Columbia is really coming into its own as a bustling city, with multiple kinds of tours being offered about its history, emerging brew scene and the newest one — walking food tours. Kristin and Brian Cole are offering their maiden tour on Friday, May 16, where they'll take folks to five to seven local restaurants.
Both tourists and locals will learn about the history of Columbia's food culture, local cuisine, and will get to taste plenty of samples from the featured restaurants along the way. Tours begin on the State House steps and last between two and a half to three hours in length. The Cole's website says that the amount of food consumed along the way is equivalent to a meal and should leave most participants more than satisfied. Tours will run in the summer and through the fall, but don't worry about the famous heat — the Coles promise that no one will be outside for more than 10 minutes between stops without a chance to slip into the cool AC along the way. Tours are currently scheduled through mid-July for Friday and Saturday afternoons.
This Week @ Social
Edward Shouse performs Friday the 21st, and on Saturday Absolut Vodka presents A Night in Sweden, with specialty Absolut drinks and live music by Christian Slick. Follow us!
Surreal Innovation Salon Now Open
Columbia’s newest total care spa is now taking appointments and offering $10 off services $25 or more for first time clients. Location, hours, and more info here.
Going someplace cool this weekend?
Let The Backpacker help you go lightweight, comfortable and in style! Patagonia, Prana, Merrell, The North Face and more! Click for location, hours and more info.
A Re-Imagined Christmas Carol at Trustus
Watch as five actors perform all the characters of Charles Dickens’ classic story and create a live musical score in a production that had audiences and critics raving last year. Get your tickets here!
Now Hiring in the Vista!
Hickory Tavern is opening mid-December and looking for bartenders, servers, hosts and kitchen staff. Apply in person: Click for details!
Make Your Own Beer and Wine!
Come get started on your “liquid hobby” and help us celebrate our 46th year in the Columbia area. Bet Mar Liquid Hobby Shop: 736 St. Andrews Road.
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