Saturday, local market Soda City will host Lowcountry Island Noodles for its first appearance in Columbia. The small chain specializes in vegan Hawaiian style wok-fired soba noodles. Yes, vegan!
The buckwheat yaki soba noodles are stir fried with garlic, ginger and an assortment of 21 fresh vegetables, plus of course a special secret island sauce. If you try them, let us know if you miss the meat in this meal.
Owner Hale Lake is a Hawaiian native who started his company in 1995. Island Noodles can be found in eight other states, and specializes in serving at festivals and fairs.
Soda City Market occurs every Saturday on the 1400-1500 blocks of Main Street from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Great Gifts for the Whole Family
Don’t miss Half Moon Outfitters’ holiday sale! Up to 30% off Prana, Patagonia, The North Face, and other great brands. Location and hours here.
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!
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.
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!
Ice Skate on Main Street
Columbia’s famously hot skating rink opens Thanksgiving Day! Additional information and discounts can be found here.
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.
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Holiday Wish ListWhere to shop for gift ideas in Columbia this season: