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by Brian Clarey

Things are slowly coming back on line during this long, cold month — which s a good thing, because everybody knows the best way to survive the winter is to eat your way through it.

So it’s a good thing that Deep Roots Market is moving to downtown Greensboro, and not just for the denizens of the district. The clamor for a grocery store has gone unheeded by the big chains, and we think it is preferable for a local company to make the jump.

In other relocation news, Winston- Salem’s Wine Merchants has moved to Stratford Towers, with a wine bar in the works.

Paula Deen will be at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino on Jan. 22 to open her new restaurant there with a cooking demo and performance before dinner seating. Make a reservation at 877.811.0777.

And in fast-food news, Starbucks has changed its logo yet again, this time to an image with no words as befits their shift in emphasis away from the signature product: coffee. And Burger King has introduced the first in a line if stuffed burgers. The Steakhouse Stuffed Burger has cheese and jalape’os stuffed inside, and will be available nationwide through February.

On Wednesday, Whole Foods Market’s 5 Percent Day donates proceeds to the Carolina Farm Stewardship Association.

On Thursday, Undercurrent holds a J Lohr wine dinner: three courses for $55 at 6:30 p.m. Call 336.370.1266 for a reservation. And Whole Foods holds a free Health Starts Here store tour at 6 p.m.

All weekend long, Total Wine & More tastes California wines at all three Triad locations. And the Fresh Market in Greensboro hands out samples of wine, meat and seafood.

On Saturday, the Grove Winery releases its Red Clay Red. Visit www.grovewinery.com for more details.

On Monday, Whole Foods holds another Health Starts Here tour at 6 p.m.

And Tuesday is Week 3 of the Big Eat.

This week we’ll examine Meridian, at 411 S. Marshall St., which is offering grilled coulotte steak frites Lyonnaise with dressed baby organic greens for $9. Call 336.722.8889 to get in on it.

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