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Model Kaylee Glidewell wears a red MinkPink Nightrider biker jacket from Monkee’s of the West End with a Dex floral top and Leslie Francesca white geode ring from J. Britt in the Poinsett Club’s Napa Wine Room during our annual fall fashion shoot. For more, see “Age of Excess,” page 98.


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100 Chapman Place $6,750,605

Chinquapin Rd $3,700,690

114 Keowee Club Rd $2,950,689

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Crowd Pleaser: The Colosseum, an ancient amphitheater constructed in 72 AD during the Flavian dynasty, once seated more than 65,000 Romans. For more of contributor Kym Petrie’s three-day excursion to the Eternal City, see “When in Rome,” page 70.

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1209 Mountain Summit Rd, Cliffs Valley $1,950,000 | MLS# 1366596 Shannon Donahoo (864) 329-7345


14 Timbers Edge Way, Cliffs Valley $1,375,000 | MLS# 1353929 John "Clark" Kent (864) 784-9918 Cynthia Cole Jenkins (843) 696-7891

59 Grand Vista Dr, Ridges at Paris Mnt $1,299,000 | MLS# 1369348 Holly May (864) 640-1959

1011 Mountain Summit Rd, Cliffs Valley $1,159,000 | MLS# 1356167 Spencer Ashby (864) 344-0333

4 Grouse Dr, Cliffs at Glassy $1,100,000 | MLS# 1346114 John "Clark" Kent (864) 784-9918


608 Raven Rd, Cliffs at Glassy $1,275,000 | MLS# 1374669 Damian Hall Group (828) 808-8305


106 Fire Pink Way, Cliffs at Glassy $998,000 | MLS# 1356127 Spencer Ashby (864) 344-0333

100 Spring Valley Rd, Greenville $699,900 | MLS# 1373464 Michael Mumma (864) 238-2542

1029 Woodburn Rd, Spartanburg $685,000 | MLS# 1366189 Holly May (864)-640-1959 UNDER CONTRACT

120 Plantation Dr, Woodruff $664,900 | MLS# 1362902 Damian Hall Group (828) 808-8305

203 Southview Ledge Rd, Glassy Mtn $575,000 | MLS# 1353158 John "Clark" Kent (864) 784-9918 Cynthia Cole Jenkins (843) 696-7891

311 Meyers Dr, Augusta Road $514,000 | MLS# 1371559 Kris Cawley (864) 516-6580


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155 Riverplace Way, Greenville $499,999 | MLS# 1367879 Nancy King (864) 414-8701

108 May Apple Way, Cliffs at Glassy $499,000 | MLS# 1369764 Debra Owensby (864) 404-8295

240 Grandmont Ct, Charleston Walk $475,000 | MLS# 1341159 Holly May (864) 640-1959 Tim Heatley (864) 561-1489 AUGUSTA ROAD

2921 Augusta St, Augusta Road $475,000 | MLS# 1375270 Debra Owensby (864) 404-8295

2810 Augusta St, Augusta Road $449,900 | MLS# 1371217 Alex Kessler (864) 414-2174

29 Sylvan Dr, Pleasant Valley $449,900 | MLS# 1374988 Michael Mumma (864) 238-2542 24 ACRES


205 Fort Dr, Kilgore Farms $389,900 | MLS# 1368152 Michael Mumma (864) 238-2542

203 Millstone Way, Stonehaven $379,500 | MLS# 1369899 Kennie Norris (864) 608-0865

1024 Pine Grove Church Rd, Sunset $349,000 | MLS# 1376303 Kris Cawley (864) 516-6580

364 E Lakeshore Dr, Lake Lanier $329,000 | MLS# 252514 Damian Hall (864) 561-7942

48 Hemingway Lane, Townes at Five Forks $299,500 | MLS# 1372165 Holly May (864) 640-1959

26 Brookdale Ave, Greenville $245,000 | MLS# 1373046 Shannon Donahoo (864) 329-7345


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Mark Your Calendars

143 Artists - 89 Locations - 1 Weekend Greenville Open Studios allows you to experience the life of local artists at work in their studios for one full weekend, November 10 – 11. This free, self-guided tour is a unique experience to engage with our community’s incredible talent, learn about artistic processes, enhance or begin your art collection and become inspired.

2018 Weekend Resources The Catalogue – Get an official catalogue with maps in the November 2nd edition of The Greenville Journal. Catalogues will be available at the MAC office by October 22nd.

The 12 x 12 Exhibit – Visit MAC to see, A Square Affair, an exhibit of 12 x 12 inch works by the 143 participating artists. The exhibit is a great way to start your weekend and choose the studios you want to visit. The exhibit will be up from November 3 – December 14.

The Website – Visit for more information on the event, including maps and a directory of participating artists with additional images, directions and artist statements.

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Contents 14 EDITOR’S LETTER 21 THE LIST See, hear, read, react. The month’s must-dos.


Pics of the litter: Upcountry fêtes & festivities.


Potter-painter duo Darin Gehrke and Glory Day Loflin co-craft ceramic works; Brenda Luginbill’s NESS Fest is health-focused fun; find your beat at these live and local gigs; Village mavens Teresa Roche and Barb Blair take on home décor.

OF TOWN 61 OUT Enjoy cozy chic vibes at Chattanooga’s Dwell Hotel; dine your way through Durham, North Carolina; let Rome be your next international affair.


Take to your tents with all the right gear; Alaskan seawoman Heidi Dunlap brings fresh fare south.

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Fashion is taking bold cues from times past, so we chose a formidable historical backdrop for our fall fashion shoot—The Poinsett Club. / styled by Laura Linen // photography by Paul Mehaffey


Must-have men’s accessories trend galactic; HookNHide introduces belt buckles that also open your beer.


Digital communication has its downfalls—when emojis miss the mark, Ms. Bea has the answer.

ABOUT TOWN 90 MAN Cruise ship magic turns the Man’s

nautical nightmare into a bingo-filled, Jimmy Buffet fantasy.

ESSAY 94 TOWN Music haven The Handlebar may

have shut its doors, but one former employee still haunts its halls.


Indulge in barbecue bliss at Monkey Wrench Smokehouse; score curated meats at Revival Butchery; fall flavors unite in roasted delicata squash.

Model Felicia Smith wears an Adrianna Papell gown from Labels Designer Consignments and tri-stone Swarovski studs from REEDS Jewelers in the Poinsett Club’s Board Room. Photographs (this page and cover) by Paul Mehaffey

127 DINING GUIDE 138 TOWNSCENE Got plans? You do now. GLANCE 148 SECOND The Gibbes Museum presents the female-forward exhibition A Dark Place of Dreams.

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Letter October Highlights Behind the Wheel

Local makers Darin Gehrke and Glory Day Loflin partner on a singular ceramics project: page 50

That’s a Plan

From celebrity weddings to food festivals, event planner extraordinaire Brenda Luginbill debuts a wellness fête: page 52

Past Chic

Seija Ojanpera brings superior design to Chattanooga’s Dwell Hotel: page 62

Backcountry Basics Photograph by Chelsey A shford

Cooler temps call for camping trips, and we’ve got your packing list: page 76

Double Duty

Look strapping in a Hook-N-Hide fish-themed tailored buckle: page 86

Musical Spirit

An eccentric Woodstock veteran used to run lights at the old Handlebar—rumor has it he never truly left: page 94

Up in Smoke

Monkey Wrench Smokehouse enters the local barbecue battleground: page 116

Abstract Expression


ctober’s bell tolls again. This month of warm days and cool nights is one of the finest of our calendar. Its frenzy is quelled by the slow descent of falling leaves; by the primal scent of wood smoke; by stunning mountain vistas; by apple cider doughnuts. The shift to full-on fall fuels an internal excitement that’s mirrored in fire and color and crisp blue sky—and the desire to dress the part. For our annual fall style presentation (“Age of Excess,” page 98), we emphasize fashion that’s dramatic, exaggerated, and larger than life. Big and bold are exclamations this season, emphasized through color, vintage looks, voluminous hair, and oblique angles. But fashion—even the most gripping, head-turning kind—can only go so far. Our style, from clothing to interiors to cars, is an extension of our being. As designer Rachel Zoe points out, “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” It functions at peak when it amplifies the character of the one wearing it. Finding one’s style is like settling into one’s bones. Living out loud is a lot more powerful and purposeful than shrinking to a corner. That’s fine on occasion; we all need to retreat. But the rub of life is to engage. It’s about participation. Expressing what you find inside. Is fashion necessary to be your best self? No. But it could change your perception of who you are, and that is everything. The glasses we wear color the world we see. Like the leaf that grows, matures in the sun, then goes out in a blaze of glory—we, too, shift with the seasons. Take a cue from this megawatt month and light it up.

Blair Knobel Editor-in-Chief

I’d love to hear from you.

Have a story idea, comment, or question? Write to me at blair@


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Myself, circa 1999. Think Reebok sneakers, overalls that ended above my ankles, black stretch chokers, I Heart NY T-shirts, and greenchecked plaids I swiped from my dad’s closet. Or Blair, circa 1999. She was super fab and wore blazers to school.

Coco Chanel, because as she famously said, “Fashion changes, but style endures.” And, you can never go wrong with black and white.


David Bowie. Even if he was wearing a leather jacket and jeans, he looked better than anyone else ever could wearing a leather jacket and jeans.

CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Kathryn Davé RUTA FOX M. Linda Lee Steven Tingle Stephanie Trotter Jac Valitchka CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Beth Brown Ables, Mary Cathryn Armstrong, VINCENT HARRIS, John Jeter, John Malik & Kym Petrie

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THE DOOBIE BROTHERS After achieving critical mainstream success with 1972’s Toulouse Street album, the Doobie Brothers have continued to be one of rock music’s most successful and influential groups, with an anthology of hit tracks like “What a Fool Believes,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “Listen to the Music” still receiving airplay. The touring lineup features original members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee along with four other supporting musicians. Let’s take it back to China Grove one more time! Heritage Park Amphitheatre, 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville. Wed, Oct 17, 7:30pm. $22-$259. (864) 296-6601,

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Rock ’n’ roll and spirits go together like . . . well, rock ’n’ roll and spirits. Get your groove on with Charleston’s Dangermuffin while sampling wares from top South Carolina distilleries including Sugar Tit Moonshine, Gorget Distilling Co., Red Bordner Distillery, and Firefly. Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit Loaves & Fishes, a program that collects and distributes food items to local pantries in need.

Our city on the Reedy continues to nab accolades from around the country as one of the top visitor destinations. And with events like this annual autumn festival, it’s not hard to see why. Not only do the top dining spots wow with their signature culinary concoctions, but the spirit of competition is alive and well with Silver and Sugary Spoons awarded for best overall entrée and dessert. American Aquarium, Nathan Angelo, and Grace Joyner are all slated to take to the fest’s various stages, not to mention cooking classes with the experts and a garden that grows with frosty brews.

Photograph courtesy of Dangermuffin Music

OKTOBERFEST AT NOMA SQUARE Get ready to say “guten tag!” to fall’s annual Bavarian bash on the square. This popular alfresco event features all the best brats, super sauerbraten, and perfect pretzels you need to feel like a native of Deutschland. Pop into the biergarten for a cold stein of Paulaner’s Oktoberfest, Munich Lager, or Hefeweizen brews, then gobble your way to the title of bratwursteating champion. And don’t worry—the hills will be alive with the sound of music, courtesy of the Channelheimers Oompah Band and the Foothills Oompah Band.

Downtown Greenville. Oct 12–14, Fri, 5–11pm; Sat, 11am–9pm; Sun, noon–7pm. Free. (864) 467-6667,

NOMA Square, 220 N Main St. Oct 4–6, Thurs, 5–9pm; Fri–Sat, 11am–9:30pm. Free. (864) 248-1568,

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Fluor Field at the West End, 945 S Main St. Thurs, Oct 4, 7–10pm. $25. (864) 232-3595,



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zWhat-Not-To-Miss / THRILLS & CHILLS: HALLOWEEN COSTUME GALA Are you creepy and kooky? Then you’ve got all the requirements necessary to attend this ghastly evening affair. Hosted by the Carolina Ballet Theatre, this ghoulish gathering will have everything that goes bump in the night to sate your spooky needs— as well as a few devilish delectables and spooky spirits. And we’re not saying there’s going to be a Michael Jackson “Thriller” flash mob . . . but we’re also not not saying, if you catch our drift. The Wilkins House, 103 Mills Ave, Greenville. Sat, Oct 27, 8pm–12am. $75. (864) 421-0940,

2018 SYMPHONY TOUR OF HOMES Normally if you want to get inside some of Greenville’s most exquisite homes, there’s a bit of breaking and entering involved. And that’s a no-no. This year’s Harvest of Homes will spotlight the Parkins Mill East and Hollingsworth Park communities, giving visitors a special self-guided view into some of the Upstate’s most beautiful homes and gardens. A special patron party will be held in Babbs Hollow on Tuesday evening as a prelude to the fantastic weekend. Patron Party, 113 Babbs Hollow, Greenville. Tues, Oct 2, 7–9pm. $75; Tour of Homes, Parkins Mill East & Hollingsworth Park. Oct 5–7, Fri–Sat, 10am–4pm; Sun, 1–4pm. Advance, $25; day of, $30. (864) 370-0965,

THE NESS FEST No, it’s not a celebration of a supposed sea creature in the Scottish Highlands. This NESS Fest actually focuses on four other areas—wellness, goodness, fitness, and wholeness—in over two days of activity designed to maximize a healthy lifestyle. The packed schedule encompasses a variety of live fitness classes, seminars, cooking demos, and other gems that will get you on the path to lifelong wellness. Fluor Field at the West End, 935 S Main St. Oct 20–21, Sat–Sun, 10am–5pm. One-day adult, $50; one day child, $8; two-day pass, $93.

