There was a time in your life when you couldn’t end the night without a stroll down Lower Greenville. But then times changed and the area around Ross grew sketchy. And just when we were about to count the place out entirely, it became cool again… maybe even cooler.
Here, three reasons to revisit Lower Greenville (excluding a trip to Trader Joe’s):
Mudsmith This casual restaurant boasts the prettiest lattes in the city as well as a triple-cheese melt that oozes Havarti, Gruyère and goat cheese. Stop by after 9 p.m. for reverse happy hour ($4.50 pints of craft beer) before you head out for the evening. 2114 Greenville Ave.
Truck Yard This kitschy watering hole half a block off Greenville offers a funky approach to bar food and beer garden: Food trucks like Easy Slider and Cajun Tailgators rotate daily and pull up into the backyard. The live music and trailer-park decor doesn’t hurt, either. 5624 Sears St.
HG Sply Co. For healthier fare, hit up this restaurant that offers dishes like the Gathered Bowl (quinoa pilaf, parsnips and brussels sprouts) and the 80/20 Burger (a patty mixed with Texas grass-fed and Wagyu ground beef and topped with bacon jam). 2008 Greenville Ave.