Category Archives: Columbia

Destination Dining at Columbia Marriott? Yes!

Destination Dining at Columbia Marriott? Yes!

Surprises were around every corner touring the culinary scene in Columbia, SC! Most unexpected was what we found at the downtown Columbia Marriott. When you think of a hotel restaurant, do you think seasonal sourcing from local farms, or from an on site garden? That’s just what this Columbia Marriott team is doing. A definite surprise.…Continue Reading

Pour Over Coffee – the new THING?

Pour Over Coffee – the new THING?

“Pour over” seems to be the new “thing” in coffee. This type of brewing and it’s stylish gear has been gaining traction, moving from coffee geek kitchens to more mainstream roastery tastings, food festivals, and coffeehouses. Just in the past few months, pour over brewing has been spotted at: Joe Van Gogh’s Roastery, Hillsborough, NC, where Brian…Continue Reading

Immaculate Consumption serves Cola Capital

Immaculate Consumption serves Cola Capital

Call it “River City”, because it’s located at the confluence of three rivers (Broad, Saluda, and Congaree), “Cola” or even “Soda City” (no relation to soft drinks), South Carolina’s capital city of Columbia is succeeding at revitalization. Yes, it’s hot in Columbia. They know it. They’re owning it! Their new branding campaign, “Columbia – Famously…Continue Reading

Revved Up Lunch at Motor Supply

Revved Up Lunch at Motor Supply

Not only did PIC and I have a great time at Motor Supply Company’s Making Bacon workshop, our curiosity was piqued. If the house-made charcuterie served at the workshop was any indication of Chef Tim Peters’ meat curing /preparing skills, what would meat entrees be like at a full-on meal? Never ones to let questions…Continue Reading

Makin’ Bacon at Motor Supply Co

Makin’ Bacon at Motor Supply Co

“You live in Asheville and you came HERE?” Darn Tootin’! Columbia, SC has wonderful culinary offerings. And there’s a renaissance going on, especially in the Vista District overlooking the Congaree River. PIC and I took a trip down to Columbia (South Carolina’s Capital) to check it out, and specifically to attend a Make Your Own…Continue Reading