THURSDAY, AUGUST 22ND AT 6:30 PM Back at Ruth's Chris Steak House by popular demand! Veuve Clicquot is a world class champagne house that shares Ruth's Chris' unwavering commitment to quality and an incredible history of female entrepreneurship. Featuring a range of styles, this dinner provides guests with a fun opportunity to explore the versatility of … Continue reading VEUVE CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE DINNER
Dining together in a relaxed space with nice music, great waitstaff and excellent food is always a favorite for date night. You're invited to take part in a special offer this summer.... $49.95 for a Four Course Dinner for Two! And get $10 off any bottle of wine! The offer is good through August 31, … Continue reading Date Night : Four Course Dinner for Two : $49.95
Why complain about the heat? Do something to cool off your innards and get an ice cream cone, sundae, shake or treat! Here are some of our favorites: Kaminsky's Dessert Cafe :: Their shakes are made with Greenwood Vanilla Bean, the Atlanta ice cream maker's finest, made with pure bourbon vanilla from choice, aged, East … Continue reading Best Ice Cream in Greater Columbia
Peaches are July's blessing upon us! The freestone "good ones" are in... why not get down to the State Farmers Market one morning and get yourself a basket or box? Tenuta Torciano Winery from Tuscany, Italy visits Columbia, SC July 17, 2019 :: This event benefits Communities in Schools in the Midlands. Take a trip … Continue reading Mid – Late July Food & Drink Events
Anyone who's visited an East Bay Deli can tell you that they offer the best salad bar in Columbia, no contest needed. The company established at its founding in Charleston, a policy that they'd always give their customers FRESH everything, and so they have... and their amazing, super-duper, califragilistic, ex-pi-alli-docious salad bar reflects that philosophy … Continue reading Best Salad Bar in Columbia! East Bay Deli
Everyone loves barbequed ribs, burgers and fries, hot dogs, slaw dogs, especially in the summertime! Liberty Tap Room in the Vista has put together an awesome Summer Menu, incorporating your favorites! Seattle & NY style hot "dawgs" Crown classic burger Crispy rib stack Fried chicken sandwich Lowcountry mac & cheese Salmon Everything Salad Liberty Tap … Continue reading Liberty Tap Room’s New Summer Menu!
It's been 6 years since Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse swung open its doors to the public, and the buzz hasn't slowed down since. Known as the absolutely best Brazilian Steakhouse experience in South Carolina, Rioz has built its reputation on putting the customer first... with the freshest unending salad bar, the best cuts of meat grilled … Continue reading Rioz Celebrates 6th Anniversary with Special Pricing!
Only $5 on Saturdays from 12pm - 5pm! Check out their new summer flavors including banana split, lemon, chai tea, mixed berry and s'mores! Available all summer long! 930 Gervais Street,Columbia, SC 29201 803-550-9979 Monday - Thursday 4PM - 12AMFriday 4PM -2AMSaturday 12PM - 2AMSunday 12PM - 12AM
Looking to celebrate 4th of July in a BIG way? Head to Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse this Thursday for their AYCE salad buffet and meat service! You'll be amazed each time the gauchos visit your table with freshly grilled meats and pineapple slices - have as much as you like!!! And SAVE! Their 4th of July … Continue reading Deal of the Week: $24.95 at Rioz this Thursday!
Summer Sunset Series There's a hot new party every Saturday in Columbia! TROPIC LIKE IT'S HOT Patio Party is an amazing backyard event in Publico Kitchen & Tap's expanded patio area. They tried it out this past Saturday... it was so freaking lit that it sparked a new regular party! An awesome DJ (@partyofsome) got … Continue reading Publico’s New Saturday Party
How Swamp Cabbage Brewery began: Douglas Boyd and Edward Boyd, two Columbia brothers, started home brewing over 15 years ago. They found that they LOVED craft beer - brewing it and drinking it! In 2012, they saw an opportunity to build their own commercial brewery, because there were no craft breweries in Columbia at that … Continue reading Successful Columbia Brewery Began with Home Brewing
Here are some cooking classes in Columbia, July 2019! Would you like to become a better cook? Are you already very good, but are looking for ways to improve or try new dishes? Do you just love cooking classes? The Food Academy July 8, 2019 & July 22, 2019 :: The Food Academy offers cooking … Continue reading Cooking Classes in Columbia, SC :: July 2019
Would you care to be served by a Decepticon or Autobot? Are you endeared to Clunk, Yod or Boilerplate? Then Reis & Irvy's might be something you'll like. No human interaction... just you and the robots (Reis and Irvy). And yogurt. Coming soon to the Columbia market, these robot-run yogurt stations will be placed in … Continue reading Robots Serving Frozen Yogurt Treats :: Coming Soon
