For a little quality time on the weekend with a group of friends, there's nothing better than the combination of a wonderful meal together followed by a little historical exploration! Here is how I like to "serve up" both on a Sunday in downtown Greenville!

Late Morning to Early Afternoon:

Enjoy sleeping in, then meet everyone downtown at Rick Erwin's Nantucket Seafood Grill for an amazing brunch together. It's fun to start by sharing an order or two of the Spicy Crab and Pimiento Cheese Dip. Then, for the ultimate "taste everything on the menu" experience, everyone order something different, ask for a few extra plates, then start passing around and sharing the dishes when your meal arrives! Insider's Tip: During the cooler months of the year, Village Green (the green space courtyard that Nantucket overlooks) transforms into the popular open-air ice skating rink, Ice on Main. Check their website for calendar dates and hours of operation.



After a great meal and even greater "together time," take a leisurely stroll (or a faster-paced heart healthy walk, if you prefer) to work off brunch as you head to Heritage Green and the Upcountry History Museum, operated by Furman University. Spend a few hours learning new things about the birth, growth and culture of Greenville County and the surrounding Upstate, including the textile and agriculture industries, through their current exhibits. Exhibits change regularly, so be sure to check out their website for current and upcoming information. Insider's Tip: The Museum's "Lunchbox Learning" program is a fun way to spend your lunch hour learning about Upstate history! These programs occur the first Wednesday of each month from April through September. Meals are offered for a small cost, but must be reserved prior to the day's event.



Early Evening:

Round out your day by starting a new tradition..."brunching" again in the early evening! A quick walk from Heritage Green to NOMA Square will lead you to Roost, a "soil to city" restaurant where you can choose brunch-type dishes from their dinner menu. Share a few orders of their Blue Crab Beignets (with local honey and bacon dust) then try one of their fresh salads or their amazing Shrimp "N" Grits. Toast a great Sunday together with a traditional bunch-style beverage, like a Bloody Mary or Mimosa!

THAT Something Extra:

Share those brunch-bunch smiles:
Document your "Dishing Up History" day (or any day!) in Greenville by snapping pics of your quality time out and about together and sharing them on your social media pages. Be sure to tag your friends and use the hashtag, #yeahTHATgreenville, so everyone can relive the great memories!