As a part of National Travel & Tourism Week and our journey to highlight the many reasons visitors choose Columbia, SC, we've devoted today to highlighting four signature Southern things we love about Columbia, SC: The New Southern Hot Spot.
|LaRoque on Devine Street|
Bows and Bow Ties
|Brittons on Devine|
Pulled-pork barbecue with 'Carolina Gold' mustard-base sauce at Doc's Barbeque and Southern Buffet. Adluh grits. Sweet tea from Lizard's Thicket. Chicken and waffles The Whig or Henry's (we even heard about them from The Shop Tart). Smoked gouda and bacon pimento cheese from DiPrato's. Fried Green Tomatoes from Mr. Friendly's Southern Cafe. Shrimp and grits from Blue Marlin. Fried chicken and macaroni and cheese at Judy's at the Market.
|Carolina barbecue plate at Doc's Barbeque.|
Warm Weather... and Palmetto Trees
The secret's out... we didn't get to be 'famously hot' without reason. Set aside our hot attractions, vibrant events and metropolitan atmosphere, and you'll probably crack the code -- we're known to be blessed with year-round temperate weather.
And did we mention palmettos? The palmetto tree is South Carolina's signature tree, and it marks our region and lines our streets with gracious Southern charm.
Did you know that boiled peanuts (you may hear them pronounced 'bowled' peanuts around here) are the official state snack of South Carolina? If you've never eaten this Southern snack, it may seem a little weird. But take our word for it, it's the perfect addition to any Southern tailgate or afternoon on the porch. To learn how to make your own or browse where to buy them locally, check out our blog about boiled peanuts in Columbia, SC.
|Left to Right: Ernest Lee, South Carolina Gamecock Football, Uptown on Main|
What do y'all love about Columbia, SC that marks us as The New Southern Hot Spot? Leave a comment and let us know.