1426 Main Street, 803.814.2277 | 108 Sunset Ct., West Columbia, 803.791.1150
August is National Sandwich Month, and the best place to celebrate is at East Bay Deli! East Bay has all of your deli favorites, and offers delicious sandwiches like the Dixie Darling – a triple decker stacked with roast beef, turkey and Swiss cheese, with coleslaw, pepper relish, lettuce and tomato on toasted rye. The Citadel (above) features oven roasted turkey, ham, honey mustard dressing, bacon, lettuce, tomato, Swiss and cheddar on toasted wheat. The popular Chief Reuben’s got hot corned beef, Swiss, sauerkraut and Russian dressing on grilled rye, and the NY Yankee is a triple decker filled with hot corned beef AND pastrami with Swiss, lettuce and tomato on toasted rye. Try one of these, or any of their other “deli-cious” sandwiches at EBD, located on Main Street in downtown Columbia and in West Columbia on Hwy 378 near Lexington Medical Center. More here.
Thursday, August 2
Indulge in great deals during this downtown monthly celebration! It’s Bell’s Night at The Whig, and they’ll be serving up your favorite Bell’s Brewery beers; Bourbon will feature $5 Seasonal Moscow Mules; Cantina 76 will have 1/2 off their Original House Margaritas; and you can enjoy craft beer and wine on the patio at Drake’s Duck-In. Plus, Mast Store is hosting a Let’s Taco ’bout Chacos with Cantina 76! More First Thursday specials here.
Friday, August 3
Friday, August 3
Brew at the Zoo is Columbia’s coolest suds sippin’ safari, held annually at Riverbanks Zoo! Sample from over 100 varieties of imported, domestic and micro-brews as you stroll through the zoo, enjoy live entertainment, and watch one-of-a-kind animal encounters! More here.
Friday, August 3 & Saturday, August 4 | 410 Columbiana Drive
While you’re shopping your little heart out this weekend, saving money like crazy on Tax-Free Weekend, you’re gonna need to eat! And you very well may find yourself at Columbiana Centre or stores along Harbison Boulevard, and you may very well be thinking “man, if I could save money on our dinner like I did at Dillard’s…” well, lucky you! You can treat yourself and fellow shoppers to the magnifico feast at Rioz… for a mere $24.95! Includes their legendary meat service (all you can eat) and their amazing salad bar (jaw-dropping intensity)! Check it out here.
Saturday August 5 | 9am – 3pm
Join The Alpaca Experience in Ridgeway for summer fun at their August On-Farm Market and Farm Tour! Friendly vendors will have a wide variety of unique arts and crafts as well as fresh produce. Their farm store will be full of fresh eggs, butter and cheese. They have farm raised chicken and rabbit in the freezer. The self-guided farm tours help you explore sustainable farming practices. Information Stations and age appropriate scavenger hunts will help you and your family learn more about our animals and farming practices. Their vendors keep getting better and better! You never know what you’ll find! More here.
Wednesday, August 8 | 457 Killian Rd | 10611 Broad River Rd | 2879 Sunset Blvd
In honor of National Frozen Custard Day, Freddy’s guests can purchase a single cone or dish or custard cookie for $1 on August 8! Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers will support the Kids in Need Foundation by donating 50¢ for every frozen custard single cone, single dish or custard cookie sold on this day. Stop by your closest Freddy’s for frozen custard sundaes, cones, and Oreo® or Nutter Butter® Custard Sandwiches, and help provide needy kids with school supplies! More here.
Friday, August 10 | Spirit of Lake Murray
Come sail on the Spirit of Lake Murray this Purple Martin Season! On board the Spirit you’ll enjoy a full dinner on your way out to Bomb Island to hopefully witness one of Mother Nature’s unique phenomenons. On this cruise you’ll enjoy delicious dinner fare like Pecan Encrusted Chicken with Raspberry Glaze, Peppered Steak with white rice, Classic Squash Casserole and more, as you listen to the sounds of The BoJack Dawson Duo, playing all of your easy listening favorites. More here.
Saturday, August 11 | City Roots Urban Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd
The Midlands community is invited to come together to celebrate local food and the champion of the garden: the heirloom tomato, during Sustainable Midlands’ 9th Annual Tasty Tomato Festival! The festival is a celebration of locally grown food, the people who grow it, the restaurants who serve it, the markets that sell it, and the people who eat it. More here.
Saturday, August 11 | Jamil Shrine Temple | 206 Jamil Rd
Enjoy local food trucks, live music, free rides for kids and a beer tent (ID required)! Free parking. $5 Admission, Kids FREE and Active Duty military FREE w/ ID. Admission Free with Repti-Con admission.More information here.
Sunday, August 12 | Liberty Tap Room Vista | 828 Gervais St.
