by Brian Clarey

First things first: It has come to my attention during our Greensboro City Council candidate interviews that Mahi’s, Marikay Abuzuaiter’s seafood restaurant in Greensboro, is open for business, though I had heard rumors to the contrary.

Of course, the same cannot be said for Basil & Co. and the High Point outpost of Bimini’s Oyster Bar, which should be shuttered before the leaves turn.

Anton’s. the new Italian/French concept, trots out an old idea: early bird specials, which run nightly from 4-6 p.m. and offer a choice of three entrées, house salad and a glass of wine for $20.

In fast food news, Wendy’s introduces new burgers with thicker patties, toasted and buttered buns and high-grade toppings like red onions and crinkle-cut pickles. And Popeyes brings another limited-time offer: Dip’n Chik’n, the crux of which you can probably figure out for yourself.

On Wednesday, Whole Foods Market in Winston-Salem donates 5 percent of sales to help stop domestic violence.

Thursday, Mozelle’s Fresh Southern Bistro, also in the Camel City, celebrates its third birthday with free desserts, cheap sparkling wine and the debut of new lunch and dinner menus. Happy birthday to Mozelle’s, one of the best places in town.

Friday is the last Lobster Night of the season at Undercurrent in Greensboro. Call 336.370.1266 and see if they’ve got a seat for you.

It’s also the day the Fresh Market in Greensboro demonstrates tailgater Italian-style sausage hoagies and pasta salad between 4 and 7 p.m.

They’ll be tasting wine there all weekend long, as well as at all three Triad locations of Total Wine & More. And at the Grove Winery they’ll be celebrating the release of the new merlot.

Then on Saturday, Whole Foods holds a Beer, Bison & Beauty cookout with $5 bison burgers, beer samples and men’s beauty products beginning at 11 a.m. I suggest wiping off the moisturizer before kickoff.

Then on Tuesday, Cobblestone Farmers Market holds its weekly event in Winston-Salem, though details are unclear.