One of Columbia’s Best Happy Hours!

Hang with friends after a hard day at work or to get a great night started... and enjoy Quaker Steak & Lube's great Happy Hour specials - 3pm - 7pm Monday - Friday. Check out the $3 specialty cocktails! During Happy Hour and also during Late Night (9pm - close) enjoy your choice of Bar … Continue reading One of Columbia’s Best Happy Hours!

Domaine Pétroni, Vin de Corse Blanc 2016

I like my wine easy. I haven't acquired a taste for dry wines yet, and I don't care for wines that are so sweet that you might as well be drinking Kool-Aid. I like something that tastes wonderful and I could easily drink the whole bottle, no prob. My new friend and wine-mentor, Rocky Menge, … Continue reading Domaine Pétroni, Vin de Corse Blanc 2016

Celebration Surf & Turf Special at Ruth’s Chris

Celebrating? Birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day? Now through Valentine's Day (Feb 14), Ruth's Chris Steak House is offering its guests a Surf and Turf special... a delectable sizzling filet mignon steak and twin cold water lobster tails! Choose from 3 size filets, perfect for any appetite! This special offer goes through Valentine's Day! Prefer a ribeye … Continue reading Celebration Surf & Turf Special at Ruth’s Chris

Rioz’ Valentines Day Special!

Valentine's Day is the one day when we all say "I Love You" in a special way. Make your honey feel really loved by treating him/her to dinner at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse in Harbison! If you've never been... well, you and your guest will be thrilled at their 36-item gourmet salad bar, their 16 meats … Continue reading Rioz’ Valentines Day Special!

Valentine’s Day :: French Macarons

This Valentine's Day, come home with something your sweetheart will LOVE. A gift box of French macarons from Crepes & Croissants is extra special! Crepes & Croissants will box up a beautiful sampling of macarons! Macarons are known for their signature smooth shiny crisp top, chewy inside texture, those ruffly edges called “feet”, and the … Continue reading Valentine’s Day :: French Macarons

O’Hara’s Live Music :: January 2019

Live Music in the Pub If ya care fer a wee bit o' music with your pandy and gargle ("food and drink" fer ya' immigrants), then gives these mates a listen. And while yer at it, order somethin'! They ain't singin' fer free! 1/10 Carroll Brown 1/12 Billy King 1/17 If Birds Could Fly 1/19 … Continue reading O’Hara’s Live Music :: January 2019

929 Kitchen & Bar, with Emphasis on the Bar.

929 Kitchen & Bar opened last February (2018) with a bang and has been banging ever since. This super cool, friendly hangout in the Vista pairs trendy and traditional Korean foods with industrial-vibe decor and lots of smiling faces. Walk in on any given night and you'll see the talkative happy crowd that's gathered there. … Continue reading 929 Kitchen & Bar, with Emphasis on the Bar.

Caterer Extraordinaire :: Crepes and Croissants

Crepes and Croissants | 803-462-4779 Are you in charge of ordering the catering for company functions? For church get-togethers? For reunions? Want to make your event REALLY memorable? It's the food, my friend, that they'll remember. And maybe one sentence of your boss's speech. May I recommend my friend Laurent, owner and chef at Crepes … Continue reading Caterer Extraordinaire :: Crepes and Croissants

Happy Hour :: Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

 "Therefore, my lords, omit no happy hour/That may give furtherance to our expedition..."  William Shakespeare Okay, lords and ladies, lest we lose out on our expedition, we MUST hurry ourselves to Happy Hour! And where better, my dearies, than Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe - where mixing adult beverages and heavenly sweets is their specialty! New happy … Continue reading Happy Hour :: Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe

Rioz’ January 2019 Special!

Looking for another reason to visit Rioz Brazilian Steak House, aside from its amazing 36 item gourmet salad bar, its 16 cuts of delicious grilled meats (all you can eat!) served tableside, and a fantastic staff who make it their business that you're one happy camper... here ya go! Just $24.95 on Mondays in January!

January 2019 Food & Drink Events

Thursday January 10 - Sunday January 20 The week the world awaits is here! Restaurant Week in the Midlands of South Carolina, where diners are treated to great food at awesome pricing! Here are some of our faves: Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe :: Buy one signature dessert, get one half off! Includes Red Velvet Cake, Mountain of Chocolate … Continue reading January 2019 Food & Drink Events

M Kitchen :: Beyond Special

Looking for a high-quality Asian dining experience? Well-crafted, authentic dishes await you at M Kitchen, a beautiful, upscale dining space located just north of Columbiana Centre Mall on Columbiana Drive. Relax in comfort at M Kitchen in Harbison A member of the M Group (Miyo's, M Vista), this stunning Harbison restaurant is spacious, clean and … Continue reading M Kitchen :: Beyond Special

2 for $22 at Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q

For a limited time only (through February 2019) you can get some awesome Q for very little $. Any 2 dinners ($11.99 or less) for $22 and get 2 banana puddings as well. Just $22. Dine -in only. Here are some combinations we like the sound of: A Smoked Turkey Platter with Brunswick Stew and … Continue reading 2 for $22 at Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q

Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse :: $24.95 Mondays in January!

