by Brian Clarey

Looks like Tavo, the swanky chandelier joint in the lobby of downtown Greensboro’s Kress Building, has served it’s last plate of wings. Who could have seen that one coming? Just down Elm Street, Hamburger Joe’s has changed its name to the Elm Street Grill. That should make a world of difference.

Over in Winston-Salem, Big Daddy’s Burger Bar has no such compunctions. It opened on Monday on Hanes Mall Boulevard.

And the Mellow Mushrooms in both cities take part in the Bootleg Bacon Fest, with menu items like the Waken-Bacon and B:T Buckle pizzas and a sandwich called the “Doublewide” through Nov. 23.

And the calendar this week is as full as a bacon larder after the slaughter of the first hog.

On Thursday, the Greensboro Police Club holds its annual fall barbecue fundraiser at the facility on Air Harbor Road, with take-out available at War Memorial Stadium. No bacon jokes here. Later, Food Trucks on Friendly goes down at the Greensboro Whole Foods Market beginning at 4 p.m.

The Dixie Classic Fair Farmers Market holds its Fall Festival on Saturday at the fairgrounds beginning at 9 a.m. with face-painting, pumpkin-cutting, costume-contesting and other hyphenated activities. The Fresh Market holds its Pumpkin Fest at all Triad locations. And the first annual Gate City Chili Cookoff goes down at New- Bridge Bank Park in Greensboro at 4 p.m., with Greensboro Urban Ministry benefiting from the largesse.

The Grove Winery has an installment of the Church of Beethoven at the Gibsonville winery on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. with the Piedmont Triad String Quartet.

There’s a Dishcrawl tasting event in Greensboro on Monday night — check out for deets.

And on Tuesday, Wolfgang Puck Pizza Bar in Greensboro has its second Cooked, Corked and Poured dinner, four courses with a reception beginning at 7 p.m. Hit up for more info.

Room for one more? McDonald’s is scaling back its Dollar Menu — which basically means prices are going up. Sandwiches will now run $2 and “sharable items” will go for as much as $5. It all goes down in November.