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z Whether you’re a certified, tiara-toting princess or have an inexplicable desire to make fur coats out of dalmatian pups, this royally-themed fête has something for you. Dress up your mini monarch for an afternoon mingle with all of their favorite characters that includes tasty treats and take-home goodies. And, yes, there will be a sing-along—you didn’t think “Let It Go” was gone forever, did you? Centre Stage, 501 River St. Sat, Oct 6, 10am & 2pm. $35-$46. (864) 233-6733,


z Despite his small stature, comedian Kevin Hart has transitioned well from internationally touring performer to bigscreen leading man. With the success of his standup special What Now? and films like the Jumanji sequel and The Upside, Hart is now riding high on his Irresponsible tour. Both brutally honest and hysterically funny, Hart’s approach to everything from love to family and all in between has made him a funnyman favorite for fans of all ages. Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N Academy St. Sun, Oct 7, 7pm. $43-$135. (864) 241-3800,

z It’s always the right time for wine and antiques. On deck for the 2018 weekend is stylemaker and hostess extraordinaire Danielle Rollins, who graced The Salonniere’s 2018 List of America’s 100 Best Party Hosts. Celebrated for her glamorous styling, Rollins will lead a special luncheon discussion at Signature Settings on Friday afternoon. Spend the rest of the weekend picking your way through the sea of upscale designs, vintage goods, and art. Greenville County Museum of Art, 420 College St, Greenville. Oct 12–14, Fri–Sat, 10am–5pm; Sun, 1–5pm. Tickets, $10; special events, $60. (864) 271-7570,


z Penned by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage, Sweat is an introspective, provocative view into the heart of working-class America, mirrored through the lives of a tight-knit group of friends who suddenly find themselves thrust into a thicket of layoffs and downsizing. When race, culture, and money are tossed into the mix, this once thriving community comes to blows, setting the stage for a stunningly realistic portrayal of life in the land of lost opportunities.

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Greenville Polo Classic The seventh annual Polo Classic tournament saddles up again to raise money for the ALS Association and the treatment of other neurological diseases. Patrons will dress in their best Carolina casual—khakis and sun hats—to enjoy food, drinks, and, of course, the stomping of the divots. There will also be a women’s competition for best hat, so pull out the stops. Historic Hopkins Farm, 3717 Fork Shoals Rd, Simpsonville. Sat, Oct 27, 12:30pm. $35-$100.

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z As the fall counterpart to the springtime emporium held this past April, the October version of the Vintage Market in the Park promises to pack even more handcrafted goods into a single afternoon. More than 100 purveyors will be on hand for the old-school-style flea market, peddling every kind of ware from artisan-crafted jewelry to vintage antiques, and unique, upcycled treasures. While you shop, jam out to tunes by Alex Hunnicutt and David Domar, grab food truck grub, and don’t forget—a portion of ticket sales will benefit Saved by the Heart Animal Companion Services. Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr, Travelers Rest. Sat, Oct 27, 10am– 4pm. Adults, $2; under 14, free.

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Couture for a Cause September 6, 2018

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Like the reimagined interiors of its host space the Southern Bleachery at Taylors Mill, Couture for a Cause gave participating artists and designers the chance to create high fashion with a repurposed spin. With recycled wearables modeled by cancer survivors, the runway-style competition also included a fabulous prize auction, live music, tasty food, and dancing to benefit the Greenville Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

Heather Young, Anne Garrett & Lesley Horton

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Centre Stage Gallery Opening for Steve and Shannon Dudar September 7, 2018 As part of the Metropolitan Arts Council’s partnership with Centre Stage Gallery, the two champions of the arts presented an opening reception for husband-and-wife artists Steve and Shannon Dudar. Using a diverse mix of natural elements like wood and freshwater pearls, alongside more traditional media, the duo’s exhibit— Share the Beauty—will be on view through October 15. Art McDonald & Megan Szuster Dr. Marv Cagle & Gary Barbare

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Bubbles, Beauty & Blue Jeans at Beija-Flor August 30, 2018 Co-hosted by downtown Greenville anchors Ivy Salon and Beija Flor, this sip-and-shop event allowed patrons an exclusive fashion-forward evening. Ivy Salon specialists offered complimentary beauty moments—braiding, curling, and scalp massages—while guests enjoyed the chance to browse Beija Flor’s denim-focused retail with a glass of wine in hand.

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Beautiful Music for Beautiful Minds August 3, 2018

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The Gateway House hosted its 7th annual Beautiful Music for Beautiful Minds at the rustic-chic Old Cigar Warehouse in downtown Greenville. Supporters of the Greenville-based adult mental health advocacy program gathered en masse for a summertime fundraising bash that featured tunes by Steel Toe Stiletto and an all-out bidding war for top auction items like a football signed by Clemson coach Dabo Swinney, a two-night getaway in the Big Apple, a Huffy Bicycle, and more. By Fourth Dimension Photography

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Greenville Jewish Film Festival Kick-Off Party August 26, 2018 To formally debut the inaugural film fête, it was all “action!” for the Greenville Jewish Film Festival’s special kick-off party at the Greenville One Center. Guests were treated to authentic Israeli delicacies courtesy of Charlotte’s Yafo Kitchen, followed by a special screening of the Roger Sherman film, In Search of Israeli Cuisine. Slated to premiere next March, the Greenville Jewish Film Festival is rooted in sharing Jewish culture within the Upstate community, promoting diversity and understanding through insightful entertainment.

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Hope and Help for the Holidays and Beyond

A grief seminar providing hope & healing Ruta Fox, Jamarcus Gaston & Jackie Shapiro Brooker

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 9 am to 3 pm

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For anyone who has experienced loss and grief in their own life, as well as professionals who help grieving individuals and their families. Keynote Speaker & Morning General Session: Mitchell D. Carmody, GSP, CCP

Proactive Grieving; Hope for the Holidays and Beyond Small Group Topics: Grief and Loss Due to Substance Abuse - Mildred Williams, MA, MA, ABD You Can Lean on Me: How Grief Can Either Push Relationships Apart or Make Them Stronger - Andrew Johnston, MDiv, MA, LPC

Kevin Reese, Ann Reese, Hila Frish, Nir Manor, Dotan Goldhour & Meirav Goldhour

Losing Your +1: Life After the Death of A Partner - Tamara L. Hanna, LPC Whispers of Love; Signs & Synchronicity of Continuing Connections - Mitchell D. Carmody, CGSP, CCP Lessons Learned From Our Journeys of Healing: From Grief to Grace After the Death of a Child - Alice Ann Holman, BA, MEd, M+30, NBPT and Jan James, BA, MEd

I Want to Be a Grief Buddy: What Do I Do? - Christopher M. Strom, Grief Support Group Leader Music & Grief: Creative Resourcing in Bereavement - Cathleen Flynn, MA, MT-BC Stigma Surrounding Mental Illness & Grief & Loss - Mildred Williams, MA, ABD

Hope and Help for the Holidays and Beyond

Liz Einstein, Dan Einstein & Amy Doyle

Grief 101: Who Are You as a Griever? - Mitchell D. Carmody, CGSP, CCP Hope After Suicide - Dan Taylor, Doctor of Ministry Closing Message of Hope: Rev. Claire Ripley

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Lunch will be provided and there is no charge for Tuesday,available. November 11, 2014 this seminar. CEU’s for professionals

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United Way of Greenville County Young Philanthropists Summer Celebration Jeanne & Brian Boughner

August 9, 2018

Leila Aziz & Jon Hammond

Budding United Way benefactors had the chance to mingle with past members and potential Young Philanthropists while celebrating 20 years of vital community impact. Held at Revel, YPs and YP-hopefuls noshed on bites, sipped on drinks, and learned more about the organization’s dedicated volunteer efforts, financial contributions, and growth opportunities that provide a higher quality of life and educational preparedness for Greenville’s youth.

Whitney Epperson & Tyler Marrero

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Located on scenic Lake Hartwell directly across from Clemson University, Lakeside Lodge offers a unique experience combining the amenities of a high-end resort with the benefits of condominium ownership and rental potential.


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March of Dimes Real Estate Launch Party August 30, 2018

Monica Gibson & Amy Clayton

Some 100 guests headed UP on the Roof to toast the upcoming 21st annual March of Dimes Real Estate and Economic Development Luncheon. This year’s affair will be held November 13th at the Poinsett Club, and will honor Clemson University’s Master of Real Estate program director Robert Benedict for his years of dedicated service to the March of Dimes’s initiative to end premature birth through research, education, and advocacy. By Dove Light Photography Olympia Eddy, Katie Peden & Carey Sousa

Donna Burnette, Louis Veltre & Cammie Veltre

Gabriel Lazcano, Alex Pemberton, Clayton Cheek, Brian Ordonez, Sean Dorsy & Lesli McIntosh

Brandon Scott & Cindy Benjamin

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Kelly Pollard & Alyn Griffiths May 6, 2018


n office Christmas party can offer so much more than watered-down hot chocolate and a Dollar Store secret Santa gift from your cubicle mate. For Alyn Griffiths and Kelly Pollard, it meant an invitation to forever. The oblivious pair worked at the same London gallery, but after their meet cute, the rest quickly became history. Alyn and Kelly dated for six blissful years, flourishing in their European lifestyle. When

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Kelly’s 30th birthday approached, Alyn knew it was time for the long-anticipated change of pace. He whisked Kelly away for a birthday excursion to Bath, England. It was there that he secured his spot as Kelly’s permanent party planner for all birthdays to come. The wedding took place in Edinburgh, Scotland, with the bride and groom fully immersing themselves in the surrounding culture. The nuptials took place in a small manor house just oustide the

Bagpipe Bliss: Kelly’s lace gown was purchased at the Poinsett Bride in Greenville, where her family resides. For the traditional Scottish ceremony, Kelly’s sister designed the floral arrangements, and Kelly crafted the reception cakes.

country’s capital. Many of the men, groom included, were fitted in kilts, which made for the perfect accessories at the following traditional Scottish ceilidh reception. The couple plans to live in Edinburgh; Kelly works as a freelance marketing agent, and Alyn as a freelance journalist. PATRICK PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY

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Weddings Leah Oropesa & Michael Joyce July 28, 2018 There’s something about life abroad that makes a person more willing to fall in love. Leah Oropesa and Michael Joyce met at a beach bar in Cabo Roig, Valencia, Spain. Leah was a private school teacher in the city and Michael was on rotation with his job. The two hit things off that night and couldn’t suppress their spark when Michael left for his next rotation in Tanzania the following day. They spoke on the phone every night for a month before he finally returned to take Leah on a proper first date. After a year of traveling the world side-by-side, Michael popped the inevitable question in Cabo Roig—where it all began. The wedding was held at The Lakehouse at Bulow on Johns Island. Traditional Mexican aspects were woven into the ceremony to pay homage to Leah’s heritage. The reception was filled with an abundance of cultural gestures—staying true to the couple’s adventurous hearts. The newlyweds plan to live in South Carolina, but are open to Spain or the United Kingdom, Michael’s home country. Leah works as a university lecturer, and Michael is an electrical engineer. JAMES BRINDLEY PHOTOGRAPHY

Catherine Preston Thomas & Jordan Daniel West June 2, 2018 Essays and meal plans and labs, oh my! For Callie Thomas and Jordan West, college was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Amidst rent payments and exam deadlines, the couple was oblivious to their passionate potential until after graduation. Once aware, the bond was unbreakable—proved by four years of dating debacles including Jordan’s six-month Army training and Callie’s late-night library rendezvous studying for the bar exam. However, distance does make the heart grow fonder, and the hardships only strengthened their connection. Tired of being apart, Jordan secured his destiny with Callie on what she thought was a night out with friends. When said friends were inexplicably late, Jordan suggested a walk to the Rock Quarry downtown, where he dropped to one knee amidst a perfect Greenville sunset. The nuptials took place at Callie’s childhood church, Lebanon United Methodist in Eastover, South Carolina, where her former boss, the Honorable Donald B. Hocker, officiated. The couple lives in Simpsonville; Callie works as an attorney with the Lauren’s County Public Defender Office, and Jordan is the co-owner of West Environmental. CHARLIE MATHER PHOTOGRAPHY

Kirby Rivers Stone & Thomas Mobley Jeter May 5, 2018 The humdrum of account withdrawals doesn’t seem like the model background for true love, but Kirby Stone and Mobley Jeter beg to differ. The two first became a pair at their place of work—First Citizen’s Bank in Columbia. Two and a half years came and went with the couple’s bond growing by the minute. It was on a Memorial Day getaway that Mobley knew it was time for his master plan to unfold. He took Kirby on a boat ride around Lake Keowee, where the two were spending their day at Kirby’s family lake house. Upon their arrival back to the dock, her family and friends stood waiting to surprise her. Excited and confused, she turned to question Mobley, who was down on one knee asking the most important question of all. The ceremony took place at Christ Church in Greenville. A floral Poinsett Club reception followed where guests were treated to many Cinco de Mayo surprises. Mini tacos and individual margarita shots completed the night as Kirby and Mobley danced into forever. The newlyweds reside in Greenville; Kirby is a realtor with Berkshire Hathaway C. Dan Joyner, and Mobley is a financial analyst for ScanSource. CHELSEY ASHFORD PHOTOGRAPHY

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Pot Luck

Painter and ceramicist join forces to create a one-of-a-kind collection

Photograph of artwork by Eli Warren

Steady Glaze: Ceramic artist Darin Gehrke combines Glory Day Loflin’s folk-art depictions with his quiet, Asian-focused pieces for a unique pottery collection. For more, see “Behind the Wheel,” page 50.

