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On the Menu, March 1, 2017

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On the Menu provides the latest news from the Upstate’s culinary community, including new restaurants, new menu items and upcoming events, as well as details about local chefs. Submissions should be sent to

Tacos n' Tequila Fiesta slated for April

Greenville’s High Spirits Events, a division of High Spirits Hospitality, announced it is hosting Tacos n’ Tequila Fiesta presented by Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila. The food and drink event is scheduled for Sunday, April 9 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Old Cigar Warehouse in downtown Greenville.

According to a news release, local bartenders and chefs will go head-to-head and create custom cocktails and tacos in the Bartender Battle and Chef’s Taco Challenge. Local judges will vote on the best taco, the best sidekick (side dish or dessert), and the best cocktail using Lunazul 100% Agave Tequila. The event will also feature a costume contest, nacho game zone, live music and more.

“Greenville has a dynamic food scene, and it is one that is evolving rapidly,” said Tammy Johnson, High Spirits Events’ CEO, in the release. “We believe that Tacos n’ Tequila will become one of the region’s must-go events.”

Tickets for the event go on sale on Wednesday, March 1 and can be purchased at VIP tickets are $55 each and include 10 tequila tasting tokens at the event and early admission at 3 p.m., while the general tickets are $40 in advance and $50 day off and include eight tequila tasting tokens and a 4 p.m. admission.

All attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have ID on them to enter the event. In addition to the drink tickets, there will be cash bars on site. Restaurants and bars that want to submit their recipes for the competition can register online.


Tucanos Brazilian Grill announces new general manager

Tucanos Brazilian Grill announces John Ramm as the general manager in the recently opened Magnolia Point restaurant

According to a news release, Ramm brings 35 years of restaurant industry experience to the Tucanos leadership team, and will play a key role in implementing and upholding Tucanos Credo, ensuring the genuine care and gratification of every guest through outstanding service and exceptional food.

“I could not be more thrilled to be part of the Tucanos team here in Greenville. We are dedicated to providing an incredible dining experience for all of our guests and I look forward to the exciting things we have planned moving forward,” said Ramm, in the release. “My immediate goal at Tucanos is to ensure that the restaurant is a significant part of Greenville - one that the community will be proud of.”

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