Goodbye Tart & Tangy Triad, Hello to…

Since July, 2013, I, along with my wife, Stephanie and local food celebrity, Nikki Miller-Ka, have been co-hosting a food podcast that focused on the Triad, NC and surrounding areas. Tart & Tangy Triad has been the food podcast on The Less Desirables Network. We focused on food news and provided our own food views. We’ve had a few local chefs as guests over the years. We’ve broken news of restaurant openings, closings and chef changes. We’ve attended events and reported on what we learned or did. And, we’ve done a lot of restaurant reviews.

Well, allow this post to be the official announcement from The Less Desirables Network, that Tart & Tangy Triad, is no more. Nikki and The Beemans have decided to pursue different endeavors. We are retiring the name Tart & Tangy Triad, although it will remain property of The Less Desirables Network.Fear not, Nikki will be starting a new vlog coming late spring/early summer, 2016.

Also, The Less Desirables Network will not be without a food podcast for very long. And this is why I’m writing this blog post, today. The new food podcast will be called… wait for it… “The Man Who Ate the Town: a Food Podcast.” I will be enlisting the help of local food folks including chefs, other food writers and everyday food fans to make this show more “your” show and focus on only a few topics every week; not to overload the “palate,” if you will. No more ninety minute shows. The plan is to keep it to around 15-25 minutes, max. No fillers, no preservatives. Additionally, in conjunction, there will a very short video to accompany the podcast and this blog. I will be requisitioning the name “Appetizer” from Tart & Tangy Triad as the name of that video.

The start date hasn’t been determined as of yet, but I do envision the podcast and video starting around the first week of May; perhaps at the same time, perhaps not. Of course, the blog will continue as usual, and the plan is to up the frequency of the posts. So, tell your friends, read up and prepare to listen and see more of The Man Who Ate the Town in your near future. We, the former Tart & Tangy Triad, appreciate all of the listeners of the podcast and and watchers of the video. Followers of our Twitter and Facebook accounts, we thank you, too. I can’t wait to see and hear from you all on the new endeavor and I hope you’d follow those of this blog. You can find my Twitter, here. The Facebook, here.

Thank you all for everything.

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Lunch at Augustine’s Bistro? Absolutely!

One of Stephanie and Tim’s favorite restaurants just announced that they will be opening for lunch, soon. This great restaurant is Augustine’s Bistro located at 401 W 4th Street in Winston-Salem.  They serve modern and classic French cuisine, under the direction of chef Eric Muck, as well as small plate offerings such as mushroom toast, bacon wrapped dates, frittes, frog legs and Tim’s favorite, Thai shrimp, just to name a few.  You can find a full menu of theirs here.

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Augustine’s Bistro

Another fantastic reason to visit is that Chris McDonough is behind the bar.  He’s no ordinary bartender, this man is a mixologist. He can make just about anything imaginable, if they have the ingredients.  One particular favorite is The Less Desirables’ Old Fashioned, made with Larceny bourbon.  Great stuff.  Great dinner fare, indeed.

Up until now, they have been dinner only and it was just announced that they will be opening for lunch, starting on February 12th. That means from Tuesday through Saturday, they’ll be open from 11am until…   This way you can have Augustine’s deliciousness for more hours in the day and it gives you more choices to choose from in the rich downtown restaurant lunch scene.  Again, lunch service starts February 12.

Enjoy good food, imbibe great beverages and bon appetit!

T&S

A Whole New World. A Whole New Direction

So, here, this is the first post on the “new and improved” The Man Who Ate the Town blog. We’ve really neglected this blog over the last few years. We just spend so much time doing other social media things: Stephanie works for Second Harvest Food Bank in their social media/marketing and Tim does several podcasts and another blog called Useless Things Need Love Too. On that blog, Tim sometimes does restaurant reviews and he will repost those on here, as well.

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Tart & Tangy Triad

We ate a lot of good food in Europe when we were getting married in Scotland and honeymooning in London, Paris, Bruges and Brussels. We eat a lot of great food in Charlotte.  We eat a ton of great food in the Triad, especially Winston-Salem, even more specifically, downtown.  We will touch on a lot of that.

On Tart & Tangy Triad, a food podcast, we talk a lot about those restaurants, food history, gossip and rumors about food establishments or people, national and local food trends and events that are happening in the area.  So, we’re going to let this blog act as an extension of those aspects of the podcast.  Now, of course, we want you to listen to the podcast and we want you to read this blog, so the content may or may not be in conjunction with each other, but we will have content that you’ll have to tune in, or read (or both) to get the info.  We record Tart & Tangy Triad on Tuesdays and it is available on iTunes and Stitcher, as well as on the website.  We also do an “Appetizer” video on YouTube that is released on Friday mornings.  Just look up Tart & Tangy in the search box and there you go!  Enjoy!

We also understand that there may be some lulls in the action on here, but we promise, we will do our absolute best to update as often as possible and make the content worth waiting for.  And with that, we’re signing off this post.  Bon appetit!

T & S