The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 225

In Episode #225 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Papa Lee’s Closes.
  • Murphy’s Lunch teases a return.
  • BobbyBoy Bake Shop and Caviste are set to reopen this week.
  • Dom’s is closed temporarily.
  • District 924.
  • ROAR.
  • Que Vida food truck raising prices.
  • Car drives through local coffee purveyor building.
  • “The List,” Country Spinner, and burgers are discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

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

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 224

Creator: Liliboas Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto ©Lisa Thornberg

In Episode #224 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Street Team Steven discuss:

  • Street Team Steven co-hosts with Tim today.
  • The perp in the Brothers Pizzeria attack turns himself in.
  • Bossy Beulah’s opens.
  • Antojito Las Delicias closing for vacation at the end of the week.
  • Quanto Basta will have New Year’s Special Menu.
  • Jeffrey Adams and Young Cardinal Covid closure.
  • A brief rundown of Christmas Hours of certain restaurants.
  • Christmas traditions.
  • Tim and Steven try District 924.
  • PSA about gift cards.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Audible, 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 223

In Episode #223 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Brothers Pizza changes hours after fight leaves owner beaten.
  • Finnigan’s Wake?
  • DiLisio’s expanded hours.
  • Yamas is doing a fundraiser.
  • Salem Kitchen.
  • Stephanie and Tim tried the new Mariscos Marlin. PSA about gift cards.
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and/or a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Audible, 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 222

In Episode #222 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Rolando Pettigrew, a local bartender passes away.
  • Cornerstone Cafe and Catering reopens.
  • Goody’s Grill gets IG.
  • Salem Kitchen and Sweet Truth have their holiday offerings on their websites.
  • Penny Path changes hours.
  • Sonya Waddell opens Simply Sonya.
  • Mariscos Marlin finally opens.
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and/or a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Audible, 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 221

In Episode #221 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Rhythm Lounge and Bar is closed and Athena Greek Taverna is closing November 20.
  • Ronnie’s Country Store is closing.
  • A SMALL list of food service places that are doing pre-order pickup items for Thanksgiving.
  • Yamas II is coming.
  • Tim and Stephanie joined The Food Venturist, Paula Leggett, and her husband, Ken for a Spring House Fall Menu preview sampling.
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 220

Lindsay Deibler (left) and Stacey Milner (©Stacey Milner)

In Episode #220 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

We are now featured on the Triad Podcast Network!

Tim, Michael discuss:

  • Three local bakers will appear on two different Food Network Competitions this month. The first tonight!
  • Sweet Truth is back taking orders for Thanksgiving.
  • Young Cardinal has new menu items.
  • Upcoming food items in the Winston-Salem Journal
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game, or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Audible, 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 219

Gosia Kobus, owner of Euro Deli Mart (©Euro Deli Mart)

In Episode #219 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

We are now featured on the Triad Podcast Network!

Tim, Michael discuss:

  • Mojito scales back hours due to staffing.
  • Zito Pizzeria closed Monday, Oct 25 through Wednesday, Oct 27 for respite.
  • A new “fry” place is coming.
  • Michael Restaurant Group looking for a thief.
  • City Beverage. Cibo Trattoria. Maddie Cakes Bakery.
  • Tim attended Alma Mexicana’s server training.
  • Tim and Stephanie’s “Big International Adventure” over the weekend.
  • Daniel Butner leaves the foodservice industry.
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game, or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

The Man Who Ate the Town is part of The Less Desirables Network. Give it a listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podcast Addict, TuneIn, Amazon Music, Audible, 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 218a – A Supplement Podcast

Tim talks about the impending closing of Finnigan’s Wake and what the restaurant/bar means to this city, the community, THIS PODCAST, and to him personally. No crowd noise. No background music. Just the intro/outro and Tim.

Slàinte mhath, Finnigan’s Wake.

Finnigan’s Wake to close for good Oct. 30

This is a reprint of the Winston-Salem Journal article, it is not mine, I don’t own it. Michael is my cohost and he wrote it for the Journal. Here is the original article. I just wanted the copyright issue out of the way.

Finnigan’s Wake, a mainstay bar and restaurant downtown for 15 years, has announced it will close permanently on Oct. 30.

Owner Philip “Opie” Kirby” posted an announcement on the business’ Facebook page on Monday.

“It’s been an amazing 15 years. One-third of my life has been in this space that you helped create. People make the place and we’ve been blessed with the best staff and customers. Y’all have always stepped up and made our events, fundraisers, and community outreach your own. Your generosity has multiplied over the years to make Winston Salem a better place to live.”

Finnigan’s Wake, 620 Trade St., was one of the first restaurants in the Downtown Arts District, opening in 2006. It celebrated its 15th anniversary on Oct. 6.

Like many restaurants this year, Finnigan’s Wake had reduced its hours — in particular eliminating Sunday brunch — as a result of the labor shortage that has affected many industries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kirby said in an email that the decision to close was not related to the coronavirus pandemic. “We’ve stayed steady thanks to our amazing community,” he said.

Instead, Kirby, 47, said he personally was ready for a change. “It’s time for me to do something different after this many years in the business. Looking for a new adventure,” he said.

Finnigan’s Wake was known for its big St. Patrick’s Day parties, as well its annual fundraisers for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in which hundreds of people would get their heads shaved outside the restaurant to help raise money for pediatric cancer research. This fall’s fundraiser raised $50,000.

But, perhaps most of all, Finnigan’s was known for its unassuming owner, who always had a smile for everyone and was known for posting positive, supportive sayings on social media.

Some of his Facebook messages include:

“Don’t fill the space with the first person who fits. Fill the space with the right person who fits.”

“You have more bounce to the ounce. Don’t ever forget it!”

“Gratitude is good.”

His most recent one, on Saturday: “Walk your path.”

Kirby said he didn’t quite know what his future path will be. But he definitely wants to do some volunteering.

 

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 218

Tim discusses:

  • Tim rides solo.
  • Providence Farm 2 Fourth happens and raises over $90k. Tim talks about the menu and flavor profiles of the event.
  • DiLisio’s changes hours again.
  • Bar Nola.
  • Tim and Stephanie had dinner at Davie Tavern.
  • City Bev is having a tent sale later this month.
  • Small Batch Halloween Party.
  • Tim talks about The Country Spinner and a Burger Tour ’21 update.
  • “The List” is discussed as well as other food news.

The Man Who Ate the Town website includes the food and beverage list that we have been forging and curating to know when and how your favorite WSNC-area restaurant is doing business!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

Carrabba’s Italian Grill.  Healthy, grilled meats, wood-fired pizzas, fresh ingredients, and phenomenal wine dinners. Those are just some of the offerings of Carrabba’s. And, Daniel Butner, the local proprietario, is the 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!

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. A welcoming atmosphere, delicious food, robust cigars, and good times await.

Diamondback Grill. A lovely farm-to-fork eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. Murphy and Kimberly Gregg and company offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere complete with a 20′ wine bar, expert craft cocktails, televisions in the bar area to watch the game, or candlelit dinners in the formal dining area. This gem is waiting to be discovered!

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

Bon Appetit!