We’re awaiting the opening of GATHER, Greenville’s outdoor food hall, especially since Sarah and Paul Klaassen of HenDough will anchor the property with four concepts. Yes! We’re excited about chicken & donuts, roman pizza and stacked burgers, but what’s about the secret #4…
It’s called Mercado and it’s a game changer for GVL. Mercado (which simply means “the market”) will offer modern Mexican street food inspired by the Yucatán. Think a fresh use of acid, smoke and habanero vs jalapeno, all very much inspired by the Carribbean.
This is not your typical fusion-Mex that partner Chef Michael Olbrantz (of Vitamina T food truck in Asheville) will bring to Mercado. He’s looking to a menu including items like Cochinita, whole hog marinated in citrus and smoked overnight, and multiple offerings of Micheladas to wash it down. Yep, there’ll be a full bar with lots of interesting libations at Mercado too.
The ever restaurant-hunting Ryan Robertson of SVN Blackstream brought the partnership to GATHER and boy, are we thankful! Can I have my Cazuela now? Guess I’ll (not so patiently) wait to order one at GATHER, when it opens this fall.