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Contents

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ONE HUNDRED

With the milestone publication of our 100th issue, we present a photographic restropective of inspiring stories that have shaped our magazine.

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FIRST GLANCE EDITOR’S LETTER THE LIST

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

ON THE TOWN

Pics of the litter: Upcountry fêtes & festivities.

WEDDINGS

118 TOWN PROFILE

Jack Bacot, TOWN’s founding editor, established a superlative publishing career through confidence and humility.

187 DINING GUIDE 200 TOWNSCENE

Got plans? You do now.

208 SECOND GLANCE

A presentation of the last 99 covers of TOWN, encompassing hundreds of stories from the Upstate and beyond.

TOWN ESSAY

Long-time TOWN contributor and local author Scott Gould reminds us why storytelling is important.

THIS PAGE: Model Felicia Smith poses on the staircase in the foyer of the Poinsett Club during our fall fashion shoot in August 2018. This photograph appeared in “Age of Excess” in our October 2018 issue. // photograph by Paul Mehaffey ON THE COVER: Dog Walker, woodcut, edition of 20, 24” x 24,” by Greenville artist Kent Ambler.

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Letter

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ne hundred issues. When you’re climbing a mountain, the experience feels challenging, exhilarating, defeating at times. But you’re curious: what does it look like from the top? In the world of publishing, though, you hope that the top never arrives. The top is what you strive for, not what you hope to achieve. Our 100th issue is a celebration. Of the writers, photographers, designers, stylists, and illustrators who bring these stories to life through their curiosity, talent, and hard work, their desire to peel back the layers of the people, places, and experiences that make our community vibrate. That make it singular. That make it one of the best areas in the country to live. We are lucky here. It’s a mark of gratitude to our advertisers, supporters, and readers, those who find value and purpose in the work we do. Those who help to fuel it. It’s a look back at the beginning of this publication. Our founding editor Jack Bacot was the creative catalyst, along with our publisher Mark Johnston, who struck the matchbox to light the fire of TOWN. Art director Paul Mehaffey and I, then as managing editor, worked with Jack to produce the first issue that rolled off the presses—April 2011. Jack steered TOWN for nearly two years, then moved on to lead the marketing efforts of private jet company Tempus. Now, after excelling in the publishing world, Jack is the chief marketing officer for the accounting firm Elliott Davis, based in Greenville. Paul and I are indebted to Jack and to Mark for showing us the starting line and then leaving us to find the way. We haven’t paved it alone. Without your stories, TOWN wouldn’t exist. We’re harnessing the progressive, creative, wonderfully special aspects of life here and packaging them into words and images. Like electricity, or a rock dropped into water, the reverberation is long. We want to be the light switch. But the light belongs to you, dear reader, for you create that which inspires us. Because this community is growing exponentially, there will, thankfully, always be more stories to tell. This 100th issue is a snapshot, a moment in time. An opportunity to share what we’ve created in nearly ten years. It’s a pictorial history, a cultural witness. We are documentarians as much as storytellers. Thank you for paving the paths for us to find. Blair Knobel Editor-in-Chief

Our 100th issue cover by Greenville artist Kent Ambler (Dog Walker, woodcut, edition of 20, 24” x 24”) evokes the same spirit as our first cover (Our Town, paper collage on canvas, 20” x 30”) by Greenville artist Judy Verhoeven.

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Fill your Southern soul with bluesy rock tunes from husband-and-wife duo Tedeschi Trucks Band. This Grammywinning match made in musical heaven combines Susan Tedeschi’s rich powerhouse vocals with Derek Trucks’s expert guitar pickin’ for a rockin’ celebration of deep American roots. An upbeat, downhome set will have you out of your seat dancing all night long. CCNB Amphitheatre at Heritage Park, 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville. July 6, 7pm. $28-$199; ccnbamphitheatre.com

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SARAH PARTRIDGE, JAZZ Initially a silver-screen hopeful—she starred alongside Tom Cruise in 1983’s sock-sliding Risky Business—Sarah Partridge and her foray into fame took an unexpected turn after a rousing karaoke performance of Gershwin’s iconic jazz standard, “Summertime.” In the years since, Partridge has transformed into a powerhouse vocalist, performing and recording with a number of genre greats while dropping a string of successful jazz albums—including 2017’s Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian, which earned spots on several Best of 2017 jazz selections.

The rain in Spain may stay mainly on the plain, but the Cockney princess comes to the Upstate in this Broadway classic. Flower girl Eliza Doolittle worries more about where her next penny is coming from than her crooked English accent. That is, until she meets Henry Higgins, a dialect expert who vows to transform this simple dandelion into a fragrant rose by the Embassy Ball. Packed with plenty of comedy, sing-along, and heartfelt emotion, this Glow Lyric Theatre production is one not to be missed. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville. July 20–Aug 2. Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8pm; Sat–Sun, 2pm & 8pm. $38-$48. (864) 558-4569, glowlyric.com

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Carolina Music Museum, 516 Buncombe St, Greenville. Sat, July 6, 7:30–9pm. Adults, $15; students, $5. (864) 520-8807, carolinamusicmuseum.org

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THE MARCUS KING BAND— “HOMETOWN THROWDOWN” With all the old soul of an artist three times his age—and the vocal chops to match—it’s sometimes hard to believe that Marcus King is just barely over drinking age. But the Greenville-bred bluesman hails from a long line of musicians and has seasoned his craft well enough to have his name splashed across the pages of Rolling Stone magazine, not to mention has earned a musical tutelage from Allman Brothers/Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes. The band has released three studio albums to date, including last year’s Carolina Confessions, which rounded out at the number-two slot on Billboard’s Blues Albums Charts.

AN EVENING WITH CHRIS BOTTI Besides enjoying a massively successful solo career, musician Chris Botti has also duetted with Sting, Michael Bublé, and Jill Scott, among others. Given his unique musical flavor and plenty of onstage enthusiasm, it’s not difficult to see why Botti has become the highest-selling American instrumentalist. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, July 20, 8pm. $45$65. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

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zWhat-Not-To-Miss / NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK While it’s somewhat hard to believe that a group of teenagers wearing denim vests and poofy gelled hairstyles could possibly be “hangin’ tough,” the New England quintet struck pop music gold in 1988 with the release of their second studio album. Chart toppers like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” and “Step by Step” catapulted NKOTB into boy band superstardom, spawning a hundredthousands-strong fan club and an American Music Award. NKOTB’s Mixtape Tour will hit all the nostalgic notes for ’80s babies, thanks to guest spots by rap duo Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty by Nature. Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Wed, July 10, 7:30pm. $40-$140. (864) 241-3800, bonsecourswellnessarena.org

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z Following its official Broadway premiere in December of 2016, Dear Evan Hansen has become something of a phenomenon in the musical world, racking up multiple Tony awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, not to mention a 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Penned by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, the original production focuses on socially anxious high school student Evan Hansen. When awkward encounters and a case of mistaken identity kick up a dust storm of turmoil in his life, Hansen is forced to navigate through a series of increasingly difficult circumstances on his path to self-acceptance. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. July 2–7. Tues–Wed, 7:30pm; Thurs, 6pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 1pm & 6:30pm. $55-$115. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

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z So, what do you do when deposed from the rightful throne and sent off to sea with your young daughter? Why, you create a horrific storm (the tempest, for those unaccustomed to Bard lingo) and shipwreck the traitors until you take back what’s yours. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind storyline between Prospero, Alonso, and Miranda, and the dramatics Shakespeare creates with just a few twists will leave you feeling a little lost at sea yourself. Falls Park, Greenville. July 11–Aug 4. Thurs–Sun, 7pm. Free. (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com

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z Dust off your dancing shoes and circle July 12th on your calendar—Euphoria’s Tapas & Tinis is sure to have you swinging into the rest of summer. Chef Tony Schmidt of Performance Food Service will roll out a variety of small plates complemented by flavorful ’tinis from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Larceny Bourbon and dance-inducing beats by DJ Rehab. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, 300 College St, Greenville. Fri, July 12, 7pm. $55. euphoriagreenville.com

BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR BEAUTIFUL MINDS z Greenville’s Gateway House presents its yearly fundraising event as one of the Upstate’s premier advocates for psychiatric rehabilitation and adult mental illness. Steel Toe Stiletto will be rocking the house all night, with silent and live auctions also in the works. Beer, wine, and delectable dining will also be on tap, so nab your ticket now. Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr, Greenville. Fri, Aug 2, 7–11pm. $50. (864) 242-9193, gateway-sc.org

Liberty Bridge Jump-Off These superhuman athletes make hopping over a high bar using a giant, flexible toothpick look like a cakewalk. Join Greenville native (and Olympic silver medalist) Sandi Morris and other members of the elite American Track League as they take to the downtown streets for a day of stick-jumping education, jump-runs, and entertainment, culminating in an epic men’s and women’s pole vault competition at 7pm. Then, cool down your adrenaline at the family-friendly after-party. 550 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, July 6, 10am–10pm. Free. libertybridgejumpoff.com

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Larkin’s entertained more than 350 guests for Euphoria’s Roast & Toast, which celebrated the festival’s officia ticket launch. Kelly Jo and Buffaloe kept guests grooving while several area eateries—White Stone Oyster Co., Swig & Swine, Soby’s New South Cuisine, Restaurant 17, and Greenbrier Farms—showcased their talents. Larkin’s, Crazy Beautiful Wines, Quest Brewing, Sierra Nevada, and Stella Artois were also on hand, serving refreshments.

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An Evening of Hope commenced at the Project HOPE Gala, hosting more than 630 guests and 80 volunteers at the Greenville Convention Center. The evening included speeches and videos, live and silent auctions, and ended with a dance party. More than $1 million was raised, in addition to Laurin and Tab Patton generously gifting 30 acres of land and property facilities to create the lasting Hope Academy and Bridging the Gap programs. By Bonfire Visuals

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Hispanic Alliance’s La Fiesta May 3, 2019 A festive celebration of the Upstate’s Latin leaders and culture, the Hispanic Alliance’s annual La Fiesta event was nothing short of vibrant and flavo ful. With soul rock and Latin pop music from Kelly Jo and the Marcel Portilla Band, and a menu from The Lazy Goat’s Diego Campos, this formal event showcased lively Latin artists while promoting a more inclusive Upstate. By the end of the night, the Hispanic Alliance raised more than $75,000 for its agencies. By Bonfire Visuals

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graduate of Georgia State University, Matt discovered his life’s purpose while working a part-time job at a small funeral home during the school holidays. “I felt humbled by the opportunity to help people during the most difficult time of their life. This is a way to truly make a difference.” Indeed, Matt carries on a long tradition of compassionate expertise. At the helm of Greenville’s oldest funeral home, he is dedicated to helping families of all faiths celebrate and remember the ones they love most. Like founder James F. Mackey before him, Matt is passionate about the Greenville community. That’s why he gives back as an active member of Brushy Creek Elementary PTA and as a faithful member of Brushy Creek Baptist Church.

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for one another, and a spur-of-the-moment meetup in Paris assured them they both wanted to be more than friends. However, Charlotte’s organization maintained a strict “no dating” policy for her first year abroad, so she and Christian waited patiently for their next rendezvous at Chris’s home in the Netherlands. When her first year wrapped up, they became a pair, and less than a year later, Chris popped the question during an

Global Affair: World-travelers Charlotte and Chris met in Germany, were engaged in France, and returned to Greenville to tie the knot. The ceremony at Furman University was a stunning homecoming for Charlotte, who now lives in Belgium with Chris.

autumn picnic in Versailles. In April, the two exchanged vows in Furman’s Daniel Chapel, honoring Chris’s roots with a Dutch wedding hymn. Charlotte and Chris are now settled into their home in Leuven, Belgium, where Chris is studying theology and Charlotte is working as a missionary. BY DINSMORE PHOTOGRAPHS

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Weddings Marie-Lisette Dimitrew & James Chapman September 15, 2018 After meeting serendipitously at Greenville’s Sharpshooters Gun Club, Marie-Lisette Dimitrew and James Chapman became casual acquaintances. But it wasn’t until New Year’s Eve two years later that they reconnected, shared a kiss, and finally took their shot at true love. MarieLisette claims the stars simply aligned, and their romance was off with a bang. The couple dated for two and a half years before officially tying the knot at Sleepy Hollow Barn & Plantation in Clemson, where they were greeted by an unanticipated guest: Hurricane Florence. Luckily, the storm failed to dampen the couple’s flame, and the heavy rains held off long enough for the first-look photoshoot and the outdoor ceremony. With a quippy response to Florence’s threat, these unwavering newlyweds toasted to married life with Hurricane cocktails. Family friend Dawn Stevenson provided the cake, and Greg Foster Florists designed the bouquets. James and Marie-Lisette are ready to tackle any adventures that lie ahead, as James begins active duty in the Army within the next year. BY MIRA PHOTOGRAPHS

Mary Catherine Keith & John Echols June 16, 2018 Love knows no bounds—especially regarding the romance of Mary Catherine Keith and John Echols. She was a freshman and he was a junior leading their Guatemala mission trip over Christmas break. After becoming close friends, they quickly recognized something special stirring. That next summer they made their relationship official, fittingly on Mary Catherine’s August birthday. Fast forward two years, in Asheville, when John proposed on New Year’s Eve 2017. The steps of the Grove Park Inn will now be known to John and Mary Catherine as the place they made the decision to share their lives together. The two celebrated an outdoors wedding and reception with friends and family at The Hollow at Paris Mountain, which became the new backdrop for their love story. The couple’s friend captured the ceremony via a painting, incorporating details from their time in Guatemala. The painting now hangs in their new home, as a reminder of their love for each other. The couple is happily living in Athens, Georgia, where Mary Catherine is a photographer and John is an assistant general manager at Chick-Fil-A. BY JESSI NICHOLS PHOTOGRAPHY

Meg Randall & Curt Bagwell April 27, 2019 For diehard Clemson followers, few other loves outpace fan fever. But when the 2016 Clemson football season began, Meg Randall and Curt Bagwell’s Tiger love led them to each other. Quickly bonding during tailgates with family, the two soon realized they wanted to share their lives together. After a few years of dating, the couple went out for an afternoon in downtown Clemson. In the chaos of Meg trying to find her lost phone, Curt awaited the perfect moment to propose. Finally, he asked Meg to be his wife at Clemson’s Memorial Stadium. “There truly must be something in these hills,” says Meg when talking about their April wedding at Fort Hill in Clemson, followed by a reception at the Madren Conference Center on Lake Hartwell. While the wedding was not directly Clemson-themed, there were hints of orange in the bouquet and boutonnières. The newlyweds are now searching for a home in Greenville, while Meg works as a physical therapist and Curt as an attorney. BY JACOB DEAN PHOTOGRAPHY HEARING WEDDING BELLS? TOWN Magazine wants to publish your wedding announcement. If you currently live or grew up in the Upstate and were recently married, please write to us at TOWN Magazine, Attn: Weddings, 581 Perry Ave, Greenville, SC 29611, or e-mail weddings@towncarolina.com. Due to space constraints, inclusion is not guaranteed. 42 TOWN / towncarolina.com

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1 “The clock was ticking way too fast, and I recall the pressure to ‘get it right.’ Carl’s health was failing, and I realized this was probably his last interview. What he couldn’t verbalize, he conveyed with his eyes.The same eyes that saw colors no one else could, resulting in magnificent a t that will stand as his enduring legacy.”—Stephanie Trotter

(above) Late legendary artist Carl Blair found a deep pleasure in the creative process, even during his battle with Parkinson’s disease and dementia throughout his later life. For nearly 60 years, he was a tireless advocate and teacher, instrumental in guiding the careers of many Upstate artists including Diane Kilgore Condon, Eric Benjamin, Matt Baumgardner, and Mark Mulfinger.

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MODERN MAN MAY 2017 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY ELI WARREN

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SPEED OF LIGHT MAY 2018 BY SCOTT GOULD / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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As a launching pad for a generation of young artists, The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities is lauded for successfully developing creative talent across the arts spectrum. These 2018 graduates— (left to right) actor Chris Aimone, dancer Robert Mason, and artist Wes Quattlebaum—continue to shoot for stardom in the national spotlight.

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(below) A native of Columbia, South Carolina, Michael Del Priore began his artistic career sketching pastel portraits for mall shoppers. Today, his oil paintings hang in the U.S. Capitol and Congressional boardrooms and chambers across the nation, including his portrait of the late U.S. representative Henry Hyde.

