by Brian Clarey

Sad goodbyes this week to Bianca’s Italian Eatery in Greensboro, which closed its doors after almost 20 years of romantic wining and dining. But Pointe-Noire, serving African and Caribbean food, has opened at 223 South Elm St.

And happy news from Asheboro, where Four Saints Brewing is looking to get things going with a little help from Kickstarter.

The Red Mango has introduced a new flavor based on a viral internet video. All triad locations will begin selling Honey Badger frozen yogurt soon.

As for Vice President Joe Biden, he prefers frozen custard as evidenced by his recent trip to Winston-Salem, which included a stop in Wolfie’s on 4th Street, where he ordered a chocolate-vanilla swirl. No room for controversy there.

TGIF restaurants have begun accepting payment through a smartphone app, called My Friday’s Tab.

What could possibly go wrong?

On Thursday, Undercurrent in Greensboro holds a five-course farmers dinner at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.37.1266. And the Fresh Market has samples of Sweetwater Spice Lime Jalapeño Fajita Bath at all three Triad locations.

Saturday has Wingfest at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market beginning at 10 a.m. The Dixie Classic Farmers Market has a cooking demo by Chef Jeff of 6th & Vine at 10 a.m. And the second annual Cake Tasting Tour winds through downtown Greensboro with four stops at area business to — you guessed it — taste cake. Get a ticket at www.

Sunday is Father’s Day, with steak and lobster at Mozelle’s in Winston-Salem (make a reservation at 336.703.5400), steak and oysters at Table 16 in Greensboro (336.279.8525) and wine and cheese at the Grove (

It’s also the kickoff of the High Point Summer Slimdown at High Point Regional. Stop by the Fitness Center to register your starting weight, and participate in cooking demos, exercise programs and other events to slim down before the event ends on Sept. 8. Sign up or find out more at 336.878.6221.

On Tuesday, anyone interested in the Warnersville Farmers Market should go to the 1 p.m. meeting at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church at 1100 Curtis St.