ShalomFest celebrates Jewish cuisine from matzah to hamentaschen

In a time of political and social unrest, the Greenville Jewish community is using food to bring us together.

First Greenville area Tropical Smoothie Café locations to open

The restaurant chain, whose motto is “Eat Better. Feel Better,” is considered a healthier alternative to fast food.

Thyme and Play restaurant to cater to families with special needs children

The menu will be locally sourced, while the dining area will be sensory-inclusive and equipped with such features as soundproof booths, belted seats, adaptive seating and table heights for wheel chairs, and handicapped-accessible restrooms.

The Hungry Fan recipe bracket challenge kicks off March 5

Bandwagon and The Hungry Fan Daina Falk have joined forces on a weekly recipe bracket challenge beginning March 5 and ending April 2 that will pit different healthy tail-gate recipes against each other.

Chef Michael Kramer’s modern Italian concept Jianna to open March 7

Two stories above South Main Street, with a view of the Liberty Bridge, Jianna will open in the newly constructed Falls Park Place for dinner only at first, with weekend brunch beginning on March 18, and then lunch full time after Easter.

Bacon Bros. Texas location to open within a week

After more than a year, the restaurant, that will have the same straightforward, made-from-scratch, meat focus as the Greenville original, will open in the Lone Star State with bacon-loving Houston chef Joseph Zerwas at the helm.

Euphoria’s Roast + Toast tickets now available

The Roast + Toast will feature Elliott Moss from Asheville’s Buxton Hall Barbecue – Bon Appetit’s “Best Restaurant of 2016” and a James Beard Foundation “Best Chef: Southeast” semifinalist.

The traditional mass gets a bluegrass makeover in the Herring Chamber’s latest concert

Written by Carol Barnett in 2008, “The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass” includes the five sections of a traditional mass (Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei) interspersed with ballads of personal expression, which will be sung by Rosemary Hughes, mezzo-soprano and director of music and arts at Buncombe Street United Methodist Church.

Former Local Taco gets new life as The Common Cure, a neighborhood bar and grill

The menu will include burgers, sandwiches, and salads, and owner John Ko is adding 10 taps on the bar for local and popular brews.

Roof with a View: Avenue, new downtown rooftop event space, to open in April

The 7,200-square-foot venue was designed by Atlanta architect Keith Summerour to accommodate a wide range of events from small corporate meetings to sit-down dinners for 200 guests to wedding receptions for 400 guests.

Terrace brings ‘Southern favorites with a twist’ to the West End

Known in Charlotte as a breakfast and lunch spot, owner Stewart Penick says he hopes Terrace will be known in Greenville as a dinner destination as well.

CurEat app launches in GVL, partners with local chefs, restaurant owners

The app is designed to help you quickly find the best place to dine and drink based upon your location by providing curated lists of restaurants from local and national experts.

How to enjoy the smooth taste of aged liquor at a fraction of the cost

For only $11, Beyond Barrels’ bottle-aging staves can turn a bottle of lower-grade liquor into something worthy of the reserve label.

Two Rick Erwin’s restaurants get a facelift

West End Grille got a complete interior update, while Nantucket Seafood amped up the wow factor with its new lighting by glass artist Ryan Gothrup of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., who is a featured artist at Artisphere.