As euphoria launches this weekend, Greenville, South Carolina, will become a magnetic hub for all things culinary. Whether you’ve packed your schedule with events from morning to night, are scrambling to gather last-minute tickets, or have missed the gambit entirely, there are still ways to interact with Greenville’s culinary talent. Consider staying beyond the weekend festivities and take time to the city. We’ve mapped out some of the participating chefs, artisans, and restaurants who continue to make Greenville’s culinary scene shine year-round.
Julia Belcher and Jennifer Lion head the People’s Tap, a taproom dedicated to honoring its attendees opinions. Vote on your favorite brews, attend one of their many monthly events, sit back with a flight and have food delivered from neighboring Papi’s Tacos.
Belcher and Lion will host Hoppy Pairings at euphoria.
Owner of Sum Bar, Greenville’s first dim sum restaurant and bar, Khailing Neoh is determined to showcase traditional dim sum recipes and techniques in a setting approachable to any palate. Many of her recipes pay homage to her Chinese-American childhood, honoring traditional techniques while applying her signature innovation. Sum Bar’s menu features classics like siu mai, homemade bao, egg tarts, and an array of complimentary cocktails.
Find Neoh at euphoria’s Sum-Day Funday or venture to the space on E. Washington Street; reservations are recommended.
Chris Rosensteel and Jeremy Krauze launched Society Sandwich Bar and Social Club with comfort in mind. The chosen vehicles: sandwiches and ramen. Sink your teeth into a Southern Weather, a hot honey chicken sandwich with a pickles, jalapeños, and pimento cheese, or slurp the coconut curry ramen with tonkotsu coconut milk broth, red curry, and chicken.
Joe Cash brings a breadth of experience to his role as executive chef at Scoundrel, Greenville’s premiere French dining destination. Find yourself whisked away to the French countryside with a platter of steak frites, poisson pour deux (fish of the day for two), or their tomahawk ribeye.
Cash will headline euphoria’s Old Stories & a New Menu alongside Corey Chow.
Hester General Store, a once-vacant general store, is now enlivened by owner and proprietor, Katie Chaney. Chaney serves as the curator, culinary creator, and head pastry chef for the General Store’s bakery and mercantile. Stop by for nostalgic classics like blueberry swamp pie, chicken pot pie, hot dogs, and house-made floats.
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Austyn McGroarty and Ken Frazier head Woodside Bistro a quaint, any-day-of-the-week spot that features salads, sandwiches, and elevated casual dinner service with vegan and vegetarian options. Go for a classic woodside burger, a bounty of truffle fries, or bring your friends for a hearty weekend brunch.
Dayna Lee, semifinalist for the James Beard Best Chef: Southeast for 2023, is the chef and owner of Comal 864, a Mexican-American restaurant that focuses on fresh and unique flavors echoing her heritage from the Rio Grande Valley. Try their birria ramen, elote en vaso, or come for breakfast and order their tortilla de chilaquiles.
Elizabeth McDaniel heads La Rue, a chocolate bar at Poe West in the Village of West Greenville. Guests can grab a “chef’s choice” box of chocolates or create their own box to go. Alternatively, they can take a leisurely afternoon in the cafe and enjoy a glass of wine from McDaniel’s curated list to pair with a decadent dessert.
Find McDaniel and LaRue at euphoria’s Feeling Bold event or pay a visit to the shop to begin scheming for a holiday gift.
Michael Sibert White is hailed as a chef prodigy, and he wanted to create an approachable concept to keep clean, flavorful food accessible. Enter Wine & Butter, a Cajun trattoria boasting fresh pasta, powerful concepts, and traditional Cajun and creole flavor profiles.
Learn more about euphoria here, and keep an eye out for future events and dates.
- by Erin Byers Murray