The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 153

Dafni Michael talks with the TMWATT Crew

In Episode #153 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill. Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Dafni Michael of the Michael Family Restaurant Group is on the show to talk about the restaurants being back open, what the community means to them and we talk about what they mean to us. Amazing interview.
  • Baked Just SO will open on Mondays starting next Monday 5/18.
  • Cafe Arthur’s has a new website.
  • Zesto Burgers helped by Young Cardinal Cafe.
  • Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse is open again.
  • Ichiban has a new menu.
  • Tim and Lea talk about “List” updates.
  • Tim and Stephanie had Don Zapata’s Mexican for Mother’s Day.
  • 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!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 152

In Episode #152 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill. Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • All Michael Family Restaurant Group restaurants are open. Mama Zoe Michael’s, Waldo’s Wings, Cin Cin Burger Bar and Yamas Mediterranean Street Food are back in business doing takeout, curbside and delivery!
  • Diamondback Grill is back open doing takeout and curbside. Tim talks about the food he and Stephanie had this weekend from Diamondback Grill.
  • Restaurants re-emerging to try different ideas, menus, and directions to stay relevant and keep their doors open, while offering service to the community that loves them.
  • 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!
  • J&J Food Mart is hiring.
  • 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 Michael Family Restaurant Group Re-Emerges

One of the first sets of restaurants to bow out in March, while the dust was just starting to be stirred up, was the Michael Family Restaurant Group. Mama Zoe Michael’s, Waldo’s Wings, Cin Cin Burger Bar and Yamas Mediterranean Street Food all shuttered up and waited to see where the pandemic was going to take the world.

They were looking out for the safety and health of their customers, their employees, themselves. No one knew what was going to happen. Truthfully, no one knows now. The Michael Family then turned to renovations and construction working on Mama Zoe Michael’s on the renovation that they had been talking about for at least a year prior. It gave them the perfect opening to make that happen. I passed some time.

But, the dust is starting to settle, at least in terms of potential outlooks. On April 23, Waldo’s Wings announced they were going to reopen. That was a start. Yesterday, Cin Cin Burger Bar and Yamas Mediterranean Street Food both opened.

It was a glorious few days, indeed. Lea and Mel went to Yamas to grab some grub and so did we. I wasn’t passing on the opportunity to have some delicious Yamas that I had been craving for the last month. I was giddy and laughed all the way home.

While we were waiting for the curbside order, we saw this beautiful rainbow. Many people posted about it on social media. It was amazing and I think the perfect symbol for this town and all the restaurants, small businesses, service workers and the citizens of this fantastic town.

No word, just yet, on when Mama Zoe Michael’s will reopen, but I imagine it should be soon. Chris is a “spur-of-the-moment” kind of guy and I think when he’s ready, that trigger will be pulled quickly and without hesitation. When I know something I will post it here and/or on the Facebook page.

Waldo’s Wings is located at 2855 Reynolda Road.
Cin Cin Burger Bar is located at 1425 W 1st Street.
Yamas Mediterranean Street Food is located at 624 W 4th Street.

Go grab some food from one or all of these wonderful restaurants and post about it. Tag me if you’d like.

Diamondback Grill Re-Emerging This Weekend

The past few weeks have seen several businesses either revamping, repurposing, or simply jumping back into the fray after the nightmare we call COVID-19 set the entire world upon its proverbial head.

One big announcement came from Kimberly Gregg, owner of Diamondback Grill, the quaint eatery nestled in the heart of Buena Vista. The message was that Diamondback was re-emerging. This is wonderful news. Kimberly’s husband, “Murph” posted a long and touching post on March 28 that detailed the restaurant’s history, the area’s history, the importance of the community in which it sets and how difficult it was to lay off employees and shutter the dreams he and Kimberly had worked so hard to build and nurture. It was sad, but there were glimmers of hope in that message and it seems that now is the time to return. It is a time for rebirth, re-emergence and progress forward.

According to a post made on Diamondback Grill’s Facebook page (some edits for context):

We’re reopening THIS FRIDAY, May 1st for curbside/takeout!!! Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates on menu additions + nightly specials!

You can also go to our website www.diamondbackgrill.com to join our email list for the latest updates….catering, themed dinners, etc.

ALSO… we’re selling bottles of wine for 60% OFF 🍷!

Here are all the ordering details below! We cannot wait to get back to serving you homemade and delicious dinners…

Tuesday-Saturday for now from 5-8:30 pm – we will have someone outside monitoring arrivals for a quick, safe, and easy curbside pickup. 

We will continue to honor COVID guidelines by wearing masks, gloves to prepare the take out orders, as well as continuing to sanitize.

Three ways to contact Diamondback Grill and utilize their services:

  1. Call 336-722-0006 after 3 pm to place your order and pay over the phone. Or…
  2. Order and pay using the SwipeBy app. Or…
  3. Preorder online by 3 pm and pay via PayPal which is coming soon.

