by Brian Clarey

I had the opportunity to take a drink at Bin 33, downtown Greensboro’s newest eatery, a couple weeks ago. The place is beautiful, with a polished pewter bar and fabulous tilework. I’ll be back soon to eat.

Meanwhile in the Camel City, Grilled Asparagus closes after just three weeks in operation due to allegations of thievery, abandonment and cocaine —read the whole story at the Winston-Salem Journal.

On Monday, NOMA Urban Grill serves a prix-fixe three-course dinner for under $20. And in Greensboro, it’s paella night at Undercurrent with Spanish wines.

Thursday sees a spaghetti lunch and dinner to benefit Sanctuary House, serving adults with mental illness at 518 N. Elm St., with a raffle, an auction, live music and a bake sale with goods by a Sweet Success bakery, Lunch, $7, begins at 11:30 a.m. Dinner, $10, begins at 4:30 p.m.

On Friday, another spaghetti dinner takes place at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant Fellowship Hall, at 501 S. Mendenhall St. in Greensboro, this one to raise funds for a new outing van for After Gateway. Call 336.379.7670 for more information or to place a delivery order.

Total Wine & More will be serving wines from the Bordeaux region of France at all three Triad locations.

Saturday is Octoberfest at Foothills Brewing. Beginning at noon there will be beer, food German music, games and a costume contest.

Saturday is also the first annual Aycock Pecan Harvest Festival at Sternberger Park in Greensboro. And it is the day the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market holds its Taste Carolina Wine Festival.

On Sunday, REFS in Greensboro hosts Touchdowns for Ta-Tas, a breast-cancer awareness event, which begs the question: Why has no one thought to pair up football and boobs? Oh wait….

Also on Sunday, in another breast-cancer dealie, is the second annual Pink Tie Pink Pancake Brunch at Montgomery’s in Greensboro, at 623 Summit Ave. beginning at 11 a.m. Breast cancer survivors may attend free; the rest can contact Audretta L. Hall at 336.471.7672 or ‘­

Tuesday is all Winston, with Pumpkin Day at Krankies Farmers Market followed by a Green Drinks Winston-Salem meeting there at 5:30 p.m. It is also Local Food Night at NOMA.