The Farmer’s Table
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Having reached my goal of 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die, I’m now on a South Carolina food journey to chow down at the best restaurant in each of the 46 S.C. counties, while seeking the Top 100 Food Dishes To Eat In South Carolina While Alive, Or, Before Dead, Whichever Comes First.
Tasty Tuesday – This visit to Spartanburg County’s “The Farmer’s Table,” is the fourth blog in my quest to try the best restaurant in each of the 46 South Carolina Counties.  Having recently written my thoughts on Mon Amie Morning Café, this is my second blog from stops in Spartanburg County.
The Farmer’s Table is located in the booming area of downtown Spartanburg. Owned by a young couple who have traveled and brought some of their favorite eats back to South Carolina, and put their own stamp on the food.
From a food truck to the brick and mortar restaurant, the Spartanburg area has welcomed the food with open arms. Their success was celebrated this week (3/24/18) with the opening of their brand new home near the downtown area. The new digs will give them the ability to begin dinner hours on Thursday and Friday. In my humble opinion, this is a great move. I love trout but have never been able to bring myself to ordering trout from their menu during breakfast/lunch time. The couple will also be able to expand their bar area and add a conference style private dining area. Plus, they will now be able to seat their customers without a long wait due to the addition of square footage. With the recent addition of an AC Hotel by Marriott, I am certain that this restaurant will be welcoming both residents and visitors alike.
As you may have guessed by their name, it is a farm-to-table establishment. Some things that I love about The Farmer’s Table are;
- the chalkboard would highlight the food from local vendors. *prior location photo.
- Bright murals and sunshine. *prior location photo
- the extensive menu for lunch and brunch.
- highlighting and supporting local foods
- seasonal menus
- This Apple Crumble French Toast uses Apple Pie Swirl Bread from local Greenville Great Harvest Bread Company, granola, caramelized Granny Smith apples, and a brown sugar caramel glaze. This dish is my pick although, I would have topped it off with homemade cinnamon whipped cream. Just sayin. 4 ****MEGastars!
- Redneck Pancakes – Two Jumbo Cornbread Pancakes stuffed with eggs, home fries, applewood smoked bacon, caramelized onions, peppers. I don’t get this one myself but my friends dig it.
Meg’s Customized meal? Well, they ran out of lettuce so they gave me a choice of side dishes, cooked my salmon without seasoning, broccoli salad and fresh fruit.
- And then there is this Meg catcher! The Green Bay. I am not sure of this reason but a Green Bay Packer Fan and displaced Wisconsinite, they had me at hello with this item. Go Pack!
Mile high sandwiches such as this Dogwood. It was a misspelled version of The Dagwood that reportedly stuck. This is a triple-decker buttered Texas Toast with their own tarragon herbed mayonnaise, roast beef, turkey, ham, swiss and cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. For the hearty appetite, my 25-year yr old nephew ate this + my salad and grapes.
4 ****MEGastars for a better than average breakfast and worthy of a nod for Spartanburg County.
MEGathought – As a traveler and having grown up and lived in areas of tourism, I will not get used to the partial hours of many area restaurants. Confusing and inconvenient at times for our out of town visitors. I love a place where not only localvores but travelvores are welcome. Partial star removal for the hours. Closed on Tuesday’s. Dinner hours ONLY on Thursday and Friday.
- As of this writing, their website has not been updated to the new address and hours. As of today’s blog, they located at 149 S. Daniel Morgan Avenue, Spartanburg They will be open Wednesday- Monday so closed on Tuesdays. Dinner hours will be ONLY Thursday and Fridays. Phone 864-582-6554
- Link to the website for further information. Pdf includes the prices.The Farmer’s Table Spartanburg S.C.
- Do note that there is a 10% discount for students and Spartanburg Regional Employees with their ID badges.
- The dinner menu will change monthly with regional fresh foods.
- Their food truck has shown up at local events and has healthier food choices. With the new address, I am not sure on the status of this food truck.
- They have a blueberry swirl cream cheese French toast that I have not personally tasted but have seen and it is one nice looking breakfast.
- Daily specials are offered.
ABOUT: This MEGabites and MEGastars description is found at the bottom of each post and may be helpful if you are new to my food escapades. Having made it to 100 Dishes on Alabama’s 100 Dishes To Eat In Alabama Before You Die, I began a new quest in South Carolina.
*100 Dishes To Eat In South Carolina While Alive or Before You Die, Whichever Comes First.” is my compilation of food to chow down on “Carolina style.” It is my S.C. Food Bucket List and you may follow as I chow down like Ms. Pacman in another gorgeous state that I call home.  I am loosely following Snacks of Jax 2016 46 County Best Restaurant List as a guide. From the Mom and Pop diner to the James Beard Chef, this journey is an opportunity for me to explore my new state and experience pride in food from restaurateurs who are dedicated to local food. From my bucket list, I select stops based on convenience of location and they are in no particular order (but I already have a few favorites.)  http://www.snacksofjax.com
I use a 5 MEGastar rating system. For the most part, I am traveling a distance to try these dishes and generally, the experience gets one shot at how I view the food. I factor this in using my own star system so that I may be fair to the wonderful dishes and people behind them. I’m very easy to please, I can overlook quite a bit and have worked in the foodservice industry.
- *Meh food. Just wasn’t good. Maybe the food came from a can? Or, the place was not one that I would want to send someone to show pride in South Carolina. This has happened to me a few times and is always a difficult write.
- ** Passable – the food was “ok” but the place was not “ok” or vice versa.
- *** Good but not outstanding or unique.
- **** Very tasty food with an above average experience.
- ***** I actually died, went to heaven and came back when I ate the dish. And/Or, something is very unique, something you cannot get anywhere else.
 Snacks of Jax Snacksofjax.com 2016 46 Best County Restaurant List