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
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
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!
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 menu each March, and we were tripped out to … Continue reading Tombo Grille’s New 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
929 Kitchen & Bar 929 Gervais St. | 803.764.3825 Monday-Friday, 5 pm -7 pm Drinks: $1 off All Draft Beers$1 off All Wine$3 Soju Shooters$1 Soju Cocktails Bites: Beer & Fried dumpling combo, $8 Kaminsky's 930 Gervais Street | 803.550.9979 Monday - Friday 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $2 off Draft Wine by … Continue reading Our Happy Hour Suggestions
B's Restaurant and Sports Pub 2742 North Lake Drive | 803.781.5656 Monday - Sunday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $2.00 - $2.85 Domestic Beers (Bottle and Draft)$3.00 House Liquor Bonefish Grill 1260 Bower Parkway | 803.407.1599 Monday - Sunday, 4 pm - 6:30 pm Drinks: $1 off Draft Beers$4 House Wines$5 Select Spirits$5 Hand-Crafted … Continue reading Happy Hour in Irmo & Harbison
Beef O'Brady's 4561 Hard Scrabble Road | 803.708.0260 Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $3 Well Drinks$1 Select Domestic Beers$3 House Wines Bites: $4 Select Apps Buffalo Wild Wings 10056 Two Notch Road | 803.865.5222 Monday - Friday, 5 pm - 8 pm Drinks: $1.50 off All Draft Beers$1.50 off House Wine$1.50 … Continue reading Happy Hours Deals in Northeast Columbia
Bonefish Grill 4708 Forest Drive | 803.787.6200 Monday - Sunday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $1 off Draft Beers$4 House Wines$5 Select Spirits Burger Tavern 77 2631 Devine Street | 803.667.9608 Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 6 pm | Thursday, 4 - Close Drinks: $4 Mugs Bud Light & Shock Top (27 oz)$3 … Continue reading Happy Hour Deals in East & Southeast Columbia
Buffalo Wild Wings 5570 Sunset Boulevard | 803.957.2999 Monday - Friday, 5 pm - 8 pm Drinks: $1.50 off All Draft Beers$1.50 off House Wine$1.50 off Mixed Drinks$1.50 off House Margaritas Bites: $4 Street Tacos$4 Fried Pickles$4 Chili con Queso Dip$4 Mozzarella Sticks$4 Roasted Garlic Mushrooms The Casual Pint 217 Saluda Springs Road | 803.358.2337 … Continue reading Lexington Happy Hour Deals
Bar None 620 Harden Street | 803.254.3354 Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $1 off most Liquors$0.50 cents off Beer Cantina 76 2901-A Devine Street | 803.708.6004 Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $1 off any drinks1/2 priced House MargaritaFridays: $2 Corona, Corona Light, Summer Seasonal, Special Watermelon Mojito, … Continue reading Happy Hour in Five Points
Cafe Strudel 300 State Street | 803.794.6634 Tuesday - Sunday, 4 pm - 7 pm Drinks: $2.50 Domestic Beers$3 Draft Beers (Excluding Wicked Weed)$5 Specialty Drinks$3 House Wine$2.50 House Bourbon & Vodka Bites: $0.50 Smoked Wings$3 Duck Fat Fry Basket$5 Smoked Hummus Plate Carolina Wings & Rib House 2426 Fish Hatchery Road | 803.926.9622 Monday … Continue reading West Columbia & Cayce Happy Hour Specials
929 Kitchen 929 Gervais Street | 803-764-3825 Monday - Friday, 5pm - 7pm $1 off Draft Beer$1 off Wine$3 Soju Shooter$1 off Soju CocktailsBeer & Fried Dumpling Combo $8 Buffalo Wild Wings 4500 Devine Street | 803.738.8090 Monday - Friday, 4 pm - 8 pm Drinks: $1.50 off Absolut Vodka, Jack Daniels, and Captain Morgan$1.50 … Continue reading Happy Hour Columbia – Downtown & The Vista
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
Collard greens fresh from Clayton Rawl Farms in Lexington Little Pigs Barbecue king, Champ McGee, knows his way around a kitchen, having worked in the food service industry for more decades than he'd like me to state. He has long known that fresh produce, bought from local farms, enables him to create wonderful side dishes … Continue reading Little Pigs Barbecue :: Fresh Local Greens on Buffet
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
Endless Servings of Crepes for You and Your Guests! Want to wow your guests at your next backyard, courtyard, or lakeside get-together? Rent the Crepe Guy! Laurent from Crepes and Croissants on Sumter Street will arrive at your home with crepe maker and everything needed to turn out delicious savory and sweet crepes! Endless crepes … Continue reading This Spring: Host a French Crepe Party!
