Saskatoon Steaks, Fish and Wild Game

After years of talking about it, we finally made it to Saskatoon for Chris’s birthday. The name says it all. Think hunting lodge with lofty ceilings and wood as far as the eye can see. There was even a wooden grizzly bear at the entrance and a fireplace in the foyer. This place is the…

Papi’s Tacos

After checking out this small restaurant, I now think of the Saturday Night Live sketch with Chris Farley shouting about “living in a van down by the river” when it comes to mind but I digress this is a food blog. I heard of Papi’s a few years ago when it was mentioned in an…

Burgers and Bakery (Spartanburg, SC)

Chris was chomping at the bit to try out Burgers & Bakery. He heard about it from a co-worker and thought it sounded like our kind of place. One Saturday, we started off towards Spartanburg. The restaurant is located very close to the Spartanburg city limits.  If you aren’t looking for the turn, you’ll miss…

St. Elmo Steak House (Indianapolis, IN)

During Thanksmas (Thanksgiving + Christmas) in Indiana, we decided to check out the famed St. Elmo Steak House in downtown Indianapolis. Chris made reservations. He found a tip about buying a gift card and then using it to pay to get a discount (20% off) that did save us money but be prepared to spend…

The Lazy Goat

Now that we are in our eighth year of marriage, we are running out of new spots to try for major holidays. There is a good bit of turnover in the #yeahTHATgreeenville restaurant scene so there are always new places to try but not places on the anniversary/birthday/Valentine’s Day level. In 2022, Valentine’s Day was…

CAMP (Downtown Greenville)

For my birthday this summer, I wanted to try a new eatery in the Camperdown development in the heart of downtown Greenville. My husband and I had been watching the construction for the past couple of years. I read about CAMP, a modern American eatery, in a GVL Today newsletter. Its claim to fame is…

Sopapilla’s (Franklin, TN)

On our annual Thanksmas (Thanksgiving + Christmas) trek to Indiana and Illinois, we decided to check out Franklin, Tennessee. According to Chris’s research, the downtown was worth visiting. After striking out on the AirBnB front, he booked the Hilton Franklin Cool Springs. We have had good experiences with AirBnB’s in the past but the fees…

Merridee’s Breadbasket (Franklin, TN)

After strolling through downtown Franklin, Tennessee, we made our way to Merridee’s. It was on all the lists for the top breakfast places and has been featured in Southern Living. Thankfully, we went at a good time and the line wasn’t too long. The Setting It had a warm, Grandma’s house vibe. Tons of brown…

Warehouse at Vaughns (Simpsonville, SC)

Mall food courts are dying out but the food hall concept is on the rise. There are several new developments in the works in the Upstate. Gather GVL in downtown Greenville is already a popular spot. Both Easley and Greer have food halls, The Silos and Cartwright Food Hall, coming soon.