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To commemorate the 125th anniversary of Greenville High School, we take a look at some of its famous alumni: Charles Townes, Herman Lay, Joanne Woodward, and Emile Pandolfi.

/ by Steven Tingle

HUB CITY SISTERS Separated by decades but linked in spirit, the contributions of three Spartanburg women have made lasting impressions.

/ by Melissa Walker, Jeffrey Willis, and Steve Wong


See, hear, read, react. The month’s must-dos.


Pics of the litter: Upcountry fêtes & festivities.


Artist Suzanne Bodson, CrossFit Reaction, Billiam Jeans, and more.


Essentials for winter survival: coats, skincare, and men’s grooming.


ON THE COVER & THIS PAGE: Bill Mitchell handcrafts his jeans with vintage sewing machines at the Billiam Jeans storefront factory in West Greenville (see “Jeans Genius,” page 41).

Winston-Salem is proof that you don’t need a flux capacitor to travel back in time.

& DRINK 81 EAT Northampton Wine Café celebrates 10

years, Le Grand Bakery, the Vagabond Barista, and a food festival roundup.


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Back to Front


anuary is the psyche’s reset button, the quiet after the holiday storm. There is a refreshing, cleansing quality to January, something gratifying to ripping off the calendar page. The month lends itself to reflection, introspection, and new gym memberships. So, it’s rather natural, then, to devote our January issue to history and these universal resolutions that come at the end—and the beginning. Time is a cycle, and each of us is inextricably bound to the round-and-round of the clock. History repeats itself, wrapped in new technology and skinny jeans. We are living history: each of us influenced by what came before; each of us altering what will come next. We’re not separate from change; we are change— history in action, one person at a time. This issue is packed with people—profiles of young and younger, past and current. It’s filled with lives that have shaped our community, and as a consequence, us; lives impacting our experiences in real time. Bill Mitchell is a 25-year-old jeans designer working in West Greenville (“Jeans Genius,” page 41), crafting top-of-the-line selvedge denim into custom pairs. What began in college as a sideline hobby, altering friends’ suits and party dresses, making clothing for fun, has weaved itself into a full-time business. His twenty-first century shop connects the community to its prior textile glory. Greenville High School has stood witness to that mill hill heyday. The school celebrated 125 years in 2012. Beyond that milestone is its uncanny track record of graduating world leaders in politics, sports, and the arts and sciences (“Halls of Fame,” page 66). We focus on four of these standout graduates to offer a glimpse into the special stardust that falls on its students. And in “Hub City Sisters” (page 74), we present three women whose ties to Spartanburg changed the course of lives there and elsewhere. As we turn the page on another year, the same goes for these pages. In 2013, look for new departments and a broader literary arts focus—creative nonfiction, short fiction, and poetry—in addition to the magazine’s continued emphasis on the visual arts, music, theatre, and more. There is something to be said for looking back. Memories give weight to our lives. But January also offers an opportunity to look forward, to plan. To outline with fresh ink new goals and ways to live, better. That’s what we’re up to anyhow. Living better. Happy New Year,


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CONTRIBUTING EDITORS M. Linda Lee Steven Tingle CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Olivia de Castro Ruta Fox Kimberly Johnson Laura Linen Melissa Walker Larry Williams Jeffrey Willis Steve Wong CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS TJ Getz Gabrielle Grace Smith Jay Vaughan EDITORIAL INTERN Andrew Huang GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN Lauren Sloan Holly Hardin PRODUCTION MANAGER GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Kristy Adair Michael Allen Caroline Reinhardt MARKETING REPRESENTATIVES Lori Burney Mary Beth Culbertson Kristi Jennings Donna Johnston Pam Putman Katherine Elrod SALES ADMINISTRATION MANAGER Kate Banner COMMUNIT Y SPONSORSHIPS & EVENTS MANAGER

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Alan Martin SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT Larry Williams


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Gabrielle Grace, a Greenville native, is a photographer, foodie, and outdoor enthusiast with an interest in medicine. Photography is her passion, as she says, “a way to freeze time that allows us to look back on moments that make us smile and laugh.”

Steven Tingle is a writer, journalist, and single dad. When not arguing with teenagers, he writes for a variety of national and regional magazines. A former golf-course owner and restaurateur, he can hold a notebook, a seven iron, or a martini with equal expertise.

Larry Williams spent a decade as a sportswriter for newspapers in North Carolina, Georgia, and South Carolina. He’s spent the past four years as a senior writer at, covering Clemson sports. In 2011, he co-authored Classic Clashes of the Carolina-Clemson Football Rivalry: A State of Disunion.

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Dance ensemble Motionhouse is no stranger to the big stage: they were invited to perform at the London 2012 Festival for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Experience the synergy of theatre, circus, and film in an energetic performance as part of The Peace Center’s The Place for Everyone series. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Thurs, Jan 31, 7:30pm. $10, $25, $35. (864) 467-3000,

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Motor Trend is bringing the newest and hottest vehicles on four wheels to the TD Convention Center. See brand-new cars, trucks, hybrids, and concept vehicles up close and personal. Test drives are also on the table—and there won’t be anyone trying to get you to buy.

What does a 19-member ensemble without a conductor look like? Try the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Watch as charismatic violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and this ensemble perform intricate musical choreography that is captivating and audacious. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Tues, Jan 22, 7:30pm. $10, $25, $35. (864) 467-3000,

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TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville. Fri–Sat, Jan 11–12, 10am–9pm; Sun, Jan 13, 10am–6pm. Adults, $8; Seniors and children, $5. (864) 233-2562,

The 8th annual MLK Dream Weekend is more than a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join community and business leaders, academic institutions, and civic organizations in a weekend of networking, accountability, and coaching. Learn about how to support and take care of the diverse community in the Upstate. Locations vary, Greenville. Thurs–Mon, Jan 17–21, times vary. Free. (864) 990-1060,

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Travel back in time and experience the music and dancing of The Greatest Generation. This 1940s musical revue features the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In the Mood Singers and Dancers. Get moving to authentic arrangements by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and other stars of the ’40s.

Milliken Arts Gallery, Converse College, 580 E Main St, Spartanburg. Jan 10–Feb 7; Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm; Sun, 2–5pm. Free. (864) 596-9214,

McAlister Auditorium, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville. Thurs, Jan 31, 7pm. $29, $39, $49, all seats reserved. (800) 745-3000,

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RED CROSS “AN AFFAIR WITH FLAIR” FINE WINE AUCTION Taste fine wines with the people who make them. The American Red Cross of the Western Carolinas is flying in vintners and proprietors of wine estates, along with selections of their personal wines. There will also be silent and live auctions, live music by Raleigh band Groovetown, dancing, and a gourmet dinner. Hyatt Regency, 220 N Main St, Greenville. Sat, Jan 12, 6pm. $250 (discounts available for tables of 10). (864) 271-8222,

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The Milliken Arts Gallery at Converse College hosts an exhibit of work by artists Brent Skidmore, Dustin Farnsworth, and Timothy Maddox. The three artists have shared backgrounds in furniture, theatre, and sculpture. Together, they bring a unique perspective on urban and natural landscapes infused with wit and dedication to craft.

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CHICAGO zIt’s the Roaring ’20s, and there’s plenty of sin, sensuality, corruption, and jazz to go around. Chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and finds herself on death row with Velma Kelly. The two murderesses compete for the attention of fawning tabloids as they seek acquittal for their crimes. Spartanburg Little Theatre, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. Fri–Sat, Jan 11–12, 18–19, 8pm; Sun, Jan 13 & Sat, Jan 19 & 20, 3pm. Adults, $25; seniors, $24; students, $17. (864) 5422787,


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zElephants and tigers and clowns, oh my! In its 143rd edition, the Greatest Show on Earth continues to amaze audiences. Bring your family to the circus for live entertainment that beats a night in front of the TV. High-wire acts, stunts, and circus animals make for a dazzling demonstration of precision and mastery. Bi-Lo Center, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Wed–Thurs, Jan 30–31, 7:30pm; Fri, Feb 1, 10am & 7:30pm; Sat, Feb 2, 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sun, Feb 3, 11am & 3pm. $15-$90. (864) 241-3800,

NORTHERN VOYAGES zTravel across northern Europe via this musical journey. Start in England with Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34, explore the streets of London with Elgar’s Cockaigne, Op. 40, and disappear into the mists of the Finnish forests with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1, Op. 39. Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel conducts this installment of the GSO’s Masterworks Series. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, Jan 26, 8pm; Sun, Jan 27, 3pm. $15-$55. (864) 467-3000,

SISTER ACT Enjoy a whirlwind of music, laughs, and friendship as diva Deloris Van Cartier enters witness protection and finds an unlikely home in a convent. Featuring a score written by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this smash-hit Broadway musical is a must-see for a feelgood time. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Tues–Sun, Jan 15–20, times vary. $45, $55, $65, $75. (864) 467-3000,

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St. Joseph’s Catholic School “A Knight to Believe” Gala December 1, 2012 More than 450 guests attended this Secret Garden– themed gala in support of St. Joseph Catholic School’s Annual Fund. A night of gourmet food, and live and silent auctions contributed to St. Joseph’s ability to provide tuition assistance to every one of its students.

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March of Dimes Signature Chefs Gala November 11, 2012 The March of Dimes hosted its 21st annual Greenville Signature Chefs Auction with chairmen Drs. Dan Duggan and Edward Heidtman recognizing Dr. Margaret Wyatt as the 2012 recipient of the Excellence in Medicine Award. Representatives from Chophouse 47, Embassy Suites, the Rick Erwin Dining Group, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Table 301, and others participated, allowing nearly 500 attendees to sample scrumptious morsels. There was also an auction featuring fine jewelry, art, dining experiences, and travel packages.

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“I’ve always had a desire to serve,” says Edd, an esteemed elder at Greenville’s oldest funeral home. “Being a funeral director allows me to make a difference during a family’s most difficult time.” Known for his quick wit and infectious laugh, Edd is serious about getting every detail just right when memorializing each unique individual – playing a favorite song, perhaps, or holding the funeral in a meaningful location. “We work closely with families to ensure a tailor-made service that celebrates their loved one’s life,” he says. Joe & Ginny Pazdan with Michelle & Mack Ward

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December 4, 2012 About 220 donors and friends of The Peace Center joined Megan Riegel and The Peace Center board of trustees for holiday cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Genevieve’s. Members of the Peace family, including Genevieve Manly, Betty Stall, and Mary Sterling, were on hand to thank donors for their contributions throughout the year. Photography by Jay Vaughan

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November 15, 2012 Award-winning singer/songwriters Lynn Hutton, Tammi Kidd, Phillip Lammonds, and Mo Pitney performed and shared the stories behind their music at this intimate gathering. Guests enjoyed drinks and hors d’oeuvres in addition to the music. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Governor’s School for the Arts Foundation. Photography by Jay Vaughan

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Artwork by Suzanne Bodson; photograph by Paul Mehaffey

Suzanne Bodson’s art implies movement and ephemerality. Whisper-thin drawings, on paper and mounted under wax, fade like winter smoke—almost as if she is deleting scenes instead of creating them.

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art has a structural, interior aspect, like the vascular limbs of a winter oak, as if she is presenting the world from the inside out. Her drawings are like meditations, or music—you feel them. On a sidewall are small watercolors on elongated paper, subtle layers that evoke landscapes. Bodson says that in Missouri she mainly worked in watercolor, and she’s returned to it. Her two-year-old son Jonas has gotten in on the act, and it’s difficult to tell whose is whose. “They’re so fresh. I look at his, and I get more inspiration,” she says. “He has no inhibitions at all, and he’s just doing it. He’s picking whatever color feels good at that second.” He doubtless takes after his mother. Bodson works intuitively, encouraging the viewer to have a personal experience. Still, there is a common takeaway: what isn’t there is perhaps most important. Photographs by Paul Mehaffey


alking into Suzanne Bodson’s studio, you’re struck by what it isn’t—a mess of creative clutter, with paint-splattered walls, discarded paper and canvas, or other materials. Bodson’s workspace, which doubles as her gallery, is nearly all white, bathing you in crisp light. But while some spaces like this might feel cold or unwelcoming, Bodson’s feels peaceful. And this tranquility imbues her artwork—whisper-thin drawings, on paper and mounted under wax, fade like winter smoke. Almost as if she is deleting scenes instead of creating them. Bodson’s art is intimate. It requires the viewer to move in close, like a soft talker. It’s only then that you see the artist’s delicate craft. Circles, lines, bird- and tree-like forms in varying degrees of boldness marry together like in a dream. Her imagery is organic and fluid, implying movement and ephemerality. “Everything is based on a feeling, an emotion, or a sense. And I try to portray that sense,” she says. The artist’s rural upbringing in Missouri plays into her subject matter. “I think somehow everything relates back to your childhood; and my childhood was spent mostly outdoors, wide-open spaces and lots of trees, wintry,” Bodson says. Trees are a recurring theme in her work. “They still seem solitary. They almost have an anthropomorphic form: they’re hovering, inclusive, sheltering. Web-like, of course,” she says. Bodson’s


fternoon tea, debutante parties, special-event dinners. A typical week for Emile Labrousse, executive chef at Greenville’s venerable Poinsett Club, can entail planning and preparing literally thousands of meals. So how’s a guy to relax? When this chef has a day off, he heads for the Green River near Saluda to indulge his other passion: fly fishing. A day spent fly fishing is, he says, “a Zen moment that lasts seven days.” Labrousse started to fish—and to cook—as a young boy in Périgueux, in southwestern France. “Growing up, my living room was the outdoors,” recalls the chef. “I would forage for mushrooms in the woods and ride 30 miles outside town on my little red bike to fish in the Dordogne River.” After high school, Labrousse attended culinary school

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Buzz Sweat Equity: Brandon Chapin, owner and coach at CrossFit Reaction, pushes his clients to push each other through grueling workouts in pursuit of ultimate, totalbody fitness.

Brandon Chapin inspires and empowers at CrossFit Reaction / by Andrew Huang


randon Chapin, owner and coach at CrossFit Reaction (CFR), would stand out almost anywhere. He’s tall and wiry, bursting with energy and enthusiasm (he bounces on the balls of his feet everywhere he goes), and his boyish smile inspires easy camaraderie. Clad in an aquamarine hoody and neon-green athletic shoes, he practically pops against CFR’s spartan warehouse interior. The gym’s walls are mostly bare cinder blocks. There are a few stationary bikes and rowing machines arranged along the periphery, but the centerpiece is clearly the line of power racks bolted into the back wall, flanked by stacks of weights and barbells. Medieval, foreboding monkey bars come to mind.

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Though Chapin’s bright apparel and enthusiasm seem out of place in the bare-bones gym, it all makes sense in context of what he is accomplishing at CFR. Chapin’s interest in health and fitness started with a simple desire in high school: “I wanted to play sports more,” he says. Ultimately, this led him to Furman University and its health and exercise science department. After graduating, Chapin coached high school track in Maine before returning as a fitness specialist at Furman. The opportunity allowed Chapin to help people achieve their fitness goals, but he felt something was missing: “I had been looking for a competitive outlet, that team dynamic that I had in high school.” CrossFit filled that void. CrossFit is a generalist fitness program that combines tried-and-true flexibility, weightlifting, and cardio techniques. A huge variety of workouts are posted online, but while anyone can do CrossFit workouts on their own, the real appeal comes in the form of the CrossFit community. At many fitness centers, “most people don’t talk to anyone, they just want to do their own thing and leave,” Chapin says. But at a CrossFit affiliate gym like CFR, “they need that feedback,” he says. The results are people who don’t need the high gloss and immaculate presentation of larger gyms. They go to the gym because they want to work. “You’re all working out in competition with each other, even though in reality you’re always just competing with yourself,” says Chapin. The friendly competition is motivation for CrossFitters to push themselves, but they are also intensely supportive and invested in each other’s success. The community potential is what inspired Chapin to start CFR. “One of the biggest things you can do to help people is to motivate them and get them to believe in themselves,” he says, and through CrossFit, he has been able to do that on a larger scale. “I wanted to create something bigger than me,” he says. The people who come to CFR are just that: a community that mirrors Chapin’s dedication to empowering others.