(opposite) South Carolina son and world-renowned sculptor Grainger McKoy crafts fantastically detailed wooden replicas of birds. His life-sized pieces capture more than anatomy—he also recreates environments, behavior, and movement. McKoy’s exhibition legacy spans from the High Museum in Atlanta to New York’s American Museum of Natural History, and most recently to the Greenville County Museum of Art.

PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST OCTOBER 2014 BY JOHN JETER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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“In the process of writing this piece, Grainger and his wife, Floride, invited me to visit their stunning home in Sumter, South Carolina.When I entered his sawdust-coated studio, I was a bit in awe, but Grainger graciously unfolded his story, the story of an extraordinary sculptor obsessed with the biology of birds, whose faith informs every single moment of his life. I was truly humbled by his talent, generosity, and passion for the well-being of others.”—Abby Moore Keith

THE PEACE OF WILD THINGS OCTOBER 2016 BY ABBY MOORE KEITH / PHOTOGRAPHS BY KATIE FIEDLER

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A member of the first family of American painting, Jamie Wyeth, son of revered Americana painter Andrew Wyeth, has continued the family’s artistic legacy with his celebrated painting prowess. Several of the Wyeth family works are part of the Greenville County Museum of Art’s permanent collection.

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JEANS GENIUS JANUARY 2013 BY RUTA FOX / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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BLOW BY BLOW DECEMBER 2017 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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ABOUT FACE APRIL 2019 BY ANDREW HUANG / PHOTOGRAPHS BY WILL CROOKS

(opposite) Colin O’Reilly creates delicate glassware from years of art study and experience. After living and working in the Southwest, he now bases his studio Terrane Glass Designs in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. His beautifully constructed Oklahoma barware won Best in Show for Garden & Gun’s Made in the South Awards in 2016.

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(above) Seth Roberts, owner of Spartanburg’s Hub City Vintage, scours eBay, Etsy, and estate sales for Seiko watches, meticulously inspecting, cleaning, and cataloguing parts from each watch before reassembling. He began working on vintage Seikos as a hobby, fascinated by their complex puzzle: “Getting to take something that was useless before and bring it back to life fulfills me,” he says.

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IF THE SHOE FITS MARCH 2018 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(above) Shoe designer Armin Oehler hails from Germany but settled in Greenville twenty years ago. His elegantly made shoes, sold in 30 boutiques throughout the Southeast, are crafted from the finest leather made at his family’s tannery in Europe.

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(opposite) Pam Owens, co-owner of Jugtown Pottery with her husband, Vernon, is a prominent member of the unique ceramics community in Seagrove, North Carolina, which boasts nearly 20 0 potters of its 30 0 residents. Pam, who comes from a line of wellknown potters in New Hampshire, makes many of Jugtown’s glazes.

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Travis Owens is part of an unbroken line of potters in the Jugtown Pottery community within Seagrove, North Carolina, that stretches back seven generations. Owens specializes in large pots, some requiring up to 75 pounds of clay.

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ODE TO JOY FEBRUARY 2017 BY SCOTT GOULD / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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Through his “country noir,” North Carolina novelist David Joy investigates the darker side of rural Appalachia to reveal the depths of the human condition. Paul Mehaffey photographed Joy at his 10 acre home in Waynesville, North Carolina.

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“Art should illuminate the human condition.That’s what I’m trying to do here—show us something about ourselves.”—David Joy

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(opposite) Author David Joy, pictured with his dog Charlie, has penned several novels, edited anthologies, and contributed to the likes of Garden & Gun and TIME magazine. He recently won the 2019 Southern Book Prize for his latest novel, The Line That Held Us.

(below) Inspired by her Costa Rican heritage, Vicky Brown composes creative pieces that have won national writing awards. Brown is a 2018 graduate of the prestigious South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities.

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(below) Poet Glenis Redmond worked with the Peace Center’s Peace Voices program as its poetin-residence, promoting spoken word poetry among Upstate youth. She is a workshop leader with the Kennedy Center’s Partnership in Education Program in Washington, D.C.

(opposite) Moody Black is an award-winning spokenword artist, actor, and chess instructor. He also teaches in classrooms across the Upstate as a SmartARTS teacher. “Happiness is a choice,” he says. “Write what you gotta write, get up tomorrow and fight.”

FREEDOM OF SPEECH JULY 2012 BY GLENIS REDMOND / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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MOVER, SHAKER, SPEAKER MAY 2018 BY JAC VALITCHKA / PHOTOGRAPH BY WILL CROOKS

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1 MAN OF HIS WORD JULY 2017

Nationally celebrated Appalachian writer and Western Carolina University professor Ron Rash has a wide repertoire of works. He’s penned seven novels, four poetry collections, and six short-story compilations, including Chemistry and Other Stories, which received the O. Henry prize twice for “Speckled Trout” and “Pemberton’s Bride.”

Ashley Warlick has penned four novels, including her most recent, The Arrangement. Her work has been featured in The Oxford American and Garden & Gun, and she currently teaches fiction at Queens University. A partner at M. Judson Booksellers, Warlick is currently working on a novel featuring Atalaya Castle in Georgetown County, South Carolina.

BY DAVID JOY / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

FORTRESS BY THE SEA JULY 2018 BY ASHLEY WARLICK / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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When he was a mere four years old, author and long-time TOWN contributor Scott Gould animated supper-table talk with his own outlawchasing, train-robbing adventure tales. Now he reminds us why a love for storytelling is universal, human, and soulfully captivating.

Stories of our lives AUTHOR SCOTT GOULD REMINDS US WHY WORDS ARE IMPORTANT // por trait by Paul Mehaf fey

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hen the folks at TOWN asked me to write a piece commemorating their 100th issue—and to make the subject of the essay the importance and value of stories—my first thought was, Why tell you something you already know? My second thought: But maybe you’ve forgotten. So here I am. I believe we live in shaky, uncertain times for good stories and decent storytellers. Life around us accelerates at the speed of 280 characters per tweet. The Instagram “story” (eye roll intended) evaporates into the valueless ether after twenty-four hours. The parts of the brain (and the soul) meant to capture and contemplate good stories are so assaulted with wave after wave of innuendo and triviality and static, it’s often hard to separate the real from the unreal from the surreal. Thankfully somewhere in the threads of our DNA, we’re inescapably hard-wired to love a truly good story. That stubborn strand of humanity that feeds on stories might, at times, become swamped by the muck of the modern world, but it is always there at the ready when we need it most. And lest you think I’ve become the proverbial old man, screaming at people to get off his metaphorical lawn, consider this: There ain’t a kid alive who looks up from her pillow at bedtime and whispers, “Mommy, read me your tweets,” or “Daddy, can I watch your Insta-feed until I fall asleep?” Ultimately, we—young and old— crave real, honest stories. And we never forget the good ones. All of us can probably name our favorite book as a kid. (Mine? Cowboy Sam.) That’s because we love the story between the covers—the beginnings and middles and ends populated by often unforgettable characters. Who doesn’t look forward to a happilyever-after, because we started with a once-upon-a-time? We love stories because we can’t help ourselves. Lately, however, we seem to help ourselves less and less.

I don’t mean to sound an alarm for the death of stories. Just the opposite. Good stories well-told will always exist, because we will always need them. But the best of our stories take time—time to create them, time to tell them, time to savor them, time to preserve them. And these days, the insatiable demand for time far outweighs the meager supply, and for that simple reason, good stories are forced to fight harder and harder to be heard. But good lord, when wonderful story—a gut-wrenching or heart-breaking or joy-producing or smileinducing story—breaks through the twenty-first century cacophony . . . well those are the good days to be human.

THE MIDDLE I do not descend from a long line of Southern raconteurs. My Granddaddy Scott, the northeast Alabama lawyer/foxhunter, bent the truth just enough to spin a good tale, but other than him, I don’t really have a roster of storytellers in my lineage. What I did have early on were people who happily listened to any story I told, no matter how crazy or impossible the plot. When I was four or five, my father and mother would come home f om work, and once we were all seated at the dinner table, my father invariably asked, “So what did you have going on today?” That would be my daily cue to launch into a quarter hour of outright lies, stories that usually featured a Western theme (a nod to the aforementioned, obviously influential Cowboy Sam). I made up stories about meeting the sheriff down at the creek and forming a posse and chasing some random bad guy across York County. Sometimes I was the bad guy and had stopped robbing trains long enough to come home for my mother’s meatloaf. I owned a horse. And a pearl-handled six-gun. And over dinner, I suddenly had an audience, which is something every storyteller requires. Without knowing it, around that table, I figu ed out that any good story has four basic components: a beginning, a middle, an end, and a subject somebody might appreciate. It just sort of soaked in without me knowing. Some twenty years later, when I was a graduate student, my fiction writing teacher, William Price Fox, told me, “If you can tell a joke, you can write a story.” It took me a few decades to understand how correct Wild Bill was. A good story, like a decent joke, makes an implicit promise to the people

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Because we all have stories to tell, we suddenly have something in common, something that can magically shrink the distance between us and bring us together. Stories matter because they are a constant tie that binds. who receive it. A joke is a promise that you will laugh. A story is a promise of an unplanned journey, and the destination is someplace you’ve never been. Might be a temporary glimpse inside someone’s life. Might be a peek inside a different world. Might be an utter surprise. Stories are important because of the promises they make to us, because of the journeys they provide the people who create them and those who enjoy hearing them. Stories preserve the past. Stories curate the present. Stories speculate about the future. And stories deserve to be respected. I wish I’d understood this when I was in Alabama fifty years ago, curled up with my granddaddy in his recliner. I would have written down some of his lies.

THE END I don’t know if the people at TOWN would agree with me, but when you pick up (and I mean pick up in the literal sense, actually put the pages in your hands) a copy of their magazine, what you’re holding, above all else, is an anthology of wonderful slices of human nature revealed through words and pictures. After I read an issue, I come away more sure than ever of one thing: every person owns a story worth telling. (This isn’t a new idea. I’ve believed this for years. Give me a half hour with anybody, any stranger, and I’ll find their story.) Everyone, everywhe e, has some burden they’re

shouldering or some happiness they are bursting to share or some relative who always drinks too much wine at family reunions. Listen, I realize not every person can tell a story, but every person possesses one. Do you see how the dots begin to connect? Because we all have stories to tell, we suddenly have something in common, something that can magically shrink the distance between us and bring us together. That is, finally, why stories matter: because they a e a constant tie that binds. Now, more than any time I can recall, we need those ties. But there are far more stories in the world than there are people to tell them. The way I look at it, that’s the reason for valuing and respecting the ones we are fortunate enough to enjoy, the ones that find their meandering way into the world. Sometimes I feel like good stories are like salmon swimming upstream to spawn. Only a few of them are gonna make it. The stories that complete that journey should be cherished. They are valuable. They entertain us. Feed our souls. Stir our curiosity. Make us human. Look, I’m a writer, and I’m going to write stories whether they get read or not, whether they get published or not. It’s sort of an inescapable way of life. But please don’t ever take for granted the fact a magazine exists that gathers up stories and presents them to you like some sort of unexpected, once-a-month Christmas present. One hundred times, they’ve taken the time and effort to find stories and put them into our hands. I hope they have the energy for a few hundred more issues. There are a lot of damn good stories out there, waiting to be told. THE 100TH ISSUE / 85

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CHOOSING WISELY AUGUST 2014 BY JAC VALITCHKA / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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Greenville native Delvin Choice rose to the national spotlight as one of eight final contestants on the sixth season of NBC’s The Voice.

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1 “From an early age, I was always taught to look for things that are needed and that we do not already have. There were always challenges put before me.”—Virginia Uldrick

MEET VIRGINIA NOVEMBER 2011 BY HEIDI CORYELL WILLIAMS / PHOTOGRAPH BY PATRICK CAVAN BROWN

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(opposite below) A life-long champion of the arts and arts education, Virginia Uldrick founded the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts & Humanities in 1999. After her passing in 2017, the school erected a bronze statue in her honor, which stands at the entrance to the campus.

(below) The Marshall Tucker Band, hailing from Spartanburg, rose to fame in the 1970 s with their characteristic Southern rock, “jam band” sound. Toy and Tommy Caldwell, Doug Gray, Paul Riddle, Jerry Eubanks, and George McCorkle are the band’s founding members.

BAND OF BROTHERS AUGUST 2011 BY JAC VALITCHKA / PHOTOGRAPH PROVIDED BY THE MARSHALL TUCKER BAND

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SOUND PROOF AUGUST 2014 BY JONATHAN KESSLER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(above) Gene Berger has had a long career in music, booking shows for more than forty years. He is the longtime owner of iconic record stores Horizon Records, where he continues to host in-store performances by a variety of acts.

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(opposite) Rachel Yi, then a member of the Greenville Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Orchestra, performed Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64, at age 15.

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VIOLIN VIRTUOSO MAY 2016 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

“In our case we’ve been blessed, or it’s an act of denial because we’re too silly to close up. When one is faced with a challenge, you either have to reinvent and evolve or simply go the way of, say, a television store . . . when’s the last time you saw one of them?”—Gene Berger

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1 (below) Bertis Downs is the longtime manager, advisor, and friend of the band R.E.M. and steered the band to international acclaim. Paul Mehaffey photographed Downs at his office in Athens, Georgia.

(opposite) Bluegrass musicians and fans gather each Saturday at Breazeale’s Grocery in Pendleton, South Carolina, for impromptu jams.

FINDING BERTIS DOWNS FEBRUARY 2018 BY SCOTT GOULD / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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GRASS ROOTS AUGUST 2014 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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HOT WHEELS MAY 2011 BY JAC VALITCHKA / PHOTOGRAPH BY PATRICK CAVAN BROWN

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George Hincapie competed as an American professional road bicycle racer between 1994 and 2012. He rode 17 times in the Tour de France and in five consecutive Olympic Games. His brother, Rich Hincapie, founded Hincapie Sportswear in 20 02. The brothers now own Hotel Domestique and Restaurant 17, and started the cycling experience and competition Gran Fondo Hincapie in 2012, which has expanded to Chattanooga, Boise, and Fort Worth. Hincapie and his family live in Greenville.

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TRACK STAR JANUARY 2017 BY JOHN JETER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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(opposite) Greenville native Sandi Morris scored the silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the silver at the 2017 World Championships in Athletics. Morris is an American pole vault record holder. Paul Mehaffey photographed Sandi in December 2016, when she was in Greenville as the grand marshal of the Poinsettia Christmas Parade.

(below) The Greenville Boxing Club in the Village of West Greenville, in conjunction with the Center for Educational Equity, serves as a community outreach for neighborhood and underserved kids in need of after-school structure, physical activity, and help with school work.

POWER PLAY SEPTEMBER 2014 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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ROAD WARRIORS JUNE 2014 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(above) Husbands, fathers, and respectable professionals, including Rob Rogers, Chris Laundra, Nathan Galbreath, and Rob Howell, take to Caesars Head by full moonlight to coast down the curves of U.S. Highway 276 on tricked out skateboards.

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(right) World Cup phenom John Harkes leads the efforts of the newly formed professional soccer team Greenville Triumph: “I’m looking to create opportunities for the guys to play in championships, to win leagues. I’m totally believing in the team, in Greenville, and this ownership group. We all share the same vision.”

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FIELD & FIRE MARCH 2019 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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(below) Mike Buddie enjoyed an illustrious career in professional baseball, first drafted by the New York Yankees in 1992. He spent five seasons in the major leagues, including as part of the Yankees’ 1998 World Series team, then three years with the Milwaukee Brewers. From 2015 –2019, Buddie was the athletic director at Furman University before accepting the position as athletic director of the United States Military Academy.

(opposite) Cricket, an international bat-and-ball game that originated in England, is alive and well in Greenville as part of the Greater Greenville Cricket Club. Many of the club’s members hail from South Asia.

PITCHER PERFECT AUGUST 2016 BY JACK BACOT / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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WICKET GAME MARCH 2018 BY JOHN JETER / PHOTOGRAPHS BY ELI WARREN

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MAC DADDY MAY 2017 BY ANDREW HUANG / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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Alan Ethridge, the executive director of the Metropolitan Arts Council, has been the driving force behind arts advocacy in Greenville, working with a mighty staff and board to provide grants, marketing assistance, community outreach, and cultural programming to fuel the arts community here.

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(below) Corporate coach and long-distance runner Dan Waldschmidt helps companies push beyond their perceived measure of success. Waldschmidt created a coaching strategy called EDGY for C-suiters he calls elite “business athletes.”

