Amuse Bouche’

by Brian Clarey

There is so much going on in the Triad culinary scene this week I barely have room to make with the wisecracks in this space, so let’s get to it.

First off, everyone should know that Hardee’s is making a 920-calorie breakfast burrito. Called the “Country Breakfast Burrito,” it’s got two egg omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, cheddar cheese, hash browns and sausage gravy.

I know.

Contrast that with the goings-on at the Goat Lady Dairy in Climax, where there will be an open house on Sunday at 1 p.m. in conjunction with Slow Food Piedmont. Check out the organic gardens, see how they make their award-winning cheeses and buy some humanely raised beef, chicken, pork, lamb, goat and ostrich. Also, a few seats are still available for Goat Lady Dairy dinners and brunches in November and December. Go to the site,, for more details.

Slow Food Piedmont is also hosting a potluck supper at the Bettini Farm in Greensboro on Saturday at 10 a.m. but be warned that you will be expected to dig trellises before you get your lunch. Go to for more info.

You like-a the healthy? Then you probably already know about Earth Fare’s culinary series, which this week will feature lessons in classic pancakes (Wednesday at noon) and tuna with black pepper, artichokes and lemon (Friday at 7 p.m.) But you might not know that the venerable Greensboro organic grocer is having a kids’ Halloween party on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Over in Winston-Salem, the green grocers are active as well this week. Whole Foods Market will have an Oktoberfest harvest dinner on Thursday at 7 p.m. and free caramel apples for the kids on Saturday starting at 2 p.m. Also, the Giving Grill recipient of the month is the Piedmont Land Conservancy.

Not to be outdone the Winston-Salem Fresh Market is relocating to 3285 Robinhood Road, and they will celebrate with a barbecue bash on Wednesday that begins at 9 a.m.

Also in Winston-Salem is the second annual Chocolate Festival put on by the NC School of the Arts. It’s happening Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Eisenberg Social Hall on campus. The press release is slim on details save for the fact that proceeds will go to the Triad chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, but presumably there will be lots of chocolate.

In booze news, there is a German beer tasting at the Press Wine Café in Greensboro on Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Eight beers, no lederhosen and reservations are required. Call 336.333.3190 to book a seat.


Oh, and US farmers are already starting to clone pigs and dairy cows, according to Wired magazine, though the FDA hasn’t approved them for sale and consumption. Yet.

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