Food Lover Events: Mid-September 2017

Food Lover Events

 

SC Pedal Parlor: Sunday Funday!

Pedal Parlor logoSundays in Sept. | $20 per person | 2 hours long 

Party on a Sunday with SC Pedal Parlor! All passengers must be 21+ and are asked to bring along your photo ID. Their Sunday Funday! tours begin at 12pm noon or 2:30pm…visit their website here to book your public or private tour today! It’s the best bar crawl in town! Bike can fit up to 16 people, so gather your friends, co-workers, club members, neighbors and reserve your spot today! scpedalparlor.com

 

Columbia’s Greek Festival

Thursday, Sept. 14 – Sunday, Sept. 17 | Thurs. – Sat: 10am to 10pm, Sun: 12 to 8pm | 
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 1931 Sumter Street

This annual four day event is hosted by the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Columbia. Experience Greek culture in food, dance and music! Enjoy specialty Greek cuisine like Greek chicken, pastitsio, peasant shrimp, keftedes (meatballs), and roast lamb, Greek salad, dolmades and spanakopita, gyros and souvlaki, mezedaki, calamari, and more! For something sweet, be sure to visit the pastry shop for a delicious variety of desserts. The festival will also have shopping, art, music, and different types of traditional dancing demos. More here.

Ride the Columbia Brew Bus

Columbia brew bus tourThe Columbia Brew Bus is the best way to tour and taste Columbia’s craft breweries and distilleries! Enjoy their Wine & Spirits Tour or their Columbia Brew Tour…or both! 🙂

Wine & Spirits Tour: Every other Saturday from 2:30pm – 6pm! Current tour stops include Copper Horse Distilling, Crouch Distilling and The Vino Garage. Tour begins at Bourbon, located at 1214 Main St. You’ll get at least 3 different craft spirit samples at distilleries and a curated tasting of at least four different wine samples at Vino Garage.

Columbia Brew Tour: This ride includes a brewery led tasting session and facility tour at Conquest Brewing, River Rat Brewery and Swamp Cabbage Brewing. Tours begin at Liberty Taproom located at 828 Gervais St. Enjoy at least 16 oz. of beer samples at each stop, a Q&A with brewery staff, a facility tour led by a brewery staff member, and a chance to buy brewery merchandise. This is a 21 and over tour.

All Aboard the BBQ Dinner Train!

Saturday, September 16 | 6:30pm | South Carolina Railroad Museum, 110 Industrial Park Road, Winnsboro

SCRMAll Aboard the BBQ Dinner Train! View the countryside and enjoy the breeze from an open air car as you travel to Rion for a delicious BBQ dinner with your family. The Rockton, Rion and Western Railroad is owned and operated by the South Carolina Railroad Museum. Tickets here.

Tombo Grille Mondays: Burger, Fries, Beer and Live Music for $9

Every Monday Night 5:30 – 10pm | 4517 Forest Dr | 803-782-9665tom

Life doesn’t get much better than this, folks. A fabulous Tombo Grille burger, fries, frothy beer and some of the best live music in the Midlands!  Music plays from 7pm – 10pm. Check out their musicians each Monday on their Facebook page here.

Gervais & Vine: Indian Summer Rose Dinner

Wednesday, September 20 | at Gervais & Vine (620-A Gervais St.)

Celebrate the passing of summer at G&V! This dinner will feature 4 different wines, and delicious food to pair with each. The evening will start with cocktails at 6:30pm and wine, food and cheer at 7pm. Cost is $32 per person. Call 803.799.8463 for reservations. More here.

Sweet Tea Festival

Thursday, September 21 | 4 – 9pm | Downtown Summerville

matt-hoffman-310311​​Enjoy this annual event that takes place throughout downtown Summerville! Featuring plenty of sweet tea and food, unique shops and boutiques, and live music throughout the historic downtown area. More here.

Gervais & Vine: Jameson Whiskey Dinner

Friday, September 22 | at Gervais & Vine (620-A Gervais St.)

jamesonWith Jacob Benchoff of Southern Wine & Spirits. These events are always a lot of fun, as the Gervais and Vine folks create a party atmosphere, and help guests learn and enjoy spirits they may or may not know a lot about.  More information here.

