Have you tried any of these restaurants?
- The Spartanburg Eats Challenge asks readers to try a new restaurant for you in the Spartanburg area and share the experience on Facebook or Instagram.
- specialty burgers are the name of the game at Kitchen 292.
- Spiritual Food Sunday brings the crowd to Crazy & Edible Creations.
- Rotties 221 Biergarten has a variety of beers and wings.
In Spartanburg County’s fast-changing food scene, announcements of openings, closings, expansions, new owners and new menus arrive almost weekly. It can be all too easy to get caught up in the constant pursuit of new things.
To celebrate all of Spartanburg’s restaurants, new and old, we recently visited three of the county’s restaurants that served up specialties ranging from specialty sandwiches and burgers to soul food and desserts to when we last saw them at the grand opening.
In addition to highlighting a few restaurants in the county, this story serves as a new monthly challenge for members of the Spartanburg Eats Facebook group and the Spartanburg foodie community. Share your experiences with these restaurants using the hashtag #SpartanburgEatsChallenge in this month’s Facebook or Instagram groups to continue the conversation and shine a light on great restaurants outside of downtown. .
Kitchen 292 in Inman
Kitchen 292 opened in Inman in March 2019. Rob Moore, the restaurant’s managing partner, said the goal of opening the restaurant was to offer creative food and a great atmosphere.
“We wanted a kind of rustic, Old World charm. The interior of the restaurant is mostly recycled (materials). Most of the artwork is done by local artists,” Moore said. “I would say it’s a rustic burger joint with really cool decor and a really cool atmosphere.”
The restaurant is famous for its signature burgers, such as the Southern Stop burger with pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and fried onions, and the California burger with avocado salsa, fried egg, and jalapeños. Customers can also design their own burger or choose a Philly, Po’boy, patty melt, or a no-nonsense dessert from local bakery partner The Tasty Fox .
- Fried Banana Peppersunique food.
- The Drunken Hawaiian Burger, a 6-ounce burger topped with bacon, caramelized onions, onions and brown sugar bourbon sauce.
- the garlicmedium to thin and spicy onion rings available as a side dish, side or burger topper.
Kitchen 292 (2870 Highway 292, Inman) is open 11 am-2 pm and 5-9 pm Wednesday-Friday, 11 am-9 pm Saturday and 11 am-3 pm Sunday.
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Crazy & Edible Creations in Lyman
Joyce and Douglas Mallory opened Crazy & Edible Creations in October 2015 and have been serving soulful and crowd-pleasing food ever since. The restaurant is located between Casa Carrion and Botanical Brews in Lyman.
Crazy & Edible Creations offers a rotating menu of signature dishes throughout the week with options including Philly cheesesteak sandwiches, baked potatoes, and chili cheeseburgers. Customers can call 864-279-7587 to hear about the menu and place an order.
However, the most popular offering at Mallorys is the Sunday buffet, which includes a variety of mains, vegetables, sides and desserts.
“I’m actually turning it into a cafeteria, where people can come in and choose meat and one, two or three,” Joyce Mallory said. “We call it Soul Food Sunday. I cook, and basically, that’s what people want (on Sundays). Nobody wants to cook anymore.”
- the salmon teriyaki is a popular main dish available at the soul buffet every Sunday.
- In the Chicken Phillyweekly menu choice, chicken takes the place of steak for a twist on the classic sandwich.
- the fried chickenChicken caught by the rice and the horse, is always popular on Sundays, said Joyce.
Crazy & Edible Creations (107A Spartanburg Highway, Lyman) is open from 12-8pm Thursday, 12-6pm Friday, 11am-4pm Saturday and 11:30am-5pm Sunday. Closed every second Sunday.
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Rotties 221 Beer Garden in Woodruff
Yana Kosic Allen and John Allen opened Rotties 221 Biergarten in September 2019. Inspired by FR8yard, they renovated their space from floor to floor to create a community-oriented hangout on Woodruff Street.
Rotties 221 Biergarten offers a variety of beers, including a selection of European selections, 15 beer flavors and three Phillies. There are beer garden staples like brats, pretzels and beer cheese, as well as a couple of vegetarian options like Greek salad, mozzarella cheese and baked fries, and Eat Your Veggies Philly.
“When it comes to beer, I choose the beer, and I like to do that … You’ll have cider; you’ll have sours, you’ll have light beers, pilsners, lagers, dark beers. We also carry non-alcoholic beers. So a little bit for everyone,” Kosic Allen said. “And when it comes to food, being from the Rochester, New York area, I’m all wings, wings, wings. We’re known for our wings and the Phillies.”
- Lemon wings, a favorite of Mac Arnold, who played several times in the biergarten. Other popular flavors include the Italian dry rub, the Bourbon Kick, and the Old Bay wings.
- Muffaletta, an Italian sandwich from New Orleans, one of Allen’s favorite cities. The olive dressing used on the sandwich comes from a New Orleans supplier.
- HofbräuGerman beer.
Rotties 221 Biergarten (228 S. Main St., Woodruff) is open 6-10pm Wednesday, 5-10pm Thursday-Friday, 12-11pm Saturday, and 12-5pm Sunday.
Samantha Swann covers food and restaurants in the Spartanburg area. He attended South Carolina Upstate University and Greenville Technical College. Contact him with your fire restaurant questions, recipes and dinner specials at [email protected] or on Instagram at @sameatsspartanburg. Not getting enough nutrition information? Subscribe to our weekly food newsletter, Spartanburg Eats.