In a rut with date night? We’re here to help. Every week, we’ll pair a notable show – music, art, dance, or theater – with the perfect pre-show dinner at a local restaurant. We’ll even tell you what to order and how long your Uber or Lyft should take between the two. Consider all of the guesswork taken care of. All you have to do is snag tickets and make that reservation.
Eat at The Burrow $$
By Ariel Turner
Similar to Marcus King’s career trajectory, The Burrow on Augusta represents a Greenville restaurant brand that has branched out and grown up. Owner Josh Beeby first opened downtown mainstays Barley’s Taproom, then The Trappe Door, and now The Burrow in his own neighborhood. For a pre-show dinner where you won’t have to fight downtown traffic, make a reservation at this new date-worthy spot. The key to enjoying dinner before a show without rushing is being mindful of your ordering time. For instance, cocktail orders will take longer than any other beverage, so if you’re on a time crunch, stick with beer or wine – The Burrow’s lists are excellent. The menu’s large plate entrees like whole fried fish will also take a while, so instead, order a couple each of the small plates, bowls, sides, or sandwiches to share with the table.
Recommended dishes: Poutine, Roasted Pork Belly, Octopus Salad Tostada, Jack Ribs, Gammies Red Beans & Rice, Vegetable Bowl, Burrow Burger, and Raclette Cheese Melt.
Want to avoid parking?
Ride-share (Uber or Lyft)
Average ride time: less than 10 min.
Average cost: $8.
Listen to The Marcus King Band
If you were one of the people lucky enough to get tickets for The Marcus King Band’s “Hometown Throwdown” show at the Peace Center before it sold out, you’re in for something special, and it might not be what you think.
New album, new sound
With the lightning-fast sting of Marcus King’s playing, and his association with Warren Haynes of Gov’t Mule and The Allman Brothers Band, you might think of him as a straight blues-rock player. However, that’s not entirely the case.
On the new album, “Carolina Confessions,” the Upstate native goes deeper into actual soul music than he has before. Check out the easy-rolling funk groove on “Homesick,” the gospel-influenced ballad “8 a.m.,” and the uptempo “How Long” that’s full of Southern soul. You can look forward to some amazing blues-based playing from our hometown boys this Saturday, but be prepared for some serious R&B, as well.
What: The Marcus King Band’s “Hometown Throwdown”
When: 8 p.m. Saturday, July 13
Where: Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville
Tickets: SOLD OUT
Info: 864-467-3000, https://www.peacecenter.org