what: Country Fried Duck Breast
where: Saluda’s, 751 Saluda Ave., 799-9500
Country fried duck breast: sounds like a simple comfort food meal, right? The name belies the actual amount of time and effort put into the dish, though. The duck is vacuum sealed with olive oil, thyme and garlic before taking a one-hour sous vide bath at 131 degrees Fahrenheit. Then it’s flash-fried in a crispy batter; sliced; and topped with grape tomatoes, blue cheese slaw and City Roots microgreens. Served atop a high-end take on mac and cheese, made with al dente pearls of fregola sarda pasta in a heavy cream sauce with grana padano and pancetta lardons. (If that’s country cookin’, I want to go to that country.) I sipped on a glass of Chateau Bellevue Bordeaux ($9) while cleaning the plate. Chef Blake Faries says to be on the lookout for more Italian elements to make their way to the specials menu during the rest of this winter.
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.
$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.
Trustus Theatre Presents Evil Dead, The Musical
This musical version of Sam Raimi’s cult classic films promises to serve up more humor than horror. You can read more and purchase 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. Click to find out how!
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.
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
SEARCH FREE TIMES
Local restaurants serving locally grown food during Palmetto Tasty Tomato Restaurant Feast, July 11-18: