Author: Kelly Barbrey
It’s time to celebrate the dads in our lives with thoughtful recognition and a few of their favorite things. From BBQ and beer to outdoor adventure and art, Columbia SC has a number of dad-worthy tricks up its sleeve to show dad he’s valued. Nothing says summer like a little road trip for some BBQ....
We’re all for supporting our local restaurants by purchasing takeout. But rather than hunkering down over the steering wheel with that fried chicken sandwich, how about enjoying the great outdoors while maintaining distance from others? Luckily, four of our favorite outdoor spots remain open for a...

Columbia SC in Bloom

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Springtime is one of the most glorious seasons in Columbia, but sometimes it takes slowing our pace a bit to appreciate its true splendor. With folks spending more time in their yards and on walks, it’s the perfect time to learn more about the plants that make up the Columbia landscape, and maybe...

Attraction-Hop Along Columbia SC’s Trolley Route

Thursday, February 13, 2020 2:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

While much of walkable and welcoming Columbia SC can be explored on foot, sometimes it’s nice to catch a ride when hopping between districts and attractions. And what better way to attraction-hop than the free (and adorable) trolleys of the Soda Cap Connector. A part of the Columbia Regional Transit...

24 Hours in West Columbia

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 2:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

It’s no secret to Columbia SC locals that West Columbia is booming. This beloved district is home to a burgeoning batch of funky restaurants, a delightful array of antique shops and more art than you can shake a stick at. Start out by booking a stay at West Columbia’s Holiday Inn Airport, where...

New Year's Day Food

Friday, December 20, 2019 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

In addition to being the official vegetable of South Carolina, collard greens become the star of the show around this time of year for another reason. If you’re from the South, you probably grew up eating collards — in addition to black-eyed peas and cornbread — on New Year’s Day to bring...

Columbia SC Holiday Shopping Guide

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

‘Tis the season to get shopping, and we’re here for it. Between Small Business Saturday on November 30, Junior League of Columbia’s Holiday Market December 5-8, and Five Points A Starry Night on December 6, you can take care of everyone on your “nice list” with a little Columbia SC know-how and a...