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by Brian Clarey

Let me save you all a little time this year when planning your Father’s Day menus: Dad wants a steak. I’m almost certain of it. And if you get him a steak and he doesn’t want it, let me know and I’ll eat it myself.

Anyhoo…. Fire in the Triad cooking competition continues apace at the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro. Check out the bracket overview by Nikki Miler-Ka and visit her blog, niksnacks.blogspot. com, and Twitter, @NikSnacks, for the dirty details.

Bib’s Downtown in Winston-Salem was featured on last week’s episode of “BBQ Pitmasters” — find it online.

Cincy’s, the place that brought Cincinnati chili to downtown Greensboro, celebrates 26 years in business Jim Noble’s celebrated 30 years in the business on July 6, the day Noble’s in High Point opened its doors in 1983. That’s a hell of a long time to be in the restaurant business. The High Point Restaurant grew into Noble’s Grille in Winston-Salem, and Rooster’s Wood-Fired Grill and the King’s Kitchen in Charlotte.

And Mr. Fish, my favorite restaurant in Myrtle Beach, SC, has been named by the Restaurant Hospitality website as having the best fish sandwich in the country: the Black & Bleu Tuna. Way to go Mr. Fish!

Speaking of steak, Wednesday night is Prime Rib Night at Table 16 in downtown Greensboro. That totally counts.

On Thursday at 6 p.m. Winston-Salem’s Whole Foods Market holds a Twitter chat, “Summer Produce Gone Wild,” using the hashtag #wfmdish.

On Friday, officers from the Greensboro Police Department will wait tables at two area Longhorn Steakhouse locations to raise money for the Special Olympics. Tip-A-Cop goes down at the Battleground Avenue and Landmark Center restaurants from 5-10 p.m.

Saturday is the Wing Fest at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, featuring a performance by Channing & Quinn at 10:30 a.m., a chicken-dance contest at noon and an eating challenge called Lord of the Wing at 1:25 p.m. There’s also the Best Wings contest, inflatables, remote-control helicopters and such.

Sunday is Father’s Day — remember what I said: Steak.

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