A tame week. A blue hour photowalk with Will, exciting developments in the Village, and the ever-present, ever-dramatic summer sky.Read More
What a weird week.
Luckily, I compensated for the choppy work schedule with fireworks and day-drinking this week.Read More
I wasn't blown away by Vault & Vator when I walked in to do my shoot last week. I don't mean that as a diss — I was there before service started, and I've been familiar with Kirk Ingram's brand of mixology for a while. So in a sense, it would have required an amazing experience for V&V to top my expectations. And because the team behind V&V is the same team behind American Grocery, my expectations were already pretty high.
But the funny thing about expectations is that they have a way of distracting you from the actual value and strengths of a place.Read More
I haven't written about food in a while. That's partly because of time constraints — I ended 2016 on a tear of travel, which meant less time and energy to devote to writing my column. But the real culprit is simply this:
I haven't actually been excited by any of the developments in Greenville's food scene.
That changes with The Anchorage.Read More
Feed & Seed is an advocacy organization that seeks to connect producers and consumers of fresh, organic goods in Upstate SC. To help fundraise for a planned market location, Feed & Seed partnered with Bacon Bros. Public House to host a benefit dinner at Reedy River Farms in May 2016. Of course, the farm's produce received prime billing on the menu.Read More
“Under promise, over deliver.” I live by this saying. You’re always going to be a hero when you blow away expectations. (Never mind the fact you’re usually the one setting those expectations at an all-time low.) That’s more or less the reason why I love simple foods and hole-in-the-wall restaurants. They have the greatest potential for surprising and delighting.
That’s especially true when you subconsciously cap their potential based on factors like their location—say, in a strip mall that shares parking with a gas station. Which is exactly the case with Korean BBQ, a restaurant so simply named that you have to wonder if it’s an authentic Korean joint, or merely a meta-hipster interpretation of Korean barbecue. Spoiler alert: it’s pretty authentic, and there’s nary a hipster in sightRead More