by Brian Clarey


by Brian Clarey

So the Red Onion, my favorite hot-doggery in Greensboro has closed. But opening in its place is a new concept from the owners of the Bistro, just down the road from the YES! Weekly offices in Adams Farm. If you haven’t yet tried Chef Kristin Fuller’s food, trust us when we say you will be pleased.

Noble’s Grill in Winston-Salem introduces the Chef’s Table — a custom dining experience for parties of 2-20. Call 336.777.8477 to reserve it.

Cobblestone Market will now open at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The Fresh Market is holding a contest to design its new shopping bags — see more at thefreshmarket.

com. And The Painted Plate is hosting a chef competition, Fire in the Triad. Look for more info in these pages in the weeks to come.

Friday is Watermelon Day, both at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market and the Greensboro Natural Science Center.

All weekend long Total Wine & More will be offering samples of “highly rated favorites” at all three Triad locations.

On Saturday, PTFM holds its annual car show. The Dixie Classic Farmers Market, held every Saturday at the fairgrounds, holds its annual summer salsa contest — find an entry form and the rules at And the Cobblestone Farmers Market features heirloom melons from Bethania Bottoms, rabbit from Yellow Wolf Farm, raspberries from Plum Granny Farm, Frankly Fab Fig jam from Beta Verde, tomatillos and ground cherries from Pascal Farm, shishito peppers from Sugar Creek Farm and fresh shitake mushrooms from Myers Mushrooms & More.

Also on Saturday in Winston-Salem, Misty Creek Farm & Vineyards celebrates the third anniversary of the tasting room with complimentary burgers, dogs, beans, chips and desserts from 2-4 p.m. as well as the release of the Misty Creek Rosé.

In sad news for food-truck taco lovers, Joaquin’s Taco Truck has been shut down by the Forsyth County Board of Health, which found come discrepancies in the truck’s base of operations. That means no tacos off the truck until owner Patrick Helmick finds a new space from which to launch those tasty, tasty tacos.