Midlands Farm Tour | Sustainable Midlands

Saturday, September 23 | 11am – 6pm

IMG_5731New date!  Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of sustainable farms in Richland and Lexington counties! Learn about modern farm practices and methods, like aquaponics, experimental heirloom cultivation, hyperlocal wine production, “360 method” composting, rainwater harvesting, and use of alternative energy sources.

IMG_5738Meet the local producers who are practicing farm stewardship and sustainability, and hang out with some farm animals! See a list of participating farms here. Cost is only $10, and kids under the age of 10, along with WIC, SNAP, and EBT beneficiaries are admitted to the entire tour free of charge with proof of eligibility. Get your tickets here.

Giant Wine Sale and Tasting | Cellar On Greene

Saturday, September 23 | 12 – 2pm | 2001-D Greene Street

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Cellar On Greene is THE place to go to get your wine fix in Columbia! Cellar’s Wine Shop has hundreds of wines from around the world to choose from, with dozens of them open and ready for you to taste before you buy. Their Giant Wine Sale & Tasting takes place every other Saturday, and features deep discounts on bottles, ranging in price from $8 to the low $20s, so you can custom build a case while you’re there! Plus, you’ll get an extra 10% off when you purchase a case or more! On Sept. 9, spend your Saturday sampling from over 30 of their newest wines from 12-2pm (bubbles, pinks, whites & reds), plus try a reserve bottle that is often either limited allocation or a special release, from 12:30-1:30pm. Cost is $8 per person (but it’s FREE with a 2 bottle purchase!). More here.

Brunch at the Brewery | Swamp Cabbage Brewing Co.

Sunday, September 24 | 11:30am – 1pm | 921 Brookwood Drive

Another scrumptious Sunday brunch at the brewery! Enjoy a 5-course gourmet meal prepared by Chef Jean-Louis and Yvette. Make your reservation by Friday, Sept. 22. Don’t wait, this will sell out quickly! Tickets here.

Kid’s Night! | East Bay Deli West Columbia

Wednesday, September 27 | 4 – 9pm | 108 Sunset Court

kidKid’s Night will occur every Wednesday, from 4 – 9pm! On Kids Night, kids eat for FREE (limitations apply), there will be an event guest, and plenty of kid-friendly fun! Tonight’s event guest is Emerald’s Artistry Entertainment. They will be on site doing Balloon Art and Face Painting. More here.

 

Great American Whiskey Fair

Thursday, September 28 | 5:30 – 9pm | 701 Whaley Street

The Great American Whiskey Fair is the largest celebration of American whiskey in the Southeast, with over 100 different distilleries and bottlers presenting over 500 whiskeys, bourbons and ryes! Taste from a variety of domestic whiskeys, as well as whiskeys from Scotland, Ireland, Canada and Japan. Chat with distillery owners, master distillers, blending masters and brand ambassadors, and enjoy delicious eats from Bourbon, Columbia’s premiere whiskey and cocktail bar, and LowCo BBQ. More here.

Swamp Cabbage Beer & Chocolate Pairing

Assorted Chocolate pralines on brown backgroundFriday, September 29 | 6 – 8pm | at Swamp Cabbage Brewery (921 Brookwood Drive)
Evolution through Chocolate will again host this pairing at Swamp Cabbage Brewery, where unique, delicious chocolates are complimented by Swamp Cabbage’s original brews. Check Facebook for upcoming chocolate pairing menu. Tickets are only $16, and seating is limited, so RSVP to 803.939.2589, or go here.

44th Annual Irmo Okra Strut Festival

Friday, September 29 – Saturday, September 30 | 7507 Eastview Drive

neha-deshmukh-107352017 marks the 44th year of family fun, live music and Okra, in all of its glory! The Okra Strut is packed full of fun events over the two day festival, including live music, Adult and Kids Okra Eating contests, Okra Strut Festival Parade, rides, food and plenty of vendors. Fun for all ages all day long. Close off the day with more live music. Come join in on the best summer festival this side of the Mason-Dixon line! More here.

 

Oktoberfest on Main | Sumter 

Saturday, September 30 | 5pm | Downtown Sumter

For the eighth year in a row, Downtown Sumter will transform into the feel of an old German town! Featuring delicious German fare, drinks and live entertainment. More information here.

