Three Local Booths to Visit at Euphoria’s Sunday Brunch | Euphoria 2019
It’s finally here! Euphoria kicks off this week.
There are so many must-attend events that it is hard to choose which one to attend. Last year I visited their signature Sunday Brunch and it’s easily the event I am most excited for this year.
I had the privilege of sitting down and chatting with the owners of three Upstate businesses that will be part of the Sunday Brunch. These are essential stops for you to make before your stomach is full (which it certainly will be).
Due South Coffee Roasters
Due South Coffee Roasters was started by Greenville natives Patrick McInerney, and Ricardo Pereira. Patrick has a background in marketing and branding while Ricardo had been working in the coffee world since 2008.
Patrick and Ricardo saw the opportunity in Greenville for a specialty coffee shop. So they put their skillsets together and opened their doors in 2013. From their first coffee bar design scribbled on a napkin to their current home in Hampton Station, Patrick and Ricardo have been pioneers of the coffee scene in Greenville.
They understand that coffee serves a purpose in people’s daily lives. Whether you are a connoisseurs looking to explore the complex flavors or if you’re looking for that caffeine hit to start your day, Due South Coffee Roaster’s goal is to be there for all coffee drinkers.
Habitap was opened by Greenville native Chad Gangwer, the mastermind behind Southern Culture and LTO Burger Bar. Chad is self-taught and has spent 20 years in the food service industry, including Arizona Steakhouse, and learning from some of the best chef’s out there before pursuing his dream of opening his own restaurant. His creations at Southern Culture have won best brunch in the Greenville four times.
Chad took the lessons learned from Southern Culture and LTO, consolidated them, and came up with Habitap. Habitap is a fast-casual style restaurant. You can go in, grab your lunch, and go in 20 minutes Or you can start a tab and hang out on the porch all afternoon to watch the game. Everything is made it from scratch. You can grab a case of craft beer or a bottle of wine to take home with you.
At the Sunday brunch you’ll be able to experience miniature versions of Habitap’s Brisket Biscuit with a homemade biscuit and homemade bbq sauce, topped with pimento cheese.
Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning
Fountain Inn native, Octavius “Tay” Nelson, got his start in the food industry early — helping his father (Bobby) at his restaurant at the young age of 12 and eventually managing the lunch hour. In 2008 and 2009 his brother and father, Bobby Jr. and Bobby Sr. passed away. This inspired him to start making his own seasoning to keep the memory of them alive.
While working in the corporate world, Tay fell in love with Texas style BBQ. He began practicing, competing, and catering for different events. Over the years he obsessed over perfecting his craft and learning from the best. He made several trips down to Texas to talk with and learn form renowned pit-masters.
Nearly one year ago, Tay made the leap of faith and left his corporate job and opened Bobby’s BBQ & Seasoning in Fountain Inn. They will be celebrating their one year anniversary this October. He and his wife Sarah along with their 5 children are beacons of love and joy that have you leaving their restaurant not only full, but with a smile on your face.
Tay will be serving up his signature brisket topped with a homemade strawberry jam sandwiched between a homemade biscuit.