amuse bouche

by Brian Clarey

In keeping with a long-held policy at YES! Weekly, I guarantee that everyone who sends me free food gets a mention here in Amuse Bouche — though I do not guarantee that I will endorse your product.

Sometimes they’re not so good…. Fortunately, the cookies I received from Beautiful Sweets Organic Bakery in Littleton, Colo. were fabulous: rich iced butter cookies and chocolate snaps made from organic ingredients and packaged in eco-friendly materials. Check out to see their entire catalog.

Also: Boston Market has launched a new deal:

Now two kids eat free with an adult making a $6 purchase through Oct. 31.

And word is there’s a new coffee shop on Tate Street in Greensboro. Interesting….

The culinary week starts big on Wednesday, with a fundraiser at Winston-Salem’s Whole Foods Market — 5 percent of all net sales go to the Animal Adoption & Rescue Foundation. AARF seeks to ad homeless cats and dogs in the Winston- Salem area.

Over in Greensboro, Earth Fare holds a glutenfree store tour at 6 p.m. Sign up at 336.369.0190.

And 6th & Vine is screening Help!, that blackand-white Beatles movie, for its weekly Dinner & a Movie series which begins at 9 p.m.

On Thursday, Chelsee’s Coffee in Winston- Salem hosts the September Girls on Grapes from 7 to 9 p.m. featuring Terry Parsons of Benny Parsons’ Rendezvous Ridge Tasting Room & Racing Museum in Purlear.

Whole Foods Market holds a fall cooking class at 6 p.m. featuring chicken with shallots, prunes and armagnac and gingerbread pudding. Reserve a spot at 336.722.9233.

Also on Thursday, the Entre Nous Edible Garden breaks ground at the Greensboro Children’s Museum at 3 p.m.

On Friday, Too Human plays Whole Foods Market at 4 p.m. EarthFare holds Yappy Hour wine tasting at 4 p.m. where it’s cool to bring your dog. Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar holds a bring-your-own-wine dinner. See the website,, for more information.

But the big ticket on Friday is the Raw Chocolate Party at the Millennium Center, beginning at 7 p.m. and featuring tastings, music and lectures with a promised appearance by the Chocolate Goddess. Call 336.340.6547 for more info.

On Saturday, EarthFare holds its Harvest Festival from 2 to 5 p.m. The day will feature an outdoor farmers market on the premises, fresh local baked goods and tastings throughout the store.

And then on Tuesday take your pick between Table 16’s four-course beer dinner (see or the four-course wine dinner over at Undercurrent (see