by Brian Clarey

by Brian Clarey

The Fire in the Triad cooking competition last week saw Chef George Neal of Greensboro’s 1618 Seafood Grille narrowly beat Chef Tim Grandinetti of Winston-Salem’s Spring House on Monday night. Most events are already sold out, but check the website for more info:

In other Triad food news, Makenna Cripps of Greensboro was the recipient of a grant from Katie’s Crops to build a neighborhood garden at Southeast Middle School.

On Thursday, Deep Roots Market holds a groundbreaking ceremony in downtown Greensboro at 9:30 a.m. at the 600 block of North Eugene Street.

Friday is Lobster Night at Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation today at 336.370.1266.

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

Saturday is huge. Fatz Café in Greensboro holds a pancake breakfast to benefit Horsepower TLC at 7:30 a.m.

The Cobblestone Market at Old Salem features raspberries from Plum Granny Farm, banana melons and watermelons from Shore Farms, pastrami from Meadows Family Farm, goat blue cheese from Heritage Homestead, eggplant from Sugar Creek Farm and Better Cheddar and Jalapeño Cheddar bread, deli rye and back by popular demand, blueberry scones from Three Sisters Artisan Bakery.

It’s Fall Planting Day at the Edible Garden at Greensboro’s Interactive Resource Center at 9 a.m.

The Dixie Classic Farmers Market has a demo by the Forsyth County Extension Service.

The Goat Lady Dairy CSA Foodie Culture Tour goes through the Rosewood Neighborhood in Greensboro for a Montagnard garden tour at 2 p.m. Sign up by e-mailing

The Jamestown Park Golf Course holds Lobsterfest from 5-7 p.m.

The Greensboro Fresh Market on Lawndale Drive holds a Hatch Chile Fest, running concurrent with a Summer Harvest Fest and the Design Our Bag Challenge.

And the Grove Winery in Thomasville hosts the Red, White & Blues Festival at 4:30 p.m. featuring three bands, tons of Grove wine and food from Rex, the Crazy Rib Guy.

And in the spirit of Lobster season: If you’re at Red Lobster, and you don’t want your water glass refilled, do not throw the water on the face of your server, as three women in a St. Louis suburb did. They were charged with mob action and aggravated battery.