by Brian Clarey
T’s mid September, and Fire in the Trias is into the semifinals of the culinary competition. Wednesday night sees Milners vs. the Bistro, while next week kicks off with Josephine’s vs. 1618.
Greensboro City Council has voted on a two-month pilot program for food trucks in the downtown area that will run weekdays, Oct. 1-Nov. 30. No details as to how the program will be evaluated.
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours has launched a blog at www.tastecarolina. wordpress.com.
And six Triad restaurants have been given Hope du Jour Awards by Crisis Control Ministry for supporting their fundraiser: 2520 Tavern in Clemmons, J. Peppers in Kernersville, the Hanes Mall Boulevard Village Tavern, Ryan’s, Noble’s Grille and Skippy’s Hot Dogs.
All Triad-area Mellow Mushroom pizzerias will donate $1 for ever order of bruschetta through the month of September to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign.
On Wednesday, the Cobblestone Farmers market presents Learn to Cook Local with Chef Tim Grandinetti of the Spring House in Winston-Salem at 6 p.m. Register by e-mailing Adrienne@ carolinafarmstewards.org. And Mozelle’s, also in the Camel City, holds a wine dinner featuring the wines of the Iberian Peninsula at 7 p.m. Maker a reservation at 336.703.5400.
Friday is the lobster crack at Greensboro’s Undercurrent Restaurant. Not sure if reservations are still open, but give it a shot at 336.370.1266.
On Saturday, Old Salem holds a free class in herbal tea-making at 10 a.m. The Uptowne Market in High Point will begin selling fresh seafood from Beaufort (that’s BYOO-fort), SC. The Fresh Market double-dips with a Cars & Coffee event beginning at 8:30 a.m. and a cooking demo featuring salmon at 3 p.m. And the Taste Carolina Wine Festival goes down at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market beginning at 11 a.m.
The following Tuesday is the 40th anniversary of Tex & Shirley’s, with crazy specials happening all week.
Got room for one more? Breyer’s ice cream was forced to change the labels on some of its products when it changed the recipes. Mint chocolate chip can still be called “ice cream,” but because it “no longer falls under the FDA definition or standardization of Ice Cream,” according to the company website, butter pecan is a “frozen dairy dessert.”