NEW YORK MAGAZINE online 1.20.16
Cycle Through the New Greenville
With a growing food scene, a creative DIY spirit, and a serious cycling culture, this once-sleepy southern town has reinvented itself as an exciting destination. By Blane Bachelor
Where to Eat
Support the pioneers of Greenville’s culinary renaissance at American Grocery Restaurant. Chef Joe Clarke’s inventive dishes pay homage to his southern roots, while his wife, sommelier Darlene Mann-Clarke, has developed one of the city’s best small-estate wine lists. Start with a flight of rosés ($14) from Portugal, Provence, and Argentina, paired with the highly addictive Sriracha-honey fried chicken skins ($5) and fried deviled eggs ($3), then dig into heartier plates like braised tongue with charred onion spaetzl ($28) or confit of local rabbit ($28). Linger in the warmly rustic space with a well-crafted cocktail: The Pig on the Porch ($9) is made with bacon-infused bourbon and ginger ale, then appropriately garnished with a pork rind.