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Spiak, seafood entrepreneur, dies
FEB 5, 2019

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., founded Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.
 
 

A seafood visionary and titan in Greer who impacted restaurants from the Upstate to around the country died Monday.

Nicholas John Spiak. Jr., affectionately known as “Big Nick”, started Gusto Seafood, Inc., and Sushi with Gusto, Inc.

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GSP teams with Harvest Hope to benefit federal employees during shutdown
JAN 16, 2019

GSP teams with Harvest Hope to benefit federal employees during shutdown

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) is teaming up with Harvest Hope Food Bank to host a food drive to assist federal employees working on its campus during the partial government shutdown. Items will be accepted starting Thursday.

“Throughout the partial government shutdown, federal employees have worked tirelessly to keep operations at GSP running smoothly,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO. “The food drive is one small way we can show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication.”

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Bojangles' shareholders approve sale to two New York firms
JAN 11, 2019

Bojangles' shareholders approve sale to two New York firms

Bojangles’ shareholders approved the company’s sale to two New York firms, Durational Capital Management and The Jordan Co., according to a media release.

The deal is valued at $700 million and is expected to close this quarter.

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The Strip Club 104 served another honor
DEC 29, 2018

Jason Clark's The Strip Club 104 restaurant continues to serve award winning food and service.
 

Jason Clark begins 2019 just as his restaurant has been recognized throughout this year. The Strip Club 104 has been awarded a 2018 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.

Clark is Executive Chef and owner of the popular upstate steak house named for its location in Greer at 104 East Poinsett Street.

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GSP becoming connoisseur of niche food and beverages, adds Vino Volo MarketBar
DEC 11, 2018

Vino Volo will make GSP the first airport to have its Vino Volo MarketBar.
 

Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP) will welcome a new concept by a nationally recognized wine bar in the spring of 2019.

Vino Volo will make GSP the first airport to have its Vino Volo MarketBar, which will serve wine, beer and gourmet food in a wine country casual and modern setting. “We are looking forward to giving our customers an opportunity to experience Vino Volo and to have another choice for high-quality food and beverage at GSP,” said Dave Edwards, GSP’s president and CEO.

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Turkey carving: Jason Clark takes us step-by-step
NOV 21, 2018

Follow Jason Clark's carving instructions for a nice presentation and lots more meat at Thanksgiving dinner.
 

• See video here.

Greer’s Chef de Résistance Jason Clark demonstrates how to carve a turkey and set up a beautiful centerpiece for Thanksgiving dinner.

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Dave Ramsey: Perfect timing for Baby Steps financial planning
NOV 21, 2018

 Carving a turkey, step-by-step 

Jason Clark,

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Don't let picky eaters ruin your holidays
NOV 19, 2018

 Don't let picky eaters ruin your holidays

It's every parents' niightmare: you sit down to a holiday meal with family and friends, and your picky eater throws a mealtime tantrum. Many parents give in and serve kid-friendly dishes (dry cereal and chicken nuggets, anyone?) on the side, reinforcing the picky eating and risking eye rolls from their guests. 

For 35 years, Chef Gigi Gaggero has coached thousands of children and adults in how to cook (and eat) better. She has six proven tips to ensure you and your picky eater enjoy the holidays without drama.

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Restaurants honor vets, military with free meals, appetizers, desserts
NOV 10, 2018

Restaurants honor vets, military with free meals, appetizers, desserts

Veterans, active duty military and reservists will be honored with a smorgasbord of options at restaurant chains over Veterans Day weekend.

Bring a valid military ID and it’s suggested to call in advance for participating restaurants.

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Ira's Chicken coming to downtown
OCT 30, 2018

Ira's Chicken will introduce its fast-casual concept to Greer later this year.
 

A new fast-casual chicken concept is coming to downtown Greer.

Ira’s Chicken will be located at 107 South Main Street with tentative opening date in mid-December. The holidays, weather and tentative downtown construction will determine a more definite opening.

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Chili Cook-off scheduled for downtown
OCT 26, 2018

Chili Cook-off scheduled for downtown

The Greer Station Chili Cook-off will be held Thursday, Nov. 8 from 5 - 8 p.m. on Trade Street in downtown Greer.

The public will have the option of purchasing food tickets to taste the competitors’ chili – $1 per tasting or $3 per bowl. 

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Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal
AUG 30, 2018

Hardee's introduces Froot Loops donuts that taste and look like the cereal

Restaurant chain Hardee’s has teamed up with Froot Loops to create Froot Loops Mini Donuts. The bite-sized morsels come in the iconic “frooty” colors of red, purple, yellow, blue and green. 

And according to those who have tasted them, the smell like Froot Loops. They taste exactly like Froot Loops. And they even look like jumbo Froot Loops when you cut into them.

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Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner
AUG 14, 2018

Restaurant rewards teachers with 50 percent off lunch or dinner

Teachers who dine in for either lunch or dinner at Fatz will receive 50 percent off their meal this month.

Fatz Southern Kitchen asks teachers to mention the offer to the server and present your school ID.

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Calendar coming to a new fast food barnyard
AUG 5, 2018

Bojangles' will produce a 2019 free calendar in a digital format and food coupons.
 

When the cows come home in 2019, they will be herded to a new barnyard.

Bojangles' will produce a Barnyard Calendar with 12 discount coupons available for free in an electronic printable format.

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Relief on the Rocks is new fundraiser featuring distilleries
JUL 31, 2018

Relief on the Rocks is new fundraiser featuring distilleries

Relief on the Rocks is a new Greer Relief event to raise funds for the non-profit.

The event is Saturday, Aug. 25 from 5-8 p.m. at 202 Victoria Street where Greer Relief is located.

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Smart ways to fuel kids this summer
JUL 9, 2018

Family Features

Parents may be wondering how to ensure their children are staying hydrated, maintaining healthy diets and getting the nutrients they need during the summer months. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the reality is one out of two kids ages 9 and up are missing out on key nutrients like calcium, vitamin D and potassium — putting them at risk for serious health issues.

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The rise and fall of three meals a day
JUL 5, 2018

The rise and fall of three meals a day

By Carole Mabry, MS, RD, LD On

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Police handing out coupons to children for cool summer treat
JUL 2, 2018

Police and Pelican's Snoballs have partnered to distribute coupons.
 

Youth and children in Greer will have a cool summer.

The Greer Police Department is distributing $1,000 of Pelican Bucks to be used at Pelican’s Snoballs to purchase any of their shaved ice products.

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Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee
JUN 25, 2018

Starbucks raising price of a cup of coffee

Starbucks is raising the price of brewed coffee by as much as 20 cents at most company operated stores. Espresso and specialty drinks remain unchanged, according to published reports.

A basic cup of coffee will likely be more than $2. The company said a majority of its stores are selling a tall brewed coffee for $2.15, up from $1.95 in most markets including cafes in Southern California.

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Strip Club104 Friday lunch was too successful to continue
JUN 20, 2018

The ultra successful Friday lunch only featuring gourmet hamburgers at The Strip Club 104 is over. The restaurant will continue its regular evening dinner hours.

Jason Clark’s concept that was arguably one of a kind in the state, had lines that snaked around from its 104 East Poinsett Street location to near main street – rain or shine. And diners formed a line about one hour before opening on Friday.

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