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Taste of the Upstate a Roaring Good Time!

Taste of the Upstate 2014 was by all accounts a great success. The Roaring 20’s themed event was attended by approximately 400 guests many of whom put on the Ritz for the occasion. Thirteen of Greenville’s finest restaurants pulled out all of the stops to vie for the coveted Best Overall Taste of the Upstate as well as other awards.
Atlanta’s own Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats kept the night swinging while guests enjoyed the restaurants’ savory and sweet creations.
Together we raise over $48,000 to continue our mission to feed the hungry fresh food daily!

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IFSEA Overall Taste: Smoke on the Water - Fried grits and shrimp
Ethnic Taste:
Winner: Cafe Verdae
2nd: City Range
Southern American Taste:
Winner: Stax Seafood Grill
2nd: Cafe Verdae
Fine Dining Taste:
Ruth's Chris
2nd: Miso
Winner: Ruth's Chris
2nd: Miso


Participating Restaurants 2014

Café Verdae    City Range    Coffee Underground

Hans & Franz Biergarten   Irashiai   Nose Dive 

Ruth's Chris Steak House  Smoke on the Water

The Melting Pot    Roost    Grill 33    Miso

Stax Seafood Grill     Stellar Wine Bar   

Beverage Providers 2014

Dark Corner Distillery    CityScape Winery  

Thomas Creek    Carolina Vino

Musical Stylings By:

Gwen Hughes & The Retro Jazz Kats

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Guests Put on the Ritz

for Photographer Lori Lucas

Thanks to our great sponsors!

Sponsor Ambassador

Harper Corporation

Event Sponsors

Piedmont Natural Gas
US Foods
Quality Business Solutions

Media Sponsors

TOWN Magazine
Edible Upcountry Magazine
Rock 101
Magic 98.9

Print Sponsor


Table Sponsors

Bell Carrington, LLC   
Canal Insurance   
Godshall Staffing   
Greenville Heath System 
Larkin's Restaurants
The Palmetto Bank   
NAI Earle Furman
Rogers Townsend
Patron Sponsors
Comfort Keepers
JM Smith   
VT Concrete Construction