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Table 301 owner and euphoria co-founder Carl Sobocinksi was awarded the Order of the Palmetto during the kickoff of the 2020 euphoria festival Thursday night. Gov. Henry McMaster presented the award.

“Carl laid so much of the groundwork for Greenville’s thriving restaurant scene, which is one of the main reasons we’ve been able to attract such great culinary talent to participate in our festival year after year,” Morgan Allen, executive director of euphoria, said in a statement. “What started as a passion project for Carl has evolved into a highly anticipated four-day festival that shines a spotlight on Greenville’s culinary arts scene with a huge economic impact in Greenville, not to mention raises money to pour back into our community. We are incredibly grateful for Carl’s contributions to help grow euphoria, as well as the long list of independently owned restaurants we are so fortunate to have here in the Upstate.”

The Order of the Palmetto is considered the highest civilian honor in South Carolina and recognizes a person’s extraordinary lifetime service and achievements of national or statewide significance.

euphoria concludes Sept. 20.

Greenville Journal