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Sciortino’s brings New York-style pizza to Greenville

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Located 15 minutes from  the BJU campus, Sciortino’s Trattoria & Pizzeria is a small Italian-American restaurant on Pelham Road near I-85. The restaurant features pizzas, calzones, soups, salads, and various pasta and chicken entrees. Inside the restaurant, staff create a calm atmosphere with dim lighting, curtains and candles. Italian opera music plays on the speakers,

Freshman floors to expand after successful year

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When the initial reports of freshman floors were confirmed last spring, no one knew what to expect. The change was an entirely new precedent for the residence halls that had never seen an all-freshmen floor. From anecdotal testimony and preliminary data, both the men’s and women’s floors seem to have been successful. So much so

Treat your taste buds with Tropical Smoothie Café

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The Greenville area now boasts its first Tropical Smoothie Café, and the café has arrived just in time to meet the energy needs of students preparing for the last few weeks of the semester and final exams. Tropical Smoothie Café is located at 1118 Woodruff Road in the shopping center with Trader Joe’s. According to

BJU hosts prayer breakfast in memory of Jacobs

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Bob Jones University hosted the inaugural Allen Jacobs Memorial Prayer Breakfast at 7 a.m. on March 16. More than 200 people attended the breakfast, with the majority being law enforcement officers. The breakfast was without charge for law enforcement officers, but other attendees sponsored tables. Randy Page, public relations director for BJU, said he was

Farmhouse Tacos brings organic variety to Greenville restaurants

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Travelers Rest welcomed a new farm-to-table restaurant, Farmhouse Tacos, to its busy Main Street in January. The restaurant’s mission is evident in their slogan, “Hand Crafted. Locally Sourced. Made with Love.” Farmhouse Tacos mainly serves tacos and quesadillas, but they also offer appetizers and a few larger dishes. Farmhouse Tacos prides itself in serving creative

Yellow Ginger Asian Kitchen offers array of Southeast Asian cuisine

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When chef Alex Wong came to the Greenville area from Malaysia 20 years ago, he had no idea what the result might be. Little did he know that his future would include owning several Asian cuisine restaurants, including the popular Yellow Ginger. After opening a Chinese restaurant and serving as chef at the Hyatt Regency,

The Funnel Cake House features carnival-style food

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Located on North Pleasantburg Drive across the bridge behind the women’s residence halls, the newly opened The Funnel Cake House serves a variety of traditional carnival-type foods as well as café drinks. As the name implies, funnel cake holds a central place at The Funnel Cake House. House-favorite funnel cakes come in two sizes—“baby” for

Sidewall: handcrafted pizza with charitable cause

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Sidewall Pizza Company offers a unique, open atmosphere as an alternative to other crowded restaurants. Located at 35 S. Main St. in Travelers Rest, this modern, garage-style restaurant is popular among many college students in the community. The interior is simple—a boat mounted to the wall, a few nature-themed pictures and small pendant lights above

Biscuit Head puts spin on traditional Southern biscuits

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Biscuit Head, located on Church Street in Greenville, strives to serve patrons a delicious Southern breakfast under the direction of Jason and Carolyn Roy, a husband and wife team who are passionate about Southern cooking and strongly believe in the benefits of local produce. Biscuit Head, with two locations in Asheville as well as the

M&G closes temporarily, Heritage Green permanently

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On Jan. 27, Bob Jones University announced via a press release that both Museum & Gallery locations will be closing this February. While the downtown location Heritage Green closed permanently Saturday, Feb. 4, the main on-campus location will close for renovations on Feb. 18. The University estimates the renovations to the M&G building (one of

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