Downtown and the Vista
Unfortunately, 929 Kitchen & Bar, Bourbon and Black Rooster changed their plans to open for indoor dining this week due to the circumstances of COVID-19. Sean Kim of 929 Kitchen & Bar is very concerned for the health of staff and patrons and was waiting to see if virus cases rose or fell in South Carolina over last weekend (they rose) and Kristian Niemi of Bourbon and Black Rooster, also concerned about the health of his staff and according to a recent Facebook video he posted, decided against reopening for fear he’d have to close again (many restaurants have met this fate in recent weeks). But hang in there, folks, these restaurateurs are keen on getting back to “normal” and will keep their finger on the pulse of the health of our community when making decisions. 929 Kitchen continues to offer takeout and curbside service and is dependent on our loyal support. Bourbon and Black Rooster will begin some special events like tastings, farm dinners and make-at-home takeout.
The Woody on Main Reopens on June 13
The all-new Woody on Main opens on Saturday and, boy are they excited! They have followed all the recommendations by the governor and DHEC to ensure the safety of both staff and customers, and look forward to getting back into the swing of the things. They will be operating at 50% capacity, so things will be a little different but they promise to keep it as safe as they can for everyone. Now serving food! More here.
Blue Marlin Remains Open
We were wondering how they are doing after some vandalism to their building during the protests. And turns out, they are doing just fine. Open regular hours, Monday – Sunday. More here.
California Dreaming Opens Dine-In on June 24
Starting June 24th, California Dreaming will be open for indoor seating, to-go, and reservations once again, at a smaller volume for recommended social distancing. Serving traditional American food and a variety of other recipes in a beautifully classy restaurant, carefully renovated from a historic train station. New hours will be 9am to 11pm every day. More here.
Cola’s Set to Reopen Dining Room on June 15
They’re opening the dining room and they’re taking reservations! (you will need one) Beginning at 5:30pm on Monday, Cola’s will once again welcome guests for indoor seating. Enjoy their ” “casual” fine dining bar/restaurant specializing in seafood, steaks and other culinary creations influenced by a broad range of ethnic cooking. There is an emphasis on fresh ingredients and locally grown food where possible.” More on Facebook.
Pearlz Oyster Bar is open now
Open now for limited capacity dine-in, takeout, and online orders! Pearlz is back to serving up cold drinks and the freshest seafood starting at 4pm Monday to Friday, noon Saturday to Sunday. More on Facebook.
West Columbia – Cayce
Alodia’s Cucina Italiana open June 10
Starting June 10th, both Irmo and Lexington locations will continue serving classy Italian cuisine during dinner hours beginning at 4pm. No reservations needed! Dine-in or Takeout. More here.