Upstate Munchies: Winter Issue

Burg’s Kitchen is a local food review produced by Dev Patel (12) and Lars Harris (12). Every restaurant we visit will be evaluated on the following criteria: presentation, taste, and the likeliness of returning.  This issue Dev and Lars went to Trio – A Brick Oven Café in downtown Greenville, South Carolina.

We visited Trio on a Wednesday night at around 7:30 pm and were directed to a table within 15 minutes and were served our food relatively fast. The environment of the restaurant was illuminated by hanging string lights and decorated with vibrant paintings and colors.

Environment: 9/10


We ordered a variety of cuisine at Trio. Two appetizers stood out to us, and we were excited to test them out.  These starters consisted of Bruschetta and Sundried Tomato Feta Dip. The presentation of the Bruschetta was well arranged with the fresh ingredients of tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil that all matched one another well to compliment the crispy baguette. The Sundried Tomato Feta Dip consisted of a dip of Sundried tomato puree and feta cheese topped off with basil and a garlic pizza on the side. Additionally, we found out that the Sundried Tomato Feta Dip is not a vegetarian appetizer option, however the restaurant still has plenty of other options.

Bruschetta Price: $10.00

Sundried Tomato Feta Dip Price: $12.00

Dev’s Opinion:

Presentation: 4.5/5

Taste 4.5/5

Lars’s Opinion:

Presentation: 4.8/5

Taste 5/5


For the entrée, Lars had the Roasted Chicken pizza that consisted of basil, pesto, mozzarella, rotisserie spiced chicken sun dried tomatoes and mushrooms. The pizza was excellent the nutty garlicy flavor of the basil pesto combined with the well spiced chicken brought this pizza onto my top five pizzas of all time. The mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes exaggerated the flavor and was the final touch. Lars also had the wood fired wings which were marinated and drenched in sweet and spicy BBQ sauce. The tang of the BQQ along with the fiery spice only added onto the joyful experience in my mouth.

Dev got the Vegetarian Lasagna. The lasagna was filled with spinach, squash, zucchini, eggplant, mushrooms, tomatoes, onions, ricotta, feta, & marinara sauce in between the layers and served with a crostini. The filling was flavorful and didn’t have an overwhelming taste of one ingredient. Additionally, the crostini paired well with the dish to pick up any leftover sauce from the lasagna. Overall, he found his entrée satisfying, considering the proportions of the meal to be well worth the price of the food.

Vegetarian Lasagna Price: $16.00

Roasted Chicken Pizza Price: $15.00

Wood Fired Wings Price: $16.00

Dev’s & Lars’s Opinions

Presentation: 4.7/5

Taste: 5/5

Final Thoughts

We both decided to place Trio on our list of “definitely returning” to the restaurant because the restaurants have done small things that make the overall visit more enjoyable. In conclusion, we think the prices at Delaney’s are consistent and would be in the mid-price range ($$). Overall, on our Dev & Lars scale, Trio’s receives a 4.8 out of 5.