If the words “Extra mayo, please” resonate with your taste buds, this culinary adventure is tailor-made just for you.
Mayonnaise, the beloved and versatile condiment slathered on sandwiches worldwide, finds a special place in the hearts of Southerners. Greenville, South Carolina, the birthplace of Duke’s Mayo, a brand revered in the South for over a century, has decided to honor this creamy delight in a grand way.
The Mayo Trail
In a brilliant initiative, Greenville’s Eugenia Duke’s Unofficial Mayo Guide to Greenville, launched in collaboration with 20 local restaurants, showcases mayo in their signature dishes. This self-guided trail pays homage to Eugenia Duke, the Mayo Queen, who whipped up the original recipe back in 1917.
A Gastronomic Journey with Mayo
Let’s talk about the Mayo Trail, hitting you with 20 stops of mayo-infused culinary experience. From delectable snacks like Jones Oyster Company’s Smoked Carolina Fish Dip and Bobby’s BQQ’s Tangy Coleslaw to mouth-watering entrées such as The Nose Dive’s Crispy Chicken Sandwich and The Scoundrel’s Dirty Rotten Scoundrel Burger, the trail caters to diverse palates. Don’t miss The Bohemian Cafe’s Jalapeño Pimento Cheese Sandwich, a nod to the irresistible allure of pimento cheese.
However, the Mayo Trail isn’t just about mayo-laden delights. Trail enthusiasts can also explore the four historical landmarks associated with Eugenia Duke’s Mayo legacy. These include the Camp Sevier historical marker, where it all began; the Wyche Pavilion, an old carriage factory turned mayo bottling plant; the Eugenia Duke Bridge; and the Ottaray Tea Room.
Plan Your Mayo Adventure
For a complete list and map of participating restaurants, plan your Mayo Trail adventure by visiting the VisitGreenvilleSC website. Immerse yourself in the Mayo Trail experience and celebrate the rich history and flavors that this unique culinary journey has to offer. Mayo lovers, this one’s for you – get trailin’! 🥪