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suse Jan 2, 2010 07:18 PM

So I'm here in Greenville for a while staying with my parents who live off Boiling Springs Rd. in Greer. I got out on my own for a bit today and decided to stop for a quick lunch and randomly went to Monterey Mexican near that crazy a$$ road Whole Foods is on. Anyway, worst lunch of my life - literally couldn't eat it and I'm really not that much of a food snob. I had originally wanted to try out the hot dog place on Pelham, but it was closed. Soooo....in order to avoid other such disasters, I would love to have some tips on where to grab a bite on this side of town. I like all kinds of foods. I've been to the Pho place near Heywood Mall which boasts "no MSG" and it was fine but not really worth a trip back. They try to make up for the lack of msg with more salt. It's really not bad, but I'd probably prefer the dash of msg instead. I'm open to just about anything I can't make at home.

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    Chocolate Toe Jan 3, 2010 03:51 PM

    Adams Bistro on Pelham Road is great, so is Corporate Deli nearby

    1. JB BANNISTER Jan 3, 2010 07:33 PM

      TWO CHEF 2 GO is close. You will never go wrong with them. At Pelham an Hwy14.

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      Two Chefs To Go
      8590 Pelham Rd Ste 29, Greenville, SC 29615

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        suse Jan 4, 2010 05:56 AM

        Thanks, ya'll. Does anyone know of anything less sandwich-y maybe some ethnic food?

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          danna Jan 4, 2010 06:32 AM

          Doc Chey, regional pan-asian chain next door to WF. Pizza at WF.

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            buckeye.mary Jan 4, 2010 08:00 AM

            I just heard a nasty rumor that Doc Chey's closed last week. Supposedly, they're only keeping the original location in Atlanta and the one in Asheville. And no one answered the phone when I just called. I hope they're not gone for good!

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              danna Jan 4, 2010 08:04 AM

              i stopped by there on Dec 28 and the sign on the door said "closed for improvements" (something to that effect) and re-opening on the 4th (I think...or maybe it said 14th)

              That would totally suck if they give it up. g'ville has so few choices. My cousin and I wound up at PF Chang (selected after Doc Chey was closed by her 11 year old) and it was dismal.

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            ap65065 Jan 4, 2010 10:22 AM

            Ethnic:

            Bangkok Thai Cuisine (Pelham Road, near now closed Peak Fitness) is very good.
            Saffron Indian Cuisine (Near intersection of Woodruff/Garlington/Miller Rds) best indian in town
            Pita House (Pleasantburg) great lebanese, inexpensive, cash only.

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              buckeye.mary Jan 5, 2010 04:48 AM

              Saigon Fast Food on Pleasantburg Dr. for Vietnamese - I could really go for a giant bowl of their pho with this cold snap we're having.

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                danna Jan 5, 2010 07:58 AM

                I second that one, and also the Pho place on Wade Hampton (hwy 29) near Bob Jones...I'm not positive about the name...might be Pho 2000 or something like that.

                Although I suppose we are now a bit far afield for the OP.

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                  suse Jan 6, 2010 01:50 PM

                  Just got back from a late lunch at Pho 99 on Wade Hampton. It was excellent. Thank you so much for the recommendation.

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              suse Jan 7, 2010 04:59 AM

              I met a guy at Pho 99 who told me of a Mexican place across the street from the Brunswick Bowl on Wade Hampton Blvd, where the menu is in Spanish only and where they apparently serve a nice mole in the evenings. Has anyone tried this place?

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                buckeye.mary Jan 7, 2010 08:22 AM

                I think that's Las Meras Tortas' 2nd location. (Their other one is on White Horse Rd.) I've only eaten there for lunch, but it's really great. Probably the best Mexican food you can get around here. Now I'll have to see if the White Horse Rd. location serves dinner too!

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                  danna Jan 7, 2010 11:38 AM

                  I don't know where Brunswick Bowl is, but if that's las Mersas Tortas, then I think it's pretty good. But there are English translations to everything there.

                  Ditto Mary on best Mex food around.

                  Suse, i'm thrilled you like my Pho rec. What did you order? I've been meaning to branch out and get something besides pho.

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                    McPhee Jan 7, 2010 01:00 PM

                    They have mole sauce? I must have missed that, but the food is very good.

                    BTW, Danna, apparantly Doc Chey's is closed for good.

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                      danna Jan 7, 2010 01:11 PM

                      no, and that makes me think suse may be speaking of somewhere else.

                      Doc Chey: seriously? eff.

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                        buckeye.mary Jan 8, 2010 04:29 AM

                        That's a bummer. I loved their massaman curry. And Lemongrass's won't cut it - they put pineapple in theirs. I always think I'm biting into a potato and then get an unpleasant surprise.

                        Any good substitutes for the kind of menu Doc Chey's had?

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                      suse Jan 7, 2010 06:12 PM

                      I got the pho tai, which is a major comfort food for me. THe other stuff looked really good, but it's hard for me to order anything but pho. My dad and brother went there today, had the same and brought me home some fresh spring rolls, which were delicious, too. They loved it, too. Thanks, again.

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