Food Lover Events: July 2017

Food Lover Events

Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market

Saturday, July 1 | 8:30 – 11am | 100 Clark Street, Chapin

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Visit the monthly Chapin Downtown Farmer’s Market as we welcome local growers, artisans, bakers, crafts people and others to create a community-friendly atmosphere to promote, support and encourage local production while educating citizens on the benefits of eating local, fresh produce, dairy and meats. We also support our local artists, the Certified SC Grown program and activities that encourage an active community environment. The July 1 market will feature The Justin Pepper Foundation as the Non-Profit of the Month, Palmetto Party Faces, musician Shelby Raye-Solo, Chapin Yoga Center with a health & wellness demo and much more! More here.

Swamp Cabbage: Pups and Pints

Sunday, July 2 | 2 – 5pm | Swamp Cabbage Brewery (921 Brookwood Drive)

swamp pupEvery first Sunday of the month, bring your cute furry, canine family member(s) and join us for a pint or three! Donate an item or two on the Humane Society’s Wish List and get a $1 off your pints. More here.

Ride the Columbia Brew Bus

brew busThe Columbia Brew Bus is the best way to tour and taste Columbia’s craft breweries and distilleries! Enjoy their Wine & Spirits Tour or their Columbia Brew Tour…or both! 🙂

Wine & Spirits Tour: Every other Saturday from 2:30pm – 6pm! Current tour stops include Copper Horse Distilling, Crouch Distilling and The Vino Garage. Tour begins at Bourbon, located at 1214 Main St. You’ll get at least 3 different craft spirit samples at distilleries and a curated tasting of at least four different wine samples at Vino Garage.

Columbia Brew Tour: This ride includes a brewery led tasting session and facility tour at Conquest Brewing, River Rat Brewery and Swamp Cabbage Brewing. Tours begin at Liberty Taproom located at 828 Gervais St. Enjoy at least 16 oz. of beer samples at each stop, a Q&A with brewery staff, a facility tour led by a brewery staff member, and a chance to buy brewery merchandise. This is a 21 and over tour.

Little Pigs BBQ

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All-American BBQ for the 4th of July? Yes, please!

Lexington County Peach Festival | Gilbert Community Park

Tuesday, July 4 | 9am – 11pm | Gilbert Community Park, Rikard Circle, Gilbert, SCian-baldwin-27931

Grab your friends and family and head to the Gilbert Community Park in Lexington for the 59th Annual Lexington County Peach Festival! From 9am – 11pm enjoy Peach Recipe Contest, Car Show, Live Entertainment, Peach Parade, Lunch in the Park, and fireworks! More here.

Latin Night at RiozLatin Night | Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse

Friday, July 7 | Rioz, 410 Columbiana Drive | 803.708.3151 

Join Rioz for Latin Night every Friday, beginning on July 7 (through July 28th)! Includes free salsa lessons from 10:30 – 11:30pm! No cover charge. Party ends at 2am. More here.

Craft and Draft Turning three

Craft And Draft Is Turning Three!

Saturday, July 8 | 12 – 7pm | 2706 Devine St.

cdIt’s hard to believe that it’s been three years! Craft and Draft will be featuring several local breweries on tap from Columbia’s very own Bierkeller, Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company, Conquest Brewing Co, and River Rat Brewery, as well as an all-local lineup with beers only from the Carolinas and Georgia! We will have representatives from some of our local breweries, and Comer Distributing Company, Inc. will be featuring an outdoor beer trailer where we’ll be pouring local beers for you all day! We’ll also have food trucks and live music, so come hungry and stay a while! More here.

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Family Ag Day at the SC State Farmers Market

Saturday, July 8 | 10 am – 2 pm | 3483 Charleston Highway, West Columbia

Join us for our 4th annual Family Ag Day at the SC State Farmers Market! From 10 am – 2 pm you can shop for fresh produce, sample some great Certified SC products, enjoy a fun kids’ area, look at the great tractor exhibit and enjoy music and food from vendors. More here.

Cellar On Greene

Saturday, July 8 | 12 – 2pm | 2001-D Greene Street

Three red wine glasses.Cellar On Greene’s Giant Wine Sale and Tastings are the ultimate Saturday afternoon experience! Taste over 30 new wines for only $5 per person (waived with 2 bottle purchase). Wines will be marked down to the lowest prices possible, so DO custom build a case (or two!). For the summer season, Cellar on Greene is also offering a $27 Three Course Menu of fresh, delicious, seasonal, local, Chef-created dishes every Monday–Saturday night. They are also featuring the following themed nights: $15 Bottle features every Monday, Champagne Tuesdays, where bubbly is half-off, Wednesday night ever-changing Flight Nights, and, for a limited time, Thursday Nights get one free Oven Baked Flatbread from the Nightly Menu (always 5 different options) when you buy a bottle of wine from their By-the-Glass list! More here.

