Happy Monday, folks! It’s Monday Mashup time!
This past Friday, the hubs and I packed the bags for an overnighter at Swamp Rabbit Inn in downtown Greenville. The place is decked out in IKEA and local art, two of my favorite things, so it was a little like staying in an adult version of my Barbie dream house. It’s only two blocks of Main Street near the Greenville Drive Stadium and an easy walk to the park. Very awesome. Check out the full review with my fab pics on TripAdvisor and Yelp.
There’s an underground supper club in Greenville that’s totally food shaming the Greenville restaurant scene. The Secret Table started three years ago as a once-a-month gathering for a few chef friends to play in the kitchen and do a little recipe development for their some-day restaurant. When I finally checked it out about a year ago, I was hooked. I’ve dined at their table four times now and every single time come away saying it’s the best food in Greenville. When these guys finally open the doors to a restaurant, it’s going to be the hottest thing to hit Greenville since The Owl. And the food? It’s going to shake Greenville’s food scene to its core. Check them out on Facebok at The Secret Table.
I’ve watched the preview reel to Bradley Cooper’s new chef movie half a dozen times now. I cannot wait until this thing hits theaters! (Travelers Rest Cookbook Book Club Girls, are you ready?) Watch here. #yeschef
Euphoria is a month away and I can’t stand it! For the first time in their ten year run, I’m not only doing the press coverage thing, I bought tickets to a chef dinner AND Sunday Supper. They really are going BIG for their 10 year anniversary! As soon as I found out Asheville’s Chef Katie Button was going to be cooking with Joe Clarke at American Grocery, I grabbed a ticket for the North Meets South dinner. And after kicking myself for missing Sunday Supper so many years in a row, I caved and bought a ticket for what many people call the best event of the whole weekend. There are still tickets available for some of the hotest Euphoria weekend parties. Must haves: Thursday’s Lambs and Clams event, Friday’s Taste of the South, Saturday’s Tasting Showcase, Traffic Jam, Swanky and Sweet, Sunday’s Jazz Brunch, and Sunday Supper. *Food nerd moment flashback from Euphoria 2013: When I ran into Kat Kinsman (@kittenwithawhip), then of CNN’s Eatocracy, now the Editor-in-Chief of Tasting Table! You never know who you’ll run into at Euphoria!
I don’t care what you say, Darius Rucker will forever be Hootie. And I DO love me some Hootie. He’ll be on the Today Show this Friday, August 28th, in case you want to set your DVR, or call in sick that morning…
If you are a female (#noboysallowed) and you love cake, whiskey and a good networking opportunity, then I have an event for you! Cake and Whiskey Greenville is meeting TOMORROW night (Tues, Aug. 25) at NOMA Square from 6:30pm-8pm. It’s the hottest women’s networking event in town. It’s not your average business card swap! It’s about getting smart and engaging women together to talk shop and make lasting connections. RSVP on their Facebook page and I hope I see you there!