It’s ACC time here in Tournament Town, with the men playing for the basketball title at the Greensboro Coliseum through Sunday — so watch out for heavy traffic and long wait times at High Point Road restaurants this week.
On Friday, consider hitting downtown Greensboro, where the food trucks are back in action at the Greensboro Children’s Museum parking lot every Friday.
Or think about the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market, which opens on Wednesdays and Saturdays on Yanceyville Street and now takes what is colloquially known as “food stamps.”
Or try some of the new menu items at national fast-casual chains. Applebee’s has added two New Orleansthemed entrées: a shrimp combo platter and a Creamy Cajun Steak & Shrimp plate. Cracker Barrel is testing a few items in select markets, including a catfish brushed with orange marmalade and a breakfast sandwich on flatbread. Or hit up Krispy Kreme for their joint project with Oreo: a Cookies & Kreme doughnut with cookie pieces on top, and a Cookies & Kreme cake doughnut.
Or try the new Cool Ranch Doritos taco from Taco Bell, which debuted last week to mixed reviews.
Or skip the whole thing and head to Winston-Salem, where on Wednesday night Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro holds a French wine dinner at 7 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.703.5400.
On Thursday, Savory Spice in Greensboro holds a pie bake-off at 11:30 a.m.
for National Pi Day — it’s 3/14. Call the shop at 336.676.4043 for details.
Saturday sees a cooking demo at the Greensboro Lawndale Fresh Market featuring pan-roasted lamb chops with gorgonzola butter and early-spring peas with fresh mint. Action begins at 3 p.m.
Also on Saturday, the GFCM holds an “Eating Green” event to preface St. Patrick’s Day.
Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day. If you’re not too Irished up on green beer, whiskey and Guinness — or even if you are — head over to the food truck rodeo at the Blind Tiger parking lot at 1 p.m.
Room for one more? The NY State Supreme Court has overturned New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s citywide ban on giant sodas. The court ruled that the slippery slope would “create an administrative Leviathan.” So drink up, fatty.