by Brian Clarey

First off, start talking about cronuts.

If you don’t know what I’m referring to, find out what cronuts are, and then stop talking about them.

Second off, Fore in the Triad continues apace. See this week’s write-up by Nikki Miller-Ka and then see if you can score some tickets for the remaining weeks of competition.

Denny’s is offering a line of new coffee drinks just as Dunkin’ Donuts launches a doughnut sandwich with bacon and egg.

Wendy’s is soaring o its new pretzel bacon cheeseburger. And Bojangle’s is debuting a new chicken wrap this week, with free samples for all comers on Monday.

Thai Chiang in High Point, the city’s first Thai restaurant, closes after 15 years, the High Point Journal reports. And the Triad Business Journal says that Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar and a Carolina Ale House will open in Winston-Salem by the end of the year.

The Warnersville Farmers Market opened for business this week, and they need help in the garden. E-mail to fond out more.

On Wednesday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market has free massages, yoga and wine.

The Twin City Ribfest begins on Thursday at 500 N. Marshall St. in Winston-Salem.

On Friday, Summertime Social:

Backyard Barbecue and Brews with Polecat Creek goes down at Reynolda House Museum of Art. And Undercurrent holds a Spanish wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266.

Then on Sunday, the Grove Winery holds a food truck rode at noon.

Got room for one more? Consumerist reports that a French café in Sydney, Australia is accepting kisses as payment. Insert your favorite “down under” joke here. But before you book a flight, understand that you don’t just get to make out with your hot, tattooed barista instead of paying for your half-caf macchiato. You need to kiss your significant pother in front of the store’s employees between 9-11 a.m. through June.