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Old 10-03-2011, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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After reading reviews on Yelp, that sealed the deal. We bought one, thanks so much for the tip.
I did the same thing, looked for the reviews and found the majority of them were very favorable. Here's the ones on Urban Spoon

The Velo Fellow - Greenville | Urbanspoon
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Old 10-04-2011, 06:30 AM
 
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I've found more great restaurants here than I did when I lived in Miami. Yes, I've found some duds - but for the most part, I've found some great places that have become favorites.

Has anyone been to the Velo Fellow on Augusta? Living Social has a deal for them and over 1200 people have bought in to the deal. The menu looks interesting and the reviews are good. Any one?

https://livingsocial.com/deals/111001?ref=conf-jp&rpi=30554787
Thanks for this.
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Old 10-04-2011, 09:14 PM
 
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Thanks for this.
The Velo isn't considered haute cuisine in Greenville is it? Their menu doesn't sound like anything more special than I'd make at home any day of the week and their prices are really high.

I think with the economy the way it is, restaurants are really going to have to put out products that are truly extraordinary to stay in business. At least they will if they are going to get my money. I'd rather make something special at home following a gourmet recipe from the Food Network for a lot less than I'd pay in a restuarant for a plain unimaginative overpriced meal. This doesn't just apply to Greenville Restaurants. I think it applies across the board to all restaurants nationwide.
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Old 10-04-2011, 10:30 PM
 
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The Velo isn't considered haute cuisine in Greenville is it? Their menu doesn't sound like anything more special than I'd make at home any day of the week and their prices are really high.

I think with the economy the way it is, restaurants are really going to have to put out products that are truly extraordinary to stay in business. At least they will if they are going to get my money. I'd rather make something special at home following a gourmet recipe from the Food Network for a lot less than I'd pay in a restuarant for a plain unimaginative overpriced meal. This doesn't just apply to Greenville Restaurants. I think it applies across the board to all restaurants nationwide.
A. Did you read reviews on yelp and urban spoon?
B. I didn't think the prices were high at all
C. $20 worth of food for $10 is a great deal

Just my $.02
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Old 10-05-2011, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Somewhere, out there in Zone7B
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The Velo isn't considered haute cuisine in Greenville is it? Their menu doesn't sound like anything more special than I'd make at home any day of the week and their prices are really high.

I think with the economy the way it is, restaurants are really going to have to put out products that are truly extraordinary to stay in business. At least they will if they are going to get my money. I'd rather make something special at home following a gourmet recipe from the Food Network for a lot less than I'd pay in a restuarant for a plain unimaginative overpriced meal. This doesn't just apply to Greenville Restaurants. I think it applies across the board to all restaurants nationwide.
Have you eaten there yet?

I'm not in to "haute cuisine" or hoity toity food. Not sure what's behind your post in speaking about haute cusine, gourmet and then mention the economy If you haven't eaten there yet, why bash it? If you have eaten there, please share your experience.

To me, the draw to give this place a try was:

a) Great reviews (for the most part)
b) Interesting menu with things that I knew I would like to try
c) Not overpriced
d) Not a chain restaurant
e) Coupon to try the place

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A. Did you read reviews on yelp and urban spoon?
B. I didn't think the prices were high at all
C. $20 worth of food for $10 is a great deal

Just my $.02
I agree!
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Old 10-05-2011, 07:16 AM
 
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What an odd article. Read it again from a neutral perspective.

I had a feeling it was going to take a road less traveled when it used Asheville as a main geographic reference point.

Sure, it had good things to say about Greenville, but calling Trio, Lemon Grass, Saffron, Pita House and Cantinflas foodie destinations yet failing to even give passing mention to any of the true foodie destination restaurants? Really?

Add in the vegitarian twist to her 'foodie' perspective and you get a very warped view of the Greenville dining scene.

Now, please excuse me whilst I wash the patchouli and hemp smell off my keyboard.

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Old 10-05-2011, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Greenville, SC
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What an odd article. Read it again from a neutral perspective.

I had a feeling it was going to take a road less traveled when it used Asheville as a main geographic reference point.

Sure, it had good things to say about Greenville, but calling Trio, Lemon Grass, Saffron, Pita House and Cantinflas foodie destinations yet failing to even give passing mention to any of the true foodie destination restaurants? Really?

Add in the vegitarian twist to her 'foodie' perspective and you get a very warped view of the Greenville dining scene.

Now, please excuse me whilst I wash the patchouli and hemp smell off my keyboard.
It's not an article really - just a rehashed blog post from a couple of years ago that I am pretty sure was linked here on CD at that time, too.

This blogger's main goal is finding vegan options at restaurants. Apparently she accomplished that at Trio on the day she was here. But I must question anyone's opinion who considers Trio to be "foodie." It's quite bad food, imho.
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Old 10-05-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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I don't consider myself "foodie" but I do appreciate good food. I like quite a few of the downtown Greenville restaraunts, but I would have a hard time saying many of them qualify as "foodie destination" quality. Upscale dining does not necessarily equal foodie. I think some people are genuinely confused about that.
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Old 10-05-2011, 09:11 PM
 
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I don't consider myself "foodie" but I do appreciate good food. I like quite a few of the downtown Greenville restaraunts, but I would have a hard time saying many of them qualify as "foodie destination" quality. Upscale dining does not necessarily equal foodie. I think some people are genuinely confused about that.
Agree 100%, gimme a "hole in the wall" 9 outta 10 times. Pho 99 on Wade Hampton is just that a "hole in the wall" and it's the best Vietnamese food that we've ever had, (and we came here from Los Angeles), and nothing is over $7.
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Old 10-06-2011, 09:30 AM
 
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Agree 100%, gimme a "hole in the wall" 9 outta 10 times. Pho 99 on Wade Hampton is just that a "hole in the wall" and it's the best Vietnamese food that we've ever had, (and we came here from Los Angeles), and nothing is over $7.
I've wanted to stop in there, have not yet tried Vietnamese food. What would you recommend (I'm not picky!)?
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