Through the grapevine: If you had to pay a ridiculous amount of taxes, the Rio Burrito and the Weinhaus feel your pain. On Saturday, April 15, join the California-style burrito palace and the esteemed house of vino for a what will either be a tax-time celebration or drown-your-sorrows dinner, depending on your perspective. This event will feature a three-course meal and about a half-dozen beers specially selected to complement the food. Crying in your beer is not allowed, unless you do it silently (just kidding, cry all you like). Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., and cost is $35. Call the Weinhaus at 254-6453 for reservations.
Crazy Cows: Beware, burger lovers: Mad cow disease has reared its ugly head yet again. Last month, an Alabama farm reported the third USDA-confirmed case of the disease, much to the uneasiness of steak fans everywhere. Mad cow is transmitted from one animal to another through feed that contains tissue from an infected animal. Eww. But there is hope: Earth Fare’s Director of Sales and Marketing Troy DeGroff reports that “with organic and all-natural, grain-fed beef, consumers don’t have to worry about whether or not they are eating an animal that has ingested infected animal tissue, or for that matter, any animal tissue at all.” For more about Earth Fare’s all-natural meats, call the store at 281-4800.
— Mackensy Lunsford