Thanks to my morning perusing of this week’s Free Times, I now know that Restaurant Week South Carolina begins a week from today. Restaurant Week is put on by the SC Hospitality Association to promote and showcase local restaurants, who in turn are providing specials and discounts to diners.

I am looking forward to getting out on the town and blowing my paycheck sampling the finest that Columbia has to offer during Restaurant Week, which luckily for us, lasts 11 entire days instead of just seven. I am personally choosing places that do not have a prix fixe menu, or if they do- ones that have great vegetarian options.

Here are the picks that I plan to hit up, in no particular order:

  • Cantina 76
  • Mr. Friendly’s
  • Virtu
  • Villa Tronco (prix fixe, but with vegetarian options for all 4 courses!)
  • Rosso (the Maltagliati sounds amazing. Amazing.)

Who wants to do dinner?!