News Flash: Tailgating Spots at Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company

Swamp Cabbage Brewing Company Outdoor SeatingAre 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 facilities, and use of indoor and outdoor seating.  Two televisions will be showing the biggest games of the day! If interested, drop by the brewery or message Swamp Cabbage on Facebook.

921 Brookwood Drive | swampcabbagebrewing.com

NewsFlash: Get Free Chick-fil-A Today!

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A ChickFilA-ChickenSandwich

Tuesday July 11th, 2017 | open – 7pm

Chick-fil-A’s highly anticipated Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 11th this year. The rules are simple: wear anything cow-like and get a free entrée from open – 7pm! Guests in cow attire may select a breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée, and kids dressed like a cow may select a Kid’s Meal.

So don your cow-related items, and enjoy a free breakfast entrée such as the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit or some delicious Chick-n-Minis.  But don’t remove your cow costume just yet! Return for lunch and dinner, and savor entrées such as the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap and the Smokehouse BBQ Bacon Sandwich. Also, if you’re tired of chicken by the time dinner rolls around (impossible!) then your “entrée” can be a small hand-spun milkshake, Iced Coffee, Frosted Coffee or Frosted Lemonade. See full list of entrée choices here.

Even if all you can pull together is a cow hat, visit your local Chick-fil-A and enjoy the festivities & great (free) food! Get creative & don’t forget to snap some pics to commemorate your udder-ly amazing costumes!

 

NewsFlash: Brewmaster Mondays at The Casual Pint

The Casual PintEvery 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 growler fill each month, one free pint after the purchase of 10 pints, one free growler fill after the purchase of 10 growler fills, 10% off retail merchandise (hats, growlers, shirts, etc.), 10% off any packaged beer, and special promotions available only to Casual Pint Rewards members.

807 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201 | thecasualpint.com

NewsFlash: Weekend Brunch

Good Life Cafe: Weekend Brunch

1614 Main Street | 803.726.2310 

good life cafe small logo white background.fwNothing quite like a good weekend brunch, is there? Something about that time of day, whether following a big night out, or just as a way to celebrate the weekend.  May we make a suggestion? Good Life Cafe on Main Street in downtown Columbia! Serving a delicious, weekend brunch menu on Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. This is a different kind of food… the kind that is absolutely GOOD FOR YOU… and that’s absolutely delicious. You don’t have to be dedicated vegan to sample this wonderful food.  Just take a trip there once in a while… your body and soul will thank you!  And if the weather cooperates, enjoy dining al fresco at their sidewalk patio tables!

View full menu here.

Brunch Entrees:

  • Organic Vegan Waffles ($8)
  • Organic Vegan Pancakes $8 (add chocolate chips for $2, add banana or strawberry for $2, or add banana, strawberry and candied pecans for $3)
  • Organic Tempeh Sausage, Biscuits & Gravy, Creamy Organic Local Grits, Fresh Fruit ($8)
  • Organic Scramble Platter ($10.95) tofu scramble, biscuit and gravy served with creamy local grits and fresh fruit (biscuit not GF)
  • Breakfast Bowl ($12.95) biscuit, grits, tempeh sausage, gravy, tofu scramble and hash browns (biscuit not GF)
  • Biscuits & Gravy ($8.50) 2 house-made biscuits with our signature gravy
  • Kids’ Organic Pancake or Waffle served with Fresh Fruit ($4.75) — for kids 12 and under
  • Collegiate’s Organic Pancake or Waffle served with Fresh Fruit ($7) (please show ID)

à la carte:

  • Organic Biscuit with Butter and Jelly ($3)
  • Organic Vegan Muffin ($3.75)
  • Side of Organic Local Grits ($3)
  • Side of Hash Browns ($4.50)
  • Side of Fresh Fruit ($3)

Enjoy a cold-press juice or iced coffee available in our cooler!

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Pictured: tempeh sausage, gravy, and biscuits, fruit, The Congaree Milling Company Yellow Grits, tofu scrambler, fruit juice and some Loveland Coffee, the best java in town, made with LOVE – of course!

