Recently Opened: East Bay Deli

Opening OpenEast Bay Deli in West Columbia

108 Sunset Court, West Columbia | 803-791-1150

East Bay Deli, across from Lexington Medical Center on US 378, is now open! East Bay features “deli-cious” breakfast items, sandwiches, wraps, desserts, and an exceptional salad bar! We at Foodie News know what we’re talking about; we visited the first East Bay Deli in Columbia, at the Hub on Main Street back in February, and absolutely loved the authentic, New York deli-style fare we tried! See our review of the place here.

Need to eat in a hurry? Order online and in about 15 minutes your food will be ready for pickup! Can’t get away for lunch? No worries; EBD on Sunset delivers within 2.5 miles. Check out the menu here!

EBD CD Cheesecake

EBD’s “Carnegie Deli” Cheese Cake

Openings!

East Bay Deli

1426 Main St. (in the block with The Hub) Downtown Columbia | 803.814.2277 fried-chicken-wrap

East Bay Deli, a newcomer from Charleston, plans to open its doors on Thursday, November 17th. Boy are we glad they’re here! East Bay Deli is a New York-style deli with a distinctive southern flair; it offers traditional deli favorites, as well as a variety of grilled items, salads, healthy sandwiches and wraps.  The company has grown since its founding in 2001, opening new locations in Mount Pleasant and in North Charleston and now, up the road, here in Columbia! The food is fresh, deli-cious…and affordable! East Bay Deli has been voted the best deli in Charleston for 13 years, and they’re planning on impressing the heck out of us Foodies here in ColaTown.

East Bay Deli’s menu for Columbia is slightly different than other locations as they modified the breakfast menu a bit. Plus, outdoor pet seating will be available!

Operating Hours:

*Nov. 17 – Nov. 20th open from 11am – 9pm

Sunday – Saturday: 7am – 9pm

*They also deliver and their delivery hours are from 11am – 8:30pm

Website: EastBayDeli.com

Papa Gios

7210 Broad River St. 
Papa Gios opened another location on November 10th

Papa Gio's Pasta!at 7210 Broad River Road operating the same hours & boasting the same menu as the other Lexington location. In addition another location plans to open its doors on December 16th at Cherokee Lakes Plaza where Allstar Pizza formally was (1965 Augusta Road, Lexington). This new location will have the same hours as the Lexington location, but have an expanded menu! Mr. Giovanni also plans to open a 3rd Columbia location downtown and all the Foodies cheered. View Papa Gio’s menu here. Savor wings, gourmet pizza, burgers, Strombolis, Calzones, Paninis, hot subs, traditional pasta dishes, cold subs, wraps, seafood, and more.

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Don Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina

114 Afton Ct. | 803.764.3111

Conveniently located across from the Columbiana Centre mall near Carmike Cinemas, Don Tequilas Mexican Grill & Cantina recently opened and now offers an impressive variety of authentic Mexican dishes, including fajitas, quesadillas, tacos, encDon Tequilas Calamari Locohiladas and burritos. However, Don Tequilas is not your typical, cookie-cutter Mexican restaurant, as its menu features many truly innovative seafood dishes with a south-of-the-border twist, while also serving creative chicken, sausage, and beef dishes. While dining at Don Tequilas, also enjoy a refreshing variety of margaritas, mojitos, wine, and beer at their huge bar!

We started off with an interesting appetizer “Calamari Loco” a mound of deep fried tender calamari topped with pico de gallo, chipotle cream sauce, and chili limey tajin. We then shared a dish know as “Fajitas Tropicales,” which included marinated chicken, jumbo shrimp and chorizo, cooked with pineapple, bell peppers, and onions. It was huge and amazing!  But we managed to save room for classic Mexican desserts – churros and flan. Magnifico! Visit their Facebook page here!

Lunch: Mon – Fri 11 AM – 4 PM (lunch specials!)

