It was a brisk and sunny late afternoon on March 13, when hundreds of foodies came together in support of Greenville’s food trucks. “We’ve invited our friends Neue and Asada to come park in our lot and serve (while we’re open) as a sign of peaceful protest against the new food truck regulations. We feel they are too restrictive and no one currently involved with the trucks was consulted or asked a single question on the matter.” —The Owl, 728 Wade Hampton Blvd, Greenville, SC.
Greenville News Editorial: Give food trucks a place in city
Food trucks are relatively new to Greenville, but these mobile restaurants have been adding flavor and vibrancy to other cities for years. They could do the same for Greenville if the city can find a reasonable way to let them coexist with existing restaurants.
As Greenville fine-tunes a set of proposed rules for food trucks, it should look for ways to let the Upstate’s small — but, we hope, increasing — number of food trucks operate in harmony with the varied and dynamic downtown restaurant scene. READ FULL STORY on greenvilleonline.com
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The Owl restaurant on Wade Hampton is hosting what they describe as the “peaceful protest against the new food truck regulations.” The event was planned after the Greenville City Council made public plans to prevent food trucks from parking within 250 feet of existing restaurants, essentially banning them from the downtown Central Business District.
Hey everybody! We’re BACK! Finally! It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly 2 months since we’ve last served the fine (and hungry) people of Greenville. Our trip abroad helped us to accomplish what we’d hoped – we have been newly inspired to challenge ourselves as chefs and introduce you to unique flavors from world cuisines. We were reminded that our job is to provide you with the very best food possible without making a reservation. So, it is with great pride that we introduce our latest menu.
The original mobile food? In Bangkok, Thailand we saw these boats everywhere!
We owe this banner year to you. Your unwavering support has encouraged us to be better. It has moved us to cross the globe for inspiration! Our only regret is the inability to put the whole of Greenville in our pocket to join us on this adventure…
Be sure to check in on us from time to time. We’ll be posting the highlights (food and alcohol and more food) every day. And we’ll do our best to spare you pictures of ourselves in the hotels’ bathroom mirrors.
2012, you were the best. However, 2013 is about to knock you off your podium with an orange truck.
Here’s to you Greenville! We miss you already!
CHEERS! Kong chien! Kampai! Can chén!
Stone’s Point invites you to our first Holiday Open House!
Events throughout the day SATURDAY NOV 10:
8:00am-1:00pm: holiday refreshments at B&C Cleaners
10:00am: grand opening of UrbanDigs (home, garden, gift)
5:00pm-8:00pm: GREENVILLE’S FIRST FOOD TRUCK RODEO! featuring Neue Southern & special guest ASADA
6:00pm-8:00pm: Community Tap hosts Pisgah Brewing Tasting & book signing with Anne Fitten Glenn, author of “Asheville Beer: An Intoxicating History of Mountain Brewing”
& Dapper Ink will be printing coasters (perfect to pair with your Pisgah Brewing beer) on their letterpress!
We hope to see you for an exciting day of shopping, dining, and community celebration!
201-215 Wade Hampton Blvd. @ Church St.
WOOFSTOCK ’12! It’s going to take a lot of restraint not to jump off of the truck to play with all of the dogs in attendance!
We are SO excited to be a part of Greenville Humane Society’s WOOFSTOCK ’12! We have an Akita and a puggle at home, Eddy and Nugget respectively, who definitely make our world go ’round. It’s going to take a lot of restraint not to jump off of the truck to play with all of the dogs in attendance!
Please come out to support this fantastic cause for Greenville’s Humane Society! We’ll have treats on board for your 4-legged loved ones as well!
A festival featuring live bands and UNLIMITED SAMPLING from dozens of regional craft breweries. Mellow dogs are welcome on leashes. And munchies are on sale to go with your brew. Please print and bring your bar-coded ticket and present it at the gate for entry. Once the barcode is scanned at entry, the ticket is non-transferable. Also, you must provide a Photo I.D to receive a wristband to participate in any beer sampling. Gates open at 10:30am.
Here’s the ole trusty schedule! Times and places are always subject to change, but don’t sweat it, we’ll be sure to keep you posted. Plan your meals accordingly!
Saturday October 20: Dinner at the Community Tap 5 – 8
And here’s your little sneak peek of some additional dates in the not-so-distant future you may want to Sharpie on your calendar (or tell Siri about).
Sunday October 28: We’ll be debuting our very first brunch! The menu will soon follow…
Tuesday October 30: Thomas Creek and Neue Southern are ready for the sequel! We’ll be serving food at their monthly Cask Night once again! And rumor has it there will be a masseuse on hand DIBS and a radio station in attendance. It’s going to be a blast!