(opposite) Osnat Rosen spearheaded the creation of Greenville’s first Jewish Film Festival, which debuted in February 2019. Rosen envisioned the festival as a bridge for the community to better understand her Jewish heritage and to broaden the cultural experience here.

OVER THE EDGE JANUARY 2019 BY JOHN JETER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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“I want to show my heritage, to share, to celebrate, to educate.This is my small contribution to Greenville. It’s a Jewish film estival, but it’s a cultural thing, not a religious thing.We’re opening our doors to everyone.”—Osnat Rosen

SIGHT & SOUND FEBRUARY 2019 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY WILL CROOKS

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Pastor Terry Ferrell, 95 years old at the time of our story, was a beloved preacher at the Greenville Church of God of the Abrahamic Faith and a fervent collector of historic Edgefield Pottery, made by slaves during the nineteenth century. Pastor Ferrell passed away in 2018.

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KINGDOM OF CLAY AUGUST 2017 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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“They’ve gone back to the camps, out of a sense of obligation and as a part of the healing process, multiple times. Members of their family were killed, their dignity and innocence taken, but their indomitable spirit remains.”—Jac Valitchka

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(opposite) Spartanburg County residents Sandor and Livia Koser came to America from Hungary in 1997. They both were taken to concentration camps during WWII and barely survived. The Kosers, among others, were honored during the Upstate’s Year of Altruism in 2013, which remembered stories of Jewish persecution, as well as celebrated our community’s efforts to care for and uplift others.

(below) Rabbi Marc Wilson, along with Robert St. Claire and Courtney Tollison Hartness, Ph.D., kickstarted the Year of Altruism movement in response to the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht, a night of widespread violence against those of Jewish descent in 1938 considered to be the beginning of the Holocaust.

ONE LIGHT SEPTEMBER 2013 BY JAC VALITCHKA / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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Andrea Cooper is the executive director of Upstate Forever, an organization that protects more than 20,0 0 0 acres of our natural resources through environmental studies and conservation efforts. Upstate Forever received the 2018 Charitable Giving Award for Community Spirit.

FOR LAND'S SAKE NOVEMBER 2018 BY M. LINDA LEE / PHOTOGRAPH BY ELI WARREN

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Easy Rider JACK BACOT, TOWN’S FOUNDING EDITOR, TAKES THE HIGH ROAD / by Steven Tingle // por trait by Paul Mehaf fey

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few years ago, I traveled with Jack Bacot to the annual PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Florida. As we walked through the convention center, Jack was wearing a smartly cut gray suit with a white shirt and silver tie. His wavy salt-and-pepper hair was in full, buoyant glory, and his black cap-toe shoes were shined to an onyx-like gleam. He looked decidedly out of place among the golf pros and industry executives in their no-iron khaki pants and billowing golf shirts. Basically Jack looked like he always does: like a guy who is quite comfortable to be where he is but probably has somewhere more important to go afterwards. I followed Jack to a large room on the second floor of the building where the Golf Writers Association of America was holding its annual meeting. As we walked in, all heads turned in our direction. Soon we were surrounded by dozens of golf writers who were eager to shake Jack’s hand and find out what he’d been up to for the past several years. It was like walking into a Vegas lounge with Dean Martin. Jack was the coolest guy in the room, but he was also the most modest. Despite having not seen many of these people in close to a decade, he knew almost everyone’s name, and instead of talking about himself he asked questions: “How are your kids? What are you working on? Playing much golf?” But Jack wasn’t holding court, he was nourishing relationships, and it was one-hundred percent authentic. After an hour or so of catching up, Jack grabbed me by the shoulder and said, “C’mon Tingle-Ting (a nickname he refuses to stop calling me), let’s go find the bar.” In my memory, that afternoon in Orlando was a lesson in charisma. But I have many similar Jack Bacot stories. Since meeting Jack eight years ago, when he was the editor-in-chief of this magazine, I have come to know him as one of the most thoughtful, generous, caring, and loyal friends a person can have. He is also one of the most charming. If I am ever in a room full of strangers and want to disappear I need only stand next to Jack. It’s as if his magnetism renders me invisible. Of course he would argue this point

and be downright embarrassed at the suggestion. But that is part of Jack’s charm. His humility is genuine. Walking down Greenville’s Main Street after a business event, I told Jack I was envious of his social skills and ability to work a room. He laughed and said, “The truth is, at those kind of things, I am just as uncomfortable as you are.” Jack Bacot came to Greenville in 2007 by way of Charlotte, then Charleston, where he’d spent years embedded in the publishing industry with stints as a senior editor with Garden & Gun magazine and editor-in-chief of Golf Business, the publication of the National Golf Course Owner’s Association. Jack was also deeply involved in custom publishing, working as editor for the NFL San Francisco 49ers GameDay magazine, Charleston Place magazine, GolfStyles Carolina, and Golf Product News, hence his strong connection to the golf industry. In Greenville, Jack became editor-in-chief of G, a local lifestyle magazine that, despite a dedicated readership, folded in 2010 under the pressures of print journalism’s razor-thin margins. Shortly after, Jack and Mark Johnston, publisher and president of Community Journals, launched TOWN magazine. As its founding editor-in-chief, Jack launched a bold aesthetic. He placed a premium on design, photography, and illustration, and gave wide berth to a hand-picked team of local and regional freelance writers and authors. Jack left TOWN in 2012 to launch Tempus, a luxury lifestyle magazine for private-jet owners. As editor-in-chief of Tempus, as well as vice president of marketing for Tempus’ parent company, Tempus Jets, Jack created an awardwinning quarterly publication featuring writers such as Walter Isaacson and Winston Groom. The magazine, headquartered in a tiny office in downtown Greenville, could be found on the lacquered tables of private jets as well as in the lounges of private airports all over the world. In the spring of 2016, Jack stepped away from the turbulent world of private aviation, and a few months later accepted a unique and compelling challenge: bring a stylish, contemporary vibe to a 100-year-old accounting firm. Working as chief marketing officer for Elliott Davis, a Greenville-based firm with offices throughout the Southeast, Jack has launched yet another magazine, Braintrust, which fuses business, travel, art, and innovation. Rick Davis, CEO of Elliott Davis, describes it as cross between the Harvard Business Journal and Garden & Gun. Over the years, I’ve asked Jack multiple times about his secret to success, and he always gives me the same answer: attitude. One recent evening, over cocktails, I questioned Jack as to how someone goes from magazine editor to CMO of a top accounting firm. Jack put down his bourbon and ginger, and spread his arms wide, palms up. “I’m always open to new things,” he said. “And I’m always positive. If you coast through life with a good attitude, then good things will happen.” This positivity is another part of Jack’s infectious spirit. He’s the kind of guy, who at 62 and after multiple surgeries, buys an electric motorcycle. (Although it should be noted that Leigh, Jack’s wife and physician with Woodward Medical Center, only allows him to ride it on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph.) Seeing Jack cruising on that bike, his tailored suit flapping in the wind and his tie flailing behind him like the tail of a kite, it’s hard not to be a bit jealous of his enthusiasm, and the quiet confidence of a guy who is nothing short of a class act.

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After founding TOWN with Mark Johnston in 2011, maverick man Jack Bacot left to develop other publications before landing at Elliott Davis as chief marketing officer. Bacot’s humility, enthusiasm, and confidence have led him to leadership roles across the editorial realm, including gigs at Garden & Gun, Golf Business, and Charleston Place.

“I’m always open to new things. And I’m always positive. If you coast through life with a good attitude, then good things will happen.”—Jack Bacot THE 100TH ISSUE / 119

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2 Straddling the North Carolina and Tennessee border, Morton Overlook in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of countless majestic vistas within a short drive of the Upstate.

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REFINEMENT REBORN MAY 2018 BY BLAIR KNOBEL / PHOTOGRAPHS COURTESY OF THE DEWBERRY

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“The Dewberry is an experience and continuation of the past: of the land it rests on, the structure it occupies, and its new tale of exquisite accommodations, service, and fi stclass amenities.”—Blair Knobel

In the former L. Mendel Rivers Federal Building, The Dewberry’s midcentury aesthetic is an homage to its shell. The hotel offers unobstructed views from its rooftop lounge, Citrus Club. Reflecting on her stay at the boutique hotel, editor-in-chief Blair Knobel says, “John Dewberry’s creation is the essence of Charleston sophistication and Southern hospitality—a hotel that feels like home and blissfully beyond it.”

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NIGHT LIGHTS JUNE 2018 BY LIBBY MCMILLAN HENSON / PHOTOGRAPH BY SCOTT RAMSEY Standing at 6,292 feet along the Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina’s Waterrock Knob provides wide views of several mountain ranges. “Expect an unparalleled day’s end if you come early enough to enjoy sunset,” says contributing writer Libby McMillan Henson.

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Returning to his parents’ homeland, editor-at-large Andrew Huang reconnects to Taiwan’s lush tropics and intense food culture. “I learned that Taiwanese people love eating perhaps more than they love breathing, sleeping, and making love,” Huang says. At the night market, tiny street-side stands entice shoppers with an array of exotic fruits and vegetables, dumplings, noodles, and other foods.

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TASTE OF HOME JULY 2017 WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY ANDREW HUANG

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Photograph of model Ashtyn Lowery of Directions USA by Paul Mehaffey, from “Material Obsession,” October 2017

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Hailing from Greensboro, North Carolina, Marilyn’s Agency model Kaylee Glidewell poses in an Adelyn Rae Wesley velvet blazer during a fall fashion shoot at the Poinsett Club in Greenville.

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ENDS OF THE EARTH OCTOBER 2017 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(opposite above left) Model Felicia Smith of Marilyn’s Agency lounges in a vintage wingback chair in a foyer at the Poinsett Club for our October 2018 fall fashion shoot.

(above, opposite above & opposite center) For TOWN’s 2017 fall fashion shoot, Directions USA models Addie McBryde (opposite) and Vanessa Gordon (above) braved the sultry late August heat at Greenbrier Farms’s property in Pickens County.

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South Carolina model Maggie Rawlins Douglas wears a Valentino gown from Labels Designer Consignments, photographed at the home of style editor Laura Linen. Shortly after this shoot, Douglas went on to sign with several national and global agencies, posing for the likes of Garnier and Sports Illustrated.

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3 (below) Charlestonbased Croghan’s Jewel Box creates insect style with its Goldbug Collection.

(opposite) Pour La Victoire Hettie tassel heels from Blossom Shoes & Such, and a Dolce Vita Halo heel from Monkee’s of the West End.

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SOLE SISTER MAY 2018 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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POP CULTURE APRIL 2019 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPHS BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(opposite) Marilyn’s Agency model Amy Lee Mantooth joined TOWN for our 2017 spring fashion shoot, her first after a significant battle against cancer.

(above left) Bailey Harrs of 3BBM Modeling Agency wears a pair of Dex linen high-waist pants from J. Britt. Harrs made the cover for TOWN’s April 2019 issue, the first of her modeling career.

(above) Elise Clement of Marilyn’s Agency models a Finder’s Destination mini dress from J. Britt. The theme of this spring fashion shoot was color, and the dress paired perfectly with the marmalade-hued background.

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OFFICE HOURS MARCH 2017 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

HIGH STAKES AUGUST 2017 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

(above) Model Bronson Greene of Marilyn’s Agency wears Peter Millar from Smith & James.

(above right) Model Michael Fekete sports a pair of black denim jeans from Billiam and a COAST Apparel pullover.

(opposite) Sam Konduros models formal wear from Rush Wilson, Ltd., in a vintage 1965 Shelby Cobra from Blue Ridge Sports Cars.

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“There is nothing as classy as a gent in a tux in a Shelby Cobra. Thanks to Rodney Butterfiel and his collection of vintage cars at Blue Ridge Sports Cars, and our model Sam Konduros— who wore these formal togs as easily as James Bond, and worked as smoothly, too—this shoot was epically classic.”—Laura Linen

THAT'S CLASSIC AUGUST 2016 STYLED BY LAURA LINEN / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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BIRD MAN FEBRUARY 2018 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

Zen, a three-pound redtailed hawk, is one of North Carolina falconer Jason Hausman’s expert hunters. Red-tailed hawks are the most prevalent birds of prey in South Carolina—one of several raptor types Hausman has trained in the hunt.

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(below) Ecuadorian dressage master Julio Mendoza and his Olden gelding, Chardonnay, train and teach from their farm in Columbus, North Carolina. The two competed in the World Equestrian Games at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in 2018.

(opposite) Through the years, Monica Stevenson has developed a successful career in commercial photography, working for big name clients like Clinique and Coca- Cola. But her emotive portraits of equine and equestrian themes offer an opportunity to connect with horses, a personal passion. Stevenson splits her time between New York and Tryon, North Carolina.

RIDE OF HIS LIFE SEPTEMBER 2018 BY STEPHANIE TROTTER / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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DOUBLE LENS MARCH 2018 BY M. LINDA LEE / PHOTOGRAPHS BY MONICA STEVENSON

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Sealevel Systems founder and CEO Tom O’Hanlan and a group of land enthusiasts restore acres of Upstate property for sport, camaraderie, and posterity. Mill Pine Farm, O’Hanlan’s 50 0 acres in Pickens County, is being returned to a sustainable state, including the reintroduction of bobwhite quail.

(opposite below and above) George Campbell, Greenville attorney and O’Hanlan’s friend, comes from a long line of quail hunters.

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Greenville-based Dan Eastland of Dogwood Custom Knives crafts blades by hand, like this fillet knife with a C-Tec aluminum resin handle.

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“I started Discommon with $5,000,” Neil Ferrier says. “And it’s a terrible business model. We spend as much money as we make because we are always trying new things.” 160 TOWN / towncarolina.com

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(opposite) Neil Ferrier, founder of Greenville-based design firm Discommon, creates sleek products—like this dual grind straight razor with machined titanium handles—utilizing expertise he gained while working for sunglasses brand Oakley.

(below) Joey Subrizi, a founding member of the Old Crap Riders, enjoys an afternoon on his custommade bike.

WILD RIDE AUGUST 2013 BY STEVEN TINGLE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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(opposite left to right) Water-resistant wrist watches from Reeds Jewelers and Hook+Gaff.

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(below) Trail-running shoes from Fleet Feet Sports, Half-Moon Outfitters, and Sunrift Adventures.

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“The great challenge about photo composites is creating an atmosphere where everything syncs to one. The trail-running shoes photo probably took about 20 hours to complete.”—Paul Mehaffey

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A growing neighborhood town center that welcomes everyone. Whether you visit, work or live here, Legacy Square is blossoming into a shining centerpiece filled with a thoughtful collection of local shops and services for all. Located at the heart of Verdae’s high-growth area, this multi-phase town center surrounds the northeast end of Legacy Park and will ultimately include 13 acres of quality commercial development that provides accessibility and convenience to residents and visitors.

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ANCHORS AWAY FEBRUARY 2018 BY M. LINDA LEE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

Fresh oysters are an example of the upscale fish camp fare at Hello, Sailor, a retro seafood spot on Lake Norman in Cornelius, North Carolina.

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THE HANDS THAT FEED US JUNE 2018

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(opposite) A roundup of nature’s best immune boosters, this spicy, garlicky brew—otherwise known as Invincibilitea—is a silver bullet for cold and flu season.

(center) Upstate restaurants partner with local farms to source their menus with fresh produce, like these carrots from Margie Levine’s Crescent Farm, which she sells to Chef Jeff Kelly at Stella’s Southern Brasserie; (above) Chef Nick Graves utilized local producers to create inspired cuisine at Restaurant 17.

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Chef Michael Olbrantz’s pursuit of good food took him all over the world before he fell in love with Yucatecan cuisine, like the dulce calabaza (opposite) , poached squash topped with cinnamon-flavored syrup made from Mexican cane sugar, a feature of his fast-casual dining experience Mercado at new food hall Gather GVL.

“I like the idea of as many people as possible being able to try amazing food, especially different food at a place like Mercado, without having to spend a lot of money to do it.”—Chef Michael Olbrantz

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Anthony Pepe’s love for Italian cuisine is inspired by his grandmother Rosie’s homecooked Sunday suppers. Now he crafts his own dishes via Gather GVL’s The Pasta Addict.

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“When I married a halfIndian man, I inherited one small, silver spice tin,” says contributing editor Kathryn Davé. The tin has been a flavor savior for winter dishes, like this Indianspiced cauliflower soup.

