Three years ago, my friend Nicole Livengood cooked up a food-centered event for Greenville. It’s the Small Plate Crawl and it gives diners the ability to sample tastings from numerous restaurants in just a couple of days. I hope you’ll participate because it’s quite clever and fun. It’s easy to play along and only requires a few clicks of your mouse and you’re off and running. Please understand that you’ll be served tastings that will hopefully entice you into returning to your favorite restaurant and spending real money. The restaurant business is very unforgiving and unless you’re Chick Fil A, profit margins are usually in the single digits. So get out there and enjoy the crawl then make your plans to return and enjoy a full meal.
Here’s her official press release:
During this delicious three day event, crawlers travel from restaurant to restaurant sampling the best of Greenville’s and Travelers Rest’s culinary scene. Many of Greenville County’s best restaurants are offering special Small Plate menus, priced $4 to $10, showing off their Chef’s talent and restaurant cuisine.
No ticket is needed. Just print a Passport at GreenvilleSmallPlateCrawl.com/Passport and plan your path using the interactive map via the website. A Passport isn’t required, but is a reference for participating restaurants and times. Crawlers scan QR Codes with their smartphone at each stop for automatic entry into prize drawings based on the number of restaurants visited during the three day event. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates from all Crawl restaurants, gift certificates to local shops, and a Grand Prize of an overnight stay at Hyatt Regency Greenville with $100 towards dinner at Roost. Winners will be contacted by email. Crawlers may also take selfies with their Passports tagging #greenvillecrawl for a chance to earn prizes.
Restaurants participate during lunch, dinner, or both, as indicated on the Passport (http://greenvillesmallplatecrawl.com/passport/) and the Restaurants page on GreenvilleSmallPlateCrawl.com (http://greenvillesmallplatecrawl.com/restaurants/ ).
Groups and sharing are encouraged during the crawl. This is a rain-or-shine event. Small plates taste great no matter what the weather!