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by Brian Clarey

Lots going on this week for people with taste buds, so let’s get right to it.

Newk’s restaurant opened in Greensboro this week on Grandview Avenue. They feature fresh ingredients, quality to-go items and, it seems a social conscience — before they even opened their doors they did a fundraiser for Greensboro Urban Ministry. Welcome to the neighborhood, Newk’s!

Long John Silver’s, a restaurant I have never eaten at, has created the ciabatta jack fish sandwich, something I will never eat.

More relevant to me: Mimi’s is revamping its menu nationwide with new breakfast, lunch and dinner items to be rolled out incrementally through the fall.

On Wednesday, Greensboro’s Table 16 launches its 71 st menu. And the Greensboro Whole Foods Market holds a class on tailgating at 6 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.398.2880.

On Thursday, the GSO Whole Foods has food trucks from 407:30 p.m. in the parking lot.

Saturday is huge. Greensboro’s Whole Foods joins Greensboro Beautiful for a cleanup of the Lake Daniel Greenway at 9 a.m. visit the website for more details.

Also on Saturday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market celebrates Farmers Appreciation Day with a Southern Breakfast by Alex Amoroso of Cheesecakes by Alex. The Warnersville Farmers Market takes a day of service at 9 a.m. E-mail jpm231123@yahoo.com for more information. And at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market, the Taste Carolina Wine Festival drowns your sorrows at noon. Related: The Grove Winery releases its nebbiolo at the vineyard at noon.

All weekend long area Fresh Markets team up with Hatch Chiles for the Hatch Chile Fest, with food, demos and lots of the late-summer chile harvest.

Then, on Tuesday, Undercurrent in Greensboro holds a wine dinner with Sinskey wines beginning at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266.

Room for one more? Beer lovers out West are already bemoaning what they’ve dubbed “pumpkin creep” — the realization that pumpkinflavored beers seem to be hitting the shelves earlier every year. Join the kvetching on Twitter with the hashtag #holidayfail or “summersnotover.

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