Picture taken and consumed by @onepeachyvegan on Instagram. 

NewsFlash: Project PB&J

Foodies, did you celebrate National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day on April 2nd? If not – it isn’t too late! Which Wich Superior Sandwiches celebrates PB&J year-round as part of their Project PB&J initiative to help those in need. When you buy a $3 PB&J sandwich you are helping someone locally, but also nationally. During the October Floods last year our local Which Wich pulled from the national fund, as they donated over 1,000 sandwiches to those serving in the area.

 

LIMITED TIME ONLY. In April, you have the chance to make a big difference in the lives of those right here in our community as we celebrate PB&J all month long with National PB&J Month. Running through all of April, PB&J’s will be sold for just $2! At the end of the month, the matching number of sandwiches will be donated to the Salvation Army. Yes, it is true: a simple peanut butter and jelly sandwich can change the world. Project PB&J brings comfort food to those in the world who need it, from those affected by natural disasters to local organizations (like the Boys & Girls Club or Oliver Gospel Mission) who could use a little help. Project PB&J is making the world a better place, one PB&J at a time! Join the effort. Learn more about Project PB&J here.
Never eaten at Which Wich before? Here’s a preview of their to go menu: (click hereclick here for full!)
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News Flash!

The Casual Pint’s Huge TV Screen Adds a New Dimension to Brewski Heaven

Have you been to The Casual Pint lately? If not, you should stop by and grab a beer for game night or date night!  Their new HUGE big screen is 106″ HD brought to you on a 4K projector.  You won’t find a better spot to watch in town!
The Casual Pint big screen

Mondays are Movie Nights, where you can order outstanding pub fare like Bavarian Pretzels and Beer Cheese, Handcrafted Flatbreads and Pizzas, Hamburgers, Pork Sliders and more… and of course choose your beverage from their Tap List (see current list here) as well!

What movie plays each week?  You decide!  You and other patrons vote on Facebook for the flick that will play on Monday… the poll posts on the weekend.  Follow their FB page to get updates – link here.

Address: 807 Gervais St.

Phone Number: 803-832-7468

NewsFlash: Taking Orders for Easter Hams

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Foodies! Why go through the hassle and end up with something less than stellar? Little Pigs Barbecue located at 4927 Alpine Road is the place to purchase your smoked Easter ham!

Get a whole ham, a half of ham, or a quarter of a ham. HURRY! You must order by Thursday, March 16th by calling 803.788.8238 or emailing Champ at champ@littlepigs.biz

Planning your wedding? A family reunion? An office get-together? Need to feed a small group or a huge crowd? Little Pigs Barbecue takes on the task and you’ll be sooo happy you called them! They’ll customize any of the menus you see below… they are true culinary geniuses and it’s NOT ALL BARBECUE!   More here.

Menu #1
BBQ Pork
Fried Chicken
Rice w/ Hash
Cole Slaw
Green Beans
Rolls and Banana Pudding

Menu #2
Marinated Chicken Breast
Rice Pilaf
Broccoli Casserole
Stir-fry Vegetables
Rolls
Brownies or Cake

Menu #3
Baked Ham
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans
Sweet Corn
Rolls
Chocolate D’light

Menu #4
Smoked Turkey or Chicken
Special Rice
Crowder Peas
Italian Green Beans
Rolls
Assorted Cakes

Menu #5
Pot Roast
New Potatoes
Green Beans
Peas
Rolls
Assorted Cobblers

Menu #6
Roast Beef
Mashed Potatoes
Steamed Broccoli
Glazed Carrots
Rolls
Lemon D’light

Menu #7
Stuffed Chicken Breast
Linguine Alfredo
Squash Casserole
Peas
Rolls
Turtle Brownies

Menu #8
Country Fried Steak
Rice
Stir-Fry Vegetables
Black-Eyed Peas
Corn Bread
German Chocolate Cake

Menu #9
Fried Chicken
Macaroni & Cheese
Green Breans
Field Peas
Rolls
Carrot Cake

To place your order, click here.

