This fun and fabulous way to taste and try Greenville’s fast-growing culinary scene is back by popular demand. From March 24th to 26th, crawlers have the opportunity to eat their way around town sampling amazing gourmet food, but at prices that everyone can afford.
Conceived by local foodie friends Nichole Livengood and Laura Huff, the three-day Greenville Small Plate Crawl features dishes from chefs and restaurants who will create and showcase five to seven special “small plates” that are priced from $3.00 to $8.00. In addition, crawlers will have the opportunity to win an assortment of prizes – just for eating and enjoying themselves. The more restaurants visited, the better the chance to win.
A sampling of fare you'll enjoy on the crawl — Photo courtesy of Greenville Small Plate Crawl
Crawlers can peruse menus on the website, plan their edible journey on the interactive map and print a passport. Next step, gather friends and get ready to crawl. For each restaurant visited, patrons check in by scanning a unique QR code for entry into the prize drawing, announced at the end of the crawl.
From fine dining restaurants, to casual cafes, to gourmet specialty shops, 24 locations span the culinary landscape – everything from flavorful crepes, creative pizzas and bourbon spiked wings, to soups, light appetizers, even rack of lamb, hearty stews and of course, spectacular desserts. Sample Southern cuisine, French-inspired dishes, vegetarian offerings, gastropub fare and more. Crawling hours for lunch are 11:30am to 3:00pm and for dinner 5:00pm to 9:00pm or all day 11:30am to 9:00pm, as indicated on the passport.
Participating restaurants include some of the cream of Greenville’s flourishing dining scene; Augusta Grill, Breakwater, Coffee Underground, Everyday Organic, Kilwins, The Lazy Goat, O-CHA Tea Bar, Oil & Vinegar, Pomegranate, Roost, Southern Culture, Stellar and Tupelo Honey Cafe, to name a few. In Traveler’s Rest located just a few miles from downtown, there is Restaurant 17, Shortfield’s, Sidewall Pizza Company, Tandem Creperie and the Whistle Stop Café.
Crawlers enjoying small bites at Breakwater — Photo courtesy of Greenville Small Plate Crawl
But, it’s not only about the food. The Six & Twenty Distillery Spirits Challenge will be part of the crawl and bartenders will have the opportunity to create a cocktail and potentially win $100 in cash. Special guest judge Kristian Niemi of Cajun-Creole restaurant and whiskey bar Bourbon in Columbia, S.C. will pick the winning cocktail. Crawlers will be able to sample the custom cocktails, which will also entitle them to enter the prize drawing.
Two grand prizes will be awarded: a one night stay at Hotel Domestique with dinner for two at Restaurant 17, as well as a one night stay at the Hyatt Regency Greenville with dinner for two at Roost restaurant. Other prizes include gift certificates to restaurants around Greenville, Asheville Treetops Adventure Park, Asheville Brewery Tour, a Culinary Tour and Euphoria’s Oyster Roast.
Rain or shine, Greenville’s Small Plate Crawl is the best way to see and sample what everyone’s been raving about regarding Greenville’s foodie scene. No reservations required.