Coming up in October:

 

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Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner | Ruth’s Chris

Sunday, October 15| 924-A Senate Street, At the Hilton Hotel

Part of Ruth’s Chris’ TasteMaker Dinner Series, the Marchesi Antinori Wine Dinner will feature an exceptional 5-course dinner. More details to come in the October edition of Foodie News!

5th Annual HATS OFF to Cancer Survivors | Tombo Grille & Oh! Salon

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Join Oh! Salon and Tombo Grille for this event to benefit the SCOA CARES Foundation & SC Oncology Associates. Tickets are $25 at the door (food, wine & beer included), and there will be an “After Party” at Tombo Grille. Musical guests and silent auction items TBA. More here.  

Columbia Restaurant Deals – September 2017

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Rioz Early Bird Special | Fridays in September

Fridays: September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 | 5 – 6pm | 410 Columbiana Drive

riozzzVisit Brazil, via Columbia, at Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse! If you’ve been waiting to try South Carolina’s Premier Churrascaria, September is the time to do it! Rioz always features hand-cut beef, poultry, pork and lamb (see descriptions here), cut and offered tableside by their Gauchos, and an extensive salad buffet of hot and cold seasonal favorites, including seafood and sushi. Fridays in September, you can treat yourself to all of this for only $29.95 (from 5-6pm), during their Early Bird Special promotion. Come experience Southern Brazilian-style cooking at an unbeatable

 

Sure Fire Tacos | Thirsty Thursdays

916 Gervais St. | 803.764.1016

sftBeer with your bowl? Yes, please! Get $3 drafts with purchase of nachos or a bowl on Thursdays only. Build Your Own Nachos are a huge portion of chips served with up to 5 toppings of your choice & topped with house-made queso blanco, and your pick of protein: Marinated Steak, Chicken, Seasoned Beef, Brisket, or Carnitas. A Bowl consists of your choice of Marinated Steak, Chicken, Seasoned Beef, Brisket, Carnitas, Mahi-Mahi, or Grilled Shrimp, combined with up to 5 toppings of your choice served on top of either cilantro lime rice or lettuce. More here.

100 Days of Jerky | Beef Jerky Outlet

jerky100Love jerky in all of its varieties? From Aug. 16 until Black Friday, select jerky flavors will be 20% off at Beef Jerky Outlet in Columbia! For September:

  • Day 24 (Sept. 8): Sweet-N-Hot
  • Day 25 (Sept. 9): Apple Wood Bacon
  • Day 26 (Sept. 10): Cherry Maple Turkey
  • Day 27 (Sept. 11): Sweet Bourbon
  • Day 28 (Sept. 12): Garlic Sausage Sticks
  • Day 29 (Sept. 13): Ostrich
  • Day 30 (Sept. 14): Cracked Black Pepper
  • Day 31 (Sept. 15): Jalapeno
  • Day 32 (Sept. 16): Slap Ya Mama Crawfish
  • Day 33 (Sept. 17): Biltong
  • Day 34 (Sept. 18): Bloody Mary
  • Day 35 (Sept. 19): Teriyaki Dehydrated
  • Day 36 (Sept. 20): Hot & Spicy Sausage Sticks
  • Day 37 (Sept. 21): Cherry Maple Beef
  • Day 38 (Sept. 22): Summer Sausage
  • Day 39 (Sept. 23): Peppercorn Beef
  • Day 40 (Sept. 24): Original Sausage Sticks
  • Day 41 (Sept. 25): Sweet Maple Bacon
  • Day 42 (Sept. 26): Reaper
  • Day 43 (Sept. 27): Cajun BBQ Brisket
  • Day 44 (Sept. 28): Wild Boar
  • Day 45 (Sept. 29): Fire
  • Day 46 (Sept. 30): Jalapeno Sausage Sticks

In store purchases only, cannot be combined with other specials. See more Days of Jerky Selections here.

Newsflash: 100 Days of Beef Jerky!

