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Staying Hungry

We spoke with several pillars of the city’s food community about the state of Columbia’s food scene, and they all agreed that this is a time of unprecedented culinary diversity and quality in the Capital City.

The Playlist: Interview: Drift Jam Flotilla Music Festival’s Doug Gainey

This Just In: The Worst Person on Twitter Says He’s Only Joking (Sometimes)

This Just In: Attorney: Mayor Asked Ethics Commission If He Should Report Florida Trip

Bite of the Week: Insalata Caprese at Rosso Trattoria Italia

Latest

Nibbles and Sips: No Pigs Allowed

By Xavier Edwards | Monday, July 21, 2014

This Just In: Judge Rules Attorney General Must Make James Brown Estate Records Public

By Eva Moore | Monday, July 21, 2014

This Just In: Online Extra: Free Times Music Podcast

By Xavier Edwards | Monday, July 21, 2014

Arts Beat: Poet Nikky Finney Keynote Speaker at Statewide Arts Conference

By Amanda Ladymon | Sunday, July 20, 2014

FT Happenings: Guaranteed Win Night; Hootie & the Drum Mafia; Brett Favre

By Free Times | Sunday, July 20, 2014

This Just In: Attorney: Mayor Asked Ethics Commission If He Should Report Florida Trip

By Eva Moore | Sunday, July 20, 2014

Tales from the Script: Once Again, Bloodthirsty Americans Target Each Other in “The Purge: Anarchy”

By James Scott | Saturday, July 19, 2014

Tales from the Script: Segel and Diaz Make a “Sex Tape”

By James Scott | Saturday, July 19, 2014

Nibbles and Sips: World’s Hottest Burrito Comes to Columbia

By Xavier Edwards | Friday, July 18, 2014

The Playlist: Interview: Drift Jam Flotilla Music Festival’s Doug Gainey

By Michael Spawn | Friday, July 18, 2014

Photo Gallery / Nightlife: Club Life | The Whig

By Christian Barker | Friday, July 18, 2014

Nibbles and Sips: Za’s Offering New Crust Option

By April Blake | Friday, July 18, 2014

This Just In: Danny Frazier Was Still on Lexington Sheriff’s Payroll

By Eva Moore | Friday, July 18, 2014

Lexington News Briefs: Council Sets West Columbia Strong Mayor Vote for Sept. 30

By Al Dozier | Friday, July 18, 2014

The Playlist: South Carolina Music Guide Announces Video Performance Series

By Kevin Oliver | Thursday, July 17, 2014

This Just In: Autopsy Records Not Public, Court Rules

By Dan Cook | Thursday, July 17, 2014

Events

Chill Out at Harbison Theatre’s Snow Ball

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Plus: Town Theatre presents Peter Pan
The plot to Disney’s 2013 animated film Frozen goes like this: “Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.”

News + Opinion

Small-Town Governments 
Have Big Battles

By Al Dozier | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
West Columbia and Chapin council meetings used to be friendly community gatherings with that small-town flavor.

Music + Nightlife

20 Years Later, Hootie Drummer Pushes Past 
Cracked Rear View

By Kevin Oliver | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
With Cracked Rear View, Hootie & the Blowfish’s chart-conquering debut LP, having recently turned 20, one might expect Jim “Soni” Sonefeld, the band’s drummer, to revisit the band’s stratospheric past. But for him, the anniversary wasn’t a big deal.

Food + Dining

Teaching Children to Grow

By April Blake | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
If you can teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime — and if you teach a child to garden, you can also feed him for a lifetime.

Arts + Lifestyle

Chill Out at Harbison Theatre’s Snow Ball

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The plot to Disney’s 2013 animated film Frozen goes like this: “Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna’s sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.”

Movies

Openings in Columbia SC: Begin Again, Planes: Fire & Rescue, Persecuted

By Free Times | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
An executive dumped by his record label and a woman dumped by a rock star unite to record an album.

On The Cover

Staying Hungry

Columbia’s Food Scene Moves Forward
By Jonathan Sharpe | Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We spoke with several pillars of the city’s food community about the state of Columbia’s food scene, and they all agreed that this is a time of unprecedented culinary diversity and quality in the Capital City.
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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

bluemarlincolumbia.com

Il Giorgione
 Pizzeria & Wine Bar

2406 Devine St., 803-521-5063
Columbia


ilgiorgione.com

The Southern Belly BBQ

1332 Rosewood Dr., 803-667-9533

Columbia

southernbellybbq.com

Terra
100 State St., 803-791-3443
West Columbia
terrasc.com

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

cafestrudel.com

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