Hi Greenville 👋 It’s been a while since we introduced ourselves to you – and we know there are plenty of new faces who have subscribed to our newsletter this year.
So, who are the folks behind GVLtoday? Well, the day-to-day work is done by two co-Editors – Ana + Grace. We take turns writing your daily emails and sharing the best of what’s happening in Greenville on our social media accounts. The bigger picture folks include the rest of the crew at 6AM City.
I moved to Greenville from Baltimore, Maryland about nine years ago with my family, lived here for a few years before moving to Charleston to go to the College of Charleston. Go Cougars! After spending four years in the Lowcountry, I knew I wanted to come back to Greenville. Now I get to write about how much I love this city every day for a living.
In a COVID-free world, what does your ideal Saturday in Greenville look like? A perfect night in my mind is always dinner + a show, so I’d say a bite to eat and then a show at the Peace Center – I would genuinely see anything there – followed by after-show drinks, and the options for those are endless.
Fave place to get a bite to eat: My go-to is always Nose Dive. Their patio on Main Street makes for perfect people watching. You also can never go wrong with tacos + margs at Cantina 76. Also a new favorite I had to mention – The 05. Their new expanded menu does *not* disappoint.
Fave person I’ve met in Greenville: Other than my rockstar co-editor, Ana, I’d have to say my favorite person I’ve met in Greenville was the Uber Queen. Don’t know the Uber Queen? Check out her story here.
I was born + raised here in Greenville, so I grew up with the Greenville Braves, the Growwwl, the BI-LO Center, no Falls Park, and with a lot less people who called Greenville home. I studied International Business + Marketing at the University of South Carolina in Columbia and lived in Santiago, Chile and Milwaukee, Wisconsin before moving back home (something that 10-year-old Ana never would have thought would be happening).
In a COVID-free world, what does your ideal Saturday in Greenville look like? You can’t beat a sunny Saturday on the Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail. I love renting bikes from Reedy Rides and riding from downtown Greenville to downtown Travelers Rest with stops at Swamp Rabbit Cafe, Furman University (to visit with the swans), Upcountry Provisions in TR, and somewhere for a beer after.
Fave place to get a bite to eat: I think The Bohemian Cafe has some of the best brunch in town. Definitely try the Trucker’s Special, French Toast, and/or the Taos Breakfast Burrito. I also love The Lazy Goat (now I’m daydreaming about fried goat cheese), anything from GB&D at The Commons, and bagels from Greenfield’s. And I can never say no to any dessert from Strossner’s. Gosh – and Kitchen Sync. Ok, now I’m hungry and have to stop.
Fave person I’ve met in Greenville: I love art, so some of the best people I have met in Greenville (both past + present) are part of our amazing art scene. I loved working with Sunny Mullarkey on the GVL Love Project this year + meeting the brilliant David Young at MAC’s Open Studios. In years past, I got to meet Victoria Wyeth, granddaughter of Andrew Wyeth, during a tour at the Greenville County Museum of Art and the Del McCoury Band after a concert at The Bohemian Cafe.