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Tomatoes Take Over Menus All Over Columbia

Restaurants Highlight Tasty Produce In Advance of Festival
By April Blake
Thursday, July 10, 2014 |
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If you think you’re seeing red this coming week, it’s due to the impending Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast that starts July 11 and runs through the July 18. Thirty local restaurants are offering specials that feature the red, or yellow, or green, or hell, even purple, summer orb in a variety of dishes.

Offerings include a breakfast special from Drip on Main that combines Wil-Moore Farms scrambled eggs with fresh City Roots tomatoes, spring onions, garlic, and capers on an English muffin; or, for lunch, the coffee shop's take on the classic caprese salad drizzled with a housemade spicy olive oil. Keeping with the Italian tradition of serving plenty of tomatoes, Il Giorgione is including tomatoes in every course, from a bruschetta appetizer to the spaghetti sciue’ sciue’ to salumi e formaggi, aka the Italian cold cut and cheese plate, alongside pickled green tomatoes. Columbia’s newest health food restaurant, Black Bean Company, is even getting in on the action with its honey turkey bacon club wrap with fresh roma tomatoes.

The Restaurant Feast is a prelude to the Tasty Tomato Festival, which will be held on July 19 at City Roots. For more information on the Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast or the festival, check out tastytomatofestival.com. The calendar of specials that will be available at the restaurants is getting updated daily.

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Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18:

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

Cafe Strudel

300 State St., 803-794-6634

West Columbia

cafestrudel.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

Blue Marlin

1200 Lincoln St.
, 803-799-3838

The Vista, Columbia

bluemarlincolumbia.com

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