by Brian Clarey

The big news this week is that our readers have spoken, and the results are in out Triad’s Best pages in this very issue. Looking for the best Vietnamese, barbecue or bistro? Check it out.

In other news, High Point’s Furniture Market should be glutting all of the choicest tables in town this week, so be sure to make a reservation if you plan to go out.

It’s easier than ever to do at Undercurrent in Greensboro, which just launched an iPhone app. Download it today.

In Winston-Salem, Spring House Restaurant, Kitchen & Bar has opened at 450 N. Spring St., next to the library. Make a reservation at 336.293.4797 or visit

Greensboro’s got Tavo, which opened last week in the Kress Building downtown, serving American and Southern cuisine. And Savory Spice Shop has opened at the Shops at Friendly Center, with “more than 400 fresh herbs and spices, 140 unique seasoning blends, organics, extracts, sauces and more,” according to a press release.

All weekend long, Total Wine & More gives out samples of wine, and possibly booze, at all three Triad locations.

On Friday, Buffalo Presbyterian Church holds an all-you-can-eat pinto bean luncheon at the McKnight Fellowship Hall that benefits ACE at Caldwell House. The beans come out at 11 a.m., and $6 gets beans, slaw, cornbread, a beverage and dessert.

On Saturday, Old Salem Museum & Gardens hosts an heirloom plant sale that runs all season long. For more information call 336.721.7387 or e-mail

Fatz Café in Greensboro holds a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

to benefit Dudley High School.

The Greensboro Fresh Market on Lawndale Drive holds a Spring Food Festival at 10 a.m. featuring a cooking demo, art, samples and an Earth Day celebration.

On Sunday the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market holds its annual Pottery Festival.

And on Tuesday, Winston-Salem’s Cobblestone Farmers Market opens for the season in Old Salem.

Room for one more? Forbes magazine bursts the Kobe beef bubble, verifying that, unless you have eaten it in Japan, then you have never actually tried real Kobe beef. Read “The great Kobe beef lie” at