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History Issue: Civil War diarist Mary Boykin Chestnut penned parts of her book, A Diary from Dixie, at the aristocratic Bloomsbury Inn in Camden, SC.

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n a town known for its rich history, Bloomsbury is the ideal place to stay, especially for a quiet, post-holiday getaway. The two-story, white manor dates to 1849, the year that wealthy plantation owner Colonel James Chestnut and his wife Mary built Bloomsbury as a townhome for their daughter, Sally. Set off by two acres of live oaks, camellias, and azaleas, the house takes its name from Mary’s childhood home in Trenton, New Jersey. These days, Katherine Brown, a retired Air Force Colonel, welcomes guests in her soft, Arkansas drawl. Brown and her husband, Bruce, also a former Air Force officer, traveled the world during their military careers. “We lived in Europe and fell in love with the B&B concept,” says Katherine. “When we retired from the military, we realized that if we were going to settle in one place, we would need to bring people to us.” So they did. The Browns discovered Camden during one of their visits to Katherine’s sister in Florence, South Carolina. After a year of extensive renovations, the couple opened the antebellum home as an inn in September 2005. “I always wanted a big, old, white house!” Katherine exclaims. Antiques and treasures from the Browns’ travels furnish the inn. A Turkish wedding mirror hangs in the dining room, while a hand-carved French armoire from Brittany adorns the Hunt

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Room. Four elegantly decorated bedchambers boast original heart-pine floors and fireplace mantels, as well as wireless highspeed Internet, cable TV, and such luxuries as robes, slippers, chocolates, and Port. Each morning, Katherine serves a multicourse breakfast in the formal dining room, much as the Chestnuts would have enjoyed the morning meal in their day. In winter, hot apple soup and skillet-baked biscuits with homemade jam might accompany chocolate French toast and peppered praline bacon. At 5:30 each afternoon, guests gather in the Ladies Parlor or on the wraparound porch (depending on the weather) to have wine, tea, and hors-d’oeuvres and to chat with Katherine and Bruce about Camden attractions and the history of the inn. “We meet the most fascinating people,” Katherine says. “We have the best social life in town.” And that’s before they ever leave the house. Bloomsbury Inn, 1707 Lyttleton St, Camden, South Carolina (803) 432-5858, Rates from $159 to $179

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Veterans Days New organization aims to create local embrace of returning vets / by Kimberly John son

or many combat veterans, life outside of the military can mean the start of all new conflict. Away from military structure and resources, new personal struggles can quickly become illuminated, from finding and keeping a job to dealing with latent post-traumatic stress disorder and the effects of traumatic brain injury. A new regional organization, Upstate Warrior Solution is taking aim at these challenges in hopes of helping veterans find an improved quality of life. Central to the nonprofit’s mission is mentoring each veteran seeking assistance by helping them connect with established community resources. That help could come in the form of career development, linking vets up with housing or financial-planning opportunities, or providing a liaison for proactive healthcare collaboration with the Department of Defense, Veterans Affairs, and local medical resources. But according to the organization’s creator, the nonprofit stands apart in what it isn’t. “We’re not looking to just raise millions of dollars that we’re going to turn around and hand out to veterans,” says retired Marine Corps major general Mastin Robeson, who is spearheading the initiative. “We’re looking to connect veterans to organizations and individuals who can help find solutions to their problems.” To understand the need for these services, you need only look at the regional numbers, the group volunteers say. There are about 105,000 military service veterans in the Upstate’s Greenville, Anderson, Pickens, Oconee, and Spartanburg counties. While about 53,000 of those vets are enrolled to receive VA healthcare, only about 31,000 actually use the system. An estimated one in five male vets in the region is thought to be homeless or atrisk for losing housing. There are roughly about 75,000 vets in the region who are eligible for VA assistance but aren’t using the resources, Robeson says. “Part of the problem is that the VA doesn’t have the capacity to handle the numbers coming out of the woodwork,” he adds.

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And there are those who are enrolled, but not following through in seeking services. “They’re not going to the doctor. They’re not getting medication, they’re not seeing their primary care doctor on a regular basis,” says volunteer Charlie Hall. Compounding those numbers is that issues, such as the effects of PTSD, often go unnoticed by the vets themselves. “Maybe you don’t think your issues are as bad as they are, especially those who don’t have a spouse or a family member looking out for them,” Hall says. That’s the role Upstate Warrior Solution wants to fill, says volunteer Kevin McBride. McBride, an employee with Greenville Hospital System by day, is also a retired Marine gunnery sergeant and says he understands the help vets need after the military. “You get out of the service and you get thrust into this great big vastness of the civilian world,” he says. “I was running away from the Marine Corps as fast I possibly could and then realized the lack of camaraderie, the lack of structure, the lack of somebody being there—and trying to get enrolled in college and the intimidation of the business world were pretty hard to navigate through,” McBride says. And then there’s the mental hurdle, he says. “You get out [of the service] because you don’t want to be involved anymore, and going to the VA is getting involved again,” McBride adds. Paul Howell, a staffer with Senator Lindsey Graham, says he wanted to become a volunteer due to the lessons learned at work during his day job in politics. “I’ve worked for Call of Duty: members of Congress for eight years now,” Upstate Warrior Solution working veterans’ issues at the ground level, links veterans to opportunities for career helping veterans follow up on their benefits, development, housing, Howell says. “There are a lot of things the financial planning, and government can do, but there are a lot of healthcare. things it can’t do because of the red tape,” he notes. There’s a need for an organization that

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can come alongside the veteran and escort them through the process of either benefits from the VA, community resources, retooling, retraining, or getting into schools, he says. Upstate Warrior Solution will soon have a Web site and will be fully operational by early summer, Hall says, adding that they hope to get additional volunteers in place over the next few months so that they can begin accepting client cases. They are also aiming to coordinate with at least 250 businesses in the Upstate that are willing to put their name in a database to receive veteran resumes. “The VA provides a plethora of services, but they’re narrowly funded,” Robeson says. “The VA is not designed to underwrite or finance all the veteran problems. The only way you solve this is by communities taking ownership of their veterans.”

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e’s barely out of Clemson University. He’s got a burgeoning business. He’s building a brand. And he’s sitting on 375 pounds of blue-denim fabric. Bill Mitchell, 25-yearsold and the owner of the homegrown clothing label Billiam Jeans, is living the dream. Mitchell recently opened his storefront factory in Greenville’s arts district on Pendleton Street, and he’s bringing a bit of textile history and tradition back to Greenville. Tagged with the nickname Billiam (pronounced Bill-yum) in college, the marketing major found himself taking on side projects in school—tailoring the garments of his friends for fun—“reworking everything from bridesmaids dresses to tuxedos to ties,” he says. With no formal training, he slowly developed his skills, teaching himself to sew by “reverse engineering,” or by taking a garment apart to see how it was put together. After receiving the gift of a Singer sewing machine from his parents (which they found at Goodwill), he began making jeans for friends. They loved them. Within a year, there was a 400-person waiting list for his stylish, hand-crafted jeans. In true twenty-something style, it was all happening out of his parents’ basement, but that wouldn’t work for long. So he took a leap of faith, sold his car, and signed a lease for 1,600 square feet of space on Pendleton Street. Billiam Jeans opened its doors in November of last year. Mitchell lives nearby and is encouraged by the changes in the up-and-coming neighborhood. “I wanted to jump in before it gets too expensive, both to grow my brand and help grow the district,” he adds. The square-footage encompasses his store and factory in addition to Shop-Keep, a space featuring Mid-Century Modern furniture, home goods, and collectibles owned by pals Mandy and Joshua Blankenship. To set up shop, Mitchell searched the Southeast for non-automated sewing machines and bought seven of them on Craigslist. He scored two rivet presses and procured a huge, vintage cutting table from an old mill in Anderson. Then he sourced his premium selvedge denim from one of the oldest and most renowned mills in the world, Cone Mills. Cone Mills is based in Greensboro, North Carolina, and is the original fabric supplier to the world-famous Levi’s brand. The high-

Raw Deal: Bill Mitchell, owner of Billiam Jeans, began tailoring garments and making jeans for friends in college. Now, he sews and sells his jeans from a storefront factory in Greenville’s arts district on Pendleton Street.

quality denim manufactured there is woven on 200-year-old looms, and at last count, there were only 11 vintage shuttle looms left at Cone capable of weaving denim this fine. Mitchell then got down to the work of designing with selvedge denim, whose distinctive weave shows in the seams when the wearer turns the cuffs up. True jean connoisseurs crave this signature detail. The denim Mitchell uses is also classified as “raw,” which means the starch remains in the fabric for a while. You break them in by consistently wearing them until they end up form-fitting to your individual body shape. From the double-stitched pockets to the rivets, his skilled sewers lovingly craft the garment entirely by hand.

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The men’s jeans come in skinny, straight, and slimstraight leg styles and in four washes, or colors: indigo, oatmeal, grey, and black. Each pair comes with unstitched hems and is custom-finished in-store, with prices starting at $200. Women’s jeans are on the way, and he’d like to expand the collection to include jackets, or maybe dabble in khakis. In addition to jeans, there are Billiam screenprinted tee shirts and men’s leather wallets and belts. Ever the purist, Mitchell tracked down a local retired saddle maker to learn his leather-working secrets. “I told him, if you don’t teach the younger generation, your expertise will vanish,” says Mitchell. The belts and wallets feature American hides—cut, dyed, stained, and stitched by hand. Several international companies have contacted him about wholesaling his jeans, but in the near future he’s hoping for acceptance in Greenville to support and grow his brand. Part of his company vision is a firm commitment to giving back. Currently Billiam donates 20 percent of its sales to Wellspring Living in Atlanta. This organization aids survivors of sexual abuse and exploitation, helping women and girls with treatment and training programs. Mitchell says it deeply resonated with him “because I grew up with three sisters, and I couldn’t imagine anything worse for them than being a victim of sex trafficking.” 42 TOWN /

Riveting Handiwork: Billiam Jeans are cut and sewn by hand from premium selvedge denim from North Carolina’s renowned Cone Mills. Leather goods are similarly hand-crafted using the techniques learned from a local retired saddle maker.

He does it all, as most young entrepreneurs do—juggling financing, accounting, designing, marketing, and social media. He utilizes the help of savvy interns from local schools, including Clemson and Furman, and provides college credit for those eager to learn how it’s done on a shoestring. With such talent in the works, it seems Billiam’s got a great new venture all sewn up. Billiam Jeans / Shop-Keep 1288 Pendleton St, Greenville (864) 430-2762, Open various days of the week, by chance or by appointment

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ON HER: Mink coat by Natural Mahogany, call for cost. From Sedran Furs, 233 N Main St, Greenville. (864) 242-1881; purse Kelsie Dagger Cross Body, $248. Muse Shoe Studio, 2222 Augusta St, Ste 5, Greenville. (864) 271-9750,

Dream Coat Wrap up in a luxurious winter warmer / by Olivia de Castro


emperatures are falling, but that doesn’t mean your style has to slouch. Take winter up a notch with a knockout weather-knocker—a perfect reason to embrace the cold.

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Button Up Don’t skimp on outerwear—finish the look with a classic statement / by Olivia de Castro


inter takes a new turn as your style heats up. Add a smart outer layer, like this city-length merino wool and cashmere number, featuring leather under the collar to up the ante—and keep out the cold.

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Head-turning cocktail attire for the holidays / by Olivia de Castro

ON HIM: Coat, black, merino wool and cashmere with leather accent, by Schneider of Salzburg, $695. From Rush Wilson Limited, 23 W North St, Greenville. (864) 232-2761,; shirt by Bugatchi, $145. From Kostas Poulos Custom Tailors, 100 W North St, Greenville. (864) 271-3214

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C. Luce white faux leather jacket, $110. Plaza Suite, 550 S Main St, #200, Greenville. (864) 298-0081, Bugatchi, $145. From Kostas Poulos

Golden Bears varsity jacket, $645. Kostas Poulos Custom Tailors, 100 W North St, Greenville. (864) 271-3214

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Shield yourself during the harsh winter months with these modern elixirs / by Laura Linen

1 BODY SOUFFLÉ Antioxidant argan oil and creamy shea butter, by Moroccan Oil, $52. From Wilson’s on Washington, 794 E Washington St, Greenville. (864) 235-3336, 2 HYALIS REFINING SERUM Fast-acting hydrating serum by Neocutis, $57. From Greenville Dermatology, 369 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. (864) 242-5872,


3 SUNFORGETTABLE MINERAL POWDER Light-weight SPF 30 by colorescience, $50. From Carolina Aesthetics, 920 Woodruff Rd, Greenville. (864) 233-8088,


4 C E FERULIC Antioxidant that delivers advance protection from photoaging, by SkinCeuticals, $146. From SkinKare, 2 Maple Tree Ct, Greenville. (864) 234-7900, 5 T INTED LIP BALM 100-percent natural, with a hint of color, by Burt’s Bees, $7. From Mast General Store, 111 N Main St, Greenville. (864) 235-1883,


6 A.G.E. INTERRUPTER Improves sagging and thinning appearance of mature skin, by SkinCeuticals, $152. From SkinKare.


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’Stache Away Whether ’bar or none, save face with these salon finds

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JACK BLACK FACE BUFF, $20 Make way for an easier shave by smoothing the surface of the skin. Urban Nirvana, 500 E McBee St, Greenville. (864) 371-6200, EUFORA HERO DEFINING WAX, $20 Style your ’stache with a heroic hold. Frank’s Gentlemen’s Salon, 5A E Coffee St, Greenville. (864) 451-7755, KEVIN.MURPHY GRITTY.BUSINESS, $24 A ’stache and style double-play, for the face or hair. Studio.7, 1322 E Washington St, Greenville. (864) 2555656,

TEND SKIN, $16 Reduce razor burn, ingrown hairs, and redness. HeadQuarters Day Spa, 3 E Park Ave, Greenville. (864) 233-1891,

The color scheme of barber’s poles may resemble a candy cane, but their origin is much less sweet. In the Middle Ages, barbers commonly performed bloodletting and minor surgeries, and patients gripped a pole to aid the flow. When not in use, the pole was wrapped in bandages and displayed outside. Eventually, painted stripes, white and red for clean and bloody bandages, replaced actual bandages.