Diamondback Grill is located at 751 N Avalon Rd. in Winston-Salem.

I cannot wait to have some Diamondback goodness, soon!

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 151

Lea, Tim, and Algenon

In Episode #151 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill. Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim and Lea talk about (Ray is off this week):

  • Algenon Cash of Zesto Burgers & Ice Cream and Skrimp Shack is Zooming in to talk about the Triad Food & Beverage Coalition, what it is, how it affects the F&B industry in the Triad, how you can help and more.
  • Intown Donutz is assessing their reopening and asking their fans for input.
  • Restaurants re-emerging to try different ideas, menus, and directions to stay relevant and keep their doors open, while offering service to the community that loves them.
  • 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!
  • J&J Food Mart is hiring.
  • 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 150

In Episode #150 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Restaurants re-emerging to try different ideas, menus and directions to stay relevant and keep their doors open, while offering service to the community that loves them.
  • 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!
  • Richard Brewer, owner of Corks Caps & Taps talks about the winebar and specials going on for curbside pickup. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
  • Cafe Arthur’s is back open for takeout/curbside.
  • Intown Donutz is assessing their reopening and asking their fans for input.
  • Tim tries the new “Stay At Home Menu” from Burke Street Pizza.
  • J&J Food Mart is hiring.
  • 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 149

Tony DiLisio

In Episode #149 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

Tim, Ray and Lea talk about:

  • Restaurants re-emerging to try different ideas, menus and directions to stay relevant and keep their doors open, while offering service to the community that loves them.
  • 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!
  • Krankies reopen with limited hours, limited days, limited menu and a virtual grocery store.
  • Delicious By Shereen starts delivery again.
  • Shokunin Ramen becomes Bootleg Ramen and will deliver storable ramen meals and wine from Sanders Ridge.
  • DiLisio’s opens on Wednesday, 4/15 for curbside pickup ONLY.
  • Corks Caps & Taps have specials going on for curbside pickup. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
  • 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!

Delicious By Shereen Picks Deliveries Back Up

Exciting news for fans of the delicious things that Delicious By Shereen!


HOME DELIVERY ROUND TWO: VEGGIE FRIENDLY! ⁣🥬🍅🧕

Our first home delivery day had a few kinks (🚘 🌧️  😓), but we’re confident that we’ve worked them out and are excited to offer our vegetarian family meal for delivery next Friday!⁣

Experience a new culture and support your Syrian refugee neighbors without leaving the comfort and safety of home! 🏠 Our veggie family-sized meal feeds 4 people, costs $40, and includes:⁣

🌯 Falafel wraps⁣
🥟 Veggie turnovers⁣
🥗 Hummus⁣
🤤 Baklava with walnuts⁣

We will be taking a very limited number of orders to test our new delivery model, so be sure to get yours in when the order form goes active on Monday! Delivery will be 2-6 pm on Friday, April 17th.⁣

💻 To place your order online on Monday, please head to — http://deliciousbyshereen.com/onlineorders/⁣

🧼 Yes, we are being extra cautious cleaning equipment, utensils, and surfaces and ensuring that no one who is sick or has a cough or fever is involved in the preparation or distribution of the meals.⁣

🚚 Our free delivery radius includes within a 5-mile radius of zip code 27104.⁣

Thank you, as always, for your support! ♥️ We are so grateful to be able to offer work to so many of our employees during this challenging time.⁣

#DeliciousByShereen

Krankies to Reopen with Limited Menu and Virtual Grocery Store

Krankies released some news:


🥁Drum roll, please!! It’s the moment you have all been waiting for!

We will be re-opening with limited days and hours. As promised, we will be adding a virtual grocery store to our website with items available that you might be having trouble finding at the store (we have toilet paper!). We also know that you all have missed the chicken biscuits, so those are back and available along with other items on our limited menu!

Everything must be pre-paid online (no cash transactions at this time).

We will be open on Tuesday and ‪Saturday from 8am-4pm‬. If you plan to purchase groceries please place those orders 48 hours in advance.

Please notice the images below (to the right) with directions on how to shop! Any item off of the limited menu can be ordered on Tuesday or Saturday from 8-4 online (no walk ups). Click the link below to start shopping! https://linktr.ee/krankies

Wutyasay Food Truck Update

Roger from Wutyasay Burger contacted me with an update:


Hi, Tim.

I wanted to give you an update on what we at WutYaSay-Food Truck is up to during this time.

We are Fridays and Saturdays for the month of April at 1350 Jonestown Road Winston-Salem.
FISH FRY and More
12NOON-8PM on Fridays and 12NOON-4PM on Saturday
Www.wutyasay.com

Next week we will be doing Smoked BBQ Chicken Plates on Friday along with our normal Fish Fry Friday offerings.

Starting May 4th we will be open Monday-Friday 12NOON-8PM with the full menu and daily special focuses.