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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will commemorate 50 inspiring years of wildlife conservation on April 25. (Rendering/Riverbanks Zoo and Garden)
Apr 23, 2024

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia turns 50 — here’s what’s planned

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is commemorating 50 inspiring years of wildlife conservation.

Methodical Coffee will be located at 2149 Pickens St. in downtown Columbia and will be Methodical's two-story flagship café. (Rendering/Project Plus Architects
Apr 16, 2024

Greenville coffee chain to open newest location in downtown Columbia

The location will be the chain's two-story flagship café, and will include a training space for baristas.                                  

Prohibition cocktail bar is opening April 10 in downtown Columbia. (Photo/Andrew Cebulka)
Apr 10, 2024

Charleston’s Prohibition cocktail bar opens downtown Columbia location

The King Street mainstay is personalizing the Columbia location with local touches.

Owners Cory Sanders and LaDon Matthews are set to open the first Teriyaki Madness in South Carolina and their first Teriyaki Madness shop at 942 Harden St. on April 12. (Photo/Teriyaki Madness)
Apr 5, 2024

National Asian food franchise to open first South Carolina location in Columbia

The eatery will offer teriyaki bowls filled with ingredients like all-natural marinated chicken, steak, salmon or tofu with stir-fry vegetables and a base of steamed white, brown or fried rice or Yakisoba noodles.

For the second year in a row, Lula Drake Wine Parlour is a finalist for a James Beard Award, but this time in a different category. (Photo/Bee Turner/Experience Columbia SC)
Apr 4, 2024

James Beard Awards finalists include these 4 South Carolina nominees

A wine and beverage program and three South Carolina chefs are finalists for the prestigious …

J. Alton Croker III and Yucheng Guo developed their Surf’s Up Açaí Bowls recipes in a Lexington kitchen. (Photo/Monica Ashley)
Mar 25, 2024

‘Columbia original’ opens alternative to sweet soft serve

Consumers looking to accommodate all kinds of diets with something sweet will find …

Chefs Greg Garrison and Analisa LaPietra will create menus that take advantage of locally sourced ingredients for seasonal food. (Photo/Andrew Cebulka)
Mar 21, 2024

Charleston cocktail bar’s Columbia location opens next month

Prohibition Columbia will open on Main Street serving chef-driven dishes, cocktails and beverages along with …

Southern Living has named Spartanburg and Columbia two of its “South’s Best Cities On The Rise 2024.” Not only did they make the list of 25, but they both appear in the top five. (Photo/DepositPhotos)
Mar 19, 2024

Southern Living names 2 South Carolina cities ‘South’s Best Cities On The Rise’

Not only did the cities make the list of 25, but they both appear in the top five.

Experience Columbia SC recently unveiled the relaunch of the Sally Salamander Walking Tour with a new design, interactive printed collateral and user-friendly digital experience. (Photo/Lynn Luc)
Mar 15, 2024

In its 25th year, Sally Salamander tour in Columbia gets a refresh — what’s new

The tour was created by the Leadership Columbia class of 2009 and now features 20 locations.

St. Pat’s in Five Points, South Carolina’s largest one-day festival, according to a news release, returns on Saturday, March 16, for the 42nd event in Columbia. (Photo/Flock and Rally)
Mar 11, 2024

St. Pat’s in Five Points returns to Columbia — here’s what’s new this year

Organizers say it's the largest one-day festival in South Carolina.

Vicious Biscuit, the fast-casual breakfast concept with a focus on biscuit creations, is set to open this spring at 3246 Forest Drive in Forest Acres. (Photo/Andrew Cebulka)
Mar 8, 2024

Charleston-based breakfast chain to open Forest Acres location

The company currently operates six locations in three states, with its seventh being the Forest Acres spot

Mar 8, 2024

Vicious Biscuit Brings Fierce Flavors to Columbia Food Scene with New Location Coming Soon

Mount Pleasant, S.C. – Vicious Biscuit, the award-winning fast-casual breakfast concept and Southern-made originator of bold biscuit creations, is coming soon to Columbia, South Carolina. The new location is set to open this spring at 3246 Forest Drive in Forest Acres. Rising from Charleston, SC, Vicious Biscuit has amassed a [...]