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hat do you get when a potter and a painter combine their exceptional and distinct talents? This may sound like the start of a corny riddle, but the answer is what artists Darin Gehrke and Glory Day Loflin set out to discover in their recent collaboration. Gehrke crafts functional pottery in the form of mugs, bowls, teapots, and plates with an Asian sensibility for the user’s sensory experience of each piece. “I like to make quiet pots,” says the artist, who spent a year abroad in China. “What I do is a mashup of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. The palette of glazes I’ve created over the years is also connected to those Asian cultures.” Loflin, on the other hand, depicts her day-to-day surroundings on canvas in bold saturated colors and heavy black outlines. She merges patterns, rhythms, and colors in dynamic compositions with an appealing folk-art feel. “I’m interested in paper cutouts and silhouettes,” Loflin explains, “and I try to bring patterns together in creative ways.” The two artists met four years ago when Gehrke moved to Greenville from New York City and opened a studio in the Village of West Greenville next door to Joseph Bradley, for whom Loflin was working at the time. They got to know each other through Gehrke’s wife, Cherington Shucker, who is executive director of the Greenville Center for Creative Arts where Loflin was a Brandon Fellow. When Chef Greg McPhee commissioned Gehrke to make all the dinnerware for The Anchorage restaurant, the potter hired Glory Day to help him, as she also has experience with clay. “I became a fan of her art,” Gehrke recalls, “and when I saw the marks Glory was making, I knew they would work on my

Layered Up: Glory Day Loflin adds loose patterns, imagery, and pops of color to Darin Gehrke’s Asianinfluenced ceramics. While working on his major in art education at Penn State, Gehrke fell in love with ceramics. “Clay is the perfect melding of science, technology, engineering, and art,” he says.

pots. The looseness of her designs complements the tightness of the form.” In summer 2017, they threw themselves into a new project, creating a series of ceramic platters, vases, and canisters blending Gehrke’s graceful forms and Loflin’s simply defined drawings. “I enjoy the simple underlying geometry of Darin’s work,” says the painter. “How color and form work together in his functional pieces to create something so beautiful.” The two zeroed in on bird and floral motifs, experimenting with different glazes and underglazes. Each of the 35 porcelain and stoneware pieces the pair created was fired three times. After forming the pieces, Gehrke did the initial bisque firing; then Loflin hand-drew her crisp lines and the pottery was fired a second time. Loflin added 22k gold lustre accents before one last firing at a lower temperature. Included in this body of work were white stoneware pieces decorated with black crows, a motif Loflin has been developing in her paintings. Having so successfully integrated their two art forms (they’ve sold all but a few pieces of the first batch), the duo is preparing to tackle another pottery series together, this time focusing on the black-and-white stoneware and pushing the images further. Expect the final products to be decidedly greater than the sum of their parts. For more information, visit or

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That’s a Plan

Brenda Luginbill of CB Events crafts Greenville’s first health-focused festival / by Jac Valitchka // photograph by Eli Warren


f you’ve been to an event in Greenville, it’s likely that Brenda Luginbill had her hand in the production of it—especially if it was haute, not ho-hum. After working 60-80 hour workweeks for six years in Los Angeles, where Luginbill planned pop singer Christina Aguilera’s 2005 wedding, she and her husband knew a change was in order. They landed in Greenville 10 years ago, and the preternatural happy party planner is now the owner of CB Events and Industry Event Rentals—think weddings, Charleston Wine + Food parties, etc. But after 16 years of organizing other people’s events, Luginbill has finally created one of her own: the NESS Fest—a new health and lifestyle festival that aims to help others be the best version of themselves. Her method? Make it easy and accessible to try myriad modalities during two fun-filled, family-friendly days. Since she doesn’t run on caffeine, it must be her sunny outlook and megawatt smile that keep Luginbill powered up. Whatever it is, we want some.

What is the NESS Fest? >> NESS Fest is a two-day health and lifestyle festival October 20th and 21st on Fluor Field. We are taking over the entire field. CycleBar is shutting down for two days and bringing all their bikes onto the field. We’ve got four different fitness stages that you can sign up and take a different fitness class every 30 minutes, or every hour on the hour. The whole point of this is to get people out of their shell and try something new. What’s behind the name? >> It’s called the NESS Fest because it is more than just about what we eat

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GoodNESS Gracious: Brenda Luginbill’s NESS Fest is a two-day event, October 20–21 at Fluor Field, focusing on wellness, goodness, fitness, and wholeness, featuring lifestyle seminars, exercise workshops, and health consultations. For more, visit

and how we work out. It’s about people becoming the best version of themselves. So that’s where we have our wellness, our goodness, our fitness, and our wholeness. It’s all about our “’nesses,” and if you can tackle those four pillars in your life, then you can really, truly start to become the best version of yourself. You’re such a fixture here—but you had a whole life before in Los Angeles—including, of course, planning Christina Aguilera’s wedding. >> I worked for a company called Along Came Mary Productions, and my boss at the time, Michael Gapinski, came to me one day and said, “We’re going to go to this house, and I don’t want you to freak out.” We had done a ton of events for celebrities so it wasn’t really that, it was just that he knew in particular I had a heart and soul for Celine Dion, Josh Groban, and Christina Aguilera (laughs). It was crazy because we walked up to the door and she opened the door and I was like, you have got be kidding me. I remember just being so excited like, “Let’s do this!” Did she say, “Hi, I’m Christina?” >> Yes, she was very nice, she was very polite. They were wonderful the entire journey. I remember one day sitting there working on their table seating chart and I was thinking, “Am I really sitting on this fur rug with her doing this? Is this happening? This is happening, okay, great.” How did you get into event planning? >> It’s actually one of my favorite stories. We moved out to LA, and in L.A. when you don’t know what to do, you do catering. So we met a friend who got us hooked up with a catering company and started working there. I just was watching this one guy in the company, and I didn’t know him that well. I went up to him later on that evening and said, “I don’t know exactly what it is that you do, but that’s what I want to do, and how do I get there?” He called me a few months later to offer me a job as an assistant. Love it. >> The journey was so fun and working with Michael was amazing. He’s still one of my best friends in the world. I mean, you want to talk about doing weddings—he did Barbra Streisand’s wedding. He did Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt’s wedding. What is your way to find your “NESS”? >> I’m not very good at that. We kind of joke that I created this festival for myself. I wasn’t eating right, I wasn’t taking care of myself in all of those ways, so I’m like, well, what’s going to force me to do it? We’ll create a festival around it (laughs). But it’s been great because every day we meet people with these stories, and it’s all about connecting people who are on the same journey together so that they can encourage each other. And, if I’m super stressed or just feeling really anxious, I’ll just go home, get in the shower and sing five songs, and then I’m like (snaps her fingers), “Done! Check that box, I’m moving on.”

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Autumn Blues: Settle into the season with the best live music the Upstate has to offer, like funk ensemble Turkuaz and hometown rock heroes NEEDTOBREATHE.

Sound & Color

From blues and jazz to rock and folk, find your listening pleasure this month

/ by Vincent Harris // illustration by Timothy Banks


ooking for some stellar live tunes to jive along with in October? Whether it’s the jam-packed Fall for Greenville festival, the Peace Center’s autumn line-up, or acts at smaller venues like The Firmament or The Spinning Jenny, the Upstate’s got you covered. Here’s a roundup of what’s onstage this month—from classical to jazz to rock to country and beyond.

SAT, O CT 6 N E E DTO B R E AT H E The Forever On Your Side tour brings the anthemic South Carolina rockers back to town on a creative high, with an epic new single “Bridges Burn,” and an upcoming album soon to be released. If you like passionate, vulnerable rock music with strong melodies, these guys deliver, along with guest act pop-folk duo Johnnyswim. T U E S , O CT 9 R A N K Y TA N K Y AT T H E P E AC E C E N T E R

The artistic director and conductor of the Charleston Jazz Orchestra just so happens to be a talented trumpeter, and his band Ranky Tanky blends jazz and funk for an infectious, danceable sound. The quintet is one of the most exciting live bands on the Charleston scene right now, and a stop in the Upstate is a rare treat.

T H U RS , O CT 1 1 – S U N , O CT 1 4 FA L L F O R G R E E N V I L L E This year’s festival features more than 70 bands on six different stages, plus a Thursday night kick-off show at the Peace Center’s TD Amphitheatre. You’ll find everything from nationally known headliners (rockers American Aquarium and Sarah Shook, bluegrass legend and dobro master Jerry Douglas) to local favorites (L.O.Z., Angela Easterling) and some groups that are a little of both, like Mac Arnold & Plate Full Of Blues. Much like the food at FFG, you’ll find a little of everything music-wise.

SAT, O CT 2 0 B L U E G R AS S & B I G BA N D AT T H E P E AC E C E N T E R The Greenville Chorale joins forces with Gainesville, Georgia’s Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band to perform works by Duke Ellington. There’s no way this won’t be a fascinating experiment, featuring genres that don’t get together all that often.

W E D , O CT 24 T U R KUA Z AT T H E F I R M A M E N T, W I T H B U TC H E R B ROW N Brookyln’s Turkuaz is a throwback to massive, funky ensembles like Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire. They’re heavy on danceable grooves and spaced-out electronics, and anyone who enjoyed George Clinton’s intergalactic funk in the 1970s will have a blast at this show.

T H U RS , O CT 2 5 T H E WO O D B ROT H E RS AT T H E S P I N N I N G J E N N Y, W I T H N I C O L E AT K I N S This trio is generally filed under the increasingly broad Americana umbrella, but what they really are is musical alchemists. On their newest album, One Drop Of Truth, the band, led by siblings Chris & Oliver Wood, take soul, gospel, roots-rock, and funk and combine it into one groove-heavy, joyful noise.

SAT, O CT 2 7 D R I V I N ’ N ’ C RY I N ’ AT T H E S P I N N I N G J E N N Y The venerable Southern hard-rockers Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ are celebrating their thirtenth anniversary this year, and they’re still finding new ways to breathe life into classics like “Fly Me Courageous,” “Straight to Hell,” and “Build a Fire.”

T U E S , O CT 3 0 N F AT B O N S E C O U RS W E L L N E S S A R E N A Platinum-selling rapper NF is coming off a chart-busting 2017 album called Perception, and his music, most commonly classified as Christian rap, is a refreshingly positive spin on an often dark genre.

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Profile Color Code: With a background in interior design, artist and gallerist Teresa Roche has created her own line of wallpaper. Furniture designer Barb Blair also incorporates wallpaper in her works, employing decoupage techniques to add depth to her repurposed pieces. The two artists are dear friends who plan to have a joint show next spring, showcasing Roche’s wallpaper designs along with Blair’s new furniture pieces.

Creative Bond Teresa Roche and Barb Blair join forces for an artful collaboration / by Beth Brown Ables // photography by Eli Warren


ome people and places seem to possess an almost tangible hospitality, an unnameable pull drawing others in. It’s the sort of thing that similes are made for: like moths to a flame, like flies to honey, whatever it is—creative powerhouses Teresa Roche and Barb Blair have it. Let’s call it “welcome.” Stepping into Art & Light, the West Greenville art studio and gallery guided and curated by Roche, is akin to coming home: it’s familiar, it’s warm, it’s inviting. Such a place is built for gathering and sharing ideas and inspiration. Roche’s own paintings incorporate this same sense of storytelling: abstract images of laundry hanging to dry, design-focused color schemes, and layers of texture and line. Made for home. One could find that same magnetic home-welcome in Knack Studio, former storefront for Blair: a space displaying her furniture designs and thoughtful home décor. It was more than a store, it was a place for gathering, for sharing ideas and inspiration. Her painted and restored furniture pieces are named, and seem to possess stories of their own, told with bold color, drawers lined with paper, knobs and finishes thoughtfully chosen. Made for home. And at the nucleus of both are Teresa and Barb. You’d think they met in the Village of West Greenville where their fingerprints are everywhere: doing their art thing, kindred creative spirits. But their currents converged long before either one would identify themselves as artists at all: wedding-dress shopping. It’s true. “Barb and I met 29 years ago when she was shopping for her bridal gown [Teresa formerly owned a wedding boutique], and she was the most precious, delightful young lady. That history creates a foundation—although Barb and I are years apart in age, we were connected immediately by spirit.” That connection and trust built over years is creative magic, as Barb agrees, “Collaboration comes naturally to both of us since it is something that we both find extremely important for growth and true creativity. Years of working together and with others creates a level of creative fluidity that gets better and better every time.” And after a year or more of investing themselves elsewhere, it’s a year of comebacks for both.

“I didn’t have a show for myself last year,” Teresa confesses, “but I knew it was time. At the gallery, I looked over the 2019 calendar, and just picked a date. That same day, Barb called me and said she was itching to get back to work after stepping away for a while, and I said ‘Great timing!’” Timing was essential for Barb. “Walking away was needed [her store, Knack, shuttered in 2016], but coming back to it is needed even more. The creative life never leaves us, and I’m thankful for the way creative work pushes me to think outside the box in a different and special way. Coming back to where my brain is on fire and my hands fidgety to use the muscle memory they know so well.” Though painting and collage serve as her primary media, Teresa longed to tap deeper into her passion for interior design. “I love pattern-mixing, and wallpaper is a great way to start the mix: adding wallpaper and then pillows and upholstery in complimentary colors is a great way to dramatically change a space. I’ve always loved wallpaper of all kinds—torn and old paper in old homes and modern and fresh crisp new paper—I love it all and often use wallpaper scraps in my mixedmedia pieces.” Barb swears that wallpaper makes her a better artist. “I can’t illustrate or draw, per se, so wallpaper is an easy way for me to add so much more creative depth to my work.” Using decoupage techniques, Blair papers drawers, dresser tops, and door insets, creating visual interest to her “story pieces.” Not just painted furniture, these are works of art.

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“My whole life, I have believed that two are better than one. Being an artist can be very lonely when you are completely away from other creatives. Collaboration breeds positive creativity.” —Teresa Roche

After a ten-minute meeting over coffee “where we were finishing each other’s sentences,” the two settled on a show that will highlight Teresa’s bold wallpaper designs and Barb’s latest furniture collection. And it will also be a celebration of collaboration, a partnership more than two decades strong. Teresa adds, “My whole life, I have believed that two are better than one. Being an artist can be very lonely when you are completely away from other creatives. I thrive working with others and would not ever want it to be any other way. Collaboration breeds positive creativity.” The spring show is only the beginning. As the collaborative sparks continue to fly, they will mold and shape a home décor line created and curated alongside other Greenville textile and paper artists. But for now, it’s a new season of creating for these two friends and forces of encouragement for the creative community of Greenville. If the Village of West Greenville’s foundation had a cornerstone, the names Teresa Roche and Barb Blair would be among the first to be chiseled. A foundation of warmth, welcome, and artful story pieces. Visit Art & Light Gallery at 16 Aiken Street, Greenville, to view examples of work by Roche and Blair. The two artists plan to have a collaborative show in spring 2019. For more information, go to

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Yellow Belle: Young entrepreneur and design maven Seija Ojanpera opened The Dwell in 2016. Its renovated interior pairs vintage looks with original brick and hardwood floors. Ojanpera emphasizes hospitality, too, with complimentary cocktails upon checkin, a free continental breakfast, and inroom treats.

