Plus, there are still a few euphoria tickets left.
 
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GVLtoday Biscuit Head
Ooh la la. | Photo by Biscuit Head
Biscuits go with the south like City Editors Stephanie + Danielle go with GVLtoday. These flaky delights are certainly a Southern staple, so we put together a list of biscuits in the Upstate so you can save time and get straight to the good stuff.

Biscuit Head, 823 S. Church St., Ste. C | You already know how City Editor Stephanie feels about Biscuit Head. These are cat-head biscuits (read: they are the size of a cat’s head). Order a biscuit a la carte, try it with gravy, or get a full breakfast. Pro tip: You can also grab a gluten free or vegan biscuit.

Maple Street Biscuit Company, Multiple locations | These fresh-made biscuits can be enjoyed retro-style (read: sausage, egg, and cheese + crispy chicken) or you can mix things up with one of the “biscuits that wow.”

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Risk it for the biscuit. | Photo by @albertmanduca

Maverick Biscuit, Multiple locations | Whether you prefer your biscuits sweet or savory, Maverick has something for you. We’re especially fond of the biscuit donut holes.

The Flying Biscuit Cafe, 656 S. Main St., Ste.100 | Flying Biscuit bakes ~5,000 biscuits per week at each location, so we think it’s safe to say it knows its way around a biscuit.

HenDough, 126 Augusta St., Ste. 13 | Known for its scratch-made biscuits, the Nashville Hot is a popular choice for the spice lovers.

Eggs Up Grill, Multiple locations | Although Eggs Up doesn’t have many stand-alone biscuit items, we recommend getting the Biscuit-Wich and taking full advantage of the gravy dipping sauce.

Another Broken Egg Cafe, 1025 Woodruff Rd., Ste. G103 | Serving “over-sized” biscuits, Another Broken Egg Cafe makes sure you leave full.

Who did we miss, Greenville? Don’t put us in a jam, let us know.
 
 
Events
 
Friday, Sept. 15
  • 2023 Indie Craft Parade | Friday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 16 | Times vary | Timmons Arena at Furman University, 3300 Poinsett Hwy., Greenville | $8-$25 | Featuring 47 vendors, you can shop apparel, accessories, bath and body, candles, ceramics, fine art, kitchen, home goods, decor, jewelry, kids, and stationery.
  • SOOIE Barbecue Cook-Off | Friday, Sept. 15-Saturday, Sept. 16 | Times vary | Mauldin Cultural Center, 101 E. Butler Rd., Mauldin | Free entry | Featuring 20+ cookers from all over the Southeast, enjoy a competition and see who can bring the best barbecue to Mauldin, voted on by you.
  • Sippin’ in Simpsonville | Friday, Sept. 15 | 6-10 p.m. | Downtown Simpsonville, 105 W. Curtis St., Simpsonville | $45 | Sip local and regional wines, indulge in local bites, and groove to live music, presented by Weichert Realtors Shaun and Shari Group.
Saturday, Sept. 16
  • Social House Market | Saturday, Sept. 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Social House, 25 Delano Dr., Greenville | Free entry | The Social House Market is a vibrant and family-friendly event where people of all ages + dogs can come together to enjoy a day of fun and shopping.
Sunday. Sept. 17
  • Feast by the Field | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Fluor Field, 945 S. Main St., Greenville | Sample to your heart’s content from chefs, breweries, winemakers, and regional distillers + learn new techniques from cooking demos.
  • Tops Off World Tour | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 7 p.m. | Bon Secours Wellness Arena, 650 N. Academy St., Greenville | $36.75-$122 | Get ready to belly laugh with comedian Bert Kreischer.
  • Repticon Greenville Reptiles and Exotic Animals Show | Sunday, Sept. 17 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Greenville Shrine Club and Event Center, 119 Beverly Rd., Greenville | $6-$16 | This family-oriented event offers guests the opportunity to learn about the less common “critters” that are not normally seen in local pet stores.
Friday, September 29
  • CCES Upper School Preview | Fri., Sep. 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Christ Church Episcopal School, 245 Cavalier Dr., Greenville | Free | Take a tour of Christ Church Episcopal School and learn more about the opportunities the Upper School offers from faculty, students, and parents.*
Wednesday, October 18
  • Hopefall Gathering benefiting Compass of Carolina | Wed., Oct. 18 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | The L., 211 E. Broad St., Suite B, Greenville | $75.00 | Join in the Hopefall Gathering benefiting Compass of Carolina which features stories of hope, like the personal story of keynote speaker, former WYFF4 Anchor Michael Cogdill.*
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This travel-worthy festival is all about books, ideas + conversations
A live talk with an author at the Charleston Literary Festival, Inc
Now in its seventh year, the Charleston Literary Festival will take place over 10 days at three local venues: Circular Congregation Church, the International African American Museum, and Dock Street Theatre. | Photo provided by Charleston Literary Festival, Inc
Calling all literature lovers: The Charleston Literary Festival, an annual boutique literary event, is happening Nov. 3-12 in downtown Charleston, SC.

