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

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

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.

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

Palmetto Wine Sellers

Palmetto Wine Sellers 2218 Devine Street | 803.714.3320 It’s no secret that the Midlands is exploding with new options for purchasing and consuming wine. With wine bars and flights and tours and festivals, painting parties and ubiquitous Wine Down Wednesdays, enthusiasm for the beverage has skyrocketed, and it’s become a popular part of our community’s … Continue reading Palmetto Wine Sellers

O’Hara’s Public House

131 E. Main Street, Lexington | 803.785.4025 | oharas-public-house.com What differentiates a traditional Irish pub from your average bar or brewpub? A true Irish pub is more than a watering hole; it’s a gathering place for hearty food, sports, and music in a warm, convivial atmosphere. At O'Hara's Public House, they say “Your Clan Awaits”. … Continue reading O’Hara’s Public House

Openings

Lowes Foods 4711 Forest Drive, Ste 1 Lowes Foods on Forest Drive is now open! This unique supermarket has a huge selection of locally grown produce, a variety of beers ready for taste testing at the store's Beer Den, a Sausage Works station and Chicken Kitchen. Stop by and check it out! More here. Rocket Fizz … Continue reading Openings

Weekday Therapy: Ruth’s Chris

Ruth’s Hour @ The Bar – Sizzle, Swizzle & Swirl Happy Hour Daily from 4 - 6:30PM | 924-A Senate Street | 803.212.6666 We decided to go BIG for our latest Weekday Therapy session, and spend Happy Hour at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Ruth’s Chris is synonymous with fine dining in just about every city, with more … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Ruth’s Chris

Newsflash

Tunes at Tombo Grille Closed July 2-5, Reopens for Dinner July 6 | 4517 Forest Dr, Ste 6 | 803-782-9665 Tombo’s casual yet elegant fare, extensive wine and beer offerings, and exceptional desserts make it the perfect restaurant for every occasion! Did you know that Tombo also features a great selection of live, local music on Monday … Continue reading Newsflash

Newsflash

Beef Jerky Outlet 1260 Bower Parkway Suite A5 | 803-661-9015 Need a gift for someone special or a neat way to say thank you? Beef Jerky Outlet's new gifting program includes gift boxes in four different sizes, and they're perfect for jerky lovers! The Personal Gift Box includes 3 Bags of Jerky and one Bag of Peanuts; the Professional … Continue reading Newsflash

You Have to Try This Place

Lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube Appropriately reminiscent of the motor oil brand, Quaker Steak & Lube is a motor-themed restaurant that boasts some of the best food and drinks around, drinks and fun for the whole family!  The ColumbiaFoodieNews.com crew headed to their Columbia location off I-77 at Bluff Road to give it a good … Continue reading You Have to Try This Place

New to the Menu

New Items at Liberty Vista & Liberty on the Lake! 828 Gervais St | 1602 Marina Rd, Suite D Liberty Vista and Liberty on the Lake both launched new menus recently, and they include some seriously exciting and delicious new items! TOMMY TEXAS CHEESE TOTS: tater tots, ranch dressing, mixed cheese, applewood smoked bacon and … Continue reading New to the Menu

Openings

The Lake Murray Deli & Snack Bar 3340 Highway 378, Leesville | 803-730-3044 The Lake Murray Deli & Snack Bar is officially open for the season! The "Always Casual, Hardly Traditional" spot is the best way to spend a casual day on Lake Murray! The menu features ice cold beer, and the best pimento cheese … Continue reading Openings

929 Kitchen & Bar

Looking for a trendy, fun place for a drink and a bite in the Vista? You've found it at 929 Gervais Street. 929 Kitchen & Bar is owned by young, hip partners Karen and Sean and their silent partners who have dreamed for a long time of serving up authentic Korean food with a modern … Continue reading 929 Kitchen & Bar

Compton’s Kitchen :: The Best in Home Cooking

Sometimes ya' just want to "cuddle up" to food... to rekindle memories of Mama in her kitchen, checkered apron, wooden spoon in hand, stirring that big pot of goodness.  To be able to remember so fondly weekends with pancakes drenched in yummy syrup and loads of savory bacon and eggs!  Home cooking is like nothing … Continue reading Compton’s Kitchen :: The Best in Home Cooking

