The lists keep on coming for Greenville.
On the heels of being tapped by Southern Living as “The South’s Best City on the Rise” in 2022, Greenville has landed on Food & Wine’s May 2022 “Next Great Food Cities” list in the “Small Cities with Big Food Scenes” category.
“Once a sleepy mill town, today Greenville hums with culinary energy,” writes Food & Wine’s Josh Miller.
“Thanks to the nearby headquarters of BMW and Michelin stimulating the local economy and attracting a culturally diverse workforce, restaurant menus are inventive and constantly evolving. Have dinner at The Anchorage, where returning local chef Greg McPhee (formerly of Husk in Charleston) and his team reinvent the menu every 10 days, or hit up Camp for an eclectic, global roster of shareable small plates. For a more casual vibe, at The Commons food hall, there’s GB&D, where chef Alex George and his crew not only sling ‘a ridiculous number’ of the most golden brown and delicious cheeseburgers (hence the name), but they also join forces to dial up the ever-changing dinner and cocktail menu.”
Miller goes on to tick off several other Greenville spots, including Methodical Coffee, Comal 864, The Trappe Door, and Swamp Rabbit Cafe & Grocery, to name a few.
“Being named one of Food & Wine’s Next Great Food Cities confirms what many of us have wholeheartedly believed for years: Greenville is a food city,” said VisitGreenvilleSC spokesperson Taryn Scher. “But this endorsement by the most recognized title in the industry gives us a whole new pedestal to stand on. There are countless restaurant owners, chefs, and mixologists here who deserve all the credit. This is a years-long effort that will open new doors for our entire destination for many years to come.”
Joining Greenville on the list are Bozeman, Montana; Biddeford, Maine and Charlottesville, Virginia.