by Brian Clarey

Late June offerings in the Triad foodie scene are enough to make you forget the heat… as long as there’s some form of cold treat or drink at the ready. I like ice cream, but that’s just me.

Which is why I’ll likely be hitting up my neighborhood Bruster’s Real Ice Cream stand — for every Snickers ice cream product sold, the company will donate one meal to Feeding America.

Also of note: Loco for Coco, home of the best chocolate truffles I’ve ever tasted, has moved to 2415-C Lawndale Ave. in Greensboro. Try the dark chocolate with sea salt, and tell them I sent you.

On Wednesday, Undercurrent in Greensboro hosts a Neyers wine dinner: three courses, four wines for $55 a head. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266 or

Thursday sees Girls on Grapes at Chelsee’s coffee shop in Winston-Salem at 7 p.m. There will be wine. Also on Thursday, Greensboro’s Fresh Market demonstrates watermelon and peach summer salad, while the green grocer celebrates Taste of Summer all weekend long, with samples and deals.

Friday is Blueberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market. Cobbler, anyone?

Also running all weekend long is the free local peach tasting at Greensboro’s EarthFare. EarthFare holds its own Taste of Summer Fest on Saturday, with samples, demos and entertainment.

Also on Saturday: Total Wine & More will be tasting beers and summer wines at all three of its Triad locations. The Dixie Classic Fairgrounds farmers market will be open for business. And Noble’s will feature beach music for after-dinner dancing.

Tuesday is Meat Day at Krankie’s Farmers Market — which may or may not mean what you think it means. It’s also the day of Table 16’s June wine dinner: four courses with wine and Carolina Coffee for $60. Make a reservation at 336.279.8525 or

Tuesday is also the last day for entry in Winston-Salem Downtown Farmers Market’s watermelon-carving contest that takes place on July 1. To enter see