SBP’s Flood-Lanthropy Week

Monday, July 10 – Friday, July 14 | Multiple venues

SBP is a national disaster recovery non-profit, with the goal of shrinking the time between disaster and recovery for disaster-impacted homeowners. They have been operating in the Columbia area since the October 2015 floods, helping low-to-moderate income homeowners repair flood damage. During each day of the week, SBP will be partnering with a local restaurant for fundraising events, including Cool Beans Coffee Co., Yoghut, Chipotle, Moe’s on Devine and Village Idiot Pizza. Friday will feature a raffle. More here.

Game of Thrones Viewing Party at Liberty Tap Room

Sunday, July 16 | 828 Gervais St.

Winter is finally here! Come out every Sunday at 8:30pm July 16-August 20 to watch Season 7 of Game of Thrones in Liberty Tap Room’s Beer Garden. Great drink specials! More info coming here.

Gervais & Vine Tequila Dinner

Thursday, July 20 | 620-A Gervais St. (Free Parking in our Rear Lot!)

Altos Tequila will be the featured spirit in this celebration of the popular beverage from south of the border! Altos, a tequila created by bartenders for bartenders, is one of the highest-regarded tequilas on the market today.  Gervais & Vine will be pairing Altos Bottle with Cocktailtraditional Mexican fare (with a gourmet G&V twist!) with refreshing summer cocktails made with Olmeca Altos Tequila Plata. The last distilled spirit dinner was an absolute sell-out, so get your reservations in today!  Call now: 803.799.VINE (8463)

Palmetto Palate 2017

Thursday, July 20 | 6 – 9pm | 701 Whaley Street

For the 10th year, some of the finest chefs in the Midlands will pair with local farmers in an adventure in good taste! This will be an evening of fun and food, as you go around the room and taste each Chef’s creation, then stick around to find out which chef takes the prize of Top Chef! Don’t leave without taking home some awesome silent auction items donated from local county Farm Bureau’s in South Carolina. More here.

Swamp Cabbage Beer & Chocolate Pairing

Friday, July 21 | 6 – 9pm | 921 Brookwood Dr

Swamp Cabbage Beer and Chocolate PairingEvolution Through Chocolate is back for another Beer & Chocolate Pairing! On tap will be Sabal Palm Blonde with a Loquat Strawberry Truffle, a Mystery Firkin with a Mystery Truffle, Chipotle Amber with a Bacon Truffle, and Bald Cypress Porter with a Black Raspberry Truffle. Tickets are $16 and seats are limited! To RSVP or get more information, call 939-2589, Facebook message Swamp Cabbage, or contact Swamp Cabbage through their website.

Babysitter Night at Solstice Kitchen

Solstice will be CLOSED from Saturday, July 1 – Wednesday, July 5, but will reopen for normal business hours Thursday, July 6.


Monday, July 24 | 5:30-7pm | 841 Sparkleberry Lane, Suite 4

Enjoy an “Adults Only” dinner while experienced babysitters take care of your little ones in the private dining room! Kiddos will be fed & entertained for just $10 each while you relax in the main dining room. You must call to make a reservation as no online reservations are accepted for Babysitter Night. Reservations must be between 5:30-7pm, and a credit card is required to hold your reservation. There is no age limit, but children must be potty-trained, and space is limited so make a reservation today! More here.

Swamp Cabbage Brunch at the Brewery

Sunday, July 30 | 11:30am – 1pm | 921 Brookwood Dr | $25 per person (beverages not included)

Swamp Cabbage Brunch at the BreweryHead to Swamp Cabbage for a delicious Sunday Brunch at the Brewery (catered by the Belgian Waffle Truck) and enjoy a 5-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Jean-Louis and Yvette! Here’s the incredible menu:

  • First Course: Prosciutto & Brie “Croque-Monsieur” Waffle, Mushroom Gravy (Vegetarian: Same with no Prosciutto)
  • Second Course: Cantaloupe & Avocado Cold Soup, Spicy Corn & Diced Tomato Chutney (Vegetarian: Same)
  • Third Course: Mac & Cheese Pulled Pork “Croquette”, Petite Salad Vinaigrette, Sriracha BBQ Drizzle (Vegetarian: Same with no pork)
  •  Fourth Course: Citrus Marinated Fresh Salmon Filet, Asparagus “Al Dente”, Dried Cranberry Risotto, Lemon Butter (Vegetarian: Same)
  • Dessert Course: Dark Belgian Chocolate Mousse

Beer pairings with all five courses are available for just $10.00! Make sure you save your spot by Friday, July 28th. Get tickets here.

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