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Chef Jamie Cribb and his older brother William of Cribbs Kitchen, Willy Taco, and FR8yard create artful, locally sourced dishes, like this scallop crudo, at Spartanburg’s Art Deco–tinged restaurant The Kennedy.

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(below) Chef Katie Button, coowner of Asheville’s popular restaurants Cúrate and Button & Co. Bagels, is one of several culinary stars elevating the Southeast’s diverse food scene. Chef Button has been nominated for multiple James Beard awards, including a semifinalist nomination for Rising Star Chef.

(opposite) Formerly of Restaurant 17, Chef Nick Graves is all about creative cuisine with a local focus. Graves trained under Charleston culinary legend Chef Frank Lee and Husk creator Chef Sean Brock. “Chef Lee told me that anyone can cook,” says Graves. “It’s all about being passionate and staying humble, and cooking what you want to eat.

APPALACHIAN TASTE DECEMBER 2017 BY M. LINDA LEE / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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TASTE OF HOME OCTOBER 2017

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Greg McPhee, chef and owner of The Anchorage in the Village of West Greenville, holds a pork saddle from Bethel Trails Farm. A key member of the original Husk team, McPhee opened The Anchorage in 2017 with a dedication to sourcing local produce, spurring him to found Horseshoe Farm with Chris Miller in Travelers Rest. In 2018, The Anchorage was a James Beard semifinalist for Best New Restaurant.

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SUPER SOUL APRIL 2019 BY KATHRYN DAVÉ / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

Chef de cuisine at Asheville’s Benne on Eagle, Chef Ashleigh Shanti serves up hefty plates honoring the African-American contribution to Appalachian soul food. Shanti joins Rhubarb chef-owner John Fleer in crafting Benne on Eagle’s West African–inspired menu.

Paul Mehaffey photographed Chef Adam Cooke, formerly of Restaurant 17, during his stint as chef and menu advisor for Due South Coffee Roasters. Cooke has since moved on from the shop, with new projects in the works.

CULINARY BREW SEPTEMBER 2018 BY ANDREW HUANG / PHOTOGRAPH BY PAUL MEHAFFEY

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“The South is so diverse. I could spend my entire life studying the micro-cuisines and micro-regions. It’s curiosity and fascination and being a nerd, but it’s also so enlightening and it changes my perspective, and that inspires my cooking.”—Chef Sean Brock

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Celebrated for his exploration of traditional Appalachian cuisine at Charleston eateries Husk and McCrady’s, Sean Brock launched his third Husk location in Greenville in 2017 before leaving the dining group for a solo venture the following year. A winner of the James Beard Best Chef Award, Southeast, and four-time finalist for Outstanding Chef, Brock has conquered multiple personal battles on his journey to culinary success. Paul Mehaffey photographed Brock at his home in Nashville, Tennessee.

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The Adams family opened their bistro’s doors in February 2008 and have been serving up flair and flavor ever since. Expect classics li a burger with a chargrilled certified Angus bee patty, as well as out-of-the-box picks like the Jack Daniel’s Pork Chop, charbroiled in a sweet and tangy Jack Daniel BBQ glaze. Be sure to visit the outdoor patio during the warmer months—weather permitting of course. $-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 221 Pelham Rd, #100. (864) 370-8055, adams-bistro.com THE ANCHORAGE

With a focus on local produce, Chef Greg McPhee’s globally influenced menu changes almost weekly. A hoard of fresh harvest arrives daily from area growers, like Horseshoe Farm in Travelers Rest, which informs McPhee's creative dishes. Sample the summer squash with red mole and salsa verde, then branch out with the Brasstown Beef flat i on with Daikon kim chi and flowering b occoli. The “For the Table” option offers house-made charcuterie, Blue Ridge Creamery cheese, Bake Room bread, and pickled veg, and don’t miss the outstanding cocktail program at the gorgeous bar upstairs. $$-$$$, D, SBR. Closed Mon–Tues. 586 Perry Ave. (864) 219-3082, theanchoragerestaurant.com

Augusta Grill is a Greenville institution of upscale comfort food. At the bar or in the intimate dining room, patrons can enjoy dishes such as the wild mushroom ravioli with pancetta and roasted garlic cream, or the sautéed rainbow trout with crabmeat beurre blanc. The lineup changes daily, but diners can always get Chef Bob Hackl’s highly soughtafter blackberry cobbler. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed

Sunday & Monday. 1818 Augusta St. (864) 242-0316, augustagrill.com BACON BROS. PUBLIC HOUSE

You might think you know what meat lover’s heaven looks like, but if you show up at Chef Anthony Gray’s gastropub, you’ll know for sure. From a board of house-cured, smoked, and dried meats, to a glass-walled curing room display, there’s no shortage of mouthwatering selections. The drink menu mirrors the food, featuring whiskeys, bourbons, bacon-infused liquors, and even smoked sorghum syrup. $$-$$$, L, D.

Closed Sunday. 3620 Pelham Rd. (864) 2976000, baconbrospublichouse.com BLOCKHOUSE

The Augusta Road crowd frequents the dark, cozy dining room here to knock back raw Gulf Coast oysters and happy-hour drink specials after work. An oldie but a goodie— 35 years strong and still kicking—Blockhouse offers a full menu of freshly prepared items including signatures like seafood gumbo and prime rib slow-roasted for eight hours. $$-$$$, L, D, SBR. 1619 Augusta Rd. (864) 2324280, blockhouse.net

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BOBBY’S BBQ

At his new barbecue spot on Main Street in Fountain Inn, Tay Nelson smokes all the meat over oak wood in 1,000-gallon smokers. Named for Nelson's late father and brother (both named Bobby), the restaurant prides itself on its scratchmade sides and desserts. Go for the awardwinning brisket and save room for the banana pudding. $, L, D (Thurs–Sat). Closed Sun–Wed. 1301 N Main St, Fountain Inn. (864) 409-2379, eatbobbys.com BRICK STREET CAFÉ

You’ll likely have to loosen your belt after chowing down at this Augusta Street mainstay that serves all the comforts of home. Try mom’s spaghetti, Miss Sara’s crab cakes, or the signature fried shrimp with sweet potato fries. But do save room for made-from-scratch sweets like the sweet potato cake, peanut butter cake, and apple pie (available for special-order, too). $$-$$$, L, D (Thurs–Sat). Closed Sun–Mon. 315 Augusta St. (864) 421-0111, brickstreetcafe.com

THE FAREHOUSE

Set in the historic Taylors Mill, The Farehouse imparts a laid-back feel ideal for neighborhood hangs. Begin with a pour from the brewery next door, 13 Stripes, and dig in to the beer-boiled peanuts or burrata salad. House-made pasta comes in various forms, like linguine with shrimp, bacon lardons, smoked cherry tomatoes, zucchini, peas, and a Parmesan cream sauce. Finish with a creative cocktail, like the Orange Fashioned or Where There’s Smoke. $$, L, D (Tues–Sat). 250 Mill St, PW3151, Taylors. (864) 509-6760, thefarehouse.com

The Nose Dive A Table 301 staple, The Nose Dive is city bar meets corner bistro. Beer, wine, and cocktails at its upstairs bar CRAFTED complement an ambitious menu of urban comfort food— whether it be a seasonal veggie plate, fried chicken and waffles, or a customized grits bar at brunch. Located on Main Street between ONE City Plaza and the Peace Center, this gastropub is a downtown hotspot.

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$-$$, L, D, SBR. 116 S Main St. (864) 3737300, thenosedive.com

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This newcomer is the quintessential farm-tofork partnership between Greenbrier Farms and Chef Shawn Kelly. With its casual, family-friendly feel, Fork and Plough brings a butcher shop, market, and restaurant to the Overbrook neighborhood. Chef Kelly masterminds an ever-changing roster of locally sourced dishes like barbecue local rabbit hash with bell pepper, onion, carrot, and more. $$$, L, D, SBR. Closed Tuesday. 1629 E North St. (864) 609-4249, forkandplough.com GB&D

The restaurant’s description itself—Golden Brown & Delicious—tells you all you need to know about this West Greenville joint. Locally sourced dishes of American favorites, such as well-crafted salads and sandwiches—like the killer burger on a house-made brioche bun—star at lunch. Check out the extended menu at dinner, which features an impressive repertoire of creative dishes. $$-$$$, L, D (Tues–Sat), SBR.

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The renowned Charleston steakhouse puts down roots along the Reedy River with a selection of wet- or dry-aged steaks (USDA Prime beef flown in from Chicago’s Allen Brothers). Try a Durham Ranch elk loin with root vegetable hash, and don’t miss the lavender French toast at brunch. $$$$,

L (Fri–Sat), D, SBR. 550 S Main St. (864) 3354200, hallschophousegreenville.com HENRY’S SMOKEHOUSE

Though this barbecue joint has since branched out, Henry’s original location has long set the standard. A Greenville institution, the smokehouse specializes in slow-cooking meat in open pits over hickory logs. Sure, there’s more on the menu, but their succulent ribs with beans and slaw will transport you to hog heaven. $, L, D. 240 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 232-7774, henryssmokehouse.com HUSK GREENVILLE

Husk Greenville delivers legendary farm-totable concepts under Chef Jon Buck, who champions Southern fare by resurrecting dishes reminiscent of great-grandma’s kitchen. The ever-evolving menu offers starters—like the crispy pig ear lettuce wraps—then dives into heftier plates like the coal-roasted chicken, sorghum-flour dumplings, and shishito peppers. $$-$$$, L, D, SBR. 722 S Main St, Greenville. (864) 6270404, huskgreenville.com

KITCHEN SYNC

A straight farm-to-table concept and a certified-g een restaurant, Kitchen Sync’s eco-focus extends to its menu, sourced by local farms. Start with the gritz fritz, with Hurricane Creek fried grits, collards, and pepper jam. The banh mi salad comes

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Sun–Mon. 1609 Laurens Rd, Greenville. (864) 568-8115, facebook.com/ kitchensyncgreenville LARKIN’S ON THE RIVER

Located between the Peace Center and the Reedy River, Larkin’s balances upscale dining with comfort. Start with the she-crab soup, then select an entrée from the day’s offerings—or opt for an aged filet mignon with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Enjoy the river view on the enclosed outdoor patio and the extensive wine list. $$$-$$$$, L

(Mon–Fri), D (daily), SBR. 318 S Main St. (864) 467-9777, larkinsontheriver.com LTO BURGER BAR

Chef Brian Coller has crafted a menu that steers the beefy American staple into unconventional (but totally delicious) territory. Take the Piedmont mullet ’85, with sloppy joe chili, bomb mustard, American cheese, and “phat” onion rings. For you Elvis enthusiasts, the King of Memphis is a hunk of burnin’ love concocted with banana jam, peanut butter, and bacon. $$, L, D. 2451 N Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville. (864) 2141483, ltoburgerbargvl.com MOE’S ORIGINAL BAR B QUE

Founded by three Alabama sons, this new ’cue joint hits the West Stone area with Bama-style barbecue and traditional Southern sides. Grab a seat indoors or out and enjoy a pulled pork platter or the fried catfish, all while cheering on your favorite football team on the flat sc eens. $-$$, L, D,

SBR. 109 W Stone Ave, Suite B (864) 5201740, moesoriginalbbq.com/greenville MONKEY WRENCH SMOKEHOUSE

Monkey Wrench Smokehouse comes by its name honestly, taking up space in a long-standing hardware store in Travelers Rest. This BBQ joint from the folks behind Sidewall Pizza and Rocket Surgery serves everything from ribs, wings, and veggies— all wood-fi ed. Steven Musolf wears the title of head chef and is the mind behind the menu. $$-$$$. D. Closed Monday. 21

N Main St, Travelers Rest. (585) 414-8620, monkeywrenchsmokehouse.com NORTHAMPTON WINE & DINE

Linger in the relaxed atmosphere of Northampton’s wine bar. Choose a bottle from the hundreds for sale, open it for a corkage fee, and enjoy with a selection of cheese or small plate. Or, stay for dinner and select from an ever-changing menu, which includes seafood, beef, and wild game. The outdoor patio is a decidedly relaxing location for a meal or a glass of wine. $$-

$$$$. L, D. 211-A E Broad St. (864) 271-3919, northamptonwineanddine.com OAK HILL CAFÉ

A former faculty member in Furman University’s environmental science department, Lori Nelsen blazes a new trail in the restaurant world with chef partner David Porras. The duo fulfills a long-tim dream of creating a healthy, sustainable, and quality dining experience with an on-site farm and culinary research lab. Lovers of food innovation will not want to miss their Saturday night multi-course tasting, an ode to the creativity of nature’s bounty. $$. B, L.

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Mon–Sat. 2510 Poinsett Hwy. oakhillcafe.com OJ’S DINER

OJ’s is not a restaurant. It’s an Upstate institution. The old-school meat-and-three dishes up homestyle favorites on a daily basis, but every weekday comes with specials: lasagna and porkchops on Mondays, turkey and meatloaf Tuesdays, and more. Don’t forget to dig into a mess of sides: the mac ‘n’ cheese tastes the way mama made it

and God intended. $, B, L. Closed Sat–Sun. 907 Pendleton St. (864) 235-2539, ojs-diner.com RESTAURANT 17

Restaurant 17 blends contemporary European bistro with Blue Ridge bliss. The menu changes seasonally, but expect dishes from Executive Chef Haydn Shaak (formerly of The Cliffs) like the woodfi ed octopus with pine nut romesco, baby beets, and Georgia olive oil or the Johnny Cake with country style prosciutto. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed

Sun & Mon. 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest. (864) 516-1254, restaurant17.com

RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

Greenville may be landlocked, but Rick Erwin’s restaurant takes us seaside. Chef Tony Kzaz brings an impressive resume to the seafood table, preparing succulent surfand-turf pairings. Ideal for group dinners or date nights, Nantucket offers both an intimate and entertaining atmosphere. $$-

$$$$, D, SBR. 40 W Broad St. (864) 546-3535, nantucketseafoodgrill.com

RICK ERWIN’S WEST END GRILLE

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 from Chef Scott Kroener range from sashimigrade tuna and pan-seared sea bass, to certifie Angus beef. $$-$$$$, D. Closed Sun. 648 S Main St. (864) 232-8999, rickerwins.com ROOST

This fashionable restaurant lends a modern, tasty addition to North Main Street. Whenever possible, Roost sources food within a limited distance from producer to consumer; ingredients are often procured from nearby areas in South and North Carolina. In good weather, try to snag a spot on the patio overlooking NoMa Square. $$-$$$, B,L,

D, SBR. 220 N Main St. (864) 298-2424, roostrestaurant.com SMOKE ON THE WATER

Located in the West End Market, Smoke on the Water has a homey feel, with separate street-side dining and covered patio tables overlooking Pedrick’s Garden. Choose something from the smoker (beer-butt chicken), or sample the scrumptious crab cakes. $-$$$, L, D. 1 Augusta St, Ste 202. (864) 232-9091, saucytavern.com

SOBY’S

Local flavor shines here in entrées like cra cakes with remoulade, sweet corn maque choux, mashed potatoes, and haricot verts. Their selection of 700 wines guarantees the perfect meal complement. Featuring different weekly selections, the Sunday brunch buffet showcases the chefs’ creativity. $$$-$$$$, D, SBR. 207 S

Main St. (864) 232-7007, sobys.com THE STRIP CLUB 104

Whether you’re a red-blooded meat eater or prefer a little pork, the Strip Club has it seared, grilled, basted, or blackened for your pleasure. Keep it simple with the “plain Jane” dish— house-aged Black Angus USDA prime strip—or spice it up with the carpetbagger, a filet migno masterpiece paired with fried oysters, smoked bacon collards, and garlic mashed potatoes. $$$$$$, D (Tues–Sat). 104 E Poinsett St, Greer. (864) 877-9104, thestripclub104.com

WOODSIDE BISTRO

Down-home comfort food gets a fresh spin at Woodside Bistro, where portobello burgers, wedge salads, pesto chicken sandwiches, and rainbow vegan bowls color the menu. A casual go-to, Woodside aims to be a welcoming dining destination for all its West Greenville neighbors—whether you’re a vegan or meat lover. With a flavo ful and affordable menu, there is nothing not to love here. $, L. Closed

Sunday. 1112 Woodside Ave. (864) 203-2333, woodsidebistro.com

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BARS & BREWERIES 13 STRIPES BREWERY

Providing patrons and patriots alike with a wide porch area and spacious interior bar, 13 Stripes rotates a loaded arsenal of aptly-titled suds—including the Rise & Fight Again IPA and the Sgt. Molly American wheat—and rolls out session beers, IPAs, porters, and other seasonal kegs that pair perfectly with one of 13 Stripes’ “ration plates,” laden with fresh-cut meats and cheeses. Taylors Mill, 250 Mill St, Ste PW 3101, Taylors. (864) 349-1430, 13stripesbrewery.com BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

Birds Fly South Ale Project has come home to roost in Hampton Station. Though closed for production Monday through Wednesday, the open-air taproom is the perfect end-of-week place to drain a cold glass while noshing on local food truck fare. Expect to find a otating roster, such as the Biggie Mango, Eldorado saison, or the 2 Hop session IPA. Thurs–Sun.