NewsFlash: Shower Beer

Dear Beer Lovers,

In the name of keeping you up on current beer trends we have something to new to share with you….especially if you find the civic duty of showering to be a bore. Showering (the kick start to your day…or night!) can now be combined with another kick starter: shower beer. Yep, the Swedish beat us to it…suds has a whole new 2 in 1 meaning for me.

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Snask + PangPang’s SHOWER BEER —ahh! What a potentially great gift if it comes to the USA.

Created as a collaboration between Swedish craft brewery PangPang and creative agency Snask, Shower Beer is a sweet but strong pale ale. I hear you, I hear you….you can drink any beer while in the shower (and it’s true), but this is a beer specifically designed for shower consumption! At only 18 centiliters, about 6 ounces, Shower Beer is half the size of your typical bottled or canned brew. To make up for its size, Shower Beer is greatly ramped up in alcohol content: 10 percent ABV or double the ABV of a Budweiser. So you would essentially be drinking a beer that has all of the alcohol of a normal beer, but it would be in half the size (because sadly you can’t stay in the shower forever!).

PangPang brewery founder Fredrik Tunedal told Munchies, “I let the Shower Beer sit longer in the primary fermenter before dry hopping and cold crashing it, compared to other PangPang beers. This lets it develop a soapy flavor that in some beers is considered an ‘off’ flavor, but is just on point for the Shower Beer. The beer is heavily hopped with Citra [hops], and has a citrusy, soapy, and somewhat herbal profile.”

But what is pretty awesome is what Tunedal told Munchies next, “I designed the recipe so that it can also be used as a conditioner, so if you are into looking good rather than feeling good, I’ve thought of you too!” Beer + conditioner….you’ve sold me Tunedal (easily)! The only thing is this beer is bottled as a glass, so don’t drop it Foodies!beer-soap

Our fingers are crossed that it will make its way to the USA, but until then give Swamp Cabbage Brewery’s homemade beer soap a try! Choose to lather yourself with their Sabal Palm Blonde, Chocolate Brown or Swamp Cabbage Stout beer soap. Made with Oil blend – Olive, Coconut, Avocado, Sun Flower, Hemp Seed, Castor Oil, Essential Oils and Beer – Sabal Palm Blonde or Swamp Cabbage Stout, or Chocolate Brown. They tend to sell out quickly, but they are constantly restocking. Enjoy!

NewsFlash: January is National Soup Month!

Foodies, enjoy the ultimate winter comfort food! “Wintry mixes” aka SNOW (or sleet) are around the corner for us here in Cola and we have the answer for those of you who want to stay warm: soup. Why? Well, soup warms the heart!

east-bay-deli-january-national-soup-monthEast Bay Deli

1426 Main St. | 803.661.8932

East Bay Deli carries four delicious soups including:

  • Broccoli Cheese
  • Tomato Bisque
  • Mushroom Brie Bisque
  • Chili

Plus, they always have a featured soup. Call them at 803.661.8932 for details on their “Soup of the Day.” Order all of their soups in a cup or a bowl.

 

More delicious soups in town:

Liberty Tap Room & Grill

Whether you visit their location on the lake in Irmo or the one in the Vista, we highly suggest you give their “She Crab Soup” a try as it is just $5.95.

Twin Peaks twin-peaks-soup-specials

600 Gervais St. | 803.602.3667

Fresh ingredients. Made-from-scratch recipes. Crave able dishes. Here are Twin Peaks delicious soups:

  • Venison Chili: pepper jack/red onions
  • Green Chile Chicken Soup: grilled chicken, New Mexico green chiles, onions, tomatoes, roasted corn, pico de gallo, lime, smoked paprika
  • Blone Bean & Bacon Soup: northern white beans, bacon, Twin Peaks’ Dirty Blonde Ale, fresh herbs

Solstice Kitchen

841 Sparkleberry Ln. #4 | 803.788.6966

Dining with Solstice for lunch or dinner? Try out their Soup of the Day that is always different, with a tasty topping too! Check out today’s lunch special here. Cup: $4; Bowl: $6.50

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

924 – A Senate St. | 803.212.6666

Yes, they are known for their sizziling steaks, but did you also know that you can get their Lobster Bisque soup for just $9 at lunch and $10.50 at dinner. Or give their soup of the day a try!

