Jason’s parents live about two hours away in Seneca, South Carolina, and that’s where we spent the weekend. On Saturday, his parents had some home improvement stuff that they were working on, so Jason and I decided to drive to Greenville, about 40 minutes away. It just so happened that a big art festival, Artistphere, was going on this weekend and we all know how much I love my festivals.
The first order of business, before any festival-going, was to get lunch. Jason suggested Mediterranean food and I looked for something on Yelp and came up with The Lazy Goat. It was right on the river, near the festival.
We started out with the Harissa whipped hummus, which was served with veggies and warm pita.
It wasn’t bad, but I thought it was on the bland side and definitely didn’t taste of harissa, which is supposed to be spicy. We decided to split two entrees – the Grilled Veggie Wrap and the Lazy Plate with chimmichurri shrimp.
Though they both sounded good, they just weren’t. The veggie wrap wasn’t bad, but it was oily. The shrimp was overcooked and charred and it just wasn’t a lot of food for the $15 price tag. (The veggie wrap was a good deal though.) The meal wasn’t bad, it was just one of those mediocre meals where you wish you’d gone elsewhere.
Disappointing meal aside, we had a fun time at the Artisphere.
We walked around looking at the different booths. It wasn’t much different than the many art festivals we have here in Atlanta, but it was still fun to browse and I felt like they had different artists that I hadn’t seen before, though many were from Georgia.
In addition to art for sale, there were a lot of artists at work and interactive activities which were fun to see.
(I liked that one, as you can tell! I don’t know what I would write on it. Hmm.)
It had been threatening to rain all morning and as soon as we felt the first few drops, we ran for cover. Cover just happened to be a wine tasting tent. Convenient, no?
Though I have no idea if it’s considered a good wine or not, I liked that Bonterra Saugivnon Blanc and oddly enough, also really liked the Seven Daughters Moscato. (I say “oddly enough” because I’m not normally a fan of sweet wines, but this one tasted like cream soda!)
This was the cheese and accoutrements plate if you were wondering.
The rain let up pretty quickly and we enjoyed the festival a little more.
We also explored some of the shops on Main Street and I got a pretty necklace. It was a really nice day. Greenville is a cute little city. It’s too small for me to want to live there, but it’s really nice for a day trip.