by Brian Clarey

Big news comes from Winston-Salem as Breakfast of Course! opens for Sunday brunch. And over in Greensboro, MJ’s Steak and Seafood has opened in the location that formerly housed Sweet Basil’s.

On Friday, Undercurrent in Greensboro holds a Master’s Series dinner featuring the dishes of Chef Jacques Pepin beginning at 6 p.m. Make a reservation at 336.370.1266.

It’s also Strawberry Day at the Piedmont Triad Farmers Market.

The Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its own Strawberry Day on Saturday, the same day as the US Post Office Food Drive. To participate, leave canned goods, non-perishable food items or toiletries in your mailbox and your letter carrier will do the rest. Also on Saturday, take a lesson in backyard chickens at Old Salem at 10 a.m., Applebee’s in Greensboro holds a flapjack fundraiser to benefit Dudley High School teacher Freda Mosely, who is undergoing a double lung transplant.

More Saturday: The Grove Winery holds a Haw River Paddle Dinner involving kayaks, canoes and a multi-course swine dinner. Make a reservation at 336.260.6465. And Cellar 4201, a boutique vineyard in the Yadkin Valley, holds its Spring Fling featuring live music, paella and outdoor games, as well as lots of wine and sangria. Cover is $10 — call 336.699.6030 for details and reservations.

All weekend long Total Wine & More will be tasting bestselling summer wines at all three Triad locations. And the Winston- Salem Greek Festival rolls at the Greek Orthodox Church with dancing, tours, shopping and tons of great food. Visit the event or call 336.765.FOOD (3663) to place a take-out order.

And on Tuesday, the Cobblestone Farmers Market opens for its weekly offerings. The featured product is strawberries; the cooking demo will be anchored by Charis Rose of the Goat Lady Dairy; music will be African drumming with the Arts-Based Elementary School’s 5 th graders; and the events will be a photography workshop with Ginny Weller and Bike to Market Day.

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