By Carl Wilson | News-Record.com
Saturday is the day for the Groundhog Day Food Truck Rodeo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the parking lot at Earth Fare, 2965 Battleground Ave. in Greensboro.
The event, presented by the newly formed Central Carolina Food Truck Alliance, will feature more than 10 food trucks and vendors.
Children’s activities, raffles and other activities also are planned.
For more information, visit CCFTA’s Facebook page.
Chocolate takes center stage during the Cheers for Chocolate Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Holly Hill Mall at Huffman Mill Road and Church Street in Burlington.
Sample chocolates and other sweets from dozens of local restaurants and confectioners.
Events will include contests for decadent desserts, chocolate cookies and baked goods. Live entertainment also is planned during the event, which is a benefit for Christmas Cheer of Alamance County.
Cost is $5 for five samples and $10 for 10 samples.
For more information, call 229-9969 or visit www.christmascheerofalamance.org.
Feeney’s Frozen Yogurt is celebrating its three-year anniversary Friday by offering a $3 frozen yogurt creation. The best part is that you don’t have to weigh your treat, so it’s all you can fit in a cup.
Feeney’s offers several daily flavors, including the exclusive Butterbeer, and a toppings bar loaded with dozens of options.
Feeney’s is at 1603 New Garden Road in Greensboro, 1589 Skeet Club Road in High Point and 931 S. Main St. in Kernersville.
IHOP is offering free pancakes for its National Pancake Day on Tuesday.
Get a free short stack of pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday.
In return, IHOP asks patrons to make a donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
For more information, visit www.ihoppancakeday.com.
Valentine’s Day tours
Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours is offering Valentine’s Day tours that include dinner, drinks and dessert.
Two tours are offered in the Triad, both from 5 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 14.
In Greensboro, the tour stops at Table 16, Bin 33, Natty Greene’s and Cheesecakes by Alex.
In Winston-Salem, the tour includes stops at Spring House, Bib’s, Foothill’s Brewery and Camino Bakery.
Cost is $65.68.
Tours are planned for the Triangle, too.
For more information about the tours, call (919) 237-2254 or visit www.tastecarolina.com.
Mimi’s goes red
Mimi’s Cafe is once again raising awareness and money for Go Red for Women during February, American Heart Month.
Wear red to Mimi’s between Feb. 1-10 and get a free cup of signature soup.
Each Tuesday in February, make a donation to the American Heart Association and get a free cup of soup.
For every $1 donation, donors get a tribute card to display. For every $5 donation, donors get a red dress lapel pin. Donors also get up to $30 in Mimi’s savings.
In Greensboro, find Mimi’s at 3322 W. Friendly Ave. In Burlington, find Mimi’s at 3111 Waltham Blvd.
For more information, visit www.mimiscafe.com.
Isabella’s Pizza Pub (5315 Liberty Road, Greensboro; 674-0060) has new winter hours through March.
The pub is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.
Chicken sandwich deal
Now through Feb. 17, participating Burger King locations are offering a buy-one-get-one (of equal or lesser value) free on its chicken sandwiches.
The offer is to promote the Original Chicken Sandwich, the new Philly Original Chicken Sandwich and the new Italian Original Chicken Sandwich.
Burger King also is offering additional new items, including Chicken Nuggets with a choice of sauce, the Avocado Swiss Whopper and Molten Fudge Sundae.
Visit www.bk.com to find a location.
New drinks, doughnuts
Warm up with new Krispy Kreme hot or iced espresso drinks in mocha, caramel latte and vanilla latte.
Krispy Kreme also is offering Dark Chocolate Strawberry and Double Dark Chocolate doughnuts through Feb. 17.
Visit www.krispykreme.com to find a location.
New menu items
• Fatz is offering a menu of shrimp dishes that start at $4.99.
The menu includes appetizers and main courses that include items such as Shrimp Hushpuppies, Firecracker Shrimp and Zesty Garlic Shrimp Pasta.
The special menu is available through Feb. 25.
In Greensboro, Fatz is at 3011 High Point Road and 619 S. Regional Road. Visit www.fatz.com for additional locations.
• Wendy’s has revamped its Right Price Right Size value menu to include up to 18 items ranging from 99 cents to $1.99.
The menu includes snacks and entrees.
Wendy’s also is offering a $1.99 Kids’ Meal after 4 p.m. that includes apple juice or milk.
Visit www.wendys.com for locations and information on a Claim Your Taste digital promotion.
• Applebee’s is offering new items that have fewer than 550 calories.
The new health-conscious items include Zesty Roma Chicken and Shrimp, Lemon Parmesan Shrimp and Roasted Garlic Sirloin.
Applebee’s is at 3200 Battleground Ave. and 4406 W. Wendover Ave. in Greensboro, 3865 John Gordon Lane in High Point and 3103 Garden Road in Burlington.
Visit www.applebees.com for additional locations.
• Chick-fil-A has brought back Chicken Tortilla Soup, available through March 31 in 8-ounce and 16-ounce servings.
Visit www.chick-fil-a.com for locations.