Tradition has it that black-eyed peas will bring you prosperity, collard greens will bring you money and cornbread will bring you good luck (because it resembles gold). Whether or not you believe the food will provide you good fortune, you can still enjoy eating this classic Southern New Year's meal.
With a little help from you, we've compiled a list of restaurants in Columbia, SC where you can get your fixin's for good luck in 2013:
This meat-n-three establishment is a Columbia, SC staple for country cooking. Locations across Columbia.
Yesterday's Restaurant and Tavern
Another meat-n-three establishment, but in the heart of Five Points.
Offering the classic Southern New Year's Day essentials on their hot bar. Devine Street.
Pawley's Front Porch
This burger joint is offering a traditional New Year's Day dinner for $10. Five Points.
Sporting News Grill
Lunch buffet starts at 11:30, also enjoy $3 Bloody Mary's all day and the bowl games in HD. West Columbia/Cayce/Airport
Find cooking collards, black eyed peas and cornbread at the Lexington BBQ Joint.
Other Restaurants Open
While some restaurants will be closed for New Year's Day, other restaurants across the Columbia region will be offering their regular menu and daily specials -- including Liberty Tap Room & Grill, Carolina Ale House, Cola's Restaurant, Garibaldi's, Ruth's Chris, Thirsty Fellow and Harper's Restaurant.
Pearlz Oyster Bar
Eat some raw oysters at Pearlz to cover your luck across cultures. The Cantonese eat oysters for Chinese New Year, as the word "oysters" sounds similar to the word for "good things." Congaree Vista.