When you go out to eat, does your heart race when you walk through the restaurant’s front door? Chef Joe Cash, returning home to Greenville and its food scene, hopes his new concept, Scoundrel, will bring a new excitement to the dining experience.
City Editor Danielle here. I spent some time with Chef Joe Cash, learning his favorite spots in GVL, the localchefs he admires + what you can expect when Scoundrel opens its doors in early September.
Chef Joe Cash wants to bring big city dining to GVL. | Photo by Will Crooks via Upstate Business Journal
Q: Who are a few local chefs you’re watching?
A: Carl Sobocinski, just in the way he had a ton to do with creating a food culture in this town. He’s built this empire but he’s also brought euphoria + things like that to town. Without that, I don’t think I’d be here.
Tanner Marino. We worked at RESTAURANT O together years ago. He serves really great food. He’s running a salad + sandwich shop at the moment (Village Kitchen) but he’s serving the best salads and sandwiches. It’s a 20-30 minute drive from our house but we still try to make it over there. I think he’s great and I’m really excited to see what he does with Patterson.
He says the food will be rooted in French technique. | Photo by Will Crooks via Upstate Business Journal
Q: You can only choose one local restaurant menu to bring with you to a deserted island — which one is it + why?
A: That’s hard. It would be either Taco Casa, for the combo burritos + beef quesadilla with tons of mild sauce, or The Clock, for the hot dog all the way with half-and-half or a double chili cheeseburger.
Q: If you have friends coming to visit from out of town, what three dining reservations are you making?
Summer Songwriter Series | Thurs., June 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Topsoil Restaurant, 13 S. Main St., Travelers Rest | Prices vary | Local songwriters perform as you enjoy dinner + drinks.
Up Schitt’s Creek for Pride | Thurs., June 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Traveler’s Taproom, 2624 Poinsett Hwy. | Free entry | Step into Café Tropical from “Schitt’s Creek” to shop at a pop-up LGBTQIA+ market, participate in a costume contest + more. 🌴
Friday Starry Nights | Fri., July 1 | 4:30 p.m. | Roper Mountain Science Center, 402 Roper Mountain Rd. | $5+ | Learn about the planets, constellations, and moon phases + see a “Magic Tree House” themed show. 💫
Twin Creeks Lavender Final U-Pick Weekend | Fri., July 1-Mon., July 4 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Twin Creeks Lavender Farm, 4638 Midway Rd., Williamston | $6 | Pick bouquets, enjoy a picnic, snap photos, and shop local vendors all weekend — plus, a bonus patriotic celebration on July 4th.*
Kids Bike Parade | Sat., July 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Trailblazer Park, 235 Trailblazer Dr., Travelers Rest | Free | Catch this red, white, and blue parade on two wheels — there will be cash prizes for the Most Patriotic + Most Creative decorated bikes.
Greenville Reptile Expo | Sat., July 2 + Sun., July 3 | Times vary | Embassy Suites by Hilton Greenville Golf Resort and Conference Center, 670 Verdae Blvd. | $10+ | Learn about all kinds of reptiles — free entry for kids 12 and under. 🐊
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Huey Magoo’s, a chicken tender joint, is now open at 2029 Wade Hampton Blvd. (across the street from the Walmart Neighborhood Market). It’s the first location in SC with plans to open 11 more stores in the Upstate. 🐔 (RestaurantNews.com)
Greenville City Council approved plans to use the Bailey Bill — a tax incentive for developers to renovate historic buildings — to convert spaces at the Thompson Automotive building (1007 Hampton Ave.) into retail and residential space + the Borden Ice Cream plant (711 W. Washington St.) into restaurant, retail, and office space. (Greenville Journal)
It’s no secret that GVL is suffering from a lack of affordable housing capacity — especially for single residents who desire to live downtown. Local developer + Greenville nativeMatt McPheely is looking to change that. Enter:Union House, a new affordable housing community. Learn about investing locally in the project through Vicinity + see the plans.*
Plum: A Lifestyle Boutique is opening a new location at BridgeWay Station (south of Butler Road) in Mauldin. The 1,400+ sqft store, owned and operated by Jamie Bryant, will feature home decor and locally sourced jewelry and gifts. The space will also house Jamie’s Alessie Group, a commercial and residential design business.
Greenville City Attorney Leigh B. Paoletti became the first womanto hold her position as she was officially sworn in at the City Council meeting on Mon., June 27. In response to the historic moment, Councilwoman Lillian Brock-Flemming said to Leigh, “I’ve been waiting 40 years for you.” (Greenville Journal)
$35,000. That’s the amountSteve White Auto Group donated to Legacy Park for new sunshades + picnic tables, approved by Greenville City Council this week. 🌳
Canal, a Greenville-based transportation operations insurance company, officially branded the 101 N. Main building this week. The company says it hopes to move into the space when renovations are complete in early fall. Naming rights of the building previously belonged to Bank of America, which relocated to Camperdown Tower in Feb. 2021.
Atlantans may be traveling up I-85 North to Camperdown after reading the Atlanta Journal Constitution’s feature on how the development “fosters adult playtime.” It shouted out the AC Hotel + its rooftop bar Juniper, CAMP, and Camperdown’s newest addition, Group Therapy Pub and Playground.
The Greenville Liberty is playoff bound after clinching the South Atlantic Division with a 5-1 win over Asheville City on Tuesday. The team hits the road for two more regular-season matches + has a chance to improve its playoff seeding. Go, Liberty. ⚽
Carolina Panthers kick offtraining campWed.,
July 27 at Wofford College. The event is open to the public +
free to attend, plus fans can grab autographs from their favorite players after practice. 🏈
Early bird tickets are on sale for the Greenville Craft Beer Festival. The event, which has sold out in the past, returns to Fluor Field at the West End on Sat., Nov. 5 and will feature unlimited beer samples. 🍻
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Calling all cheese lovers. Did you know Columbia, SC has a Pimento Cheese Passport? As thehome of one of the oldest recipes for pimento cheese, Columbia offers foodies a close-by destination to relax and take it cheesy.*
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The South Carolina Department of Transportation will begin a6-9 month project on Wed., July 6 to replace the McDaniel Avenue Bridge after finding extensive corrosion on its steel beams.
Detours will be in place, closing McDaniel Avenue between the bridge and Cleveland Street. The Prisma Health Swamp Rabbit Trail will be closed under the bridge with a new trail extension diverting pedestrians and cyclists around the construction.
The City will also replace the sewer main under the bridge, increasing capacity for the south downtown area.
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Editor’s Pick:Chef Joe Cash is partnering with Carlisle Burch, an artist in Phoenix, AZ, to create a character (think: classy mascot) for Scoundrel. While the art is still in the works, we got a peek of the concept + can’t wait to see the series. Plus, he says the pieces will be for sale, if you’re looking to go out to eat + come home with some art.
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