We march around most of the year with a considerable appetite, hungering for filling foods, comfort foods, stews, pastas, roasts, pies... the works. Then the outside temp hits 90, and all of a sudden, we just aren't hungry anymore. What's up with that? Inside cool and classy Miyo's Forest Drive The a wee speck in … Continue reading Summer Special at Miyo’s, M Kitchen & M Vista
The creative team at Tombo Grille in Forest Acres comes up with new ideas for pleasing the palate OFTEN. So when you venture through their doors, you're usually in for a brand-new experience. Based on the season and the availability of local, fresh ingredients, the chef and head barkeep come up with entrees, accompaniments and … Continue reading Cooling & Delicious Summer Cocktails at Tombo Grille
Word on the Street (and on WLTX) is that Bad Daddy's Burger Bar, a successful chain from Charlotte, has agreed to lease a spot in the new Cardinal Crossing on Forest Drive (where old Cardinal Newman HS used to stand). Bad Daddy's menu features lots of burger offerings, non-burgers, salads and a create-your-own menu that … Continue reading Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar Coming to Forest Acres
Here's a fun way to spend a couple hours and enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch while you're at it. The Market Restaurant is located on the SC State Farmers Market grounds in West Columbia. It's locally owned and operated, and it offers a breakfast menu of traditional fare (eggs, meats, combination platters, omelets, biscuits, … Continue reading The Market Restaurant & the South Carolina Farmers Market
Watermelon Paloma Picture and Recipe Courtesy Watermelon Board Ingredients 3 ounces silver tequila1/4 cup grapefruit juice1/2 cup cubed watermelon1 cup watermelon juice, frozen in ice cube tray (optional)2 teaspoons agave nectar1 tablespoon lime juicevaried amount club sodavaried amount kosher saltsprigs mint or basil for garnishtwo wedges watermelon for garnish Instructions Pour a generous amount of salt on a small plate. Line the rims of two … Continue reading Refreshing Fruity Cocktails
The next time you are planning a get-together, you have a new unique option! The Spirit of Lake Murray (formerly a cruising yacht) will now be permanently anchored dockside on the Lexington side of the lake, and will offer itself as a floating party and events venue... right on Lake Murray, with outstanding water views … Continue reading Spirit of Lake Murray to Operate as Dockside Party Venue
Lake Murray's new hippest hang-out is now open and Snow Cove is destined to become your favorite spot for fun! Foosball, corn-hole, deck-sitting beside the lake sipping Wine Slushies, a grassy area with picnic tables... There is nothing quite as relaxing around these parts as sitting beside sparkling Lake Murray on a warm, breezy day. … Continue reading Snow Cove Shaved Ice and Snack Bar Now Open!
"Luckily, it is possible to reduce the effects of heat by eating "cool foods" to help lower body temperature. Foods such as watermelons, cucumbers, apples, and leafy greens can accomplish a lower body temperature." Damijana Presečnik, M. Sc. in Nutrition Let's Go! Apples and Shrimp Salad :: Diced fuji apples, shrimp & flying fish roe in a … Continue reading M Gourmet Group :: Summer Foods that Cool & Refresh!
Sunday is a great day, isn't it? It's not just the traditional Christian Sabbath where we are told by God to "relax, put your feet up... it's been a long week. I need you to focus on what's important in life..." (paraphrasing, of course). It's the day we spend with family and friends, enjoying the … Continue reading Sunday Brunch :: Best Spots
SESQUICENTENNIAL STATE PARK | Northeast Columbia Located in Northeast Columbia on Two Notch Road, "Sesqui" is a beloved 1400 acre park that offers many activities for visitors including a 30-acre lake with fishing boat, kayak/canoe, SUP and pedal boat rentals, 12 miles of hiking and biking trails, a splash pad for cooling off, a playground … Continue reading Picnic Time! Best Places in the Midlands
West Columbia Adds River District Excitement with Sale of Property to Craft Brewery West Columbia, SC (May 14, 2019, at 1:30 PM) – The City of West Columbia is excited to announce the sale of the property for the future Savage Craft Ale Works in West Columbia’s River District area. The new brewery is scheduled … Continue reading Savage Craft Ale Coming to West Columbia
Before it gets too hot and humid, enjoy dining outside at one of the sidewalk tables at Miyo's Harbison! You'll be out of the sun and in the shade when you sit in their portico - where you can relax with your favorite cooling beverage from the bar... and some of their extraordinary food! Then … Continue reading Beautiful Days for Dining Outdoors | Miyo’s Harbison
Looking for a selection of caterers in Columbia or Lexington SC for that special event? We have a few ideas when it comes to finding the extra-special caterer for that extra special summer party your guests will remember fondly forever... and you will too! Why should you cook, clean, and entertain? Leave the cooking and … Continue reading Best Caterers in Columbia and Lexington for Summer Parties!
