by Brian Clarey


Hello all, and welcome to the Thanksgiving edition of Served which, due to the nature of the holiday, means that most food-related events take place in private homes. So you’re pretty much on your own.

However, the week is rife with food news. For one, Camel City Cafe in — you guessed it — the Camel City has had its lease terminated by UNC School of the Arts. It should be gone by Jan. 2.

Madison Park Cafe in Greensboro has settled on one of two possible new locales for its fine French cuisine — one on Pisgah Church Road and North Elm Street and the other somewhere on Battleground Avenue. Stay tuned for details.

The room which once housed the Green Burro will soon be pouring again. Owner Simone Ritchy-McClinton told the News & Record’s Carl Wilson that she already has 10 buyers lined up for the space.

And Fresh Manna Cafe and Catering has taken up in the old digs where River Twist used to do business in Jamestown.

More? DQ is serving up Candy Cane Blizzards through the holiday season. Sweet Temptations in Greensboro offers chocolate-dipped apples, pretzels, Oreos and shortcake cookies. And Gov. Bev Perdue was seen recently dining at Undercurrent in downtown Greensboro.

But the big news in the Gate City is the new downtown farmers market. Open six days a week at 505 N. Greene St., operated by Mike Causey of Dodge Lodge Farms and featuring local and regional products and produce, this one’s a great option for people who can’t make it out to Yanceyville Street on Saturday mornings. Find out more at the Downtown Greensboro Inc. website.

On Wednesday, Green Drinks Winston- Salem meets at its usual spot and time to discuss sustainability and knock a few back: Krankie’s Coffee at 5:30 p.m.

Thursday is the big holiday, of course, but the Grove Winery will be open for wines and entertainment my male flautist Billy Two Rivers.

.Finally, Tuesday, Dec. 1 is the 76th anniversary of the bloody Mary. Do yourself a favor and go get one.