As anyone who's listened to the Dirty Dancing soundtrack on repeat can tell you, music can make even your eyes hungry, which is why the folks behind Greenville Tavern (setting up in the old Darkroom space) have outfitted the live music venue with a hearty menu that's easy on the eyes and stomach, while also ditching their predecessor's film-friendly red glow and flowing fabric for a brighter, more open look.
Take in opening acts that won't have you disinterestedly checking Tiger Beat's mobile site, like prosciutto 'n shrimp beignets w/ horseradish tomato jam, and soy-chile-glazed tempura pork ribs, or select from seven sliders like ginger 'n cilantro duck with Napa cabbage. From there things take a serious turn with peppercorn-sauced bacon cheddar meatloaf over grits -- oh, what the hell, cheese grits -- and two-fisters like the GT Club, a defiantly Dagwood-esque quad-stacked sandwich with a pork loin/ bacon/ prime rib meat trio, fried egg, cheddar, and gruyere.
Cocktail creations include the Greenville (think a Dark & Stormy with a dose of bourbon and splash of Green River), and two dozen almost entirely crafty taps like Dale's and Little Sumpin' Sumpin', which is the perfect beer to have before trying to
put make a Baby in the corner.