by Brian Clarey

It seems that rumors of the demise of Green’s Supper Club on Highway 29 are not exaggerated at all. After tax and lease problems, the venerable, old-school primeribbery will close after Saturday night.

Speaking of beef, it once was that angus beef was the province of fine-dining establishments and prime steakhouses. But as the old saying goes, once they get it at Burger King, it’s no longer fancy food. Nevertheless, Fatz Café has added angus beef to its menu in sirloin and ribeye cuts, as well as burgers.

Cici’s Pizza gets in on the new-menuitem bandwagon with its new Hog Fest pizza, featuring bacon, sausage, ham and pepperoni.

On Thursday, the Grove Winery in Gibsonville holds a wine appreciation class at 7 p.m. Called “Spice is Nice,” it focuses on mourvedre, Grenache and zinfandels. Call the winery at 336.584.4060 for details.

On Friday, the Fresh Market on Lawndale Drive in Greensboro holds a cooking demo featuring butternut squash, apple, pancetta and sage tortellini and shrimp Veracruz beginning at 4 p.m. Then Undercurrent holds a wine dinner featuring the wines of Stratton Lummis/Row 11 Winery. Five courses begin at 6 p.m. Call the restaurant at 336.370.1266 for a reservation.

On Saturday, the Single Brothers Workshop at Old Salem Museums & Gardens holds a class: the History and Process of Artisan Cheese Making at 10 a.m. Fatz Café in Greensboro holds a pancake breakfast to benefit the Color of Reason beginning at 8 a.m. And the Fresh Market in Winston-Salem goes all Seuss with a Lorax-themed party running from 1-4 p.m. featuring “food, games and prizes galore.”

Tuesday the Big Eat returns to Winston-Salem, featuring half-price signature dishes from all your favorite restaurants. Why not try 6th & Vine Wine Bar and Café for tequila-mango salmon?

And IHOP holds a Free Pancake Day in the Greensboro area: 15 hours of free pancakes beginning at 7 a.m. Diners will be asked to make donations which will benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and other Children’s Miracle Network hospitals.