Just a reminder that 929 Kitchen & Bar in the Vista has "Bar" in its name for a reason... it's got an awesome bar! Looking for a new place to unwind after a long day? Happy Hour runs 4pm - 6pm, weekdays. The bar features comfy stools, a well-stocked bar, professional bartenders and a friendly … Continue reading Happy Hour at 929 Kitchen & Bar
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!
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
Exciting news, folks! Everyone's favorite New York style deli is now open in Irmo! This is the Charleston-based third Columbia location, following successes in downtown Columbia at 1426 Main Street on the first floor of The Hub, and in West Columbia at 108 Sunset Court across from Lexington Medical Center. 7688 Broad River Rd, Suite … Continue reading East Bay Deli Now Open in Irmo
When a friend of mine told me that her dad relocated to a Northeast Columbia neighborhood from Texas so that he could live near Little Pigs Barbecue, I wasn't surprised. Little Pigs Barbecue is one of those places you'd expect to see on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives on the Food Network. Owned by Champ McGee, … Continue reading Little Pigs Barbecue
Smoked for hours. Served in minutes. That's what Willie Jewell's promises and delivers. Have you tried this amazing little barbecue joint in Lexington off Sunset Boulevard (378) near I-20. It's definitely worth a drive and you'll love the deep smoked flavor these folks deliver no matter the meat. And here are some daily specials you'll … Continue reading Willie Jewell’s Old School Bar-B-Q Daily Specials
The brewers at Columbia Craft Brewing Company are going to begin offering tours of their facility in December! They'll give them on Thursdays and Saturdays at a nominal $10 per person, and that includes a glass of beer! So let them explain the brewing process, show you through, answer your questions and then Wa-La! Drink … Continue reading Columbia Craft :: Brewery Tours!
Readers of The State Newspaper have awarded the Best New Restaurant accolade to downtown Lexington's Irish pub, O'Hara's Public House. Haven't tried this place yet? Let me give you 5 reasons you should plan on it, even if you have to drive across town... it's WELL worth it. Reason #1 :: The Place. You feel … Continue reading O’Hara’s Public House is Best New Restaurant of 2018!
Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Dr, Ste 6 | 803.782.9665 Your perfect date night starts at Tombo Grille in Forest Acres where, on Thursdays, you'll get a delicious three-course dinner for two, for just $49! That includes your choice of one small bite to share, two entrees, and one dessert to share from the regular menu, … Continue reading Thursdays are Date Night at Tombo!
