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Pleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

By Dave McAda | March 10, 2018

  If you are looking for a place to hike, ride your mountain bike, take the kids fishing, host a group function, or photograph waterfalls, Pleasant Ridge Park  is the place to go in Greenville County, SC! On a recent Saturday my wife was hosting a bridal shower at our house so it was the perfect … Read morePleasant Ridge Park and Ice Cream!

Travelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

By Dave McAda | February 6, 2018

I first drove through Travelers Rest, SC about twelve years ago.  Key word being THROUGH.  There just didn’t seem to be a reason for me to stop as I went from the mountains (Caesar’s Head & Table Rock) to Greenville, SC.  It was mostly shuttered businesses along main street. Fast forward to April 2009 when … Read moreTravelers Rest and the Swamp Rabbit Trail

Pretty Place (Yes it is!)

By Dave McAda | January 26, 2018

  “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” William Shakespeare never traveled to Greenville County, SC but his words ring true nonetheless.  Whether you call it Pretty Place, the chapel on the cliff, Camp YMCA Greenville, or by its proper name Fred W. Symmes Chapel, it is one of the most picturesque … Read morePretty Place (Yes it is!)

A Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

By Dave McAda | January 12, 2018

I’m a lazy hiker. There, I said it. If I can see things from the car I’m very happy. I don’t have a problem maneuvering the car just right and putting the window down for a clearer view. But if I have to get out of the car, the view better be worth the effort. … Read moreA Ride in the Country, Greenville County, SC

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  • Mobile Meltdown

    I haven’t been writing on my blog as often as I’d like to be. Not for any particular reason; just been busy, uninspired…who knows. This is all before I bit into an ooey-gooey grilled cheese from Mobile Meltdown for the first time and was immediately motivated to get home and inform all of my followers … Continue reading Mobile Meltdown […]

  • Foxcroft Wine Co.

    Foxcroft Wine Co. is just what Greenville’s been missing.  Essentially, it’s a wine bar with refined gastropub style food in a laid-back, yet trendy setting.  Foxcroft Wine Co. is the kind of place you’ll find yourself at time and time again. Because really…who doesn’t love good food paired with an excellent glass of wine? Whether … Continue reading Foxcroft Wine Co. […]

  • Moe’s Original BBQ

    Who doesn’t love BBQ? I challenge any so-called “foodie” to step into a BBQ establishment and not find a single item to their liking. When it comes to smoked meat, side items ranging from indulgent to somewhat healthy and sauces to finish it all off…what’s not to like? Moe’s Original BBQ takes the South’s inherent … Continue reading Moe’s Original BBQ […]

  • Best Bites of euphoria 2018

    And another year of euphoria has come to an end. This four-day food and wine festival highlights the talent of local, regional and nationally acclaimed chefs.  As I reflect back on all the many bites from the weekend, there are a few that deserve a little extra recognition. So, here they are…my favorite bites from … Continue reading Best Bites of euphoria 2018 […]

Greenville Events

Bon Secours Arena 

Peace Center

Nissan Stadium

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