Kick off the first month of 2019 with some delicious meals! Join us every Monday evening in January for a $24.95 dinner buffet! We open at 5pm every Monday. Visit the Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse website here. **Not to be combined with any other offer or promotion. Does not include tax, gratuity, beverages, or dessert. Reservations … Continue reading Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse :: $24.95 Mondays in January!

Quaker Steak & Lube :: January Treats

Welcome in the new year with a visit to Quaker Steak & Lube for a treat you'll love. Introducing a new flavor of wings... And wash that down with... Located at 2154 South Beltline Blvd. Columbia | Phone: 803-908-4905 Hours: Sunday: 10am - 10pmMonday - Thursday: 10am - 11pmFriday & Saturday: 10am - 12am

Kaminsky’s Opens at 4

Due to popular demand, Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe will open at 4pm, Monday through Friday, beginning December 17th! Customers requested the earlier open time so they can come in right after work and get some goodies to take home.  Enjoy the finest bakery items like cakes, pies and cupcakes!  Or after an exhausting day, recharge with … Continue reading Kaminsky’s Opens at 4

Fresh & Fun :: Miyo’s on Forest Drive

How long has it been since you visited this Forest Acres institution? I'm guessing it was about 20 years ago for me, until yesterday. Wow! You're gonna love it! I hope when you visit you get to meet the new General Manager, Coty. This guy exudes Southern hospitality and charm... he'll make you feel right … Continue reading Fresh & Fun :: Miyo’s on Forest Drive

Sake :: Why You Should Try It!

Today I have a new alcoholic beverage on my radar - sake (pronounced sah-kay). All I knew about sake before yesterday was that it is a drink popular in Japan and made from rice. Today, thanks to Michelle Wang of the M Gourmet Group (Miyo's, M Kitchen, M Vista) and a bit of research, I … Continue reading Sake :: Why You Should Try It!

East Bay Deli Coming to Irmo

Exciting news, folks! Everyone's favorite New York style deli will soon be opening in Irmo! This will be the Charleston-based third Columbia location, following successes in downtown Columbia at 1426 Main Street on the first floor of The Hub, and in West Columbia at 108 Sunset Court across from Lexington Medical Center. 7688 Broad River … Continue reading East Bay Deli Coming to Irmo

Little Pigs Barbecue

When a friend of mine told me that her dad relocated to a Northeast Columbia neighborhood from Texas so that he could live near Little Pigs Barbecue, I wasn't surprised. Little Pigs Barbecue is one of those places you'd expect to see on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network.  Owned by Champ McGee, … Continue reading Little Pigs Barbecue

Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q Daily Specials

Smoked for hours. Served in minutes. That's what Willie Jewell's promises and delivers. Have you tried this amazing little barbecue joint in Lexington off Sunset Boulevard (378) near I-20. It's definitely worth a drive and you'll love the deep smoked flavor these folks deliver no matter the meat.  And here are some daily specials you'll … Continue reading Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q Daily Specials

Tombo Grille for the Holidays

Looking for a lovely dinner on Christmas Eve? Tombo Grille in Forest Acres will be open with a special menu from 5pm - 9pm. Since 2002, Tombo Grille has blossomed into a tried-and-true hotspot for incredible food, new-favorite wines, high-gravity beers and desserts too good to be missed. Make your reservations here. New Year's Eve planning? Tombo … Continue reading Tombo Grille for the Holidays

Hall’s Chophouse Now Open

Halls Chophouse Columbia OPEN DECEMBER 17, 2018 Halls Chophouse opens Monday, December 17, in downtown Columbia (in The Oak Table's former location).  This family-owned restaurant is part of a successful group out of Charleston. Considered one of the top restaurants in Charleston by many, it's exciting to see an established steakhouse like Halls open a … Continue reading Hall’s Chophouse Now Open

Columbia Craft :: Brewery Tours!

The brewers at Columbia Craft Brewing Company are going to begin offering tours of their facility in December! They'll give them on Thursdays and Saturdays at a nominal  $10 per person, and that includes a glass of beer! So let them explain the brewing process, show you through, answer your questions and then Wa-La! Drink … Continue reading Columbia Craft :: Brewery Tours!