Past Chic Decades collide in picture-perfect harmony at The Dwell Hotel in Chattanooga / by Blair Knobel


he story of The Dwell Hotel, a standout boutique stay in the heart of Chattanooga, is two-fold: it’s a tale about superior design. And it’s also a yarn about the designer, who happens to be the owner. Who happens to be a woman by the name of Seija Ojanpera. Usually, there is more to a story than meets the eye, but the eye is the rub for Ojanpera, who opened Dwell in 2016. Born in America with Finnish roots, she traveled extensively with her parents as a child, soaking in the nuances of the cities she visited and places she stayed. Back at home, she would rearrange her parents’ furniture, unleashing artistic expression through interior design. The hotel’s sixteen suites, lobby, Solarium Café, and Matilda Midnight lounge are testaments of Ojanpera’s artful eye, each a design-lover’s playground of mid-mod charm, bright color, unusual wallpaper, and contemporary artwork complementing the more rustic brick, hardwood, and travertine surfaces. My room, The Argyle, features a king-size bed whose pert white covering pops against the colorful diamondpattern wallpaper. Light floods the sizable suite, which has a sitting area with vintage chairs, shag rug, and gas fireplace. Many of the rooms have small sitting porches, so I enjoy my

complimentary cocktail in the sun. Another tasty surprise, chocolate-covered Oreo cookies from local shop The Hot Chocolatier, tempt me—but I save them for dessert (in the deep soaking tub). The building originally housed the Colonial Hotel, opened in 1909, which became the Stone Fort Inn. Its downtown corner was once Fort James during the Civil War. Ojanpera complements the building’s history with a refreshed vibrancy that doesn’t detract from its former glory: stone, brick, wood. Part of her method, it seems, is for the past to mix and mingle, much like her guests. The Dwell Hotel balances unexpected whimsy and playful attitude with neutral tones and vintage appeal. Time is of the essence here, but Ojanpera’s grasp of hospitality, comfort, and good taste remains timeless. The Dwell Hotel, 120 E 10th St, Chattanooga, TN. (423) 267-7866,

The Dwell offers two in-hotel dining experiences, Solarium Café, which offers breakfast all day, plus lunch and light bites, and Matilda Midnight, which has become one of Chattanooga’s top nightspots for excellent cocktails, romantic dates, and peoplewatching. Their style is vintage Hollywood meets1940s South Beach: both are striking counters to Chattanooga’s earthy appeal.

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Bull City Bliss Find inventive flavors at repurposed venues in downtown Durham, North Carolina / by John Malik


irst it was the tofu. And up to that moment, every bite of tofu I’d ever had was the same. The same miserable, melted tire texture, the same lifeless flavor, the same disappointment. I hate to call what I tasted in Durham “tofu,” because this slice—so delicate in flavor and texture, joined with perfectly ripe slices of avocado, a sprinkle of fresh scallions and a squirt of XO sauce—was dreamy. A mere pillow of delicateness that draped over my chopstick and gently yielded to gravity’s tug before evaporating on my tongue. In that moment I understood the attraction to real Japanese tofu, and it was here, just a few hours away in North Carolina. Then it was the noodles. Shan-Xi strands as broad as a yardstick, wrinkled at their edges, served in a veal broth rich in turmeric and tomato, studded with chilies, roasted local plum tomatoes, Swiss chard, and unctuous pork belly. Every bite was redolent of fresh harvest, spice, fat, and the labor of handmade noodles. As we slurped through our Sunday brunch, my bride noted this was the best gas station food we’d ever had.

Photograph (opposite left) courtesy of Bull City Burgers


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Photograph (opposite left) courtesy of Bull City Burgers

Bite the Bullet: Durham, North Carolina’s resurgence is not limited to its repurposed brick architecture—the downtown scene has seen an upsurge in niche eateries, like Rose’s Noddles, Dumplings, and Sweets and Bull City Burgers (opposite left).

Rose’s Noodles, Dumplings, and Sweets isn’t an actual gas station, but the building’s classic 1950s’ Gulf architecture is unmistakable. And that creativity with old bricks is a keynote of Durham, North Carolina’s personality. So much of the city’s attractive Southern charm simmers down to clever architectural adaptations. Repurposed. That’s today’s buzzword for anything recycled or vintage, and in Durham, or Bull City, it’s as if the entire downtown has been repurposed to a celebrated effect. Spend a weekend here, and you’ll find tobacco warehouses chock-full of music venues, cafés, and craft shops, former cigarette factories now spilling with craft breweries, micro restaurants, and artisan bakeries, a 1940s-era motor hotel singing as a modern metropolitan hotel, and these glorious Japanese noodle dishes residing in a former Gulf station. It’s a sign of the city’s maturity. Durham is comfortable in its own skin, and many resident developers view its bumps and architectural bruises as opportunities rather than eyesores. Once home to cigarette companies, Durham has repurposed much of that history to better use. The metropolis is the third leg of North Carolina’s research triangle, completed by Raleigh and Chapel Hill, which when viewed on a map form more of a crouching

octopus than a triangle, but no matter. If you’re the type to seek out the best a city has to offer, allow me to give you a hand. Our base for a weekend of North Carolina culinary research was the Unscripted Hotel, a one-time motor hotel. With a bubbly staff, a crisp attitude of congeniality, great coffee options, and comfortable mattresses, Unscripted is a fine place to experience downtown Durham. It is also home to one of Durham’s best weekend pool parties (which does end promptly at 11 p.m.), so keep that in mind if you’re looking for a quiet respite. Downtown buzzes with energy and history, so even if a night with the class AAA Bulls isn’t on the agenda, there’s much more to do. Handmade burgers, hotdogs, and beer courtesy of Bull City Burgers make a great start. With their overachieving kitchen producing pickles, buns, sauerkraut, mustard, and more, this is burger bliss. Paired with one of their own beers, well, what more could a guy like me ask for? Ice cream. I could ask for real churned ice cream made with local milk and authentic ingredients, which we found at the Parlour. This place is so OCTOBER 2018 / 67

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Daily Bread: Downtown Durham’s Unscripted Hotel (above) has fresh bites available at in-house restaurant allday (left); Loaf Bakery (right) is well worth a visit for its array of breads and pastries, including a must-have hazelnut chocolate croissant.

EAT Bull City Burgers Pastureraised beef accompanied by excellent craft beer.

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Loaf Bakery Stunning array of wood-fired sourdoughs, classic French pastries, and local coffee. 111 W Parrish St,

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Littler Cozy dinner spot open five nights a week, closed Tuesday & Wednesday. 3110 E Parrish St, Durham, NC. (919) 374-1118,

The Parlour Local cream, milk, and fruit become memorable here, and plenty of vegan choices, too. 117

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Play The Liberty Arts Foundry A collective community artspace at Durham Central Park. 918 Pearl St, Durham, NC.

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you won’t notice its size. Their big flavors and extra-large servings of hospitality belie the littleness. There’s classic vinyl spinning, clever cocktails, an esoteric wine list, and lovely culinary interpretations featuring a gregarious amount of local fruits, vegetables, and technique. Our personal favorite? Perhaps the N.C. poulet rouge with local mushrooms and English peas, or the oysters with hot sauce Jello, the Parker House rolls with cultured butter and caraway, or maybe the plum tart with buttermilk ice cream. Our tasty Littler meal summed up our impression of the city. Plenty of time-honored techniques and a large serving of hospitality in a repurposed space, that’s today’s Durham.

Photographs (above far left) courtesy of Unscripted Hotels; (below right) Loaf Bakery

good that the lactose-tolerant line up until—well, we’re not sure how late they line up, but we left an hour’s worth of customers there at 10 p.m. Vietnamese coffee, salted butter caramel, blackberry peach, and blueberry lavender flavors mark their creativity, churned on the premises from local ingredients and served with Southern hospitality. Our Saturday dawned later than usual, and we found sustenance in a handful of nearby bakeries. Our favorite by a long shot was Loaf, where we sported for the calories-be-damned hazelnut chocolate croissant. Butter and flour, in the hands of the willing, can achieve greatness, and if you’re a fan of the pastry arts, a rendezvous with this croissant should be in your future. A short walk later we were knee-deep in an arresting array of fruit, lobster rolls, hedgehogs, and vegetables at Durham’s open-air farmer’s market. The Liberty Arts Foundry resides in a repurposed warehouse at the market’s home. Central to Durham’s arts scene, Liberty Arts created the iconic downtown bronze bull sculpture, Major. Sideways. That’s how we scuttled through the small maze of chairs to get to our table. What else would you expect from a restaurant named Littler? The economics of the restaurant business demand you get as many seats under your roof as comfortably possible, and Littler flirts with that edge. However, if you know this going in, and set your expectations on the experience,

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Italian Renaissance:

(left to right) Piazza Navona, a public square in the midst of the city,is home to some of Rome’s most iconic monuments; a figurine of the famed Fontana di Trevi, or Trevi Fountain; a side street in Trastevere, a charming neighborhood with excellent food.


didn’t mean to fall in love with Rome. I was a skeptic. After all, how could the real Rome live up to the romanticized, Fellini-esque version of the iconic city that lived in my head? The Eternal City is home to historic art and architecture, fabulous food, fashion, and luxury lodgings, and my recent Roman holiday put all hesitations to rest. Here’s how to see and have it all, without falling into the tourist traps.


When in Rome How to live La Dolce Vita in the Eternal City, if only for a few days / by Kym Petrie

Palazzo Naiadi / Trastevere

We arrived at Leonardo da Vinci International Airport and were ushered into a taxi by a man we thought was our driver. Already on the freeway when we realized the mistake, we could do little but sit back and hope for the best. Our young driver’s eagerness to share his love for Rome put us at ease, though nothing would have prepared us for the insanity of driving in Rome. Our driver laughingly referred to the streets of Rome as “God’s race track” and promised to get us safely to our hotel while providing the best tour of the bustling city that money could buy. He did not disappoint. When we arrived at the Palazzo Naiadi Roma, the parting advice he gave shaped the rest of our trip: “Eat like a Roman, not a tourist.”

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If our first foray into Rome was a shaky one, any concerns diminished upon entering our stunning hotel. Set in a former nineteenth-century palace, the Palazzo Naiadi Roma evokes simple elegance in a grand setting. The staff was incredibly gracious, sending our luggage up to the room while we met with the concierge team. After speaking with them for only a few minutes, we scrapped all but two of the restaurant reservations we’d made and put our cuisine planning into their hands. After a tour of the ancient property, essentially a twenty-first-century neoclassical museum, we toasted our good fortune at the hotel’s rooftop terrace—aptly named POSH—before we jumped in a (real) taxi for a casual dinner at Taverna Trilussa in Trastevere, a charming medieval neighborhood on the other side of the Tiber River known for its nightlife. After dinner, we strolled the neighborhood’s cobblestone streets and enjoyed the street performers on the enchanting Piazza di Santa Maria.

The Pantheon / Trevi Fountain / Bernini’s Fountain of the Four Rivers / Piazza Navona

We awoke with the sunrise and drank coffee on our balcony overlooking Rutelli’s Fountain of the Naiads and Michelangelo’s Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli. Eager to see the sites but avoid the crowds, we took the concierge team’s advice to “walk in Rome, walk everywhere in Rome.” Rome is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of art, architecture and culture on display— making it impossible to see every ancient ruin during our short stay. Knowing that, we opted to see fewer sites per day, on foot. It became a treasure hunt of sorts, as we had the flexibility to stop by any church, museum, shop, or café that enticed us along the way. The best part was finding ancient ruins tucked into unexpected corners; getting lost became part of the fun. With fresh coffee and pastry in hand, we strolled to the nearby Trevi district of Rome to see the Fontana di Trevi, an iconic 86-foot fountain, one of 1,352 that stood in fourth-century Rome. According to legend, visitors who toss coins into the fountain over their right shoulder will return to the city.

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(left to right) The Colosseum; Fountain of Neptune at Piazza Navona; charming Trastavere, a neighborhood along the west bank of the Tiber River known for its nightlife


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grabbing lunch at Salumera Roscioli, a deli and restaurant with only seven tables and a killer wine list. Once sufficiently stuffed, I headed to the hotel spa for a little pampering and then relaxed until our car picked us up for dinner. If you are looking for an under-the-radar taste of Rome, consider dining in Parioli, a wealthy residential area a few minutes from the city center. We strolled through the Borghese Gardens just before sunset and arrived at Gallura, a candlelit restaurant perfect for a romantic dinner. We sat on the garden terrace to enjoy the warm October evening, and feasted on seven courses, including sea urchin, lobster, artichoke, and pasta, each arriving with an accompanying flight of wine and a colorful story of its preparation from the waiter.


Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele / The Roman Forum / Shopping & Spanish Steps / Dinner overlooking the Colosseum

We packed a lot of exploring into our third day, but the proximity of the sites made it easy to see major monuments within a short time. Leaving before the morning rush hour, we walked through the Monti and Celio neighborhoods to the Roman Forum and

then across the street to climb the steps of the Altare della Patria, an enormous monument built in honor of Victor Emmanuel, the first king of a unified Italy. Then we grabbed a cab to do some shopping and see the Spanish Steps. (Rome’s fashion districts can be overwhelming, so if you see something you love, get it then. I can’t tell you how many shops I tried to get back to but couldn’t find.) Via del Corso is a must-see for those looking to invest in Italian leather or linen. Part of the street is pedestrian only, making the shopping even more enjoyable. If you are looking for famous Italian fashion houses and prestigious brands, Via dei Condotti is the place to go. Well-known international brands, wonderful Italian menswear, and leather shops fill Via Borgognona (parallel to Via dei Condotti). While wandering Via dei Condotti, stop at the Antico Caffè Greco for lunch or a cappuccino. The oldest bar in Rome, the celebrated eighteenth-century café has long been a haven for writers, composers, and artists—including Byron, Keats, Mendelssohn, and Wagner. We had reserved a table months before at the elegant Hotel Eden’s rooftop restaurant and bar, Il Giardino, and enjoyed the last hours of our Roman holiday languishing on the terrace, feasting our eyes on the panoramas of the Eternal City. Rome was no longer a romantic vision that lived in my imagination; it had woven its way into my heart with its chaotic heartbeat, legendary past, and awe-inspiring charm.

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Sport Oh, Captain: With an enterprising spirit and a thirst for adventure, Heidi Dunlap followed in her father’s footsteps when she chose a career in commercial salmon fishing. She now spends two months each year fishing in Alaska and the rest of the year getting her land legs and managing her Wild Salmon Co. in Asheville, North Carolina.

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laska’s pristine Bristol Bay stretches for 248 miles as the eastern-most arm of the Bering Sea. This is where you’ll find Heidi Dunlap, along with her business and life partner, Steve Maher, for two months each summer. Like the sockeye salmon for which they fish, the owners of The Wild Salmon Co. in Asheville, North Carolina, return to the same freshwater habitat in southwest Alaska every year.

