Monthly Archives: January 2016

Coming Soon: Caviar & Bananas (Greenville)

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The area under Aloft Hotel off Laurens and Main Street is starting to fill out with new restaurants and stores. One of the first ones coming is Charleston-based Caviar & Bananas. I walked by the area the other day and it looks like their store will have a pretty sizable footprint. It’s a new concept for the downtown area (grocery/deli/restaurant) and I think they’ll do pretty well.

In the Caviar and Bananas Greenville location, expect to see a lot of prepared foods and grab-and-go items. We do “really good food from scratch, every day,” said Furniss. “It’s like having five different restaurants wrapped into one.” Sandwiches, salads, artisanal cheeses, chocolates, caviar (of course) and charcuterie are some of the items that will be available. Breakfast, lunch and dinner will also be served along with a weekend brunch. A bar area will serve as an espresso bar by day and a wine bar by night.

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No ETA on opening but expect it sometime this Spring (or sooner).

Their website – http://www.caviarandbananas.com/

Coming Soon: Tin Lizzy’s Cantina (Greenville)

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Been a little slow on the news front last couple of weeks so that’s why posts have been a bit sparse.  But got a new post for today! Yay! 🙂 A new restaurant will be opening up off Woodruff Road area in Magnolia Park.

An Atlanta-based “Flex Mex” restaurant will open in Greenville in the spring.

Tin Lizzy’s Cantina, which has made a name for itself with its creative tacos and extensive margaritas list, plans to open its 12th location at Greenville’s Magnolia Park development in April.

The restaurant’s CEO, Tory Bartlett discussed the decision to move into the Greenville market with GreenvilleOnline in July, citing “the way that the city has planned out new developments and the growth.”

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From their menu selections it sounds like they’ll have some good food for sure. Be nice to try it out when it opens.

Here is another article with some concept pictures of the restaurant from UBJ.

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In some other news – just had some donuts from The Donut Experiment today. Oh wow are they good. Had a Maple Bacon and a Chocolate crumb type of donut. Now waiting for the sugar crash…

 

Opening Soon: Abbot’s Frozen Custard (Greer)

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It looks like Abbott’s Frozen Custard will be opening up this weekend in Downtown Greer! We first heard about them last summer and glad to hear things are coming to an opening. Hey, even if it’s the dead of winter in South Carolina there is always room for frozen custard for sure! The news article headline at Greer Today says January 8 as the opening date but the article itself omits it. So swing by on the 8th to see if they’re open and report back!

Abbott’s Frozen Custard will open downtown Friday, Jan. [sic]  at 119 East Poinsett Street. It’s the first franchise in the Carolinas and Georgia.

Owner Mark Khoury has renovated the former Dixie Shoe Shop into the custard store with a contemporary design. Windows have replaced the side brick wall to create a view into the alley that will serve as a common area with outside seating and tables with umbrellas.

“The ally will be open in the spring. It will also be a place where groups and families can rent the space,” Khoury said.

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Now Open: Josey’s Chuck Wagon (Taylors/Greer)

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Happy New Year to everyone! Apologize for the lack of updates over the last couple of weeks. Took some much needed time off and kinda unplugged a bit from the ‘net, etc. Did go out to eat way too much though so there is that… 🙂

Anyways, to start off 2016 wanted to let everyone know that Josey’s Chuck Wagon is now open. Drove by it last night and looked fairly packed.

Wells is upfitting the restaurant to serve the meat and three market and will have a drive-thru to serve takeout. Josey’s Chuck Wagon is a name Wells said came easily. “There was a pastry chef at S&S that told me I had the demeanor of Josey Wales,” Wells said. “We’ve become good friends and Josey has stayed with me.”

The restaurant will be open every day, Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Sunday 11:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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So check them out and report how they are in the comments. You can visit their Facebook page as well and see how what they are serving up.