Holiday Hours at Ruth’s Chris

Open for the Holidays! - Ruth’s Chris Steak House is the perfect place to eat, drink and be merry this holiday season. Whether you are looking to indulge in a winter feast with bone-in steaks and seafood selections from their award-winning dinner menu, cheers with friends or co-workers during their daily happy hour or host a … Continue reading Holiday Hours at Ruth’s Chris

Seasonal Menu Now at Ruth’s Chris

Celebrate the best flavors of the season with our newest Seasonal Classics menu at Ruth's Chris Steak House inside the beautiful Hilton hotel in the Vista.  Featuring exciting seasonally inspired dishes – such as Roasted Butternut Squash Soup, Blackened Coconut Snapper and Sweet Potato Fritters –  as well as Ruth’s Chris favorites, we invite you … Continue reading Seasonal Menu Now at Ruth’s Chris

O’Hara’s Public House is Best New Restaurant of 2018!

Readers of The State Newspaper have awarded the Best New Restaurant accolade to downtown Lexington's Irish pub, O'Hara's Public House. Haven't tried this place yet? Let me give you 5 reasons you should plan on it, even if you have to drive across town... it's WELL worth it. Reason #1 :: The Place. You feel … Continue reading O’Hara’s Public House is Best New Restaurant of 2018!

Thursdays are Date Night at Tombo!

Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Dr, Ste 6 | 803.782.9665 Your perfect date night starts at Tombo Grille in Forest Acres where, on Thursdays, you'll get a delicious three-course dinner for two, for just $49! That includes your choice of one small bite to share, two entrees, and one dessert to share from the regular menu, … Continue reading Thursdays are Date Night at Tombo!

Wines for the Holidays

Turkey Day Vino Guest post by Rocky "The Wine Guy" Menge, of Palmetto Wine Sellers Friends, we are now at that time of year where holiday mayhem begins. That time of year where mental and physical exhaustion does battle with the fun of being with family and friends. Even though Christmas commercials started playing on TV … Continue reading Wines for the Holidays

Comfort Food for Chilly Days

  Ruth's Chris Steak House 924-A Senate Street | 803.212.6666  A gorgeous sizzling filet presented in all its glory is a true warmer-upper!  And enjoy Ruth's Chris' new Fall Seasonal Prix Fixe Classics Menu! Featuring exciting seasonally inspired dishes as well as Ruth’s Chris favorites. An elegant, heavenly four-course dinner is yours - a Starter, … Continue reading Comfort Food for Chilly Days

New! Sour Ales from Columbia Craft

Columbia Craft Brewing Company 520 Greene Street | 803-799-6027 Now pouring! Columbia Craft Brewing Company has two new fantastic sour ales for you to choose from! The first is Stuck in Port, a 5.1% ABV sour ale with peach and coconut notes. With cold temperatures outside, you'll definitely appreciate this new brew's warm island flavors! … Continue reading New! Sour Ales from Columbia Craft

Groceries to Your Doorstep

More and more grocery stores in the Midlands are making convenient delivery services available to local customers. Check out what each has to offer!: Walmart To order, visit Walmart.com/grocery and place your grocery order. Walmart's personal shoppers will then pick up your items and deliver, according to your preferred time. Publix Just shop at Publix Super … Continue reading Groceries to Your Doorstep

New Chick-fil-A Delivery Service

Newsflash! Chick-fil-A has announced that they will partner with DoorDash restaurant delivery service, so now you can get your Original Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Fries, Nuggets and more brought to you! That's not all; Chick-fil-A and DoorDash will be giving away up to 200,000 free sandwiches (one per customer in participating cities) now through November 20, … Continue reading New Chick-fil-A Delivery Service

Lunch at Carolina Western Pub

Carolina Western Pub 920 Lady Street Street | 803.401.5379  Carolina Western Pub is bringing the Vista a little bit of country and a whole lot of BBQ! Open every day beginning at 11am, the Pub serves up a full lunch menu, offering up everything from Pork Skins & Queso to Homemade Chili to House-Smoked Ribs … Continue reading Lunch at Carolina Western Pub

Miyo’s’ Sushi Lovers Club

Miyo’s | M Kitchen | M Vista Visit any Miyo’s, M Vista or M Kitchen and get $10 off any bottle of wine with the purchase of 2 entrees! Voted Best Chinese Restaurant by readers of The State Newspaper and Best Asian Restaurant by readers of Free-Times, everyone loves the delicious dishes created by the … Continue reading Miyo’s’ Sushi Lovers Club

You Have to Try This Place: Carolina Western Pub

Carolina Western Pub 920 Lady Street | 803-401-5379 You're going to need your cowboy boots! The Carolina Western Pub is bringing the Vista a little bit of country and a lot of BBQ! Here, great food, drinks, live music, and line dancing are all on the menu. Whether you want to see live music performances, or perform yourself … Continue reading You Have to Try This Place: Carolina Western Pub