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>> 1930s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1934

One of South Carolina’s first cancer clinics opens in Spartanburg


Upstate’s first surgical oncologist


South Carolina’s first board-certified medical oncologist


Emory B. Brock Radiation Oncology Treatment Center opens Opening of the first inpatient oncology unit


1990s 1993

Board of Trustees approves plan to build cancer center


First multidisciplinary conference held

2000s 1999

Gibbs Cancer Center opens Breast health program and prostate seed implant therapy (brachytherapy) begin

Selected as an original participant in the NCI Community Clinical Oncology Program


Inpatient Oncology and Hospice units open Radiation therapists begin clinical rotations in Radiation Oncology, the only program of its kind in South Carolina

Wake Forest University clinical affiliation, which preceded MD Anderson Chosen as a site for the largest-ever prostate cancer prevention study


Energy for Life oncology rehabilitation program opens

At Gibbs Cancer Center, the next generation is


Nearly eighty years after Dr. John Fleming opened one of South Carolina’s first cancer clinics in Spartanburg, we remain committed to his vision of communitycentered care. From staffing the Upstate’s first surgical and medical oncologists, to partnering with world-class institutions like the National Cancer Institute and MD Anderson Physician’s Network, to pioneering the use of multi-disciplinary treatment teams, our tradition is innovation, close to home. By building upon the vision of previous generations through leading-edge clinical research and the most advanced diagnostic, treatment and survivorship programs, Gibbs is developing next-generation treatments that will soon become the new standard of care. Our newest facility, set to open this spring in Greer, will truly be a cancer center for the next generation, where advances in personalized medicine will help us meet the specific needs of each patient. Our history shows us that the future is bright.

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2010s 2005

One of only six facilities in the nation to affiliate with MD Anderson Physicians Network in Houston


Selected as an NCI Community Cancer Centers Program site


Regional Hospice Home, the only hospital-based hospice facility in the Upstate, opens

Only South Carolina provider of TomoTherapy radiation therapy


Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health opens


Jimmy and Marsha Gibbs commit $4 million toward establishing two $7.5 million endowed chairs; Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System and Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System Foundation fund the balance Inpatient Oncology and Palliative Care collaborate


First robotic thoracic surgery in South Carolina performed by Christophe Nguyen, M.D. New mobile mammography unit


Palmetto Hematology Oncology receives Quality Oncology Practice Initiative (QOPI) certification Survivorship Clinic earns Association of Community Cancer Center’s Innovator Award


Gibbs Cancer Center and Bon Secours St. Francis affiliate


Gibbs Cancer Center at Pelham opens

Gibbs Cancer Center at Gaffney opens

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About TOWN

Each month, the Man About TOWN will share his Upstate rendezvous, which may or may not involve cocktails.

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t has become tradition to welcome each new year with a renewed enthusiasm toward one’s health. As the clock approaches midnight and with Champagne glass in hand, we promise to eat less, drink less, and treat our bodies with more care and attention than in the previous 12 months. Your Man About Town is no stranger to this phenomenon, so in an attempt to literally strip away the excesses of 2012, I scheduled an end-of-year full-body exfoliation and facial at River Falls Spa. I was welcomed to this discreet establishment, located just off of Main Street in downtown Greenville, by a woman named Susan who escorted me down a long hall toward the men’s lounge. The lighting was warm and delicate, and soft music flowed through the interiors as if Yanni himself might be lurking around each corner. After changing into a luxurious robe, I was introduced to Jessica who led me to the exfoliation room. The room was furnished with a cushioned table positioned under a Vichy shower, a horizontal array of shower heads that reminded me of an automated car wash. Jessica handed me a small pouch containing disposable briefs I was to put on when she left the room. After a few confusing moments trying to determine the front from the back, I slipped the briefs on to realize it made no difference. I was lying face up on the table when Jessica returned with the exfoliating scrub, a blend of oils, sea salt, sugar, and secret ingredients. Taking a cue from my wide eyes and red cheeks, Jessica kindly asked if I felt “exposed.” I told her I felt exposed when my second shirt button was undone, so in a word, YES. She produced a towel and throughout the treatment, including occasional repositioning, used it to keep my discreet areas covered with the deftness of a burlesque artist handling a feather fan. From the tops of my shoulders to the soles of my feet, 54 TOWN /

Jessica massaged the scrub into my flesh until I felt as if I’d been dragged across wet sand by a team of wild horses. With the Vichy shower now on, Jessica gently rubbed my body as the scrub and millions of dead skin cells washed over the edge of the table and down the drain. The rinse was a moment of pure metamorphosis. It was as if last year’s skin was literally sliding off to reveal new, revitalized flesh. After drying me off, Jessica moisturized my skin with lotion as I contemplated what item in my monthly budget I could forgo to replace with this treatment on regular basis. With new flesh from the neck down, it was time to attack the face. Jessica handed me off to facial expert Sharon who immediately asked if I wore sunscreen. After gently reprimanding me for my answer, Sharon proceeded to cleanse my face with a restorative scrub. A steam treatment was applied to open my TOWN Magazine pores and to allow the next procedure, a volcanic mask, to (Vol. 2, No. 12) is published monthly (12 times per year) by TOWN Greenville, penetrate deep into my skin. Once dry, Sharon removed the LLC, 148 River Street, Suite 120, Greenville, SC mask and began the extraction phase, a process of (864) removing 29601, 679-1200. TOWN Magazine is a free publication. blackheads too ghastly to commit to print. Moisturizer, withHowever, if you would like to have TOWN delivered to you each month, sunscreen, was then applied and I was finally, from head to toe, you may purchase an annual subscription (12 a new man. issues) for $45. For subscription information or find, please Back in the men’s lounge, I relaxed in thewhere steamto room and visit www.towncarolina. com. Postmaster: Send address changes to made resolutions for the coming year, including scheduling TOWN, 148 River Street, Suite 120, Greenville, periodic exfoliations, massages, and facials. ASClittle lighter and 29601. All rights reserved. Printed in the USA. a little pinker, I dressed and walked to the lobby where Susan greeted me with a strawberry and small piece of pineapple. The total for both services was less than a night’s stay in a luxury hotel and the benefits much more noticeable. As I climbed the stairs toward Main Street, the sun was setting and the air felt cool against my freshly scrubbed cheeks. With a spring in my step, I crossed the street toward the bar at Soby’s, where the last excesses of 2012 waited impatiently.

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Winston-Salem’s substance goes deeper than its tobacco lands / by M. Linda Lee

city with a dual personality, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, straddles old and new. Tobacco built the nineteenth-century city of Winston, but the area’s earliest history tells its tales in colonial Salem. Though Winston and Salem were officially consolidated back in 1913, to know this mid-sized city today, you must first dig into its Moravian roots. More than a century before R.J. Reynolds established his first tobacco factory in Winston in 1875, a congregation of Moravians claimed this land, bringing along their German language. Protestants who came to America from Eastern Europe to escape religious persecution, the Moravians sent a band of 15 unmarried men down the Great Wagon Road from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Their destination? A 100,000-acre tract of wilderness in the North Carolina Piedmont. The year was 1753. The tract was called Wachau, after the Austrian estate of the sect’s leader, Count Zinzendorf. Translating as “meadow along the Wach” (a stream in Austria’s Wachau Valley), the name Wachau was later changed to Wachovia. The pilgrims cut a road for several miles to reach an abandoned cabin, and celebrated their safe arrival with a lovefeast, a Moravian religious service held to give thanks and celebrate special occasions. Instead of traditional music, the howling of wolves provided the soundtrack for their first ritual in Bethabara, or “House of Passage.” This would be their temporary home in North Carolina, until they could construct the permanent town they would christen Salem, meaning “peace.” On the fertile meadows at Bethabara, the settlers planted crops and erected basic structures, several of which still stand at Bethabara Park. As the settlement grew, eventually the Moravians set their sights on Salem, where they felled the first tree in 1766. They then began work on a permanent community. In the spring of 1772, 120 people moved from Bethabara to Salem. In its heyday, Salem reigned as the commercial center of the Carolina backcountry. From the visitor center, a walk across the covered bridge into Old Salem JANUARY 2013 / 57


Ways is a trip back in time. Imagine yourself in the late 1700s, as you stroll the brick and cobblestone sidewalks of Main Street, and chat with periodcostumed interpreters in the tidy brick and halftimbered colonial structures. Among the ten historic buildings open to the public in the 100-acre Old Salem Historic District, you can watch tradesmen forge arms at the Vogler Gunsmith Shop, visit a nineteenth-century apothecary at the Vierling House, and chat with the innkeeper at the 1784 Salem Tavern, the town’s first all-brick building. Next door, the Tavern in Old Salem serves lunch and dinner in the 1816 boarding-house annex of the original tavern. The columned buildings of Salem College, the oldest continuously operating women’s college in the United States, form the backdrop for the grassy town square. Next door to the college, Home Moravian Church established its congregation in 1771. On the Main Street side of the square, the Single Brothers House served as a boarding house for young, single men. Walk through to see the 1798 Tannenberg organ in the saal (meeting room) and visit the trade shops where the Brothers learned to be carpenters, potters, tinsmiths, and tailors. As the first Moravian home built in Old Salem (1771), the yellow clapboard Miksch House stands out for its ample garden. Crops grown here are some that the early Moravian families would have raised. Inside the house, interpreters explain how the garden was used as a source of food and medical remedies. The intoxicating aroma of bread baking lures you into tiny C. Winkler Bakery. A variety of breads, lovefeast buns, and Moravian sugar cakes (a yeast cake pockmarked with brown sugar and cinnamon) come fresh out of the bakery’s 200-year-old, wood-fired oven each day. Impossibly thin Moravian spice cookies are sold here, too, though these are no longer made on-site. From the lower part of Main Street, detour a block to the brick St. Philips Church, the state’s oldest standing African-American house of worship. The reconstructed log church next to it sits on the site of Salem’s first church for African-Americans, built in 1823. Follow Main Street north to downtown, where the 22-story Reynolds Building crowns the cityscape. If this building looks familiar, it is. Designed by the New York firm of Shreve & Lamb in 1929 as the headquarters of the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, this Art Deco skyscraper was the prototype for its larger sibling, the Empire State Building in New York City. Aside from the empire that tobacco grew, Winston-Salem takes pride in its lively arts scene, and especially in the fact that the city boasts the first arts council in the country. Cruise along Trade Street between 5th and 7th streets to explore the galleries and studios in the Downtown Arts District. The neighborhood’s First Friday Gallery Hops (7pm–10pm) are free and open to the public. Another significant piece of the city’s history unfolds northwest of downtown at Reynolda House. This was the country estate of tobacco king Richard Joshua Reynolds and his wife, Katharine. Architecturally classified as a bungalow, owing to its low shed roof, dormer windows, and squat front columns, the 1917 manor shows off the Reynolds’ idea of an understated country house—albeit one that incorporates a cantilevered gallery in the reception hall with iron balustrades hand-forged by Philadelphia ironmaster Samuel Yellin. Now an art museum, the house contains not only family and period furnishings, but the art collection begun by R.J. and Katherine’s granddaughter, Barbara, an art historian. The fine paintings and sculptures she collected constitute the core of works by American artists such as Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, George Inness, and Gilbert Stuart that now adorn Reynolda’s rooms. Down the hill, Reynolda Village once held the support services for the estate: dairy barns, cattle shed, school, post office, smokehouse, blacksmith shop, carriage house, and heating plants. Today these white concrete buildings knit together a fetching commercial complex. Historic structures house offices, shops, galleries, and restaurants, including the Village Tavern, a delectable spot for lunch. History may be only one of the many facets of Winston-Salem, but any visit here reveals a city whose past and present are inextricably entwined.

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Past Life : The Vierling House was built in 1802, at the time the largest private residence in Salem; T. Bagge still stands as a mercantile shop; spicy Moravian cookies; RJ Reynolds’ study at Reynolda House; period artisans welcome visitors



6th & Vine With an eclectic late-night menu, nearly 50 wines by the glass, and a DJ dance party on Thursday nights, this funky eatery in the Downtown Arts District appeals to a young crowd. 209 W 6th St. (336) 725-5577, The Tavern in Old Salem Savor traditional Moravian chicken pie and Brunswick stew as well as more contemporary fare in a cozy Colonial ambience. Guinness stout adds a new dimension to the incredibly moist gingerbread. 736 S Main St. (336) 722-1227, DRINK Foothills Brewing Stop by Winston-Salem’s only microbrewery to sample one of the 15 craftbrewed pilsners, porters, and IPAs on tap. 638 W Fourth St. (336) 7773348, STAY Brookstown Inn Comfortable rooms in this 1837 cotton mill spell old-world charm with exposed brick walls and high-beamed, wood ceilings—all within walking distance of Old Salem. 200 Brookstown Ave. (336) 725-1120, The Shaffner House Former home of Henry Fries Shaffner, founder of the Wachovia Loan and Trust Company, the Shaffner House B&B offers nine individually decorated guest chambers. 150 S Marshall St. (336) 777-0052, SHOP Reynolda Village Nekkid David home furnishings, K-9 Doggie Bakery, and Casanova’s Confections are just a sampling of the 24 shops here. 2201 Reynolda Rd. T. Bagge Merchant The moniker of this gift shop in Old Salem is no pun. The original owner of the Moravian community store was named Traugott Bagge. 626 S Main St. (336) 721-7300,

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Ford Driven Author Larry Williams offers a glimpse into Clemson’s record-breaking charge under Coach Danny Ford

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/ Excerpt from The Danny Ford Years at Clemson: Romping and Stomping, by Larry Williams

Danny Boy: Danny Ford was a young assistant coach who was promoted after Charley Pell left for the University of Florida. Ford led the Tigers to victory in the 1981 national championship game and to a golden age in Clemson football.

he winter and spring of 1980 were eventful for Danny Ford as he tried to sustain the success of the three previous seasons. Ford and his staff spent much of winter and spring practice distracted by the exhilarating but exhausting drama of the Herschel Walker sweepstakes. Walker, a powerful, freakish high school running back from Wrightsville, Georgia, was regarded as the top recruit in the country. Georgia, which finished 6–5 the year before, desperately needed Walker after losing Peach State backs George Rogers (to South Carolina) and James Brooks (to Auburn) in previous years. Walker signed with the Bulldogs. The Tigers’ offense did not have a senior on its two-deep to start the 1980 season. Ford told reporters over the summer that there wasn’t much depth anywhere on the squad, and he fretted about the youth and experience on the offensive line. Clemson beat Rice 19–3 in the opener, but it was not pretty. The Tigers fumbled six times and lost four of them. Herman Helms of The State wrote: “Both teams made enough mistakes in the curtain-raiser to keep their coaches sleepless for months.” Ford lamented, “missed assignments, missed tackles, dropped passes and a whole mess of other stuff,” but he was confident his team would play much better the next week at Georgia. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 9 after wins over Tennessee and Texas A&M, and it didn’t take Walker long to make a splash. He’d already rushed for five touchdowns and 229 yards, and he supplied some crucial running in the come-from-behind victory over the Volunteers in Knoxville. At halftime, Clemson’s players and coaches walked into the Sanford Stadium locker room trying to figure out how they were down 14–10. They had a 16–0 first-down advantage, held the ball for more than 25 minutes, and limited Georgia to just 10 offensive plays. Scott Woerner saw to it that none of those numbers mattered. Less than two minutes into the game, the Bulldogs’ defensive back returned a punt 67 yards for a touchdown. Later in the first quarter, Clemson drove deep into Georgia territory and was threatening to score when sophomore quarterback Homer Jordan threw for Perry Tuttle in the end zone. Woerner intercepted the pass and took it 98 yards the other way to set up a touchdown that put the Tigers down 14–0. Clemson missed out on two touchdown opportunities in the final seven minutes of the game. Tuttle dropped a pass in the end zone, leading to a field goal that trimmed the margin to 20–16. With two minutes left, the Tigers’ final chance evaporated when Jeff Hipp intercepted a tipped pass by Gasque at Georgia’s 1-yard line. The Tigers won their next three games but had to sweat out each of them—17–10 over Western Carolina, 13–10 over Virginia Tech, and 27–24 at Virginia. At this point in the season, Ford’s team was dealing with an assortment of injuries. Ford had other frustrations. He was incensed when the Orange and White—an independent Clemson newsletter not affiliated with the athletics department—published a lengthy article reporting at least 10 players had left the team. Ford also wasn’t happy with Georgia radio play-by-play man Larry Munson. At a Greenville Touchdown Club function, Munson told the crowd he wanted to thank South Carolina for turning Clemson in to the NCAA for the Tigers’ illegal recruiting “of that back from south Georgia,” presumably Herschel Walker. JANUARY 2013 / 61


Call Out: Ford came under intense criticism during his 1980 season. However, the coach put an end to speculation about his future at Clemson by upsetting the 14th-ranked Gamecocks in their annual rivalry game.

