet Diner, Mary’s, Mojito Mobile Kitchen, Cuban food and more.
  • Bonefish Grill closes its Winston-Salem location on Stratford, permanently.
  • Grecian Corner will make an announcement for dine-in soon.
  • Some restaurants will be closing for July 4th. Watch our page and the F&B list for updates.
  • Some restaurants are making moves to come back strong.
  • Tim and Lea talk about “List” updates.
  • Winston-Salem Strong. This website 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.

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!

Restaurant Re-emergence June 25th Edition

From Black Mountain Chocolate’s Facebook:

Black Mountain Chocolate is re-opening on Friday – and celebrating with èclairs! Our customer-favorite will be back in stock along with cookies, brownies, a selection of truffles, and more! Can’t wait to see you, it’s been too long… 🧡🍫🧡

We will be open Carryout and Curbside service on Fridays from 2 PM to 6 PM; Saturdays Noon to 8 PM; and Sundays Noon to 4 PM.

We will be opening with our full menu of bakery treats (including TARTS), eclairs, weekend specials plus a selection of customer’s favorite truffles. Come and get a sweet treat- you’ve earned it!

We will also be debuting an online ordering portal as well as an official BMC app to help you get your order more quickly and help us be contact free! Watch social media for updates.


From Hops Burger Bar’s Facebook:

Beginning Thursday 6-25-20, at 11 am, We will be Open for Dine-In and Curbside Pick-Up. 336-842-5771.

From Tim: No other mention of hours or days of operation. They did post a great pic of a burger and a beer, though.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 158

In Episode #158 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios (South). Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim and Lea talk about:

  • Daniel Butner of Carrabba’s Italian Grill talks about his (and Carrabba’s) involvement in the Restart Winston project and about a special meal deal that Carrabba’s will offer on Tuesday, June 30 (see below)
  • Finnigan’s Wake is reopening their dining room this week.
  • Michael Millan will open Mojito in Mary’s Gourmet Diner’s old space. He will be the guest next week.
  • Tim tried BLL Rotisserie Factory and Baked Just SO last week.
  • Some restaurants are making moves to come back strong.
  • Tim and Lea talk about “List” updates.
  • Winston-Salem Strong. This website 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.

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!

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant To Reopen for Dine-In

From Carmine’s Italian Restaurant’s Facebook:

LONG POST ALERT! IMPORTANT COVID-19 DINE-IN SERVICE INFO‼️

A LONG-AWAITED
RE-OPENING IS IN THE WORKS.
We are happy to announce that we will be
re-opening our dining room for reservations only starting June 19th. Reservations will be accepted Tuesdays through Sundays. You must call during business hours to make reservations. Reservations are only available at 4:30pm, 6:00pm, and 7:30pm. We are only accepting a limited number of reservations per seating.

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN FOR YOU?
This means that from the moment you finish reading this email – we are accepting reservations. So call us because we have missed you so much!

WHAT PRECAUTIONS ARE WE TAKING?

We will be operating at a MAXIMUM of 20-30% capacity. We will not be operating at 50% capacity at this time out of an abundance of caution for our guests and for our employees.

We will be practicing social distancing to the best of our abilities in a manner that still allows us to operate our dining room.

We will be following the NC State Health Department Guidelines for COVID-19 restaurant service

WHAT WE NEED YOU TO DO:

We are not requiring our guests to wear facemasks at this time. However, it is recommended while in common areas of the restaurant such as the restroom and the front lobby. Dining tables will be separated by a minimum of 6 feet.

We ask that you please respect other people’s space and practice social distancing while you are inside the restaurant. We want to make sure that all of our guests and employees stay healthy.

We sincerely look forward to seeing you all again as this has been a very hard road to overcome. We look forward to having our dining room filled with guests enjoying our food, wine, and the overall Carmine’s experience. It has truly not been the same without you.

With love,

Carmine’s Italian Restaurant

Camino Bakery Opens Fourth Street Location

It’s been nearly 3 months and we can’t wait to get back into the place we call our first home 😭 Please read below some information regarding the opening of 4th St:
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🚀 4th St will have the same hours as Brookstown, 8am – 1pm, every day
🚀 Take-out will be the ONLY option for ordering (no curbside or online ordering for this location)
🚀 Masks are required when entering
🚀 No seating available (yet! possibly some outdoor patio seating available next week, tbd)
🚀 We will have a limited menu here as we do at Brookstown
🚀 There is an “in” and “out” flow to entering the shop; please look at your feet for directional arrows on the ground
🚀 Please keep your distance and stand on a yellow “x” when in line.
🚀 We will have beer 🍻 and wine 🍷 to purchase and take home!
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Thank you for your continued support and understanding in this pandemic. We love you! See you tomorrow!

Bobo’s Deli and Grill Reopens Today

From the Bobo’s Deli & Grill Facebook:

We are officially reopening today! We will be open for drive-thru and carry out starting at 11 am today and staying open until 8 pm. We have missed you all and are very excited to be serving again! We have thoroughly cleaned the whole restaurant and will be doing temperature checks of employees upon arrival. And of course, we will continue with rigorous standards of cleanliness and sanitization. We look forward to seeing all of your friendly faces in the drive-thru today and this weekend!