Heidi inherited her adventurous spirit from her parents. For ten years beginning in the early 1960s, Bill and Karen Dunlap taught school in Alaska, where Bill was a commercial fisherman. When they weren’t fishing, the couple plied the world’s oceans in their sailboat. “I was born in September, and by December we were sailing,” Heidi says. “My crib was a rubber boat placed on deck, and my mom said I couldn’t crawl when I got to land because I was so used to crawling sideways.” Karen enrolled her daughter in swimming lessons at age three because the toddler kept jumping off the boat whenever her older brother did, spawning Dunlap family rule number one: Stay on the boat. As a youngster, Heidi spent part of her summers on her father’s fishing boat. “One of my earliest memories of fishing is when I was five or six, we would go out fishing for the week, and on Friday we’d bring our last load of fish into town,” she recalls. “We were there for about six hours, during which I’d fillet

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“About every eight hours, we take a two-hour nap,” Heidi explains. “That goes on for about two weeks, until we’re completely exhausted and delirious.”

as many fish as I could, cut the bellies open and take the roe out. I’d fill up a five-gallon bucket and sell that separately to the cannery. With the money I made, I would go buy Cabbage Patch dolls at the general store in town.” Her first stint as a deckhand was aboard her brother’s salmon boat at the age of 15, and she hasn’t missed a season since. After graduating from the University of Florida with a degree in anthropology, Dunlap floundered around for a while before she and Steve ran their first boat in 2004. These days they favor the runs in the Nushagak River, one of four major river systems in Bristol Bay, which harbors the world’s largest wild sockeye salmon fishery. “Once we catch 100,000 pounds, we are starting to make money,” notes Heidi. “Our largest haul—in a single haul of the net—was 23,000 pounds, or about 4,500 fish.” This summer, fishermen on Bristol Bay saw the largest salmon run since 1893. Heidi and Steve catch 80 percent of their salmon—95 percent of which is sockeye—over a two-week period, during which they fish 24 hours a day. They set their net perpendicular to the flow of the river, where it hangs like a curtain in the water. Then they run the boat from one side to the other, towing the net. At regular intervals they lift up the net with the help of hydraulics, and manually pick out the fish and toss them into an icy slurry of brine. “About every eight hours, we take a two-hour nap,” Heidi explains. “That goes on for about two weeks, until we’re completely exhausted and delirious.” This season they experienced a particularly high number of storms, with wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour—which can really rock a 32-foot boat. Day two blew in a six-day-long storm, which one deckhand described as “being on a roller coaster in a washing machine.” Despite the perils, fishing holds an elemental appeal for Heidi, who appreciates participating in a sustainable fishery that has supported native cultures in Alaska for over 4,000 years. “The basic act of catching fish is exhilarating,” she claims. “When we’re up there, we have no cell service, no Internet, no Facebook, no online bill pay. Once we start fishing, nothing else matters except

The Wild Salmon Co. offers fish through online buying clubs and also participates in regional farmer’s markets in May and October. At the TD Saturday Market in Greenville, Heidi sells individual sockeye portions and fillets, as well as codfish that her husband, Steve, catches in the Bering Sea every winter. They also offer smoked king salmon—a soughtafter and mild-flavored delicacy rarely found outside the Northwest— as well as smoked sockeye, cold-smoked lox, cured salmon, and smoked-salmon spread.

for the weather, the tides, and the fish.” The rest of the year, Heidi and Steve carve out six weeks to travel, angling for adventure through expeditions like riding motorcycles across Vietnam. When they’re not fishing or traveling, Heidi works 60 to 80 hours a week running The Wild Salmon Co. “I work hard and play hard,” she admits. “I feel that we have a truly blessed life,” the 40-year-old reflects. “And I give all the credit to my parents. They have always shown me that life should be an extraordinary adventure.” Look for The Wild Salmon Co. at the TD Saturday Market through October; OCTOBER 2018 / 79

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Mixed Messages When it comes to empathetic communication, Ms. Bea avoids digital expression


he other day I received an email I would have sworn had venom pouring out of it. Offended, I let it fester. A little later I asked my husband to read it, knowing his reaction would match mine. He would jump to my defense in the apparent brewing conflict. But, amazingly, his response to the words was completely different. He was puzzled by my (over)reaction. Obviously “he didn’t read it right,” so I read the email—out loud—with every ounce of presumed snarkiness I could muster, emphasizing the words I thought clearly evinced the writer’s not-so-well hidden antagonism. Still he didn’t hear it. The exercise nearly started a battle between us, but eventually I realized his unbiased opinion was legit. My head cooled, saving me from sure embarrassment and a follow-up apology, which would’ve been necessary if I’d acted on my initial gut reaction. Advancements in technology have expanded the ways we send messages and communicate, no eye contact required. Consequently, this multitude of platforms is fraught with opportunities for misunderstanding. People get their feelings hurt when you like one person’s social media post but not theirs. A text message conveys an insensitive lack of enthusiasm. The tone of an email is brusque, causing the recipient to question your motives. Enter the emoji—the newest way to shortcut our expression of any and all emotions. If you are struggling to convey the right feeling, there’s a cartoonish digital image for that. Seriously? I enjoy emojis as much as the rest of you, but I am not sure what sentiment 90 percent of them are meant to express. My preference, when possible, is a face-to-face conversation, whether chatting, challenging, consoling, or commiserating. Discussing

something in person does not guarantee the exchange will be free of misunderstandings. But when talking person-to-person, you have a better shot at knowing if you’ve crossed a line or if your words or tone are misconstrued. You have an immediate option to correct any confusion and stand a better chance of avoiding missteps altogether. Whether communicating via email, text, or social media, be aware that your message may lack needed tone, emotion, or inflection, and might come across as artificial, or be completely misinterpreted. We are all busy, and the temptation to send a quick text with a few emojis is strong. But if the conversation is worth having, then it is worthy of time to consider word choices, tone, and the appropriate messaging platform before you hit send. A thoughtful voicemail, a letter from a cherished friend, or a conversation with a loved one—no red heart exclamation point or smiley face can replace that. I’m here if you need me. Until then, y’all behave.

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

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Hell & High Water


he man next to me at the bar was wearing a visor, a tank top, and a bathing suit adorned with pink flamingos wearing sunglasses. “I tell ya, buddy, this is the best vacation I’ve ever had,” he said, while raising a large glass containing the same color liquid barbers use to sterilize combs. I did not know this man and had unintentionally sparked his monologue by simply nodding to him when I sat down. “Have you played that Jackpot Bingo?” he continued. “It’s a blast. I won this visor playin’ it yesterday.” The man was interrupted by a chipper voice that crackled over a PA system to announce the rules for the day’s scavenger hunt followed by enthusiastic pitches for the shuffleboard tournament, the talent show, the ice carving demonstration, and the fact that “DJ Dennis” would be holding his daily “Motion of the Ocean” dance party by the “Twist ’n’ Spout” pool at 4 p.m. I took a sip of my Mai Tai and chanted a silent mantra: “Only five more days. Only five more days.” If the poet Dante were alive today, he would surely add one more layer to his nine circles of hell: Circle Ten—The Megaship Cruise. I say this as a survivor of a seven-night Caribbean cruise aboard the Disney Cruise Line. Imagine taking all of the commercialism, mass consumption, contrived cheerfulness, anxiety, stress, and fabricated ambience of a Disney World vacation and shoving it onto a giant floating prison one cannot escape. Worse yet, imagine being trapped on this “magical” barge with 2,700 people who are absolutely giddy to be there. And even worse, imagine a third of those people being small, screaming lunatics with unlimited access to sugar.

The Man becomes hypnotized by a cruise’s devilish charms

I wrote those two paragraphs on the second evening of the cruise, scowling at my surroundings like Ebenezer Scrooge at a charity event. But by the end of day three, a strange sort of transformation had occurred. I actually began to enjoy myself. It was if I had been placed in a trance by the gentle rocking of the ship. I joined a conga line and drank cocktails the color of Windex. I played bingo and watched with awe as a man carved a giant swan out of a block of ice. I danced without care as DJ Dennis spun tunes, like “Kokomo” and “Mambo #5,” that would normally make me cringe. At one point I even tapped my foot to a Jimmy Buffet song. I was obviously experiencing Stockholm Syndrome. By day six I was completely unrecognizable. When I found myself standing in line at the Midnight Buffet holding a plate topped with enough boiled shrimp to fill a hundred thermometers with mercury, I realized I’d been overtaken by the “magic.” On the seventh morning the spell was broken. The ship docked at Port Canaveral and all passengers were hastily ushered off board like the pallets of garbage being forklifted out through the cargo doors. I dragged my luggage to my car and stopped to look back at the ship. Over the next few hours it would be scrubbed, sanitized, and restocked with bottles of blue Curaçao and an ocean’s worth of shrimp. At noon, a new group of dumbfounded hostages would board and DJ Dennis would entrance them with the sounds of “Caribbean Queen” and “Margaritaville.” By that time I would be sitting in traffic on I-95, calling my friends to recount the horrors of my week spent aboard the tenth circle of hell.

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Musical Spirit Lighting legend Herb Royé roams the halls of the old Handlebar. Or, so they say / by John Jeter // illustration by Timothy Banks


obody knew what to make of Herb Royé when he hired himself as the lighting guy at The Handlebar. Here’s how Rockin’ A Hard Place, a memoir about the former longtime concert hall in Greenville, describes the dapper, yet scruffy oddball. “Not long after we opened, Herb showed up at our doorstep like some rail-thin stray mongrel who only wanted attention, love, and family, but more than that: music. Herb loved music as much as a dog loves to chase cats and bark at things that aren’t there.”

Odd choice of words, “things that aren’t there,” considering that this, apropos of Halloween, is something of a ghost story. When he first materialized at 304 East Stone Avenue, Herb was in his late 50s, though he looked to be in his early 100s. He died just before Christmas in 2007. But did he? The Greenville News obituary finally divulged his age, 61, but ran barely three lines long, leaving out Herb’s life. Herb wove phantasmagorical stories. He spent three years in a Spanish prison; wandered the opium-tourists’ “Hippie Trail” from Europe to Kabul; appeared on that white steed in that iconic Woodstock photograph; worked as “lighting director” for The Fabulous Thunderbirds; and did stints in Vietnam and,

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Happy Handleween: Lighting designer Herb Royé lived larger than life during his time on Earth, so it’s fitting that he still keeps hours at the location of his former employer, the beloved Handlebar music venue.


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later, at Armadillo World Headquarters, an Austin nightclub. Just when you thought Herb was as full of horse manure as the one he supposedly rode in on, you’d run across something like this: a 1976 clipping from the Austin Sun, a counter-culture weekly: “Armadillo personnel additions include new stage manager Herb Royé, a veteran of Woodstock and the Monterrey [sic] Pop festivals and the Rolling Stones.” The Stones? Come on. But, like, when a member of Johnny Winter’s crew stepped off the blues legend’s pot-fumed RV, he took one look at Herb and said: “Holy shit, it’s Herb! I haven’t seen you since the old Armadillo days.” Even Joan Baez said something to him about Woodstock. The thing is, you, too, can reconnect with Herb after all these years—or, at least, check up on his sly shenanigans. Ask any former Handlebar employee or a few onetime fans. Last year, Stephanie Holden celebrated her birthday at Stone Pin Bowling, now occupying the former basement of The Handlebar, with friends from Herb-era days. “A couple of bowling-alley employees said that weird things had been happening since they started working there—basically that things would not be where they left them the night before,” says the reference librarian. Attempts to reach the lanes’ staff failed; they proved as elusive as perhaps-deceased Herb, but Holden says they also told her: “The weirdest thing was that there was an employee that they never had that kept being clocked in overnight.” Herb always did keep late hours—unless he had better things to do after he died. “I would be working in the office in the morning and the chairs, they made that noise when they slide across the floor, and there wasn’t anybody there,” says Katie Plowman, once The Handlebar’s office assistant and now operations coordinator at Loaves & Fishes. She asked the cleaning guy about it. “I said, ‘What’s going on with the chairs?’ And he said, ‘I haven’t moved any chairs.’” While Herb was particular about things like seating arrangements and his cherished stage lights, he was friendlier than Casper. Plowman tells about the cleaning guy chatting regularly with Herb. Then there was the teenager who helped set up stage lights for one of the popular Christmas jams with favorite local band The Work. Poor kid worked too hard that day and took a nap in the green room. He awoke, startled, to see a spooky apparition. We couldn’t find the two ghostbusters to verify these stories, but the staff was convinced. “He’d never met Herb,” she says, “but he described him to a T.” How can anybody be sure it’s the iconoclastic Herb who haunts his old haunt? “It could be Spindle Boy,” Plowman acknowledges, naming the 11-year-old child impaled on a textile machine at the turn of the last century and still roaming the old Mills Mill, The Handlebar’s original home. “It’s gotta be Herb, screwing with us.” She’s right. Herb’s stories always screwed with people; you just never knew what was real. Is Herb? Stop by Stone Avenue and see for yourself.


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Mark & James by Badgley Mischka sequin dolman dress from Labels Designer Consignments; eroded rosegold and copper oyster shell studs with pearls from Kate Furman Jewelry OPPOSITE ON KAYLEE:

Teri Jon collared waistwrap navy gown from Bella Bridesmaids; Stuart Weitzman nudist heel in black patent leather from Labels Designer Consignments; Shiver + Duke grey ball with white flower petal earrings from Muse Shoe Studio;18k yellow gold open-link tassel necklace with tri-pearl chain worn as bracelet from Hale’s Jewelers

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Adelyn Rae dress from Southern Girl Chic Boutique; Stuart Weitzman nudist heel in black patent leather from Labels Designer Consignments; Machete acrylic dusty blue lucite hoop from J. Britt OPPOSITE ON FELICIA:

Trina Turk Kailee plaid top from Monkee’s of the West End; Machete iridescent white lucite hoops from J. Britt

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David Lerner star tee and BlankNYC denim jacket from Denim & Soul, Cameo Collective skirt from J. Britt, Tory Burch suede boots from Monkee’s of the West End, blue marigold scarf from Orvis, pearl drop earrings from Lou Lou Boutiques

Keyhole romper from Prowse Boutique; multi-mod circle earrings from Southern Girl Chic Boutique; Jeffrey Campbell dark brown velvet bootie from Labels Designer Consignments OPPOSITE ON KAYLEE:

Tyler Boe open-back suede vest from Lady J; J.Crew metallic pencil skirt from Labels Designer Consigments; yellow-gold citrine drop earrings and pink-gold-and-oval white topaz link necklace from Hale’s Jewelers SPECIAL THANKS:

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Chop Shop

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Jeremy Webb brings custom cuts and housemade sausages at Revival Butchery

A Handle On It: Jeremy Webb sets up shop on Pendleton Street; for more, see page 120.

