what: Whig Chicken Sandwich
where: The Whig, 1200 Main St., 931-8852
As many categories as there were in the Free Times Best Of Columbia contest, it occurred to me that there could be at least one more: Best Fried Chicken Sandwich. Granted, Chick-fil-A, the controversial fried chicken chain that claims to have invented the chicken sandwich, was voted by readers as best fast food chain. Locally based fast food chain Rush’s has a much crisper, less oily fried chicken sandwich, free of any political baggage, as does Drake’s Duck-In. But there is a fried chicken sandwich that has come to me in fever dreams. It doesn’t come from a drive-thru, and you can have it on any given Sunday, with a bottle of craft beer or a local microbrew draft. It comes from a subterranean watering hole that bills itself as North America’s Greatest Dive Bar. The Whig’s chicken sandwich is topped with spicy pimento cheese, lettuce, tomato and red onion and served with your choice of side (get the beer battered fries). You could get the sandwich grilled, but you would miss out on the sensual experience of melted pimento cheese flowing through the crispy, crunchy valleys of batter as you bite down on the breast. — Jonathan Sharpe
King Lear in Finlay Park
October 16th-18th and 22nd-25th, the South Carolina Shakespeare Company presents William Shakespeare’s King Lear. All performances held at the Finlay Park Ampitheatre at 7:30 PM. For tickets and more information, click here or call 803-665-2000.
3LAU on Sunday, October 26th and the Unofficial Skrillex Mothership Tour After-Party on the 27th. More information and tickets for both can be found here. VIP tables available.
Bluegrass, Bidding, and BBQ
Join The Palladium Society Thursday, October 23rd from 7-10 p.m. for its 11th annual silent auction, featuring music by The Mustache Brothers and catering by Bourbon and The Oak Table. Tickets are $30 at the door and include admission, drinks, and food. Get yours online now!
Four Miles, Twelve Doughnuts
Winston’s Wish aims to increase knowledge and understanding of children with autism, and you can help by participating in the 4.donut Race on October 25th. Start at Edventure Children’s Museum, run 2 miles to Krispy Kreme, eat 12 doughnuts, and run back! Registration is required and can be done here before October 23rd at 5 p.m.
The Other Place at Trustus Theatre
Juliana Smithton is a successful neurologist whose life seems to be coming unhinged. A mystery unfolds as fact blurs with fiction, past collides with present and the elusive truth of Juliana’s mental health boils to the surface in The Other Place, running at Trustus Theatre October 17th through November 1st. There will be a talk-back following the matinee on October 19th. Tickets can be purchased here or by calling the box office at 803-254-9732.
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Local business is searching for new associates who are looking for a fun environment to earn great wages. Great position for college students/recent graduates. Must be well-mannered with excellent customer service skills/work ethic/ability to lift heavy items/must have valid Driver’s License. Call 803-376-4884 or email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Currently seeking a friendly & detail-oriented individual for an Administrative Assistant/Data Entry Clerk position on our Administrative Office team. Primary responsibilities include: Data entry, process incoming & outgoing mail, good communication skills required. Contact: email@example.com.
Cupcake now hiring a closing manager. Must be outgoing, customer service focused, able to work evenings and weekends. Apply in person. 1213 Lincoln Street, Columbia SC 29201. freshcupcakes.com
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CoMar Products Inc. Manufacturing quality surfaces for kitchens & baths since 1965. www.comarproducts.com