Sparkle City, SC

November 13, 2007 at 1:35 pm 1 comment

This past weekend, Jason and I scooted down to Sparkle City (Spartanburg) to catch up with some friends.  Spartanburg is a sleepy little Southern mill town.  It doesn’t have a lot going on, but it has its charms.  The downtown area is really cute, and, if you’re there during the warmer months, they have free live music on Thursday evenings.  (Music on Main)  If you are into history, you could hop over to Cowpens to see the Civil War battlefield or visit Walnut Grove Plantation.  The campuses of Wofford and Converse Colleges are pretty if you just want somewhere nice to sit on a bench.

Spartanburg is home to a few good restaurants.  We visited some while we were there – Hops, a small microbrewery chain with delicious honey butter croissants; City Range, a decent steakhouse with amazing bread (make sure you get the kind with cheese and spices on top!); and Waffle House.  Yeah, I just listed Waffle House as a good restaurant.  lol  For Spartanburg, it really is!  And to be honest, the chocolate chip waffle I ate was delicious.  We also visited Papa Sam’s (or Papa’s Breakfast Nook as the sign says).  Papa Sam’s is a Spartanburg institution.  I’d describe it as a ghetto Waffle House.  If you go there, make sure your eggs are cooked and consider bringing your own syrup.  I’d really recommend avoiding it altogether though.  Just go to the Awful Waffle.

I’d tell you about how great visiting our friends was, but you don’t know them or you were there!  It was really terrific to see all those people.  I wish we could do that more often.


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  • 1. Ami  |  November 14, 2007 at 10:30 am

    I wish we could do it more often too! We love you and miss you. Can’t wait for Vegas!


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