Dinner: All day Saturday and Sunday and weekday evenings 4pm til close

Hours of Operation:

Mon. – Thurs: 11am – 10pm
Friday: 11am – 11pm
Saturday: 11am – 10:30pm
Sunday: 11am – 9:30pm

Main Street Public House

1556 Main St. | 803.834.3409
Main St Public House meat dishDowntown Columbia has a new face on the block, Foodies!  Located on the corner of Main Street and Taylor sits the Main Street Public House. Specializing in refined casual cuisine, the Main Street Public House is open 7 days a week serving lunch & dinner as well as brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Main Street Public House’s menu is designed in‐house and almost entirely from scratch. Complementing their seasonal menus, Main Street Public House also serves premium, NY style pizza in their custom brick oven throughout the day as well as into the evening.

Main Street Public HouseEnjoy their rustic bar, which serves up hand crafted cocktails, unique wines and a wide variety of quality brews on tap. Later in the evening the Main Street Public House transforms from restaurant to a more festive environment with live music from regional musicians and DJ’s. Keep up to date on events, deals, and live music on their Facebook page.

Hours of Operation:

Mon – Fri 11 AM – 2 AM
Sat & Sun 10 AM – 2 AM

Lunch Menu:  11 AM – 4 PM
Dinner Menu: 5 PM – 10 PM
Pizza Menu: All Day
Sat & Sun Brunch: 11 AM – 2 PM

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The Casual Pint

807 Gervais St.   |  803.832.7468

The Casual Pint recently opened its doors at 807 Gervais St. in the Vista.  A craft beer The Casual Pint logomarket, The Casual Pint offers customers beer-to-go or a pint right in the store.  They have a number of draft beer selections on tap, and they sell pints and flights.  Growlers can be filled from the tap too!  Their Direct Draw Tap system keeping the beer lines short, easy to clean and ensuring customers the freshest beer possible.  Packaged beer is available in singles, 6-packs, cases & Craft-Your-Own 6-Packs. Check them out on Facebook for the latest offers.

Monday-Thursday: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am

Sunday: 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina (West Columbia)

2507 Sunset Blvd  |  803.999.2445

Salsarita's Fresh Cantina Nachos

Salsarita’s Fresh Cantina has opened for business in West Columbia. Located on Sunset Blvd near I-26, the new store is the 4th Salsarita’s in the Greater Columbia area.  A fairly new brand on the Mexican culinary scene, Salsarita’s started in Charlotte in 2000 and has spread to 19 states.  The place is brightly lit and colorfully decorated, and advertises that its foods are prepared in-house fresh everyday. Try signature dishes like Quesoritos, Tortilla Pizzas or classics like tacos or nachos ($6 on Wednesdays) topped with hand-mashed guacamole. With a variety of salsas (including pineapple!) to dip with their tortilla chips, customizable burritos, tacos, salads, bowls and quesadillas… if you are in the mood for Mexican, Salsarita’s offers a great menu.

Hours of operation:
Sunday – Thursday: 11AM – 9PM
Friday and Saturday: 11Am – 9:30PM


Hollow Creek Distillery
Hollow Creek Distillery Grand Opening

112 Rocky Ridge Rd., Leesville | 803.470.6010 
Hollow Creek Distillery recently celebrated their grand opening and are open for folks to visit the red barn, take a tour and taste a sample (and they’re hopin’ you’ll buy a bottle!)  They offer small batch, hand-crafted southern moonshine.  A family-owned business built with the sole intention of providing high quality spirits to a market thirsty for old-fashioned moonshine. From a planted seed to a sealed bottle, this is theirs.  Take a ride out to their place on Lake Murray this week and see what it’s all about!
 
Hours of operation:
Thursday: 1pm – 7pm
Friday: 10am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 7pm

 

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The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

2617 Devine St. | 803.465.4947

Having opened their doors about 4 weeks ago, we’ve been delighted by their DEVINE Cinnamon rolls ever since! What makes their cinnamon rolls so special, eh? Their dough is made in house everyday from a special Hawaiian sweet bread recipe and this combined with their special cinnamon sugar blend & vanilla butter whipped cream cheese icing makes this a treat you won’t forget! In addition to amazing cinnamon rolls, they offer chili, kids meals, grilled panini, specialty sandwiches and more. Take a look at their full menu here!

