Author: Charlene Slaughter

Meet Columbia SC: Chris Williams

Wednesday, March 2, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Chris Williams says cooking has always been a part of him. He’s been in the kitchen since he was nine years old, getting paid to cook since he was 15 and even when he was working in other professions, his life has always centered around food. The newly named South Carolina Chef Ambassador is...

Black History in Columbia SC

Monday, February 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

African American history and culture permeates throughout the Columbia region. From storied histories to the food scene, art and music, there are many ways to celebrate Black History Month in the heart of South Carolina. Here are a few suggestions. History From the Reconstruction Era to Civil...

Basketball Game Days in Columbia SC

Friday, January 21, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Make no mistake about it, Columbia SC is a basketball town. Home to a national champion women’s basketball team, led by a Hall of Fame Coach with a statue of Lady Gamecock legend, hometown hero and WNBA star Aja Wilson perched outside Colonia Life Arena (CLA), women certainly run the court in this...

Ways to Celebrates MLK Day in Columbia SC

Tuesday, January 4, 2022 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Columbia SC will celebrate the life of Civil Rights Leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through art, music, service and activism. Here are some ways to commemorate the legacy of Dr. King. King Day at the Dome The annual event, usually held at the South Carolina State House, will move to a virtual...

A Season of Thanks

Thursday, November 18, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

As we prepare to welcome guests, prepare meals and celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, there are many reasons to show and share gratitude. From being in the presence of family and friends to health and safety to the atmosphere, grit and charm that make up the fabric of the region, this is the season...

24 Hours in Lexington

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

The town of Lexington is full of personality and charm with a mix of old and new, and a traditional yet quirky vibe. Here are a few must visits while you’re in town. Start with Sips Second Wave Coffee and Books definitely fits into the unexpected category. With freshly brewed coffee, sweet treats,...

Meet Columbia SC: Javier Uriate

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 12:00 AM by Charlene Slaughter

Chef Javier Uriarte says though the food he serves at his restaurant is Peruvian inspired, it is absolutely akin to the comfort food Southerners love. Comfort is not a portion or a style, he said. It’s a feeling. The chef/owner of Ratio in Northeast Columbia carved out a space for his tapas style...