Is it possible that anyone, anywhere, has not yet heard of the Mighty Wing? McDonald’s “new” hot wing foodlike product, which should roll out nationwide next month, has actually been around in select markets since 1990, under the very same name. Though discontinued in the US in 2003, they’re still sold in Pakistan, the US Virgin Islands, China and Spain.
In other fast-food news, Subway is busting out garlic bread as part of the “summer of quality carbohydrates” and Burger King, always willing to make a feeble attempt at relevancy, will be selling a $1 French fry burger for people too lazy to sprinkle some of their fried on their Whopper Jr.
Locally, the Popeyes on Pisgah Church Road in Greensboro is back up and running under new management, according to WFMY.
In Winston-Salem, the Dixie Classic Fair has released the names of winners in its Mid-Atlantic Southeasters Wine Competition. Grandfather Vineyard & Winery in Banner Elk takes Best White Dry with its Sunlight proprietary blend and Best Red Dry with Legacy, which also took Best in Show.
And the Support Center in Raleigh is offering loans for entrepreneurs who want to bring fresh food to “food deserts” throughout the state. Check thesupportcenter-nc.org for deets. Talking to you, Renaissance Center.
Speaking of fast food, as I was just a few paragraphs earlier, a nationwide strike of what the industry terms “quick-service workers” hits on Thursday to commemorate the 50 th anniversary of the march on Washington by Martin Luther King Jr. and civilrights groups. Bad day for a Big Mac.
Also on Thursday, Whole Foods in Winston-Salem holds a Twitter chat titled “Summer’s Last Hurrah” at 6:30 p.m. under the hashtag #WFMdish.
Friday, Greensboro’s Whole Foods has a free wine tasting at 5 p.m. with the promise of cheese pairings.
Greensboro’s Undercurrent I closed for a private function on Saturday night, but you can still eat outside with a reservation.
On Sunday, the Grove Winery holds a Swirlfest in honor of Labor Day with Bruce Piephoff and Scott Sawyer providing the sounds at the Gibsonville winery at 6 p.m.
Monday is Labor Day. Make your own burger.