Free Banana Pudding | Willie Jewell’s Lexington

Purchase any food items that total $7.99 or more, and receive a FREE Banana Pudding! Simply mention the offer to the cashier when you pay, or if you've paid online, mention it when you come in to pick up your order!  Offer good Sunday through Thursday!  One free pudding per customer.  Menu here.

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. East Bay Deli's … 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

Wine Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Palmetto Wine Sellers is offering special two-bottle and three-bottle holiday wine boxes starting at $38.00 for a two bottle box and $58.00 for a three bottle box.  These wine boxes are the perfect gift for the wine-lover. Hand selected by Columbia's wine expert  - Rocky the Wine Guy - these bottles will impress even the most discerning … Continue reading Wine Gift Boxes for the Holidays

Coming Soon

Halls Chophouse Columbia OPENING DECEMBER 2018 Halls Chophouse opens this month 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 location in … Continue reading Coming Soon

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!

Food Lover Events: December

Steel Hands Brewing :: Grand Opening Saturday December 1, 2018 Since they broke ground in March, the folks at Steel Hands Brewing have been pursuing the dream of a Grand Opening, and this Saturday is it! Besides locally brewed craft beer and a one-of-a-kind destination, the party will feature live entertainment with Prettier than Matt … Continue reading Food Lover Events: December

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!

Holiday Sweets from Kaminsky’s

Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe Let Kaminsky's take care of your holiday baking needs! Kaminsky's "most excellent" desserts are prepared fresh each day by their talented pastry chefs. You can order 10" pies in Cherry, Apple, Mixed Berry, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato Holiday Bundt Cakes in Pumpkin, Cinnamon Roll and Pound Cake Holiday Cheesecakes in Pumpkin, Peppermint … Continue reading Holiday Sweets from Kaminsky’s

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

Deals on Meals

Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Drive Columbia | 803.782.9665 Tombo Grille is THE local hot spot in Forest Acres! Tombo Grille offers what they like to call creative comfort food - all your favorites, with an interesting twist! On Mondays, you can enjoy a delicious, house ground C.A.B. burger, a beverage from their great selection of craft beers, and … Continue reading Deals on Meals

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

Newsflash!

M Gourmet Group Introduces Sushi Lovers Club! Do you and your soul mate love to treat yourselves to the elegance of a night of Sushi? Sushi is perfect for date nights... it's a sexy food... there's something kind of dangerous and sensual about taking in the cool subtle taste of raw fish ... and it's … Continue reading Newsflash!

Restaurant Holiday Gift Cards

M Group Gift Cards :: Give Fresh & Healthy Thinking about what dining gift card might be most appreciated? Do you have friends or family who like Miyo's, or M Vista or M Kitchen? (who doesn't?) No matter where they live or work, there is one of these very special Asian eateries nearby. Purchase $100 … Continue reading Restaurant Holiday Gift Cards

New to the Menu

Quaker Steak & Lube 2154 South Beltline Blvd. Stop by Quaker Steak & Lube for their new October featured sauce and beverages! Enjoy their award-winning wings with the limited edition Budweiser Brewmaster's Premium Classic sauce! It's an authentic, Kansas City-style BBQ sauce, made with a unique blend of spices, Budweiser beer and a kiss of … Continue reading New to the Menu

Cheers

Bierkeller at the Riverfront Tuesday, October 2 The Tuesday series at the Riverfront continues! Join Bierkeller from 5 - 9pm for Kölsch, Kellerbier, and Festbier. This event is at Riverfront Park, across the pedestrian bridge at 312 Laurel St. It's kid- and dog-friendly, and you're encouraged to bring out your favorite mug or glass -- although … Continue reading Cheers

Coming Soon

Meet the Designer: The Hendrix Experience Tuesday, October 9 | Columbia Museum of Art At Columbia Design League’s Meet the Designer: The Hendrix Experience, take a look at Columbia’s next dining hotspot and rooftop bar, Hendrix, at 1649 Main Street. Get the scoop on the restaurant’s thoughtful design — a perfect balance of historic preservation … Continue reading Coming Soon

Deals on Meals

Miyo's | M Kitchen | M Vista Now - December 20, 2018 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 … Continue reading Deals on Meals

Two Winners from the Santa Lucia Highlands of California

by Rocky Menge    September 18, 2018   I recently had the pleasure of tasting 7 wines from Morgan Vineyards in California. The vineyard is located in the Santa Lucia Highlands. Close to Monterey and the Pacific, Morgan is the highest altitude vineyard in California. This gives these wines an intense flavor with well balanced acidity. … Continue reading Two Winners from the Santa Lucia Highlands of California

Ripe for the Picking

Fall's bounty is here! Get farm fresh produce or pick your own at the following South Carolina destinations. Learn more by clicking on farm/orchard's name: Apples Windy Hill Orchard and Cider Mill | Pick Your Own 1860 Black Highway, York, SC | 803.684.0690 Bryson’s Apple Orchard | You Pick or They Pick 1011 Chattooga Ridge Rd., Mountain … Continue reading Ripe for the Picking

Let Freddy’s Help Your Organization!

Let Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers host a Give Back or Spirit Night for your organization! These fundraising events can be held any night or day of the week, and Freddy's gives back 15% of its sales! Freddy's is home to premium Steakburgers, cooked to order and pressed thin to create deliciously crisp edges. They have … Continue reading Let Freddy’s Help Your Organization!

Date Night at Tombo Grille

Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Dr, Ste 6 | 803.782.9665 You and your sweet one's perfect evening begins at Tombo in Forest Acres where, every Thursday, you can get a delicious three-course dinner for two, for just $49! Not just any dinner - Tombo is known for its innovative comfort food, fabulous collection of wine and … Continue reading Date Night at Tombo Grille

Brunch Re-imagined: Kraken Gastropub

The meal was brunch, and the cuisine was inventive. We tried a bit of everything, from sangria to lattes, red velvet waffles to croque monsieur. Everything was cooked well, and plated with a professional hand by New York native Chef Bridgette Wilson.

Game Day Game Changers

Little Pigs Barbecue 4927 Alpine Road | 803.788.8238 With September comes football, with football comes tailgating, and with tailgating comes BBQ and wings! This season, enjoy the best of both when you order your gameday feast from Little Pigs Barbecue and WG's Wings. Little Pigs' Take-Out options include BBQ sandwiches and Meat-and-Threes from their famous buffet. … Continue reading Game Day Game Changers

Coming Soon

Palmano's Pizzeria & Restaurant 4350 Augusta Rd., Lexington | www.facebook.com/LexingtonPizza Palmano's Pizzeria & Restaurant will open in front of KJ's Market on Highway 1, just down from The Barnyard Flea Market in Lexington. With an opening date TBA, they are currently renovating the building. Palmano's will serve pizza, pasta, salads, subs and more, and will offer delivery, … Continue reading Coming Soon

Openings

Willie Jewell's Old School Bar-B-Q 105 Saluda Pointe Court, Lexington | 803.490.2862 Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q just opened in August, and Lexington 'Q lovers couldn't be happier! Willie Jewell’s brings their classic and creative "smoked for hours, served in minutes" dishes to the Midlands, seven days a week, from 11am - 9pm. Everything at Willie Jewell’s … Continue reading Openings