by Charles Womack

Chef Graham of Table 16 has some amazing dining opportunities coming up this week. On Wednesday, the award-winning downtown Greensboro restaurant offers up Surf & Turf for $30 with reverse no corkage fee. All bottles of wine over $60 are $15 off and Craft Beer is just $2 a bottle.

The meal starts off with an extravagant Garden Salad, followed by your choice of a Lobster Tail & Angus Tenderloin. For dessert, there are petite portions offered at $7 each. On Thursday, you can enjoy a Four Course Tastings, no corkage fee for just $35. On Friday and Saturday it’s Wine Nights as Chef Graham carefully selected special bottles of wine, starting at $25.

A new restaurant and bar is planned for downtown Winston-Salem. The Honey Pot restaurant is opening Mar. 11, the Winston- Salem Journal reports. The owners of Tate’s Craft Cocktails will open the New South restaurant at 285 W. Fourth St., a spot that was recently vacated by Buena Pinta.

Natty Greene’s announced the new Silo Series release of Amarillo IPA.

For people who love beer, the Silo Series is from their Master Brewer’s archive. The newest release is an American-style Amarillo IPA. It uses only Amarillo hops, which create an intense hop aroma and flavor from start to finish. During March Madness, the Natty Greene’s Brewery, right across from the action at the Greensboro Coliseum, will be hopping with great beer, food, and live music. There will be $4 pints of Guilford Golden Ale, Wildflower Witbier, Buckshot Amber Ale, Southern Pale Ale, and more. The party runs March 13-16 from 11am until 11pm.

Over in Winston-Salem at Foothills Brewing, check out Trivia Night on March 6 from 9-11pm. On Friday, March 7 they will be releasing the March IPA of the Month. It is an all day event. On Saturday, March 8 Howie DeWitt will be performing great music from 10pm-1am and you can enjoy Sunday Jazz from 5-8pm.

Also, don’t forget to sign up for Foothills April Beer School on Sat., April 5 from 2:30-4:30pm. Beer School is offered the first Saturday of every month. Registration is required. See The social media campaign of the Wendy’s Co. , “Pretzel Love Songs”, was an amazing success second only to its “Where’s the Beef?” ads from 30 years ago.

Wendy’s and Facebook reports show the four humorous videos that promoted the chain’s successful limited-time offer Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger reached 85 million people/viewers. They were quick to point out that this was not just total views. Facebook’s mobile platform was responsible for seventy-five percent of the impressions. . !