Community Compass: Augusta Road Part 1

 

Community_Compass_bannerExploring Augusta Road:

Tradition, deep roots and community are what come to mind when describing Augusta Road. Many children who grew up here venture back to raise families of their own. As one of Greenville’s most affluent neighborhoods, Augusta Road contains traditional historic single-family homes on winding streets that stem from the business district. These homes are known for large front yards and mature trees. You will also find beautiful condos close to downtown near Cleveland Park. Like many older areas of Greenville, you will find a mix of historic houses with the flare of new urban multi-family homes. Many stores and businesses are in walking distance from residential homes, providing ample sidewalks for walking, jogging or biking. Augusta Road instills a southern charm and sense of community in people who are drawn to Greenville, S.C.

Having grown up in Greenville, I have seen many positive changes to our downtown and surrounding areas. However, the Augusta Road area has always thrived with a family-friendly atmosphere, old oak trees, and beautiful homes. They say that Augusta Road is not just a street, ‘it’s a way of life’.- Jacob Mann, CB Caine Agent

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Things To Do, Places to Be:

 Drinks & Eats

AugustaRd4080814Augusta Grill– A staple of Augusta Road, Augusta Grill is one of the top fine dining destinations for locals. For over 20 years, Augusta Grill has prepared elegant American cuisine inspired by flavors from all over the world. Their renovated private dining room offers a warm, intimate experience for a corporate meeting or personal celebration. The menu consistently changes with fresh specials. Be sure to check the updated menus online everyday by 6 p.m.

 

 

 One of my favorite restaurants is Augusta Grill. The food is exceptional especially the crab cakes which are on the menu on Wed. It is great place to take clients with a nice atmosphere and friendly staff.- Sherry Sponseller, CB Caine Agent

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Chef Chris Williamson presents two delicious entrees on the patio of Local Taco.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Local Taco– A fresh frozen margarita in one hand and spicy shrimp taco in the other, Local Taco is the perfect combination of tex-mex and that warm southern culture. Only 1.5 years old, Local Taco has been well received by the Augusta Rd. community. You can enjoy your meal on the patio or inside with the open-air floor plan ideal for summer weather. The outside bar is a popular spot for an after work pick-me-up. Although they have a variety of options on the menu, they are known for their specialty tacos. From BBQ to Philly Cheese Steak tacos, there are unique options to pair together. Add a side of Cuban corn or Mexi tater tots and you won’t be disappointed.

Local Taco is great for a margarita and outdoor seating. –Erin Halperin, CB Caine Agent 

AugustaRd5080814Legrande Bakery In the midst of southern cuisine, there lives a quaint, authentic French bakery in the heart of Augusta Rd. After being a successful pastry chef in the Touraine region of France, Emmanuel Legrand moved to South Carolina in 2012 to spread his wealth of pastry and bread knowledge. The bakery contains a variety of homemade breakfast, lunch and brunch options revolving around the authentic French bread with natural ingredients and an assortment of decadent pastries and cakes. Bon Appetit!

 

 

 

 

The NY Butcher Shoppe– The NY Butcher Shoppe is more than just a butcher shop it’s a neighborhood market that blends fresh produce and traditional values. Offering certified Angus beef steaks, premium meats, family dishes such as chicken cordon bleu, pastas, sauces and fresh seasonal vegetables, this is the place to go to find specialty items catered to a niche family market. If you want to prepare a delicious meal, but don’t have the time, try the prepared family-sized dinners to go. Also, their top selection of wine is not found in your average grocery store.
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Palmetto Olive Oil Co.– As you enter Palmetto Olive Oil Co., the welcoming, knowledgeable staff offers you a complimentary tasting of their premium olive oils and aged vinegars. To ensure fresh supplies of olive oil year-round, they are obtained from both hemispheres including areas such as Italy, Greece, California, Tunisia, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina and Portugal. Many regular grocery stores do not have high quality extra virgin olive oil. Palmetto Olive Oil Co. provides oils that are high in Polyphenol that are responsible for the many health benefits. Not only are these oils delicious, they are a great substitute for saturated fats! Their top seller is Tuscan Herb, which serves as a great gift item as well. You can create a distinctive gift package for special occasions. Be sure to check their website for tantalizing recipes that infuse their extensive list of oils and vinegars.

 

Written by: Jill Shepard              Photos by: Rachel Williams