Restaurants

20 "Buzz"worthy Coffee Shops in Columbia SC

Thursday, February 18, 2021 12:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi

Whether you’re cuckoo for coffee, jivin’ on java or ecstatic over espresso, we’ve got your caffeine fix covered in Columbia SC. Drip Coffee Though the two locations on Main Street and Five Points may have completely different atmospheres, the quality remains the same. Indulge in the sweet heat of...

Zero Chill: Heated Patios in Columbia SC

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 12:00 AM by Dayna Cantelmi

For all of you out there who are outdoorsy in that you like eating and drinking on patios, winter may not be your strongest season. But not to worry, because in Columbia SC, it’s always patio season. We have the rundown on some heated patios around town where you can stay warm and still get in that...
Comparable to puppies and Sunday brunch, everyone loves pizza—it’s a universal truth. And while you + yours might have a hard time agreeing on the specifics (Red sauce or olive oil? Thin crust or cheese-stuffed? Meat-lovers or veggie-loaded?), no one is complaining when pizza night rolls around. In...

24 Hours in The Vista

Monday, January 4, 2021 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Nestled between the banks of the Congaree River and the downtown scene, you’ll find one of Columbia SC’s most electric districts. From museums full of wonder, public art around every corner, and a mouth-watering culinary scene, The Vista makes for a whirlwind weekend escape. Saturday Morning Check...

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...

A Peek Inside The Arcade Building

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Main Street is the heart of Columbia SC’s bustling downtown. As you walk the long stretch of blocks, you’ll find it hard not to be in awe of the architecture and history of the buildings that tower over you. One in particular, The Arcade Building, has been a part of the downtown district for more...

Sippin’ Through the Season: Fall Cocktails

Wednesday, October 28, 2020 12:00 AM by McClelland Schilling

Your favorite local watering holes are mixing up classic and fresh autumn flavors to create ghostly-good creations. From spiked ciders to martini’s, we’ve rounded up some of Columbia SC’s most delicious fall-inspired libations. Try them all and let us know which is your pick of the patch! COA Down...

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...
Believe it or not, despite all odds and obstacles, there are quite a number of scrappy new businesses in town who have either recently opened their doors or are gearing up to make their debut in the coming weeks. Read up and then make a plan to pay these spots a visit in Columbia SC. Rambo’s Fat...
Contrary to popular belief, being a student working with a college budget doesn’t mean your diet has to only consist of dining hall meals and microwave dinners just so you can stretch your dollar. We’re here to help you navigate the Columbia SC food scene without breaking the bank. Bonus: For you...