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by Brian Clarey

It’s Super Bowl weekend, one of the biggest holidays for gluttony on the nation. Chili, wings, pizza and a few hands’ worth of finger foods should make their way into your pie hole on Sunday. I recommend gumbo because, after all the game is held in New Orleans this year.

Also don’t forget about the Big Eat. In restaurant shorthand: Winston-Salem restaurants, half-price signature dishes, Tuesday nights. This week W-S Prime had a dozen oysters Rockefeller for just $7. Check dwsp.org/bigeat.htm for next week’s offerings.

On Saturday, Winston-Salem’s Cobblestone Farmers Market holds a pop-up market at the Milton Rhodes Center for the Arts beginning at 10 a.m. Look for fresh winter produce, pasture-raised meats, bread, pastries, jams, wine and soap, among other delicacies.

Also on Saturday, Whole Foods in Greensboro holds its Big Game Blowout at 1 p.m. Wear a team jersey and enjoy the chili cook-off, cold craft beers and recipe demos.

And at Greensboro’s Earth Fare, a food truck rodeo goes down at 11 a.m. The press release is a little short on details, but there should be more than 10 vendors, a raffle, kids’ activities and more. Bring cash.

On Tuesday, IHOP has free pancakes. It’s a fundraiser for Children’s Miracle Network hospitals — not sure how that works, but hey, free pancakes!

Also on Tuesday, Table 16 in Greensboro holds a DuMol wine dinner featuring four courses with wine pairings and “endless martinis.” The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. make a reservation at 336.279.8525.

And if you’re in Winston-Salem don’t forget about the Big Eat. Here’s one from the News that Sounds Like a Joke Department: A diner in at an Australian Subway restaurant took a tape measure to his footlong sub and, finding it to be just 11 inches long, posted a complaint picture to his Facebook feed. The show quickly went viral. The New York Post picked up the story and did a little digging — four of seven footlongs purchased in New York City were not quite as long as advertised. Now three separate class-actions lawsuits are underway. Damages could be as high as $5 million, according to an attorney for the plaintiffs in Chicago.

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