100 Days of Jerky | Beef Jerky Outlet

Love jerky in all of its varieties? From Aug. 16 until Black Friday, select jerky flavors will be 20% off at Beef Jerky Outlet in Columbia! For August:

  • Day 1 (Aug. 16): Original Smoked
  • Day 2 (Aug. 17): Honey BBQ Turkey
  • Day 3 (Aug. 18): Australian Outback
  • Day 4 (Aug. 19): Sweet & Spicy
  • Day 5 (Aug. 20): Moonshine
  • Day 6 (Aug. 21): Original Dehydrated
  • Day 7 (Aug. 22): Alligator
  • Day 8 (Aug. 23): Teriyaki Smoked
  • Day 9 (Aug. 24): Fireball
  • Day 10 (Aug. 25): Venison
  • Day 11 (Aug. 26): Ol’ Smokey
  • Day 12 (Aug. 27): Prime Rib
  • Day 13 (Aug. 28): Duck
  • Day 14 (Aug. 29): Honey Peppered Bacon Sausage Sticks
  • Day 15 (Aug. 30): Roasted Garlic
  • Day 16 (Aug. 31): Cajun BBQ Brisket

In store purchases only, cannot be combined with another specials. More here.

Beef Jerky Outlet

Beef Jerky OutletLocated between Regal Cinemas and Bonefish Grill, Beef Jerky Outlet brings Columbia an incredibly wide variety of the finest jerkies available. Although they do offer amazing beef jerky, Beef Jerky Outlet’s name doesn’t begin to describe the range of gourmet foods offered inside those double doors.

Beef Jerky Outlet DisplayBeef Jerky Outlet’s unique design allows you to browse and sample for yourself 32 of their jerkies as well as their assortment of flavored popcorns, candies, veggie chips, and cheese curds (imported from Wisconsin!). Try their many flavors of salmon jerky, sausage, bacon & ham jerky, turkey jerky, game jerky, and of course — beef jerky! Beef Jerky Outlet offers not only the basics, but also some truly unique and interesting flavors. Their Crawfish Flavor Beef Jerky combines two of your favorite things- beef jerky and a down home crawfish boil. The beef used for all the jerky is eye of the round and is from grass & U.S. grain fed cattle..no antibiotics, gluten free & slower in sodium!

Beef Box Gift (200 x 300)If you are a die hard fan of jerky, then you absolutely NEED the MegaBeef Box, which includes a stunning array of 1 lb Traditional Prime Rib, 8 oz Smoked Cherry Beef, 8 oz Smoked HBBQ Beef, 4 oz Traditional Slap Ya Mama Crawfish, 4 oz Traditional Roasted Garlic, 4 oz Smoked Teriyaki Beef, and 4 oz Smoked Reaper. It’s time to treat yourself!

Sauces and Rubs (200 x 314)Check out their massive selection of BBQ & hot sauces (collegiate labeling – every SEC, ACC and Big Ten school represented!), spices, jams, fresh cheeses, and pickled products — not to mention the hilariously sarcastic meat loving t-shirts for sale. Get their 3 Beer BBQ Rub (brown sugar sweet with mild heat), which really flavors Pork, Beef, Chicken and Fish. It can also spice up Baked Beans, Corn, Squash and Other Dishes. Try their Frostbite Hot Sauce (if you dare): the world’s first white hot sauce. WARNING. Nothing frosty here. Extremely hot. Ingredients: Vinegar, Water, Salt, and Aqua-resin of Capsicum. Beef Jerky Outlet even offers you the chance to easily grow your own Ghost Chili Pepper plant or your own Trinidad Scorpion Pepper plant! How awesome can one store be?! Shop for Beef Jerky Outlet products online here.

Rounding out the menu if you are feeling adventurous, you can try some exotic game meat jerky such as alligator, kangaroo, ostrich, and more. Oh my! Sample delicacies such as the Wild Boar BBQ Stick, the Peppered Elk Stick, or the Original Antelope Stick (just to name a mere few!). If you just can’t decide between the many choices, then check out the Wild Side Game Sample Pack: a 16-piece collection of 6 game jerky strips and 10 game meat sticks, comprised of no less than 9 different animals.

Head on down to Beef Jerky Outlet to experience a friendly, family store environment which definitely has something for everyone!

1260 Bower Parkway Suite A-5, Columbia, SC 29212  |  columbiasc.beefjerkyoutlet.com

Hours: Mon – Sat 10am – 9pm; Sun 12 – 6pm