Newsflash

  Late Night Offerings and New Daily Features at Liberty Liberty in the Vista is now offering Late Night Munchies for all you night owls! With few places open or offering much in terms of food after dinner hours, Liberty's new menu of appetizers and pizzas is just what the Vista needed! See the menu here. Liberty … Continue reading Newsflash

A Soup & a Stew To Love

Go-To Chicken Noodle Soup for Feeling Better 10 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth 3 medium carrots, diced 1 large stalk celery, diced 3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger 6 cloves garlic, minced 4 ounces whole-wheat egg noodles, (3 cups) 4 cups shredded cooked skinless chicken breast, (about 1 pound; see Tip) 3 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 … Continue reading A Soup & a Stew To Love

Beef Jerky Outlet’s Chili

Beef Jerky Outlet has a new contest, where you can win a $100 Beef Jerky Outlet Prize Pack! Just use their jerky in a recipe to enter, and for a chance to win. Here we have chili made with Beef Jerky Outlet Honey BBQ Jerky **Ingredients ** 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 1 onion, … Continue reading Beef Jerky Outlet’s Chili

New To The Menu

Brewmaster Mondays | Casual Pint Vista 807 Gervais St, STE 100 Join the Brewmaster Club at Casual Pint for great benefits at the area's best beer garden, like $9 select growler fills on Brewmaster Mondays! When you join the Brewmaster Club, your new membership will include a FREE growler, FREE Casual Pint merch, one FREE growler … Continue reading New To The Menu

Openings

Catitude Cat Cafe Grand Opening Friday, November 10 | 118 State St., West Columbia Catitude Cat Cafe is coming, and will be the first Cat Cafe in the Columbia, SC area! They have partnered with Pets Inc. in West Columbia, to provide 100% adoptable kitties! At Catitude, you can enjoy a cup of coffee, a … Continue reading Openings

Weekday Therapy: Liberty on the Lake

Aruba, Jamaica, ooh I want to take ya to Bermuda, Bahama, come on pretty mama Wings BOGO, fish tacos, baby why don't we go into Irmo, for nachos....* Unseasonably warm temperatures (even for Columbia) had the Gardener Media team wanting to experience one last taste of summer for their Weekday Therapy outing. What could be … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Liberty on the Lake

Beer Pairing Tips

Having the gang over to watch some football? Pair the finest quality blends of barley, yeast, hops and water with the foods you serve! Make it fun and host your own Beer Pairing Party.  Here are some ideas on what goes with what... Steak, hamburgers, roast beef and turkey: Pale Lager. A pale lager is … Continue reading Beer Pairing Tips

Apple Pasties to Fry

Happy Fall, y'all! Apples have been ripening in the mountain orchards, so we are sharing a precious recipe for Apple Turnovers from the Colonial period, known then as Apple Pasties. Today "pasties" have a completely different connotation!  This recipes is by E. Smith from 1742, found in The Compleat Housewife: or Accomplished Gentlewoman's Companion. This … Continue reading Apple Pasties to Fry

Craft and Draft

  Battle of the Breweries: Fall Kickoff @ Craft and Draft Wednesday, September 13 | 2706 Devine St. Join Craft and Draft for the Fall Kickoff edition of the Battle of the Breweries! This one will feature six beers from Ballast Point Brewing Company versus six from Founders Brewing Co. Tap and KC Hotdog Food … Continue reading Craft and Draft

Opening Monday! BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse Opens Monday, September 4 | 148 Harbison Blvd | 803.828.5850 BJ's is known for award-winning handcrafted beer, Chicago-via-California-style pizza, and for their sweet Pizookies (a super moist, rich and delicious cookie topped with ice cream and baked to order). In September they will open their first location in South Carolina, on the site that was … Continue reading Opening Monday! BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse

Openings: Urban Cookhouse

Urban Cookhouse 3000 Devine Street | 803.779.5070 Urban Cookhouse, one of Columbia's most exciting recent acquisitions, opened its second location on August 19 on Devine Street (the first is in Irmo). UC emphasizes fresh, delicious menu items and a unique, family-friendly dining atmosphere. We spoke with Owner/President, Will Gillespie, about what makes Urban Cookhouse stand out, … Continue reading Openings: Urban Cookhouse

