Suits & Cowboy Boots at Motor Supply Company Bistro. Photo by Jonathan Sharpe
what: Suits & Cowboy Boots
where: Motor Supply Company Bistro, 920 Gervais St., 256-6687
This week’s Drink was one of many delicious seasonal cocktails at Motor Supply Company’s Harvest Week, held a couple weeks ago. But if you missed out on that event, you can console yourself with this tasty concoction, held over for an encore on the fall cocktail menu. The foundation of the drink is High West’s Son of Bourye, a blend of two whiskeys: a 5-year-old bourbon with a mashbill of 75 percent corn, 20 percent rye and 5 percent barley malt; and a 3-year old straight rye that’s made with 95 percent rye and 5 percent barley malt. (Utah’s High West Distillery was one of the most popular vendors at the Great American Whiskey Fair on Oct. 17, judging by the steady line at its tasting table.) To that, Motor Supply Company head bar man Joshua Streetman adds Noilly Prat dry vermouth infused with jalapeño; sweet potato syrup; and a dash of Angostura bitters. The most understated part of the drink, though, might be the sweet potato syrup. Streetman simmers sweet potatoes with the skins on, then blends them up and presses them out to make rich syrup, thick with natural pectins that give the autumnal drink a delightfully silky texture.
The Castle Summer Camps
Clown Camp: Ages 7-12. Week of July 28 • Zombie Camp: Ages 10-15. Week of August 4. $125 per camp, discounts for siblings! 2076 Hwy Church Rd. 803-309-5586. TheEventCastle@yahoo.com
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
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$7 Special Summer Menu at Tony’s Downtown
Stop in and try our special $7 summer menu (tax and drink included!) at Tony’s Pizza & Italian Eatery, downtown Columbia. 1120 Washington St., Suite 2.
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. Click to find out how!
A Healthy Happy Hour
4-7 p.m at Good Life Cafe on Main St. Try our $4 local draft beers, $4 organic wine, 1/2 off select bottles of house wine and $5 handcrafted house cocktails with juices cold pressed and made daily. Click here for more info.
Happy Hour and Sushi Specials All Week
Red Bowl in Lexington now has great early bird and late night sushi specials 7 days a week, as well as 99-cent kids meals on Saturdays! Click here for special information and hours.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: