The Trappe Door
Photo: The Trappe Door

Where we’re eating: The Trappe Door

By Ariel Turner

To clear any misconceptions, there’s absolutely no correlation between the horror of a flesh-eating plant and The Trappe Door. What does make sense with this pairing is the unique, quirky nature of the Belgian pub-style restaurant, similar to the show. “Trappe” as regulars call it, on the basement level under Barley’s, is a local standout not just because of the fries and 12+ house-made aiolis, but because it represents something unique downtown. The comic-strip wallpapered restrooms, low ceilings, chatty and talented bar staff in a dark, basement setting tend to draw a crowd of travelers and locals alike. And the cocktails are some of the best in town, so have a couple, and then walk (don’t drive) down to the theater. (The house mole bitters in particular shouldn’t be missed.)

Beef Tartare $10
Toasted French bread With fried shallots, cured egg yolk, lemon pesto and herbs

Moules Frites (All mussel pots served with homemade fries)

Mariniere $19
Mussels in a traditional sauce of white wine, garlic and shallots

White and Bleu $20
Mussels served in a broth made from Belgian white ale, blue cheese, bacon and dijon mustard.

Pork and Cherry Sausages $19
The pork sausages are made in-house with dried cherries and served over leek mash potatoes, creamy brussel sprouts and smothered in sherry and onion gravy

 

Trappe Door Ramos Gin Fizz $12

Trappe Door Whiskey Sour $11

What we’re seeing: “Little Shop of Horrors”

By Vincent Harris

Mary Evan Giles plays the role of Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors.” Photo by Will Crooks.

“Little Shop of Horrors” might be the most famous musical ever to star a giant, talking, incredibly evil plant. Yes, it’s once again time to enjoy the story of meek floral shop assistant Seymour Krelbourn, bombshell shop girl Audrey and an always-hungry human-sized Venus Flytrap named Audrey II.

The musical version of “Little Shop of Horrors” opens Centre Stage theater’s 2019-20 season, with performances running until Oct. 6, and it’s a chance to check out the adventurous, funny, heartwarming and occasionally disturbing production that’s been a fan favorite for years.

What: Little Shop Of Horrors @ Centre Stage, 501 River St., Greenville
When: Friday, Oct. 4-Sunday, Oct. 6
Tickets: $18.50-$38.50
Info: 864-233-6733, https://centrestage.org/

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