Wednesday October 31: Our beloved friend, loyal Neue employee, and spectacular DJ, Jeff (DJ Chef Jeff to you, or DJ Craz-e Crane) will be melting faces at the Handlebar! We’ll be there, costumes and all!
Saturday November 3: We’ll be serving animal lovers from 11 – 5 at the Humane Society’s WOOFSTOCK ’12! Keep your eyes peeled this week and next for the Woofstock Waggin’ to be parked with us!
CHEERS to you Greenville!!
I will go out on a limb and say most of the food truck app developers out there have never worked on a food truck. Well this one has. I spent my last day in Greenville, SC helping out the Neue Southern gang, Graham, Lauren and Jeff. While I didn’t do most of the heavy lifting I did gain a lot of knowledge spending the day with them.
The reason I asked to help out was so I could see what types of things cause a food truck owner/operator headaches during a normal business day. How do you handle and process the orders, the line of people waiting, a faulty fryer, a windy and rainy day and so on. But I also wanted to see the little things that are not so obvious to a casual observer.
TruckyLove CEO working the truck
Since we are building this food truck app and web community I wanted to see how the owners managed their marketing efforts, food orders (organizing them, prioritizing them and managing the waves of orders) and payment processing. Also I wanted to watch the customers to see how they responded to everything the truck workers were doing from how the food is packaged, their feelings at closing time and whether or not they had a positive experience locating the truck – especially without having an app to show them where they are.
I won’t get into every observation here but just a few: >>READ FULL ARTICLE on TRUCKYLOVE
Art in the Park is back! We are there Saturday and Sunday, September 22-23, 2012, in downtown Greenville on Main Street. Mosey your way across the Liberty Bridge and peel your eyeballs for our orangeness! We’ll be looking for you! CHEERS!
Saturday September 22, 10:00am-6:00pm
Sunday September 23, 11:00am-5:00pm
Mosey your way across the Liberty Bridge and peel your eyeballs for our orangeness! We’ll be looking for you! We’ll see you this weekend! CHEERS!
Happy First Really Cool Weekend for artsy, foody, music types. (And who isn’t?) Euphoria, Symphony season premier, Art in the Park, many theatrical productions, perfect weather…Just in, some gorgeous tiny Taggliasche olives from Italy and the Evoo to match… 5 color penne from Maestri Pastai that would be great tossed with roasted pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, smoked bacon and goat cheese. Add a few chopped herbs and it can be served hot or cold. Enjoy this Autumn squash public service announcement from chef Liz!
Meals on Wheels of Greenville will celebrate their 10 Millionth meal served this October! An awesome feat for this non-profit organization. Without the help of their 140+ volunteers, they wouldn’t be able to service all of Greenville county. So, it is our humble pleasure to be able to serve those who give of themselves so selflessly.
Here are a few things you can do to help!
Meals on Wheels is on a mission to collect 10,000,000 pennies in honor of this milestone.
Have some pennies you want to get rid of? We’ll be collecting them at the truck. We’re calling for all of your pennies! Our biggest donors will receive an unprofessional, awkward iPhone picture taken of you to be posted on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and our website. We pay credit where credit is due! PLUS, we’ll give you a cookie of your choosing on us!
They also collect dog and cat food for the pets of those they service, and if you’d like to donate some, we’ll deliver it to their offices for you!
Thank you Greenville! Doesn’t it feel good to give back?
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About Meals on Wheels: Meals on Wheels enhances the quality of life of homebound individuals by providing nutritious meals, personal contact and related services. Each day, caring volunteers serve more than 1,400 hot, nutritious meals to homebound individuals throughout Greenville County, including Fountain Inn, Fork Shoals, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Travelers Rest and Piedmont. Started in 1968, Meals on Wheels has been delivering more than a meal. Volunteers provide the human touch that means so much. For more information call (864) 233-6565 or go to www.MealsonWheelsGreenville.org
Neue Southern Food Truck locations and dates for September, October, November 2012. And more to come!
Hey there Greenville! We have some dates on our calendar that we think you should have on yours too. Go ahead and grab the Sharpie. We’ll wait… Ready? Great!
September 22nd and 23rd: Art in the Park
October 14th: Cabin Floor Records
November 3rd: The Humane Society’s Woofstock
Don’t lose that Sharpie. There will certainly be more of those soon! CHEERS!!
photo/source: Mike Nice/greenvilledailyphoto.com