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!
TASTE OF THE UPSTATE RESTAURANT AWARD WINNERS
IFSEA Overall Taste: Smoke on the Water - Fried grits and shrimp
Winner: Cafe Verdae
2nd: City Range
Southern American Taste:
Winner: Stax Seafood Grill
2nd: Cafe Verdae
Fine Dining Taste:
Winner: Ruth's Chris
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
Guests Put on the Ritz
for Photographer Lori Lucas
Thanks to our great sponsors!
Piedmont Natural Gas
Quality Business Solutions
Edible Upcountry Magazine
Bell Carrington, LLC
Greenville Heath System
The Palmetto Bank
NAI Earle Furman
VT Concrete Construction