There's no way you'll miss basta. on the street | Photo by GVLtoday
The word “basta” translates from Italian, Spanish + Portuguese to “enough.” Well, if you can’t get enough vegan desserts + baked goods, you’re in luck. basta., a local bakery that specializes in vegan desserts, officially opened its new storefront on Thurs., Sept. 22 in the Village of West Greenville (1256 Pendleton St., Unit A).
We got a peek at the new space and talked with owner Alexis Krcelic about what to expect from her sweet new shop.
The Pendleton Street space (fromerly RockerBelle’s) has transformed into an 1920’s-esqueeclecticdessert den. Outside, you’re greeted by a colorful floral installation across the entire storefront by Bluebird Events. Inside, you’ll find a variety of seating + tables, and a dessert counter towards the back.
As you walk in, don’t miss the the local art, like the custom floor-to-ceilingmural by local artist Ninja Picasso (whose work is featured in a variety of GVL spots including Shine Om Yoga + Mr. Earle’s Garden). Peep the nods to basta. within the mural, like slices of cake.
The wall opposite the mural hosts a gallery of local art for sale and a bookshelf with basta. merch, stickers, and greeting cards.
While there’s no traditional kitchen, you’ll find no shortage of vegan treats at the dessert counter, including (but not limited to):
Banana bread — chocolate chip + classic banana
Truffles — Olive Oil Pineapple Bay Leaf + Bourbon Chocolate
Cookies — Doozies (cookie sandwiches) + chocolate orange cardamom
Blondies + brownies — with flavors like espresso, red wine, and red velvet
Cake — Pumpkin Brown Sugar Chai
basta. also has plans to serve coffee + espresso drinks.
basta. is open Mon., 12-4 and Thurs.-Sat., 12-4 + 6-10 p.m.Click below for more images of basta., follow @bastabakery for regular updates and menu items + visit its website to learn more about its meaning, its monthly causes, and ways to order.
Greenville Heritage Main Street Fridays | Fri., Sept. 23 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | NOMA Square | Free entry | Groove to Heart ‘N Soul + enjoy a food truck dinner at the last Greenville Heritage Main Street Friday of the season. 🎶
St. Ambrose Tap Takeover | Fri., Sept. 23 + Sat., Sept. 24 | 2-7 p.m. | Savannah Bee Company, 123 N. Main St. | Free entry | St. Ambrose Cellars will be taking over Savannah Bee Company’s mead bar taps for the weekend. 🍯
Rocky Horror Picture Show | Fri., Sept. 23 | 7-10 p.m. | Paper Moon Studios, 2415 Old Buncombe Rd. | $20 | Paper Moon’s shadow cast puts on their annual performance — cosplay as your favorite RHPS character is encouraged.
Pangaea Brewing Oktoberfest | Sat., Sept. 24 | 11 a.m.-10 p.m. | Pangaea Brewing Co., 115 Welborn St. | Free entry | Celebrate Oktoberfest with $5 beers, new beer releases + food specials, and more. 🥨
Vans + Velos | Sat., Sept. 24 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | 4 Newland Ave. | Free | Calling all conversion van enthusiasts for a day of swapping outdoor gear, enjoying live music, and touring fellow converted vans + rigs. 🚙
Great Southeastern Beer Festival | Sat., Sept. 24 | 9 a.m.-8 p.m. | 12-3 p.m. (11 a.m. for VIPs) | The Silos, 122 Folger Ave., Ste. A, Easley | $40+ | Sip on craft brews from 17 different breweries including Birds Fly South Ale Project + Southernside Brewing Co. 🍻
Pearl Stringing Class | Sun., Sept. 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Jewelry By Kathy Young, 209 N. Main St. | $60 | Create a necklace by stringing freshwater pearls on silk. 📿
Season’s Tastings | Sun., Sept. 25 | 7 p.m. | Rabbit Crest Farms, 11 Station Dr. | $90+ | Indulge in a farm-to-table experience featuring a five course dinner by GB&D’s Chef Alex George and cocktail + wine pairings by Exile’s Stephen Phillips.
Sunday Market | Sun., Sept. 25 | 2 p.m. | 385 Apothecary, 318 W. Georgia Rd., Simpsonville | Free entry | Home + body shop Apothecary 385 hosts its first Sunday market featuring local businesses. 🛍️
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Greenville Downtown Airport’s DirectorJoe Frasher was awarded the Order of the Palmetto last week — SC’s highest civilian honor. Presented on behalf of Gov. Henry McMaster by Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette, Joe is recognized for his 39 years of service as director. ✈️ (Upstate Business Journal)
Denver Downsopensthis weekend, Sat., Sept. 25 with a new attraction: Mega Super Slide Mountain. The new 250-ft slide features an array of colors + two lanes — riders can go as fast as 35 miles per hour. (FOX Carolina)
Furman University professor Joni Teviswon a Pushcart Prize for her essay, “If Your Dreams Don’t Scare You,” which describes hazing + her own experiences as an undergrad. The Pushcart Prize honors essays, short stories, and poems published in small literary journals + magazine. 🏆 (Greenville Journal)
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