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Foxcroft Wine Co. now offers a small number of menu items pre-happy hour. Photo by Will Crooks / Greenville Journal

Bring on the truffle fries

Foxcroft Wine Co. has kicked off a new happy hour 4-6 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, which is not necessarily earth-shattering, since it’s a wine bar, and such establishments do such things. But what *is* really exciting is that now the truffle fries with the crave-able aioli are available before the kitchen officially opens at 5 p.m. for dinner. Called “Top 5 Before 5,” the first five items on the menu will be available from 3-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. That includes marcona almonds, olives, cheese and charcuterie board, house-made ricotta, and the bless-ed truffle fries. Happy hour wines include four whites, four reds, and a rosé and range from $6-10 per glass. Foxcroft Wine Co. is located at 631 S. Main St., Greenville.

Eat. Drink. Repeat.

That tagline for HabiTap, a fast-casual tap house at 1325 Miller Road between Woodruff Road and Frankie’s Fun Park, is now a reality. HabiTap is officially open after some permitting/construction snafus. This is the newest restaurant from the partners who successfully brought Southern Culture and LTO Burger Bar to the North Pleasantburg restaurant desert. With 40-plus craft beers and eight wines on tap, they also offer retail beer and wine for take-home along with grab-and-go food options, such as deli-style sandwiches, salads, and other quick grabs.

Find Nashville hot cheddar popcorn at HabiTap.

The menu consists of snacks and appetizers (Nashville hot cheddar popcorn, ramen boiled peanuts, baked pretzel with Velveeta beer cheese, fried enoki mushroom “fries,” charcuterie, and hummus), chef salads, and vegan salad options. Sandwiches include Philly steaks, falafel sandwiches, burgers, a spaghetti and meatball sub, and turkey Reuben.

Flatbreads with names like Cheesus Crust and Hot Lei can be made gluten-free with a perfectly foldable cauliflower crust. And you’ll be hard-pressed to find better tater tots in town. Sprinkle them with parmesan cheese while they’re hot for an even tastier snack.

Pictured: Jalapeño Garlic pizza on cauliflower crust, Backyard Garden salad, and tots.

Also, sign me up for the biscuit-heavy brunch on Saturdays and Sundays with bottomless mimosas.

The warehouse-industrial-style space designed and built out by DM2 Custom Furniture & Interiors includes a large covered patio that is dog-friendly.

“This is as much a grab-and-go place as it is a hangout,” says co-owner Chad Gangwer.

Hours are Monday-Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; Thursday-Friday, 11:30 a.m.-midnight; Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.

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