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by Brian Clarey

This week’s Served begins with a tribute to Bill Anton, founder of Cellar Anton’s, which he remodeled from his Irving Park Delicatessen in 1962, who passed at 82 over the weekend.

In other news, it’s National Farmers Market Week, with events promised at the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market and others. You can vote for your favorite farmers market at American Farmland Trust’s I Love My Farmers Market celebration and election at lovemyfarmersmarket.org.

Speaking of which, the heirloom tomatoes are in. Get ’em while they last.

Krispy Kreme launched Doughnuts on Parade as part of its 76 th anniversary, inviting artists to paint giant fiberglass doughnuts. For more information go to doughnutsonparade.com.

Noble’s Grille continues to celebrate its Fire in the Triad win with a special menu dedicated to the winning dishes. This week it’s pork.

And though it’s out of our market, it’s worth noting that Carl’s Jr. is rolling out a Pop-Tart ice-cream sandwich. The closest one is in Canada.

Moving on…. Winston-Salem’s Whole Foods Market holds a Twitter chat on Thursday evening at 6 p.m. focusing on late-summer grilling. Use the hashtag #WFMdish to follow or contribute.

Friday is Watermelon Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market beginning at 11 a.m. And on Saturday the PTFM holds a car show by the General Greene Chapter of the Antique Automobile Club of America.

Also on Saturday, the Dixie Classic Farmers Market holds a salsa contest at 9 a.m. as part of Winston-Salem’s Weekend of Tomato celebration. Greensboro’s Lawndale Fresh Market holds a cooking demo featuring Tuscan tuna with lemon and artichokes at 2 p.m. And it’s Wild Watermelon Day at the Greensboro Science Center, with tastings, crafts and prizes beginning at 10 a.m.

On Sunday the Grove Winery holds a tasting of its award-winning sangiovese line.

Room for one more? A dispute at a Chuck E. Cheese near Milwaukee, Wis. turned ugly when more than 20 people became involved in a brawl inside the restaurant. According to Fox 6, “Investigators… believe [it] may have started because a child was taking too long to exchange game tickets for a toy near the end of the night, and parents waiting in line became restless.”

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