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Named for Greenville’s favorite freeway, this microbrew is attracting outsized attention with its eclectic collection of craft brews. From the crisp GVL IPA to the malty howdy dunkel, Brewery 85 combines Southern style with the best of German brew techniques. Trek to the taproom for their latest lagers; well-mannered kids and canines welcome.

6 Whitlee Ct. (864) 558-0104, brewery85.com THE COMMUNITY TAP

Convenience, expertise, and great atmosphere collide at the Community Tap, Greenville’s neighborhood craft beer and wine shop. Choose from a wide selection—180 local, national, and international brews—or have a glass from one of the ever-rotating beer and wine taps. 217 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 631-2525, thecommunitytap.com THE EIGHTH STATE BREWING CO. LLC

Housed in the old Claussen Bakery on Augusta, this brewpub is hoppy hour heaven. Expect to find a variety of their craft beers on tap, but branch out with the pub’s select draft cocktails or beer slushies. Live music, local art, and a rotating menu featuring shared plates and charcuterie round out the experience. 400 Augusta St.

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Fireforge brings a boozy twist to the phrase “small but mighty.” The small-batch craft brewery made a home for itself in downtown Greenville in late June 2018, and founders Brian and Nicole Cendrowski are on a mission to push the boundaries of beer. We recommend The Fixer Smoked Baltic Porter—a smooth lager with a hint of cherrywood-smoked malt. 311 E

GROWLER HAUS

The franchise’s West Greenville addition is its newest, rounding out the total to four Upstate watering holes. Growler Haus’s drafts rotate seasonally to bring you the best in local and national brews, so whether you’re a fan of IPAs, pilsners, ciders, pale ales, or wheats, they’ve got a cold one waiting for you. Just remember to throw in a homemade pretzel with beer cheese or a pork belly bao bun in between pints. $-$$, L (Fri–Sat), D (Mon–Sat).

Closed Sunday. 12 Lois Ave. (864) 373-9347, growlerhaus.com

HABITAP

Modern atmosphere, friendly service, and curated drinks are just a few of the pluses at this local taphouse. Whether it's the ten-dollar pizzas on Friday, live patio music, or the chance to crush your friends at cornhole, Habitap is a weekend must-hang. Quench your thirst with one of their countless craft beer selects, or go for a house cocktail. $$, L, D. 1325 Miller Rd. (864)-236-8025, thehabitap.com

LIABILITY BREWING CO.

United by a passion for Star Wars and craft brews—there may or may not be a storm trooper mural inside—fun-loving founders Dustin and Terry bring solid staples to the table at Liability Brewing Co. Located in an old electric company building in the new Weststone development, this new taproom pours creative flavors with even funkie names. Sip on a Carl von Cloudwitz, a New England IPA with a crisp finish. Thurs–Sun.

109 W Stone Ave, Suite D. (864) 920-1599, liabilitybrewing.co LIBERTY TAP ROOM BAR & GRILL

Liberty Tap Room Bar & Grill satisfies a both pre–Greenville Drive game watering hole or after-work hangout. Inventive and hearty apps, such as the “Old School” chicken nachos, start things off before the main event of fish ‘n’ chips, the Libert Club, or even a Signature Steak. Gather with friends at the long bar to enjoy one of 72 brews on tap.

$-$$$, L, D, SBR. 941 S Main St. (864) 7707777, libertytaproom.com MAC’S SPEED SHOP

Across from Liberty Tap Room, Mac’s is for the Harley-set as well as the Greenville Drive crowd, with plenty of brisket, ribs, and beer-can chicken. Try a plate of Tabasco-fried pickles, washed down 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) 239-0286, macspeedshop.com PINEY MOUNTAIN BIKE LOUNGE

Part taproom and part full-service cycle shop, the Piney Mountain Bike Lounge offers the perfect pit stop after a long day of riding the trails. Local craft brews, wine, and cider complement a daily food truck schedule of popular mobile eateries. Kids (and adults) can enjoy the pump track out back. 20 Piney Mountain Rd, Greenville.

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Charlotte-based Foxcroft Wine Co. transformed the West End space vacated by Brazwells Pub into a lovely wine bar decorated with warm woods, a barrelvaulted ceiling, and racks of wine. On the menu are tasty flatb eads and truffle fries as well as signature lamb sliders and panseared scallops to pair with a generous list of wines by the glass. $-$$, D (Tues–Sun),

Eco-minded Quest guarantees to satisfy your beer cravings and environmental enthusiasm in a single sip. Grab a pint of QBC’s signature West Coast–style Ellida IPA, packing a punch of flavo , or venture to the dark side with the Kaldi imperial coffee stout (crafted with locally roasted beans). Stop by for an afternoon tour, then follow up with an evening full of food truck fare and live music. 55 Airview Dr, Greenville.

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SIP WHISKEY & WINE

True to its namesake, this rooftop tasting room is all about liquid refreshment. While the full-service bar offers fine wines an whisky, there’s no better end to an evening than an easy-drinking glass of sangria (or a signature cocktail). SIP’s open-air patio complete with cushioned couches accentuates the laidback atmosphere, and a collection of small plates is a quick answer to an alcohol-induced appetite. $-$$, D. 103 N Main St #400, (864) 552-1916, sipgvl.com

SWAMP RABBIT BREWERY & TAPROOM

Located off Main Street in Travelers Rest, this local brewhouse gives you one more reason to cruise (responsibly!) down the Swamp Rabbit. The taproom features classics (try the easy-drinking American pale ale) and fresh brews (the Belgian-style farm ale is a golden dream) as well as food truck visits—a sure favorite to cap off a lazy afternoon. 26 S Main St, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-2424, theswamprabbitbrewery.com

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Wind down on the weekend at this combination gourmet wine shop, beer tap, and sampling space. With nearly 200 wines and 150 craft beers for sale, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Not sure what vino revs your engine? Taste-test a few by the glass and pick up a favorite from the weekly wines or happy hours hosted Wednesday–Friday. Enjoy

cheese and charcuterie while you sip. $$, L (Sat–Sun), D (Wed–Sat), Closed Mon–Tues. 164 S Main St, Ste C, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-2020, tastingroomtr.com THE 05

A neighborhood gathering place, The 05, so named for the iconic Augusta Road zip code, offers seasonal cocktails and spirits as well as tasty tapas—like the roasted red pepper hummus or the chorizo-stuffed dates topped with whipped goat cheese. If you’re bringing the whole gang, opt for the cheeses and charcuterie, or nosh on the fabulous flatb ead as a party of one. $-$$$, D. 3016 Augusta St.

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The Thomas Creek brand has been a familiar feature on the Greenville brew lineup for more than ten years, but a visit to the home of the River Falls Red Ale or Trifecta IPA is well worth the trip. Fill up on your favorite Thomas Creek brew in the tasting room, or soak up some sun (and hops!) on the brewery’s patio. Tours available by appointment. 2054 Piedmont

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Stone Ave. (864) 252-4055, ujgreenville.com UP ON THE ROOF

We all know a well-crafted cocktail can make spirits soar, but a glass at this dignifie drinkery will leave you nine stories high, literally. With its classic cocktails, local craft brews, and unique wine varieties, this rooftop bar brings a heightened experience to downtown’s Embassy Suites. Graze on small plates and soak in some of the Upstate’s most scenic vistas. $-$$, L, D. 250 RiverPlace. (864)

242-4000, eatupdrinkup.net VAULT & VATOR

Named for a former vault elevator in the underground expanse, this hip downtown joint puts a twenty-first-century spin o fashionable speakeasies of yore. Small plates of charcuterie, hummus, and cheese are simple yet refined, p oviding enough bite to not overpower the establishment’s true star— the cocktail list. The menu includes both signature and traditional libations; your only task is picking your poison. $$, D, Closed Sun–Mon. 655 S Main St, Ste 100, Greenville. (864) 603-1881, vaultandvator.com

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under the Mellow Mushroom. The menu has burgers, sandwiches, fish and chips shepherd’s pie, falafels, and more. In addition to craft brews on tap, the Velo Fellow offers traditional absinthe service, complete with a silver-plated brouilleur. $-$$$, L, D, SBR.

1 Augusta St, Ste 126. (864) 242-9296, thevelofellow.com YEE-HAW BREWING

Beers that celebrate good times with good company? Count us in. This Tennessee native serves up a mix of fine ales and lagers including a World Beer Cup–Winning Dunkel dark lager. Diverse seasonals crop up with every change of the temperature giving guests a taste of something new. Gather with friends to find out which flavor fits your fanc $-$$, L, D. 307 E McBee Ave, Ste C. (864) 6057770, yeehawbrewing.com

BREAKFAST/LUNCH

cream cheese, bacon gravy, a sunny side egg, and pickled jalapeños. $-$$. B, L. 823 S Church St, Greenville. (864) 248-0371, biscuitheads.com/menu-greenville THE BOHEMIAN CAFÉ

Treat taste buds and ears at the Bohemian Café, side-by-side with the legendary Horizon Records. This eclectic café serves a wide range of globally inspired dishes for lunch and dinner. For Sunday brunch, try the Bloody Mary bar, or indulge your sweet tooth with a slice of homemade rum cake.

CHICORA ALLEY

BEX CAFÉ AND JUICE BAR

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. Be sure to drop by on Sundays for brunch.

If your name has “eggs” in it, you’d better know your eggs. From classic over-easy to Patty-o-Sullivan omelets (grilled corned beef hash with melted swiss cheese), this joint has you covered. Not a fan of eggs? Try classic diner fare like pancakes, waffles, burgers, an French toast. $-$$. B, L. 31 Augusta St. (864)

520-2005, eggsupgrill.com MARY BETH’S

Breakfast is an essential meal, and Mary Beth’s treats it accordingly. Take your pick: biscuits, omelets, eggs Benedict, waffles crêpes, and pancakes populate the breakfast menu. Or don’t pick—get the mega breakfast for a hearty menu sampling. For something later in the day, Mary Beth’s also has lunch and dinner menus that include sandwiches, rack of lamb, and salmon. $$-$$$, B, L, D

Happy + Hale Based out of Raleigh, the healthy eatery’s first South Ca olina location offers diners a diverse menu of made-to-order salads, bowls, smoothies, juices, and breakfast items crafted from wholesome, all-natural ingredients. Try the Incredibowl packed with pumpkin seeds, black beans, avocado, golden quinoa, dino kale, and lemon tahini dressing, paired with an Almond Brothers smoothie. $-$$, B, L, D. 600 S

(Thurs–Sat). 500 E McBee Ave. (864) 242-2535, marybethsatmcbee.com

MARY’S AT FALLS COTTAGE

Located in historic Falls Cottage, Mary’s offers brunch and lunch with a charm perfect for leisurely weekends. The menu includes the ultimate Reuben and quiches, as well as Southern comfort favorites like the Fountain Inn salad and hot chicken salad. $-$$, L, SBR.

Main St. happyandhale.com

Closed Monday. 615 S Main St. (864) 2980005, fallscottage.com

RISE BISCUITS DONUTS

Fresh buttermilk biscuits. Hot-from-the-oven maple bacon doughnuts. Debuting its firs SC outfit, Rise Biscuits Donuts pumps ou everything from biscuit sandwiches and hush puppies, to apple fritters and doughnuts. While the spicy chickaboom sandwich is a crispy punch of fi e, satisfy your sweet side with the crème brûlée doughnut, flame torched and filled with custard. $, B, L. 1507

Woodruff Rd, Suite D, Greenville. (864) 4028240, risebiscuitsdonuts.com TANDEM CRÊPERIE & COFFEEHOUSE

Tandem lures Swamp Rabbit cyclists with aromas of Counter Culture Coffee and a happy stomach guarantee. Try The Lumberjack (cornmeal crêpe, ham, bacon, eggs, cheese, bechamel, and maple syrup) or the tasty banana nut crêpe. Stuck between savory and sweet? Split one of each with a friend in the Tandem spirit: “Together is best.” $, B, L, SBR. 2 S Main St,

Travelers Rest. (864) 610-2245, tandemcc.com

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Looking for that midday pick-me-up? Pop over to Barista Alley, where exposed brick walls and wide wooden tables create the perfect ambience to converse with a warm mug in hand. Satisfy your caffeine cravings, but don’t miss out on Barista Alley’s colorful array of green, berry, peanut butter and chocolate smoothies. $, B (Mon–Sat), L, D

(Mon–Sun). 125 E Poinsett St, Greer. (864) 655-5180, baristaalley.com

EGGS UP GRILL

The queen bee of all things flu fy and delicious, Asheville-based Biscuit Head comes to Greenville with a wide array of home-cooked biscuits. Whether slathered in gravy or smothered in sweetness—the jam bar is slammed with fruity preserves— you can’t go wrong with the GreenVillain topped with fried pork steak, jalapeño

BARISTA ALLEY

$$, L, D, SBR. Closed Mon. 2 W Stone Ave. (864) 233-0006, thebohemiancafe.com

$-$$$, L, D, SBR. Closed Monday. 608-B S Main St. (864) 232-4100, chicoraalley.com

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CAFÉS

TUPELO HONEY CAFÉ

Big Southern charm comes in the form of hot biscuits here. Indulge in sweet potato pancakes (topped with pecans and peach butter) or a mouthwatering sandwich like the Southern fried chicken BLT with maplepeppered bacon. $$, B, L, D. 1 N Main St, Ste

T. (864) 451-6200, tupelohoneycafe.com

Healthy and hearty join forces at this West End joint. Find fresh fare in organic salads as well as fruit and veggie-rich juice varieties; or sink your teeth into something a little more solid. Their sausage, egg, and cheese bagel will not disappoint, with gluten-free options available, of course. $, B, L. 820 S Main St #104. (864)

552-1509, bex.cafe

BRIDGE CITY COFFEE

A coffee shop with a mission, Bridge City’s philosophy is all in the name. The local roaster seeks to uphold community values by partnering with area organizations to offer employment opportunities for underprivileged teens and adults. The fresh space offers a variety of drinks crafted with in-house roasted beans. A selection of Chocolate Moose treats is also available. $-$$. B, L. Closed Sunday. 1520 Wade Hampton Blvd. bridgecity.coffee COFFEE UNDERGROUND

Coffee Underground boasts a wide selection of specialty coffees, adult libations, and dreamy desserts like the peanut butter pie with graham cracker crust and a peanut butter and vanilla mousse. If you’re craving more substantial fare, choose from a splendid breakfast-anytime option, sandwiches, soups, salads, and more. $-$$, B, L, D, SBR. 1 E Coffee St. (864) 2980494, coffeeunderground.info CRÊPE DU JOUR

Much more than offering “really thin pancakes,” this downtown establishment brings a taste of Europe to the Upstate with delicate, delicious French fare. The diverse menu includes breakfast options like the bacon, egg, and potato, and for lunch and dinner, the tomato pesto. Crêpe du Jour also serves up specialty cocktails, coffee beverages, and wine. $$, B, L, D (Tues–Sun). 20 S Main St, Greenville. (864) 520-2882

DUE SOUTH COFFEE ROASTERS

Birds Fly South Ale Project no longer has a monopoly on cold brews now that Due South has set up shop in Hampton Station. In their new digs, the coffee shop sports a café vibe, with baked goodies like Swamp Fox Doughnuts complementing espresso drinks and cold brew nitro (infused with nitrogen). Beans, sourced from around the globe, are roasted on-site. $, B, L. 1320 Hampton Ave Ext, 4B. (864) 283-6680, duesouthcoffee.com GRATEFUL BREW

A brew joint where you can enjoy both varieties—coffee and a cold one—Grateful Brew provides guests with made-to-order espressos or pour-overs, all from Counter Culture coffee. Celebrating our area, and that it’s always five o’clock somewhe e, half of the beer taps are locally crafted brews. Enjoy food trucks most nights, or bring your own grub. The Brew welcomes every member of the family, even those of the four-legged sort. $, B,

L, D. Closed Sunday. 501 S Pleasantburg Dr. (864) 558-0767, gratefulbrewgvl.com METHODICAL COFFEE

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Kuka Juice If you’re hard-pressed for a fresh fix—Kuk Juice has just the ticket. Created by nutrition mavens Abigail Mitchell and Samantha Shaw, Kuka doles out cold-pressed craft with healthminded passion. Grab the Ginger Binger juice, or dig into the Taco ’Bout It bowl with romaine, walnut meat, salsa fresca, black beans, avocado, and pepitas with cilantro lime vinaigrette. Paninis, bowls, smoothies, toasts, and more are also available.