Alma Mexicana and The Porch Reopens After C-19 Quarantine

We are happy to re-open our doors tomorrow for Pick-up, Delivery, and Outdoor Dining. You can place take out orders via our app or by calling us. You can visit our website to make a reservation for outdoor dining Wednesday – Saturday nights from 4 – 9 pm. As always, we will continue to follow all CDC and the Health Departments’ best practices and guidelines to keep everyone to be as safe as possible in light of COVID-19. Masks for staff have been required, but we will now also require customers to wear masks upon entering the restaurant, even just to pick up meals. We will have masks available if you do not have one. While we hope to remain COVID-free, we will be as transparent as possible if and when another staff member contracts COVID-19. We want to be here for the long run, and we appreciate your support during these challenging times.

Phone Number: (336) 317-1254
Online Ordering: https://direct.chownow.com/order/10685/locations
Website: www.almamexicanawsnc.com


We’re back in action 🥳 We’re open 11-8 pm tonight with Grab n’ Go, Take Out & Delivery! Visit our website www.dinnersontheporch.com to view our menu, call us to place an order (336) 893-8361 or place an order online for pick up/delivery: https://eat.chownow.com/discover/restaurant/12732

Before entering The Porch please be sure to wash your hands in our hallway restroom, put on gloves that we’ve provided and masks are required to enter. We will have some available if you don’t have a mask. Thanks for helping us keep our customers & staff safe!

No Podcast Today

Hey there fellow foodies, listeners, friends…

Just so you know, I meant to mention this on the podcast last week but my son is graduating from high school today and I decided to take the day off to help him celebrate. That means that Lea and Ray also have the day off, which means that there will be no podcast episode of The Man Who Ate the Town today.

We will be back next week to talk more “food news and views…”

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 157

In Episode #157 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios (South). Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Brian Ricciardi talks about Mozzarella Fellas decision to go with an all plant-based menu, a potential move and name change, plus much more.
  • Quiet Pint deals with an employee testing C-19 positive.
  • IHOP at Parkway Plaza seeming closes permanently.
  • Providence Restaurant to reopen tomorrow.
  • Some restaurants are making moves to come back strong.
  • Tim and Lea talk about “List” updates.
  • Winston-Salem Strong. This website 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.

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!

Support Your Local Black-Owned Businesses

Someone asked me this week if I had a list of black-owned restaurants and food services in WSNC. And, I actually did not. So, I set out to find the restaurants that were.

Support these businesses and the people that own them and the people that work for them. Stand in solidarity with them. Let them lean on you. Let them know you care. Be there for them.

A vast majority of this list I obtained from the Winston-Salem Urban League, for others, I did some digging on my own.
For other black-owned businesses outside the food designation, which still need your help and support can be found here.

A perusing of the Forsyth County Health Inspector’s website showed:

  • 795 restaurants (many of which are multiple locations, i.e. McDonald’s, Wendy’s, etc., hospital, hotel foodservice, convenience stores that sell food or other “restaurant types”)
  • 249 “Food Stands” (which also include multiple locations like Cook Out, but is for non-dine-in services)
  • 27 “Mobile Food” listings which are mostly food trucks
  • 14 “Push Carts” which is almost entirely hot dog carts.

If there are ANY businesses that I have left off this list, please let me know so I can add them. I want no businesses left out. 

  • 3 Layers Cakery
  • Ackingna’s Place
  • Big Mouff Cheesesteaks
  • Bingo Bango Sodas
  • Cam’s Coffee
  • Carolina Kitchen and Pantry
  • Carolina’s Vineyards and Hops
  • Chef J’Avia Scents & Crafts LLC
  • CLS Catering
    • Gunny Smitty’s Hot Dogs Cart
    • C&L’s Cakes
    • Soul Food Fusion (Personal Chef Service)
  • Cow Who
  • DJs Cheesecakes
  • Downtown Bodega
  • Dr. Chops Soul Food Cafe
  • Dream Kreams Artisanal Creamery
  • Elasya B’s Candy Tree
  • Flavor57 Personal Chef Services & Catering
  • FoodDealer
  • Forsyth Seafood
  • Happie Food
  • Honeybee Grocery Delivery
  • Hot Dog City
  • Jazzy Daugs Cart
  • Kymora’s Kookies
  • Leanback Soul Food
  • Le’Chateau Bakery
  • Lei Lei’s Cuisine
  • Mary Jay’s Southern Soul Eatery
  • Mayberry Ice Cream (4th St)
  • Meta’s Restaurant
  • Miss Ora’s Kitchen
  • Mo’s Chicken & Grocery 2 Go
  • Mother’s Finest Urban Family Farms
  • Munch Box
  • Off the Beaten Path Coffee
  • Other Suns Coffee Shop
  • Peanut House, The
  • Prime Tyme Soul Food Cafe
  • Share the Sweetness
  • Simply Soul Restaurant
  • Skrimp Shack
  • Sooo Trucking Hungry Food Truck
  • Spice Delight Mobile Cafe
  • Sweet Escape, A
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Sweet Truth Bakery
  • Ta’Nisha Monique Cupcakes
  • Taste of the Triad
  • Trice’s Eatz, LLC
  • Two Girls Sweet Treats
  • Two Sisters and a Lemon
  • WS Wings-N-Fins Truck
  • Wutyasay Food Truck
  • Your Dinner Awaits
  • Zesto Burgers & Ice Cream