Bootleg Ramen Menu and Operations Update

From Josh Trusler, owner of Bootleg Ramen (with edits):


Howdy, y’all!

Menu 2.0
Changed prices, added snowballs, and we’ll have Chrysanthemum Tea boxes for 1$ each.
Sanders Ridge Wine will be available for delivery as well, order through them and we’ll take care of the rest.

Here is a probably finished menu. Little changes but nothing major. Just a little update on us as well.
As many of y’all know, we were the frequent pop up known as Shokunin Ramen. Between the pandemic and a bit of chance, we’ve changed ideas and the name to help reflect that and a little homage to our old selves. The new idea is to bring y’all some homemade Japanese street food. Literally, we’re going to bring it straight to your door and within minutes of easy reheating, you can have some restaurant-at-home style food.

We will be working out of the Sanders Ridge Winery, Cabin, Wedding Venue and Farm, and will be able to deliver their wines as well. Just order wine from their site, and food from ours. It’s almost too easy, y’all. You can browse our site now, just to get a feel, but it will change a bit in the looks department soon for the better.

Easy ordering on the site, or if you have questions you can call us and order that way as well. Orders wanting to be delivered the same day must be placed by 2 pm. We begin deliveries at 3:30 pm, and will usually be done around 6:30. You can still place orders after 2 pm, they will just be placed on next day deliveries. You can also place future orders for up to 30 days out, and bulk orders hold very well in the freezer for long term storage.

Our delivery range, to start, will be:
Winston-Salem areas, Lewisville-Clemmons areas, Rural Hall/East Bend areas, and Kernersville.

We are working on getting Greensboro in our standard area but for now, we can only do bulk orders to Greensboro of at least $75. We can meet in a convenient delivery spot if you’re outside our range.

Sanitation is a big thing with us, so we’re taking extra steps to make sure everything is prepared and delivered in the cleanest way possible. Drivers will be wearing face masks and gloves (changed with every delivery), as well as having hand sanitizer in the vehicle at all times. Contactless Delivery is standard, where the driver will drop food off at the front door (or otherwise specified area) and will not leave until the food is picked up. We will text/call when food is dropped off, and maintain proper social distancing until you get it! We will take cards over the phone or website, but no cash, please. Drivers will not accept cash tips either. Pre and Post sanitizing of vehicles will happen daily to ensure the safest environment for your delivery.

We should be delivering to y’all soon, just need to finish a few important documents and we’ll be set!

And as always,
“Itadakimasu”

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 145

In Episode #145 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • COVID-19/coronavirus and its potential impact on local businesses/restaurants/bars. All events here or otherwise noted subject to local ordinance/guidelines over the next few weeks.
  • Shokunin Ramen plans a pop-up at Mission Pizza on March 21.
  • Black Mountain Chocolate to move to Bailey South and change their name to Black Mountain Chocolate Bar.
  • SILO Bistro and Bar to offer pickup take-home meals.
  • The Hot Dog Tasting Trolley Tour is back. Visit the website and enter “Man5” as the code to get $5 off the price and make your reservation.
  • Carrabba’s has two wine dinners coming up this month, on St. Patty’s Day and the next Wednesday. To find out more and reserve your tix, visit here.
  • Food holidays and history.

A clarification on “bock” beer — According to BeerAdvocate: Bock is a bottom fermenting (sic) lager that generally takes extra months of lagering (cold storage) to smooth out such a strong brew. Bock beer, in general, is stronger than your typical lager, more of a robust malt character with a dark amber to brown hue. Hop bitterness can be assertive enough to balance, though must not get in the way of the malt flavor, most are only lightly hopped.

Bottom fermenting — Merriam-Webster: a slow alcoholic fermentation during which the yeast cells collect at the bottom of the fermenting liquid, which takes place at a temperature of 4 to 10° C and which occurs in the production of lager beer and of wines of low alcohol content

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 142

In Episode #142 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Don Express Food Truck offers authentic Japanese cuisine, including ramen.
  • Shokunin Ramen doing pop up at Mission Pizza tonight.
  • La Ch.ngada is opening on Fourth and social media goes crazy over the name.
  • Tim and Stephanie visit West End Poke, Bobby Boy Bakeshop and Caviste Wine Bar.
  • The Hot Dog Tasting Trolley Tour is back. Visit the website and enter “Man5” as the code to get $5 off the price and make your reservation.
  • 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 104

Half & Half Bowl with Kofta (marinated meatballs)

In Episode #104, proudly recorded at The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Ray talk about:

  • Brittany McGee of Humblebee Shoppe is in the studio!
  • Tim and Ray give a pretty detailed account of their experiences with Yamas.
  • Shokunin Ramen gives up.
  • Winston Junction Market is set to open on March 30.
  • Burke Street Spring Fling.
  • Dave & Buster’s confirms May 13 opening in Hanes Mall.
  • Dynasty Asian Fusion to become Spruce Street Garden Craft Tavern.
  • Listeners’ email!
  • Food holidays and history

No poll this week!

Don’t forget our sponsors:

DiLisio’s Italian Family Restaurant Italian food like you’re sitting, eating in Naples. Wonderful Italian dishes from traditional spaghetti and lasagna to contemporary delights. Rich, flavorful sauces, a variety of pasta options, seafood, meat and more. Just south of Downtown and Business 40 (SOB40).

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 72

In Episode #72, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

Kelly and Tim talk about:

  • We have a new sponsor! DiLisio’s Italian Restaurant. Hear us rant and rave!
  • Today is Hope Du Jour around WSNC.
  • Josh Trusler announces Shakunin Ramen popup at Roots.
  • O’Brien’s Deli Downtown closes.
  • Subway on Fourth closes.
  • Social Southern Kitchen & Cocktails to open.
  • Incendiary Brewing to open.
  • Food Holidays.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

DiLisio’s Italian Family Restaurant Italian food like you’re sitting, eating in Naples. Wonderful Italian dishes from traditional spaghetti and lasagna to contemporary delights. Rich, flavorful sauces, a variety of pasta options, seafood, meat and more. Just south of Downtown and Business 40 (SOB40).

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 71

In Episode #71, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

Kelly and Tim talk about:

  • Josh Trusler and his new Shokunin Ramen shop that will be opening later this year. It’s not a secret but the location isn’t there, yet. Be patient WSNC, it’s coming. Keep an eye out on this blog and podcast for more info as it gets nearer. We also talked with him about a lot of the local farmers. This is going to be great!
  • Food Holidays.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

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 69

In Episode #69, proudly recorded at Test Pattern Studios:

Kelly and Tim talk about:

  • A listener writes in about investigating some food news. We do!
  • Tim talked to Claire Calvin about Alma Mexicana and the new Canteen Market & Bistro.
  • Penny Path Cafe.
  • Waldo’s Wings Downtown.
  • The Sixth Annual Burke Street Food Truck Festival.
  • A new Ramen restaurant is coming to downtown WSNC, finally!
  • Food Holidays.

Don’t forget our sponsors:

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!