Charred Okra at Za’s

By Mike Dojc | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
One surefire way to stave off the dreaded freshman 15 — also known as premature onset dad-bod — is to dial up your viscous fiber intake.

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Tacos and Tequila to Open on 378 This Fall

By Mike Dojc | Friday, August 12, 3:59 pm
Lexingtonians looking for a modern, rustic yet not too bourgie place to knock back Don Julio and Patrón while feasting on tortas, empanadas, quesadillas and Mexican-inspired burgers are in luck.

Watch SC Chef Ambassadors on Kitchen Cam at James Beard House

By April Blake | Wednesday, August 10, 3:30 pm
Do you want to creep on some of South Carolina’s best chefs while they sweat it out preparing dinner at the pinnacle of dining establishments in the country? On the evening of Aug. 23, the South Carolina Chef Ambassadors for the year will be cooking at the James Beard House in New York City, showing off the culinary traditions of our state to an audience that is always looking for more, new, different when it comes to food and drink.

Tin Lizzy’s Launches Taco Contest

Get your creation on the restaurant's menu for a year
By April Blake | Wednesday, August 3, 9:02 am
Let’s taco about your perfect taco. Sometimes the pre-designed ones on the menus are cool and all, but there are just a few tweaks you’d make. And this month, Tin Lizzy’s is looking for the next big taco for its seventh annual taco contest.
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Food Feature

In Search of the Midlands’ Best Gas Station Foods

Writer Puts Life and Cholesterol on the Line
By Bach Pham | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Tossing the 4,000th piece of fried chicken I tried this week into the gas station trash bin, I slumped back into my car seat and wondered what was the point of this weeklong venture across the Midlands.
Drink of the Week

Crystal Pepsi

By Patrick Wall | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
I have a distinct memory of being in the base exchange at Fort Benning, Georgia, and of my mother reaching into a cooler, pulling out a Crystal Pepsi, and handing it to me. It’s 1992.
On Tap

Golf Your Way Through Five Points

Plus: Rock Hill Brewery Turns Two
By Tug Baker | Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Your favorite Five Points bars turn themselves into a boozy putt-putt course on Friday, Aug. 26.
Drink of the Week

2015 Earl Georges de Blanquet Vin Sentier Rosé

By Tim Gardner | Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Wine, whine, but what is it about the dog days of August and birthdays?
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Bites & Sights Summer 2016

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