ENJOY NATIONAL SOUP MONTH, Foodies!

NewsFlash: Smoothie King’s Challenge

Foodies, are you ready for a challenge? Smoothie King has one for you — the Change a Meal Challenge! This is a self-challenge to encourage guests to hit their goal weight in the New Year. Smoothie King is asking guests to replace just ONE meal a day with a CAMC Meal Replacement Smoothie (plus sensible diet & exercise), and stick with it! Foodies, we believe in you.

Change a Meal Challenge.jpgEnjoy more of a good thing with Meal Replacement Smoothies, including NEW Lean1™ Pineapple Mango — a refreshing pineapple and mango blend. All under 400 calories, with filling 10+ grams of protein and energizing, quality carbs. Healthy never tasted so good, yeah?

As an incentive to share your journey with Smoothie King they are giving away up to $500 in Smoothie King gift cards, Fitbits and a brand new bike. All guests have to do to enter is post about their CAMC experience on their social media channel with the hashtag #changeameal or you can submit your success story here!

News Flash: Moriarty’s Has Brunch!

Moriarty’s Irish Pub

902 Gervais St. | 803.888.6462

Foodies, Moriarty’s has a food and spirits based brunch menu on Saturdays and Sundays from 8am – 1pm! Enjoy these Potent Potables:

  • Candadian Breakfast
  • Irish Breakfast
  • Jameson
  • 20oz Guinness
  • Cava
  • Mimosa
  • House Bloody Mary (with chilled Dills pickle vodka, housemade vinegar, chalula, zing zang topped with Guiness)
  • 20oz Black Velvet (Bold Rock IPA Cider topped with Guinness)
  • 16oz Beermosa (Bold Rock IPA Cider w/ Orange Juice)
  • The Professors Brunch (Hatrick Grin (Charleston), cucumbers, lime, cane sugar, topped with cava)

The Professors Brunch Menu: Egg on bread

  • Guinness
  • Soup De Jour
  • Seasonal Fruit Cup
  • Ploughman’s Brunch (Grilled cheese planks with house made deviled eggs)
  • Rare Bit (caramelized rye bread topped with Guinness Beer cheese)
  • Dockworkers Breakfast (Fried Egg Sandwich with cheddar and house made bacon. Served on cheddar potato bread with hash)
  • Ulster Fry (house made hash and eggs with a banger and toast)

Bring your dog (who will also get a free snack!) to enjoy their pet-friendly patio and enjoy your favorite games on T.V. (they have ALL the sports packages available). Happy Weekending!

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NewsFlash: City Roots Launches Farmers Market!

This Thursday City Roots launches their own Farmers MarketCity Roots Farmers Market

Located at 1005 Airport Blvd., City Roots Farm will host a farmers market every Thursday from 4pm – 7pm on-site. This Thursday – October 20th will be the first Thursday it is opened, so don’t miss it! The market will feature a selection of local products: fresh, organic produce grown at City Roots’ farm, pasture-raised pork, lamb and poultry, free range eggs, artisan breads, organic maize products, fresh milk and butter, cheese, honey and a selection of craft beer and wine. Each week, Farm to Table Event Company will prepare seasonal, farm-driven food for purchase, and they’ll offer tastings, live acoustic music and a farm tour at each market. On Oct. 20, enjoy music by the Tom Hall and the Plow Brothers!

City Roots has partnered with other local, sustainable farmers to offer a fun, alternative shopping experience, as well as the chance to get to know the farmers and producers responsible for your food. The market is designed to be a one-stop shop for locally-sourced, CSA-driven meals, in a relaxed farm environment.

Want to know what farms are participating? Click here!

