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THE BACON

2023 RESTAURANTS AND CHEFS

Here in Spartanburg, South Carolina, we are proud of our unique and vibrant food scene. Our local restaurants and chefs create delicious dishes that bring the community together. At the event, we will have several restaurants wowing your taste buds with their dishes featuring...you guessed it, bacon. It is with great pleasure that we present the talented chefs and restaurants who will showcase their food.

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Chef Bob Munnich
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Dray Bar & Grill

At Dray Bar & Grill we are establishing true hospitality.  We are here for you!  We listen, we deliver.  

We opened here because we believe in Drayton and Spartanburg.  We love our neighbors, our city and everyone around us.  We are here to add just a little escape from your "Daily Routine", one of our big goals is to deliver the quick vacation, that little respite from everything you need to get done, that distraction from what might be stressing you.

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Cribbs Kitchen 

Cribbs Kitchen was opened in 2009 in downtown Spartanburg, SC by Chef and founder William Cribb. Now more than a decade later, Cribb’s Kitchen continues to thrive.  As the company adds new locations and expands its family, what was true in the beginning remains true today.........there is always room for one more at the Cribb's Kitchen table.

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Delaney's Irish Pub

Delaney’s is sn authentic Irish pub in the heart of downtown Spartanburg. With 32 taps, 15 HDTVs and Live Music four nights a week, offering a complete menu of appetizers, sandwiches, authentic Irish & American classic food … something to satisfy everyone, including the kids. 

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El Paso Tacos and Tequila

YOUR NEW SPOT FOR TACOS & TEQUILA!

Family-owned + operated, serving authentic Mexican cuisine made from our very own family recipes. 

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Gerhard's Cafe

Gerhard's Cafe is a fine European-American restaurant. We are located right off East Main Street in beautiful Spartanburg South Carolina. Please take a look at our current menu filled with diverse offerings that will whet any appetite. Also make sure you don't forget about our extensive wine and beer selection!

Gerhard and Mary Grommer established Gerhard’s Cafe March 13th, 1993. Gerhard's offers a wide variety of cuisine with a focus on Austrian and German traditional foods.

Willy Taco is a high-energy, casual dining concept serving fresh and funky, chef-driven twists on Tacos, Tortas, and much more! 

 

FR8yard is South Carolina's first totally open-air biergarten & restaurant. 

Flock Shop offers hot chicken, cold beer, and cool cocktails in a converted 1950's Crown filling station with a large back patio, specializing in Nashville-style hot chicken.

Housed in the former headquarters of the legendary Spartan Mills, Heirloom is a restaurant inspired by Spartanburg’s rich textile mill history. Our milltown eatery tells the ever-changing story of Spartanburg, weaving together past and present with each plate.

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Housed in the former headquarters of the legendary Spartan Mills, Heirloom is a restaurant inspired by Spartanburg’s rich textile mill history. Our milltown eatery tells the ever-changing story of Spartanburg, weaving together past and present with each plate.

The Kennedy aspires to maintain an infinitely evolving culture of hospitality. Through superior quality ingredients and exceptional service we are cultivating an environment of food, drink, and company that aims to enrich the lives of our guests and our team. Our passion for meaningful and memorable dining experiences is embedded in every detail of our art deco décor, every sip of our impeccably crafted cocktails and every bite of our fresh, locally sourced small plates.

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Executive Chef Artina Lindsey:
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Chi-town native. Chef Artina Lindsey attended Johnson & Wales University and currently serves as an Executive Chef in healthcare. Starting her professional food career in 2006. Chef Artina has cut her teeth working various facets of the business: from corporate & special event catering. universities. hospitals and racetracks to name a few. With experience working and traveling abroad to Japan. Germany. and the UK. as well as numerous U.S. cities. Chef Artina's diverse culinary point of view focuses on regional vegan and plant based cuisine. 


Chef Artina enjoys working within disproportionately-impacted communities to help educate and share her love of vegan and plant based cuisine as well her custom spice blends and sauces. 

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Sous Chef Ana Sena:
Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System

Chef Ana was born and raised in the Dominican Republic. She enjoys cooking with fresh ingredients specially root vegetables that are native to the Caribbean.

 

Cooking has always been a part of her life. A passion she got from watching her grandmother and her mother create delicious dishes in there outdoor kitchen. She remembers how they used to tell her she would was not a real cook until she learn to cook over an open fire and not scorch their dinner, something that took a while but was invaluable to learn.

 

Ana attended culinary school in Shelton, CT. She has worked in fine dining learning to dry age beef at the Capital Grille in Stamford, learned the skill of properly filleting and gutting a fish at Acqua Ristorante in Westport, and enjoyed running creative specials focusing on root vegetables at Cuba Restaurant in Soho.

 

Chef Jaylin Washington
Spartanburg Medical Center Mary Black Campus


After graduating from Spartanburg High School Jaylin took an interest in the culinary world, working in several local restaurants including Crepe Factory and Kitchen Sync. Jaylin attended Johnson and Wales University in Charlotte before joining Morrison Healthcare at SMC Mary Black Campus in 2020, being promoted to Sous Chef quickly. He has completed Morrison’s Executive Chef Certification and aspires to run his own kitchen shortly.

 

Carolina BBQ will provide late-night sliders!

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