Where we’re eating: The Lazy Goat

Lazy Goat
There are several new seafood dishes on the menu at The Lazy Goat. Photo by Ariel Turner

By Ariel Turner

All right, Doobie Brothers, we see your Black Water and raise you our murky greenish-hued Reedy River that by dusk-fall looks less questionable and more idyllic as the view from The Lazy Goat.

Around for more than a decade, The Lazy Goat has gone through key personnel changes in the last year, and the tightened-up kitchen is turning out new beautiful and tasty dishes. I won’t even bother recommending the iconic fried goat cheese balls because you will order them anyway, but do branch out to some of the newer options as well, and be sure to check out the seafood dishes. You won’t regret it.

Grilled octopus, $15
Duck fat potatoes, kale, orange and paprika emulsion, chimichurri.

Loup de Mer, $27
Mediterranean sea bass, clams, pea espuma, confit tomato, duck fat potato, saffron broth, ciabatta.

Seared scallops, $25
Corn puree, hominy, pickled blueberry, cipollini onion, nasturtium leaves.

Pizza, $13
Piquillo and herb goat cheese: fontina, arugula, crispy capers, pine nuts, saba.

The Honeycomb, $10
Honey-vanilla ice cream, local honey comb, gorgonzola madeleines, white chocolate, toasted hazelnuts.

Tableside sangria, $6 (glass) or $30 (pitcher) 
White wine sangria: Domaine de Canton ginger liqueur, seasonal fruit, honey-sage simple syrup.

For more information: https://thelazygoat.com

What we’re seeing: The Doobie Brothers at the Peace Center

Doobie Brothers
Photo provided

By Vincent Harris

In their mid-to-late ’70s heyday, The Doobie Brothers landed 15 singles in the Top 40, and they were able to do it after accomplishing one of rock music’s rarest feats: The successful lead-singer transplant.

From 1970-75, The Doobies were led by singer-guitarists Tom Johnston and Patrick Simmons, scoring major hits with “Listen To The Music,” “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” “Jesus Is Just Alright,” “China Grove” and “Black Water.”

After medical issues sidelined Johnston, the group was able to bring in vocalist Michael McDonald, for such hits as “Takin’ It To The Streets,” “What A Fool Believes” and “Minute By Minute.”

The Doobies reunited in the early 1990s, and thanks to former New Grass Revival singer-bassist John Cowan, those classic songs still sound as smooth as ever.

FUN FACT: In 2015, Little Feat keyboardist Bill Payne became a touring member of The Doobie Brothers.

If you go…

  • What: The Doobie Brothers
  • When: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19
  • Where: Peace Center, 300 S. Main St., Greenville
  • Tickets: $75–$95
  • Info: 864-467-3000, https://www.peacecenter.org/
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