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$, B, L. 580 Perry Ave, Greenville. (864) 905-1214, kukajuice.com

SPAULDING FARM CLEVELAND PLACE 27 Landsdown Ave, Greenville 29601 212 Blockhouse Rd, Greenville 29615

Methodical is a coffee bar built for taste. Coffee guru Will Shurtz, designer Marco Suarez, and hotelier David Baker ensure there’s plenty of substance to go with style. With single-origin espressos, wine varieties, and housemade offerings like rose and almond olive oil muffins and snacks for the bar like lavende and sumac popcorn and citrus-marinated olives, it's worth the rave. $-$$, B, L. 101 N

Main St, Ste D & 207 Wade Hampton Blvd. methodicalcoffee.com MOUNTAIN GOAT GVL

A destination for brews and bikes, Mountain Goat proudly serves Methodical Coffee, along with more than 40 types of beer and wine. The sleek, industrial space provides a friendly atmosphere to sip on your beverage of choice, but be sure to check the food truck schedule­—Mobile Meltdown and Automatic Taco are frequent visitors. Plus, every purchase helps provide tutoring, mentoring, and job opportunities for at-risk youth in the community. $-$$. B, L, Closed Sunday. 120 Shaw St. mountaingoatgvl.com O-CHA TEA BAR

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—flavo ed teas with chewy tapioca pearls. For a more intense cooling experience, try the mochi ice cream. The dessert combines the chewy Japanese

confection (a soft, pounded sticky rice cake) with ice cream fillings in fun flavors: tiramis green tea chocolate, mango, and more. $, B, L, D. 300 River St, Ste 122. (864) 2836702, ochateabaronline.com SOUTHERN PRESSED JUICERY

A healthy-eaters haven, Southern Pressed Juicery offers super-food fans organic smoothies, bowls, juices, and more. Try a power-packed energy bowl like the dragon blood, a hot-pink concoction of dragon fruit, almond milk, banana, layered with buckwheat granola, raw honey, coconut chips, kiwi, and bee pollen. $-$$, B, L. 2 W Washington St. (864) 729-8626, southernpressedjuicery.com

SWAMP RABBIT CAFÉ & GROCERY Grocery store, neighborhood café. Local produce, delicious food. These intersections are what make the Swamp Rabbit Café a staple. But new to the operation is woodfi ed pizza. Sourcing every ingredient from area vendors, the ever-changing toppings feature local cheeses and fresh-from-the-farm produce. Beer taps flow with excellent loca suds. $, B, L, D. 205 Cedar Lane Rd. (864)

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255-3385, swamprabbitcafe.com THE VILLAGE GRIND

Tucked between art galleries and eclectic shops in the heart of Pendleton Street, the Village Grind is a cheerful, light-filled spac for java lovers. Emphasizing community, the J U LY 2 0 1 9 / 1 9 3

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coffeehouse brews up beans by a variety of local roasters and serves flaky t eats from Bake Room. $, B, L. 1258 Pendleton St. (864)

915-8600

DELIS CAVIAR & BANANAS

A Charleston-based fresh-food fantasy, Caviar & Bananas has answered Greenville’s gourmet prayers with a whopping selection of salads, sandwiches, and baked goods galore, not to mention a fine selection o beer and wine. But don’t miss weekend brunch! We suggest the B.E.L.T.: bacon duo, fried egg, arugula, tomato, and black pepper aioli, on grilled sourdough bread. $-$$, B,

L, D, SBR. 1 N Laurens St. (864) 235-0404, caviarandbananas.com FARM FRESH FAST

While “fast food” and “healthy” aren’t often synonymous, Farm Fresh Fast might change your mind. The restaurant’s mantra is simple: build sustainable relationships with local farms and provide nutrition-based, customized meals. We suggest the almost heaven burger with a fresh patty from Providence Farm, or the seasonal cobb salad—featuring Kaland Farm eggs and a house-made apple pie moonshine vinaigrette. $$, L, D, SBR. Closed

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For a filling, gou met lunch on the go, the artisanal sandwiches and salads at this West End deli hit the spot. Try the classic Reuben, with corned beef piled high on toasted marbled rye with sauerkraut, Swiss cheese, and Russian dressing, or the Rick’s chopped salad, with turkey, bacon, and ham. For dinner, fish and chips, herb-crusted salmon and chicken piccata make the cut.

$-$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 101 Falls Park Dr. (864) 312-9060, rickerwins.com SULLY’S STEAMERS

When considering the perfect sandwich, steam isn’t the first (or even last) thing to come to mind. For Robert Sullivan, hot air is the key to handheld nirvana. With a smorgasbord of ingredients like cut meats, veggies, and homemade cream cheeses, Sully’s serves bagel sandwiches piping hot and always fresh. $, B, L, D (closed Sunday

evenings). Open until 3am on Friday & Saturday. 6 E Washington St. (864) 5096061, sullyssteamers.com TABLE 301 CATERING & KITCHEN

Located around the corner from Carl Sobocinski’s restaurant, this operation adds speed and efficiency to high-quality food. From BBQ Monday to Grilled Cheese Wednesday, add a spontaneous element to your lunch, or enjoy a hot breakfast. $-$$, B, L. Closed Sunday. 22 E Court St. (864) 2718431, sobysontheside.com

Asada Vibrant Latin American cuisine comes to Greenville by way of Asada, a brickand-mortar taqueria on Wade Hampton Boulevard serving traditional Missionstyle fare. Grab a bite of flavor with th grilled sweet potatoes & leeks sopes, a savory vegan dish served on scratch-made sopes topped with homemade charred red peppers and guajillo romesco salsa, and queso fresco for the dairy-inclined. $-$$, L,

D. Closed Sun & Mon. 903 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 770-3450, asadarestaurant.com

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864-232-9015 www.ikescarpet.com

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IKE’S

Saturday. 860 S Church St, Greenville. (864) 518-1978, eatfarmfreshfast.com

RICK’S DELI & MARKET

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Count on this deli for fast, high-quality food, from homemade soups to a traditional grinder and a turkey melt. Grab “crafted carryout” entrées and sides, or impress last-minute guests with roasted turkey and Parmesan potatoes. Choose from the menu, or check back for daily specials. $-$$, B, L, D. Closed

Sunday. 644 N Main St, Ste 107. (864) 3709336, twochefscafeandmarket.com UPCOUNTRY PROVISIONS

Serving up gourmet sandwiches on freshmade stecca bread, Upcountry Provisions is well worth a trip to Travelers Rest for an extended lunch break. Snack on the shop’s daily crafted cookies, scones, and muffins, or bite into a devil dog BLT with hormone-free meat on just-baked white focaccia bread. Don’t miss The Grove on Friday nights—live music, tapas, and craft beer and wine in the venue behind the café. $, B, L, D. Closed Sundays. 6809 State Park Rd, Travelers Rest. (864) 834-8433, upcountryprovisions.com

ETHNIC ARYANA

The enticing aroma of Afghan cuisine delivers savory satisfaction at this local lunch spot. Chef Nelo Mayar brings her favorite fare from hometown Kabul to Greenville eaters—think succulent lamb kabobs and meat-filled steamed dumplings sweet potato burhani, and root-veggie rich soups. To spice things up, the menu changes daily, but expect to find tw plates of rice, meat, and veggies offered. $, L. 210 E Coffee St. (864) 236-7410, aryanagreenville.com BANGKOK THAI CUISINE

Bangkok Thai makes a standout version of pad Thai, everyone’s favorite noodles. The curries are a surefire hit, thoug the green curry is the only one made from fresh chilies. For a different dining experience, take a seat on the floo pillows in the back room. $$, L, D. Closed

Sunday. 605 Haywood Rd. (864) 458-7866, bangkokgreenville.com

BASIL THAI CUISINE

Elegant comfort is hard to come by, but the Eang brothers have created an empire out of the concept with Basil Thai in the Aloft building downtown. Try the Chicken Coconut Tureen: a simple dish of chicken, mushrooms, and galanga roots in coconut milk packed with herbaceous flavors. ou’ll probably have enough for leftovers, but the best comfort meals usually do. $$-$$$, D. 9 N

Laurens St. (864) 609-4120, eatatbasil.com/ greenville EL THRIFTY

This Swamp Rabbit Trail–based cantina serves up trendy cocktails and Mexcian menu selects like chicken tortas, braised beef tamales, and pozole roja. Designed with a laid-back feel, the upscale social club is not shy of spirits; along with craft beer, wine, mezcal, and tequila, the bar whips up killer cocktails like the el Thrifty margarita with blanco tequila and orange liquer, or the Oaxaca Burro with mezcal, ginger, and lime. $-$$. SBR, D. Closed Monday. 25 Delano Drive. elthrifty.com

Photograph by Andrew Huang

FONDA ROSALINDA

For almost 20 years, Rosalinda Lopez has been serving up fresh renditions of Mexican recipes across from Bob Jones University. Her repertoire lists a wealth of tasty beef, pork, chicken, seafood, and vegetarian dishes—including the ever-popular chile rellenos—but don’t pass up a starter of chips and Rosalinda’s homemade tomatillo salsa. $$, L, D. 1124 N. Pleasantburg

Dr. (864) 292-7002, facebook.com/ rosalindasrestaurantgreenville

GOLDEN LLAMA

Lomo saltado, ceviche, rotisserie chicken, and other Peruvian classics form the core of the menu at the Golden Llama, but you won’t regret the bistec a lo pobre—beef tenderloin, plantains, and potatoes, topped with a fried egg. The eatery’s two no-frills storefront locations (the second one in Five Forks) sport golden-hued walls and offer dine-in and carry-out service. $, L, D. 2435 E.

North St. (864) 373-9958, goldenllama.net

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IRASHIAI SUSHI PUB & JAPANESE RESTAURANT

Splashes of red and lime green play off the blend of traditional and modern influence at this sushi restaurant. Chef and owner Keichi Shimizu exhibits mastery over his domain at the bar, but also playfully blends modern-American elements into his menu. Soleil Moon Frye fans should try the Punky Brewster roll: tuna, mango, hot sauce, and Panko topped with spicy crab salad and unagi sauce. $$, L, D. 115 Pelham Rd. (864)

271-0900, irashiai.com JI-ROZ

True, it would be fantastic if the Greek Festival happened year-round. But until that day, pop into this authentic Mediterranean eatery with modern flai . Take a light lunch on the outdoor patio with a Kalamata olive and feta-topped Greek salad or a classic gyro wrapped with your choice of lamb, chicken, or veggies. At dinner, try something more indulgent like the vegan moussaka. $$, L, D, Closed Sunday. 644 N.

Main St #100, Greenville. (864) 373-9445, jirozgreenvillesc.com KIMCHEE KOREAN RESTAURANT

Kimchee’s kimchi keeps locals coming back. Try the Kalbi short ribs (marinated in soy sauce, onions, and sesame seeds) or bibimbap (served in a hot stone bowl for crispy rice). All dishes come with ban chan, side dishes that include kimchi, japchae (glass noodles), marinated tofu, and more. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 1939 Woodruff Rd Ste B. (864) 534-1061, kimcheekoreanrestaurant.com

KAIROS GREEK KITCHEN

This Charleston-originated restaurant makes its Upstate mark by serving up heaping portions of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, like slow-roasted kabobs that explode with flavor even befo e you dip them into the homemade tzatziki sauce. Their chooseyour-own approach leads to options like this salad combo: mixed power greens, roasted chicken, cucumber salad, chickpea salad, tzatziki, and red pepper feta. You can also turn any meal into a pita wrap, bowl, or platter. $-$$, L, D. 1800 Augusta St. (864) 5201723, kairosgreekkitchen.com KOREAN BBQ

This hole-in-the-wall won’t wow you with its simple interior, but its selection of ban chan (side dishes) will spark your palate with snapshots of flavor befo e you dive into bowls of bibimbap (rice mixed with vegetables, meat, and an egg) or yukejang (a spicy beef and vegetable stew). $$. L, D. 1170 Woodruff Rd. (864) 286-0505

Sprawling basement home in sought-after Spaulding Farm! With over 7000 square feet of finished space, this stunning home includes 5 bedrooms, 5 full baths, 3-car garage, and a private/flat back yard with direct access to TWO cul-de-sacs! The luxurious and functional kitchen features WOLF, Miele, SUB-ZERO and Dacor commercial-grade appliances, and the spacious eat-in kitchen opens into the sizeable hearth room with one of three fireplaces in the home. Dual staircases lead upstairs to four additional bedrooms and three full baths. The upper level also features an office or exercise nook, and walk-in attic access with ample storage space. The spacious lower level features a stone fireplace, an entertainment area with kitchenette, full bathroom, direct access to the covered back patio, and two storage areas.

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Chef Huy Tran delivers the nuances of fine Vietnamese cuisine at Mekong. Favorites include the grilled pork vermicelli: marinated pork, lettuce, cucumber, bean sprouts, mint, cilantro, peanuts, crispy shallots, and sauce. Try the Vietnamese crêpes or the Pho, which is flavo ed with fresh herbs from their homegrown herb garden. $, L, D. Closed Monday.

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2013 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 244-1314, mekongrestaurantgreenville.com

MENKOI RAMEN HOUSE

Can you say umami? Located on Woodruff Road with a second shop now on North Main, this Japanese noodle house offers an J U LY 2 0 1 9 / 1 9 5

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LUNA ROSA

Pleasantburg Dr. (864) 235-3472

L, D. Closed Monday. 123 S Main St. (864)241-4040, lunarosagelato.com

Contrary to its name, Saigon Fast Food is a sit-down restaurant. Inside, the small room is spiffed up with green-cloth-covered tables and a host of condiments in the middle of each. Folks come here for steaming bowls of pho—a fragrant broth made with rice noodles and your choice of other ingredients (meats and vegetables)—and an extensive menu of Vietnamese specialties to wash down with a glass of bubble tea. $ -$$. L, D. 1011 N

Otto Izakaya Modeled after the informal, after-work drinking holes of Japan, Otto Izakaya is the latest dining concept unveiled by Peter Lieu and Doug Yi—longtime owners of Lieu’s Bistro restaurant. The menu invites guests to embrace familiar favorites—spicy tuna and BBQ eel rolls with assorted nigiri and sashimi—while expanding palates to new tasting territories a la the mac ‘n’ cheese loaded with Panang curry, jack cheese, and radiatori pasta or banh mi sliders with chili pork and spicy mayo.

