by Brian Clarey

The food scene continues apace here in the Piedmont Triad, where — as a response to Greensboro’s Iron Hen, perhaps? — the Screaming Rooster has now opened in the Winston-Salem space formerly occupied by Mary’s of Course, which, of course has moved deeper into the downtown district.

And Asian barbecue chain the Genghis Grill has announced plans to open in the Camel City off of Hanes Mall Boulevard.

Panera has Pink Ribbon Bagels, made with cherry chips, dried cherries and cranberries, vanilla, honey and brown sugar, the proceeds of which will aid in the fight against breast cancer.

Steak N Shake is testing new breakfast menu items like a breakfast burger, which will debut nationally early next year.

And Cold Stone Creamery has added 8-layer ice-cream cakes to its repertoire just in time for the holidays.

Thursday, as always, sees a wine tasting at Josephine’s in Greensboro. And Total Wine & More will be tasting wines of the Rhone on Friday and Saturday at all three Triad locations.

On Friday, NOMA Urban Bar & Grill debuts a new cocktail menu — no word yet as to what will be on it.

Saturday sees another installment of Foothills Brewing Beer School at 2:30 p.m. which includes study of the brewing process, a tour and samples. Tickets run $10 and can be had by e-mailing

Also on Saturday, the Greensboro Children’s Museum throws the Harvest Hoedown at 5 p.m. with barbecue, hayrides, square dancing and farm animals.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 336.574.2898.

Sunday is the CROP Hunger Walk beginning at 2:30 p.m. at NewBridge Bank Park, raising funds for Urban Ministry’s Potter House Community Kitchen and Church World Service.

It is also the day of Slow Food Piedmont’s potluck dinner, beginning at 4 p.m. at Beta Verde in Winston-Salem. See the website,, for more details.

And Tuesday at Krankies Farmers Market, see a cooking demo by Chef Starr Johnson of Yadkin County’s Big Woods Restaurant using market ingredients and paired with wine from Sanders Ridge Vineyard.