by Brian Clarey


What is the deal with Triad restaurants? What better time to ask than Triad Restaurant Week, which begins Friday and runs through Nov. 22. Here’s the deal: three-course dinners at all your faves for $20 to $30. Check for details.

But seriously… the Burro in Greensboro is closed. Madison Park is shut down while the owners look for new digs. And Solaris is no more.

But the Five Guys burger stand is finally open at Friendly Center — try the fries, they’re superb — and San Luis Mexican restaurant has begun serving a late-night menu.

Dewey’s Bakery has opened its holiday store in Greensboro at the Shoppes at Wendover Village and Friendly Center; in Winston-Salem at the Hanes Mall, Harper Hills, Robinhood Plaza and Parkway Village; in Kernersville at the Southside Square Target; and in High Point at the Oak Hollow Mall. Try the Moravian sugar cake.

Undercurrent Restaurant in Greensboro unveils its new dinner menu, including a crab tart with red onion, capers and tarragon dressing; fennel and arugula stuffed flounder, and lobster celery root bisque.

EarthFare offers a free pantry makeover with a coupon available at www.

Sweet Temptations Greensboro has pies and cakes for Thanksgiving — all the usual suspects plus pumpkin cheesecake, pecan pie cheesecake and rice pudding — as well as seasonal goodies like pumpkin spice cake, sweet-potato casserole muffins and white Russian cupcakes. See more at the website,

The flavors of the month at Whole Foods Market are pecan pie and sweet potato gelato, and pumpkin or tropical fruit sorbet.

On Thursday, the second installment of the Live Foods Workshop takes place at the Hive in Greensboro with Edwana “Iyata” Taylor. Not too late to catch up — call 336.378.9985 to register.

On Sunday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its Holiday Arts and Crafts at the Market at 11 a.m. with work from more than 100 local artisans.

And if you haven’t ordered your fried Thanksgiving turkey from Bojangles yet, you better get moving.