SWAD

Tucked off of Laurens Road, this venerable family-run Indian restaurant hones in on vegetarian cuisine. South Indian specialties such as idli (steamed rice cakes) and dosas (thin rice crepes) served with sambar (lentil stew) delight regulars, while those biding their budget go for the value meals that come with basmati rice or naan. $, L, D. 1421 Laurens Rd.

$$, D. 802 S Main St; 15 Market Point Dr, Greenville. (864) 568-5880; (864) 568-8009, otto-izakaya.com

(864) 233-2089 YELLOW GINGER ASIAN KITCHEN

Here, Chef Alex Wong and wife Dorothy Lee have managed to reinvent the conventional. Start off with the homemade pot stickers, or dive right into the soul-satisfying mee goreng, with fresh lo mein noodles, tofu, bean sprouts, green onions, and shrimp with an unctuous soy tomato chili sauce then topped with a fried egg. $ -$$, L, D. Closed Monday. 2100 Poinsett Hwy, Ste J. (864) 605-7551, yellowgingerasian.com

EUROPEAN

The streets of Italy intersect the streets of Greenville at Luna Rosa’s fresh spot on South Main, bringing more than just tasty gelato to the table. The Luna Rosa family celebrates the concept that community starts in the kitchen, and they welcome you into theirs for a meal. From cool gelato options—think exotic mango or piña colada—or a warm Monte Cristo, there’s plenty of flavor to fulfill your cravings $-$$,

PASSERELLE BISTRO

Gaze over the lush Falls Park scenery while enjoying French-inspired cuisine. Make a lunch date to enjoy the arugula salad or bistro burger with caramelized leeks and mushrooms, arugula, Gruyere, and garlic aioli. At night, the bistro serves up romance à la Paris, with items like escargot and mussels. Don’t miss brunch on the weekend. $$-$$$, L (Mon–Fri), D (Mon– Sun), SBR (Sat–Sun). 601 S Main St. (864) 509-0142, passerelleinthepark.com

PORTOFINO’S

You’ll find Italian-American classics to fee every member of the family at this Greenville icon. For two decades, the family-owned restaurant near Greenville Mall has been pleasing palates with a generous menu of pasta, seafood, and saltimbocca. For the gluten-sensitive, sautéed vegetables can be substituted for pasta in many of the dishes. $, D. 30 Orchard Park Dr, Ste. 22. (864) 6277706, portofinossc.com RISTORANTE BERGAMO

DAVANI’S RESTAURANT

Photograph by Paul Mehaffey

Heaping portions and a menu that mixes inventive flavors with customer favorites mak Davani’s a Greenville mainstay. The friendly staff doesn’t hurt, either. Try the Muscovy duck, pan-seared with port wine and a sundried cherry demi-glacé, or the veal Oscar, topped with crab meat, asparagus, and hollandaise. $$$-$$$$, D. Closed

exquisite ramen experience that will have you wondering why you ever settled for the dorm room packet version. Start with the rice balls or edamame, then dive into the Shoyu ramen—marinated pork, bean sprouts, spinach, green onions, nori, and a boiled egg bathed in a soy-based broth. $, L, D. 1860 Woodruff Rd, Ste C, and 243 N Main St, Greenville. (864) 288-5659 PITA HOUSE

The Pita House has been family-operated since 1989. Inside, it’s bare bones, but the cognoscenti come here for tasty Middle Eastern fare such as hummus, falafel, kibbeh, and shwarma. And save room for baklava and other Mediterranean sweets for dessert. Also, check out the little grocery in the back of the restaurant for some homemade inspiration. $, L, D.

Closed Sunday. 495 S Pleasantburg Dr, #B. (864) 271-9895, pitahousesc.com POMEGRANATE ON MAIN

Pomegranate serves traditional Persian cuisine in an eclectic Eastern ambience. Attentive service, reasonable prices, and a flavorful variety, such as the slow-cooke lamb shank or the charbroiled Cornish hen kabobs, make this an excellent spot for lunch or dinner. Be sure to sample from the martini menu at the aquamarinetiled bar, or head outside to the street-side

Sunday.1922 Augusta St, Ste 111A. (864) 3739013, davanisrestaurant.com JIANNA

patio facing Main. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 618 S Main St. (864) 241-3012, pomegranateonmain.com SACHA’S CAFÉ

Bright walls and a long, inviting bar make a sunny backdrop in which to chow down on Colombian food at Sacha’s. Arepas are available with ingredients like beans, chorizo, avocado, shredded beef, and more stuffed inside (rellenas) or piled on top (encima). The patacones, or deep-fried plantains, are thick and sweet. Hungry groups can order the fiesta platter, a sampler that serves six people. To drink, try one of the natural fruit juices, or the imported cervezas. $. L, D. 1001 N Pleasantburg Dr. (864) 232-3232, sachascafe.com SAFFRON

It’s worth braving Woodruff Road to visit this Indian eatery. At lunch, the daily buffet lays out a wallet-friendly selection of curries, rice dishes, and chef’s signatures. The a la carte dinner menu boasts a staggering variety, but the yogurt-marinated chicken tikka cooked in a clay oven or the lamb saag stewed with spinach, ginger, and garlic are excellent options. $, L, D. 1178

Woodruff Rd, Ste. 16. (864) 288-7400, saffrongreenville.com

With stellar views of Falls Park from its wraparound terrace, this modern Italian osteria offers patrons daily house-made pastas, the region’s freshest seasonal ingredients, and, of course, oysters—all led by famed chef Michael Kramer. Grab a cocktail or a glass of wine from the 40-foot bar, and nosh on pasta dishes like potato gnocchi, radiatori, or tonnarelli with local tomatoes, corn, and chanterelle mushrooms. $$-$$$,

L (Sat–Sun), D. 207 S Main St. (864) 720-2200, jiannagreenville.com THE LAZY GOAT

The Lazy Goat’s tapas-style menu is distinctly Mediterranean. Sample from the Graze and Nibble dishes, such as the crispy Brussels sprouts with Manchego shavings and sherry glacé. For a unique entrée, try the duck confit pizza with a sour cherr vinaigrette and a farm egg. An extensive variety of wine is available in addition to a full bar. $$-$$$, L, D. 170 River Pl. (864) 6795299, thelazygoat.com

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The latest addition to the Larkin’s line-up, this ristorante serves up Italian cuisine out of the former Playwright space on River and Broad streets. The menu ranges from pesto pizzas to chicken marsala to classics like spaghetti and meatballs—but the real winner is an allItalian wine list, curated from award-winning vineyards across the region. After you’ve had your glass, grab a bite of the housemade limoncello gelato. $$-$$$, L, D. 401 River St.

(864) 263-7000, limoncellogvl.com

Ristorante Bergamo, open since 1986, focuses on fresh produce and Northern Italian cuisine: fresh mussels sautéed in olive oil, garlic, and white wine, veal with homegrown organic herbs, and pasta creations such as linguine with shrimp and mussels. The bar fronts 14-foot windows along Main Street, making it a prime location for enjoying a glass while people-watching. $$$, D. Closed Sunday

& Monday. 100 N Main St. (864) 271-8667, ristorantebergamo.com STELLA’S SOUTHERN BRASSERIE

Boasting French flair and fa e, this sister to Stella’s Southern Bistro is the second in Jason and Julia Scholz’s line of quality eateries. Stationed in Hollingsworth Park, Chef Jeff Kelly offers a local twist on French staples—blue-black mussel shells with smoked tomato broth, Marsala-spiked onion soup gratinée, and roasted game hen—served up daily in a lively, chic environment. Don’t miss the breakfast pastries. $$-$$$. B, L, D, SBR. 340 Rocky

Slope Rd, Ste 100, Greenville. (864) 6266900, stellasbrasserie.com VILLA FROSI

A Greek and Italian restaurant with traditional flai , Villa Frosi hits Wade Hampton with Southern European staples. Sample specialties like the spanakopita and the seafood fettuccine, or go straight for the pizza. Finish with a slice of limoncello cake, and you’ll be booking you’re Mediterranean dream cruise, pronto. $$, L, D. Closed

Sunday. 2520 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 520-0298, resto.tpsitetesting.info

FOOD TRUCKS AUTOMATIC TACO

Since 2015, this taco truck has delivered new wonders and old favorites. Owner Nick Thomas treats the tortilla as a work of art, with the likes of Nashville hot chicken or Thai shrimp with fried avocado stuffed into soft shells. Sides like the street corn are must adds.

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Don’t miss a chance to reinvent your taste buds—check the Automatic Taco’s Facebook page for their weekly schedule. $, schedule varies. (404) 372-2266, facebook.com/ automatictaco CHUCK TRUCK

Owner David Allen uses only local ingredients to make his burgers. Treat yourself to a pimento cheeseburger and fries, or salute our Cajun neighbors with the truck’s signature N’awlins burger—a fresh-ground beef patty served with andouille sausage, peppers, onions, and applewood-smoked white cheddar, topped with the Chuck Truck’s very own herb aioli. $, schedule varies. (864) 8843592, daveschucktruck.com KEEPIN’ IT FRESH

As healthy as it is tasty, Keepin’ It Fresh food truck serves up a diverse menu of locally sourced cuisine guaranteed to please your appetite and your waistline. Catch them at Grateful Brew and the Swamp Rabbit Brewery and Taproom for a crispy fried Brussels sprouts salad, mouthwatering shrimp taco topped with peach slaw and guava crema, or a golden-brown fried fish plate. $$, schedule

varies. (864) 386-5050, @keepinitfreshtruck_gvl KICKIN’ PIG BAR-B-QUE PIG TRUCK

If you’re in the mood for some authentic

Southern eats, look no further than the Kickin’ Pig’s on-the-go ’cue truck. Go for the smoked bologna sandwich seasoned with BBQ rub and finished with cole slaw, or grab a fork an dig into the BBQ Sundae, a non-confectionary concoction of pulled pork, potato salad, slaw, and sauce of choice. $, schedule varies. (864) 608-6187, kickinpigbbq.com MOBILE MELTDOWN

Not to be cheesy, but the latest addition to Greenville’s food truck scene is melting hearts, one grilled sammie at a time. Lauren Kulesz of Mobile Meltdown has been delivering creamy grilled cheese, paired with tomato bisque or fried mashed potato balls, to comfort-food cravers from her truck window since fall 2018. Grab your typical American cheese and bread blend with the classic, or dig into the likes of the spicy pig. $, L, D.

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Times & locations vary. facebook.com/ mobilemeltdownfoodtruck ONE LOVE FUSION

Catch a summertime vibe year-round every time you drop by this Caribbean-inspired restaurant-on-wheels. Wrap your hands around One Love’s take on traditional favorites; the tropical gyro is rolled up with fresh mango slaw, pico, seared lamb and beef, and jerk-infused tzatziki sauce, while

Rocket Surgery From the culinary team behind Sidewall Pizza and Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, this recrafted concept ups the ante on contemporary Italian cuisine. Fresh housemade pasta highlights chef-driven seasonal dishes, like the bucatini with house-cured smoked bacon, sabayon egg sauce, grana padano, and black pepper. Select wine, beer, and cocktails are available. $$, D (Wed–Sat).

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399-9392, facebook.com/OneLoveFF SMOKIN’ BLUES BBQ

Smokin’ Blues keeps things hot with a smorgasbord of savory sauces and smoked staples—pulled pork, beef brisket, pulled chicken, and ribs—that can be enjoyed solo or packed into sandwiches and tacos. For a treat that’s extra smokin’, go for the glutenfree loaded fries or homemade chips piled high with pork, white BBQ sauce, sour cream, pickled jalapeños, and three-cheese sauce. $, schedule varies (864) 444-4752,

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THOROUGHFARE FOOD TRUCK

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From culinary school to the streets of Greenville, Neil and Jessica Barley have made it their mission to bring people together through food. Not only has Thoroughfare proved that tater tots can be eaten with every meal (their disco tots are topped with white cheddar gravy), they’ve driven their way into our hearts. Don’t miss the mahi mahi tacos topped with kale slaw and chipotle aioli. $, schedule varies. (864) 735-8413, thoroughfarefoodtruck.com

WE GOT THE BEETS

Proving that not all street food is created equal, We Got the Beets is Greenville’s very first plant-based food truck. This cruelty free fare encourages diners to “celerybrate”

vegan eats. Favorites include the Philly grilled cheese with marinated portobello mushrooms and cashew mozzarella cheese, and the sushi sandwich with sushi rice, Korean BBQ jackfruit, and more in a nori sheet pocket. $, schedule varies. @wegotthebeetsfoodtruck

PIZZA BARLEY’S TAPROOM & PIZZERIA

Pizza and beer—flowing from 27 tap downstairs and 31 upstairs—are what bring patrons to Barley’s. Besides the tap, there’s a long list of selections by the bottle. Try the classic New York–style pizzas, or go for one of Barley’s specialty pies. Afterwards, make your way upstairs to the billiards tables and the dartboard lanes. $-$$, L, D. 25 W Washington St. (864) 232-3706, barleysgville.com

COASTAL CRUST

This Charleston-based catering joint graces the Greenville scene with artisan, Neapolitanstyle pizza pies. Served out of a turquoise ’55 Chevy tow truck, with a brick-and-mortar opening on Pendleton, the pies are baked in a wood-fi ed brick oven and topped with local produce from Reedy River farms. Stick with the classic margherita pie, or branch out with the red Russian kale and Gorgonzola, sprinkled with almond pieces and drizzled in olive oil. $, L, D. 1254 Pendleton St. (843) 654-

9606, coastalcrustgreenville.com

D'Allesandro's Pizza Hailing from Charleston, D’Allesandro’s Pizza brings its dough lover’s paradise to Greenville. The D’Allesandro brothers’ philosophy is simple—if the pizza is good and the beer is cold, people will come. Created with quality ingredients, D’Allesandro’s pushes out pies in the North Main area, where guests can enjoy a variety of savory pizza, calzones, and even signature CalJoes.

1254 Pendleton St., Greenville, SC 29611 coastalcrustgreenville.com | 843-654-9606 follow along @coastalcrustgreenville info@coastalcrustgreenville.com

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GRIMALDI'S PIZZERIA

Experience Big Apple flavor without th bustle at this NY-style brick-oven pizzeria. Serving up pies and calzones in a traditional yet chic environment, Grimaldi’s is dedicated to authenticity, down to the imported NYCwater used to craft their dough. Grab a slice of the buffalo chicken pizza, or build your own, just don’t miss the daily housemade cheesecake or wine pairings. Located in Magnolia Park Shopping Center, it’s an ideal spot to snag a bite before a cinematic viewing. $, L, D. 1025 Woodruff Rd, St. K101.

(864) 412-1032, grimaldispizzeria.com SIDEWALL PIZZA COMPANY

Located on the main drag of Travelers Rest, on Cleveland Street downtown, and now on Pelham Road, this pizza joint is a fast favorite with its handcrafted, brick-oven pies made from local ingredients. But their salads are nothing to ignore, not to mention dessert: the homemade ice cream will make you forget about those fellas named Ben & Jerry. $$, L,

D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 35 S Main St, Travelers Rest, (864) 610-0527; 99 Cleveland St, (864) 558-0235; 3598 Pelham Rd, (864) 991-8748, sidewallpizza.com STONE PIZZA

Serving both Neapolitan- and New York–style pizzas, the latest edition to the corner of Stone and Park avenues is no pie in the sky. Ideal for a classic family outing or catching the game with a few friends (beer, sports, and pizza, amirite?), STONE and its fi e-inspired pies are crafted with house-made mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, Caputo flou , and baked for a fla minute in their wood-fi ed oven. $$, L (Sat

& Sun), D. 500 E Park Ave. (864) 609-4490, stonepizzacompany.com TOSS PIZZA

Located in the South Ridge Apartment Community, the TOSS menu is loaded with artfully crafted pies that are a far cry from your typical pepperoni. Head far east with the Phuket Thai pie, based with curry sauce and topped with peanuts, arugula, and shiitake mushrooms. The chile relleno is guaranteed to light a fi e in the ol’ belly— thanks to a few poblano peppers. $$, L, D.