Visit their launch Facebook page here. Enjoy Foodies!

Restaurant Week Columbia

The South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association announces a special edition of Restaurant Week… beginning October 13th and ending October 23rd.  Special offers from some of our favorite restaurants! Check these out:grill-marks-burger1

Grill Marks :: 3 for $15 includes choice of beverage (any non-alc beverage including drinks like a Salted Caramel Milkshake or an Orange Crush Float!) a delicious, fresh burger (they have 4 different types offered with the deal) and a side (white truffle parmesan fries for me, please!).  See the Restaurant Week menu here.

Mr. Friendly’s :: Enjoy a three course dinner for only $30 per person. Start off with any soup or salad on their menu and then move onto your main course, as you get to choose from a selection of 6 different entrees. Finally, round your meal with dessert! Yum. See their Restaurant Week menu here.

Gervais & Vine :: $48 per couple or $26 single plus $15 off any bottle of wine.  Share an appetizer, choose a salad or soup, share wonderful tapas and desserts! See the Restaurant Week menu here.

Solstice Kitchen :: Enjoy a three course dinner for only $30 per person. Start off by choosing any salad from their regular menu, butternut squash bisque, heritage farms pork belly tacos, peel & eat Atlantic white shrimp or fried green tomatoes…and that’s just your options for your first course! See their full Restaurant Week menu here.

Tombo Grille :: Enjoy a three course dinner for just $29 per person. For your main entree savor Palmetto Farms Cornish Hen, Shrimp and Grits, Braised Short Rib, Grilled Pork Tenderloin, or Seared Salmon…the choice is yours! View their full Restaurant Week menu here.

Cellar on Greene :: Enjoy a special dinner menu for only $22 per person. Enjoy three delicious courses of your choosing. For your second course you can choose pan seared lane snapper, citrus-ginger seared sea scallops, pan seared flat iron steak, bronzed pork tenderloin, or bucatini primavera! Yum. See their full Restaurant Week menu here.

M Kitchen :: $50 per couple INCLUDES a bottle of wine!  Share an appetizer (bring on the Fried Avocado!), choose 2 entrees (love they included Jumbo Shrimp in the menu), and then share a signature dessert like Green Tea Cheesecake! See the Restaurant Week menu here.

View all participating restaurants here!

NewsFlash: The Final Door

Foodies. We have a fun idea for you! If you like beer or wine…or mysteries…or clue games…or a challenge. Or all of the above – the Final Door is for you.final-door-drinks1

The Final Door located at 930 Knox Abbot Drive in Cayce, is a fun alternative to a bar if you are looking for something a little different for your next date night or group hang out. The Final Door, Columbia’s Ultimate Escape Room Game, is the only escape room in Columbia that serves beer and wine!

They have a cozy lobby with games, beer and wine. Arrive at least 30 minutes early for some pre-gaming & liquid courage in their lounge before your escape room experience. Or purchase beverages to be hidden in your room that you can find while you are playing!! How cool is that? Find drinks throughout your adventure! Also, you can stay afterwards and watch the next group play, while enjoying your beer/wine/non-alcoholic beverage. They have a variety of rotating options from low to high end wines. Andre and Line 39’s Pinot Noir (if you’re on a budget) to Chateau Montelena (bottles only) & 2010 Merlot by Broken Earth Winery. They also offer non-alcoholic drinks such as coke, Gatorade, root beer, red bull, etc.

Lounge AreaAt the Final Door, sixty minutes will fly by as you attempt to unlock the door to your escape – leave your high heels at home. Their escape room called The Sacrifice goes something like this: You’ve been captured by the Sisterhood of the Eastern Star! Use your wit to solve puzzles and escape your captors. Can you escape the room before one of your team members are sacrificed by the cult? Up to 8 people in the room, restraints used for part of the game, must be 18+ to play without parental consent, uneven floors.

