Why are so many high-end restaurants coming to Greenville, SC? Where once the city struggled to sustain high-end restaurants, now established restaurant brands are flocking to the downtown. Companies and restaurateurs cite the city’s economic virility and growth, the vibrant job market that is drawing young professionals and a chance to get in on the front end of the city’s foodie boom.
The second SC Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival is Saturday at the SC State Fairgrounds. Organizers are ready this year for the crowds, and food truck operators are prepping now to serve a crowd of thousands.
In 2013, Ed Currie’s Carolina Reaper pepper was named the world’s hottest chili pepper by Guinness Book of Records. Today, Currie hopes to turn that fame into fortune with a global business and Fortune 500 customers. He wants to grow, process and ship his peppers – all from Fort Mill, South Carolina.
The freshest meats, all antibiotic-, medication- and hormone-free, and just-picked or hand-canned produce are served for lunch on Fridays only. Many in Columbia, nearby Camden and beyond know this, and they flock to Old McCaskill’s to enjoy what is on the menu, which changes weekly depending on what is readily available.