Bone-in cuts of rich, flavorful goat leg are slow-cooked until tender in a mild curry sauce with butter beans, Irish potato and whole sprigs of fresh thyme, then served in a seasoned roti, an Indian-style unleavened flatbread made fresh by a local baker, according to executive chef/owner and restaurant namesake Mama J. The flatbread presentation might make you want to pick it up, but this is a knife and fork kind of meal, at least until you decide to pick up the bones one by one and clean off all the good and clingy bits. Comes with cabbage and carrots and fried plantains, although other side options include rice and peas, bammy (cassava bread) and festival (fried dumplings). Attached to the Oriental International Market on Decker Blvd., Mama J’s primarily serves take-out orders, but there are booths in the dining room if you’d like to stay and eat after you place your order at the counter. Beverage options include fresh Jamaican (hibiscus) tea, carrot or soursop juice, or an array of imported non-alcoholic drinks like Irish Moss, Ginseng Up and Vita Malt. “If you can’t afford the airfare to Jamaica, just come see us,” says Mama J. “We’ve got the real thing.” — Jonathan Sharpe
Veteran Vapors now open!
Veteran-owned and operated, Veteran Vapors is located at 2308 Airport Blvd. in West Columbia. This month, 10% of all juice sales will be donated to Save the Ta-Tas. Special discounts available to veterans, military and public safety officials.
$10 Spa Specials!
Join us for 60-minute facials, microdermabrasion, bikini waxing, and more for only $10! 823 Gervais Street, Suite 120. Text your appointment request to 803-468-4643.
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.
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.
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.
SEARCH FREE TIMES
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: email@example.com.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com