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On Thursday from 3-7pm Get Real (a new restaurant open at 310 South Elm St.) will be giving away a free scoop of ice cream to everyone who comes by and asks nicely. One to a customer, naturally. You’ll have eight popular flavors to choose from: Butter Pecan, Carolina Crunch, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, Cookies and Cream, Mango sorbet (it’s non-dairy), Strawberry, Vanilla.

Get Real serves ice cream floats, sundaes and all kinds of other ice cream concoctions, but if you want those on Free Ice Cream Day you’ll have to buy them.

Took the family to one of our breakfast favorites Sunday. Dame’s Chicken & Waffles, located at 301 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. is a fine example of a business giving the people what they want.

After the Press and then Vintage 301 opened and closed in the Southside location, Damion “Dame” Moore came to town and is packing the house. They have blueberry, sweet-potato, gingerbread, and classic style waffles. Sides such as Salads, mac n cheese, greens, grits and fresh fruit are also available. My favorite is also, Dames favorite – The Carolina Cockerel. It is a blueberry waffle with crispy wings and peach-apricot shmear. A shmear is a flavored butter The Undercurrent Restaurant has planned an Easter Sunday (April 20) Mid Day Meal from 11:30-2:30pm. Soups and Salads include Roasted Red Pepper Bisque cup, Coastal Chowder cup, Organic Greens, Baby Spinach Salad, Fried Oyster Salad.

Small Plates/Large Plates/Entrée Salads include Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Salad , Almond Chicken Salad, Jumbo Lump Crab Cake, Roasted Rack of Lamb, Dijon-Almond Crusted Flounder, or Pan Seared Sea Scallops.

Entrees include a Grilled 6 oz Rib Eye, Grilled Ashley Farms Chicken Breast, Seared Scottish Salmon or Mustard Crusted Pork Tenderloin.

North Trade Street and Arts District favorite, Mary’s Gourmet Diner, will host two cookbook authors at 10:00 a.m., Wed., April 30. Books will be available for purchase and the event is free. Debbie Moose, author of Buttermilk and Andrea Weigl, author of Pickles and Preserves will appear together at Mary’s to give demonstrations and discuss their books and recipes. Their books are part of UNC Press’s “Savor the South” series that has drawn accolades in culinary circles. Winston-Salem Journal Food Editor Michael Hastings, will serve as emcee. !

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