Ford was optimistic about the season as the Duke game approached, believing his 4–1 team was on the verge of putting everything together. Instead, 60,000 stunned fans at Death Valley witnessed an unraveling that completely changed the tenor of the season and left people wondering why Clemson promoted a young offensive line coach to run the program. Clemson squandered a 17–13 halftime lead and lost 34–17 as a Blue Devils offense, coordinated by Steve Spurrier and quarterbacked by Ben Bennett, sliced through Clemson’s defense. “The best team won the game,” Ford said afterward. “We’ve been living on borrowed time for a while now—and it ran out today.” A shortage of offensive line recruits several years earlier was catching up to the Tigers in 1980, and the lack of seniors didn’t 62 TOWN /

help either. The starting 22 featured just four of them. Letters from angry fans began to hit McLellan’s desk. To some people, a bright young coach was quickly turning into an inexperienced coach who was hopelessly in over his head. The next week, Clemson went to NC State and lost 24–20 after fumbling five times (losing three) and throwing two interceptions. The Tigers out-rushed the Wolfpack 180–147, ran 85 plays to State’s 50, and had a 19–8 advantage in first downs. The next week in Winston-Salem, Clemson managed to squander almost all of a 35–7 lead to Wake Forest in the final 13 minutes after Ford sent in the third string. After reeling off 26 straight points, the Demon Deacons recovered their second onside kick in less than a minute and had a chance to send Clemson to one of the worst defeats in its history. An interception by Terry Kinard preserved a 35–33 victory. Ford took the blame for inserting the reserves too early against Wake Forest. That didn’t stop the letters to McLellan. From Jones Bolt, Class of 1942: I am not prone to write letters of criticism but this time I just cannot hold back. How in the world Danny Ford could have been so dumb to blow a 35–7 lead in the fourth quarter against Wake Forest is incredible. And it was Ford and no one else for not pulling the young and relatively inexperienced players as soon as Wake Forest got 14 points … To leave them in there as long as he did was the most flagrant ineptness of a football coach I have seen in along [sic] time. North Carolina visited Death Valley a week later and went up big before Clemson trimmed an 18-point deficit to five. The Tigers had

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a first-and-goal from the Tar Heels’ 1 with less than a minute left but couldn’t cash in and lost. A week later at Maryland, a Peach Bowl representative was present and ready to offer a bid to Clemson if the Tigers won. But then the game started and Clemson suffered a 34–7 lashing, leaving the Tigers needing to beat South Carolina in their regular-season finale to avoid their first losing season since 1976. The rumors about Ford’s job security intensified as Ford and his staff prepared for a game almost everyone thought they’d lose. The Gamecocks rolled into Death Valley as an eight-point favorite, and some of Clemson’s assistants believed they’d be fired if the Tigers lost. The night before the game, Ford blasted the rumors about his resignation when a reporter from The Greenville News called. At the team hotel in Anderson on Saturday morning, Ford interrupted the team breakfast by standing up and telling his players he had something to say. Some players thought he was about to break the news that he was leaving Clemson. Ford pulled out a pair of orange pants and said that’s what they’d wear against the Gamecocks. The room erupted. The plan, concocted weeks earlier by equipment manager Len Gough, ended up working when Clemson pulled off a 27–6 upset of the No. 14 Gamecocks by pulling away in the second half. After a brief celebration with his players, Ford was incensed as he walked into his postgame press conference under the west end zone stands. He opened by saying he was going to hold a press conference at 4:30 to announce his resignation. And then, after a few seconds of suspenseful silence: “If any of you believe that, you can stick it.” On his Sunday coach’s show with Jim Phillips, Ford was still seething when the tapes began rolling. “I don’t think we made an excuse the whole year, because we don’t really believe in excuses. And we’ve got a bunch of them if we need them. … But we don’t need excuses, and we’ve got a lot of things going on good at Clemson. First of all, one of our coaches left last night to go recruiting. And there ain’t nobody else in the country that left on a Saturday night to go recruiting, but he’s out recruiting. Ford’s last words on the show: “I’ll be here next year, Jim. You can bet on that.”

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BJU Celebrates

years in Greenville

Now in its 65th year in Greenville, Bob Jones University began in 1927 as Bob Jones College in College Point, Fla. Evangelist Bob Jones Sr. established the college to be a thoroughly Christian school that would be distinguished by its academic excellence, refined standards of behavior and opportunities to appreciate the arts, and at the same time, would be a place where Christ would be the center of all thought and conduct.

Beginning with 88 students, the college early on emphasized its daily chapel service. Students pursued degrees in Bible, music and speech, and participated in activities such as literary societies, sports, weekly Vespers and the Classic Players. Although the college survived the initial years of the Great Depression, a lack of funds eventually forced a move in 1933 to Cleveland, Tenn., a location more accessible to financially strapped students. In Tennessee, the college began both its intramural sports program and a series of cultural programs that brought recognized musical and dramatic artists to perform on the campus. The college also established a work scholarship program to help students pay for their education expenses. Enrollment continued to increase, and after World War II the GI Bill helped double the size of the student body, requiring another relocation to allow for expansion of the facilities. In 1946 construction of the 210-acre Greenville campus began and the first students arrived here Oct. 1 the following year. At the same time, with the addition of six academic colleges, Bob Jones College became Bob Jones University and the Board of Trustees elected Dr. Bob Jones Jr. to be president of Bob Jones University. Just as his father had done, Dr. Bob Jones Jr. upheld the University’s foundation on the Scriptures while emphasizing the fine arts. In its first year in Greenville, BJU had more than 2,500 students. The University continued to add to the original 18 buildings as time and money allowed. The move to Greenville provided both the space and finances for BJU to start its own radio station, WMUU, and a Christian films department, Unusual Films. The Museum & Gallery, recognized as the largest collection of religious art in the Western Hemisphere, was established in 1951. In 1964 Bob Jones Jr. became chairman of the Board of Trustees and Dr. Bob Jones III was elected as BJU’s vice president. Four years later, the campus was saddened on Jan. 16, 1968, when the Lord called the University founder, Dr. Bob Jones Sr., to meet his Savior after a lifetime of faithful service.

BJU was virtually “in the country” when it opened the Greenville campus in October 1947.

Rodeheaver Auditorium is today, as it was in 1949, a major multipurpose building.

Original radio station WMUU was located where the entrance to Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium now stands.

In the 1980s, the University continued to expand its ministries both locally and worldwide. Its outreach was seen in BJU’s support of church planting ministries in the creation of the WORLD Fund to provide financial assistance to international students who planned to return to minister in their home countries and in the student summer mission teams sent around the world to assist pastors and missionaries. In the mid-1990s, BJU launched BJ LINC and BJ HomeSat satellite programs, which benefited thousands of students from homeschool families and Christian schools every day. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Bob Jones Jr. went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 12, 1997. In remembrance of his zeal for preaching the Word, the Bob Jones Jr. Memorial Seminary and Evangelism Center was built in his honor. With the assistance of BJU faculty and staff, the Museum & Gallery launched the first Living Gallery on April 9, 1998. Still a highlight of each Easter season, this unique production presents the Gospel through music, drama, and live works of art and draws guests from across the southeast.

The Howell Memorial Science building was completed in 1960.

Major improvements after the turn of the This fall, after an absence of 79 years, BJU century include the construction of the Davis reinstated intercollegiate athletics, competing Field House, a new fountain on front campus, as a Division I school in the National facelifts to Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium Christian College Athletics Association and Rodeheaver Auditorium and a (NCCAA). In redesign of the main entrance on their inaugural Wade Hampton Boulevard. In 2004, year, the BJU the University began the process of Bruins women’s becoming an accredited member of the soccer team Transnational Association of Christian ended the Colleges and Schools and achieved full season with a accreditation during the tenure of Dr. 7-10 record and Stephen Jones, installed as the fourththe men with a generation president in 2005. At that 10-4-1 record. time, Dr. Bob Jones III assumed the role Both earned Dr. Stephen Jones, great of Chancellor and continues to chair the spots in the grandson of the founder, Board of Trustees. NCCAA Division became president in 2005. I playoffs. The What was once a college of 88 students basketball and three majors is now a University season is underway, and the teams—like the with 3,300 students—from 50 states and soccer teams—are enjoying excellent alumni 40 countries—and approximately 60 and community support. undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs. BJU has long had a reputation In the area of spiritual training, BJU for rigorous academics. Medical school continues to maintain a strong chapel acceptance rates average greater than 80% platform where students are taught how to versus the national average of 49%. BJU view life’s issues and how to make Christian nursing graduates have maintained a NCLEXliving decisions from a biblical perspective. RN pass rate of over 97% since 2007, with a All students take a Bible course each semester. 100% pass rate in 2011. May 2012 graduating In the residence halls, structured programs engineering majors achieved a 100% pass rate help students grow spiritually and develop on the National Engineering Exam. leadership skills. Approximately half of the residence hall students participate regularly Student organizations include numerous in outreach ministries and community choirs and instrumental groups, a campus projects in the Greenville area or neighboring newspaper and radio and television stations, states. academic-related forums, a community relations council, a student body council, Going forward, Bob Jones University remains and intramural athletics. Each year, BJU committed to its mission of developing produces at least one Shakespearean play Christlike character in its students and and an opera. These to sustaining its reputation for academic and other fine arts excellence, evangelist emphasis, spiritual productions represent growth and service opportunities for its a tradition that defines students, and the outstanding performance BJU among Christian track record of its graduates. colleges, and all are open to the community.

Cuppa Jones coffee shop opened in the fall of 2007 between the library and the seminary building.

BJU’s return to intercollegiate sports has electrified student and alumni fans alike.

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BJU continued to develop under Dr. Jones Jr.’s leadership. In 1971, Dr. Bob Jones Jr. became the university chancellor, and Dr. Bob Jones III assumed the responsibilities of president. Under his direction, BJU Press was founded to provide educational materials with an integrated Christian philosophy for both pre-college schools and homeschooling families. New buildings continued to be added to the campus, and in the early 1970s, BJU built the 7000seat Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium in memory of Dr. Jones Sr.


Special thanks to Hannah Woodard for photo research on this article. Photographs from the South Carolina Room; collection of the Greenville Library System

(clockwise from topleft) Students hanging flag, 1960; football player, 1947; students circa 1939

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HA L L S OF F A ME As Greenville High School turns the corner on 125 years, it continues an extraordinary tradition of graduating world leaders in athletics, business, politics, science, and the arts. We highlight four graduates as examples of the remarkable hundreds that have roamed its downtown campus. BY STEVEN TINGLE

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fact The students of Greenville High School’s current freshman class will reach retirement age in the year 2063. None of us has the slightest clue what the world will look like 50 years from now. In 1963, the future held the promise of flying cars, robotic housekeepers, and shorter work hours; 50 years later we are still waiting. But who back then could have foreseen today’s smart phones or genetic sequencing or cloud computing technology? In a world that seems to be changing exponentially in terms of technology and science, it is an extraordinary responsibility to be charged with educating today’s children. For 125 years, Greenville High School has been preparing students for the excitement and uncertainty of tomorrow, and one look at the school’s “Wall of Fame” is proof of its success. Proudly displayed in the school’s lobby, the “Wall of Fame” showcases alumni who have shaped the worlds of science, the arts, business, athletics, and government—former students such as Charles Townes, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1964 for his invention of laser technology, and Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. the coinventor of the first arcade game to use a cathode ray tube and a Life Fellow of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers. From stage and screen, there is Joanne Woodward, Academy Award–winning actress,

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voted “Best Looking” her senior year. And consider world-renowned pianist Emile Pandolfi, who performed at the 1984 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony. From business, there is Herman Lay, founder of Lay’s Potato Chips and former chairman of PepsiCo. From sports, Richard Allen Dietz (1960 graduate) who played with the San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers, and Atlanta Braves. From politics, there is former South Carolina governor and United States secretary of education Dick Riley, as well as Nick Theodore, who served as South Carolina’s lieutenant governor from 1987 to 1995. And what about Charles Fernley Fawcett, professional wrestler, resistance worker, actor, soldier, and co-founder of the International Medical Corps. Fawcett was the recipient of both the French Croix de Guerre and the American Eisenhower medals. Greenville High is rich in history and reputation. Over the years, the school has been modified and remodeled, evolving to fit the growing needs of the community, its downtown building standing tall since 1938. What professional athletes or movie stars or science or business leaders are currently roaming its halls, forming ideas that will shape tomorrow? What legacy will they leave? If its “Wall of Fame” is any indication, history is in the making.


Photographs from the South Carolina Room; collection of the Greenville Library System

(clockwise) Greenville High School’s Nautilus yearbook staff, date unknown; students gathered around one of the campus’s beloved trees, 1960; the new downtown building, circa 1938

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n 1951, physicist Charles Townes was sitting on a park bench in Washington, D.C., frantically writing on the back of an envelope. It was a “eureka” moment— his synapses had finally fired in just the right way to lift the fog and reveal a direction. For years Dr. Townes had been studying and working with electromagnetic waves, and while taking a break on a park bench, it had finally come to him—the equation for the MASER.

Charles Townes was born in Greenville on July 28, 1915. He graduated from Greenville High at the age of 15 and attended Furman University, where he earned degrees in both physics and modern languages. Fascinated by what he called the “beautifully logical structure” of physics, Townes went on to earn a master of arts degree in physics from Duke University in 1936, and a Ph.D. in 1939 from the California Institute of Technology.

During the Second World War, Townes worked on the technical staff at Bell Telephone Laboratories developing radar-bombing systems. This led to an interest in microwave technology, which Townes felt had powerful potential in the study and control of electromagnetic waves. Townes’s research continued at Columbia University, where he joined the faculty as an associate professor of physics in 1948. It was during his time at Columbia that Townes first conceived of the idea of the “maser,” a device that produces coherent electromagnetic



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Student portrait of Charles Townes, 1931

waves through stimulated emission, which was based on a principle proposed by Albert Einstein in 1917. For his research and development of MASER technology, Dr. Townes was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 1964, an honor he shared with Nicolay Gennadiyevich Basov and Aleksandr Mikhailovich Prokhorov, who had worked independently in Russia. In the subsequent years, Townes continued his research, serving as provost and professor of physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and later as university professor at the University of California. In 2005, Townes was awarded the Templeton Prize for his decades-long work advocating for the convergence of science and religion. Townes is the only figure other than Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama to win both a Templeton Prize and a Nobel Prize. Townes’s “eureka” moment for how the maser could actually work is depicted in a bronze statue near Falls Park in Greenville. The statue honoring Dr. Townes was unveiled in the spring of 2006 at a ceremony attended by Townes, his wife Francis, and more than 200 family and friends.

Photograph from the South Carolina Room; collection of the Greenville Library System

Townes is the only figure other than Mother Teresa and the Dalai Lama to win both a Templeton Prize and a Nobel Prize.


