It’s been almost a year since Ariana’s chef and owner Moe Sarwary first opened this unique Mediterranean spot in West Columbia. What makes it unique? It’s one of the few places in town that serves the lighter side of Greek cuisine, along with several other flavors from the borders of Central Asia. This week’s bite is a dinner portion of two lightly marinated and grilled filets of tilapia, served atop pita bread along with turmeric potatoes. Comes with basmati rice that’s been perfectly steamed to a distinct, toothsome texture, and the tzatziki-like house yogurt sauce, for drizzling over everything. The meal also comes with a side Greek (or Greek-American, to be more accurate) salad, but I upgraded to a summery Horiatiki salad with marinated tomato, cucumber, bell pepper, feta and kalamata olives. Also not to be missed on the appetizer menu: aushak ($5.25), a crispy-fried Afghani dumpling stuffed with leeks and topped with the house yogurt sauce and beautiful, bright orange lentils. (The menu description describes the lentils as a “meat sauce” but Mr. Sarwary says he opted to make it more authentic by skipping the meat. File under: secretly vegetarian.)
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!
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.
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.
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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
U.S. Security Associates
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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.
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.