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by Brian Clarey

Trouble’s brewing within the Burger King corporate structure, as store owners say 99-cent sales of the BK Double actually cost them money. But the corporate parent says if franchisees stop selling the cheeseburger, it will affect their ability to buy goods on credit. And still they dance….

In other fast-food news, Southern grown chain Chik-fil-A is poised to overtake KFC as the nation’s No. 1 chicken franchise. Also: best waffle fries in the business.

Bravo! in Greensboro debuts holiday specials including rack of lamb and pancetta-wrapped halibut.

Whole Foods Market in Winston- Salem lists its flavors of the month for December. Gelato flavors include candy cane, eggnog, sweet potato pie, pumpkin pie, pecan pie and gingerbread. Sorbet comes in both pumpkin pie and sweet potato pie flavors.

On Friday and Saturday, Total Wine & More holds tastings of Bordeaux at its Triad locations. Also straddling the weekend are the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market craft fair and the Grove Winery holiday open house.

Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds Deck the Halls Day on Saturday, a preview of the holiday season. And the Fresh Market holds a cooking demonstration at 10 a.m. featuring many holiday recipes, including a praline mustard cheddar-cheese ball with bacon.

Also on Saturday, BestHealth in the Hanes Mall holds Healthy Holiday Gift Ideas From the Kitchen with Chef Betty Morton. Recipes and samples will ensue beginning at 10 a.m..

On Sunday, Sweet Temptations holds its holiday open house all day long. Check the website, www.sweettemptationscom, for more information.

On Monday, BestHealth holds a class in Party Time Hors D’ouvres with Chef Thomas Lantz at 3 p.m. Like all BestHealth events, this one is free.

But the big food news of the week is the opening of Summit Street Station, also on Monday at 11 a.m. The Station takes over the space that was Solaris, and McAdoo’s before that, and the flyer promises “steaks, sandwiches, housemade soups, pasta, Station burgers, delicious desserts and more.”

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