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F Up in Smoke ’Tis the season for cooking with fire / by Andrew Huang // photography by Paul Mehaffey

orget pumpkin spice. The hottest scent of the season is smoke— from campsite fire pits and fall evening bonfires, but also from slow-and-steady smokers imparting indelible umami to barbecued beef, pork, sausage, and wings. And like the other marker of this season—college football—barbecue is a culinary topic rife with regional rivalries and unassailable tradition. It’s also not for the faint of heart, or those who enjoy taking shortcuts. Take, for instance, Monkey Wrench Smokehouse’s smoker, which gets fired up with local oak wood at 2 a.m. every morning they’re open. The pitmaster then loads up the smoker’s rotisserie with all-natural, high-quality cuts of meat to supply the day ahead: beef brisket; chicken wings; house-made sausages; and pork shoulders, butts, and ribs. In the case of the brisket, there’s up to 16 hours of slow cooking ahead, and nothing spends less than three hours in the smoker. Not only does that mean there’s plenty of time for the smoke to work its magic—the

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’Cue In: Monkey Wrench Smokehouse in Travelers Rest offers wood-smoked staples like pulled pork, ribs, and brisket, along with a slew of slides to complement the meatfocused fare; (right) Chef Brian Kelleher heads up the kitchen at Monkey Wrench.

/ / HEN RY’S SMOK EHOUSE Henry’s has built its following on pork barbecue slowcooked over hickory logs in open pits, and with three locations in the Upstate, it’s clear that its reputation borders on veneration. 240 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville; 1842 Woodruff Rd, Greenville; 123 N Main St, Simpsonville.

/ / MIK E & JEFF’S BBQ DIN ER If you’ve been doing something the same way for 21 years, you’re probably doing something right. That’s Mike & Jeff’s in a nutshell: family-run, old-school, and quintessential. 2401 Old Buncombe Rd, Greenville. (864) 271-5225,

/ / MOE’S ORIGIN AL BAR B QUE Newly opened in Westone, Moe’s brings Alabama-style barbecue to Greenville. That means, of course, you’ve got to try their offerings with ’Bama-style white sauce: a tangy, mayonnaise-based, doit-all condiment. 109 W Stone Ave, Greenville.

/ / WHOLY SMOK E This meat-packing food truck was born in the Village of West Greenville—and decorated by artists from the neighborhood’s Greenville Center for Creative Arts. Its melt-in-your-mouth brisket is liable to put you in the best kind of coma. Locations vary; check out

rotisserie’s rotating racks allow for meaty juices to drip down and essentially self-baste the entire time. Admittedly, owners Andy O’Mara and Loren Frant don’t have a longstanding barbecue tradition in their histories. But that’s allowed them to focus on creating and serving juicy, savory, pull-apart-tender meats that are unbound from regional or historical strictures. “Everyone has their perception and definition of what barbecue should be, and that’s okay,” says O’Mara. “That’s exciting and challenging at the same time.” Adds Frant, “The brisket is something we were really interested in trying because that’s something that’s a little harder to come by around here.” But if the rate at which Monkey Wrench sells out of their brisket (and most of their other menu items) is any indication, delectable barbecue always trumps regional loyalties. Monkey Wrench Smokehouse, 21 S Main St, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-2236,

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Blade Runner: Jeremy Webb (right) owns Revival Butchery, newly opened in the Village of West Greenville. He offers premium cuts of local poultry and pork, as well as top-grade beef. Webb also offers 30 varieties of housemade sausages, like coq au vin or his bestselling Thai fried garlic.

The Village Butcher Meat master Jeremy Webb opens his dream shop in the Village of West Greenville / by M. Linda Lee // photography by Paul Mehaffey


ight years ago, well before the neighborhood’s renaissance as the Village of West Greenville, Jeremy Webb and his brother Zac were riding their bikes down Pendleton Street when they spied two adjoining empty storefronts. They talked about how cool it would be to own businesses side-by-side. In July, Webb realized his half of that daydream when he opened Revival Butchery in a co-op space on Pendleton Street that he shares with Naked Pasta. Clad in a white butcher’s apron and a flat brown cap, the 35-year-old Greenvillian presides over a counter full of meat cuts he has created. “My business hones in on the artisan aspect of the job,” he says. “And my specialty is sausage-making.” He offers some 30 different types of sausages, and is constantly adding more, shaped by his world travels and love of cooking. Some of Webb’s recipes have

been verbally handed down; some are his own twists on traditional minced meats. Leek and Gruyère and coq au vin iterations were inspired by a two-year stint in France with his family when he was a boy. Thai fried garlic sausage, sparked by later visits to Thailand, is his current best seller. He even offers a vegan option. At age 17, Webb landed his first job at the original Fresh Market on Pleasantburg Drive. There, he was assigned to the meat department—at his request—where he apprenticed with two senior butchers. “They were a wealth of knowledge, and I learned all I could from them,” recounts Webb. “Over time, I developed a passion for meat-cutting.” He cleaves to pork and poultry from local farms as much as possible, though at the moment, most of his beef is conventional (owing to the smaller amount he has to buy). Even so, he strives for top-quality beef and unusual cuts such as a deckle wrapped in Benton’s bacon and rubbed with his own seasoning blend. “Although there are no new parts to a pig or a cow, there’s no limit to my creativity [in using them],” Webb notes. Keeping that small-town interpersonal aspect to his butchery is key to Webb’s philosophy. Ask him how to prepare any of the sausages and you’re likely to get a good recipe for dinner. “I want something that stands the test of time,” he says. “It would be great to hand this business down to one of my kids.” Revival Butchery, 1286 Pendleton St. (912) 777-8000,

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Harvest Gold

Roasted delicata squash shines this season

/ by Kathryn Davé // photograph by Jivan Davé

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Wherever you find yourself this year as you wade into autumn, caramelized winter squash can be your ally. CARAMELIZED DELICATA WITH POMEGRANATE AND MINT Serves 6

INGREDIENTS: 6–8 small delicata squash (about 4 lbs.) 5 Tbs. olive oil 2 Tbs. maple syrup 1 tsp. curry powder ½ tsp. red pepper flakes Kosher salt to taste ¼ c. fresh mint, torn or as small leaves ¼ c. roasted pepitas ½ c. pomegranate arils

INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Preheat oven to 425ºF.

I Ring of Fire: This autumn squash stunner will offer a savory kick to any seasonal table; pair it with a crisp white or Pinot Noir.

t seems we fall into two camps. The summer forever crowd who is reluctantly dragged into shorter days and darker nights—and the rest of us. If you’re like me, a world without bare trees and cold mornings is a world that feels unbalanced, incomplete. You can long for 70-degree days and hot summer sunlight; give me the rustle of dead leaves dancing in a winter breeze, the cozy darkness of a day that retreats inside by 6 p.m. The table is where we can reconcile. Steaming bowls of soup, tender long braises, and caramelized winter squashes comfort us all. In fact, winter squashes, with their vibrant flesh, seem designed to make us forget summer’s bounty entirely. So, wherever you find yourself this year as you wade into autumn, caramelized winter squash can be your ally. Consider delicata squash: small, striped, and delightfully sweet, it charms anyone when roasted until deeply caramelized. If you truly want to be enchanted, toss the squash slices in olive oil, maple syrup, curry powder, and red pepper flakes to deepen delicata’s earthy sweetness. Just before serving, pile it all on a beautiful platter and finish with pomegranate arils, salty pepitas, and fresh mint leaves. I promise this: even the most passionate summer lovers will find it hard to deny the magnetic pull of these autumn jewels. s.

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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 like a burger with a chargrilled certified Angus beef 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, THE ANCHORAGE

With a focus on local produce, Chef Greg McPhee’s globally influenced menu changes almost weekly. Sample dishes include grilled Greenbrier Farms hanger steak, octopus carpaccio, and Chinese red shrimp and BBQ cabbage steamed buns. The “For the Table” option offers housemade charcuterie, Blue Ridge Creamery cheese, Bake Room bread, and pickled veg. Don’t miss the outstanding cocktail program at the gorgeous bar upstairs, or brunch, which is served on Sunday. $$-$$$, D, SBR. Closed Mon–Tues. 586 Perry Ave. (864) 219-3082, AUGUSTA GRILL

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 sought-after blackberry cobbler. $$$-$$$$, D.



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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.

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

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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,

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 housemade brioche bun— fill the menu. Check out the extended menu at dinner, which features an impressive repertoire of the restaurant’s best dishes. $$, L (Tues–

The renowned Charleston steakhouse puts down roots in the former High Cotton space on the Reedy River. Indulge in a selection of wet- or dry-aged steaks (USDA Prime beef flown in from Chicago’s Allen Brothers), or try a Durham Ranch elk loin with root vegetable hash and pine nut relish. Don’t miss the lavender French toast at brunch. $$$$, L (Fri– Sat), D, SBR. 550 S Main St. (864) 335-4200, HARE & FIELD

Sister restaurant to Farmhouse Taco, Hare & Field serves comfort fare with upscale elegance. While the fried chicken skins in sorghum sriracha sauce are a sure starter, make your main meal the big mater sandwich slathered in basil aioli. Pair with the Hare & Field Trail Ale, crafted specially by Brewery 85 for the gastropub. $$. L, D, SBR. 327 S

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This newcomer is the quintessential farm-tofork partnership between Greenbrier Farms and Chef Shawn Kelly. With its casual, familyfriendly feel, Fork & Plough brings a butcher shop, market, and restaurant to the Overbrook neighborhood. Chef Kelly masterminds an ever-changing roster of locally sourced dishes like this barbecue local rabbit hash with bell pepper, onion, baby carrot, fingerling potatoes, mustard barbecue sauce, and poached eggs.

$$$, L, D, SBR. Closed Tuesday. 1629 E North St. (864) 609-4249,

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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, 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, KITCHEN SYNC

A straight farm-to-table concept and a certified-green 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 loaded with fresh veg and rice noodles, topped with pulled pork or tofu, or try the local rib pork chop. Don’t miss the pizza! $$, L, D. Closed Sun–Mon. 1609 Laurens Rd, Greenville. (864) 568-8115,


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. $$$-$$$$,

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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) 214-1483,


Founded by three Alabama sons, this new ’cue joint hits the West Stone area with Bama-style barbecue and traditional Southern sides. A fast-casual environment, grab a seat indoors or out—roll-up garage doors allow access to a pet-friendly patio— and enjoy a pulled pork platter or the fried catfish, all while cheering on your favorite football team on the flat screens. $-$$, L, D,

SBR. 109 W Stone Ave, Suite B (864) 5201740, 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-fired. 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, NORTHAMPTON WINE & DINE

Linger in the relaxed atmosphere of

Northampton’s wine bar. Choose a bottle from the thousands 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)



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 from fried chicken and waffles to a customized grits bar at brunch. Located on Main Street between ONE City Plaza and the Peace Center, this gastropub is a downtown hotspot. $-$$, L, D, SBR. 116 S Main St. (864) 373-7300, OJ’S DINER

OJ’s is not a restaurant. It’s an Upstate institution. The old-school meat-andthree 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 Saturday & Sunday. 907 Pendleton St. (864) 235-2539, RESTAURANT 17

Tucked away in Travelers Rest, Restaurant 17 blends contemporary European bistro with Blue Ridge bliss. The menu changes seasonally, but expect dishes from Executive Chef Nick Graves like smoked scallop crudo with crème fraîche, grapefruit, hot sauce pearls, and Meyer lemon oil, and pork belly agnolotti with chestnuts, rapini, and saffron cream.

$$$-$$$$, D. Closed Sun & Mon. 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest. (864) 516-1254, RICK ERWIN’S NANTUCKET SEAFOOD

Greenville may be landlocked, but Rick Erwin’s restaurant takes us seaside. The day’s fresh catch comes grilled, seared, broiled, blackened, or chef-designed. Ideal for group dinners or date nights, Nantucket offers both an intimate and entertaining atmosphere. $$$$$$, D, SBR. 40 W Broad St. (864) 546-3535,


Traditional surf-and-turf meets upscale dining at Rick Erwin’s. The dining room is decorated in rich, dark woods that, along with low lighting, create an intimate, stylish atmosphere. Entrées range from sashimi-grade tuna and pan-seared sea bass, to certified Angus beef. $$-$$$$, D. Closed Sun. 648 S Main St. (864) 232-8999, ROCKET SURGERY

The Sidewall team trades slices for sliders with this craft concept, whose low-key bill of fare features snackable burgers like lamb topped with feta, spinach, and tangy harissa, and fried soft-shell crab with creamy paprika aioli. If you plan to drink your dinner, go for the Typhoon, with rum, dry curaçao, lime, lemongrass, curry, coconut cream, or The Prospector with bourbon and bitters. $$, D (Mon, Thurs–Sat), SBR. 164-D S Main St, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-0901,


This fashionable restaurant lends a modern, tasty addition to North Main. 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

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good weather, try to snag a spot on the patio overlooking NoMa Square. $$-$$$, B,L, D, SBR. 220 N Main St. (864) 298-2424, 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 pick from sandwiches, burgers, or salads. $-$$$, L, D. 1 Augusta St, Ste 202.

(864) 232-9091, SOBY’S

Local flavor shines here in entrées like crab 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, 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 mignon masterpiece paired with fried oysters, smoked bacon collards, and garlic mashed potatoes. $$$$$$, D (Tues-Sat). 104 E Poinsett St, Greer. (864) 877-9104,


Providing patrons and patriots alike with a wide porch area and spacious interior bar, 13 Stripes rotates a loaded arsenal of aptlytitled 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, BIRDS FLY SOUTH ALE PROJECT

With a focus on farmhouse saisons and sour beers, 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 flavor-filled concoctions, such as the biggie mango, Eldorado saison, or the 2hop session IPA. Thurs–Sun. 1320 Hampton Ave Ext. (864) 412-8825,


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, 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,


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 Washington St. (864) 735-0885, 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,


Hailing from Delaware, this award-winning brewhouse has planted roots in Greenville. Chef Jason Thomson turns out an ambitious menu, while head brewer Eric Boice curates craft beer. Take on evenings with the summer seasonal Clock Out Lager, an American lager with notes of grapefruit and pine. $-$$$, L, D. 741 Haywood Rd. (864) 5687009,


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 funkier 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, LIBERTY TAP ROOM BAR & GRILL

Liberty Tap Room Bar & Grill satisfies as 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 Liberty 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, 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 Tabascofried 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, 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. (864) 603-2453, QUEST BREWING CO.

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 flavor, 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. (864) 272-

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True to its namesake, this rooftop tasting room is all about liquid refreshment. While the full-service bar offers fine wines and 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, 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. With a taproom offering classics (try the easy-drinking American pale ale) and fresh brews (the Belgian-style farm ale is a golden dream) as well as frequent food truck visits, this brewery is sure to become a favorite spot to cap off an afternoon.