Charleston Literary Festival has a strong track record of hosting internationally-acclaimed writers, and this year is no different. (Keep reading...) This year’s festival is anticipated to be the biggest and most ambitious yet with 30+ sessions covering AI in literature, memoir and healing, the art of mastery, grief, historical fiction, and more.

The Festival has two locations:
  • Nov. 3-5 at Circular Congregational Church
  • Nov. 7-12 at the historic Dock Street Theatre
This year’s festival kicks off with an opening night party on Nov. 4 and features standout events like:
  • Generation-defining, world-class author Margaret Atwood (read: “The Handmaid’s Tale”) during a virtual event
  • Award-winning poet Safiya Sinclair on her journey to find her voice as a woman and a poet in her memoir “How To Say Babylon”
  • Pulitzer-Prize-winning author Paul Harding on “This Other Eden” — his novel that has been nominated for this year’s Booker Prize
  • And more
 
News Notes
 
Festival
  • Today, Friday, Sept. 15, is the second day of euphoria, Greenville’s non-profit food and wine festival. There are still a few tickets left for some select events, so snatch them up before they’re done.
Concert
  • Country pop duo Dan + Shay are hitting the road with Ben Rector, and will be kicking off their tour at Bon Secours Wellness Arena on Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024. Tickets go on sale Friday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m. Pro tip: sign up for the presale here.
Eat
  • Brazilian steakhouse and buffet restaurant Texas de Brazil is expected to open at the Haywood Mall — 700 Haywood Rd. — sometime this year and is currently hiring. You can expect a salad bar, hot bar, desserts, wines, beer and spirits, and skewered meats cooked over fire. Our stomachs are already rumbling. (Upstate Business Journal)
Community
  • Need a beach staycation for a cause? Larkins, CAMP, Paloma, and Captain Morgan will host Tiki Tuesday at Camperdown Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 5 to 8 p.m.. For each Captain Morgan Rum cocktail you sip, $2 will go to the Maui Strong Foundation.
Seasonal
  • Mark your calendars because this weekend is the last chance to get your fresh produce fix from the Fountain Inn Farmers Market, located at 110 Depot St. Shop Saturday, Sept. 16 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and stock up on your favorite fruits + veggies.
Cause
  • Urban Wren — located at 116 N. Markley St., Ste. 102 — launched its new cocktail menu with a feel-good twist. For every cocktail you order, $1 will go to Lucky Pup Rescue + Feline Lifeline. Grab a drink and do good while you’re at it.
Stat
  • 1 in 4. That’s how many adults in the Upstate are living with mental illness. Here in Greenville, Gateway offers a place of acceptance, belonging, and inclusivity. Learn more and support the cause at this year’s Beautiful Music for Beautiful Minds event.*
Drink
  • It’s been a record-hot summer — and we still haven’t drank water since 1997. But this water brand makes us want to actually stay hydrated. It’s infused with fruit essences and has zero calories, diet sweeteners, and sugar, and still manages to taste great. New customers score 36 bottles for $36 + free shipping.*
Cause
Fun Fact
  • Whiskey returned 314% over the last 10 years. Invest in fine whiskeys and wines with Vinovest to diversify your portfolio and watch it age like fine wine.*
 
 
Announced
 
Prisma’s plans
GVLtoday Prisma Health Children's Hospital
The new unit will have amenities for kids and adults. | Photo by Sandy Dees. Provided by Prisma via Greenville Journal
Prisma Health Children’s Hospital-Upstate has plans to create a new pediatric cancer + blood disorders unit to provide more comfort to patients and their loved ones.

First reported on by The Greenville Journal, The “Inspire Courage” capital campaign, launched yesterday, Sept. 14, hopes to raise $6 million for the project. $3.8 million has already been raised.

Additionally, Hogs for the Cause, a nonprofit barbecue competition and festival based in New Orleans, has gifted $1 million, and in honor of the donation, the new unit will be named the Hogs for the Cause Hematology-Oncology Unit. This little piggy is saving lives.

The new unit will provide:
  • Nine inpatient rooms
  • A day-stay room with two infusion chairs
  • A special two-room suite for families in end-of-life situations
  • In-room desks for parents to work remotely
  • A space for parents
  • An expanded playroom
Construction of the new unit is scheduled begin in early 2024 and will take ~two years to complete.
 
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Stephanie Freeman.jpg Today’s edition by:
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After my weekend of eating + drinking at euphoria, I’m going to need to get my body moving. Luckily, we have a guide to some unique fitness experiences I can try so I don’t immediately get bored with my workout.
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