Panera Bread Opens in Blythewood

Now open on Roberts Branch Parkway (Killians Crossing) near I-77! Interesting facts about Panera Bread:: Did you know that Panera Bread is 100% clean? That means no artificial preservatives, sweeteners, flavors and no colors from artificial sources. Panera is on a journey to ensure the highest possible animal welfare standards. They believe in raising, serving … Continue reading Panera Bread Opens in Blythewood

Valentine’s Day at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Share the love with the fun folks at Swamp Cabbage this Valentine's Day! Enjoy freshly-brewed beer along with a four-course dinner you both will love! Special menu offerings for vegetarians! 1ST COURSE: CURED SALMON WAFFLE, PARSLEY AIOLI, CHOPPED SHALLOTS, CAPERS, EGG MIMOSA, LEMONY CELERIAC (VEGETARIAN: SAME) 2ND COURSE: FETA OREGANO QUICHE, GREEK STYLE CABBAGE SALAD … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Valentine’s Day at Miyo’s :: Dinner & a Movie

One of the big issues on Valentine's Day is finding a place with plenty of parking, taking reservations and serving delicious foods in a romantic atmosphere. You'll find all that at Miyo's Harbison... and located steps from the Regal Columbiana Grande movie theater. Spicy Savory Beef... a customer favorite! Snuggle up in one of Miyo's … Continue reading Valentine’s Day at Miyo’s :: Dinner & a Movie

Valentine’s Day Weekend at Tombo Grille

Tombo Grille... where food is delicious, edible art! Looking for some place different to take your sweetie-pie? In the heart of Forest Acres lies Tombo Grille, THE neighborhood restaurant in Forest Acres. They are well-known for their flair for creative comfort food without the drive downtown. Since 2002, Tombo Grille has blossomed into a tried-and-true … Continue reading Valentine’s Day Weekend at Tombo Grille

Free Slice of Cake at East Bay Deli on Valentine’s Day!

Bring your date to East Bay Deli for a Free Slice of Cake with the purchase of two sandwiches and two fountain drinks on Valentine's Day | Feb. 14, 2019 - Dine in only. Junior's Cakes are absolutely amazing! Treat yourself and your loved one to lunch or dinner at East Bay Deli (now 3 … Continue reading Free Slice of Cake at East Bay Deli on Valentine’s Day!

$8.99 Lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube

Hungry? The Quaker Steak & Lube $8.99 lunch menu comes with endless french fries, chips or broccoli! You won't go away without filling your tank to the max! Lunch is Monday - Friday 11am - 4pm! Check out this amazing menu... burgers galore, pulled pork, wing salad and gyro sandwich! Visit their website here. Not … Continue reading $8.99 Lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube

February 2018 Food & Drink Events!

Hendrix | Grand Opening Thursday Feb. 7 Hendrix has finally opened! For all of us who have been interested in trying this newest Main Street culinary destination, the wait is over. They are now operating during regular hours, and are celebrating on Thursday Feb. 7th with their Grand Opening (during First Thursday on Main). Stay … Continue reading February 2018 Food & Drink Events!

Featured Region: Maipo Valley, Chile

Shared by Rocky Menge, The Wine Guy | Palmetto Wine Sellers Chile is not the first country that comes to mind when you think of quality wine. It’s not even the first one you think of in this hemisphere. All of this is understandable. Even though wine has been produced for centuries in Chile, for most … Continue reading Featured Region: Maipo Valley, Chile

Willie Jewell’s Catering :: Old School Bar-B-Q with Old Fashioned Service

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q offers its world class barbecue, sides and desserts – served with the warm, gracious hospitality of South Carolina – to your next company lunch meeting, your upcoming church dinner, your neighborhood block party.... wherever and whenever you need outstanding food partnered with outstanding service. Willie Jewell's dedicated team brings the … Continue reading Willie Jewell’s Catering :: Old School Bar-B-Q with Old Fashioned Service

Beautiful Bundt Cakes for Your Valentine

Nothing Bundt Cakes New to Columbia, Nothing Bundt Cakes delivers on its promise, to create a cake that not only reminds you of home, but also opens you to a new world. Each recipe only uses the finest ingredients; real eggs, butter and cream cheese, all to bring you Bundt Cake perfection. Your valentine will … Continue reading Beautiful Bundt Cakes for Your Valentine

Governor Announces 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster recently named the 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. Each year, chefs from across South Carolina are nominated to serve as the state’s culinary ambassadors and the governor, this year, chose five to participate – in honor of the 5th year of the program. The 2019 SC Chef Ambassadors include: Chef Jessica … Continue reading Governor Announces 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors

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

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

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

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 Now Open in Irmo

Exciting news, folks! Everyone's favorite New York style deli is now open in Irmo! This is 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 Rd, Suite … Continue reading East Bay Deli Now Open in 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

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