Author: Helen Dennis

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...

Watermelon Crawl: Summer Sipping in Columbia SC

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Summertime in South Carolina means a fresh wave of seasonal ingredients flowing into Columbia SC kitchens and, perhaps more importantly, bars. This year, bartenders and brewers are getting creative with a sweet summer classic, the watermelon. Cool down with these refreshing concoctions until the...
The South is well known for its love of sweet tea and Columbia SC is no exception. It might sound like blasphemy to mess with a classic, but these twists on sweet tea are not to be missed on your next trip to town. Cromer’s Pnuts | Iced Tea with Lemon Cotton Candy Best known for their popcorn and...

Tent Travel: Spots to Camp in Columbia SC

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Are the great outdoors calling your name? Answer with a trip to Columbia SC. With miles of hiking trails and cool, welcoming waters just minutes from urban amenities, this city is ready for you. And at the end of the day, lay your head at one of these campsites. Lakeside Relaxation If your ideal...

#MaskUpColumbiaSC

Thursday, June 25, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Beginning Friday, June 26 the City of Columbia will require all people over the age of 10 to wear a face covering unless they are socially distanced or eating and drinking. While face coverings might not have been the accessory you were planning on rocking this summer, we'll never miss out on an...

Stay-Cation with the Kids

Friday, May 22, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

If sticking around the house for the last couple months has you longing for a day out, Columbia SC is ready to welcome you and the kids for a day of socially distant adventures. It's time to tie on your mask and load up the car. Good Morning Start your day with a drive through Main Street. You and...
Locals and visitors alike know that the best way to cool off during the Columbia SC summers is out on the water. If you’re unfamiliar with the rivers that flow through downtown or the lakes that offer relief from a warm summer day, don’t worry. We've got everything you need to know before you dive...

Small Businesses Step up to Help

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00 AM by Helen Dennis

Even in the midst of struggling to make ends meet, our small businesses are showing enormous strength for both themselves and the community. Several businesses have gone beyond serving customers. If you’re an essential worker or someone who has lost your job due to current circumstances, this list...