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Get to know Sparkle City

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Spartanburg, South Carolina, bursts with charming downtowns and refreshing flavors. Take time to escape to the mountain city and discover new favorites. This northern South Carolina city has so much culture and flavor to offer visitors, whether they're traveling through or destined for a weekend in this city. No matter the reason for your visit, make sure to try some of the hot spots. Initial Q is a fairly new spot and a definite must-see for some delicious and aesthetically pleasing food. For some local history, visit Heirloom where local cuisine is served in an old mill (this was once a textile town). For Southern comfort cuisine, try Wade’s Restaurant or Charlene’s Home Cooking. This beautiful town has so much to offer its visitors. From a stroll down its old streets to eating fried chicken in a restaurant full of personality, make sure to add Sparkle City to your travel list.

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New Favorites in Spartanburg

Bursting with charming downtowns and refreshing flavors, escape to Sparkle City and take time to discover new favorites.

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Get a taste of something new in Spartanburg, South Carolina

From global culinary traditions to reinterpreted Southern classics to locally-sourced flavors, a mouthwatering range of flavors awaits.

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Market treats of strawberries, blueberries and peaches in buckets

Exploring Roadside Markets: Summer Treats Off the Beaten Path

Scoops of farm-fresh ice cream make perfect market treats. SC farmers are known for their produce and it’s even better served in a cone.

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In Season: Peaches

Greenville’s Mr. Crisp finds balance in the sweetness of summer peaches; here they share their tactics and a recipe for mignonette.

Memorial Day Cocktail with pomegranate seeds

Memorial Day Cocktails for Summer Sippin’

TLP shares a round up of Memorial Day cocktails to showcase Southern-made spirits with recipes playing to the each spirit's strengths.

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