Y’all Come Celebrate with Us!


Cafe at Williams Hardware BLT

We are so excited to announce that we are one of three restaurants nationwide to advance in the Neighborhood to Nation™ Recipe Contest from General Mills Foodservice. The 2nd annual contest called on independent family or “neighborhood” restaurants to submit an original recipe in the categories of breakfast, entrée or dessert for the chance to put their local dishes and local “flavor” in the national spotlight.

Our very own Christina Halstead’s recipe for BLT on Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuit w/Red Pepper Jelly (photo above) won the Breakfast Category in the Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest. The tasty sandwich, a twist on a classic BLT sandwich that features pepper jelly pizzazz, has already been a hit among the café’s customers.

Come visit with us as we celebrate this amazing award!

WHEN: Wednesday, June 15 at 3:30 p.m.

WHERE: Right here! Café @ Williams Hardware, 12 South Main Street, Travelers Rest, South Carolina

Christina will join the other two Recipe Contest winners to travel to General Mills’ headquarters in Minneapolis on June 21-22 to find out if she is the Grand Prize winner who will receive $50,000 ($40,000 cash plus $10,000 for a local charity). The First Place Recipe Winner will win $15,000, and the Second Place Recipe Winner will receive $10,000. Celebrity Chef Amanda Freitag Food Network’s “Chopped” and “American Diner Revival” will make the official Grand Prize announcement on June 22nd.

In the meantime, y’all are invited to visit with us on June 15th at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate the award-winning recipe in the Neighborhood to Nation Recipe Contest and wish her well before her trip to Minneapolis.

  • The Café will be presented with a blank check from a General Mills’ representative; the final amount will be announced on June 22.
  • Y’all will be treated to samples of Christina’s winning recipe.

Come and celebrate with us!

3 Responses

  1. Ruth Todd says:

    WooHoo! Congratulations on the win!!!

    • Joyce McCarrell says:

      Thank you, Ruth. So far, it’s just a win in the category. We will find out next week if Christina has won the grand prize.

  2. Joyce and Nancy,
    This is so exciting to read in yesterday’s paper that Christina won the Grand Prize!!! Am so happy for all of you at the Cafe! Congratulations! You’ve got another winner!!
    Sr. Nancy

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