There's nothing more romantic than setting aside a few days to be together, away from work, away from routine, checking out a city's thriving food scene. Here's how we ate our way through Greenville the week of our second wedding anniversary!


Monday Afternoon:

The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Greenville  

 After driving into town, check into the Hyatt Greenville where you'll be impressed the minute you step into the glamorous lobby. Then, further unwind by strolling down Main Street to share drinks and appetizers at Sip Rooftop Lounge.

SIP Wine Bar  

Monday Night:

Soby's New South Cuisine 

Make dinner your first night an unforgettable experience-head over to Soby's for a new take on Southern cuisine with options like fried green tomatoes beneath a pimento cheese sauce and pan-seared grouper atop haricot verts.

Tuesday Morning:

NOMA Square, Outside of the Hyatt Regency 

If you're feeling lazy the morning of your anniversary, stay in bed together and relax. But if you're feeling energetic, take the hotel elevator down to Roost, a farm-to-table restaurant set right off the lobby. If the weather's nice, ask to sit on the outdoor patio and overlook the hotel's courtyard on Main Street.

Tuesday Afternoon:

Stella's Southern Bistro in Simpsonville 

A short drive south to Simpsonville will take you to Stella's Southern Bistro, the perfect upscale destination for your anniversary lunch. Pay attention to the chef's specials-and notice the chalkboard list of purveyors in the dining room. At Stella's, the focus is on locally sourced, seasonal ingredients.

Tuesday Evening:

Cooking Class at Charleston Cooks!  

Try something new together to celebrate the years you've shared, and take a cooking class! At Charleston Cooks, the calendar is filled with themed classes. Come hungry, and leave expecting to have learned something new!

Wednesday Afternoon:

Pomegranate on Main 

Take it slow Wednesday morning, lounging in bed and taking extra time to cuddle. Then head over to Pomegranate on Main for the city's best hummus, authentic Persian cuisine and the chance to "lock away your love" on the restaurant's antique turquoise doors.

Wednesday Evening:

American Grocery Restaurant  

Treat yourself to some of the city's finest refined cuisine, created with a local and seasonal focus, at American Grocery Restaurant. American Grocery changes its menu regularly in order to showcase the freshest ingredients. If you want a real treat, ask for the deep-fried deviled eggs-they are unforgettable.

Thursday Morning:

Sweet Potato Pancakes at the Tupelo Honey Cafe  

Get an early start on your last day in Greenville with a quick breakfast at Tupelo Honey Cafe. Split the sweet potato pancake before packing up the car to head out of town. Spend a little time at Falls Park on the Reedy River before you go, walking the stone paths and admiring the waterfall.

 Falls Park

Then, drive up to Travelers Rest and grab lunch at the Cafe at Williams Hardware, a charming restaurant owned and operated by sisters.

The Cafe at Williams Hardware in Travelers Rest  

Sit in the screened-in back porch if you can, and take in the tranquil scenery while you enjoy pecan-crusted chicken salad patties. Ask for a slice of pie or cheesecake to take on the road, and enjoy a snack later in your drive!

THAT Something Extra:

Enjoy Exploring a Little History Together:

Campbell's Covered Bridge
 
A leisurely drive north of the city through rural roads takes you to Campbell's Covered Bridge, South Carolina's only remaining covered bridge, built in 1909. Hold hands while you walk the trails and find a bench where you can cuddle up and listen to the leaves blowing in the breeze.

Want to Grab a Cup of Coffee One Afternoon?

Latte from Coffee and Crema
In addition to its Haywood Mall location, Coffee and Crema features a little hole-in-the-wall coffee shop on Main Street with a short list of drinks, but great quality. Stop in there for a cup of coffee or a chai and take it with you while you stroll the tree-lined downtown.