The Inaugural Follywood Fan Fest kicks off this Friday, September 22 at Steel Hands Brewing in Cayce. Fan Fest is a collaborative event for alumni and fans of both the University of South Carolina and Mississippi State University the night before the Gamecocks host the visiting Bulldogs from Starkville. HeadliningContinue Reading

Capital City/Lake Murray Country Regional Tourism Board (CCLMC) announced the official date of the Southeastern BBQ Showdown (SEBBQSD) August 31. The inaugural Southeastern BBQ Showdown will be held June 14 and 15, 2024 at Segra Park. “This inaugural event will be the first ‘Food Sport Competition Event’ ever to beContinue Reading

Speculations that famed Texas burger restaurant Whataburger is seeking a new facility in Irmo are accurate, according to town officials on Thursday. “Yes, Whataburger is coming to town,” stated Douglas Polen, Assistant Town Administrator in Irmo. The burger chain is building a new facility at 1185 Dutch Fork Road, near theContinue Reading

The inaugural Black Eats Week 803 (BEW803) was a week-long celebration of Black-owned restaurants and food trucks held June 19-25 in the Columbia metropolitan area. The event brought together food enthusiasts, highlighted diverse culinary talents, and served as a platform to support and uplift Black-owned food establishments during Juneteenth. “TheContinue Reading

The inaugural Black Eats Week 803 will be held June 19 – 25 as part of Juneteenth celebration week, celebrating the rich culinary heritage of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks, bakeries, creameries, and more in the Midlands area. Black Eats Week 803 aims to highlight and support Black entrepreneurs in theContinue Reading

The BullStreet District will become the future home to Columbia’s first Tupelo Honey Cafe. The restaurant, known for scratch-made southern food and handmade cocktails, is set to open its 5,800 sf location in the first quarter of 2024 inside the new Bennet at BullStreet mixed-use complex. “When I first visitedContinue Reading

Luzianna Purchase in Murraywood Centre on St. Andrews Road serves up comfort food. The Louisiana-inspired restaurant also caught the attention of HGTV.  The channel recently filmed from Luzianna Purchase as part of their My Lottery Dream Home series where David Bromstad takes recent lottery winners on over-the-top house hunts forContinue Reading

Bierkeller Brewing Company (aka Bierkeller Columbia), local brewer of traditional German beers since 2015, will open a permanent location on the banks of the Congaree River. Known for its seasonal pop-up beer gardens, Bierkeller will set up a full production brewing facility, biergarten, and restaurant at the CanalSide Plaza atContinue Reading