Opening in just a few weeks, Blackout will be a brand new room built for 2-4 people, making it great for a thrilling date night. Are you afraid of the dark? You awaken to find yourself trapped in a pitch black cellar. Will you be able to overcome your fear and escape before your kidnapper returns? Pitch black conditions for portions of the game, uneven floors.

And then Zombie Apocalypse is opening later in October – just in time for the Halloween scares!  There is 1 hungry zombie chained to the wall in this room and you only have 60 minutes to escape. Every 5 minutes a buzzer sounds & the chain is released another foot from the wall! Ahh!

Although their rooms are known to claim many victims, visitors of all ages are sure to have a great time! The Final Door is the most challenging fun you’ll ever have in sixty minutes. So, gather up a group of friends, family, or co-workers for happy hour or after dinner drinks and see if you can work together to solve puzzles, find clues, and ultimately escape one of their rooms. Book your room here!!!

The Final Door

The Final Door is 100% locally owned and operated. These two sisters, Lexie and Tracy, have a passion for giving you the highest quality experience – have fun, Foodies!

News Flash: Win a Cupcake!

Love those little delicious puffs of moist cake topped with mounds of sugary sweetness? If your first name is chosen as the Name of the Day at either Sweet A Cupcake Company in the Village at Sandhills or at Cupcake Paradise in Irmo, you win!

Pick from a wide variety of cupcake flavors including the seemingly too good to exist “Breakfast Cupcake” which includes French Toast cake with maple buttercream topped with bacon! If you’re into more traditional flavors, these cupcake bakeries have offer lovely Red Velvet, Strawberry Cheesecake, and Lemon Drop.

To see if your first name is chosen, use social media. Both cupcake shops post daily: Sweet A Cupcake Company and Cupcake Paradise.

News Flash: HHG’s Loyalty Club

HaHHG Loyalty Cardve you heard about Homegrown Hospitality Group’s new Loyalty Club? It’s free to join, and you can start earning credits right away!  Here in the Columbia area, the group operates Kaminsky’s Dessert Cafe, Liberty Tap Room & Grill, Liberty on the Lake, Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse and Pearlz Oyster Bar!  Not far away (in places like Charleston and Myrtle Beach) you’ll find other members of the group like TBonz Gill & Grill, Liberty Brewery & Grill and Flying Fish Public Market & Grill.  Visit the company’s website here.

Here’s how it works, foodies. For every $1 you spend (discounts, tax & gratuity excluded) at any one of these restaurants, you earn 1 point on your card. Every time you accumulate 100 points you will automatically earn $10 on your loyalty card! Having a loyalty card will help you stay on top of all that’s happening at HHG, as you will be informed of special events, latest activities, and BONUS point opportunities.

Start “earning as you enjoy” by heading to any of the participating Homegrown Hospitality Group restaurant locations (listed above) to get your loyalty card! See more information on Homegrown Hospitality Group’s Loyalty Card system here.

News Flash: Download Old Mill Brewpub’s App

Old Mill Brewpub BurgerFoodies, we are all about getting your taste buds the best deals that we can…and this is an AWESOME deal you don’t want to miss.

Download Old Mill Brewpub’s App and start saving instantly. Just go to your App store provider and enter “Old Mill Brewpub” to receive weekly coupons, a rewards card, and updated menus and specials! Also use the app to keep up to date with special events at Old Mill Brewpub.

So download the app, and enjoy just another reason to spend your evening at the Old Mill Brewpub! Click here to download the app for Androids and here for Apple products.

News Flash: Brunch at Twisted Spur Brewing!

Twisted Spur Brewing BrunchIt’s aTwisted Spur Brewinglmost time for BRUNCH at Twisted Spur Brewing! Join them Saturdays and Sundays from 10 AM – 2 PM for their Twisted Brunch menu and craft beer and cocktail specials starting on Saturday, July 30th!

Try their spectacular new items such as the Brunch BLT, made from grilled bakery sourdough with smoked cheddar, pesto mayo, fire roasted tomatoes, peppered bacon, fried eggs and sunflower microgreens. Or enjoy the brunch version of steak tenderloin, featuring steak, marinated Portobello and baby Swiss omelette with crispy smash browns, and grilled English muffin. We can’t wait for July 30th to finally arrive!