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Herman W. Lay’s concessions legacy began as a boy on a ballfield

n 1919, an eleven-year-old boy with a penchant for sales set up a makeshift soda stand in the front yard of his parents’ home. The fact the home was located across the street from the baseball field was good fortune, and the fact the kid was undercutting the field’s concession stand prices was good business. The town was Greenville; the boy was Herman Lay; and the sodas were Pepsi, a brand this young boy would encounter on a much grander scale in the future.

Herman Lay was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1909 to Jesse N. and Bertha Erman Parr Lay. His father sold farm machinery, and Lay often credited his father’s gentle style of selling for his own success. After relocating to Greenville, Lay opened up his soda stand, which was so successful he opened a bank account, bought a bicycle, and hired neighborhood kids

to operate the stand. When the ballpark moved locations, Lay decided to tag along, becoming one of the park’s top concession salesmen. His interests not limited to sodas and peanuts, he dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. While at Greenville High, Lay excelled at sports including baseball, basketball and track, earning him an athletic scholarship to Furman University. But the halls of academia couldn’t contain Lay’s entrepreneurial spirit, and after only two years of college, he dropped out to pursue his dreams. By 1932, Lay had moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he worked as a distributor for the Barrett Potato Chip Company, which was headquartered in Atlanta. It was far from Lay’s dream job, as he felt there was no future in potato chips. But the Great Depression was in full swing and jobs were scarce, so Lay soldiered on. Lay’s territory included northern Tennessee and southern Kentucky, and much of it he traversed in a Model-T Ford full of potato chips, which he’d sell to roadside stands, grocery stores, and filling stations. By 1936, Lay’s one-man distributorship had become a booming business with an expanded territory and 25 employees, and in 1938 he was offered the opportunity to purchase the Barrett Company’s Atlanta and Memphis plants. He raised the money

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The halls of academia couldn’t contain Lay’s entrepreneurial spirit, and after only two years of college, Lay dropped out to pursue his dreams. through investors and a bank loan, and in 1939 moved to Atlanta to open the H.W. Lay Company. Over the next 20 years the company expanded with new plants and distribution centers, becoming the largest snack food company in the country. In 1961, the Lay company merged with a Dallas-based snack food company famous for its fried corn snacks. Lay moved with his family to Dallas and became the CEO of Frito-Lay. Looking for opportunities to grow the company globally, Lay found a perfect partner in Pepsi-Cola, a company that in the mid-’60s employed more than 5,000, with operations in 100 countries. Frito-Lay and Pepsi-Cola merged in 1965 to create PepsiCo, Inc., with Herman Lay appointed chairman of the board. Lay kept this title until 1971 when he became chairman of the executive committee. He held this post until his retirement from PepsiCo in 1980, 60 years after selling the same soda out of a little stand in his front yard in Greenville. Herman Lay died in 1982 and was inducted into the South Carolina Business Hall of Fame in 2002.

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n December of 1939, the city of Atlanta, Georgia, seemed the center of the universe as it hosted the grand premiere of Gone With the Wind. Fans gathered impatiently around the Lowes Grand Theatre as a parade of limousines made its way down Peachtree Street, carrying stars such as Clark Gable and Vivian Leigh, who was attending the premiere with her partner and future husband Laurence Olivier. In a moment of unbridled enthusiasm, a nine-year-old fan rushed through the crowd and hopped on Olivier’s lap. Coincidentally, 38 years later, that same fan became Olivier’s co-star in a production of Come Back, Little Sheba— although now she was known as Academy Award–winning actress Joanne Woodward.

Joanne Woodward was born in 1930 in Thomasville, Georgia, to Elinor and Wade Woodward. When Woodward was 2, the family moved to Marietta, Georgia, and eventually on to Greenville. While at Greenville High, Woodward was active in the school’s

Woodward moved to New York City to study with Sanford Meisner. His first piece of advice to Woodward was to lose the “Southern drawl.”



Senior portrait of Joanne Woodward, 1947

won her Best Actress Oscar for The Three Faces of Eve. Over the years, Woodward has appeared in such classics as Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams, The Glass Menagerie, Rachel, Rachel, and Mr. and Mrs. Bridge, for which she earned her fourth Academy Award nomination. In recent years she has focused her attention to The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a charity serving children and their families coping with cancer. Woodward and Newman remained married for 50 years until Newman’s death from cancer in September of 2008. The love affair of Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman is one of the most enduring and respected in the world of film. Newman once attributed their longevity to the “correct amounts of lust and respect,” while Woodward said of Newman, “Sexiness wears thin after a while and beauty fades, but to be married to a man who makes you laugh every day, ah, now that’s a real treat.”

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drama department and also in the Greenville Little Theatre, where she appeared as Laura Wingfield in Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie. A natural beauty, Woodward was named a “Sweetheart of ’47” and voted “Best Looking” during her senior year at Greenville High. After graduation, Woodward attended Louisiana State University, where she majored in drama, and then moved to New York City to study with Sanford Meisner, one of the most influential acting teachers of the twentieth century. His first piece of advice to Woodward was to lose the “Southern drawl.” While in New York, Woodward worked in various theatre and television productions, and in 1953 her agent introduced her to an unknown actor named Paul Newman. The two reconnected four years later on the set of The Long Hot Summer, a Southern-fried melodrama cobbled together from various William Faulkner stories. Woodward and Newman quickly became a couple and were married in Las Vegas the following year, not long after Woodward


Teacher Emile Pandolfi’s talents extend beyond the keys


mile Pandolfi took up the piano at the age of five and has never looked back. Born in New York, Pandolfi moved to Greenville as a child in 1956 and graduated from Greenville High. After high school he studied music at Furman University, then Baylor, and finally Texas Tech, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in music.

Despite studying classical music, Pandfolfi’s search for humor and flexibility in his performances led him to popular music, specifically show tunes, which in his words “contain meaningful lyrics and lend themselves to interesting arrangement.” After college, Pandolfi spent two years playing piano in the pubs and restaurants of Sussex, England, then, following the same star that has beckoned so many musicians, to Los Angeles and the Sunset Strip, where he became one of the house pianists at the Comedy Store. It was during this time that Pandolfi rubbed shoulders with comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, David Letterman, and Robin Williams, studying their performances and learning the art of comedic timing and improvisation. But it was serious business when he was asked to be one of four pianists to record Rhapsody in Blue for the 1984 Summer Olympics’ opening ceremony and to perform live at the event along with 83 other pianists. In the late ’80s, Pandolfi moved back home to Greenville and began work on his debut album By Request, which was released in 1991 and has sold more than 600,000 copies. To date, Pandolfi has recorded more than 30 albums with combined sales of $3 million. On Christmas Day 2011, Pandolfi’s Greenville residence caught fire and burned to the ground. Pandolfi was not home at the time of the fire, but family members who were escaped by breaking an upstairs window, climbing onto the roof and descending to ground using a neighbor’s ladder. The fire destroyed the home and everything in it, including two family

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Despite studying classical music, Pandfolfi’s search for humor and flexibility in his performances led him to popular music. pets. Greenville’s charitable spirit kicked into gear almost immediately, as the community donated clothing, food, and temporary housing. Pandolfi was so moved by the outpouring of generosity, he wrote a heartfelt letter to the firefighters, Red Cross, and community thanking them for their work and support. In May of 2012, the Peace Center held a benefit concert for the Pandolfi family, Pandolfi and Friends: A House Is Not a Home. Despite the loss, Pandolfi has said the house and its contents “were only things,” and he has not let the event stop his love of music or desire to perform. He continues to play shows and write music and, according to legions of fans, is one of the modern masters of the piano. Virginia Uldrick, Emile’s high school music teacher and the founder of the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities once noted, “He can do anything. He’s the master of the keyboard.”

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Bright. Ambitious. Brave. These three women, all with Spartanburg ties, were thoroughly modern in their audacity and actions, each contributing in vital ways to their communities, the state, and ultimately the country. By Melissa Walker, Jeffrey Willis, & Steve Wong

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Honor Code

Mary Honor Farrow Wright championed African-American education By Melissa Walker


n the middle of the Civil War, an enslaved woman named Adeline Farrow gave birth to a baby girl, Mary Honor. In 1862, Adeline and her husband Lott could never have imagined that their baby daughter would grow up to be one of the most respected educators in Spartanburg, a community nestled in the heart of the segregated South. Mary was only three-years-old when the war ended, bringing freedom to the slaves. Throughout the conflict-filled years of Reconstruction, a period marked by racial violence in Spartanburg County, the Farrows focused on providing their children with the education that would allow them to build stable lives as free people. Young Mary attended a school run by Northerners who came to Spartanburg after the war to teach AfricanAmerican children. In later years, Mary tried to dispel any belief that her former teachers were stereotypical Yankee carpetbaggers who came south to make a profit and move on; she characterized her teachers as people whose “aim was to give the South something rather than to take away.” Mary herself focused on giving to the South, particularly to the region’s African Americans. She studied at Asheville Normal School and at Scotia Seminary in North Carolina before finally earning her degree at Claflin College, a historically black college in Orangeburg. Returning to her hometown, Mary Farrow taught black children. Her first schoolhouse was a brush arbor in Inman. Later, her classrooms were located in mill villages and churches. At 22, Mary Farrow married house painter William Wright. The couple settled near Mary’s

parents in Southside, a vibrant African-American neighborhood in Spartanburg. Here, Mary gave birth to ten children, eight of whom survived infancy. She juggled child-rearing with teaching local children. In 1904, she found yet a new location for a classroom when she organized a school for black children in her living room. The school that Mary started eventually became the Carrier Street School, part of Spartanburg’s segregated public school system. Mary Farrow Wright was tireless in her efforts to uplift the entire black community in Spartanburg. During World War I, she organized an American Red Cross First Aid School for African Americans. Wright founded a Home for Aged Negro Women and organized a Charity Christmas Tree program (an early version of Angel Trees) that provided holiday gifts for disadvantaged black children. She was active in local African-American women’s organizations and in her church, Silver Hill United Methodist. Wright was held in high esteem by blacks and whites alike. In fact, in 1937, at a time when it was rare for a black woman to receive newspaper coverage for any reason except for committing a crime, the Spartanburg Herald published a frontpage tribute to her, headlined “Negro Teacher Has Won Respect of County.” In 1943, at the age of 81, Mary Farrow Wright finally retired from teaching to great acclaim from local residents of both races. After her death on August 25, 1946, Carrier Street School was renamed the Mary Wright Elementary School in honor of the woman who had given her life to educating local African-American children. The school still bears her name, a reminder of the legacy of a woman who was ahead of her time.

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Southern Accents Julia Mood Peterkin penned controversial and candid novels on the culture of African Americans in the South

By Jeffrey Willis


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he did not write as a Southern lady should—and yet that is exactly what Julia Mood Peterkin, a quintessential Southern lady, did. Born in Laurens County in 1880, the daughter of a physician, Julia Mood graduated from Converse College. During the years that she attended Converse, there was a strong effort to develop the literary skills of the students. A few years after graduating, she married William G. Peterkin, the owner of a cotton plantation near St. Matthews, South Carolina. Now living in rural isolation, Julia Peterkin’s daily contact was with the 450 Negroes who lived and worked on Lang Syne Plantation. Assuming much of the responsibility for managing the plantation, she became intimately familiar with the lives of the workers, their customs, their traditions, their superstitions, and their language. She observed that the workers retained much of the culture derived from their African heritage. Having shown no inclination toward writing since leaving Converse College, Julia Peterkin at the age of 40, took a correspondence course in magazine writing and became driven to write about the world in which she lived. Twenty years of intimate existence among the plantation Negroes had taught her to perceive in them qualities of courage, generosity, and heroism that had escaped the notice of other writers of Negro life. She excelled in recording what went on around her. After publishing stories in several literary magazines, she produced her first full-length work, Green Thursday in 1924. There followed Black April (1927), Scarlet Sister Mary (1928), for which she won the Pulitizer Prize for literature, Bright

Skin (1932), and Roll, Jordan, Roll (1933). Her work gained international fame. Then, after this brief, tenyear writing career, she stopped writing. Her novels were quickly forgotten until the 1970s and 1980s, when there was a revival of interest in Southern women writers. In her writings, she treated the Negro as a human being, possessing both dignity and faults. In doing so, she was a pioneer. She broke with the manner in which previous authors had portrayed the Negro. By presenting them in a realistic way and free of stereotypes, she was being quite daring. Her writings shocked many because of their frank treatment of the sexual mores of her subjects. She was brilliant at characterization. She also had an ear for languages and developed a written form of Gullah that accurately captured the true essence of the dialect. She told her story in beautiful prose and with originality. Why, after so brief a career, did Peterkin stop writing? One can never know with certainty. Perhaps she had released the rage, stored within her, over the previous treatment of the Negro image. Perhaps she simply had said what she had to say, had told the story of her world, and was satisfied that she had portrayed the plantation Negro in a realistic manner. Whatever her reasons for stopping, during her brief writing career, she made a significant contribution to the preservation of a culture, a knowledge of which would otherwise have died out—the culture of plantation life in South Carolina and of those who labored on the land. She died in 1961, and remains the only South Carolinian to have won the Pulitzer Prize for literature.

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Medicine Woman Dr. Hilla Sheriff turned the tides of healthcare in Spartanburg and beyond


By Steve Wong In her extensive efforts to save the lives of babies (Spartanburg had one of the worse death rates in the nation) and their mothers, Dr. Sheriff, now as the director of the Spartanburg County Health Department (circa 1933) campaigned to raise the status and skills of midwives. Knowing that change can sometimes come slowly, especially when faced with ignorance and ingrained cultural preferences, she was relentless in requiring would-be midwives to receive some basic training in healthcare and a state license. To smooth some feathers, she saw no harm in letting midwives continue to put knives under the beds of birthing mothers to “cut the pain,” just so long as they knew to wash their hands before delivering the newborns. The results that Dr. Sheriff got in Spartanburg (cutting the death rate from tuberculosis in half and installing 1,445 “sanitary privies”) could not be ignored, and they paved the way for her extensive career in public health on the state level. In 1940, she moved to Columbia as the assistant director of the Division of Maternal Child Health. For the following three decades, Dr. Sheriff continued to “serve humanity” (one of her stated life’s goals, made as a freshman at the College of Charleston), always seeing the big picture, but focusing on the needs of the state’s most underserved—women and children of the working class. Birth control and child abuse were other areas of her special interest. She retired in 1974 (or 1978, depending on which book you read) as the deputy commissioner of the State Department of Health and Environmental Control and chief of the Bureau of Community Health Services. She died in 1988 at about the age of 85. Her list of professional accomplishments is, as expected, very long, but the state’s highest award, the Order of the Palmetto, speaks volumes about a lady doctor from Spartanburg.

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hen you read about Dr. Hilla Sheriff in history books and medical literature, you get the feeling that she was a really nice lady, as well as a leader in Spartanburg’s healthcare at a time (1930s) when women doctors were a scarce oddity. Dr. Sheriff set higher standards (sometimes completely new standards) for the people who needed it the most—women and children, black and white, in the mill hills and back roads of Spartanburg during the Great Depression, setting the bar for decades throughout the state, and even throughout the Southeast. In many ways, this woman doctor, born in Easley, gave the poorest of the poor a fighting chance at a better life. Imagine this: a young woman with little black bag in hand—one of only three women to receive a degree in medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1926—traveling the dirt roads of Spartanburg County with her “health mobile.” This was not a shiny new high-tech bus with X-ray machines and computers. This was a trailer pulled behind a truck, but it had an exam room, seats for 16, and a cooking-demonstration area for herself and her two colleagues. Though Dr. Sheriff was well versed in the latest medical knowledge of the day, she also had the good sense to play to her audience. She did more than just tell the hard-scrabble women (not many men cared to participate) that they needed more niacin in their diet to combat pellagra (a nasty disease often described as “the four Ds: diarrhea, dermatitis, dementia, and death”), she taught them how to add variety into their usual meals of fatback, cornbread, and molasses. She suggested that instead of feeding the pigs the nutritionally rich pot liquor from overcooked fresh vegetables and dried beans, drink it. Pretty tasty, and good for you, too.

