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Was just walking back from Monsoon and saw a coming soon sign at the International Bijou for 'Sabor a Mexico". Underneath it said mexican food, but I don't know if it is a restaurant or a market. Either way, it is good to see a tenant coming to that property. Hopefully more will follow.

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Wow a mexican food place downtown would be the jackpot for me. I love that stuff. And downtown.

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I took this picture the other day. I think its pretty self explanatory, but its still exciting to me:

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Its in the Bijou Market, which I did not realize was an arcade-style structure. It goes waaay back, and the spot to to right of Sabor is for lease.

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if anyone loves a good hot dog then go to Holmes Lunch.. I still remember going there as a kid with my grandpa.. Great place to eat!

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Welcome to the forum Spur06. Holmes is a great place for lunch. I have the same memories.

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Yes, welcome to the forum Spur! Where exactly is Holmes lunch?

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Best Italian was Stefano's, hands down

Are you kidding me... I'm italian and i thought that Stephanos was pretty average and overpriced... The two italian restaurants that I think are KILLER are:

Renatos... A bit high end... but worth the money

Dantes... The dude in there is typically drunk... The place looks like a dump from the outside... BUT... I've NEVER had a bad meal there...

Now... for my forte... I grew up in Sunny Cali... I KNOW good Mexican food. Hands DOWN... there is NOTHING in Spartanburg in the league of Mexico Lindo! Some of my favorites there:

Carne Asada Tacos

Grouper Diabla (ohhhhh)

Mahi Mahi Tacos

Anything Mariscos

Blue Corn Nachos are AWESOME!

Blue Corn Enchiladas... I had them for the first time this past week...

Moster Burrito or Fajita Burrito

However, I think my absolute favorite might me this new thing they are doing with pineapple. It is Steak, Chicken, Mexican Sausage, and I think Shrimp on top of pineapple with all the rest of the mexican tastes... If you have not tried this... better get there quick... This is just on the menu until pineapple season goes away... SOON.

Man... I've gotta go... I'm so HUNGRY!!! :D

Ahhh... almost forgot...

I'm not sure of the location... But... Olive Garden IS Definitley coming... I got an email looking for construction bids!!!

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Olive Garden is going to be at Ezell and Westgate Mall Dr (where that church used to be). Behind it is a cemetary... its right near Golden Corral.

Welcome to the forum Wolvie !

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Holmes Lunch aka Holmes Hotdogs is just up from Westgate Mall in Arcadia. It's been around for years and years and years. The original owner's daughter and son-in-law now operate it, I believe.

I had lunch there about three years ago and, to be candid with you, wasn't all that impressed. Ike's Corner Grill is much better for this sort of fare. That said, throngs of working men and women eat lunch at Holmes every day That alone tells you something!

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In today's Spartanburg Herald-Journal, Jason's Deli will soon open in the old Rock-Ola location on W.O. Ezell Blvd.

Also, Chiefs Wings is opening this week in the old Billy D's West locaton on John B. White Blvd.

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Great news! I was gettin worried about the old Rock-ola site :)

Now to fill up the old Home Depot

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Souper Salad is also a favorite of mine

Hickory Tavern isnt to bad either

Anyone tried the Carolina Cafe? Its right behind downtown Chesnee where the old Petes use to be.. Not a bad place to eat. I believe the gentleman that owns it, ran JJR's in Spartanburg.. Very good prices on steaks.

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A new restaurant called the Copper River Grill is comgin to Spartanburg soon.... no word on a location though.

http://www.copperrivergrill.com/locations.php

This restaurant chain was started by the guy who started Fatz, both of which are from Spartanburg.

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The story isn't online yet, but the HJ is reporting that Olive Garden sealed the rumored deal to build on the Friendship Baptist church site on Ezell blvd. right beside Golden Corral. it will have 7,400 sq. ft and seat 247. It will be in their new "Tuscan Farm House" design. Construction is set to begin in August with a late winter '07 opening.

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The story isn't online yet, but the HJ is reporting that Olive Garden sealed the rumored deal to build on the Friendship Baptist church site on Ezell blvd. right beside Golden Corral. it will have 7,400 sq. ft and seat 247. It will be in their new "Tuscan Farm House" design. Construction is set to begin in August with a late winter '07 opening.

Here you go: http://www.goupstate.com/apps/pbcs.dll/art.../607060401/1026

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Sweet. Generica here we come! ;)

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We really need a Smokey Bones now.

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While the new Olive Garden is exciting, lets not forget about Pranza, our newest italian restaurant. The Journal had an article about them last week. The owner also owns the Hub City Grille. In it the owner mentions plans for a westside locaiton, and a new upscale location downtown. He also mentioned what the new cultural center will bring to the area.... my guess is that he will create the new upscale restaurant near the CAC.

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Too bad that Pranza is really not that good, now Renato's now that is good local Italian! I love to support local, be geez gotta have good food and service.

While the new Olive Garden is exciting, lets not forget about Pranza, our newest italian restaurant. The Journal had an article about them last week. The owner also owns the Hub City Grille. In it the owner mentions plans for a westside locaiton, and a new upscale location downtown. He also mentioned what the new cultural center will bring to the area.... my guess is that he will create the new upscale restaurant near the CAC.

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Interesting. I've not had a chance to go myself. You're the first person I've had tell me that it wasn't that good.

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Interesting. I've not had a chance to go myself. You're the first person I've had tell me that it wasn't that good.

Let me be the second, I'm afraid. We've gone there twice with people from out of town and were disappointed by the service and quality of food. Who knows, maybe it's gotten better, but it was very underwhelming.

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A hidden jewel in Spartanburg is the Hickory Tavern on Fernwood Road. Good bar scene, excellent service, good food.

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Let me be the second, I'm afraid. We've gone there twice with people from out of town and were disappointed by the service and quality of food. Who knows, maybe it's gotten better, but it was very underwhelming.

Welcome to the forum Renazai!

It sucks that people are not liking this place. Its weird becuase Hub City Grill is pretty tastey. I guess italian is not this guy's fort

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