by Brian Clarey

Big news in the Triad is that downtown Greensboro managed to swipe a restaurant from Burlington. The News & Record reports that B. Christopher’s will relocate to the spot in Center Pointe in January.

Perhaps related: CiCi’s Pizza on West Market Street has closed.

TGIFridays has added three new Stacked Burgers to its menu, Taco Bell has supersized its line of Mountain Dew-based drinks with three new additions and Moe’s has a new salsa, Three Bears Salsa, based on a recipe submitted on Facebook.

Speaking of fast food: Can you guess what 20-year-old Shardonnay Hill. whose baby was born inside a Florida McDonald’s last week, named the child? Yep. Ronald.

On Thursday, Old Salem holds a gardening workshop, Growing Great Garlic at Home, at noon. The class is free and open to the public, but bring a lunch. Also on Thursday, Winston-Salem Whole Foods Market holds a Twitter chat at 6:30 p.m., Pumpkinpalooza, under the hashtag #WFMdish.

Friday sees another installation of Wine & Song at the Grove in Gibsonville, the last of the season, with Vel Indica and Stephen Corbett & the Three Fifths at 6 p.m.

On Saturday, Men Can Cook hits the Empire Room in downtown Greensboro (look for me with my big pot of jambalaya). Tickets are still available through the Women’s Resource Center, womenscentergso. org. Later that evening, the fall Sip n Stroll winds its way down Elm Street with beer and wine tastings at 10 restaurants. You can still score tix for this one, too, at And there’s another Pumpkinpalooza going down (check that copyright, guys), this one at the Greensboro Science Center at 10 a.m. This one’s got it all: kids, costumes, barnyard animals, face paint and patch fights — you know, that thing where you get into it with another person while picking pumpkins.

Then, on Sunday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its Fall Pottery Festival from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. It’s gonna be a real pot party.