You Have to Try This Place: Palmetto Wine Sellers

Palmetto Wine Sellers 2218 Devine Street | 803.714.3320 Gardener Media recently attended a wine tasting at Palmetto Wine Sellers on Devine Street. Palmetto Wine Sellers provides the Midlands with a unique, modern, and more personal way to buy wine. Rocky "The Wine Guy" Menge is the establishment’s founder. He'll act as your own personal sommelier, by consulting with … Continue reading You Have to Try This Place: Palmetto Wine Sellers

New! Columbia Craft Brewing Company

Columbia Craft Brewing Company is an independent locally owned brewery in downtown Columbia.  If you haven't gotten a chance to visit this place since it opened last year, you have been missing out... if you like craft beer, you will LOVE Columbia Craft. Their brew master is so creative, he has brewed almost 50 different … Continue reading New! Columbia Craft Brewing Company

Fall Menus: O’Hara’s & Quaker Steak & Lube

O'Hara's Public House 131 E. Main Street, Lexington | 803.785.4025 O'Hara's is a traditional Irish pub where locals gather for hearty food, sports, music and good cheer in a warm, genial atmosphere! While O'Hara's' menu includes a large selection of everything from awesome wings to custom beef blended burgers, the arrival of cooler temperatures makes it a … Continue reading Fall Menus: O’Hara’s & Quaker Steak & Lube

Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q

There's a new barbeque joint in town, folks, and it's got what it takes to compete for the South Carolina barbeque lover's business! Introducing Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q, a fresh taste from Jacksonville, Florida. Barbeque enthusiasts who have traveled to Florida may have eaten at a Willie Jewell's as there are a number of … Continue reading Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q

Dinner at your Doorstep

Whether you're a busy parent or student, sometimes it seems there's not enough time in the day to get it all done! The Midlands now has several services available to help you get dinner on the table, with delivery from some of your favorite Columbia restaurants: Uber Eats Uber Eats Crepes & Croissants, Pitas, Five … Continue reading Dinner at your Doorstep

SIN at CWP

Carolina Western Pub 920 Lady Street | 803.401.5379   At Carolina Western Pub, located in the Vista, great food, drinks, live music, and line dancing are all on the menu! On Mondays, all military, first responders and service industry get 50% off EVERYTHING! CWP's menu includes your favorite starters, along with House-Smoked Ribs, Brisket, Chicken and Pulled Pork, Hand-Battered … Continue reading SIN at CWP

Funnel Cake Sundaes

Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Three Columbia Locations! 457 Killian Rd | 10611 Broad River Rd | 2879 Sunset Blvd | freddysusa.com Don't worry if you can't make it over to the SC State Fair this month, Freddy's has the Funnel Cakes you're craving! What's even better than a Funnel Cake? A Funnel Cake Sundae, made … Continue reading Funnel Cake Sundaes

Mondays at Tombo

Mondays at Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Drive | 803-782-9665 Monday nights at Tombo are for burgers, beer and live music! Just $10 gets you one of Tombo’s amazing house-ground C.A.B. burgers, fries and a beer, along with local live music. Don’t miss out on this fun weekly tradition at Tombo! Located in the heart of Forest Acres. Reservations recommended. Call 803-772-9665 … Continue reading Mondays at Tombo

O’Hara’s for Lunch

O'Hara's Public House 131 E. Main Street, Lexington | 803.785.4025 | oharas-public-house.com O'Hara's Public House is an authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Lexington that serves classic Irish fare and American comfort food, as well as rotating lunch specials. Everyday, their chef creates an incredible dish that will have you … Continue reading O’Hara’s for Lunch

Zinfandel Reserve

From Rocky, The Wine Guy (Palmetto Wine Sellers) For the longest time I believed the last wine I would every offer to my clients is a big alcohol fueled jammy red Zinfandel. I have long felt these wines were the antithesis of what a good wine should taste like. Yesterday, I was proven wrong when I … Continue reading Zinfandel Reserve

Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1 can of pumpkin 2 eggs 1/3 cup canola oil or olive oil 2 apples - peeled then diced 1 cup walnuts For streusel topping: 1 tbsp cold butter 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed … Continue reading Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping

Seasonal Red Wines

Palmetto Wine Sellers Palmetto Wine Sellers on Devine Street is not your typical wine store; they don’t have a large retail space or lots of inventory. Instead, they search various outlets for wines that are unique and not commonly available, then offer them to you through tastings and on their website. PWS' Head Wine Guy, … Continue reading Seasonal Red Wines