From the Vine: Tastings and Wine Specials

Cellar on Greene: Giant Wine Sale & Tasting 2001 Greene St. | 803.343.3303  Cellar on Greene hosts a GIANT WINE SALE & TASTING every other Saturday! Join them from noon – 2pm to sample over 30 wines, plus all wines are specially marked down for the occasion, so you can enjoy the lowest retail prices, and stock … Continue reading From the Vine: Tastings and Wine Specials

Under The Foam: Craft and Draft

Craft and Draft: Wine Wednesdays and Food Trucks 2706 Devine Street | 803.764.2575 Join Craft and Draft for Wine Wednesdays, featuring $5 off select wines by the glass. Craft and Draft also offers $1 off pints to ALL military and first response personnel! Check Facebook to see which food trucks will be set up at … Continue reading Under The Foam: Craft and Draft

Now Open: Freddy’s 2nd Location

Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers 2865 Sunset Blvd., West Columbia | 803.851.1964 Freddy’s is a family-friendly eatery that has a retro-50’s feel to its decor and a tasty menu with an appeal that will span the generations. Freddy’s has grown its stellar reputation in other parts of the country, so we where so excited when they … Continue reading Now Open: Freddy’s 2nd Location

New to the Menu: Grill Marks

Grill Marks: New Brunch Items 711 Gervais Street | 803.661.8932 Woohoo! Earlier this summer Grill Marks added three additional items (listed below) to their already mouth watering brunch menu! Stop in for a Brunch of Champions on Saturdays or Sundays from 11am - 3pm and try out these new, delicious items.... The MarkGriddle: Pancake buns … Continue reading New to the Menu: Grill Marks

NewsFlash: Top Sellers at East Bay Deli

East Bay Deli 108 Sunset Ct., West Columbia & 1426 Main Street, Columbia East Bay Deli has two locations in the Greater Columbia area and we have enjoyed eating at both. Have you ever wondered what their top sellers are? PS. These dishes taste as amazing as they look! Here's some taste bud teasers... Chicken … Continue reading NewsFlash: Top Sellers at East Bay Deli

Shared Recipes: August 2017

Gervais & Vine: The Indian Summer Drink 620 Gervais Street | 803.799.8463 Recipes from the Hearth of the Homestead: Laura Ingalls Wilder's Gingerbread Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup soft butter or shortening 1/2 cup molasses 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 cup boiling water 3 cups flour 1 teaspooon each of ground ginger, cinnamon, ground allspice, … Continue reading Shared Recipes: August 2017

NewsFlash: Tasty Tomato Festival Winners

Dear tomato loving Foodies, Ever wondered WHO GROWS THE TASTIEST TOMATOES?! Well wonder no longer. We have the list of winners from the Tasty Tomato Festival's home-grown tomato contest and we are eager to share....congrats to this years winners! Ashley Rich, Best Big Yellow, Golden Jubilee Mitch McNeil Best Big Red German Johnson Forest Jinkins … Continue reading NewsFlash: Tasty Tomato Festival Winners

You Have To Try This Place: SC Pedal Parlor

SC Pedal Parlor Vista Bar Crawl & Five Points Bar Crawl | www.scpedalparlor.com The SC Pedal Parlor gives you a whole new way to experience Happy Hour in Columbia! The Pedal Parlor’s unique "bike" is 100% human-powered by pedaling, eco-friendly, and allows you to see bars, taverns, restaurants and shopping districts in a safe and fun … Continue reading You Have To Try This Place: SC Pedal Parlor

Recently Opened

Blaze Pizza 471-1 Towne Center Place (in Village at Sandhill) | 803.834.3235 Busy days mean fast lunches, and Blaze Pizza’s pies are “Fast-Fire'd”, so you won’t be taking a long lunch break! We had heard great things about Blaze, both the Village at Sandhill and Harbison locations, and decided to try it for ourselves. Here’s how … Continue reading Recently Opened

