Author: Kelly Barbrey

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...

Columbia SC Guide to Tailgate Food

Thursday, September 5, 2019 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

Whether you are a veteran Columbia SC tailgater or are rolling into town for the first time with team colors blazing, we welcome you to the home of some of the finest tailgating around. Perhaps you are in charge of bringing just one signature dish to share. Wow your tailgate mates with one of these...

Better with Bacon

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:00 AM by Kelly Barbrey

It’s true. Everything's better with bacon. A lettuce and tomato sandwich? A little sad. But a BLT? We’re on the way. We're rounding up a list of Columbia SC’s most delectable dishes with bacon (and, for the purpose of this piece, we will include bacon’s sophisticated, un-cured and smoke-free...

Country Comes to (Cola)Town

Monday, May 6, 2019 12:00 PM by Kelly Barbrey

Country music and southern roots have long been intertwined. And if you’re looking for a boot-stomping good time all the way through the summer and into the fall, Columbia SC has a slate of country (and folk and bluegrass) music concerts coming riiiight up. 97.5 WCOS June Jam Party | The Senate...
Whether you’re heading to Columbia SC for a much-needed family escape or find yourself in town for a business trip or function with kids in tow, we’ve compiled 7 ways to spend a quality day with the fam. Kayak + Cool Down If you are intimidated by full-on camping with the family, start with a...