Upstate Foodie Fest Updates!

I recently posted some suggestions on eating healthy at the Upstate Foodie Fest. (See post here.) I sent an email to each of the restaurants that offered to substitute healthy desserts (like a cup of sorbet or fresh fruit) to thank them and let them know about the blog. Here are some of the responses I got back:

From The Lazy Goat (part of Table 301 restaurant group):

“Hi there – …We always offer a bowl of fresh mixed berries as a dessert option and will substitute that on the foodie fest menu too. …Thank you.” ~Aimee Maher, General Manager, The Lazy Goat (Aimee is making sure her staff knows this, as when I first called, the lady I spoke with had said no substitutions were allowed. So, go to Lazy Goat and enjoy some fresh berries as part of the 3 for $30 Foodie Fest menu!)

From Table 301:

“Good morning Melissa, My name is Rodney Freidank.  I am the corporate chef for all Table 301 Restaurants.  I wanted to take moment to thank you for sharing your blog post with us this morning.  We really appreciate the time you took to let folks know of our willingness to accommodate their dietary needs during Foodie Fest.  In fact, at ALL Table 301 restaurants, we strive to give ALL of our customers a dining experience that exceeds their expectations in every way. …Please feel free to contact me at any time for information regarding the menu or food in any of our restaurants.  Of course, you should always feel free to contact the restaurants directly as well.  Another great resource for you is Gina Boulware…who is our director of Marketing. She is wonderful at getting the message out regarding what our restaurant group is about, etc. Again, thank you for including the Table 301 restaurants and I am sorry for
the inconvenience of having to change your blog post! Have a wonderful day.” ~Chef Rodney Freidank, Corporate Chef, Table 301, Greenville, SC, www.table301.com

From City Range:

“Melissa, Thanks for your interest and I enjoyed your blog. In lieu of having detailed nutritional info on our entire menu, which is our goal to have soon one day, our chef’s and staff will be over accommodating to any guest request or substitution. It is truly about hospitality here. Also, cooking methods can be changed and most items are made ala minute so ingredients can be altered to appease the guest’s wishes. We are also proud of our children’s menu with healthier choices on it like salmon, salad, vegetable and cucumber side options. Keep up the good work on your blog. Thank you.” ~Cory Wilk, Co-ownwer City Range Steak House

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