Monday, July 8, 2013

Weekend Edition: July 4th

season's greetings

How was your 4th of July?  Despite some rain, ours was great!  Our friends Janine and Justin B. drove down from Virginia to come hang out with us.  So, naturally, we showed them the best that Greenville had to offer.

On Thursday morning, we took them to Tupelo Honey for brunch.  This was the first time that we had been to the new location in Greenville, and it was amazing.  It's right off Main Street, around the corner from Anthropologie.  The inside was so cute, and the dividers between the tables are salvaged window frames.  I wish I could have snapped a picture of them; but if you look closely, you can see them over Justin's shoulder.

I can't lie, the biscuits might be my favorite menu item.  That jam is just too good, and I don't even know what it is! Blueberries? Blackberries?  All I know is that it goes really well with the Flying Hive Honey Rye Ale.

I went for the fried chicken BLT with a side of fried green tomatoes.  (Hey, when in Rome, right?)  I liked it a lot, and it made for great left overs, but a word to the wise:  approach with caution if you're not a fan of dijonnaise.  Next time, I'm going to get something off the breakfast menu since they serve all day!

It started pouring after we left, so unfortunately we couldn't grill outside.  But, we camped out in the living room and made the best of it.  I made spiked raspberry lemonade, and Justin hooked up my dad's old record player to some new speakers, and good ol' Bruce kept the party going. 

Even Bandit got into the spirit of the season :)

Friday night, we went to a Drive game at Fluor Field, a must on your To-Do List if you're ever in Greenville. 

The stadium is so pretty, and it was built to look like a mini-Fenway.  (The Drive are a single-A farm team for the Boston Red Socks.)  Plus, the food and beer are way cheaper than the Nats games we were used to up in D.C., and Sweet Caroline's has some of the best ice cream I've ever had.

At one point, they had a contest where these guys had to race to thaw out and put on a frozen t-shirt, which was hilarious and would probably make for a great bachelorette party game.

Then on Saturday, we headed to Asheville to tour some breweries.  First stop was Pisgah followed by trips to Highland and French Broad.

If you get a chance to go, the Spring Ale at Highland right now is super good!  Just the right amount of hops.

Thanks so much for coming down guys; we had a blast!  If anyone ever needs travel tips in the Upstate or has some to share, just let me know.  And if you're curious about the brewery tours, here' are a few more details.

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