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the sweetness of dried black mission figs and “candied” red onions plays against the tang of the cheese scattered over mixed greens. A hearty shank of New Zealand lamb, braised in—what else?—red wine, befits a chilly evening. The tender meat, brushed with a balsamic glaze, falls off the bone. Creamy-smooth mashed potatoes come alongside, and lamb jus lié, a brown meat stock enriched with aromatics and reduced, yields the perfect “gravy.” A lighter entrée, moist Alaskan halibut is pan-seared with Middle Eastern spices that rouse my taste buds. Its bed of Israeli couscous is likewise exhilarated with cumin, coriander, chile pepper, and a spicy tomato chermoula. As a finale, a luscious chocolate mousse, made with artisanal Schokinag chocolate from a small familyowned company in Mannheim, Germany, comes topped with Chantilly cream. The dense pumpkin cheesecake sings an ode to winter in notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. The Wine Café at Northampton Wines has much to celebrate in 2013, as this year marks the restaurant’s 10th anniversary. You’ll want to celebrate here, too, when you taste the outstanding fare at this wine-inspired café.

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roissants that shatter at first bite, crusty baguettes, loaves of buttery brioche. These Gallic delicacies popped up on the local food scene in November at Le Grand Bakery on Augusta Road. Located in the former Scratch space next to Augusta Grill, this French bakery fills a void that has existed far too long in Greenville. Owners Laure Le Grand and her soft-spoken baker husband Emmanuel have risen to the challenge. The couple operated three bakeries in different parts of France over the past 16 years. In July 2012, they relocated from the Loire Valley to Greenville, according to Laure, “to learn another culture and introduce Greenville to artisanal French breads and pastries.”

Every pastry tells a story. The wheel-shaped Paris Brest was first baked in 1891 for cyclists finishing the Paris-Brest bicycle race. The pastry’s name commemorates the race’s starting and ending points. Millefeuilles (aka Napoleons) date back to ancient times, while the conical religieuse cream puff recalls a nun. Just ask Laure, and she will happily recount the story behind each scrumptious pastry. Confections vary with the season. January debuts a galette des rois (a king cake, like those made for Mardi Gras), and for Easter, a nid d’oiseaux, a nest-shaped cake filled with tiny candy eggs. Christmas rolls out the traditional bûche de Noël. Business has been brisk since they opened shortly before Thanksgiving. “I have been very surprised at how excited our customers are that we are here,” beams Laure. How could they not be excited? The aroma of fresh-baked bread scents the air, and the display case entices with rows of chocolate-dipped meringues, jewel-like fruit tarts, éclairs, millefeuilles, and Emmanuel’s specialty, mareva, a thick rectangle of creamy chocolate atop crispy crêpes crushed with ground nuts. In the future, the couple plans to add handmade chocolates and French macarons to their repertoire. Vive Le Grand!

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aybe more than most, Will Shurtz’s eyes seem like a window into his soul. The young man, whose business card proclaims him the Vagabond Barista, has eyes the color of espresso beans. Talking with him about coffee—over a coffee, naturally (an Americano, no cream as it “dilutes the flavor,” he says), and it’s easy to feel like you get a contact caffeine buzz. Shurtz, 20, is determined, through his “craft coffee traveling brew bar,” to bring the coffee culture in Greenville to “where people start seeing coffee at a higher level,” he says, “to put it on par with wine.” His day job is at the Brazilian specialty coffee import company, BRASC, which sells coffee to roasters across the United States. As owner Ricardo Pereira’s “wingman,” Shurtz roasts samples of coffees sent from around the world for “cupping,” or to score them, much like wine, for the notes in the coffee, including acidity, body, and balance. “You’re scoring all of that when you’re cupping coffee, and specialty coffee has to score 80 points or more,” he says. But it’s Shurtz’s project percolating on the side that’s giving a jolt to how you might make your daily cup of Joe. As the Vagabond Barista, he has been hired for events such as the Indie Craft Parade to brew and serve craft coffee. At home, he’s got at least six different brewing methods, some looking as elaborate as glass laboratory beakers (the siphon) or other “pour over” methods like a chemex (his favorite), which allow you to control how hot the water is and how fast it goes through (which makes a palpable difference between a good cup of coffee or a really great cup of coffee). “It seems like an untapped market,” says engineer Nick Graham, who was on his way into Coffee Underground. “There are a lot of businesses who do catering, but not gourmet coffee, so he’s got all of Greenville to him.” And that could amount to a hill of a lot of beans. —Jac Chebatoris

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Stop Road Worthy An entire year of savory festivals A heaping helping of local culinary talent, a handful of celebrity chefs, a generous dollop of American winemakers, and a soupçon of soulful musicians cook up a no-fail recipe for a delicious New Year! Part of the proceeds for all of these festivals benefits local charities.


February 28–March 3 Charleston’s Historic District morphs into an epicurean stage during this four-day festival, which celebrates its eighth anniversary in 2013. Marion Square holds the Culinary Village, the heart of the fête, but the numerous events spread out to venues around the peninsula. Every foodie can find something to savor, from Lowcountry brunches and whiskey tastings to over-the-top Perfectly Paired Dinners and cooking demonstrations by superstar chefs. As if Charleston didn’t have enough top toques of its own, the festival imports a roster of national talent that reads like a chef’s Who’s Who.

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March 4–9 A wine-stomping competition, a waiter’s race, and an artisan market are all part of the foodie fun in Hilton Head. Local restaurants host Great Chefs of the South wine dinners, and the open fields of the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn roll out the Wine and Food Festival on Saturday afternoon.


September 26–29 Gourmands from near and far flock to Greenville’s premier food, wine, and music festival in late September. The Friday night Taste of the South invites participants to taste dishes from area eateries and enjoy a concert by local singer/ songwriter Edwin McCain. Guest chefs shine at Saturday wine dinners, and the Jazz Brunch is a scrumptious eye-opener on Sunday. Held in the Wyche Pavilion by the Reedy River, the Sunday Supper puts a modern spin on traditional Southern dishes, served family-style and coupled with whiskey cocktails. This year, Mike Lata from FIG in Charleston will headline the supper. After three days of fabulous food, fine wine, craft beer, and terrific tunes, you’ll no doubt be feeling euphoric, too.


November 21–24 Sweet and savory notes herald this festival, held at the Inn at Palmetto Bluff on the banks of the May River in Bluffton. Kick off the weekend with a potlikker block party along the riverfront before Saturday’s main event. Held on the village green, the Culinary Festival pairs renowned chefs and winemakers, growers, and artisans. Live music sets toes a-tappin’ while you wet your whistle with American appellations and nosh on bites crafted by some of the best chefs in the South. Just be sure to save room for roasted oysters on Saturday night.

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Latin flavor heats up the Hub City “The vine of a blackberry plant” is the literal translation of the Spanish word zarza, which is also the name of a casually-chic dining destination in downtown Spartanburg. The owners Jose and Jackie Landa are Venezuelan, and their eclectic American-Latin fusion menu reflects their cultural fingerprints. Seafood paella with saffron rice, mussels, calamari, shrimp, and scallops holds its own against what might be called a snapshot of Argentina: the parilla Argentina, a grilled meat plate with skirt steak, short ribs, and morcillo, Argentinean chorizo, served with fried yucca (a tropical, starchy root), and grilled vegetables. Pork dishes, salads and a few vegetarian options, including a mushroom ravioli and vegetable risotto, round out the array. Cocktails and tapas will do the trick for a gastronomic pit stop on this global food tour. The hum-drum brick building belies a lively scene inside, starting at the bar, which is upscale without being uptight and doesn’t crowd into the dining area. City-slick, but not self-conscious, Zarza is a great pioneer in the ever-burgeoning restaurant tide swelling into the Hub City. The Landas aren’t just paying lip service with the name of their restaurant either: they run a blackberry farm which supplies blackberries in season for the cheesecake’s coulis and blackberry syrup ice cream, and Jose is also working on a house wine made from the luscious fruit.—Jac Chebatoris


$$-$$$$, L, D, SBR. 149 S Daniel Morgan Ave, Spartanburg. (864) 699-9619,

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This new hotspot has a focus on fun, from the city-slick décor to the dance floor upstairs. Even the food shines as small plates to mix and match (and pair with standout cocktails). Try the sexy roasted beet salad or the lobster “mac n cheese,” a dressed-up riff with generous bites of sweet lobster meat tucked into gouda-swathed corkscrew pasta. $-$$, D. 17 E Washington St. (864) 271-0533

Addy’s fosters a comfortable, intimate atmosphere of uniquely European charm. At the bar, choose from an eclectic selection of small plates: assorted cheese platter, sate (glazed, spicy chicken kabobs), Swedish meatballs, and more. Or head upstairs to dine on Dutch entrées with an Indonesian tinge.

$$-$$$, D. Closed Monday. 17 E Coffee St. (864) 232-2339

AMERICAN GROCERY American Grocery offers refined American cuisine (and a frequently changing menu) that emphasizes the highest-quality ingredients from local, regional, and national producers. The Caw Caw Creek pork belly makes a decadent starter. For an entrée, the potato-crusted Sunburst trout or the salt-crusted ribeye are standout options. Finish with the chocolate terrine. $$$-$$$$,

D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 732 S Main St. (864) 232-7665,


Five generations of Sicilian heritage are on flavorful display at Antonino Bertolo’s restaurant. Order a calzone or pizza, and taste quality at first bite: the sauce, a fine balance of tomatoes and spices; the dough, with pure olive oil and a hint of honey; both stuffed or topped with fresh mozzarella. The restaurant also offers hot subs and classic Italian pasta dishes (try the stuffed shells or the ravioli al formaggio). $-$$, L

(Thurs–Sun), D (Mon–Wed); latenight window open until 2:30am (Fri–Sat). 200 N Main St, (864) 4679555, AUGUSTA GRILL

The unassuming Augusta Grill is home to owner Buddy Clay’s vision of upscale comfort food. From cozy booths and the intimate private dining room, patrons can enjoy dishes such as grilled swordfish with lobster cream and veal picatta with herb pasta. The lineup of entrées and appetizers changes

daily, but regulars can always get Chef Bob Hackl’s highly soughtafter blackberry cobbler. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed Sun–Mon. 1818 Augusta Rd. (864) 242-0316,


Pizza and beer—flowing from more than 27 taps downstairs and another 31 upstairs—are what bring students and young revelers to Barley’s. Besides the tap, there’s a list as long as your arm of selections by the bottle. Try your luck upstairs at the billiards tables and the dartboard lanes. $-$$, L, D. 25 W Washington

St. (864) 232-3706, BELLACINO’S PIZZA & GRINDERS

Bellacino’s, in the former historic Carpenter Brother’s Drugstore, specializes in hot, savory sandwiches. Order an Italian Grinder with ham, sausage, salami, onions, and mushrooms piled high atop a toasted sub roll. If you’re not looking for a sandwich, that’s okay too. Pizzas and calzones round out the menu. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday.

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BARS, CAFÉS, & RESTAURANTS 123 S Main St. (864) 242-6009, BLOCKHOUSE

Don’t let the dark interior throw you: The Blockhouse’s hand-prepared food shines. Seafood and oysters are fresh from the coast, steaks are grilled over hickory wood fires, and burgers are hand-patted to plump perfection. Make sure you get a bite of Ms. Deborah’s Apple Cobbler for a satisfying treat. $-$$$, L, D.

1619 Augusta Rd. (864) 232-4280, BLUEBERRY FROG

The frozen yogurt artisans on South Main Street pride themselves on being the first and best fro-yo establishment in South Carolina. Pop into the bright, sleek storefront to sample some of their fresh yogurt, prepared daily. Make sure you enhance your cold treat with a plethora of toppings: fresh fruit, nuts, chocolate and caramel chips, chewy mochi, and more. $, L, D. 624 S Main

St. (864) 517-7971,


Inspired by brew pubs in the Pacific Northwest, the Blue Ridge Brewing Company caters to Upstate connoisseurs. Pair a Colonel Paris Pale Ale, Kurli Blonde Ale, Total Eclipse Stout, or seasonal offering with a slow-roasted cut of beef, pork, or chicken. Or for the adventurous, choose selections from the Wild Game Sampler. $$-$$$, L, D, SBR. 217 N Main St. (864) 232-4677,


Treat your taste buds and ears at the Bohemian Café, side-by-side with the legendary Horizon Records music store. This eclectic café with an international flair serves up daily specials for curry and pasta. For Sunday brunch, treat yourself to a Bloody Mary bar, or indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of homemade rum cake. $$, L, D, SBR. Closed Monday. 2 W Stone Ave, Greenville. (864) 233-0006,


Breakwater is one of those places that makes Greenville shine: an unpretentious hotspot that serves exquisite food (blue crab marinated in olive oil and lemon atop a farro salad) and creative drinks in a New York City-meets-Lowcountry vibe. A game changer for the ever-evolving West End. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed Sunday. 802 S Main St. (864) 2710046,


The best things for a chilly day are hot coffee and woolen items, which makes the Brew and Ewe the perfect stop. One side of the store serves up a variety of hot coffee from Counter Culture Coffee. Pair a hot drink with a bagel and set off to the other side of the shop: a boutique specializing in woolens and home goods. $, L, D, B

(Mon–Sat). 108 W Broad St. (864) 3702739,


You’ll think you stepped out of time at this ’20s-inspired jazz bar. Pair your Brown Street Sidecar with the beef short ribs and spicy macaroni and cheese, or match your Oregon Pinot Noir with the fig-glazed pork tenderloin. Enjoy live jazz and take a turn on the floor—it all goes down easy here. $$$, D. 115 N Brown St. (864)


Politics, satire, and good food mix extremely well at Café and Then Some. Diners are treated to menu items like duck burritos, Carolina jumbalaya, and chicken roulade. But the best part is the show that comes after dinner. Proprietors Bill and Susan Smith get on stage to entertain with folksy music and satire. It’s a one-stop-shop for your night’s entertainment. $$-$$$, D (Wed–Sat).

101 College St. (864) 232-2287, CAROLINA ALE HOUSE

Regional chain Carolina Ale House serves up all-American bar fare of gooey cheese fries, thick Angusbeef burgers, finger-lickin’ ribs, and specialty desserts, like the Dessert Nachos and Ale House Mud Pie. This joint satisfies both foodie and fan alike. Enjoy its open-air bar upstairs to the tune of your favorite team stomping the competition. $-$$$, L, D. 113 S Main St. (864) 3510521, THE CAZBAH

For a unique dining experience, try the Cazbah. Linger over a light dinner, or create a sumptuous meal of the menu’s tapas, such as the lobster cigars or sesame-seared tuna. While you won’t find sweet tea, an extensive wine selection will delight those looking for a more sophisticated evening. There is a sister location in Greer. $, D. 16 W McBee Ave. (864) 241-9909,


A Greenville staple since 1921, Charlie’s is an institution. All of their beef is rated USDA Choice or higher, and is dry-aged at least 21 days before being hand-cut at the restaurant. Try a 9 oz. tenderloin filet so tender it’s held together JANUARY 2013 / 91



by toothpicks. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed

Sunday. 18 E Coffee St. (864) 2329541,

Comfortable atmosphere. Comforting fare.


