There’s a whole new beehive in town, and it’s quite the colony – with two hotels and one buzz-worthy restaurant, Oak and Honey. Just a couple of blocks off Main Street at the corner of Spring and Washington, the restaurant is located at street level in the building housing the Residence Inn and Springhill Suites. What better way to give the visitors in our fair city a little taste of what Greenville has to offer?
Traditional with a twist…
The “new American cuisine” at Oak & Honey is decidedly fresh and local. Sourcing as much as possible from as close as possible is the name of their game. From the house-made honey bourbon beef jerky with roasted South Carolina peanuts to the charcuterie with local cheeses, the menu offerings give a hearty nod to area farms, hives and distilleries.
And the “bites” aren’t the only items on the menu to get the local treatment…the craft cocktails get their own unique twist! We invite you to feel the sting!
Honey I’ll Be Home Late…
The name alone deserves accolades in our not-so-humble opinion! It just makes you smile…just sayin. And when you order your second round, you’ll smile even brighter! Absolut Elyx vodka, Aperol and lemon bring a tart element while the ginger honey and peach bitters lend a tangy aspect to this drink. Together they create the ideal adult sippy cup of a concoction. Presented in a honey bear glass, this is the ultimate comfort cocktail, no matter how old you are!
Oak & Smoke…
In keeping with the establishment, this beverage is defined by its name. With its oakiness and smokiness, this one sips like a very sophisticated, grown-up drink. Wild Turkey Rare Breed, Angostura Amaro, and lemon maple bitters are the key characters, but a generous slice of orange peel hits the nose before the tongue, making it very clear that even a small part can make a big impact. Sipping and savoring is the mood for this one.
Party of 2…4…6…8… – or 20…
Super-convenient to the Main Street foot traffic, Oak & Honey is the perfect spot to duck in for a quick drink and a bite. But there’s more! Because they are in the building with hotels, they have quite a bit of event space and can cater to a crowd. Big birthday dinners…they can do that. Weddings or rehearsal dinners…check. Bar or bat mitzvahs…you bet! Perhaps we just made your planning a smidge easier!
What…you might ask…do the iconic red-bottom shoes have to do with this cocktailin’ experience? These folks are brilliantly in touch with a generous portion of the female persuasion and their (er…our) attraction to “the shoe”. At each visit, patrons are invited to put their name in the bowl for a monthly drawing for a pair of Christian Louboutins. The pair of the month is proudly on display so that we can keep our eyes on the prize. Again…brilliant!
Welcome to the land of Oak & Honey!
Oak & Honey . 200 East Washington Street . Greenville . 864-720-2900 www.oakandhoneygvl.com
Angi Einstein and Alex Ryan . http://www.therarebelle.com