Midtown’s new treat, a “Wonderland” newsroom and markets galore: weekly dish

Donut Shops Open While Farmers Markets and Mad Hatters Come to You This Week: Weekly Dish


Midtown Greenville’s new treat, Parlor Donuts, opened May 5.

Franchisees Van and Beverly Cline opened the doors after nearly two years of waiting. The Indiana-based chain has gained traction over the past five years since opening in 2019. Parlor has locations across the United States.

For those who really have a sweet tooth, the donut shop offers a wide variety of delights in the form of layered donuts – more similar to a pastry or cronut than a traditional yeast donut.

Parlor donuts
Parlor donuts
With a wide range of flavors and toppings, the bliss of Parlor Donuts can be felt by everyone. Photo provided by Parlor Donuts

Some flavors include bourbon caramel, maple pecan, and lemonade.

Parlor Donuts is located at 1901 Laurens Road. It is open six days a week: Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Last year, The Press Room in downtown Greenville unveiled its pop-up après-ski lounge. This week the venue brought a bit of madness to Camperdown in Cheshire’s Hideaway.

Located on the second floor of the AC Hotel Greenville by Marriott, the press room is currently themed “Alice in Wonderland,” with cocktails and bites inspired by the classic novel. There are also tasty treats and cocktails like a teatime sandwich, tangy strawberry gazpacho and wings.

The newsroom is located at 315 S. Main St., below Juniper.

Absolem le Sage, an aptly named cocktail made with blanco tequila with curaçao, grapefruit soda and passion tea syrup, is served in a glass shaped like a smoked mushroom before being strained. Photo by Tiare-Leiana Solis

Off With Their Head is a reposado-based cocktail with strawberry-tarragon syrup and orange juice. The cocktail is placed in a flamingo glass evoking the hateful mistress of birds, the Queen of Hearts. Photo by Tiare-Leiana Solis


South Carolina Chef Ambassador Mike Sibert will partner with local nonprofit Mill Village Ministries for a chef-prepared dinner paired with wine.

The dinner is called “It Takes a Village,” and proceeds will benefit the nonprofit. Guests can enjoy Southern Culture Kitchen & Bar as the venue for the philanthropic dinner.

It will take place on May 19 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at


Finally, the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the TD Greenville Saturday Market is back!

The market will be held every Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon on Main Street in Greenville. The market will continue until October 26. More than 70 farmers and processors will be present, as well as food vendors.

Downtown Greenville isn’t your only destination for upstate’s seasonal farmers’ markets. Other choices include:

A former TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville.
A former TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. A former TD Saturday Market in downtown Greenville. Photo provided by the City of Greenville