Eat a Plenty

Eat a Plenty

By Brad Wright, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. I’ve always heard that 9 out of 10 restaurants fail in their first year. It stands to reason, then, that any restaurant that survives into its sophomore year and beyond must offer superior food, atmosphere and service. It would take me more space than I’ve been allotted to extol the many wonderful

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Sweet Spartanburg Peaches

Sweet Spartanburg Peaches

Georgia has the license plate. Gaffney has the Peachoid. But when it comes to being the peachy king, Spartanburg wears the crown. May through September, peach lovers look to pick the freshest, tastiest, most chin dripping peach around. If travelers are fortunate—and smart—they’ll find themselves in Spartanburg County, the sweet spot for peaches. The Hub City, intersecting

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Eating the Thai Way in Spartanburg

Eating the Thai Way in Spartanburg

By Jan Scalisi , produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. There's a touch of Thailand in Spartanburg—and the number of locally owned restaurants that feature the well-known Thai staples of noodle dishes, spring rolls, delicious soups, curry, seafood, and spicy vegetables over rice might surprise a visitor to a mid-sized Southern town. These days, there are

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Farmers Market

Farmers Market

By Susan A. Sistare, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. Updated for accuracy in July 2019. On Saturday mornings, I am in Heaven. The memory of being dragged to the farmers' market to buy turnips (yuck) and Brussels sprouts (double yuck!) as a child makes me realize that I must have indeed become an adult. Now I love the Farmers' Market! Spartanbu

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Italian Eating

Italian Eating

By Jan Scalisi , produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. Updated for accuracy in July 2019. Sometimes, only a steaming plate of pasta and a glass of good red wine will do. A stroll along downtown Spartanburg’s Morgan Square has many enticing options, one of the most exciting being a beloved Italian restaurant that was once located on East Kennedy Street.

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Nothing Could Be Finer: A Breakfast Tour of Spartanburg

Nothing Could Be Finer: A Breakfast Tour of Spartanburg

By James Yeh, produced in cooperation with the HubCity Writers Project. In her poem “Angels of the Love Affair,” Anne Sexton memorably writes, "Once I called breakfast the sexiest meal of the day.” Sex appeal aside, breakfast is alive and well in Spartanburg—diners, in particular. My girlfriend and I, both visiting from New York, took a breakfast tour around Spartanbur

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