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.

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Bon Appetit!

The Re-Emergence Part 7

Here’s part 7:


From Fratelli’s Italian Steakhouse’s Facebook: Dine-In available 5/26


From Grecian Corner’s Facebook:

Good morning Facebook Friends! I want to take a minute to thank you for continuing to support us during this pandemic. Your support has been humbling. Many of you have asked if we will be open for dine-in service this weekend. As of now, we will not offer dine-in service. Perhaps in a week or two we will be ready to take on this new challenge. Yes, some things will be different. We ask for your patience and understanding as we work through this situation. As most of you know, our dining rooms are not very big. This will severely impact how many tables are usable when accounting for social distancing. As soon as we open for dine-in, we will let you know here, on Facebook. In the meantime, we will continue to offer takeout and delivery (3rd party). Also, keep us in mind for catering if your office has gone back to work. We now offer boxed lunches as an option. We truly hope you have a great Friday!


From Giada’s Trattoria’s Facebook:

Friends, after over 2 months restaurants have been allowed to reopen at 50% capacity. Unfortunately, with only 48 hours’ notice, we cannot pull it off for you guys this weekend. We need time to train our staff to the new guidelines, order food and prep everything. This takes time, and we do not want to start off on the wrong foot. This Phase will last 5 weeks, so we feel we need to be able to do it right.

WE WILL OFFER TO GO AND DELIVERY FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.

Our hours for the rest of this week and next week will be:
Thursday May 21 – (11a-2p / 4pm-7pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Friday May 22 – (11a-2p / 4pm-8pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Saturday May 23 – (4pm-8pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Sunday May 24 – (1pm-7pm) – Delivery / To Go Only
Monday May 25 – CLOSED

Week of May 26-31

Tuesday May 26 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Wednesday May 27 -(11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Thursday May 28 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Friday May 29 – (11AM-4PM(To Go) / 4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Saturday May 30 – (4pm-8pm) – DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go
Sunday May 31 – (11AM-4PM / 4pm-8pm)- DINE IN! / Delivery / To Go

On a personal note, we want to take the time to thank everyone for their support. This has been extraordinarily difficult and timely help from our insurance company and governmental leaders non-existent. During the shutdown, Giadas celebrated our 7 year anniversary. It didn’t seem like a very joyous occasion, but we are proud of what our team has built and the impact we make daily on the Kernersville community.

Reopening will also be difficult. Some of our team members said yesterday it felt like we were opening a “new” restaurant. In many ways, we are. Please be patient and kind over the next few weeks as our staff tries to deliver the best possible food and service to you under less than ideal circumstances. If it takes longer than expected, or you feel uncomfortable about anything please talk to our managers, we will make it right. Let’s be compassionate and caring and leave the “Keyboard Wars” in the first quarter of 2020, which we are glad to have in the rearview mirror.

-Dave & Joanne Nicoletta and the entire Giadas Family


From Goody’s Grill’s Facebook:

Hello all👋🏽

We would like to thank you for your continued support throughout this entire pandemic! With the announcement of re-opening at 50% capacity, we have decided to still operate on take-out and drive-thru only, until we are better prepared and equipped to serve you all. We have come to this decision with the safety of our customers and employees in mind. We miss seeing all of you, and will keep you updated on our plans!

Thank you!
-Goodys Grill 🥔


From Hero House’s Facebook:

We have sorely missed the great energy and sweet warmth of our community during these past weeks.

It is with much excitement and proper reserve that we are reopening our dining room today at 5 pm with limited capacity to uphold social distancing guidelines put in place to protect our customers and employees.

Rest assured that we’re making every effort to take care of those we serve! We very much look forward to seeing our dear friends sitting at our tables again!

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