A new ice cream shop + plans for the Juneteenth, Father’s Day weekend


Hello, Spartanburg foodies!

Here’s your weekly round-up:

This is an offer of triple chocolate cheesecake from DeeDee's Baked, LLC.  from the owner DeeDee Cantrell.

This is an offer of triple chocolate cheesecake from DeeDee’s Baked, LLC. from the owner DeeDee Cantrell.

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.

More: Downtown Spartanburg’s Citizens & Southern Event Center creates home for 5 pop-up kitchens

Holden McGinnis, Pub Manager at Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, holds a trophy at the pub in Spartanburg, Friday, June 3, 2022. They won first place for their beer cheese and Madman Pizza at the National Restaurant Convention competition.

Holden McGinnis, Pub Manager at Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery, holds a trophy at the pub in Spartanburg, Friday, June 3, 2022. They won first place for their beer cheese and Madman Pizza at the National Restaurant Convention competition.

Mid-week, this fun story about Ciclops Cyderi & Brewery came out. Congrats to their team for their now nationally-recognized beer cheese!¬†ūüßÄ Learn more about the story behind its development and all the ways you can try it by clicking the link below.

More: The big cheese: Spartanburg brewery nationally recognized for unique beer cheese recipe

Coffee and Creamery is a new coffee and ice cream shop in downtown Cowpens. Fresh espresso made for guests.

Coffee and Creamery is a new coffee and ice cream shop in downtown Cowpens. Fresh espresso made for guests.

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.

More: California family falls in love with Cowpens, opens downtown coffee and ice cream shop

Reads for the weekend:

‚Ėļ 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.

More: Here’s what to know about Spartanburg’s Juneteenth events

‚Ėļ 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

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