– This Wednesday at 9:30am NC native Chef Jerome Brown of the Food Network’s Extreme Chef will shop the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.

Author of “Eat Like a Celebrity”, Chef Brown will visit the market, located at 501 Yanceyville Street. Chef Brown is sourcing local ingredients for a special dinner at Tavo Restaurant and Tavern on June 6 for First Friday. Tavo is located in downtown Greensboro at 212 S. Elm Street.

Chef Rome will shop the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market at 9:30 am and then ride the new Curb 2 Curb Downtown to Market shuttle bus at 11:15 am.

The public is invited to attend the shopping or free shuttle excursion. Autograph requests and photos are welcome.


Some friends and I visited Hops Burger Bar on Spring Garden Street in Greensboro last week. I’ve been there a few times before and really like the place, but usually stuck to some staples like The Hops Classic, which is a burger with lettuce, tomato, American cheese, bacon, pickles, onion and ketchup, mustard and mayo. Then I will side it with some of their fries with sea salt.

On this visit I was feeling a bit adventuresome and opted to dig deeper into the menu. So how’s this sound? I ordered “The Spicy Goat”. Yep… that’s the name. Nope, there’s no goat meat in it.

What it is though is a delicious burger topped with sweet & spicy pepper jelly, bacon and lettuce. The name is born as the cheese used is goat cheese. For my side, I went with their Buffalo fries which come topped with wing sauce, blue cheese crumbles and dressing. Very good and tastes just like you’d imagine.


In other burger news, Guy Bradley, owner of the Big Burger Spot on Battleground Ave., opened his second Greensboro location off Guilford College Rd at the I-40 intersection across from Sheetz. The Big Burger Spot has organically grown a huge cult-like following of fans who have raved about their burgers and designer flavored fries for years. The original location is connected to a gas station and many would feel this could make the success of a new business even tougher. Bradley and company proved the fact that putting out a great product, no matter where you are located, can spell success. !