Housed in the old Claussen Bakery on Augusta, Upstate Craft Beer Co. is hoppy hour heaven. Not only does it feature the best local and national brews on tap, but this beer joint offers home brewsters all the gear and ’gredients needed to craft their own ale-inspired inventions. Make sure to try a naan pizza from the in-house kitchen. 400 Augusta St. (864) 609-4590, VAULT & VATOR

Named for a former vault elevator in the underground expanse, this hip downtown joint puts a twenty-first-century spin on fashionable speakeasies of yore. Small plates of charcuterie, hummus, and cheese are simple yet refined, providing 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

26 S Main St, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-2424,

Sun–Mon. 655 S Main St, Ste 100, Greenville. (864) 603-1881,



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 in-house, 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, THE 05

Priding itself on being Greenville’s neighborhood gathering place, The 05, so named for the iconic Augusta Road zip code, offers seasonal cocktails and spirits as well as a variety of tasty tapas—like the roasted red pepper hummus or the chorizostuffed dates braised in Rioja wine and topped with whipped goat cheese. If you’re bringing the whole gang, opt for the cheeses and charcuterie, or nosh on the fabulous flatbread as a party of one. $-$$$, D. 3016 Augusta St. (864) 412-8150, THOMAS CREEK BREWERY

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 Hwy. (864)


Everyone needs a neighborhood bar. Where better to cheer with your friends? This hangout is within walking distance of North Main, featuring a covered outdoor patio and roll-up garage doors. Rotating bottle and draft selections and plenty of outdoor seating keep things fresh. $-$$, L, D. 300 E Stone Ave. (864) 252-4055,


We all know a well-crafted cocktail can make your spirits soar, but a glass at this dignified 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,

Cozy in a funky way, this hip pub is right 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, 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 fancy. $-$$, L, D. 307 East McBee Avenue, Suite C. (864) 605-7770,


The queen bee of all things fluffy 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 cream cheese, bacon gravy, a sunny side egg, and pickled jalapeños. $-$$. B, L. 823

S Church St, Greenville. (864) 248-0371, 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. $$, L, D, SBR. Closed Mon. 2 W Stone Ave. (864) 233-0006, CHICORA ALLEY

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. $-$$$, L, D, SBR. Closed Monday. 608-B S Main St. (864) 232-4100, EGGS UP GRILL

If your name has “eggs” in it, you’d better know your eggs. Eggs Up Grill doesn’t disappoint. 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, and French toast. $-$$. B, L. 31 Augusta St. (864)

520-2005, HAPPY+HALE

Based out of Raleigh, the healthy eatery’s first SC 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 Main St. 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 (Thurs–Sat). 500 E McBee Ave. (864) 2422535,


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


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

Woodruff Rd, Suite D, Greenville. (864) 4028240, 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, TUPELO HONEY CAFÉ

Big Southern charm comes in forms of steaming hot biscuits at Tupelo Honey. Indulge in sweet potato pancakes (topped with pecans and peach butter), available all day, or try a mouthwatering sandwich like the Southern fried chicken BLT with maplepeppered bacon. $$, B, L, D. 1 N Main St, Ste T. (864) 451-6200,


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,


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, 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, 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


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 breakfast pastries, ice cream, and cold lunch items 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, 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 somewhere, 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, KUKA JUICE

If you’re hard-pressed for a fresh fix—Kuka 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 also available. $, B, L. 580 Perry Ave, Greenville. (864) 905-1214, METHODICAL COFFEE

Whether it’s the white marble countertops or the gleaming chrome Slayer espresso machine, 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, house-made shrub sodas, wine varieites, and homemade treats, there’s plenty to rave about. $-$$, B, L.

101 N Main St, Ste D. 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—flavored teas with

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DOWNTOWN/ZONED FOR AUGUSTA CIRCLE 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: tiramisu, green tea chocolate, mango, and more. $, B, L, D. 300 River St, Ste 122. (864) 2836702, 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, 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 woodfired 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 local suds. $, B, L, D.

205 Cedar Lane Rd. (864) 255-3385, THE VILLAGE GRIND

Tucked between art galleries in the heart of Pendleton Street, the Village Grind is a cheerful, light-filled space for java lovers. Emphasizing community, the coffeehouse brews up beans by Due South and serves flaky treats from Bake Room. $, B, L. 1258

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, 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) 271-8431,


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) 370-9336,


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 hormonefree meat on just-baked white focaccia bread. Don’t miss The Grove on Friday nights—live music, a rotating tapas menu, and craft beer and wine. $, B, L, D. Closed

Pendleton St. (864) 915-8600

Sundays. 6809 State Park Rd, Travelers Rest. (864) 834-8433,




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 of 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, 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 nutritionbased, 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 Saturday.

860 S Church St, Greenville. (864) 518-1978, RICK’S DELI & MARKET

For a filling, gourmet 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, 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


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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 two plates of rice, meat, and veggies offered. $, L. 210 E Coffee St. (864) 2367410,


Vibrant Latin culture comes to Greenville by way of ASADA. Grab a bite of Latin flavor with the chayote rellenos de camarones (a Nicaraguan dish of chayotes peppers stuffed with sautéed shrimp in creamy spicy chipotle-guajillo sauce); or see a trans-Pacific collaboration at work with the chicken karaage taco, which features Japanese-style fried chicken and a Latin-Asian slaw. $-$$. Closed Sunday & Monday. 903 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 770-3450, BANGKOK THAI CUISINE

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

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mushrooms, and galanga roots in coconut milk packed with herbaceous flavors. You’ll probably have enough for leftovers, but the best comfort meals usually do. $$-$$$, D. 9 N

Laurens St. (864) 609-4120, greenville FONDA ROSALINDA

Chuck Porter on the Porter family farm, circa 1952, Chrisman, IL. (Father of Mike Porter, Bacon Bros. Public House co-founder and president).

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


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,


Splashes of red and lime green play off the blend of traditional and modern influences at this sushi restaurant. Chef and owner Keichi Shimizu exhibits mastery over his domain at the bar, but also playfully blends modernAmerican 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,



True, it would be fantastic if the Greek Festival happened year-round. But until that day, pop into this authentic Mediterranean eatery with modern flair. Take a light lunch on the outdoor patio with a Kalamata olive and fetatopped 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) 3739445,





The family-run restaurant serves up exotic recipes direct from owner Kannika Jaemjaroen-Walsh’s native Thai province, boasting traditional dishes like green and yellow curries, pad Thai, and the spicy/ sour Tom Yum soup. Don’t miss Kannika’s specialty items, like the pla pad khun chai, a lightly fried red snapper filet doused in white wine and soy bean sauce, and the savory honey duck with carrots, cilantro, snow peas, onions, and fried shallots. $$$, L,

D. 430 Haywood Rd, Ste B, Greenville. (864) 297-4557, 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,


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 before 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


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 flavored with fresh herbs from their homegrown herb garden. $, L, D. Closed Monday. 2013 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 244-1314, 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 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 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. $$, D. 802 S Main St; 15 Market Point Dr, Greenville. (864) 568-5880; (864) 568-8009, 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, 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-cooked 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 aquamarine-tiled bar, or head outside to the street-side patio facing Main. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed Sunday. 618 S Main St. (864) 2413012, 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, 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

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fresh spreads like hummus, baba ganoush, or fat-free dill yogurt.$-$$, L, D. 1800 August St. (864) 520-1723,


Contrary to its name, Saigon Fast Food is a sit-down restaurant. Inside, the small room is spiffed up with green-clothcovered 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


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Sunday. 170 River Pl. (864) 679-5299,



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. (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 soulsatisfying 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,


Heaping portions and a menu that mixes inventive flavors with customer favorites make 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 Sunday.1922 Augusta St, Ste 111A. (864) 373-9013, DA VINCI’S RISTORANTE

Located in the Forest Park shopping center, Da Vinci’s casual exterior belies the upscale atmosphere within. Executive Chef Carlos Echeverri serves fresh fare, updating menus to showcase new dishes like cold antipasti salad with fresh mozzarella and roasted red peppers. Highlights include the veal shank ​ osso bucco, butternut squash soup, and the black truffle​burrata. $$$, L, D. Closed

Sunday. 27 S Pleasantburg Dr, Ste 160, Greenville. (864) 241-8044, JIANNA

With stellar views of Falls Park from its wrap-around 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 (right). $$-$$$, L (Sat–Sun), D. 207 S Main St. (864) 720-2200, KAIROS GREEK KITCHEN

This Charleston restaurant makes its Upstate mark by serving up heaping portions of traditional Mediterranean cuisine, like made-in-Mount Pleasant falafels next to slow-roasted kabobs that explode with flavor even before you dip them into the homemade tzatziki sauce. Turn any meal into a pita wrap or bowl with your choice of

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 cherry vinaigrette and a farm egg. An extensive variety of wine is available in addition to a full bar. $$-$$$, L, D. Closed

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 all-Italian 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, 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,


You’ll find Italian-American classics to feed every member of the family at this Greenville icon. For two decades, the familyowned 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) 627-7706, RISTORANTE BERGAMO

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, STELLA’S SOUTHERN BRASSERIE

Boasting French flair and fare, 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.



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A Greek and Italian restaurant with traditional flair, Villa Frosi hits Wade Hampton with Southern European staples. Sample specialties like the spanakopita, the seafood fettuccine, or go straight for the pizza. Finish with a slice of limoncello


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cake, and you’ll be booking you’re Mediterranean dream cruise, pronto. $$, L, D.

Closed Sunday. 2520 Wade Hampton Blvd. (864) 520-0298.


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. 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, 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,


Owner Jeff Selzer brings an inventive flare to his food truck fare. Expect staples like the fried chicken sandwich and the black & bleu burger, but don’t miss out on fan-favorite crab Rangoon or Jamaican jerk tacos with tropical pico de gallo. Check the Cluck Squeal and Friends Facebook page for their weekly schedule. $, schedule varies. (864) 395-9720, ELLADA KOUZINA

Greek cuisine hits the Greenville scene in this big blue traveling kitchen. Traditional treats are always available off the spit, the lamb and chicken gyros are Mediterranean heaven, and their special take on Greek fries are the ideal pre-meal snack. Check social media for weekly schedules. $, schedule varies. (864) 908-5698, GRAVY TRAIN FOOD TRAILER

Dive into this over-the-border (no, not that border) delicacy, hailing straight from the land of maple syrup. The Gravy Train puts their own spin on Canada’s signature gravysoaked, cheese-curd-sprinkled French fry dish à la the chorizo fryerito layered with black beans, homemade chorizo, avocado ranch, and cheddar, and the Reuben-style corned beef poutine drizzled with Thousand Island dressing, smothered in Swiss, and doused in sauerkraut $, schedule varies. (864) 326-5708, KEEPIN’ IT FRESH

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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

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If you’re in the mood for some authentic Southern eats, look no further than the Kickin’ Pig’s on-the-go ’cue truck. Opt for the handheld route with the smoked bologna sandwich seasoned with BBQ rub and finished with cole slaw, or grab a fork and dig into the BBQ Sundae, a non-confectionary concoction of pulled pork, potato salad, slaw, and sauce of choice. $, schedule varies. (864) 608-6187,


Treat yourself to a plethora of sandwiches from mobile marvel Meat’n in the Middle, each topped with your choice of a mouth-watering sauce. Try their Crystal Pistol Chicken with sautéed onion, jalapenos, pepper jack cheese, and mango-habanero sauce, or go for the bun length dog from Nathan’s. For those with dietary limitations, the vegetarian tacos are an excellent alternative. $, schedule varies. (864) 723-1185, ROBINO’S

Chef Robin’s vision of freshly sourced fare with a home-cooked feel comes to fruition in Robino’s Food Truck. Though mainly featuring Italian food, this truck shucks out a wide variety of American classics, such as the chicken potpie with puff pastry or the garden burger. For those with dietary limitations, the vegan lasagna is a great go-to option. $, schedule varies. (864) 621-3064, 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 jerkinfused tzatziki sauce, while the Jinju hero comes topped on a grilled roll with kimchi, Italian sausage, provolone, and tangy Asian sauce. $, schedule varies. (864) 399-9392, 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 jalapenos, and three-cheese sauce. $, schedule varies (864) 444-4752, THOROUGHFARE FOOD TRUCK

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,


Proving that not all street food is created equal, We Got the Beets is Greenville’s very first plant-based food truck. This crueltyfree 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 and beer—flowing from 27 taps 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

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Greenville scene with artisan, Neapolitanstyle pizza pies. Served out of a turquoise ’55 Chevy tow truck, the pies are baked in a wood-fired 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. Location information available on their website. $, L, D. Location varies.




(843) 654-9606,

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. $$, L, D. 17 Mohawk Dr, Greenville.

(864) 252-4700, GRIMALDI'S PIZZERIA

Experience Big Apple flavor without the 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 house-made 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.


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, 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 fire-inspired pies are crafted with house-made mozzarella, San Marzano tomatoes, Caputo flour, and baked for a flat minute in their wood-fired oven. $$, L (Sat

& Sun), D. 500 E Park Ave. (864) 609-4490, 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 fire in the ol’ belly— thanks to a few poblano peppers. $$, L, D. 823 S Church St, Greenville. (864) 2830316, 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,


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 jalapeño aioli. $, L, D. 103 N Main St. (864)

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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 campfire s’mores. $-$$, L, D, SBR. 164 S Main St, Travelers Rest. (864) 610-0586,


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, PAPI’S TACOS

Table 301 plankowner Jorge “Papi” Baralles brings family tradition and the familiar childhood flavors of Cuautla, Mexico, to this 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,


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, 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.


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

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THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Sept 2nd–7th; Tues–Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 1pm & 6:30pm. $35-$85. The Peace Center. Kicking off the Peace Center’s 2018–2019 Broadway Season, the antics of this farcical drama are sure to tickle a few funny bones.

