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by Brian Clarey

Restaurants come and then they go. It’s the way of things. And the Triad is no exception to the rule.

Big Mama’s in Winston-Salem is no more, alas. But the Cajun Honeybee in Greensboro, specializing in Louisiana fare, is open at 1609 W. Friendly Ave. And Milner’s American Southern in Winston-Salem is planning a new restaurant to open in Clemmons next month.

Breakfast of Course in downtown Winston-Salem is not closing — thank God. But it will revert to an old name: Mary’s Gourmet Diner will continue the excellence of Breakfast of Course and Mary’s of Course, with old favorites and some new menu items.

The Big Eat in downtown Winston- Salem, however, endures. Now in its third year, the event compels your favorite restaurants to offer signature dishes at half price on Tuesday nights through February. This week we look at Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, which next week will have fried chicken with peach chutney, mac & cheese and green beans. Make a reservation at 336.703.5400.

On Wednesday, Whole Foods in Winston-Salem gives 5 percent of sales to the Military Order of the Purple Heart.

On Friday,. Undercurrent in Greensboro holds its first wine dinner of the year ± a four-course Silverado affair with a beginning time TBD. Call 336.370.1266 for a reservation, and congratulate them for 15 years in business, and also for the success of Chef Michael Harkenreader, who was nominated for Best Chef in America, and also because they have a new dessert menu.

On Saturday the Winston-Salem Whole Foods holds the Hummus Among Us, an event dedicated to the chick-pea paste that begins at 3 p.m. It’s a freebie. Also on Saturday. The Greensboro Fresh Market on Lawndale Ave. holds a cooking demo at 1 p.m. featuring Indian spiced-lentil soup. The thing is re-created the next day on Highwoods Boulevard at 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, Table 16 in Greensboro holds its first wine dinner of the year — a Journey Through Napa Valley — at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.279.8525.

And don’t forget about the Big Eat on Tuesday evening.

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