This is one Forked Foodie review with years of extensive research. My first foray into sushi came in high school when one of my friends (whose mom owned a sushi restaurant) brought California Rolls to class for everyone to try. I know that sounds like an unsafe health practice, but just go with it. This led me to ask my parents to take us out for sushi one night, and they were happy to comply. We ended up going to Tsunami, and so began my love affair with sushi.
My love for Mexican food should not be understated. This passion for tortillas, meats, and cheeses lead me to be quite discerning when it comes to Mexican restaurants. So, when I had heard that there was a Mexican joint in Spartanburg I hadn’t tried yet, I knew that would have to change.
Texas Roadhouse meets your favorite family-run restaurant. That was my first thought as I passed through the doors and looked around me. Looking up to the rafters of the barn style building, and noticing the many NFL and college banners hanging from them, Oh, and they are sports fans. Yeah, I’m going to like this place.
The Standard 1800 Drayton Rd, Spartanburg, SC 29307 Hours: Monday-Saturday 4-10PM, Sunday 11AM-3PM Visit Their Website (864) 586-5601 Perfect for: Date night, work meeting, happy hour, a large-group gathering Menu: Approachable yet refined – a little something for everyone with good-sized plates. Bar/Drinks: Amazing and huge bar! They offer top-notch cocktails, but also a nice selection of beer…
I am all about being a culinary adventurer. Trying new cuisines and new dishes is a thrilling experience, and one that I often relish in (was that a food pun)? When I heard Sacha’s Café on Pleasantburg was serving some amazing Latin food, I had to try it. On a recent Saturday, my friend and I decided to visit Sacha’s. It was after the usual lunch hour (around 1:30), but Sacha’s still drew a relatively large crowd. That being said, the size of the building is somewhat deceptive. You see a packed parking lot and a tiny building and you think, “We’re never going to get a table.” However, Sacha’s is much bigger than it appears.
I’m human, so I can admit that I get excited about food. When I hear about a particularly delectable sounding place, my mouth instantly starts watering. That is the case with Hare & Field in Travelers Rest. I had heard about a new Gastropub opening on Main Street TR, but my interest wasn’t truly piqued until I saw an Instagram post featuring a savory funnel cake (just look at it here). It was then that I knew I HAD to try Hare & Field.
Full disclosure: when someone comes to me and wants to go to a meat and three, I could be called a skeptic. I generally think of food that has been sitting under a warmer, waiting for someone to order it. I am, personally, not a fan of lukewarm food. However, when my coworker told me of all the glowing recommendations she had gotten for Laurenda’s Family Restaurant in Greer, I was down to give it a try.
Things become local institutions for a reason. It could be because the food is good. It could be because the food is cheap. It could even be because the restaurant is so unique and eclectic that going there is an experience. All three of these things ring true for Tanner’s Big Orange on Pleasantburg Drive in Greenville. Tanner’s is celebrating its 75th year serving Greenville, and when you visit, it is pretty obvious why.
Located across from Aloft Hotel in Downtown Greenville, Honey Tupelo Café serves scratch-made southern comfort food elevated to new levels. Upon walking in, you’ll find a friendly host waiting to seat you and your party. Artwork evoking the local area is displayed on the walls as you make your way to the dining area.