Halloween means a lot of things: candy, pumpkins, black cats… and oh yeah, getting the daylights scared out of you by a man wielding a chainsaw. If you’re more into the latter, a trip to Madworld is just what the deranged, blood-covered doctor ordered. Over 150 ghoulish actors are waiting in the dark at South Carolina’s most frightening haunted attraction, preying on your fears throughout a winding freakshow of hellish hotels, cursed asylums, and spooky woods. Like they say—enter if you dare! 147 Country Manor Rd, Piedmont. Thurs, Sun, 7–10:30pm; Fri–Sat, 7pm–midnight. $25-$45. (864) 4366307,


Five years after the London premiere and one year following its Broadway

debut produced by acclaimed film director J.J. Abrams, The Play That Goes Wrong embarks on its first U.S. tour. Crafted by the aptly titled Mischief Play Company, this lay-within-a-play chronicles the opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor, a flailing, flopping folly of a production where the phrase “break a leg!” takes on a whole new meaning. Laugh along as this clumsy cast of bumbling, wannabe thespians trip, miss their lines, and even fall unconscious during this brilliant piece of British farce. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St. Tues–Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 1pm & 6:30pm. $35-$85. (864) 467-3000,



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Pop into the biergarten for a cold stein of Paulaner’s Oktoberfest, Munich Lager, or Hefeweizen brews, then gobble your way to the title of bratwursteating champion. And don’t worry—the hills will be alive with the sounds of music, courtesy of the Channelheimers Oompah Band and the Foothills Oompah Band. NOMA Square, 220 N Main St. Thurs, 5–9pm; Fri–Sat, 11am–9:30pm. Free. (864) 248-1568, oktoberfest


Don’t worry—there won’t be an abundance of actual skunks on the premises. Well. Hopefully. This fest is much more about showcasing funky fresh music than funky fresh forest creatures with a penchant for perfume. The family-friendly celebration of homegrown talents attracts fans of all ages for a weekend of live music including Shinyribs, Caleb Caudle, Elizabeth Cook, and plenty more. Overnight patrons can make use of the area’s campgrounds for the full Skunk experience, which also includes all your favorite food trucks and a craft beer garden on tap. 4063 Jordan Rd, Greer. Thurs–Sat. $35-$155.



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around the world—without ever leaving your beer behind. Greenville is just one of over 175 stops on the 12th annual Fly Fishing Film Tour hosted by Mountain Bridge Trout Unlimited, which unites anglers of all ages to mingle and share a few tales of the line. The fest’s cinema lineup presents stunning films from every corner of the Earth, giving you a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience some of the greatest fishing thrills with your own two eyes. Plus, the night will feature games, vendors, raffles, and other great highlights. Brewery 85, 6 Whitlee Court, Greenville. Fri, 7pm. $12.



Back in 2015, country music artist Cole Swindell burst onto the scene with the hit “Chillin’ It” off his self-titled debut album, earning him the New Artist of the Year title from the Academy of Country Music. Swindell’s latest release, “All of It” climbed to number 7 on the U.S. Billboard 200, and kicked off the Reason to Drink Another Tour alongside Tennessee native and CMT

Music Award nominee Dustin Lynch. The pair will be joined by country pop artist Lauren Alaina. Heritage Park Amphitheatre, 861 SE Main Street, Simpsonville. Fri, 7:15pm. $27-$145. (864) 296-6601,


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Whether you’re a certified, tiara-toting princess or have an inexplicable desire to make fur coats out of dalmatian pups, this royally themed fête has something for you. Dress up your mini-monarch for an afternoon mingle with all their favorite characters that includes tasty treats and take-home goodies. And yes, there will be a singalong—you didn’t think “Let It Go” was gone forever, did you? Centre Stage, 501 River St. Sat, 10am & 2pm. $35-$46. (864) 233-6733,

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Proving that the first time isn’t always the charm, this Charlestonbased quintet is enjoying their second life as purveyors of the Gullah sound. After a brief stint as a jazz quartet in the 1990s, the group reformed in 2016 with the addition of powerhouse vocalist Quiana Parler under the name Ranky Tanky—a traditional Gullah expression meaning to “get funky.” And get funky they do; Ranky Tanky’s vibe relies on dance and spiritualinspired tunes peppered with a zesty twenty-first-century twist of electric guitars and brass instruments that radiates plenty of soul. Gunter Theatre at The Peace Center, 300 S Main St. Tues, 7pm. $35. (864) 467-3000,

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Fresh off the glowing success of her debut novel, Poet X, slam poet Elizabeth Acevedo joins the Peace Center’s Poetic Conversations series, led by Poet-in-Residence Glenis Redmond. Acevedo’s unique, multilingual brand of narrative has made her a National Slam Poetry Champion and a New York Times bestselling author. Award-winning poet Javier Zamora will also take part in the evening; Zamora’s 4,000 mile journey from El Salvador to the US was documented in his first poetry collection, 2017’s Unaccompanied. Huguenot Loft, 101 W Broad St. Thurs, 6:30pm. Free. (864) 467-3000,


Our city on the Reedy continues to nab accolades from around the country as one of the top visitor destinations. And with events like this annual autumn festival, it’s not hard to see why. Not only do the top dining spots wow the masses with their signature culinary concoctions, the spirit of competition is alive and well with Silver and Sugary Spoons awarded for overall entrée and best dessert. American Aquarium, Nathan Angelo, and Grace Joyner are all slated to take to the fest’s various stages, not to mention cooking classes with the experts and a garden that grows with frosty brews. Downtown Greenville. Fri, 5–11pm; Sat, 11am–9pm; Sun, noon–7pm. Free admission. (864) 467-6667,

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winner Lynn Cottage, Sweat is an introspective, provocative view into the heart of working class America, mirrored through the lives of a tightknit group of friends who suddenly find themselves thrust into a thicket of layoffs and downsizing. When race, culture, and money are tossed into the mix, this once thriving community comes to blows, setting the stage for a stunningly realistic portrayal of life in the land of lost opportunities. The Warehouse Theatre, 37 Augusta St. Days, times vary. $35. (864) 235-6948, warehousetheatre. com

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After achieving critical mainstream success with 1972’s Toulouse Street album, the Doobie Brothers have continued to be one of rock music’s most successful and influential groups, with an anthology of hit tracks like “What a Fool Believes,” “Takin’ It to the Streets,” and “Listen to the Music” still receiving airplay today. The touring lineup features original members Tom Johnston, Patrick Simmons, and John McFee along with four other supporting musicians. Let’s take it back to China Grove one more time! Heritage Park Amphitheatre, 861 SE Main St, Simpsonville. Wed, 7:30pm. $21.50-$259. (864) 296-6601,



Hosted by the Peace Center’s artistin-residence and globally renowned clarinet player Igor Begelman, this intimate evening takes us back to the age of the Renaissance—with a little help from Claudio Monteverdi, of course. Immerse yourself in select compositions by Monteverdi as the sounds of the century unfold, transforming musical styles in a thoughtful and thought-provoking way. Ramsaur Studio at Huguenot Loft, 101 W Broad St. Thurs, 5:15pm. Free. (864) 467-3000,



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The Community Foundation of Greenville bridges philanthropy and purpose by offering planned giving services, donor-advised funds and administering charitable endowment funds in support of a better community.

say: pink isn’t just a color— it’s an attitude! In that spirit, the Chapman Foundation and Sheen Magazine is set to host the Pynkalycious Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. The 4K route travels from the Younts Center and wraps around downtown Fountain Inn before closing with a celebratory rally back at the starting point. Proceeds raised from Pynkalycious directly benefit the Pearlie Harris Center

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music’s most memorable acts. Old school standards like Johnny Cash, Minnie Pearl, Ernest Tubb, and Patsy Cline have graced the stage, paving the way for contemporary acts Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, and Carrie Underwood to carry the torch for future generations. Relive those days with this compilation showcase that includes blues, rock, honky-tonk, and country tunes guaranteed to get you movin’. Flat Rock Playhouse, 2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock, NC. Wed–Thurs, 2pm & 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 2pm. $20-$52. (828) 693-0731,


Breaking into the world of playwriting is certainly no easy feat. But local theater Centre Stage is giving aspiring writers a leg up on the competition. After whittling down countless amateur entries to only three finalists, the organization will present staged readings of each script for a chance to shine in a production during the upcoming 2019-2020 season. The 16th annual weekend will kick off Friday night with a reading of a new work by playwright-in-residence Johnna Adams. Centre Stage, 501 River St. Fri, 7pm; Sat, 10am. Free. (864) 233-6733,


While we’re still not completely comfortable with the idea of household objects spontaneously springing to life—imagine waking up to your YETI cooler sleeping at the foot of the bed—this classic Disney tale is as old as time. When the beautiful Belle finds herself trapped in an abandoned castle with one very grumpy beast, she’s not sure if he’ll ever be able to win her heart. But with the help of a few enchanted friends

and some timeless singalongs, she soon sees that true beauty lies within. Won’t you be their guest? Chapman Cultural Center, 200 E St John St, Spartanburg. Fri, 7pm; Sat–Sun, 3pm. $15-$25. (864) 542-2787,


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Kid, your parents just dropped $75 bucks on that Batman costume at Party City, and dangit, they are going to get as much mileage out of it as possible. This annual event is an Upstate favorite, as the zoo is transformed into a one-stop shop of Halloween games, costumed characters, and of course, plenty of candy. Get the best out of the season of creepy while still being safe—and maintaining parental sanity. Greenville Zoo, 150 Cleveland Park Dr. Fri, 5:30–8pm; Sat, 4–8pm. (864) 467-4300,


The Greenville Chorale joins forces with Gainesville, Georgia’s Chuck Nation Bluegrass Band for a highstepping, rip-roaring evening of upbeat live tunes including the celebrated “Come Away to the Skies: A High, Lonesome Mass.” Next up, the Chorale will be accompanied by the Greenville Jazz Collective Big Band to lay down a few smoky standards from the trio of “Sacred Concerts” composed by jazz icon Duke Ellington. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St. Sat, 8pm. Adults, $40; students, $20. (864) 467-3000,



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celebration invites national acts each year to get the party started with over 75,000 attendees on Main Street. For its 29th anniversary, the fest will be headlined by dance artist Kristine W, singer Lisa Lisa and Silento (of “Nae Nae” fame), along with spectacular performances by RuPaul’s Drag Race participants Phoenix, Kimora Blac, Naomi Smalls, Tatianna, and Mayhem Miller. Main Street, Downtown Columbia. Sat, noon–9pm. Free; VIP Pride Pass, $100.





Hit the trail for a one-of-akind afternoon filled with artistic inspiration. Featuring a variety of visual and performing creatives with wares for purchase in the Art Market, the 7th annual event also includes food truck eats, live performances, kid-friendly fun, and more! Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr, Travelers Rest. Sat, 10am–4pm. Free. Better start practicing that Italian accent now—you’re about to say “buongiorno” to some of the country’s most enviable, flawlessly crafted automobiles. Join the lineup with your own classic Alfa Romeo, Ferrari, or Fiat, or just come to drool over someone else’s—we don’t judge. The annual auto-aficionado meetup continues to attract thousands of entries and spectators from around the

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world to honor the best in European machinery, pick up auto-care tips, and partake in a craft beer tour. So get yourself in gear and don’t miss out. The Preserve at Verdae, 650 Verdae Blvd, Greenville. Sat, 10am–4pm. $10-$15.



Eat your heart out, Tour de France. This annual cycling event combines athleticism and luxury and is hosted by none other than the Upstate’s own George Hincapie. Kicking off with the anticipated Celebrity Chef Dinner on October 19, participants will then ride one of three routes—the gran, the medio, or the piccolo. Ride lengths range from 15 to 80 miles through the beautiful foothills, making this fondo an ideal experience for cyclists of every level. Hotel Domestique, 10 Road of Vines, Travelers Rest. Sat, 9am– 5pm. $90-203. granfondohincapie. com



No, it’s not a celebration of a supposed sea creature in the Scottish Highlands. This NESS Fest actually focuses on wellness, goodness, fitness, and wholeness over two days of activity designed to maximize a healthy lifestyle. The packed schedule encompasses a variety of live fitness classes, seminars, cooking demos, and other gems that will get you on

the path to lifelong wellness. Fluor Field at the West End, 935 S Main St. One-day adult, $50; one day child, $7.50; two-day pass, $93. Sat–Sun, 10am–5pm.



Twenty years after the animated film’s release, Anastasia hit the Broadway scene with book, music, and lyrics spun by a Tony Awardwinning team that includes Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty, and Lynn Ahrens, respectively. When she links up with two shady con men in twentiethcentury St. Petersburg, orphan Anya

never suspects that she may be the long-lost heir to the Romanov throne. But with the help of her new friends— and a little romance—she soon learns there is much more to her past than meets the eye. The Peace Center, 300 S Main St. Tues–Thurs, 7:30pm; Fri, 8pm; Sat, 2pm & 8pm; Sun, 1pm & 6:30pm. $35-$95. (864) 467-3000,

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MISS NELSON IS MISSING! Pro tip: maybe shell out a little more on that end-of-the-school-year fruit basket. The kids of room 207 are notoriously naughty, but when the beloved (yet enabling) Miss Nelson goes AWOL, they find themselves ruled under the iron grip of the terrible Miss Swamp. Determined to find their favorite educator, the class sets out on a wild adventure of mystery, intrigue, and spitballs. Will the tenacious youngsters succeed or be stuck doing homework forever? You’ll just have to wait and see. Flat Rock Playhouse Downtown, 125 S Main St, Hendersonville, NC. Fri, 7pm; Sat, 11am & 3pm; Sun, 3pm. $14-$28. (828) 693-0731,



Are you creepy and kooky? Then you’ve got all the requirements necessary to attend this ghastly evening affair. Hosted by the Carolina Ballet Theatre, this ghoulish gathering will have everything that goes bump in the night to sate your spooky needs—as well as a few devilish delectables and spooky spirits. And we’re not saying there’s going to be a Michael Jackson “Thriller” flash mob . . . but we’re also not not saying, if you catch our drift. The Wilkins House, 103 Mills Ave, Greenville. Sat, 8pm–12am. $75. (864) 421-0940,


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Feminine Mystique


twentieth-century pioneer of the arts, sculptor Louise Nevelson molded the development of installation and assemblage sculpture with her monochromatic pieces. Thirty-five years after her initial debut in Charleston, The Gibbes Museum of Art pays homage to the artist’s legacy with A Dark Place of Dreams. The showcase promotes Nevelson’s complex constructions along with work by contemporary artists Chakaia Booker, Lauren Fensterstock, and Kate Gilmore (above). Their innovative sculpture utilizes dissimilar objects, debris, and darkness to provoke mystery, reflecting the depth and scale of Nevelson’s monumental productions.—Abby Moore Keith A Dark Place of Dreams will be on display at the Gibbes Museum of Art through January 6, 2019. The Gibbes Museum is located at 135 Meeting Street in downtown Charleston, and is open Tuesday, Thursday–Saturday 10am–5pm; Wednesday 10am–8pm; and Sunday 1–5pm.

Kate Gilmore, Rock, Hard, Place, 2012. Video; image courtesy of the artist and David Castillo Gallery. © Kate Gilmore.

The Gibbes Museum’s all-female exhibition presents provoking installations

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TOWN October 2018  

Each month, TOWN Magazine brings you compelling articles, stylish design, and captivating photography. TOWN engages the reader with illumina...

TOWN October 2018  

Each month, TOWN Magazine brings you compelling articles, stylish design, and captivating photography. TOWN engages the reader with illumina...