Weekday Therapy: Crêpes and Croissants

Monday mornings can be difficult, and to start the week off right, we decided a good breakfast was in order. As it was approaching Bastille Day, France’s national holiday, French fare seemed appropriate, so we stopped in to one of Columbia’s favorite continental restaurants, Crêpes and Croissants. C&C’s owner and Master Crêpe Maker, Laurent, was … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Crêpes and Croissants

Weekday Therapy: Little Pigs BBQ

For this installment of Weekday Therapy, the Gardener Guides team decided to travel Northeast, to Little Pigs Barbecue on Alpine Road. We arrived at the perfect time; the lunch rush seemed to be over with. As most of us hadn’t been to the restaurant before, we were trying to behave like regulars, by following the … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Little Pigs BBQ

Weekday Therapy: Tombo Grille

One recent Hump Day, the Gardener Guides went looking for a dining spot - something unique and exciting, yet casual and welcoming. We decided to head over to Forest Acres, which fits that description as well! Forest Acres’ is known as "a city within a city", and its residents enjoy a wonderful assemblage of restaurants, … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Tombo Grille

Weekday Therapy: East Bay Deli

The Gardener Guides team wanted a midday meal that would satisfy the hungriest of us,have enough options for all our tastes, and be reasonably priced. Columbia has recently seen an uptick in the number of delicatessens on its dining scene. The latest addition is East Bay Deli, downtown on Main Street. Billing itself as “a … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: East Bay Deli

Weekday Therapy: Crêpes & Croissants

The Gardener Guides team was craving something new, something international, for lunch. Ooo la la oui oui!  We headed to Crepes and Croissants on Sumter Street. The dining room features French-inspired photos, goods, and reading material, with a case up front containing creme brulee and sweet croissants of the day. Laurent, the owner and chef, took … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Crêpes & Croissants

Weekday Therapy: Grill Marks

On a recent December weekday after work, with temperatures dipping, the Gardener Guides team, cold and hungry, was in search of some comfort before the holidays. We headed over to see if the good people at Grill Marks could help us out. We were immediately excited to see a cozy area with soft lighting, great … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Grill Marks

Weekday Therapy: Columbia Brew Bus

The Gardener Guides crew was in search of more than just drinks on a recent Friday night; we wanted an experience, we wanted to learn something...along with drinks. We opted for a scheduled tour with The Columbia Brew Bus! The tour began at the designated pick-up point, Liberty Taproom. During the wait, Liberty’s hostess told … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Columbia Brew Bus

Weekday Therapy: Gervais & Vine

Recently, the Gardener Guides team again crossed the Congaree River into the Vista in search of some Weekday Therapy. With clocks turned backward and dusk rapidly approaching, we were eager to find someplace warm and cozy to unwind. Found it: Gervais and Vine Mediterranean Wine and Tapas Bar! We parked in the spacious back lot … Continue reading Weekday Therapy: Gervais & Vine