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by Brian Clarey

As the YES! Weekly staff still ponders the significance of the lamb and pork belly sandwiches we had at Cochon’s Butcher Swine Bar in New Orleans’ Warehouse District, the Triad culinary scene continues apace.

List Riva’s Trattoria and Greensborough Coffee among the most recent victims of the Triad’s restaurant apocalypse — both are in the process of shutting down. But Camino Bakery in Winston-Salem, on 4 th Street downtown, has just opened its doors, promising cookies “as big as your face,” and the Cinder Lounge will be taking over the old Level 2 spot in the Much complex.

In chain restaurant news, Subway has added pulled pork to its list of meats — no word yet how sales are here in the hog capital of the world — and CiCi’s Pizza announces a cheeseburger pizza as part of its American Classics line, complete with ketchup, mustard and pickles.

The Downtown Winston-Salem Farmers Market announces its annual salsa contest, which will be held Aug. 11. Interested salsa-teers should call 336.724.2474 or download the form online at www.cityofws.org. Deadline for entry is Aug. 5.

On Wednesday, the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its Chef Showcase, featuring Chef Jay Pierce at 7 a.m. It’s a freebie.

Thursday sees a wine dinner at Undercurrent in Greensboro: four courses paired with four wines from Silverado Vineyards at 6:30 p.m. Call the restaurant at 336.370.1266 for a reservation.

All weekend long, Total Wine & More will be tasting wines from the California hills. Fresh Market will also be holding wine tastings, though are being a bit less specific about it.

Saturday is Red, White & Blues at the Grove Winery, its first annual daylong music festival featuring great food great music and great wine, naturally, but also for the first time ever the winery will have beer, and true to form it will all be local. For more information cal the winery at 336.584.4060.

Got room for one more? McDonald’s has decided to automatically include apple slices in its Happy Meals to boost the nutritional value — on paper, anyway. Remember, if the kid doesn’t eat it, she doesn’t get the nutrients.

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