by Jordan Green

One of several pieces of unsolicited advice Greensboro City Councilman Zack Matheny has given me is to take my wife to Table 16. A tight budget has kept me from following through, but after seeing the restaurant’s menu, I’ve resolved to scrape the funds together.

The Greensboro restaurant will give diners their first crack at the November menu on Wednesday, and everyone who provides feedback on their comment cards earns a 20 percent discount on select items.

The Fresh Market has tips on brining and stuffing turkeys if you need to get a two-week jump on the Thanksgiving holiday. Take a look at Hey, we could all use some encouragement.

And on the fast food front — the one along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Interstate 40 in Greensboro — The Business Journal reports that Wendy’s has been completely renovated and outfitted with a WiFi hookup. And the newspaper reports that Taco Bell of America LLC sold its lot on MLK to BurgerBusters III LLC, a company based in Virginia Beach, Va.

Also from The Business Journal — I’m leaning hard on the reporting of Catherine Carlock this week —Greensboro real estate investor Dawn Chaney is bringing in a vitamin and juice shop, along with an organic clothing manufacturer, salon and other amenities to a building next door to the Westerwood Tavern that once housed a recording studio. The impetus for the development is the future construction of the western leg of the Downtown Greenway.

Restaurateurs, foodies and those in the know, I want to know about specials, openings and closings. Send your leads to