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Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher

Hendrick’s Grand Garnisher briefly stopped in Greenville in front of Grill Marks while travelling from Atlanta to Charleston on its trip around the United States.

It can best be described as the world’s largest, most inefficient cucumber slicing machine. Anyone was welcome to try it out by getting a Hendricks Gin drink from the bar at Grill Marks, then they could take the drink out to the Grand Garnisher where it would slice some cucumbers into the drink

Falls Park on the Reedy, Greenville, South Carolina

Downtown Greenville’s surprisingly slick urban core is centered around Falls Park on the Reedy, one of the most scenic and well-designed urban green spaces in the country.


Greenville (pop. 68,000+) is located in the "Upstate" region of South Carolina. Here, Falls Park, which hugs the Reedy River, is a scenic parkland paradise of large waterfalls, scattered boulders, and manicured green spaces situated at the heart of a thriving central business district offering diverse restaurants, interesting shops, and luxurious hotels. A striking pedestrian bridge, a children’s downtown scavenger hunt for hidden bronze mice, and lots of shade trees also add to Downtown Greenville’s allure. Despite its relatively small city population, Greenville has a metro population of almost 900,000. (population data from Wikipedia)

Fallen Soldier Memorial

Photo by Mike Nice

This memorial by US army veteran Aaron Kahn to fallen soldiers is on display at Mauldin’s restaurant. The elements have meaning:

  • The white candle, representing the light of hope.
  • The rose represents the families who love and keep faith with the men and women who serve.
  • The yellow ribbon represents loyalty in waiting for those who are serving away from home, while a red ribbon symbolizes the memory of and search for those missing in action.
  • The upside down wine glass represents the fact that the fallen comrade will not be able to participate in the toasts at this event.
  • The lemon wedge on the bread plate represents the bitter loss of life of the fallen soldier.
  • The salt over the lemon and bread plate represents the tears shed for the soldier who is missed.
  • The empty chair at the table in front of the place setting is to represent the missing comrade.

P.S. Mauldin’s restaurant will be closed today and Monday, but will be open on Sunday from 11:00-3:00.