Turkey Day Vino Guest post by Rocky "The Wine Guy" Menge, of Palmetto Wine Sellers Friends, we are now at that time of year where holiday mayhem begins. That time of year where mental and physical exhaustion does battle with the fun of being with family and friends. Even though Christmas commercials started playing on TV … Continue reading Wines for the Holidays
Columbia Craft Brewing Company 520 Greene Street | 803-799-6027 Now pouring! Columbia Craft Brewing Company has two new fantastic sour ales for you to choose from! The first is Stuck in Port, a 5.1% ABV sour ale with peach and coconut notes. With cold temperatures outside, you'll definitely appreciate this new brew's warm island flavors! … Continue reading New! Sour Ales from Columbia Craft
More and more grocery stores in the Midlands are making convenient delivery services available to local customers. Check out what each has to offer!: Walmart To order, visit Walmart.com/grocery and place your grocery order. Walmart's personal shoppers will then pick up your items and deliver, according to your preferred time. Publix Just shop at Publix Super … Continue reading Groceries to Your Doorstep
Newsflash! Chick-fil-A has announced that they will partner with DoorDash restaurant delivery service, so now you can get your Original Chicken Sandwich, Waffle Fries, Nuggets and more brought to you! That's not all; Chick-fil-A and DoorDash will be giving away up to 200,000 free sandwiches (one per customer in participating cities) now through November 20, … Continue reading New Chick-fil-A Delivery Service
It's not often that we write bad reviews. They have to be REALLY bad for us to do it. But the owner of this place is Mark Segal and he is a notorious short-changer - on food, on cleanliness and more. Don't waste your money on this dive. Poor food served with little creativity, filthy … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Try This Place: Carolina Strip Club
Palmetto Wine Sellers 2218 Devine Street | 803.714.3320 Gardener Media recently attended a wine tasting at Palmetto Wine Sellers on Devine Street. Palmetto Wine Sellers provides the Midlands with a unique, modern, and more personal way to buy wine. Rocky "The Wine Guy" Menge is the establishment’s founder. He'll act as your own personal sommelier, by consulting with … Continue reading You Have to Try This Place: Palmetto Wine Sellers
Columbia Craft Brewing Company is an independent locally owned brewery in downtown Columbia. If you haven't gotten a chance to visit this place since it opened last year, you have been missing out... if you like craft beer, you will LOVE Columbia Craft. Their brew master is so creative, he has brewed almost 50 different … Continue reading New! Columbia Craft Brewing Company
Freddy's Frozen Custard & Steakburgers Three Columbia Locations! 457 Killian Rd | 10611 Broad River Rd | 2879 Sunset Blvd | freddysusa.com Don't worry if you can't make it over to the SC State Fair this month, Freddy's has the Funnel Cakes you're craving! What's even better than a Funnel Cake? A Funnel Cake Sundae, made … Continue reading Funnel Cake Sundaes
Mondays at Tombo Grille 4517 Forest Drive | 803-782-9665 Monday nights at Tombo are for burgers, beer and live music! Just $10 gets you one of Tombo’s amazing house-ground C.A.B. burgers, fries and a beer, along with local live music. Don’t miss out on this fun weekly tradition at Tombo! Located in the heart of Forest Acres. Reservations recommended. Call 803-772-9665 … Continue reading Mondays at Tombo
O'Hara's Public House 131 E. Main Street, Lexington | 803.785.4025 | oharas-public-house.com O'Hara's Public House is an authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant in the heart of historic downtown Lexington that serves classic Irish fare and American comfort food, as well as rotating lunch specials. Everyday, their chef creates an incredible dish that will have you … Continue reading O’Hara’s for Lunch
From Rocky, The Wine Guy (Palmetto Wine Sellers) For the longest time I believed the last wine I would every offer to my clients is a big alcohol fueled jammy red Zinfandel. I have long felt these wines were the antithesis of what a good wine should taste like. Yesterday, I was proven wrong when I … Continue reading Zinfandel Reserve
Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 tbsp baking powder 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp nutmeg 1/2 tsp salt 1 can of pumpkin 2 eggs 1/3 cup canola oil or olive oil 2 apples - peeled then diced 1 cup walnuts For streusel topping: 1 tbsp cold butter 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed … Continue reading Pumpkin Apple Muffins with Streusel Topping
Palmetto Wine Sellers Palmetto Wine Sellers on Devine Street is not your typical wine store; they don’t have a large retail space or lots of inventory. Instead, they search various outlets for wines that are unique and not commonly available, then offer them to you through tastings and on their website. PWS' Head Wine Guy, … Continue reading Seasonal Red Wines