Hello, Spartanburg foodies!
Here’s your weekly round-up:
This story about the expansion of Citizens & Southern Event Center’s commissary kitchen went live at the beginning of the week. Now, in addition to being the home of Little Jennie’s Baked Goods, the downtown event center hosts a second bakery, two pop-ups and a meal prep service.
Mid-week, this fun story about Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery came out. Congrats to their team for their now nationally-recognized beer cheese! 🧀 Learn more about the story behind its development and all the ways you can try it by clicking the link below.
And most recently, my story about downtown Cowpens’ new hangout spot, Cowpens Coffee & Creamery posted. This family-owned business has 30+ flavors of ice cream (including dairy-free and no-sugar-added options), and a short, but highly-customizable coffee menu.
Reads for the weekend:
► Today, Juneteenth celebrations kick-off in downtown Spartanburg. There will be plenty of food and free, fun performances off Spring Street from 6-10 p.m. today at the Juneteenth Block Party and in Barnet Park from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. for the Juneteenth Festival tomorrow. New education and community reporter Joanna Johnson offers details on the weekend’s festivities in the story linked below.
► Father’s Day is Sunday and Dray Bar & Grill (1800 Drayton Rd.) has an option for families that want Dad to have his barbecue and eat it too.
The restaurant’s Father’s Day Steakout is June 19 from 5-8 p.m. Chefs will serve up diner’s choice of slow-cooked BBQ pork or freshly grilled NY strip, salmon or shrimp skewers alongside picnic-favorite sides. Tickets to the event are $49 for adults, $42 for seniors, and $24 for children and are available on Eventbrite.
Until next week,
Eat well, friends!
Samantha Swann, food and restaurants reporter
Until next week, here’s where you can keep up with Spartanburg’s food scene:
My Instagram: @sameatsspartanburg
Facebook: Spartanburg Eats
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This article originally appeared on Herald-Journal: A new ice cream shop + plans for the Juneteenth, Father’s Day weekend