The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 190

In Episode #190, proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios (South). Zoom sponsored by Bull’s Tavern:

We are now featured on the Triad Podcast Network!

Tim, Ray talk about:

  • Happy International Women’s Day!!
  • “The Man Who Ate the Town’s Burger Tour ’21” is coming next week.
  • The Butcher’s Block is open!
  • Black Mountain Chocolate Bar has ABC permits!
  • Both Forsyth Seafood and Cin Cin are hiring.
  • ByGood Coffee will be closed parts of this weekend after a family death.
  • CAVA takes the place of Zoe’s Kitchen on Stratford Rd.
  • Kingz Market Downtown now serves breakfast.
  • Tim and Stephanie ate at Est! Est! Est! and Tim gives a review.
  • A review of Joe’s Take-Out in Clemmons.
  • Other local restaurant news.
  • 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!

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 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.

Mojito Latin Soul Food is creating scrumptious Cuban-inspired, Latin-infused street/soul food. 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!

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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
  • The Rhythm Lounge and Grill
  • 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

The Re-Emergence Part 2

Part 2 of what I’ve found out. Not all are immediately reopening:


From Davie Tavern’s Facebook:

Hello Facebook family and friends. We are excited to announce our soon reopening! We will not be open this Friday 5/22. We are undergoing a deep cleaning and preparing all areas for a safe dining room as well as restocking our pantry with the best meats and produce. We will announce our “official” day very soon. Expect for a Thursday 5/28 reopening. We will continue our delivery and take out as usual. We cannot wait to see you soon!!


From Crafted’s Facebook: 

Despite the governor having announced that restaurants can reopen at 50% capacity our Winston location will remain closed until further notice while we navigate new systems and procedures and first implement them at our Greensboro locations. Once we feel we we have a good strategy that is working well we will then implement those changes at our Winston location. We will be keeping our Winston community updated through this Facebook page as well as our website eatatcrafted.com

We apologize for the inconvenience but feel this is the bestway to accomplish everything in a safe and effective manner.


From Forsyth Seafood’s Facebook:

In Phase II we will continue to operate walk-up counter service, call ahead service, & online ordering for curbside pickup. The dining room will continue to be suspended as we have a responsibility to increase social distancing in this community.
Market Hours:
11:00am-6:30pm
Cafe Hours:
11:00am-8:00pm @ Forsyth Seafood Market and Cafe


From Grandma Ruby’s Country Cooking’s Facebook:

Good Morning! We are excited to have at least 5 tables inside open to customers starting on Saturday morning. We will ask you to wear masks and we will have tables available outside. I know a lot of people will still want to call in your order or use our new clover ordering. Be patient with us as we work all this out. I will be doing temperature checks too and everyone I have been practicing on has been wonderful about it. Let’s all follow the CDC guidelines to keep us all safe. I love and appreciate you all. Order your family meals to help out your favorite waitress. The grits and gravy are ready. See you at Grandma Ruby’s!


From La Botana’s Facebook:

Working hard to open Monday

If you haven’t noticed a difference in our cooking for a month now it means that I have done a good job. July, Daniel, and Salvador have been tough as well. I haven’t been cooking regularly for almost a month. I will start cooking for you Monday, make your reservation ahead of time. 336-768-6588

Rigo


More to come… STAY SAFE WSNC!!!!