My Triumphant Return

February 27, 2014

Wow, I’ve been out for a while. Exciting things have been afoot though, most notably, I started a new job! After nearly six years of trying I’m finally working in public/media relations. I’ve only been there for about two weeks now so far but I think it’ll be awesome once I get used to the [...]

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Greenville Small Plate Crawl

February 6, 2014

Ya’ll know I like to travel all over the state on day trips, especially in search of amazing food, but its hard to eat at a bunch of places in just one day without overdoing it. That’s why when my friend Nichole told me about the Greenville Small Plate Crawl I was very excited! With [...]

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February 2014 Food & Drink Calendar for Columbia!

February 2, 2014

So January was a little light on the events, everyone was staying inside and keeping warm and perhaps also trying to not lighten their wallets any more than necessary after the holidays. But bring on the month of love and of only 28 days and we’re back to packing the calendar, and oddly, its with [...]

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World Beer Festival Columbia, SC 2014

January 29, 2014

The suds have been steadily poured into Columbia’s glass as All About Beer Magazine has brought their World Beer Festival for the sixth straight year. A major difference this year was a large section of the downstairs level being dedicated to South Carolina brewers, from new brews Conquest to the River Rat, to well established [...]

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Kitchen Things That Aren’t Worth It

January 10, 2014

As a follow up to my last post on awesome kitchen things, here’s the opposite post on things that suck. You know, those space hogging devices that were gag gifts, ill thought out purchases, or “I’ll TOTALLY USE THAT!” moments where you think you’ll change your whole life with a juicer. 1. A Corn Desilker. [...]

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Kitchen Things I Use Regularly

January 6, 2014

There are a lot of different viewpoints of kitchen gadgets, tools, and doodads that range from ferocious hatred of single use tools to purposely making tons of items that seem like they have zero use, much less one legitimate one. I swing on both ends of the spectrum. On one hand, I have a terribly [...]

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January Food Happenings in Columbia

January 1, 2014

It came rushing at us like a freight train and it’s here, 2014. You might think the celebrations are over, but they are just continuing, although perhaps at a slower pace as we settle into the coldest part of winter. Jan 2 – First Thursday on Main might be a little chilly but the lights [...]

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Looking Back at 2013

December 31, 2013

I love looking back at these reflective surveys each each and seeing what I was thinking, feeling, and experiencing at the time. Some things never change, and some things do, radically. Here are ones from New Year’s Eve 2012, 2011.   1. What did you do in 2013 that you’d never done before? I went [...]

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Holiday Leftover Sheperd’s Pie with Tofu

December 30, 2013

Ah, holiday leftovers. If you host you get to have the good and bad scenario of a lot of leftover food crowding the fridge. Between Patrick’s beer and condiment collection, my food, kombucha, and small beer collection, we barely have room for extra food anyways, so it’s extra packed out now. Each reach is is [...]

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So Let’s Discuss The New Ethiopian Place…

December 28, 2013

People around Columbia have been excited to hear that an Ethiopian restaurant* has opened on Main Street. There’s been a little buzz about it, mostly in the Free Times, so I went with Patrick to check this place out for an early dinner on a quiet Saturday night. We arrived to find that we were [...]

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