by Brian Clarey

After Valentine’s Day things quiet down around here, waiting until the first crops of spring to make themselves known or, at least, some corned beef and green beer on March 17.

But you can still catch another week of the Big Eat, which has just one more night in downtown Winston-Salem. On Tuesday, you can get signature meals from your favorite restaurants for just half price. This week, Foothills served its famous fish and chips — who knows what they’ll have in store on Tuesday night? Check for updates.

In downtown Greensboro, the Harlem Grill opened last week with an appearance by Fantasia Barrino. But I’ll be checking out its menu, which boasts New Orleans cuisine, soul food and a dish called “Harlem fries,” regardless of her tacit endorsement.

In fast-food news, Burger King is revamping its coffee menu — again. Remember that “Cup of Joe” campaign from a few years ago? Now they’re pretty much cloning the McDonald’s offerings: lattes, cappuccinos, ice coffee and the like.

But the biggest news to come out of the drive-thru is the introduction of the Cool Ranch Doritos Locos Taco from Taco Bell. It comes March 7, and I know you can’t wait. Suggested slogan: This one won’t make your fingers orange!

On Thursday, Undercurrent holds a Fiddlehead Cellars wine dinner, four courses with a “surprise tasting,” that begins at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266.

Also on Thursday, the Winston-Salem Human Relations Committee holds its annual banquet at the Embassy Suites at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at Suite 109 at City Hall or call CityLink 311.

On Saturday Old Salem holds its Heritage Festival, where the Homowo Harvest Collection of seeds will be available for purchase. The collection has seeds native to Africa and others “traditionally associated with African Americans.”

On Friday Whole Foods in Winston-Salem holds its monthly wine tasting at 4 p.m. Whole Foods in Greensboro holds Dogs for a Cause: $5 hot dogs, with a drink, to benefit the Whole Plant Foundation.

And you hear about the guy who died from a heart attack after eating at the Heart Attack Grill in Las Vegas? John Alleman, 52, was purportedly the place’s best customer. Who could have seen that one coming?