Author: Helen Dennis

4 Reasons to Visit Columbia SC this Spring

Monday, April 5, 2021 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

With Winter squarely in our rear-view, we are ready to welcome springtime to Columbia SC. Bold Blooms Our city comes alive with beautiful blooms at the first hint of spring. From the cherry blossoms to pear trees, a walk through the State House Grounds is a perfect fusion of history and nature....
After a year of anticipation, the Gervais Street Bridge Dinner returns. One of Columbia SC's most iconic events, the dinner closes the Gervais Street Bridge to vehicle traffic while hundreds of guests sit for a family style meal with an unbeatable view. History The inaugural bridge dinner was in...

Meet Columbia SC: Chef Frank Bradley

Tuesday, March 2, 2021 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

When you talk about local with Chef Frank Bradley, you’ll quickly realize the topic goes beyond the ingredients he uses as the Executive Chef at Hendrix. This born and raised Columbia SC native has been making his way in local restaurants since high school. From prepping sandwiches at The Other...

Black History Month in Columbia SC

Friday, January 29, 2021 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Black history flows through the streets of Columbia SC, touching our modern lives through art, politics, food and beyond. This February, we dive deeper into that heritage with Black History Month. Events Historic Columbia wraps up their Color of Law series on February 4. Join this virtual event to...

Order Up! Christmas Dining in Columbia SC

Thursday, December 17, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

As the old song goes, Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat. But that doesn't mean you have to be the one to cook the goose, ham, turkey or whatever dish is the centerpiece of your holiday meal. Let local chefs help take off some of the pressure of preparing Christmas dinner, they are the...

Are You Ready to Rock?

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 8:00 AM by Helen Dennis

One of the many things we’ve missed thanks to Covid-19, and there are many (we could really go for a group hug right about now), is live music. Columbia SC is a city that loves a good show. From Broadway shows at Koger Center and Hootie filling Colonial Life Arena to intimate concerts at the White...

Soup's On: Fill your bowl around Columbia SC

Monday, October 19, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

With sweater weather and fall foliage comes the coziest culinary time of year: soup season. Whether you’re nursing a cold or just warming up on a chilly day, there are plenty of spots to get your soup on. Asian Soups Different Asian cultures boast their own unique versions of comforting soups, and...

Long Weekend Plans: Labor Day in Columbia SC

Monday, August 31, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Who is up for a road trip? With plenty of outdoor activities, safe and clean hotels, and of course welcoming locals, Columbia SC is the perfect spot to spend your long Labor Day weekend. So load up the car for a change of scenery and get ready to make memories in the heart of SC. Friday: Once you...