So, I was a little tired Saturday night, but I told a co-worker last week that I would swing by his bar, The Pretty Pearl, in Mauldin, SC.
The Pretty Pearl, is located on Main Street/Laurens Road, in Mauldin, South Carolina. It is a small lounge, complete with a bar, DJ, kitchen serving late night favorites such as chicken fingers and wings. There seemed to be a mixed crowd of older and younger African Americans, homosexual and heterosexual.
Saturday night, The Pretty Pearl was celebrating its anniversary and the launch of Ciroc Ameretto, Ciroc’s newest flavor. It was so nice to hang out with some of my coworkers. I was not up for much drinking, as I had done so much the night before. Captain Seahorse was suppose to come but did not make it. I still had a great time, going to have to check things out on a normal night.
Rare Steakhouse on the Piazza is located just off of Main Street in the center downtown Greenville at Piazza Bergamo. The restaurant used to be a very popular bar, The Gathering Spot, but was closed and turned into this steakhouse. The isn’t quite what I expected, very nice hardwood floors, grey walls and these lights that look like the belong in a cave or construction site. The brunch menu boast of items such as vanilla yogurt parfait and New England clam chowder as starters to twist on breakfast favorites such as waffles and pancakes as entrees along with a burger and country fried steak. Of course no southern brunch would be complete without shrimp and grits added to the menu and $3 mimosas.
Before the waitress brought our food out, she came over and said, “I was just checking to see if you need anymore scones.” My dad replied, “Stones?” Seeing that he had not eaten his, it was a bit ironic he called them stones and they were as hard as they were. This is when I found out they were not biscuits, maybe its that they weren’t in a triangular shape or maybe I’m just a bit ignorant for not have eaten scones before. In any case, I just told her no thank you. Our food came out not too long after. My seafood omelet was just ok-nothing to write home about at all. The fruit was good and the grits weren’t my favorite. Smooth Jim said his steak and eggs were pretty good. He didn’t touch his fries, not sure why.
I don’t think this meal would have been worth it, had it not been for the Livingsocial deal I had.