Gwen Fowler



Tickets still available for Greenville’s Euphoria

Posted 9/18/2013 7:21:00 PM

You’ve still got time to get tickets to great events during EuphoriaGreenville’s celebration of food, wine and music.

The eighth Euphoria runs Sept. 26-29, and it is four days packed with events intended to shine a spotlight on what a great city Greenville is.

Thursday night begins with the popular Songwriter’s Recipe, an intimate gathering that will feature Nashville songwriters Tim Nichols and Josh Leo. They’ll perform some of the songs they’ve written and talk about them.

A new event on Thursday is Swine and Dine, which features a whole-hog roast, along with wine, craft beer and spirits from Roost, and live music from The Piedmont Boys of Greenville. Swine and Dine will be on NOMA Square on North Main at the recently renovated Hyatt Regency Hotel.

On Friday morning, a choice of VIP experiences include a cooking class at Charleston Cooks!, a wine blending workshop or a Q&A with Nichols and Leo, for VIP pass holders only.

Taste of the South, one of the most popular Euphoria events, is Friday night outdoors at the Wyche Pavilion at the Peace Center on the Reedy River. About 15 of the area’s best restaurants will be sharing samples of their cuisine, as well as several beverage vendors, including Firefly Vodka and Thomas Creek Brewery. The Adam Craig Band, Josh Leo and Kim Carnes will perform.

The Tasting Showcase on Saturday will feature seminars, culinary demonstrations, live musical performance, a wine tasting, a beer garden, and food and spirits sampling.

A new event on Saturday night is Traffic Jam, an evening of food truck cuisine from 2 Fat 2 Fly of Columbia, Asada Restaurant, Kona Ice, Thoroughfare Food Truck and The Chocolate Moose of Greenville, and Henry’s Smokehouse of Greenville and Simpsonville. Beverages from a number of vendors, including Dark Corner Distillery and Thomas Creek Brewery, both of Greenville, and Six & Twenty Distillery of Piedmont, will be served, and Seven Handle Circus will perform.

Guest chef dinners at The Lazy Goat, Bacon Bros. Public House, High CottonDevereaux’s, Passerelle Bistro and Stella’s Southern Bistro are still available. One at The Loft at Soby’s has sold out.

Chefs from about 20 restaurants will be preparing a feast for the Sunday jazz brunch, which features the South Carolina Jazz Orchestra. Included with a brunch ticket are a bartender mix-off competition and a culinary cook off headlining Chef Anthony Lamas of Seviche in Louisville, Ky., and Chef James Boyce of Cotton Row in Huntsville, Ala.

The Sunday supper, prepared by Chefs Mike Lata of FIG in Charleston and Chef Mike Davis of Terra in West Columbia, has sold out.

You can get more details about events and tickets at the website.