A brick fence hides this charming turn-of-the-century restaurant but sets the perfect atmosphere for a romantic dinner or private party. The etouffée and rack of lamb are dinnertime favorites, and the homemade banana pudding adds a perfect touch of sweetness to cap off a meal. Reservations are required for dinner. $$-$$$, L (Tues–Fri), D (Wed–Fri), SBR. 28 Howe St. (864) 483-3942,

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Chicora Alley’s Caribbean riff on traditional Mexican and Southern fare offers signature crab cakes or mountain-high nachos, shrimp and chicken burritos, quesadillas, and more. With a Falls Park view or patio seat, you won’t leave unsatisfied.

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$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 608B S Main St. (864) 232-4100,

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Try to resist this bakery’s delightfully playful cupcakes—we dare you. Dessert hounds can find a taste-budboggling assortment of fresh-baked goods every day. Nine daily cupcake flavors, cake pops, Choco Moose pies, Tira-Moose Sue, and more mean your sweet tooth will never get bored. $, L, D (Sun–Mon), B (Mon–Sat). 120 N Main St. (864) 232-2121,

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Mornings (and afternoons) are made better at this quaint spot with a focus on local products and healthy options. Start your day with a signature breakfast sandwich or fresh-baked cinnamon roll. Lunch shines with a chicken or tuna salad sandwich on house-baked bread. For dessert, try a slice of cake from the rotating counter selection. Gluten-free options abound. $-$$, B, L. Closed Sunday. 1 Augusta St, Ste 101. (864) 373-9836, COFFEE UNDERGROUND

Coffee Underground boasts a wide selection of specialty coffees, hot chocolate, and adult libations. If you’re craving more substantial fare, choose from a splendid breakfastanytime option, sandwiches, soups, salads, pastries, and desserts. And don’t miss Sunday brunch in the Red Room. $-$$, B, L, D, SBR.

1 E Coffee St. (864) 298-0494, COMPADRE’S

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This Mexican grill and cantina in the West End is a good spot to grab a bite and margarita before a Drive game. Tried-and-true combinations of chalupas, burritos, tacos, and chile rellenos don’t disappoint, but authentic

Mexican accents spark dishes such as a ribeye with cactus (nopales) and camarones a la mojo de ajo (grilled shrimp in a garlic-laced marinade).

$, L, D. 929 S Main St. (864) 282-8945, DEVEREAUX’S

Housed in a century-old cigar factory, Devereaux’s offers New American cuisine prepared in an open kitchen. Exposed brick balances the space’s more modern furnishings and contemporary art. For a savory surprise, try the Chef’s Ultimate Menu: 10 spontaneous courses created for the evening, or the lighter five-course tasting menu. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed

Monday. 25 E Court St. (864) 2413030, FORD’S OYSTER HOUSE

Ford’s—a nod to Greenville’s first Ford dealership of 1918 in the same building—combines fresh seafood with Cajun flavor straight from New Orleans. The gumbo or shrimpjalapeño beignets are satisfying starters. Try the BLT po’boy, with thick-cut, smoked bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, and Creole mayo, stuffed in a soft sub roll. The double chocolate bread pudding will make your dancin’ legs wobbly. $-$$, L, D,

SBR. 631 S Main St. (864) 223-6009, FUNNELICIOUS

You don’t have to wait until fair season to indulge in a few guilty culinary pleasures. Fried desserts like Oreo balls and funnel cake are this Augusta Road eatery’s specialty. If you’re looking for something savory, Funnelicious can fill you up with hot soup, fried mac and cheese balls, hot dogs, and sandwiches. $, L, D. 155 Augusta Rd. (864) 631-1527, THE GREEN ROOM

Like a European brasserie, The Green Room’s diverse menu features standout dishes that change with the time of day. Start your day with eggs Benedict or down a Lil’ Piggy pork sandwich with sweet potato fries for lunch. For dinner, the melt-in-your-mouth, sweet chipotle meatloaf is the ticket. $$$, B, L, D, SBR. 116 N Main St. (864) 335-8222,


The average burger gets a makeover at Grille 33. Each burger (named after downtown Greenville districts) starts out with an Angus patty before getting a neat twist. Try the Stone, which is topped with cheddar and sandwiched between a glazed donut, or add a little breakfast flavor with the Southern Connector’s waffle, bacon, eggs, and syrup. This restaurant funds the Channel, an all-ages community space and music venue. $-$$, L (Sun–Mon),

D (Mon–Sat). 221 N Main St. (864) 5521970,


The newest concept in the Larkin’s family, Grill Marks marries oldschool charm with creative twists for a modern burger joint. Brioche buns sourced from a local baker and 100-percent-certified Angus beef form the base of these succulent burgers. Gourmet cheeses, mushrooms, and bacon round out the list of toppings. Grab a milkshake for the full experience. If you want to experiment, there are also ShakeTails, adult versions of those creamy delights. $$, L, D. 209 S Main St.

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Quality is the key ingredient at this deli franchise begun in Columbia in 1941. Specialty sandwiches cover the bases, from the Cole Special Dipper (turkey and bacon crumbles blanketed in cheddar cheese) to the Brown Moose (a roast beef and provolone melt with Groucho’s signature Formula 45 sauce, a spicy, herb-infused blend of Russian and Thousand Island dressings). The recipes for cole slaw, potato salad, and many of the salad/sandwich dressings originated with the founder. $, L, D (closes at 4pm Sun). 20 E Coffee St. (864) 552-1541, GUADALAJARA MEXICAN RESTAURANT

On lazy afternoons, Guadalajara is the perfect place to go. Sidewalk tables throw some cool shade so you can enjoy a refreshing margarita while you people-watch Main Street. You’ll also find all your favorite Mexican staples: fajitas, quesadillas, and enchiladas. $, L, D. 109 N Main St.

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At lunch, sample items from a reasonably priced buffet with plentiful choices that change daily. From the menu, try the Handi Special: a sampler of tandoori chicken, lamb kabobs, lamb or chicken curry, and vegetable korma, served with basmati rice, naan, condiments, and dessert. $$-$$$, L, D. 18 N Main St. (864) 241-7999,

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The Lazy Goat’s tapas-style menu is distinctly Mediterranean. Sample from the Graze and Nibble dishes, featuring such unusual pairings as trout spanikopita and grilled calamari. An extensive variety of wines is available in addition to a full bar. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 170 River Pl. (864) 679-5299,

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of pineapple, carrots, bell pepper, cashew nuts, and mushrooms) and Prik King (chicken or pork sautéed in spicy chili sauce), while the chef’s specialties offer even more choices. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 106 N Main St. (864) 241-9988, LIBERTY TAP ROOM BAR & GRILL

Located next to Fluor Field, Liberty Tap Room Bar & Grill is both pregame watering hole and after-work hangout. Dinner choices range from the classic burger and juicy steaks to spinach pizza. Gather with friends around the long bar to enjoy one of the nearly 50 brews on tap. $-$$$, L, D, SBR. 941 S Main St. (864) 7707777,


From the cobbled streets of Italy and the hustle-bustle of New York, gelato has found a home in Greenville. Indulge in this creamier, healthier version of ice cream, in a selection of satisfying flavors made fresh daily. Don’t forget to save room for lunch or a snack, such as the homemade roasted eggplant and tomato soup. $-$$, L. 9

W Washington St. (864) 241-4040,

salad and Mary’s Pimiento Cheese. $, L,


Across from Liberty Taproom, Mac’s is friendly for both the Harley-set as well as the post-Drive-baseball crowd with plenty of brisket, ribs, and beer-can chicken. “Start your engine” with a plate of Tabasco fried pickles, washed down (quickly, no doubt) with one of the 50 craft beers on tap. With outdoor seating, you’ll likely want to lay some rubber on the road to grab your spot. $-$$$, L, D. 930 S Main St. (864) 2390286, MARY BETH’S AT MCBEE STATION

Breakfast is an essential meal, and Mary Beth’s treats it accordingly. Take your pick: biscuits, omelets, eggs Benedict, waffles, crepes, and pancakes populate the breakfast menu. For something later in the day, Mary Beth’s also has lunch and dinner menus that include sandwiches, rack of lamb, and salmon fillets. $$-$$$, B, L, D (Thurs–Sat). 500 E McBee Ave. (864) 242-2535,

SBR. Closed Monday. 615 S Main St. (864) 298-0005, MELLOW MUSHROOM

Greenville’s West End outpost of this beloved pizza joint is perfect for families, parties, duos, or flying solo. Try the Kosmic Karma with sundried tomatoes, feta, and pesto, or the House Special, stacked with three meats, veggies, and extra cheese. Wash it all down with one of the artisanal brews on tap. $-$$$, L, D. 1

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Greenville may be landlocked, but Rick Erwin’s restaurant brings us closer to the sea. The day’s fresh catch tops the menu, grilled, seared, broiled, blackened, or in chefdesigned specialties. Try the bluecrab hushpuppies with a drink at the elegant bar, pre– or post–Peace Center performance. $$-$$$$, D,

SBR. 40 W Broad St. (864) 546-3535,


Located in historic Falls Cottage, Mary’s offers brunch and lunch. The menu includes the Ultimate Reuben and Chicken Salad Croissant, as well as favorites such as the black-eyed-pea

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Doesn’t matter if you’re Greek or not. Coming to this little restaurant will feel like going to your (Greek) grandparents’ house. Never on Sunday is run by a husband-and-wife team: he cooks, she attends to guests. Comforting home-cooked meals come straight from the kitchen, and family portraits and Greek memorabilia add to the homey atmosphere. $$, L, D. Closed Monday. 210 E Coffee St. (864) 232-2252


Linger in the relaxed atmosphere of Northampton’s wine bar. Choose a bottle from the thousands for sale, open it for a corkage fee (no fee before 6pm), and enjoy it with a selection of cheese. Then venture to the dining area for dinner from an ever-changing menu that typically includes seafood, beef, and wild game. Enjoy lunch on Saturdays.

$$-$$$$, L (Sat only), D. Closed Sunday. 211-A E Broad St. (864) 2713919,

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RISTORANTE BERGAMO Nello Gioia uses the finest local and international products to focus on Northern Italian cuisine: New Zealand mussels in light saffron broth, veal scaloppine, and the risotto of the day are standout choices. The restaurant takes full advantage of high ceilings to showcase its extensive wine selection. $$-$$$$, D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 100 N Main St. (864) 271-8667,

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Nose Dive is where city bar meets corner bistro. A wide range of beer (local, domestic, international), wine, and an ambitious menu that hits nearly every continent make it hard not to dive in. $-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday.

116 S Main St, Greenville. (864) 3737300, O-CHA TEA BAR

Bored with your English Breakfast tea? A trip to O-CHA will have you considering tea in an entirely new light. This sleek space, located right on the river in Falls Park, specializes in bubble tea (flavored teas with chewy tapioca pearls) but also offers a large assortment of loose-leaf teas, drinks, and snacks. $, L, D. 300

River St, Ste 122. (864) 283-6702, ORIENT ON MAIN

Here, you’ll find the standards, along with house specialties (whole steamed flounder or a Triple Gourmet Bird Nest, a “nest” of lo mein noodles filled with a mix of meat and veggies), and hibachi dinner entrées that come with rice, vegetables, soup, and salad. From kung pao shrimp to chicken coconut curry to tofu, there’s something for everyone. $-$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 4 S Main St. (864) 787-6241


Perched on the edge of Falls Park, the Overlook features a flavorful blend of burgers, salads, wraps, and Southern favorites. Indulge in a spicy, New Orleans–style crab cake sandwich or a loaded Philly cheese steak for lunch. Savor stone-ground grits and sautéed shrimp topped with Tasso ham sauce for dinner. $$, L, D. 601 S Main St. (864) 271-9700,


Pomegranate serves traditional Persian cuisine in an eclectic Eastern ambience. Attentive service, reasonable prices, and a flavorful variety, such as the slowcooked lamb shank or the charbroiled Cornish hen kabobs, make this an excellent spot for lunch or dinner. Also try the martini menu. $$-$$$, L,

D. 618 S Main St. (864) 241-3012, PROVENCIA AT THE HYATT REGENCY

Whether you’re a guest or a local, the Provencia is a sure bet. Ingredients are locally sourced wherever possible to make for a hearty breakfast. Try the Southwestern Benedict or the Captain Crunch French toast. For those who like a little bit of everything, there’s also a full breakfast buffet. $$, B. 220 N Main St. (864) 235-1234, RAINER’S

Across from Falls Park, gallerist Betty Bercowski opened this cute café named for her son Rainer (pronounced RHY-nûr), where everything—including the furniture—is for sale. Homemade chicken salad and fresh cold cuts are delightful options, but the homemade desserts are the pièce de résistance, including a milehigh chocolate torte and sinfully good New York cheesecake. $, L, D. Closed Sunday. 610-A S Main St. (864) 2321753,


Head sushi chef Taka’s pedigree includes stints at New York City’s Morimoto and Beverly Hills’ Sushi Roku, and now he brings his expertise to Greenville. The result is a menu featuring more than 40 types of rolls and hot-stone cooking, where customers can cook their own dishes atop a superheated block of Himalayan salt. Owner Matt Wuhrman has also outfitted his restaurant to



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DINING Bistro 45, an exciting new restaurant located at the Hilton Greenville featuring fresh, regional Carolina cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere, with tempting entrees including locally raised meats, regional seafood and an array of comfort food specialties


provide a relaxing lounge atmosphere and cozy bar. $-$$, D. 18 S Main St.

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Red Fin on Main rides a different currentB, L, SBR. 120 S Main St. (864) 421-

Traditional surf-and-turf meets upscale dining at Rick Erwin’s. The dining room is decorated in rich, dark woods that, along with low lighting, create an intimate, stylish atmosphere. Entrées range from sashimi-grade tuna and Chilean sea bass, to certified Angus beef. À la cârte sides round out any entrée. $$-$$$$, D. Closed Sunday.

648 S Main St. (864) 232-8999, SAFFRON’S SIDEWALK CAFÉ

Saffron’s Sidewalk Café offers a large selection of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and more. Eat inside or in the sun at one of the sidewalk tables. On- and off-site catering is also available. $-$$, L. 31 Augusta St. (864) 241-0401,


Sassafras Southern Bistro offers traditional Lowcountry cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere. Meet friends at the large bar area or take a seat outside for Southern culinary creations ranging from rainbow trout to quail. $$-$$$$,


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D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 103 N Main St, Ste 107. (864) 235-5670,


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Located in the West End Market, Smoke on the Water has a homey feel, with a separate street-side dining area 9:26 PM and outdoor tables great for sunny days. Choose something from the smoker (beer-butt chicken), or pick from sandwiches, burgers, or salads. Smoke ’n’ sides vary from mac ’n’ cheese to a bowl of greens, and even spinach casserole. $-$$$, L, D. 1 Augusta St, Ste 202. (864) 232-9091,



Local flavor shines here in entrées like the crab cakes with remoulade, and meatloaf with maple Creole mustard glaze. With an astonishing selection of 700 wines, you can’t miss the perfect complement to your meal. For breakfast and lunch (think soups, salads, sandwiches, and desserts), check out Soby’s on the Side, right around the corner. $$$-$$$$, D, SBR. 207 S Main St. (864) 232-7007,


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Whether for post-dinner dessert or a weekend treat in the park, Spill the Beans fits the bill. This Greenville institution has been providing gourmet custom-blended ice cream and coffee to Main Street shoppers for years. A long list of ingredients ensures that it’ll be a time before you’ll taste the same combination twice. $, B (Mon–Sat),

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breakfast and lunch in true Southern style. Lunch here is best begun with a cup of Lowcountry crab and corn chowder, followed by a patty melt or perhaps a Poinsett Chicken BLT. Sunday brunch offers elegant buffet service and a la carte options. $-$$$,

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Elegant tapas and an extensive wine list (including beer) punctuate this initmate second-story space. Try the seared Diver scallops or the pork tenderloin Wellington. Finish off with chocolate fondue. $-$$$, L, D.

