by Brian Clarey

Herbs— even healthful herbs — are food, which is why we feel secure in announcing here that Greensboro-based Hot Rawks organic libido enhancer, brainchild of our old friend Julie Wilson, is now available at the Museum of Sex on New York City’s Fifth Avenue.

Also big news: The South Elm Urban Market, an “outdoor farmers’ and artisans’ market,” will open every Sunday on the 300 block of South Elm Street beginning May 6.

Flemings Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has a new springtime drink: the bloodorange fizz, which will go perfect with their Easter brunch.

And some fool in Dakota City, Iowa shelled out $8,100 for a chicken McNugget shaped like George Washington.

In other fast-food news, Burger King is rolling out more reasonable priced items: the Bacon & Bleu and the Bacon Cheddar BBQ.

On Thursday, the Grove Winery holds a wine appreciation class at 76 p.m. — see the website at for more details.

Speaking of wine, Total Wine & More explores the wonders of Bordeaux all weekend long at all three Triad locations.

Saturday is Pancake Day at Kiwanis of High Point beginning at 7:30 a.m. with appearances by Barney, Spider-Man, Elmo and Dora the Explorer. Six bucks gets you all you care to eat. Call 336.881.3501 for more info.

Also on Saturday, the Fresh Market on Greensboro’s Highwoods Boulevard holds a cooking demo at 1 p.m. featuring Provencal chicken crepes with hollandaise sauce and decadent chocolate strawberry crepes.

African Continental Cuisine in downtown Greensboro begins a weekly series focusing on Nigerian and Caribbean culture that runs through March.

And Undercurrent in downtown Greensboro holds a Triad Stage prix fixe dinner before the New Music performance begins. Check the website at undercurrentrestaurant,com for more info.

Got room for one more? Dunking Donuts, as part of its expansion in China, has developed a doughnut filled with shredded pork. It’s meant to cater to Eastern palates, but I would totally eat a pork doughnut.