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Parsley & Mint Mediterranean Eatery – photo by Nathan Gray for TALK

Our TALK Greenville drinkin’ adventure this month took us into a Mediterranean oasis just off of Main Street, out of the hustle and bustle of the popular Camperdown/Main intersection where Liberty Bridge and Falls Park traffic converge with the ever-present stream of city strollers. Parsley and Mint Mediterranean Eatery is a bright, happy, full-service spot with flavorful, fresh, healthy, locally-sourced offerings – and a surprisingly-impressive adult beverage selection…a virtual magnet for these gals!

full-service with a smile…

Parsley & Mint is new to the downtown dining scene and is a winning addition to the full-service lunch, brunch and dinner options. While some might know and remember this particular location as a casual, line-service, “to-go” lunch spot, Parsley & Mint is much, much more! As noted, this particular location is full table service – in contrast to their “fast-casual” Furman outlet. The menu covers everything from small plates, soups, salads, sandwiches, and “bowls” at lunch to options like lamb kofta, airline chicken, and scallops on the dinner menu. Based on our sampling…we will be recruiting followers!

While the food is “all that”, Rion, the resident cocktail-master, enticed us with a few of his impressive creations…

The Maeday…photo by Nathan Gray for TALK

The Maeday

This beautiful beverage pays homage to the cocktail curator’s daughter…pretty in pink with a slightly mischievous side! This fruity, smooth beauty in a coupe delivers a hint of mischief with the Tito’s vodka, a spike of energy from the lemon juice, and a smidge of sweetness from the house-made raspberry-thyme syrup. Try the Maeday any day! It’ll do you right!

The Amethyst – photo by Nathan Gray for TALK


True to its name, this lavender-colored concoction is easy on the eye. Gin, St Germaine, bitters and lime juice are topped with ginger beer to make a true delight of a drink. Even the reluctant gin-drinker will appreciate this cocktail as it is more herbaceous than medicinal – thanks to the creativity of the resident cocktail connoisseur. This drink is really more precious than the stone, so give it a chance, you’ll be hooked! # purplepotion

The Dead Man’s Handle – photo by Nathan Gray for TALK

Dead Man’s Handle…

“Intoxicating”, “complex” and “umami” are the words that come to mind on this twist on an old classic. A potion anchored with tequila is supported by orgeat for a touch of elegance and Aperol for a touch of bitterness, then a bit of intrigue is delivered by the layering of harissa spices – the perfect finishing touch in our opinion. A cocktail for the ages, we think this one will stand the test of time! #backtothefuture

Photo by Nathan Gray for TALK

Bottomless brunch…

Get your mind out of the gutter…of course you have to wear pants!! Brunch is bottomless in a much less scandalous way on Saturday and Sunday at Parsley & Mint with non-stop menu items and non-top mimosas (several flavors) with a 2 hour limit, “ya drunks” 😉 Work your way through the menu and see how far you can get…they tell us many have tried, but few have made it all the way to completion!

Somethin’ special…

Open for lunch Monday – Friday and dinner Wednesday – Saturday, with brunch on Saturday and brunch on Sunday, there is plenty of time to fit in a visit to this hot-spot. But take a hint from the pros… Wednesday is a great night to give Parsley & Mint a shot because it happens to be half-price wine night! Rion has paid close attention to the wine list, ensuring some crowd-pleasing options and a great selection of half bottles for the lightweights

Try to snag an outdoor table one balmy evening or enjoy the indoor dining options (tables, bar, window seats…) soon. You won’t be sorry! Call or visit RESY to book your experience now!

Parsley and Mint Mediterranean Eatery . 600 S Main Street, Unit 101 . Greenville . (864)412-8199

By: Alex Burgamy and Angi Einstein – http://www.therarebelle.com