TR Market Hosts Bike Day and Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off

TR Market Hosts Bike Day and Tomato Sandwich Taste-Off

The Travelers Rest Farmers Market’s second annual bike day and tomato sandwich taste-off is this Saturday! Dozens of bike outfits from all over the Upstate will be there to answer all your bike-related questions, there will be live demos, a pump track, the goofy looking Conference Bike, and so much more. Kids and adults can decorate… Continue Reading

Competition Dining Fires Up In Greenville

Competition Dining Fires Up In Greenville

Competition Dining is headed to Greenville in August, and you don’t know it yet, but it’s gonna be the hottest ticket in town. I had the pleasure of attending the finals of Competition Dining NC in Winston-Salem this week and was blown away by the excitement, the interactivity and the passion, not just the chefs,… Continue Reading

Help Gap Creek Gourmet feed the hungry

Help Gap Creek Gourmet feed the hungry

  I occasionally connect with a charity on such an emotional level that I am driven to immediate action.  Today is one of those days. In my inbox was an email from Heather Meadors, who is with the group behind Hyatt Greenville and Roost Restaurant.   She was offering me a ticket to a charity event… Continue Reading

New BBQ joint shakes up food scene in Marietta, SC

New BBQ joint shakes up food scene in Marietta, SC

This may look like just another plate of Southern barbecue to you, but to the food lovers who live in and pass through Northern Greenville County, this might just be the plate of food that’s going to change the foodscape of Marietta, South Carolina. Partners Daniel Dobbs and Jared Edge opened the doors to Daniel’s Briar… Continue Reading

Girlfriends’ Getaway to Lake Lure

Girlfriends’ Getaway to Lake Lure

  Carolina Epicurean and I found ourselves on a girls getaway to Rutherford County North Carolina this May to discover  all there is to do in Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Rutherfordton, NC area.  When I was thirteen, I saw Dirty Dancing in the movie theater and Lake Lure was forever memorialized in my brain as… Continue Reading

Raffaldini Colaborates with Newly Opened Quanto Basta for House Wines

Raffaldini Colaborates with Newly Opened Quanto Basta for House Wines

I’m so excited to be in Winston-Salem, North Carolina this week toasting with our friends, Tim Grandinetti and Lynette Matthews-Murphy, of the new Italian Eatery and Wine Bar Quanto Basta and Jay Raffaldini of Raffaldini Vineyards over their new house wine collaboration.  The power team behind the popular local restaurant Spring House opened the doors to their… Continue Reading

Greenville’s new BBQ Tour is a must try!

Greenville’s new BBQ Tour is a must try!

Greenville has a new BBQ tour that you absolutely must try.  One thing’s for sure, you better come hungry.  John Nolan is booking now for his Saturday Greenville BBQ Trail Tours.  He invited me to try it out last week, coincidentally, on National BBQ Day! I’ve been on three of John’s tours now and they are… Continue Reading

A Monday mash-up to further your cultural education.

A Monday mash-up to further your cultural education.

I haven’t done a Monday Mash-up in a while, but the pile on my desk of things to tell you about is growing, so I’m decluttering and simultaneously rocking your world. (There’s video embedded all in the post, so click away!) I live in the  mountains and had been dealing with archaic internet for a decade… Continue Reading

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