by Brian Clarey

Woe is the North Carolina strawberry crop when false spring rears its wild-maned head.

Still, Gnam Gnam Gelato & Bistro — which has recently expanded its operation to include a full-on café — should have some strawberry gelato in stock this spring.

The Mason Jar has opened on Westover Drive in Greensboro, specializing in homestyle comfort food. And Greensboro-based Great Harvest Bakery have released their seasonal Honey Bunnies — bread loaves shaped like Easter bunnies, perfect for holiday table centerpieces.

In other chain news, the Olive Garden, a favorite among Greensboro’s large-portion lovers, will be remodeling more than half of their restaurants to look more like Tuscan farmhouses. Dunkin Donuts is unveiling a line of hearty snacks that presumably go well with a Boston crème. Denny’s has begun a new bacon-inspired menu — Baconalia! — with items like a maple bacon sundae.

And Ronald McDonald returns in a new McDonald’s advertising campaign for the first time in years.

On Wednesday, Whole Foods Market holds a Health Starts Here store tour at 6 p.m.

Friday sees the ongoing Masters Series at Undercurrent restaurant, as always featuring a multi-course meal at 6:30 p.m. for $55. Also, Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse has started Friday lunch service for those whose expense accounts don’t fill up fast enough.

On Saturday, Raffaldini Vineyards holds the spring Four Seasons Wine Tasting Dinner at 6 p.m. with seats going for $75. Call 336.835.9463 for a reservation.

Sunday Raffaldini keeps it going with a mother-daughter fashion event hosted by Bevello Boutiques at 12:30 p.m.

Then on Tuesday, Undercurrent hits it with a Domaine Serene wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. A seat runs $60 a head for this multi-course dinner paired with Oregonian wines, and it already looks like a sell-out. Worth a shot anyway — call the restaurant at 333.370.1266 to make a reservation.