Shopping to Sipping: 24 Hours in Forest Acres

About five miles from Columbia’s city center is the thriving neighborhood of Forest Acres. There are more than enough restaurants, shops and happenings in the area to make you want to plunk down some serious roots - just ask any of the young professionals, families and retirees who call this area…

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Tailgating the Plant-Based Way in Columbia SC

When you think about tailgating, staples like burgers, hot dogs and chicken or even charcuterie boards come to mind. But what if you don’t eat meat or dairy? Don’t worry, Columbia has you covered. Here are some local restaurants with take-out ready tailgate food to satisfy the plant based crowd…

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District Dinner Crawl

With so many delicious spots around the capital city it can be hard to choose when it comes time for dinner. But why should you? From apps to dessert, pick and choose your selections to make your perfect menu in each district. The Vista Appetizer: Kick off the evening with wine and apps at Gervais &…

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Summer Sipping in Columbia SC

Summertime in South Carolina means a fresh wave of seasonal ingredients flowing into Columbia SC kitchens and, perhaps more importantly, bars. Bartenders and brewers are getting creative with a sweet summer classics that are sure to impress. Cool down with these refreshing concoctions until the…

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Celebrar en Columbia: Cinco de Mayo in the Capital City

Cinco de Mayo calls for Mexican food and margs! Keep reading to plan the perfect fiesta for you and your crew. Cocktail Hour Get your limes and salt ready, because it’s margarita time! Craft a delicious margarita flight at Publico in Five Points with different flavors like watermelon, traditional…

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Sip, Sip, Hooray! Best Wine Spots in Columbia SC

Cheers, dears! Whether you prefer something red, white, bubbly, bold or something in between, we’re raising our glasses to the myriad of options in Columbia SC at which to kick back with some grade-A vino. Lula Drake Wine Parlour One step inside this chic wine bar on Main Street and you'll be…

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A Guide to International Cuisine in Columbia SC

You’ll find a lot more than Southern food in Columbia. This region’s vibrant and diverse community can be seen in the wide variety of international cuisine. Prepare to be delighted by the stunning presentation at Bodhi Thai Dining, enjoy a mix of Bangkok street food and classic favorites at Kao Thai…

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Bites and Brews: What to Eat at Columbia SC Breweries

These spots are whipping up more than delicious craft beers. Their creative flavor combos and local ingredients spread from the brewhouse to the kitchen, where chefs take the reins to create tasty bites that complement or even incorporate the beer itself. Steel Hands Once you make it out to Steel…

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