Sweet Sixteen Results presented by Sports Unlimited
We have reached the point where feelings are going to start getting hurt.
Corner Pocket (1) v. Diamond’s (4)
What if I told you there was an all nude BYOB club in Greenville 20 years ago? What if I told you that it is now a church?
Diamond’s cannot overcome the occulsion.
Result: Corner Pocket advances.
Fiddler (2) v. Handlebar (3)
Whoa. Like UCLA v. Kentucky this is an early bracket matchup for two favorites. Both of these night time spots thrived in unusual locations. One of them hosted Robert Earl Keen and many other talented musicians. The other hosted buzzed twenty somethings singing the songs of Robert Earl Keen and many other talented musicians. I speak of course of the Fiddler’s late night karaoke. Reid's go to was East Bound and Down, which led to his original blog West Bound and Down.
The Fid was a private club and this a bracket for the people.
Result: Handlebar advances.
Hot Dog King (1) v. Gourmet Pizza (4)
Gourmet Pizza was a throwback place that would not look especially close at your brown bag back before the city allowed restaurant alcohol sales on Sunday. And the thin crust pizza was a welcome change to the local options. They survived two separate Augusta Road moves but by the end they were fighting the influx of other options with a space that was too big - great for swim teams and not so great for staying in business.
Result: Hot Dog King advances.
Campbell’s Pharmacy (2) v. Charlie T’s (3)
Campbell’s Pharmacy was an institution, a blue blood, chalk. Charlie T’s brought wings to Greenville. This is Duke v. South Carolina all over again.
Result: Charlie T’s advances.
Charlie’s Steakhouse (1) v. John Paul’s Armadillo Oil Company (4)
Possibly a minority position, but a baked potato in tinfoil just isn’t that good.
Result: John Paul’s advances.
Vince Perone’s (3) v. Deveraux’s (15)
A little too expensive, a little too fru fru. Table 301 celebrates the end of its run in this bracket.
Result: Vince Perone’s advances.
Capri’s (1) v. McGuffey’s (5)
Capri’s was fun until the microwave and Stouffer’s met. If you still desire a manicotti, lasagna and ravioli combo plate drive to Capri’s of Easley because Capri’s of this bracket is out. If you make the drive, plan to wait if you arrive between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m. Arrive at 7:00, the restaurant is all yours.
Result: McGuffey’s advances.
Gene’s (2) v. Garcia’s (6)
You know the place you go with your kids where you can let them feast on unlimited baskets of chips while you drink pitchers of margaritas? Garcia‘s was that place. The only difference is you did the above in the bar area while you had to wait an hour for your table on a Friday night. The fajitas always come out hot, but eventually the sizzle always dies, just as Garcia's in this bracket.
Result: Gene’s advances.