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by Brian Clarey

New Greensboro Salon Local Honey leads off Served this week with a mini food-truck festival that began yesterday in the parking lot at 223 Commerce Place. Wednesday King Creole will be there today at lunchtime followed by the Bandito Burrito on Thursday and the Great Escape on Friday.

Also in Greensboro, the Warnersville Farmers Market is nearing the end of its annual run in August. Check it out every Tuesday at 1100 Curtis St.

In High Point, the Henry James BBQ, longtime favorite of George Rider, has shut down because owner Henry Rogers Sr. has retired.

And Winston-Salem native Chef Jay Christmas of Hope Valley Country Club in Durham has been inducted into the American Academy of Chefs, the honor society of the American Culinary Federation.

Those closer to the bottom of the food chain should take heart in knowing that Taco Bell will be pushing its waffle taco nationwide soon, that Popeyes now has Chicken Waffle Tenders and IHOP is running a Belgian waffle deal. See the theme here?

On Wednesday, Greensboro’s Table 16 holds a Robert Craig wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.279.8525.

On Thursday, Winston-Salem’s Whole Foods Market holds a Twitter chat at 6 p.m. under the banner Summer Scrapbook. Use the hashtag #WFMdish to follow.

On Saturday, Winston-Salem’s Fresh Market holds a cooking demo at 3 p.m. featuring Tuscan tuna with lemon and artichokes.

Then on Sunday, as it does on the second and fourth Sundays of every month the Grove Winery holds a food truck rodeo at the facility in Gibsonville. It’s free and open to the public (food costs extra, duh) and a limited number of VIP tables can be reserved at the website, grovewinery.com.

Room for one more? It’s National Farmers Market Week. Here in North Carolina we are truly blessed with agricultural bounty and scores of great farmers markets, big and small. Get to one before the week runs out. Right now the heirloom tomatoes and peppers are running, the corn is coming to its end and the grapes will be harvested soon.

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