Weekday Therapy: Crêpes and Croissants

Monday mornings can be difficult, and to start the week off right, we decided a good breakfast was in order. As it was approaching Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, French fare seemed appropriate, so we stopped in to one of Columbia’s favorite continental restaurants, Crêpes and Croissants. C&C’s owner and Master Crêpe Maker, Laurent, was … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Crêpes and Croissants

News Flash: Tailgating Spots at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Are you looking for a Tailgate spot? Less than a mile from Williams-Brice Stadium, Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company is the perfect pre-game spot! Season parking is available for $285 and includes a growler with the home schedule printed on it, one fill of your favorite Swamp Cabbage brew at every home game, use of indoor … Continue reading News Flash: Tailgating Spots at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Under the Foam: Columbia Brew Bus

SUNDAY FUNDAY on the Columbia Brew Bus 757-871-8150 | columbiabrewbus.com Beat the summer heat on the Columbia Brew Bus as you compete for trivia supremacy! You and your friends will be pitted against other teams in a traveling trivia battle through Columbia's craft beer scene as you test your knowledge to win great prizes from local … Continue reading Under the Foam: Columbia Brew Bus

You Have To Try This Place: Good Life Café

One of the only organic, raw, vegan restaurants in Columbia, but you don't have to be vegan to enjoy their absolutely amazing meals! Good Life Café's executive chef, Sharon Wright, has been creating natural, nutritious and delicious meals, juices and smoothies for 24 years. Take a food world tour (every foodies dream!) right from your … Continue reading You Have To Try This Place: Good Life Café

Visit the SC State Farmers Market

The South Carolina Department of Agriculture works hard to promote the business of feeding us. The agency aids farmers in many aspects of food production and marketing, and the State Farmers Market on US Highway 321 in West Columbia is a big marketing tool for South Carolina’s small farmer. Depending on what’s in season,  you’ll … Continue reading Visit the SC State Farmers Market

Recently Opened: Brain Freeze

This cute shop with a fun atmosphere just opened in Cayce! Brain Freeze held its grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 2nd and since then has been filling the area with a little more laughter & deliciousness. Brain Freeze has been serving Italian ice & ice cream from its food truck at events and festivals, and to the … Continue reading Recently Opened: Brain Freeze

NewsFlash: Brewmaster Mondays at The Casual Pint

Every Monday is Brewmaster Monday at The Casual Pint ALL day for club members! For $20/month (3 month membership minimum), club members get $9 select growler fills every Monday! Club members also receive a free German or stainless steel growler when you join, a free Casual Pint hat or t-shirt when you join, one free … Continue reading NewsFlash: Brewmaster Mondays at The Casual Pint

New Happy Hour at Rosso!

Monday - Friday 5 - 6:30 PM Rosso fans will be delighted to hear that Rosso Trattoria Italia has a new Happy Hour! Happy Hour at Rosso features all menu wood-fired pizzas for just $10 (excluding the pizza of the day), delicious $8 House-made Meatballs, and $6 Roasted Olives. Also enjoy a $15 Meat and … Continue reading New Happy Hour at Rosso!

August Cooking Class

Providence Cooks! Carolina Grown and Made Tuesday, August 1 | 6 - 8pm | Providence Health Northeast, 120 Gateway Corporate Blvd An award-winning event that provides guests with a deliciously healthy multi-course meal, instruction and conversation. Each month, registered dietitian Kay MacInnis and her team of chefs from Providence Health host a themed healthy cooking class, with a sophisticated … Continue reading August Cooking Class

From the Vine: July 2017

Four Wines & Cheese Plate $10 Gervais & Vine 620 Gervais St, Ste A | 803.799.8463 Now at everyone's favorite Mediterranean-inspired wine and tapas bar, you can get your wine and cheese on with a great deal! Every Wednesday, starting at 5:30pm try FOUR wine and cheese varieties for only $10! Stick around for live jazz/acoustic/pop music … Continue reading From the Vine: July 2017

Recently Opened.

Henry's Restaurant and Bar 2108 State Street | 803.661.8494 You probably already know about Henry's: a local favorite that started on Devine Street, was featured in a Southern Living piece about Carolina's Best Burgers, and aired on the Food Network show Ginormous. But, did you know that Henry’s has just opened a THIRD location in Cayce? … Continue reading Recently Opened.