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)
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
“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
Info: 864-233-6733, https://centrestage.org/