The Fish Camp Experience

The Fish Camp Experience

By Jeremy L. C. Jones, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project.The Flounder Fish Camp doesn't look like much. It's nothing fancy inside or out. Most fish camps aren't. They're not supposed to be.The Flounder is out of the way—off Interstate 26, northwest of the city of Spartanburg, at 160 Barbado Lane. It's a relatively plain stucco rectangle with bro

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Brewing Beer in Downtown’s Grain District

Brewing Beer in Downtown’s Grain District

By Jodie Free, HubCity Writers Project I came to Spartanburg on a summer internship from my graduate school in Oxford, Mississippi, and during the three months that I lived there, RJ Rockers beer became a staple of my diet, and the brewery became one of my favorite places to be downtown. Founded in 1997 by head brewer and New Jersey native Mark Johnsen, RJ Rockers is a microb

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Dottie’s Toffee

Dottie’s Toffee

By Betsy Teter, HubCity Writers ProjectMy introduction to Dottie’s Toffee came at a dinner party on Spartanburg’s eastside when one of the hostesses brought a plate of flat, caramel-colored sweets from the kitchen and placed it on the table in front of me. “It’s the food of the Gods, y’all,” she said. “This stuff is like crack.”I ate a quarter-sized pie

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