Shucks Oyster Bar Shines Like A Pearl

Shucks Oyster Bar

I don’t have to explain the difficulty in finding a great oyster bar when you do not live anywhere near coastal waters; but, Mr. Pitmaster and I discovered a pearl in the Upstate culinary scene. Shucks Oyster Bar is a husband and wife owned eatery just 30 minutes southwest of…


Perfect Birthday Gift for a Foodie

Birthday gift for a foodie JoAnn's Food Bites

Another birthday has rolled around and although my husband did not inquire as to what I might like to do, I decided to create my own birthday celebration. Food adventures are what I love to do whenever we go on vacation or visit a new city. The culinary adventure I…


A Freelancer Taking a Java Journey

Coffee Underground freelancer

Working from home each day can be difficult. Nagging household chores are begging you for attention. The television is only one click away from a huge distraction, especially if you have writers block. When I decided (actually my husband encouraged it) to launch my freelance writing career, I created my…


Comfort and Flavor at Terrace Restaurant in Greenville

Terrace Restaurant Greenville, South Carolina

Founder and CEO, Stewart Penick has brought his flavorful, comfortable dining experience to Greenville.  With two successful locations in North Carolina, Terrace offers traditional southern cuisine prepared in a more modern upscale style.   Signature Style of Southern Comfort Food Stewart Penick, with persuasion from his nephew Jacob, opened their…


Sidewall Pizza is Popular in Travelers Rest

Sidewall Pizza

I love dining at locally owned restaurants and Sidewall Pizza is a prime example.  A popular restaurant before I relocated to the Upstate, they now have 2 locations. Known for FULL-SIZE, loaded pizzas…you will never go away hungry at this establishment. This place is always hopping.  With its simplistic exterior…


South Carolina Celebrates Restaurants

South Carolina Restaurant Week

Thursday began a full 11 days of celebrating great restaurants in South Carolina.  Throughout the state, participating restaurants will be offering their culinary masterpieces for a discount, some offering multiple courses at the equivalent of one of their entrees. This is a great opportunity to try a high-end restaurant at…


Foodie Heaven at Lowes Foods

Lowes Foods - JoAnns Food Bites

Based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, Lowes Foods  opened their first location in the Upstate of South Carolina in late September.  I finally visited a couple of weeks ago and boy, was I amazed. Visiting a Lowes Foods is not a normal trip to the grocery store, be prepared to spend…


Eating Real Food to Lose Weight

Lisa Leake-100 Days of Real Food Fast & Fabulous-joanns food bites

Last weekend, I saw an old friend of mine who has lost over 20 lbs this summer.  She looks great!  She was full of energy and seemed to have more pep in her step, than her usual good-spirited self.  I admit, I was jealous. She says she has been calorie…


Comfort and Style at The Green Room

The Green Room Restaurant and Bar was host to my first Greenville Blog Society Meet Up.  It was great meeting fellow bloggers, who upon receiving their first course for the night’s dinner,  pulled out their phones to take pictures.  I always feel awkward doing this when I dine with my…


Elegance at Rick Erwin’s Clemson

Need a romantic, elegant dinner spot for a special night, Rick Erwin’s Clemson location fits the bill.  Opened in October 2014, the Patrick Square location is an upscale dining option for the nearby residents,  a casual pizzeria is across the street.  Plenty of free parking is available.  Surrounded by single…