by Brian Clarey

Okay folks, a lot going on this week so let’s get to it.

The Dixie Classic Fair rolls through the weekend at the Winston-Salem fairgrounds with wine tastings and more than 100 fair-style dishes, just about all of it deep-fried.

Table 16 in Greensboro celebrates 6 years in business on South Elm Street. If you haven’t been, you’re a fool.

And Greensboro’s Sweet Shop donates proceeds from sale of ita infamous lemon pound cakes to the Moses Cone Mammography Scholarship Fund through the month of October.

In fast-food news, Wendy’s makes a new pretzel-roll pub chicken sandwich and KFC solves the dilemma of how to cram food in your mouth while driving with a chicken-and-fries go-cup.

On Wednesday, Wenonah Hauter, author of Foodopoly, speaks at Temple Emanuel in Winston-Salem at 6:30 p.m. The book is about Big Farm; the event is free and open to the public.

Thursday sees a wine gala at the Fresdh Market on Greensboro’s Lawndale Drive beginning at 8 p.m. Call 336.282.4832 for tickets. Also, the Greensboro Whole Foods  Market hosts Food Trucks on Friendly beginning at 4 p.m.

On Friday, my old poker buddy Josh Bohlin hosts a wine dinner at Undercurrent in Greensboro at 6:30 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266. The Piedmont Triad Farmers Market has a craft fair that begins at 9 a.m. and runs through the weekend. And in High Point, the Rotary Club holds its annual barbecue at First Presbyterian Church an 11 a.m. with proceeds going to the Piggybank Fund.

Saturday: Old Salem holds a gardening class on the fall herb harvest, free, at 10 a.m. in the Single Brothers Workshop. The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market has an 8 a.m. International Food Celebration, perhaps the hottest ticket in town.

And the Greensboro Police Department pulls a Badges & Burgers at Red Robin on Highwoods Boulevard to benefit Special Oympics.

On Saturday, synerG holds its pop-up dinner at February One Place at 5:30 p.m. Check Action Greensboro’s website for details. And the Grove Winery has a NC Food Rodeo beginning at noon and running until 4:30 p.m.