20 N Main St, Ste B. (864) 438-4954, SUSHI KOJI

Sushi Koji flaunts a contemporary air. Chef Koji Fujikawa presides over the five-seat sushi bar. If you order one of the two omakase menus, you’ll be treated to the chef’s choice of the freshest fish flown in from markets in Japan and the United States. $-$$, L, D.

Closed Monday. 217 N Main St. (864) 631-1145 SUSHI MURASAKI

Hip décor meets ancient culinary art at Sushi Murasaki. The sleek interior and expansive street-level windows may seem anything but Japanese, but then again, the sushi doesn’t need a visual crutch. The tempura is light and crisp, the sushi expertly prepared and presented. Locals will appreciate the Clemson- and USC-themed rolls, in addition to standards such as tuna and yellowtail. $$-$$$, L, D. 2 S Main St. (864) 271-2452,


Good for a group, especially if you’re in the mood for a sushi roll and your friends are craving burritos. You can start with shumai; your pals with nachos. Then you’ll have to pare down the long list of makimono rolls while the rest of the table decides between tacos, burritos, enchiladas, and quesadillas. $-$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 34 S Main St. (864) 2715055,


A rathskeller vibe pervades this underground tavern that boasts an incredible beer program, with 10 on tap and more than 150 bottles. Mussels come in six different preparations, served with crispy homemade frites. Other Belgian specialties include waterzooi (a creamy seafood stew), and carbonnades flamandes (beef stew braised in Belgian beer). $$, L, D. Closed

Monday. 23 W Washington St. (864) 451-7490, TRATTORIA GIORGIO

Exposed brick walls and candlelight give Trattoria Giorgio an intimate atmosphere. Chef Giorgio Todisco prepares all of his pastas onsite. His dedication to dining excellence shows in the Pappardelle

Discover Greenville’s Finest Homes Bolognese, a favorite of restaurant regulars. Reservations are highly recommended. $$-

$$$, D. Closed Sunday and Monday. 121 S Main St. (864) 271-9166, TRIO: A BRICK OVEN CAFÉ

Trio is full of rustic details: exposed brick walls, handcrafted gas lanterns, and woodfired pizza ovens. The menu caters to all tastes. Diners can enjoy gourmet pizzas with fresh-made sauces, homemade pasta dishes, as well as wraps and sandwiches. Sidewalk tables are also available for airy nighttime dining. $$, L, D. Closed Sunday.

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Come here for fresh fish, sure, but if you’re in the mood for something hot, try one of the many hibachi selections, including filet mignon, or the teriyakis, stirfries, and soups—steaming bowls of fresh udon or soba noodles. Perfect for slurping. $-$$, L

(Mon–Fri), D. 106 E North St. (864) 467-1055,


Count on this deli for fast, high-quality food. Hot and cold lunch fare is available, ranging from homemade soups to a traditional grinder and a turkey melt. If you’re not up to cooking, there’s a case of “crafted carryout” entrées and sides to go. Impress those last-minute guests with the likes of stuffed chicken and Parmesan potatoes. For Eastsiders, there’s another location at the intersection of Pelham Road and Route 14. $-$$, B, L, D. Closed Saturday

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WOW!! Classic Mid-Century Modern in Downtown! This 4 BR, 3 BA home is hip and has all the features. The floorplan is perfect! Large open living/dining area opens to a large deck, for a perfect entertaining flow! Built-ins all throughout that are classic for the period. Great screened in porch off the dining area perfect for drinking coffee in the morning. Large kitchen opens up to the large den. Windows all around give great light to the space. Large bedrooms and ample storage. 2 fireplaces. Basement area has separate kitchenette that opens out to a patio with grilling area. Not to mention the in-ground pool! Pool house has an entertaining area, 3 changing rooms, and a bathroom. Awesome Home! MLS# 1246988

& Sunday. 104 S Main St. (864) 370-9336, THE VELO FELLOW

Cozy in a funky way, the Velo Fellow is a hip pub under the Mellow Mushroom. Burgers and sandwiches form the core of the menu, which includes fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and—in a twist—tofu Marsala. In addition to the craft brews on tap, and more, the Velo Fellow offers traditional absinthe service, complete with a silver-plated brouilleur. $-$$$, L, D, SBR. 1 Augusta St, Ste

126. (864) 242-9296, VIC’S PIZZA

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The sign that says “Brooklyn, SC” at this walk-up/take-out joint makes sense when you see what you’re getting: piping hot New York–style pizza, served on paper plates. Purchase by the (rather large) slice, or have entire pies delivered (as long as your home or business is within 2 miles). The best part? Vic’s is open until midnight, which makes it a no-brainer for a late-night stop. $-$$, L, D.

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Lace up your skates! The Bi-Lo Center is opening the Big Ice to the public. Bring your kids and join your friends for an afternoon of whirling, twirling, and straight-up fun. Bi-Lo Center, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Tues & Sun, 1–5pm. $5-$7, $3 to rent skates. (864) 241-3800,

Visit a truly interactive exhibit for the ages—or just one. Learn about the flora and fauna of North America during the Ice Age. Touch and feel real tusks and skulls from saber tooth tigers, woolly mammoths, and giant sloths. See these creatures in action as robotic models bring them to life. The North Carolina Arboretum, 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC. Open daily, 9am– 5pm. $3, plus $8 parking fee. (828) 665-2492,

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Join Zanti Power Yoga for a Sunday of personal growth, fitness, and charity. Each Sunday will feature an all-levels class of power yoga. All proceeds from the class will be donated to a rotating cast of charities that includes Project Host and Safe Harbor. Please plan to arrive 10–15 minutes early for the class. Zanti Power Yoga, 1116 S Main St, Ste D, Greenville. Sun, 4pm. $16. (864) 242-4949,


Visit downtown Greenville for an eye-full of visual expression. More than 25 local art galleries and venues will be open. Works by emerging and established artists will be on display. Visitors can expect a diverse range of media: oils, watercolors, pottery, jewelry, woodworks, and photography, among others. Locations vary. Fri, 6–9pm. Free. (864) 325-4445,

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Enjoy downtown Greenville from a different perspective: on ice. This outdoor skating rink is located in front of the Courtyard Marriot on Main St. Can you imagine a better way to enjoy the crisp, clear winter air? Village Green, 210 S Main St, Greenville. Hours vary. Adults, $10; children, $8.


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10–Feb 7

BROTHERS: NON-BLOOD KIN The Milliken Arts Gallery at Converse College hosts an exhibit of work by artists Brent Skidmore, Dustin Farnsworth, and Timothy Maddox. The three artists have shared backgrounds in furniture, theatre, and sculpture. Together, they bring a unique perspective on urban and natural landscapes infused with wit and dedication to craft. Milliken Arts Gallery, Converse College, 580 E Main St, Spartanburg. Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm; Sun, 2–5pm. Free. (864) 596-9214,

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It’s the Roaring ’20s, and there’s plenty of sin, sensuality, corruption, and jazz to go around. Chorus girl Roxie Hart murders a faithless lover and finds herself on death row with Velma Kelly. The two murderesses compete for the attention of fawning tabloids as they seek acquittal of their crimes. Spartanburg Little Theatre, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. Fri–Sat, 8pm; Sat, Jan 19 & Sun, 3pm. Adults, $25; seniors, $24; students, $17. (864) 5422787,


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GREENVILLE REMODELING EXPO The 2013 Remodeling Expo is your one-stop-shop for inspiration, ideas, tips, and tricks for sprucing up your home. Cabinetry, flooring, countertops, home automation, and plenty of other products will be on display. Feel free to ask the professionals manning the booths about how to implement your dream-home renovations. TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville. Fri, 2–8pm; Sat, 10am–8pm; Sun, 11am–5pm. Adults, $5. (864) 233-2562,

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SC INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW Motor Trend is bringing the newest and hottest vehicles on four wheels to the TD Convention Center. See brand-new cars, trucks, hybrids, and concept vehicles up close and personal. Test drives are also on the table—and there won’t be anyone trying to get you to buy. TD Convention Center, 1



Expressiveness or formality— which do you prefer? Explore these two distinct musical styles with Paul Taffanel’s Woodwind Quintet in G minor and Antonin Dvorak’s String Quintet in G major, Op. 77. This performance is a part of the Armand Abramson Spotlight Series and features chamber musicians and a quick introduction of musical works before they are performed. Centre Stage, 501 River St, Greenville. Sat, 2pm & 7pm. $15. (864) 233-6733,



As the New York Times has noted, Nellie McKay wears many hats—singer, songwriter, actress, pianist, ukulele player, mimic, satirist, and comedian—and they’ll all be on display. She’ll be performing her pop- and cabaret-inspired act at Genevieve’s, a private lounge open to the Peace Center’s Peacekeepers patrons. Genevieve’s at the Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, 7:30pm. $50. (864) 467-3000,

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Learn about and taste fine wines with the people who make them. The American Red Cross of the Western Carolinas is flying in vintners and proprietors of wine states, along with selections of their personal wines. The wine tasting isn’t the only highlight of the night: there will be silent and live auctions, live music and dancing, and a gourmet dinner. Hyatt Regency, 220 N Main St, Greenville. Sat, 6pm. $250 (discounts available for tables of 10). (864) 271-8222,



Enjoy a whirlwind of music, laughs, and friendship as diva Deloris Van Cartier enters witness protection and finds an unlikely home in a convent. Featuring a score written by 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, this smash-hit Broadway musical is a must-see. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Tues–Sun, times vary. $45, $55, $65, $75. (864) 467-3000,

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The 8th annual MLK Dream Weekend is more than a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Join community and business leaders, academic institutions, and civic organizations in a weekend of networking, accountability, and coaching. Learn how to support and take care of the diverse community in the Upstate. Locations vary, Greenville. Times vary. Free. (864) 990-1060,

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SPARTANBURG PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: MASTERWORKS III The Spartanburg Philharmonic presents Brahms with a Twist! Guest violinist Michael Ludwig will be performing with the orchestra on a program that features the US premier of Tarrodi’s Lucioles and Brahms’ Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 2. Twichell Auditorium, Converse College, 580 E Main St, Spartanburg. Sat, 7pm. $10, $25, $35. (864) 948-9020,


The life of a pirate is hard, especially when you’re just starting out. Learn the ins and outs of being a pirate with Jeremy Jacob as he joins up with Captain Braid Beard on a ship in search of treasure. Based on a bestselling children’s book, presented by the Omaha Theatre Company. Gunter Theatre at the Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Wed–Thurs, 10am & 12pm. $9. (864) 467-3000,

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What does a 19-member ensemble without a conductor look like? Try the New Century Chamber Orchestra. Watch as charismatic violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and this ensemble perform intricate musical choreography that is captivating and audacious. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Tues, 7:30pm. $10, $25, $35. (864) 467-3000,



Winter got you down? Start thinking about spring and summer and all the time you can spend on the water at the 43rd annual Upstate SC Boat Show. Preview the newest boats and personal watercraft, or pick up the right tools and accessories to ensure that you can enjoy your boat now. TD Convention Center, 1 Exposition Dr, Greenville. Thurs–Fri, noon–9pm; Sat, 10am–9pm; Sun, noon–6pm. Adults, $7; Students and seniors, $6; parking, $5. (864) 233-2562,

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Eurydice’s perspective as she wavers between returning to the world of the living with Orpheus or staying in Hades with her father. Directed by Anne Tromsness. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville. Thurs–Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. $30. (864) 2356948,



This spelling bee benefits Clarity, the Upstate’s nonprofit speech, hearing, and learning center. Clarity’s specialists help diagnose and treat children and adults with speech, language, learning, and hearing concerns. The spelling bee is open to the first 80 registrants from grades 4-6. BMW Zentrum, 1400 Highway 101 S, Greer. Sat, 9am–12pm. $10. (864) 331-1400,



If you’ve got a craving to see huge trucks jump over and race around equally huge obstacles, there’s simply no substitute. The Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam is where you have to be. Watch monster trucks Grave Digger, Superman, Nitemare, Strait Jacket, Rammunition, and Hotsy go head-to-head and toe-to-toe in the arena.

Bi-Lo Center, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Fri–Sat, 7:30pm. $31, $51. (864) 241-3800,



Travel across northern Europe via this musical journey. Start in England with Britten’s The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, Op. 34, explore the streets of London with Elgar’s Cockaigne, Op. 40, and disappear into the mists of the Finnish forests with Sibelius’s Symphony No. 1, Op. 39. Maestro Edvard Tchivzhel conducts this installment of the GSO’s Masterworks Series.

The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, 8pm; Sun, 3pm. $15-$55. (864) 467-3000,



The SC Children’s Theatre’s Principal Teaching Artist, Traysie Amick, presents a character performance from the children’s book Miss Nelson is Missing! The GSO String Quintet will also be on hand to provide a little dramatic music to accompany the performance. These performances are perfect for children in grades K3-5. SCCT Headquarters, 153 Augusta

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Elephants and tigers and clowns, oh my! In its 143rd edition, the Greatest Show on Earth continues to amaze audiences. Bring your family to the circus for live entertainment that beats a night in front of the TV. High-wire acts, stunts, and circus animals make for a dazzling demonstration of precision and mastery. Bi-Lo Center, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Wed–Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri, 10am & 7:30pm; Sat, 11am, 3pm & 7pm; Sun, 11am & 3pm. $15-$90. (864) 241-3800,


Travel back in time an experience the music and dancing of The Greatest Generation! This 1940s musical revue features the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In the Mood Singers and Dancers. Get moving to authentic arrangements of music by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra, and other stars of the ’40s. McAlister Auditorium, Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville. Thurs, 7pm. $29, $39,




Killer Beaz and Healthy Smiles of Spartanburg are teaming up to host the 7th annual comedy fundraiser. Come with friends for a night of laughter and Southern-flavored humor. Proceeds from this event will go toward education, advocacy, and oral health services for the children of Spartanburg County. Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. Thurs, 7pm. $75. (864) 592-4696,

Dance ensemble Motionhouse is no stranger to the big stage: they were invited to perform at the London 2012 Festival for the 2012 Summer Olympics. Experience the synergy of theatre, circus, and film in an energetic performance as part of The Peace Center’s The Place for Everyone series. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Thurs, 7:30pm. $10, $25, $35. (864) 467-3000,

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There is a certain precariousness to Anderson Wrangle’s photographs in his solo exhibition A Hand’s Width, but their compositions aren’t haphazard. Light, shadow, weight, counterweight—Wrangle captures moments of balance and tension at play through unexpected combinations of objects. These man-made constructions serve two purposes: Wrangle promotes a keen way of exploring objects and relationships. And through these intentional displays, he manifests the activity of thought, which is the essence of humanness. At its heart, A Hand’s Width is less about the photographs and more about the photographer.—Andrew Huang Furman University’s Thompson Gallery will display A Hand’s Width from January 10–February 8. Gallery hours are Mon–Fri, 9am–5pm, at the Thomas Roe Art Building, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville.

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Log Carry, 2012, toned gelatin silver print; image courtesy of Furman University

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