Liberty Tap Room and Cottontown Brew Lab present this event, where you’ll enjoy a delicious, five course brunch menu, with beer pairings you’ll love! Selections include innovative brunch items like Pork Belly Biscuits and Red Eye Gravy, a Potato, Poblano and Duck Hash, Mango & Pepper Jelly Monte Cristo and more, with exceptional brews like Carolina Crush Session IPA, Indah Coffee Stout, Bull Street Wheat and more. See the menu and get tickets here.
Sunday, August 12 | Spirit of Lake Murray
All aboard the Spirit of Lake Murray, for the Sightseeing Sundays Summer Series: Lunch & Brunch cruises, every other Sunday this Summer. Enjoy a menu full of delicious brunch favorites, like Southern Shrimp & Grits, Breakfast Sausage Frittata, Fresh Berry Delight and more, as you glide along the sparkling waters of the Lake. Book your cruise today! More here.
Tuesday, August 14 and Friday August 17| Spirit of Lake Murray
Come sail on the Spirit of Lake Murray this Purple Martin Season! On board the Spirit you’ll enjoy a full dinner on your way out to Bomb Island to hopefully witness one of Mother Nature’s unique phenomenons. Enjoy delicious dinner fare. Nobody leaves hungry! Full bar. Book your cruise today! More here.
Thursday, August 16
On the Third Thursday of every month, Downtown Summerville shops, restaurants, art galleries and more extend their hours and run specials from 5:30-8:30pm. It’s a perfect chance to get acquainted with the historic downtown area of Summerville! More here.
Sunday, August 19 | 921 Brookwood Drive
Swamp Cabbage Brewery will celebrate their four year anniversary with a party at the brewery, beginning at 1pm! Join them on Aug. 19 for fantastic beer, food and music, and get yourself a commemorative Swamp Cabbage Anniversary glass as a keepsake! Festivities will take place both inside the brewery, and outside under their dog-friendly, shaded pergola. Swamp Cabbage, Columbia’s best microbrewery, always has something fun happening, like Brunch At The Brewery with the Belgian Waffle Truck, Firkin Fridays, Paint and Pint, and Trivia Nights! Check out their events here, and learn more about the upcoming anniversary fete here.
Tuesday, August 21 | 924-A Senate Street | 803-212-6666
This special dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House will provide guests with a fun opportunity to explore the versatility of champagnes, from the world class champagne house of Veuve Clicquot! Learn the history of Madame Clicquot, the Grande Dame of bubbly, and enjoy a perfectly paired champagne tasting experience alongside a five course culinary journey. Dishes include a variety of exceptional dishes, like Fried Oyster Po’Boy, Sea Bass & Shrimp Stew, Tenderloin Tartar, Petite Filet with Herbed Truffle Crust, and Lemon Curd Napoleon. Make your reservation now and celebrate the best of Veuve Clicquot. More here.
Crepes and Croissants | 1465 Sumter Street | 803.462.4779
The next time you need to feed a crowd, just rent The Crepe Guy, and let him do all the work! Your guests will thank you for these scrumptious, warm, sweet and savory crepes that are made right before their eyes! More information here.
Saturday, August 25
The Main Street Latin Festival serves to showcase the culture and vitality of Columbia’s Latin community through the foods, arts, dances and music of the Latin culture! Come celebrate in this fun, family-oriented environment, and enjoy the sounds of salsa, merengue, reggaeton and grupero music, see folkloric dancers and indulge in delicious Latin foods. More here.
Saturday, August 25
Taco about a party! This unique event is perfect for anyone who loves fun, and loves tacos! Enjoy delicious fare and drink specials from several participating restaurants in the Vista, including Tin Lizzy’s, Hickory Tavern, Vista Union, Carolina Ale House, Liberty Tap Room, Wild Wing Cafe, Social Bar and Lounge, and 929 Kitchen & Bar, who will be featuring a Shrimp Kimchi Slaw Taco! Your admission ticket gets you a Taco Crawl Koozie, Hornitos Tequila Taco Shuttle, Hornitos Tequila Ice Luge, map, photo props, DJs and entertainment and more. Get a chance to vote for the Best Tasting Taco and the Best Margarita! More here.
Monday, August 27 | 1005 Airport Blvd
Join F2T Productions for a harvest feast at City Roots Farm! Executive Chef Frank Bradley from Bourbon and F2T Productions’ Chef Liaison will prepare a family style, four-course farm to table dinner featuring seasonal ingredients from local farmers and artisans. Enjoy a welcome cocktail by Bourbon on Main Street and wine pairings by Advintage. Tickets here.
Wednesday, August 29
The Columbia Fireflies baseball organization is hosting a series of Tasting Events this season. August 29 is Hops and Hot Wings! More information here.
Friday, August 31 | 410 Columbiana Drive
Latin Night returns to Rioz Brazilian Steak House! Enjoy free Salsa lessons from 10 – 10:45pm, and Latin DJ Party from 10:45pm – 2am! More here.