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Stax Billy D’s
ichael Stathakis is delighted by the of Eggs Benedict, including Eggs Brennan named for
response to Stax Billy D’s, the restaurant
he opened in 2010 to bring some of the
the famous New Orleans restaurant.
A new menu combining Billy D’s classics and Stax’s
famous Stax brand of restaurant magic to most popular items over the last 40 years is in the
Spartanburg. works, and Chef ’s Day specials are on the website. 880 South Pine Street
“I love it here,” Stathakis says, whose family Stax Professional Catering division has seen Spartanburg
of restaurateurs own Stax Grill, Stax Original tremendous growth. Events are welcomed at Billy 864.591.2008
Cherrydale, and Stax Original Woodruff Road in D’s as well, with two private rooms available that can
Greenville. “It has been a wonderful journey for me.” combine to serve 80.
To express his appreciation, Stathakis is opening When not busy with the restaurant, Stathakis not Saturday 7am-2pm & 4pm-10pm
his restaurant for breakfast. “We’re providing a only collects vintage guitars, but plays guitar in the Sunday 7am-3pm
breakfast menu that people are accustomed to at Aurora Borealis band, and spends time with his wife
Stax family restaurants – an Omega style with New and two children.
Orleans flair.” Watch for more than a dozen versions
Photograph by: Carri Bass