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