I was BLOWN AWAY when Children’s Book Author, Melinda Long, called me on the phone. She wanted to interview ME for a story. What?! We read her books when my daughter was little, and I admire her work so much. What a cool moment! She did an amazing job. Thank you, Melinda! Read on!
She Watched Travelers Rest’s Food Scene Grow Like Crazy
Nichole Livengood can remember when The Cafe at Williams Hardware was actually Williams Hardware and when Sidewall Pizza Company served as the Bryant and Lell Tire Center. Nowadays, she writes about the restaurants that have taken up residence in those buildings on her food blog, GapCreekGourmet.com.
To be sure, restaurants are popping up all over Travelers Rest, SC, and its revitalized downtown. Nichole explains that this couldn’t have happened just a few years ago.
“But the trail has opened up opportunities,” she adds.
Since the GHS Swamp Rabbit Trail debuted in 2009, Nichole has watched her hometown transform right in front of her, from a sleepy town with dilapidated old shops to an awakening Main Street with new life, including new restaurants.
A creperie. A pizza place. A hotdog joint. An ice cream shop. A wine bar. A bistro. A moonshine distillery. A sushi spot. An American grill or two. A smoothie bar. They’ve all put a stake in the ground in Travelers Rest.
But none of them were here when Nichole was a kid.