Written by resident writer, Constantine Ramantanin
The Food of Love
When William Shakespeare wrote “If music be the food of love, play on,” he could have been referring to Meredith and Wade Lindsey.
From Spartanburg, Wade went to Wofford and holds an MBA from Clemson. Meredith went to University of South Carolina. Both graduated from Spartanburg High School but did not meet until a fateful August night in 2013 at R. J. Rockers Brewery. Even though Meredith (née Verticchio) made Wade wait five months before they officially dated, it was not long before the two realized they both held dear family, food, movies, travel, and dogs. Meredith admits she knew there was something special about Wade the night they met.
Wade made a very romantic proposal at the Bell Tower on Morgan Square and the two were married at First Presbyterian Church in 2016. Now they live with their rescue dog Riley in a charming and very personal home just off Woodburn Road. Love of food and entertaining is in their blood – Meredith’s family is Italian and Wade’s family owns the famous Southern eatery, Wade’s. Their antique dining room table is a family heirloom, made by Meredith’s great grandfather.
Both are involved in the community. They love to support the Spartanburg ArtWalk and the Farmer’s Market. Wade is a Manager in the restaurant his grandparents started in 1947. He just took part in Dancing with the Spartanburg Stars, a Cancer Association Benefit. He is also on the board for the Mobile Meal’s Land Cruise.
Meredith is a project manager at A-Line Interactive which was just given the 2017 James B. Thompson Small Business of the Year Award in Spartanburg. She is social chair for Spartanburg Young Professionals and was voted The Spartanburg Young Professional Of The Year at this years ceremony. She is an upcoming co-chair for Tinis and Tapas, a Night at the Oscars which benefits Hope Center for Children, and a volunteer coordinator for Hub City Hog Fest which benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg.
Meredith and Wade Lindsey are a shining example of what makes the Eastside such a special place to live, grow, and be a part of.