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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

Places to Visit

Places to Eat

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  • Just Blend

    Let’s face it. We live in a constant state of being “too busy”. Whether you’re a parent, entrepreneur, side-hustler or just living life, it seems that everyone these days is looking to simplify their busy schedules. That’s exactly what Just Blend will do for you. “We prep your smoothies. You save the world.” Owner, Lizzy … Continue reading Just Blend […]

  • Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta

    When I think Italian, three things come to mind: huge portions, all the carbs, and great wine. At Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta, a family-owned Italian restaurant in the heart of Powdersville, SC, that’s exactly what you’ll get. I was pleasantly surprised as I walked in and saw a charming, rustic bar stocked with an array … Continue reading Antonio’s Pizza & Pasta […]

  • A Field Trip to Ji-Roz

    Many of you may already know this, but along with running The Upstate Foodie, I’m also a full-time Montessori teacher. Never before have those two worlds collided, until we discussed a field trip for our 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade children to taste and experience Greek cuisine. My mind immediately thought of Ji-Roz, an authentic … Continue reading A Field Trip to Ji-Roz […]

  • The Black Thai

    “Live free or Thai hard.” That’s the motto behind The Black Thai and owners, Dean Johnson, Brayden Wynn and Charlie Phillip, who set out on a mission to serve American-Thai food straight from an unassuming food truck. Inspired by their time living in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, these three friends share a love of food, cooking … Continue reading The Black Tha […]

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