James Beard Nominees in Our Back Yard

The 2022 James Beard Award nominees list was announced and we have two nominees here in Winston-Salem and

Stephanie Tyson (©J. Sinclair/WSJournal)

one in our neighboring Greensboro, as well as several others from around our state.

First, MY people! Both are nominated for Best Chef in the Southeast.

Congratulations to Stephanie Tyson from Sweet Potatoes (…Well Shut My Mouth) a Restaurant. She is a mighty fine chef. I don’t know of anything I’ve ever had of hers that I didn’t love. I have purchased one of her cookbooks, now I need to definitely get it signed. Smothered Yardbird and Spaghetti with a Drawl come to mind, immediately.

Peyton Smith (©Peyton Smith)

Congratulations to Peyton Smith from Mission Pizza Napoletana. Already voted one of the Top 100 pizza concepts in the country, Peyton takes his pizzaiolo skills to new heights all the time. His pies are unique and delicious. Sometimes it’s hard to get both of those qualities at the same time. But, it’s not just pizza, his meatballs and tomato sauce are some of the best around.

Now, the ones from outside of WSNC.

Tal Blevins brought the inspiration from his culinary travels to his hometown of Greensboro. What that gets us, my fellow eaters is Machete, which is the brick-and-mortar version of their newly famous supper club events they had been doing since 2018. I have to be honest, I haven’t eaten here, yet. I don’t get to GSO as much as I would like. But, hey, as an owner of what has been called a “glorious beard” (not James, but you know…), Tal rocks a magnificent beard, as well, so I definitely need to get over there. But, Machete is nominated for Best New Restaurant. Fingers crossed for them!

Tal Blevins (©Tal Blevins)

Chai Pani of Asheville is nominated for Outstanding Restaurant.

Cleophus Hethington from Benne on Eagle in Asheville is nominated for Emerging Chef.

Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken in Asheville is also nominated for Best New Restaurant.

Susannah Gebhart of Old World Levain (OWL) Bakery in Asheville is nominated for Outstanding Baker.

Cúrate in Asheville is nominated (of course) for Outstanding Hospitality.

Alley Twenty Six in Durham is nominated for Outstanding Bar Program.

Katie Button from Cúrate, Greg Collier from Leah & Louise in Charlotte, Oscar Diaz from The Cortez in Raleigh, Sunny Gerhart from St. Roch Fine Oysters + Bar in Raleigh, Ricky Moore from SALTBOX Seafood Joint in Durham, Aaron Vandemark from Panciuto in Hillsborough, and Cheetie Kumar from Garland in Raleigh, are all nominated, along with Stephanie and Peyton for Best Chef: Southeast (GA, KY, NC, SC, TN, WV).

Congratulations to all of the nominees and good luck to them all! I feel lucky to have so many awesome chefs and establishments within reach of my foodie heart.

The Man Who Ate the Town Podcast Episode 228

@TGBII (not necessarily the #1)

In Episode #228 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim and Street Team Steve discuss:

  • The Burger Tour ’21 Results show! Tim reveals where his favorite burgers are around the Triad, mostly in WSNC, in the culmination of a 3/4-year eat-a-thon. The blog post is coming soon.
  • 600 Degrees news.
  • ROAR news.
  • Restaurant openings.
  • Eat Drink Restaurant Week is coming.
  • “The List,” Country Spinner, and burgers are discussed as well as other food news.
  • Visit The Go-To Winston-Salem to find out about events around the WSNC area.

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 227

Chef Eric Brownlee (© is not mine)

In Episode #227 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Chef Eric Brownlee, his wife, Morgan, and Asst FOH Manager, Mark Patykewich of The Katharine Brasserie and Bar in the Kimpton Cardinal Hotel are Tim’s guests.
  • The gang discusses the restaurant, the awesomeness that is Chef Eric Brownlee, French cuisine, world cuisine, things happening at The Katharine, and more, lots more. Tim really enjoyed having these guests.
  • Also, ROAR has opened a couple of concepts. Bootleg Ramen, El Patron Bar & Grill, Wicked Awesome Foods.
  • Tim and Stephanie’s Burns Night Supper.
  • Eat Drink Restaurant Week is coming.
  • “The List,” Country Spinner, and burgers are discussed as well as other food news.
  • Visit The Go-To Winston-Salem to find out about events around the WSNC area.

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 226

In Episode #226 proudly recorded in The Less Desirables Studios in The Lab at Industry Hill:

Tim discusses:

  • Street Team Steven co-hosts with Tim today.
  • Brothers Pizzeria closed for staffing issues.
  • Johnny’s Farmhouse coming to Hanes Mall Blvd. Rhythm.
  • Lounge to open in a new location.
  • West Coast Wanderer reopens after two-month hiatus.
  • Showmars, Bootleg Ramen, Coffee Park Airstream, Slappy’s.
  • “The List,” Country Spinner, and burgers are discussed as well as other food news.
  • Visit The Go-To Winston-Salem to find out about events around the WSNC area.

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 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!