Two-ferPretty sure everyone got back from their holiday break and decided to work again, because two more spots open on the same day, Feb. 8. In downtown Greenville, River Street Sweets – Savannah’s Candy Kitchen is opening at 12 S. Main St. in the former YAP restaurant space. Get ready for the pralines and fudge. Also opening is a new coffee shop out in Taylors Mill. Junto Coffee is located at 232 Mill St. in a free-standing building in the front part of the property (not in the space Due South Coffee Roasters formerly occupied). Owner Alex Medina, who is very well connected in the local coffee community, has been popping up at various retail and restaurant locations during the build out.
Could it get any cuter?Probably, if we were posting baby animal videos. But a Daddy-Daughter dinner at Fork & Plough is pretty adorable. On Feb. 11, the good folks at the Overbrook neighborhood restaurant have planned a special menu for the little ladies and their dates – soups, salads, and finger food entrees, along with chocolate-y desserts. The restaurant is exceptionally family friendly and also serves up great, locally sourced food. It’s an ideal combo. Fork & Plough is located at 1629 E. North St. Reservations aren’t required.
Fiesta, foreverThe third annual Tacos & Tequila Fiesta, aka the best way to Sunday Funday, is coming back to downtown Greenville. Produced by High Spirits Events, the all-you-can-eat fiesta will be held April 7 from 3-7 p.m. at The Old Cigar Warehouse, 912 S. Main Street. A thousand-plus people attended last year’s fiesta with more than 25 chefs and bartenders battling it out to craft the best taco and Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila cocktail.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at tacotequilafiesta.com. VIP tickets, available for advance purchase only, are $60 and include 10 tequila tasting tokens, as well as early admission starting at 3 p.m. General admission tickets start at $45 in advance, or $55 day of, and include eight tequila tasting tokens and 4 p.m. admission. All tickets include unlimited tacos, live entertainment, and games. For every ticket sold, $1 will benefit Greenville Technical College’s Culinary Program.
Attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have a valid ID on them to enter the fiesta. Any restaurants or bartenders who want to participate can visit tacotequilafiesta.com.
Awards (bragging rights and the coveted Golden Sombrero Award) will be given for best taco, best sidekick (side dish or dessert), and best cocktail using Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila. In addition to the judged taste-off, there will also be a People’s Choice Award and Social Media Star Award for the bartenders and chefs that will be calculated using social media channels.
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate has paired with High Spirits Hospitality to offer guests a unique event experience.
This new partnership, Events at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate, is a key move for High Spirits Hospitality allowing the company to take the knowledge gained from putting on events at the Old Cigar Warehouse into a new setting. This also marks a change for The Children’s Museum of the Upstate. The museum’s leadership believes the increase in events will bring more exposure as the nonprofit starts its 10th anniversary celebration.
“We are thrilled to be working with the High Sprits’ team,” said Michelle Shain, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s interim president and CEO. “Our museum is such a fun and different place to host events and we are excited to see what this new partnership will bring this year.”
The museum is filled with interactive exhibits and provides plenty of space for intimate weddings or larger events. The staff works with clients one-on-one to guarantee the best experience for every guest’s need and expectations. Each event comes complete with set-up, breakdown, equipment rentals, bar service, as well as event planning and day-of coordination. To book an event, contact 864-501-0933 or email@example.com.
A special launch party will be held on January 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the venue. Prospective clients, industry professionals, and media are invited for complimentary drinks, hors devours and music from Jumping Jukebox. Peruse more than 20 vendor booths and see what the museum looks like after hours. The party is adults only and tickets, which are free, must be ordered in advance.
“The Children’s Museum of the Upstate is such a staple to the Greenville community,” said Tammy Johnson, High Spirit Hospitality’s chief executive officer. “My team is ready to bring their exceptional customer service and passion for events to this new partnership and watch it flourish.”
The museum offers a prime location on the cultural campus of Heritage Green and opportunities to host inside or, on warmer days, outside events. The Children’s Museum of the Upstate guarantees the most unforgettable experience as well as an exciting event space for guests to interact and enjoy themselves.
“We want to make sure everyone that visits The Children’s Museum truly enjoys their experience,” said Chris Fay, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate’s board chairman. “Whether that be at an event or just wanting to check out our exhibits, we always want to make sure our guest’s leave satisfied with their visit.”
About The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
The Children’s Museum of the Upstate opened in 2009 with a mission to “spark a lifelong passion for curiosity and learning through play.” The museum has grown to become the seventh largest children’s museum in the United States, and 10th largest in the world. In 2014, TCMU was named a Smithsonian Affiliate, the first children’s museum to receive the designation. Learn more at www.tcmupstate.org.
About High Spirits Hospitality
High Spirits Hospitality proudly oversees the operations of our four-independent hospitality companies – Liquid Catering, The Old Cigar Warehouse, Bravo1 Protection and High Spirits Events. Each has a unique purpose and focus, but all emphasize client satisfaction in all operations. Learn more at www.highspiritshospitality.com.
Tammy was interviewed by Huffington Post for a recent article. Check out point #10 to see her response.
Bravo1 Protection has earned a Small and Minority-Owned Business Certification from the State of South Carolina for being 100 percent women-owned.
The company was created in 2014 when CEO, Tammy Johnson, was having a hard time finding suitable security services for event venues around the Upstate. Recognizing that security professionals are typically the first impressions guests will have of a business, Johnson decided it was time to start her own security service.
Bravo1 provides numerous services including executive protection, event security, private security, crisis drills as well as security for visitations. Bravo1’s SLED-certified officers have provided security for large events such as Fall for Greenville, Euphoria and Artisphere as well as numerous private and personal projects.
“Having formed a hospitality group, I knew I was going to need top notch security professionals for my client’s events,” said Tammy Johnson, CEO of Bravo1 Protection. “Our goal is to provide amazing service with integrity.”
Small and Minority-Owned Business Certification is awarded by the S.C. Division of Small and Minority Business Contracting and Certification, which connects minority- and women-owned small businesses to State contracting and procurement opportunities through the Material Management Office, while working with State agencies to implement and monitor minority-contracting programs in accordance with applicable policies, laws, and regulation.
“This certification means so much me as a female business owner as well as to Bravo1 Protection,” said Johnson. “To have a company such as a security service, which is typically a male-dominated field, owned by a women shows that women are trailblazers and can do anything.”
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Local private security company, Bravo1 Protection, will be offering a special hospitality area for law enforcement officers at this year’s Fall for Greenville Festival.
Beginning Friday, October 12, law enforcement officers, fire fighters and EMS staff working the Upstate’s largest festival are invited to free meals and refreshments at LOCATION and TIMES. This is open open to first responders only throughout the three-day event.
Hillary is originally from Fredrick, Maryland. She attended the University of Maryland in College Park and graduated in 2014 with a degree in Early Childhood Education.
We are thrilled to welcome Katie to our Old Cigar Warehouse team!
Katie is originally from Fountain Inn, South Carolina. She graduated from Clemson University in 2014 with a degree in Accounting. After graduating, she moved to Haiti to work with a non-profit that focuses on economic development and a sustainable future.
Sarah is originally from Annapolis, Maryland. She attended The University of South Carolina and graduated in 2017 with a degree in Hospitality Management.
Euphoria is just a few months away and CEO of High Spirits Hospitality, Tammy Johnson, went on air with WSPA to help promote Euphoria and mix up a few cocktails.