Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coming Soon: Cook Out (Spartanburg)


It seems that Cook Out is continuing their Upstate expansion! Just got word that they will be opening up a some new locations in Spartanburg off John B. White Sr Blvd at the Camelot Center.

 as well as a location off Reidville Road

Thanks to @joelriddle3 for the hot tip!

Now Open: Brazwells Premium Pub (Greenville)


Downtown Greenville has a new restaurant! Brazwells Premium Pub opened up this week in the former Ford’s Oyster House location.

Brazwell’s Premium Pub was established in 1969 and has two existing locations in Charlotte. The Greenville restaurant sports a revamped space with an “industrial-meets-comfy-pub” feel. More than 20 televisions ensure that customers will never miss a game, and the menu features traditional items such as wings, nachos and fried pickles along with burgers, salads and other specialties.

A weekday blue plate special for $9, including beverage, consists of down-home favorites such as country fried chicken, meatloaf and fish and chips. Shrimp and grits are a customer favorite, says Julius Tolbert, general manager of the Greenville location. Tolbert has owned and operated other Upstate restaurants, including Cornbread to Caviar in Spartanburg, which closed during the recession. Chef Beverly Margolis created the full-service menu.


Nice restaurant selections for Downtown Greenville are always great to see. Go check them out and let us know how it is! Cause that menu looks mighty tasty! Check out their menu here.

Coming Soon: Lidl (Greenville/Spartanburg)


Looks like the Upstate is going to be getting a brand new German-based grocery chain. Plans have been filed for Greenville and Spartanburg for a couple new Lidl grocery stores.

Site plans filed with the county show Germany-based Lidl’s is planning a more than 36,000-square-foot store on the west side. The store would be built on nearly 3.5 acres at 8180 Warren H. Abernathy Highway beside Shogun Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar.


Plans have also been filed for Greenville off WHB and Pine Knoll. The Lidl corporate site also mentions their plans to open up in the US as well.

2047 Wade Hampton Blvd

Thanks to Carolina Knight for the tips on this!

Coming Soon: The Cheesecake Factory (Greenville, SC) — Officially Announced!


Ah, now everyone in the Upstate can rest in the knowledge that all those ‘rumors’ of The Cheescake Factory coming to the Upstate are now true!

As posted on a variety of local media outlets today, the official announcement for The Cheescake Factory has been made! Prepare your appetite for cheesecake (the Red Velvet cheescake is amazing).

The mall announced Tuesday that it is thrilled to welcome The Cheesecake Factory, a full-service restaurant chain famed for its wide selection of deliciously decadent cheesecakes.

Haywood Mall said in a statement that the 8,560 square foot restaurant will open this summer.


We’ve been following the rumors and news for a good while now so if you want to catch up on everything just hit the links below.

The Cheesecake Factory, Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII.

Now Open: Sushi Yama (Travelers Rest)


(image courtesy of AKA_Bo)

Heard from a few TR folks that a new restaurant called Sushi Yama is now open in the downtown TR area.

Sushi Yama has opened in downtown TR. It is on South Main Street inbetween Duke’s Dogs and Hub Fitness.


Can’t seem to find much else on the web about them. So if anyone has a Facebook page link or a website please post in the comments below!