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We took a quick little trip up to Travelers Rest for this month’s TALK Greenville magazine cocktailin’ excursionand hit the jackpot at Hare & Field!  Not only did we come away with four new favorite cocktails created by Tara, the resident liquid master; we pretty much ate our way through the menu as well…thanks to sweet Melissa (“directory of culinary creations”)!  Chris & Katie Williamson began their culinary adventures in TR with Farmhouse Tacos, but they quickly realized the need for something more…somewhere to “get a good, hot pretzel and a beer”.  Well, they hit the nail on the head – and beyond – with this little gem of a gastro-pub!


What’s in a name…

You might wonder where such a name might have originated…we asked the question and got the answer!  The “hare” is a nod to the Swamp Rabbit Trail which happens to run right past their front door.  The “field” refers to the abundance of fields supplying the local and “gamey” fare found on the menu…from fresh produce to duck, rabbit, quail, and more!  Clever!

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“The Last Word”…

They’ve picked the perfect name for this cocktail as it really raises the bar – enough said. Served in a stemmed glass with a slice of dried lime, it’s a beautiful sight. A bit of egg white adds a touch of frothiness and an element of viscosity. A bit of salt to counteract the sweetness and some pepper to spice things up a bit create the perfect balance. The chartreuse adds a lovely complexity (it contains 130 herbs after all) really making this the umami of cocktails.

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The “Barrel-Aged Sazerac”…

This full-bodied libation will have you feeling autumn in every way. It’s the perfect sipping drink, simple and straightforward with an orange peel garnish. The flavor of the absinthe shines through, and even the color reminds of a beautiful fall day.  So make a game-time decision and order this drink…it’s a sure winner!  BTW…did you know the Sazerac is alleged to be the oldest known cocktail?  Classic!

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“The Salty Pumpkin”…

Move over Starbucks with your pumpkin spice latte…it’s time to get a boozy version, and Hare and Field is just the spot to place your order. This beverage features Six and Twenty Carolina Cream, vodka, Paradox coffee, and salted caramel…and is topped off with a chocolate cigarette (no nicotine here!). It would even make the perfect dessert drink. So lighten up and liquor up!

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all hot & twisted…

We couldn’t NOT talk about the pretzels!!  Katie and Chris wanted a place to get a good pretzel, so they created it…and searched high and low until they found the perfect Bavarian pretzel to fit the bill.  Beautifully browned on the outside and heavenly on the inside – with just the right amount of salt – these twisted little beauties come with a side of house-made beer cheese and the best mustard ever!  Forget your carb restrictions just this once…they are worth it!

Open for lunch and dinner Tuesday – Saturday and for Sunday brunch, you have lots of opportunities to pay H&F a visit.  Take a bike ride out to TR on the Swamp Rabbit Trail for a day visit…or drive out for a less “active” experience for an evening out.

Hare and Field . 327 South Main Street . Travelers Rest . hareandfieldkitchen.com