823 S Church St, Greenville. (864) 2830316, tosspizzapub.com VIC’S PIZZA

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 three miles). $, L, D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 12 E Coffee St. (864) 232-9191, vicspizza4u.com

WORLD PIECE

From the owners of downtown's beloved Coffee Undergroud, World Piece brings Chicago-style pizza to Greenville’s dining scene from their laid-back, 16-seat bar on Stone Avenue. Offering a line-up of draft beers, as well as menu features — buffalo chicken wings, assorted salads, beef and veggie burgers, french fries, and, of course, savory pies—this pizza joint ensures there’s a little something to please everyone. $-$$. L, D. 109 West Stone Ave

jalapeño aioli. $, L, D. 103 N Main St. (864) 631-2914, cantina76.com FARMHOUSE TACOS

Hand-crafted and locally sourced, this TR taco joint is the love child of Mexican cuisine and Southern soul food. Start the meal with a few small plates—try the fried green tomatoes or the pan-seared crab cakes—then dig into pure taco bliss with the Travelers Rest hot chicken. Go a little lighter with a farm-fresh salad, and end with the campfi e s’mores. $-$$, L, D, SBR. 164

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NEO BURRITO

Hailing from Asheville, North Carolina, this locally owned spot takes—the burrito. Stop in for spicy tacos, cheesy quesadillas, zesty breakfast burritos, fresh salads, and more. Save room for the chipotle BBQ chicken burrito or the farm burrito, packed with rice, kale, hummus, beets, cilantro, cabbage, and more. $, B, L, D. 1268 Pendleton St. (864) 552-

1054, neoburrito.com PAPI’S TACOS

Table 301 plankowner Jorge “Papi” Baralles brings family tradition and the familiar childhood flavors of Cuautla, Mexico, to thi walk-up taqueria on the Reedy River. The menu is short and to the point. Get your tacos with shrimp, barbacoa, al pastor, carne asada, carnitas, or chicken and chorizo, or sample some gelato in the display case. Get in, get out, and enjoy Falls Park. $, L, D. 300 River St. (864) 373-7274, eatpapistacos.com

TIPSY TACO

Dishes here bear the creative touch of Trish Balentine, former owner of Corporate Deli. Her made-from-scratch menu items include tamales, burrito bowls, and all the other Tex-Mex suspects. “Tipsy” nods to the bar, where you can swill tequila flights frozen margaritas, and house-infused spirits. Take your pick of three locations—two in Greenville and one on Fairview Road in Simpsonville. $$, L, D, SBR. 15 Conestee Ave,

(864) 558-0775, and 215 Pelham Rd. (864) 603-1144, tipsytaco.net WHITE DUCK TACO SHOP

The new kid on the taco block, White Duck sets up shop at Hampton Station in the Water Tower District, and feels right at home next to Birds Fly South Ale Project. Try the Bangkok shrimp taco or the mushroom potato with romesco, and pair with their fresh peach sangria or Birds Fly South’s crisp bungalow golden ale for the complete taqueria experience. $-$$, L, D. Closed Sunday & Monday. 1320 Hampton Ave, Ext Ste 12B. whiteducktacoshop.com

WILLY TACO

Much like its Spartanburg-based sister, Greenville’s Willy Taco is a straight-up Mexican fiesta! Housed in the fo mer Feed & Seed, the atmosphere pairs perfectly with its festive food presentation. Choose from a variety of taco flavors; we suggest the crisp avocado—topped off with a house-crafted margarita. $-$$, L, D. Closed Monday. 217

Laurens Rd. (864) 412-8700, willytaco.com

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Tex-Mex has a new home in Greenville with the addition of Cantina 76, where the tacos shine. Play it safe with classic handhelds like fried tilapia and ground beef with lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded cheese, or turn up the heat with fried chicken doused with

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A South Pacific Island embattled in the midst of World War II is the setting for Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Broadway musical. U.S. military officers stationed nearby find themselves caught in a variety of risky love triangles when they begin mingling with the island’s native residents. But when deeprooted prejudices come into play, can romance truly save the day? Featuring favorites like “Younger Than Springtime,” and “Bali Ha’i,” the seven-decades-old smash hit still has the right stuff to make you sing. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC. Wed–Thurs, 2pm & 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $17-$58. (828) 693-0403, flatrockplayhouse.org

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BEACHIN’ FRIDAYS

You don’t have to travel all the way to the coast for some great beach music; you just have to hit I-85. Held outdoors at the Mauldin Amphitheater, the weekly event features shag-tastic tunes by the likes of the Holiday Band, 246 Army Band, Band of Oz, and the Rhythm City Band. Highlights also include food truck dining, craft brews, and a special fi eworks display on Independence Day weekend. Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin. Fri, 7–9pm. Free. (864) 335-4862, mauldinculturalcenter.org

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MUSIC BY THE LAKE SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Furman University’s charming Swan Lake paints a near-perfect backdrop for this Thursday evening music showcase that shines the limelight on a variety of brilliant, gifted musicians. This month, delight in a pack of diverse musical performances at the Lakeside Amphitheater by the Matt Olson Quintet, “An Evening at the Pops” with the Lakeside Concert Band, The Phantom of the Opera, and Latin Jazz with the Patrick Lopez Experience.

Thurs, 6pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 1pm & 6:30pm. $55-$115. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

Furman University Lakeside Amphitheater, 3300 Poinsett Hwy, Greenville. Thurs, 7:30pm. Free. (864) 294-2086, furman. edu/academics/music/ precollegeandadultprograms/ Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx

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MAULDIN FARMERS MARKET

Mauldin’s version of the farmers market comes to you by way of Bon Secours St. Francis Health System, and includes staples like live music, food trucks, and kid-friendly fun, as well as healthconscious cooking demonstrations, fitness activities, and screenings. Stock up on fresh pastries, dairy products, fruits, veggies, and gifts—all locally sourced. Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater, 101 E Butler Rd, Mauldin. Tues, 5–8pm. Free. (864) 335-4862, mauldinculturalcenter.org

EVAN HANSEN 2–7 DEAR Following its official Broadway

premiere in December of 2016, Dear Evan Hansen has become something of a phenomenon in the musical world, racking up multiple Tony

awards for Best Musical and Best Original Score, not to mention a 2018 Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album. Penned by Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, the original production focuses on socially anxious high school student Evan Hansen. When awkward encounters and a case of mistaken identity kick up a dust storm of turmoil in his life, Hansen is forced to navigate through a series of increasingly difficult circumstances on his path to self-acceptance. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Tues–Wed, 7:30pm;

If there’s anything more American than knocking back a few cold brews while participating in a cornhole tournament, we’re dying to hear it. Spartanburg’s shippingcontainer-crafted haven is set to host America’s annual birthday celebration with a variety of party favors, including tunes by Seven Year Witch, Hot Yoga, the TJ Jeter Band and more, plus a patriotic pup contest and ping-pong competition. And, yes, there will be fi eworks. FR8yard, 125 Main St, Spartanburg. Thurs, noon–11pm. $5. fr8yard.com

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PARTRIDGE, JAZZ 6 SARAH Initially a silver-screen hopeful—

she starred alongside Tom Cruise in 1983’s sock-sliding Risky Business,— Sarah Partridge and her foray into fame took an unexpected turn after a rousing karaoke performance of Gershwin’s iconic jazz standard, “Summertime.” In the years since, Partridge has transformed into a powerhouse vocalist, performing and recording with a number of genre greats while dropping a string of successful jazz albums—including 2017’s Bright Lights & Promises: Redefining Janis Ian, which earned spots on several Best of 2017 jazz selections. Carolina Music Museum, 516 Buncombe St, Greenville. Sat, 7:30–9pm. Adults, $15; students, $5. (864) 520-8807, carolinamusicmuseum.org

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PEACE STUDIO: BROADWAY

Ever used the terms “dramatic” and “attention-seeking” to describe your teen? It may be time to take a serious look into this summer camp. With over two weeks of rigorous activities that will sharpen their vocal, dance, and acting prowess, rising star hopefuls will have the opportunity to train with a handful of top professionals like music director and vocal coach Aimee Radics, dance professor and director Stacey Alley, and artistic director Jonathan Flom. The best part? You can check out the final p oduct at the camp’s free, public showcase. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Mon–Fri, 9am–4:30pm; (showcase, Fri, 3pm). $900. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

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So, what do you do when deposed from the rightful throne and sent off to sea with your young daughter? Why, you create a horrific sto m (the tempest, for those unaccustomed to Bard lingo) and shipwreck the traitors until you take back what’s yours. It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind storyline between Prospero, Alonso, and Miranda, and the dramatics Shakespeare creates with just a few twists will leave you feeling a little lost at sea yourself. Falls Park, Greenville. Thurs–Sun, 7pm. Free. (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre.com

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these incredible athletes make hopping over a high bar using a giant, flexible toothpick look like a cakewalk. Join Greenville native (and Olympic silver medalist) Sandi Morris and other members of the elite American Track League as they take to the downtown streets for a day of stick jumping education, jumpruns, and entertainment culminating in an epic men’s and women’s pole vault competition at 7pm. Cool your adrenaline down at the family-friendly after-party. 550 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, 10am–10pm. Free. libertybridgejumpoff.com

A seafaring voyage across the Caribbean waters serves as the setting for this heartwarming comedic production crafted by award-winning playwright MJ Cruise. Now 30 years into their marriage, Ernie and Twink are gifted a romantic, nautical adventure by their children to toast the decades-long milestone. As they set sail, the couple crosses paths with the indulgent (and affluent) Beth and Blake whose seemingly perfect ten-year union forces Twink to put her own marriage under the microscope. Funny, charming, and relatable, Separate Beds may be the marital lifesaver we all need. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC. Wed–Thurs, 2pm & 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $18.25-$57.50. (828) 693-0731, flatrockplayhouse.org

KIDS ON THE BLOCK 10 NEW While it’s somewhat hard to believe that a group of teenagers wearing denim vests and poofy gelled hairstyles could possibly be “hangin’ tough,” the New England quintet struck pop music gold in 1988 with the release of their second studio album. Chart toppers like “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” and “Step by Step” catapulted NKOTB into boy band superstardom, spawning a hundred thousands-strong fan club and an

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Based just a hop, skip, and a jump away in Asheville, Amanda Anne Platt & the Honeycutters are an Americanameets-alternative-meets-country outfit. They’ve graced the stages of Nashville’s AMERICANAFEST and the popular roots-based MerleFest held each April in North Carolina. Revered for blending Platt’s poetic lyrical genius with cool, crisp melodies that feel dug up from the very Earth itself, the folksy quartet will be joined by North Carolina’s Pretty Little Goat, with proceeds from the show benefitting Pacolet JAM junior musicians’ program in Western NC. FR8yard, 125 Main St, Spartanburg. Sat, 6:30pm. $20. fr8yard.com

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With all the old soul of an artist three times his age—and the vocal chops to match—it’s sometimes hard to believe that Marcus King is just barely over drinking age. But the Greenville-bred bluesman does hail from a long line of musicians, and has seasoned his craft well enough to have his name splashed across the pages of Rolling Stone magazine, not to mention

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earning a musical tutelage from Allman Brothers/Gov’t Mule guitarist Warren Haynes. The band has released three studio albums to date, including last year’s Carolina Confessions, which rounded out at the number-two slot on Billboard’s Blues Albums Charts. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, 8pm. $25-$35. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

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Let’s do the time warp again. The Richard O’Brien musical has become a cult classic, lending itself to numerous international tours and a smash film starring im Curry as the sweet transvestite doctor himself. But you have not truly had the Rocky Horror experience until you see it live; the production relies heavily on audience/ actor interaction that includes having virgins of the show hop on stage for the time warp dance. You may never want to leave Dr. Frank N Furter’s freaky castle after this campy and endearing show. Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. Fri, 8pm; Sat, 8pm & midnight. $20-$30. (864) 542-2787, chapmanculturalcenter.org

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American Music Award. NKOTB’s Mixtape Tour will hit all the nostalgic notes for ’80s babies, thanks to guest spots by rap duo Salt-N-Pepa, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, and Naughty by Nature. Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N Academy St, Greenville. Wed, 7:30pm. $40-$140. (864) 241-3800, bonsecourswellnessarena.org

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DAYS 14 BASTILLE GREENVILLE

New Orleans. The Statue of Liberty. French fries (maybe). France has given us a lot over the years, so it only makes sense that we celebrate the Storming of the Bastille in 1789 with a weekend of food, art, and culture. In addition, Bastille Days also pays homage to the Upstate’s long-standing tradition as a hub for equine engagement—not unlike our French brethren across the Atlantic. Therefore, proceeds from Bastille Days Greenville helps fund Black Sheep Farm, a

nonprofit that p ovides horse education to those in need. Sun. bastilledaysgreenville.com

EVENING WITH 17 AN BROTHER OLIVER

Brothers Stephen and Andrew Oliver consider themselves “psychedelic folk-rock” pioneers of a sort, forging ahead on a musical niche that blurs the lines between unexpected rhythms and exploratory pathways paired with can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head catchiness. The pair has found themselves in the company of Father John Misty, SUSTO, and the Steve Miller Band, and were even featured in the Free Times Columbia Best of South Carolina Music 2017 docket. Genevieve’s at The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Wed, 8pm. $20. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

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WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS No, the title of this Larry L. King and Peter Masterson musical isn’t misleading—it really is about a brothel in Texas. Inspired by the happenings at a real-life La Grange bordello, the countrified musical’s action centers on the fictional town of Gilbert, Texas, where the kind-hearted Miss Mona has been running the Chicken

Ranch. When a snoopy reporter exposes her operation, Miss Mona and her charges must take on the man—in a very different sense of the word—in order to stay afloat in thei sleepy little town. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta Street, Greenville. Wed–Fri, 8pm; Sat–Sun, 2pm. $38-$48. (864) 558-4569, glowlyric.com

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sincerest form of flattery. For Charleston-based musicians Runaway Gin, fronting the world’s most active Phish tribute band is also a way of life. Taking their cues from Trey Anastasio and company, Runaway Gin peppers their shows with spin-off riffs and impromptu jam sessions, ensuring that none of their many shows will be exactly the same. The Firmament, 5 Market Point Dr, Greenville. Sat, 9pm. $12-$15. firmamentgvl.com

EVENING WITH 20 AN CHRIS BOTTI

Besides enjoying a massively successful solo career, musician Chris Botti has also duetted with Sting, Michael Bublé, and Jill Scott, among others. Given his unique musical flavor and plenty of onstage enthusiasm, it’s not difficult to see why Botti has become the highestselling American instrumentalist. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St, Greenville. Sat, 8pm. $45-$65. (864) 467-3000, peacecenter.org

FAIR LADY 20–Aug 2 MY The rain in Spain

may stay mainly on the plain, but the Cockney princess comes to the Upstate in this Broadway classic. Flower girl Eliza Doolittle worries more about where her next penny is coming from more than her crooked English accent. That is, until she meets Henry Higgins, a dialect expert who vows to transform this simple dandelion into a fragrant rose by the Embassy Ball. Packed with plenty of comedy, sing-along, and heartfelt emotion, this Glow Lyric Theatre production is one not to be missed. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville. Tues, Thurs, Fri, 8pm; Sat-Sun, 2pm & 8pm. $38-$48. (864) 558-4569, glowlyric.com

YOGA 25–28 ASHEVILLE FESTIVAL

Better start practicing that downward dog now. Journey on up to the San Francisco of the South for an intensive, introspective gathering that sets out to align your spirit, mind, body, and soul. The four-day fête features a diverse schedule of professionally taught yoga classes, eclectic workshops, waterfall hikes, live music, salt-cave experiences, SUP yoga, and a Mountain Air Market. If you’re not centered by the end of the weekend, then you’re just not trying hard enough. Asheville, NC. Locations vary. Thurs–Sun, times vary. Prices vary. ashevilleyogafestival.com

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CARMEN

The final act of Glow Lyric Theatre’s Summer Festival Series is perhaps its hottest of the season. Originally written by French composer Georges Bizet in the nineteenth century, Glow’s version puts a modern spin on the tantalizing gypsy’s tale—albeit holding tight to the risqué themes of lust, desire, and indulgence that made the opera an instant classic. At the center of a twisted love story, cigar-factory worker Carmen finds much mo e than she bargained for when she ensnares the volatile Don José . . . we’ll just leave it at that for now. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St, Greenville. Fri, Wed, Sat, 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $38-$48. (864) 558-4569, glowlyric.com

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Let’s be frank; by today’s standards, Elvis Presley’s hip swiveling would be about as scandalous as fillin your water cup with soda at Panera Bread. But back then, the young stud had unknowingly set in motion a whirlwind that would change the face of pop culture indefinitely. Thi musical comedy by Joe DiPietro draws upon some of the King’s greatest hits in a sensational retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. There’s plenty of heartache, and plenty of laughs, but most importantly, there’s plenty of Elvis. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock,

NC. Wed–Thurs, 2pm & 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $18.25-$63.75. (828) 693-0731, flatrockplayhouse.org

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FEST 27 FUSION Hosted by the nonprofit Melting

Pot Music Society, the inaugural Fusion Fest (Femme Takeover) is slated to be a dynamic bash honoring creativity, ingenuity, and collaboration within the arts community. The all-inclusive festival will showcase female creatives of every avocation—from exciting arts endeavors to entrepreneurial leadership, you’re guaranteed to find personal inspiration at every turn! Barnet Park, 248 E St John St, Spartanburg. Sat, 3pm. $6. 1fusionfest.com

Aug 2 BEAUTIFUL MUSIC FOR BEAUTIFUL MINDS

Greenville’s Gateway House presents its yearly fundraising event to maintain its function as one of the Upstate’s premier advocates for psychiatric rehabilitation and adult mental illness. Steel Toe Stiletto will be rocking the house all night, with a silent and live auction both in the works. Beer, wine, and delectable dining will also be on tap, so nab your ticket now. Larkin’s Sawmill, 22 Graves Dr, Greenville. Fri, 7–11pm. (864) 242-9193, gateway-sc.org

AN EVENING WITH BROTHER OLIVER July 17th. Wed, 8pm. $20. The Peace Center. This Greenville-based sibling duo wins crowds over with their signature psychedelic folk-rock tunes that blend oldies-sound with hip musical creativity. Talented and spunky, these dynamic brothers make South Carolina proud.

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