News Flash: New App to Locate Roadside Produce Stands

SC DHEC Released App to Locate Roadside Produce Stands

SC DHEC MapDHEC compiled a SC Fruit and Vegetable Outlet Inventory that was used to create a handy app for the average shopper who wants FRESH, local produce! Shopping local just became a whole lot easier, Foodies, as this app offers information on farmer’s markets and roadside markets across the entire state. Visit this free app online by going to gis.dhec.sc.gov/Farmersmarkets.

Here you will find an interactive map that shows the location, hours, and accepted payment types for more than 200 farmers markets and roadside produce stands across the state! You’ll find that “F” stands for Farmers Markets and “R” stands for Roadside stands and by golly there are a lot of tSC DHEC Farmer's Markets Maphem!

According to Lisa Davis, the DHEC Director of Health Services, “Access to fresh fruits and vegetables can be a defining factor that distinguishes a thriving community from a disadvantaged one. The app makes it easy to find local, affordable options for fresh produce throughout the state, which can help empower people to make healthy eating choices for their families.”

Helping people discover that cooking fresh foods can be easy and delicious, the new app includes healthy, fun recipes each month that feature in-season produce. Watermelon Kabobs are the featured recipe for July, so be sure to check it out!

News Flash: Cow Appreciation Day @ CFA

Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-fil-A ChickFilA-ChickenSandwich

Tuesday July 12th, 2016 | open – 7pm

Chick-fil-A’s highly anticipated Cow Appreciation Day is Tuesday, July 12th this year. The rules are simple: wear anything cow-like and get a free entrée from open – 7pm! Guests in cow attire may select any breakfast, lunch or dinner entrée, and kids dressed like a cow may select a Kid’s Meal.

You may have noticed that there have been a couple changes to the award system this year. In previous years, those who dressed like a cow from head to toe received any meal free while those who were partially dressed up received a free entrée. This year that system is changing. To make the award more consistent, Chick-fil-A is now only giving out free entrées regardless of how cow-crazy your costumes are. But can we really complain? It’s still free!

CFA Appreciation DaySo on July 12th, don your cow-related items, and enjoy a free breakfast entrée such as the Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit or some delicious Chick-n-Minis.  But don’t remove your cow costume just yet! Return for lunch and dinner, and savor entrées such as the Grilled Chicken Cool Wrap and the Chick-fil-A Cobb Salad. Also, if you’re tired of chicken by the time dinner rolls around (impossible!) then your “entrée” can be a small hand-spun milkshake, Iced Coffee, Frosted Coffee or Frosted Lemonade.

Even if all you can pull together is a cow hat, visit your local Chick-fil-A and enjoy the festivities & great (free) food! Get creative & don’t forget to snap some pics to commemorate your udder-ly amazing costumes!

 

News Flash: Vote For Grill Marks

We’re proud of our city and its awesome growth the past few years, right?  We have some fantastic restaurants here in Soda City, and it would be great for the world to recognize Columbia for something other than Confederate flags and historic floods.  Well, here’s our chance! Grill Marks (in the Vista) has an awesome burger entered in the James Beard Foundation’s Blended Burger Project, which brings awareness to crafting a healthier burger & is dedicated to exploring the ways that food enriches our lives. So please vote for Grill Marks here!  The project brings awareness to making a healthier burger, so Grill Marks has blended shiitake mushrooms, basil and garlic with their dry-aged, DeBragga Certified Angus Beef, making a burger that’s 35% less calories and 40% less fat than a normal burger patty.  

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Grill Marks is in one of the top few spots (out of 250 contestants) & they need your help Foodies! You can vote daily from a link on their website through July 31, 2016.

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Also, introducing their NEW Grill Barks — all natural dog treats for their dog guests! Grill Marks has one of the most dog-friendly patio’s in Cola & they just stepped up their game for your furry pooch…they’ll be asking to go back before you are even to your car.