Okay, things are kicking into overdrive in the Triad culinary scene, so let’s get started.
Chipotle has introduced a kids menu in its Greensboro restaurants featuring smaller portions of house favorites and a build-your-own-taco item. To promote it, kids will eat free every Sunday until Oct. 17.
Fatz CafÃ© celebrates its 22 nd anniversary by bringing back old menu favorites and adding new ones, like the Calabash pizza and Hot & Blue Kettle Chips.
Greensboro is getting a Red Mango, the national smoothie and yogurt chain, at Friendly Center opening on Saturday.
Wednesday sees Whole Foods Market Second Harvest Food Bank food drive, where 5 percent of all proceeds will go to fight hunger in North Carolina.
Thursday is the Biltmore wine dinner at Noble’s Grill at 7 p.m. — five courses with wines for $65. Ca;; 336.777.8477 for a reservation.
All weekend long Total Wine & More tastes its Top 20 wines from the past year at all three Triad locations.
On Saturday, Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale celebrates the 2010 Harvest Festival, featuring picnic areas, a grape stomping contest and live music from Tom Troyer, Back Porch Orchestra and Martha Bassett Band. Also look for new label releases. EarthFare holds a wine tasting all day long, while in Trinity a vegan harvest dinner tales place at the Blue Moon Farm. E-mail TheLu’nchClubGSO@gmail.com for more information.
Also on Saturday, the Grove Winery has its anniversary party, while out in Cherokee, TV Chef Paula Deen works a “demo and dish” followed by a Q&A at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino in advance of her new restaurant there, which is scheduled to open in December.
And GoExpo, a sustainability festival, takes over the Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem with tons of displays, demos and samples.
Tuesday sees a gluten-free store tour at Whole Foods Market, Kitchen Herbs Day at Krankies Farmers Market with a demo by Trevor Dye of Meridian Restaurant and a wine dinner at Undercurrent featuring Rhone wines with the Country Vintner at 6:30 p.m. — call 336.370.1266 for a reservation.