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‘Runway Café’ gears up for Food Network

The hit Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible” will be filmed at two upstate restaurants this month. One of the selected restaurants is the Runway Café in Greenville, located at the Greenville downtown airport. The Runway Café has been in business since 2010, and co-owner Lem Winestett said he was thrilled to see the show come to his restaurant because he didn’t know what to expect. “They add Chef Robert’s touch to the menu. I think they see we have a unique restaurant with the playground and the airport, and it’s a little gem of a place that could use a bit of tweaking. glow.” before just before the COVID-19 pandemic to let them know they were in the running to be on the show. However, Winestett said they had never heard of. Earlier this year, Winestett said he “got a call letting him know the Food Network was interested in presenting Runway Café on October 26 and 27. “As a small, family-friendly place, we don’t always have the pockets deep to make meaningful change,” Winestett said. we’ve had our ups and downs. Labor has been a big issue for us. It’s been difficult for us to come out of the pandemic to open hours we want.” Winestett said he’s excited for the next chapter of Runway Café. , South Carolina, October 22-23.

The hit Food Network show “Restaurant: Impossible” will be filmed at two upstate restaurants this month.

One of the featured restaurants is Runway Café in Greenville, located at the downtown Greenville airport.

Runway Café has been in business since 2010 and co-owner Lem Winestett said he was thrilled to see the show come to his restaurant because he didn’t know what to expect.

“Everyone who saw the show kind of took a fresh look at the restaurant,” Winestett said. “They add Chef Robert’s touch to the menu. I think they see we have a unique restaurant with the playground and the airport, and it’s a little gem of a place that could do with a little sparkle.”

Winestett said the show first contacted them just before the COVID-19 pandemic to let them know they were in the running to be on the show. However, Winestett said they never heard back.

Earlier this year, Winestett said he received a call that the Food Network was interested in presenting Runway Café on October 26-27.

“As a small family place, we don’t always have the deep pockets to make meaningful changes,” Winestett said. “Like any other small business, we’ve had our ups and downs. Labor has been a big issue for us. It’s been difficult for us after the pandemic to open the hours we want.”

Winestett said he was excited for the next chapter of Runway Café.

Prior to that, the show announced earlier this week that it will be at Big Cliffs BBQ in Central, SC on October 22-23.

Richard Dement

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