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Sunday: 7am – 2pm (closed Mondays)

Shrimp & OystersGolden Bay Seafood Restaurant

6164 St. Andrews Rd. | 803.851.6372

Located by the Seven Oaks shopping center, this two month (old) NEW restaurant serves all the seafood that you could imagine. From many kinds of fish to oysters, shrimp, crab, stuffed clams and more your taste buds are sure to be in heaven. They have 2 types of platters that come with an impressive spread, plus they offer daily specials. Sunday’s lunch special is Lemon Baked Chicken for $7.19 and they offer their baby shrimp special ALL day on Sunday’s for $7.49.

Hours of Operation:

Sunday – Thursday: 11am – 9pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm

The Root Cellar logoThe Root Cellar

420 Columbia Ave., Lexington | 803.359.5436

Modern food, southern roots. That’s the Root Cellar’s mantra. The restaurant opened its doors in Lexington in mid-June, offering made-from-scratch dishes using the freshest ingredients from local growers and producers. They’re located in the same building on HWY 378 where Stefano’s was located. Signature items on their menu include Southern Egg Rolls (made with pimento cheese and pulled pork!), Pickled Shrimp, Deviled Eggs topped with bacon and green onions, a Blackened Catfish BLT, a Hot Honey Fried Chicken Sandwich, Buttermilk Fried Chicken, a Double Cut Pork Chop and Banana Pudding Pound Cake.  Sounds like a recipe for success to us!

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Saturday: 11am – 10pm
Sunday: 11am – 2:30pm

The Lula Drake

1635 Main St. | 803.917.8107The Lula Drake

Opening this month in an Historic Main St. building, Lula Drake is billing itself as a Wine Parlour. They will be offering a varied menu of both food and spirits (with emphasis on the “spirits”.) Here’s what we can tell you: They are calling it Casa in Casa, or “House to House.” Think about discovering the small towns of Italy, Spain, France, Germany, or Austria, and then, suddenly, a wonderful villager invites you into their home to share what was brought in that day. For the Lula Drake, that means small plates, and a limited menu based on the wines and beers they’re pouring that day. Vegetarian options, of course, as well as Columbia’s base for the finest ham on earth- Jamon Iberico. Looking forward to seeing you soon.They will have a limited menu with small plates that are based on the wines and beers they are pouring that day. They will also have vegetarian options, as well as Columbia’s base for the finest ham on earth – Jamon Iberico (pictured on right). Their wine list will feature natural wines from small wineries. Why? Natural wines are family and farm driven with limited availability and the vineyards are organic, meaning these natural winemakers never use pesticides, added sugars, etc. Lula Drake will offer unique wines with history, as the basement at Lula Drake just keeps on offering riches from the past. They say that with “every glass, we drink in the shadow of where a wine has been, where it’s from, who made it and why.”

Sure Fire Tacos and Tortilla GrillSure Fire Tacos

916 Gervais St. | 803.764.1016

Tex-Mex with a twist! This Texas chain opened their Columbia location on June 13th! All of their recipes and ingredients are prepared fresh daily, from their 5 signature salsas to their scratch-made tortillas. Offers a casual, inviting atmosphere with an open bar and outdoor patio seating. Build your own nachos for $8, savor more than 10 kinds of tacos!, and feast upon their hearty quesadillas & burritos.

Join them for their grand opening party July 9th starting at 11 in the morning until Close!! Live music, fun games, and great drink specials!

Hours of Operation:

Open daily 11am – 10pm

Caribbean Soul Grill

901 Holland Ave, Cayce | 803.851.7477 Caribbean Soul Grill

Pay market price for crab legs, red snapper, and doctor fish at Caribbean Soul Grill, Foodies. The restaurant opened up in May and offers dine-in seating, as well as take out. Over 5 entrees are dedicated to chicken and they have more than 5 sides. Variety, ingenuity, & new! With 10 sauces to choose from and  appetizers like mozzarella sticks to taste for just $5…your taste buds will be in heaven. Can’t decide on just one appetizer? Ask for their “dis & dat” appetizer that will have a little bit of this & a little bit of that! Branch out with their Curry goat, Ackee & Saltfish (made with real coconut oil) & oxtail specialty dishes. Featuring a bar and their might just be a Sweet Potato Pudding on their menu for just $2.50. Fun for all!

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday: 11am – 11pm
Friday – Saturday: 11am – 1am
Sunday: 12pm – 11pm