by Brian Clarey

Before the candy starts to flow, let’s visit the situation at Palmetto’s in downtown Greensboro, which the News & Record reported as having been closed due to nonpayment of taxes. As of press time, the place was still shuttered. Chalk up one more to the restaurant apocalypse. Greensboro-based Anna Mae Southern Bread Co., on the other hand, is on an upswing, placing its sweet-potato and molasses rolls in Lowe’s Foods stores in the Carolinas. Burger King introduces a new burger, the BK Chef Burger, with bacon, cheese, red onion, tomato, Romaine lettuce and Griller sauce. Oh, and the McRib is back. On Wednesday Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro holds a French wine dinner beginning at 7 p.m. with wines from Thomas Meunier and Authentique Vin; $60 gets you five courses. Make a reservation at 336.703.5400. On Thursday, the Greensboro Police Club, at 524 Air Harbor Road, hosts its annual Fall Barbecue to benefit funds the Special Olympics, Multiple Sclerosis Society, youth athletic scholarships and uniforms, and police memorials between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. All weekend long, there are wine tastings at Total Wine & More and the Fresh Market. And the Grove Winery celebrates the release of its tempranillo. On Friday, enter the jack-o-lantern carving contest at Old Salem at 10 a.m. Or head to IHOP, where kids under 12 get free “scary face” pancakes from 7-10 a.m. On Saturday at 10am, Forsyth County Celebrating Community Through Gardens happens at Goler Garden in the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem. Sunday they’ll be trick-or-treating in Old Salem. Monday is Halloween. But if you’ve already had your fill of candy, hit your area Chipotle, where anyone dressed “in a costume inspired by the family farm” can get a burrito, bowl, salad or taco order for just $2. Proceeds go to Farm Aid. Got room for one more? In Japan, Burger King restaurants have decided on a new special. Instead of discounting Whoppers like they do here, patrons can pay about $11 for all the Whoppers they can eat in 30 minutes. Put me down for three. Four if I skip the fries. ‘