by Brian Clarey

byBrian Clarey

As news breaks on the death of Sylvia Woods, proprietor of Sylvia’s in Harlem where the chicken and waffles became a thing, two UNCG grads announce the opening of an outpost of Dame’s Chicken and Waffles in Greensboro, in downtown’s Southside neighborhood.

Speaking of chicken… Chik-fil-A President Dan Cathy doubled down on his company’s stance against gay marriage, costing them their contract with the Muppets.

And though everyone around here knows that Lexington is the place where NC barbecue was born, has announced that the Lex is No. 1 on its list for “Surprisingly Great Places for BBQ.” Pshaw.

Also noteworthy, the Cobblestone Farmers market now accepts payment by WIC.

On Wednesday, the NC Farm Stewardship organization will hold court at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market in the morning, and make an appearance at Lucky 32 restaurant at 5 p.m. to talk with farmers and foodies.

Thursday is Lobster Night at Undercurrent in Greensboro. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266.

On Friday, the Highwoods Boulevard Fresh Market in Greensboro holds a cooking demo featuring steak with carmelized ale onions and BBQ-bacon glaze and summer herbed orzo salad at 3 p.m.

Saturday sees a pancake Breakfast at the Greensboro Fatz Café starting at 7 a,m. And SECCA holds a dinner to go in tandem with its paperless exhibit. “The concept is a food collaboration between chef and artist as a celebratory dining eulogy in honor the tree’s offspring paper,” the press release states, featuring culinary performance artist Vicki Fowler and six courses. Tickets for the event, which will be held at Beta Verde Farm, can be purchased at 336.397.2109.

On Sunday, the Grove Winery releases its cabernet sauvignon at noon.

And all weekend long, Total Wine & More will be tasting the wines of Argentina at all three Triad locations.

Room for one more? If you hate Chikfil-A’s anti-gay stance but love the sandwich, you can always buy the knockoff McDonald’s version — but McD’s is not exactly a paragon of virtue either. Why not make your own? has the recipe for the3 “Chik-fil-Gay” sandwich at