Mimosas are served daily at Fancy That! Bistro A mimosa is one of the most refreshing cocktails, especially in warm weather. It is the perfect beverage served with brunch. The combination of orange juice and sparkling wine, usually champagne, has been around for centuries... but perfected at Fancy That! Bistro in downtown Columbia! Order one … Continue reading Mimosas and Brunch at Fancy That! Bistro
Have you noticed the number of new crab houses around Columbia? "What's with that?", you may ask. I sure did. The first one I saw was coming to Bower Parkway, called the Wild Crab. It's since opened and it offers a seafood menu of traditional fried seafood, but its specialty is crab boils... bags of … Continue reading Why So Crabby?
Restaurants across the Midlands offer lunch specials to help build that part of their business, a slower time of day for most. O'Hara's Public House in Lexington pulls out all the stops! Each day their chef comes up with a tasty, beautiful lunch special... to find out what they are offering each day, turn to … Continue reading O’Hara’s Public House for Lunch
East Bay Deli has a new app and they want you to try it... you'll save $3 off your next order, just for downloading and using it to order!
What makes each restaurant in the M Gourmet Group the same, yet unique? Each one has a distinct personality, yet shares the same or similar menu and high level quality of service. Lunch at M Vista M Vista is always bustling. Guests enjoy the convenience of its Lady Street location and the ability to park … Continue reading M Vista
Fancy That! Bistro & Catering Fancy That! is considered one of the best caterers in Columbia and with good reason. They have been working at it for 28 years. Fancy That's owner is Harvey Etheredge, who is also the Catering Director. He personally oversees every catering job, from start to finish, whether a wedding rehearsal … Continue reading Catering with Pizazz
Look at these amazing additions to their menu... just in time to enjoy on their expanded patio area behind the dining room! Check out their full menu here. And take a look below at some of this amazing fresh food! Tofu Ramen : agedash tofu, shitake, seaweed, scallions, fried shallot, authentic ramen noodles, red miso … Continue reading Publico’s New Menu… and Expanded Patio Now Open!
You can always count on an amazing gourmet dinner at Tombo Grille... never any doubt. TripAdvisor reviews place Tombo in the Top 50 Restaurants in Columbia (out of 772!) and it's the recipient of the prestigious Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Tombo rolls out a new Spring Menu each March, and we were tripped out … Continue reading Tombo Grille’s Spring Menu
Don't you love a restaurant with history and atmosphere - exposed brick, wooden floors, tall windows, stained glass... stuff that transports you from your daily fight with traffic and Walmart and work? Where the place itself relaxes you, not just the alcoholic beverages being served (although they do help). Old Mill Brewpub is located inside … Continue reading Lexington’s Old Mill Brewpub
by Ethan Hanson The cake window at Kaminsky's gives the Hope Diamond exhibit a run for its money. Now, everything that Kaminsky's produces is simply sublime, but these seven pies are truly their PIEce de résistance (see what I did there?). I've taken it upon myself to rank them, but it's your job to choose … Continue reading The Amazing Pies at Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe
This little gem of a restaurant is on Forest Drive across the road from Trader Joe's. If you haven't been, or you haven't been there lately, you really should treat yourself to this delightful hideaway. A casual, un-fussy establishment, you'll feel comfortable whether in jeans or evening wear. This is a favorite place to head … Continue reading A Fresh Look at Tombo Grille
Want to experience a working farm firsthand? Would you like your younguns to see how food is grown? Open from 10am - 2pm on the first Saturday of each month, Crazy Chic will let you see the animals (pigs, chickens, goats, honey bees, horses and cows, miniature horses and a donkey!) No admission charge but … Continue reading Crazy Chic Heritage Farm :: 1st Saturday of the Month
Celebrating an accomplishment or just a "got through the day"? Ruth's Chris' bar area is richly appointed, dimly lit and relaxing. What else could you need for a rewarding Happy Hour after a long day? Share an appetizer, an entree and drinks at special pricing in this area of the restaurant every day (not just … Continue reading RUTH’S HOUR @ THE BAR
Colorful, playful, delicious, fun... that's Publico Kitchen & Tap in Five Points. When this place opened a few years ago, occupying the space held for years by Garibaldi's, you may have wondered what would come to Five Points but another student hangout... But turns out, this is a cool hip great place for everyone, even … Continue reading Publico Kitchen & Tap
Being invited to lunch at any Miyo's location is a treat... but being invited to lunch at Miyo's on Bower Parkway turned out to be truly an honor. What an absolutely wonderful experience, dining in the casual but classy large dining room, and feasting on some of the most wonderful, fresh Asian food in the … Continue reading Miyo’s Harbison :: Upscale and Delightful
I happened upon Fancy That! Bistro one day when I was having a hard time finding a parking spot on Sumter Street. The restaurant is tucked away beside the Marriott Hotel at 1212 Hampton Street. "What's this?" I says to meself (in mental Pirate talk), noticing a few people eating at outside tables. Hmmm. Starving, … Continue reading Fancy That! Bistro & Catering – $7.25 Lunches!
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
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.
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
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
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
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!