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Fallon is judges' pick, Snow is people's choice at CPW BBQ Cook-Off
SEP 30, 2014

Bruce Fallon, the winner of the CPW BBQ Cook-Off, reviews the judges remarks. 
 

Bruce Fallon became the first two-time champion (2012 winner) and Fredia Snow the only double winner, at Tuesday’s 3rd Annual CPW BBQ Cook-Off. Snow finished first in the employee’s choice and second in the judges’ picks. Rusty Edwards was third in the judges’ picks.

Carl Howell, Greer Deputy Fire Marshal, was one of five judges. “Any of the top three could have been number one,” he said.

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Dining out can be a chore for people with disabilities
SEP 27, 2014

Kim Wooten enjoys dining in family- and disabled-friendly restaurants.
 

 • Q&A with Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan's

Dining at restaurants is typically a pleasurable and relaxing experience. However, sometimes it is not so pleasing for those with disabilities.

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Ryan's Pascuzzi: We focus on 'Making it Right' for all guests
SEP 27, 2014

Pete Pascuzzi
Divisional Chief for Ryan’s of Ovation Brands
 

Pete Pascuzzi, Divisional Chief for Ryan’s, of Ovation Brands, responded to Kim Wooten’s questions by email. The interview follows.

Kim: What is Ryan’s philosophy towards customers with disabilities?

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Wild Ace groundbreaking is first new construction downtown since 2008
SEP 25, 2014

Denise and Chris VandenBerghe, owners of Wild Ace Pizza & Pub, represent the first new business construction in the central business district since Greer City Hall complex opened in 2008.
 
 
 

The Wild Ace Pizza and Pub groundbreaking Thursday morning represents the first new construction in downtown since the City Hall  and Municipal complex opened in 2008.

“This is significant expansion of our downtown footprint,” said City Administrator Ed Driggers, among the dignitaries at the ceremony. “It’s exactly what we envisioned and it will provide greater opportunity for revitalization of this triangle.”

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Huffman is runnerup in Food Network national cooking contest
SEP 24, 2014

Megan Huffman has her ingredients for preparation of her Savory Sweet Potato Salad.
 

Megan Huffman of Greer was selected runnerup in a national cooking contest in New York City hosted by Food Network’s Sunny Anderson.

Huffman’s Savory Sweet Potato Salad recipe was among four chosen to be cooked in a promotion for Extended Stay America (ESA), featuring a fully equipped kitchen in each room.

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RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek see residual impact from GSP location
SEP 20, 2014

GSP held a symbolic ribbon cutting for RJ Rockers, Thomas Creek Brewery and Hudson Brands Friday at GSP. Left to right: GSP Commissioner Bill Barnet, GSP President/CEO Dave Edwards, GSP Commissioner Minor Shaw, RJ Rockers owner Mark Johnsen, Thomas Creek owner Tom Davis, MSE Branded Foods President Jack Hough and Hudson News General Manager Jim Coleman.
 
 

RJ Rockers and Thomas Creek Brewery owners are seeing residual benefits from their brand launched restaurants on the concourse at Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport in Greer.

Mark Johnsen, owner of RJ Rockers, and Tom Davis, owner of Thomas Creek Brewery, were part of a symbolic ribbon cutting with Hudson and MSE Brands Friday at GSP. The restaurants opened July 14.

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PDQ opens first upstate restaurant on Pelham Road
SEP 13, 2014

People Dedicated to Quality (PDQ) opens its first upstate restaurant Sunday on Pelham Road.
 

• Gallery here.

PDQ, a fast casual restaurant opening Sunday on Pelham Road, proudly states, “It’s all about the P.”

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Benson promoted to Chief Information Officer at Ovation Brands
SEP 11, 2014

Patrick Benson has been promoted to Chief Information Officer at Ovation Brands.
 

Patrick Benson has been promoted to Chief Information Officer at Ovation Brands. He has led initiatives for the company – Ryan's, HomeTown Buffet, Old Country Buffet, Country Buffet and Fire Mountain as part of its reinvention. Benson was former senior vice president of Information Technology.

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Pitt Hopkins Music Festival highlights Eastside Spirit Week
SEP 11, 2014

Pitt Hopkins Music Festival highlights Eastside Spirit Week

 The Pitt Hopkins Charity Music Festival is scheduled Saturday, 6:30 - 8 p.m., at the City Park amphitheater as a fundraiser for Eastside High School Spirit Week.

Eastside HS has raised more than $1.25 million since it began Spirit Week in 1981.

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Atlanta Bread Company seeking baker
SEP 9, 2014

Atlanta Bread Company seeking baker

 

 

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Southern Thymes Cafe reopening with popular former owner
SEP 6, 2014

Southern Thymes Cafe will have its former popular owner reopening the restaurant. Wendy Mitchell said the name and opening date remains to be decided.
 
 

Wendy Mitchell has a message for all the loyal customers that supported her as former owner of Southern Thymes Café at 219 Trade Street.

“I’m reopening Southern Thymes and will have the same menu we cooked for years, meat-and-three and we will serve breakfast and lunch,” Mitchell told GreerToday.com. “It might take me a little while to get back.”

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Benson Car Show and races are fundraiser for GCM
SEP 3, 2014

Benson Car Show and races are fundraiser for GCM

The 8th annual Benson OctoberFAST Classic Car Show, Kids Fun Run and Twilight 5K is Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Greer First Baptist parking lot.

The fundraiser benefitting Greer Community Ministries (GCM) has a Car Show noon – 5 p.m., a Kids Fun Run at 5:30 p.m. and the Twilight 5K at 6 p.m.

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