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.)
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.
Music Break at Music Farm Columbia
Join COR for an evening of networking for music and business leaders on September 3rd, featuring performances by Josh Roberts and the Hinges, Death of Paris, Fat Rat Da Czar, and Lazy A and the Green Thang. Free admission for musicians and members! Register here.
Not Your Typical Greek Restaurant
Ariana’s in West Columbia serves up delicious all-natural, low carb dishes, as well as homemade bread and baklava. Come try the best salad dressing in town! Location info and hours here.
Delicious Downtown Breakfast
Tony’s is open for breakfast every day from 7:30-10:30! Conveniently located on Washington St. right off Main. Stop in for something filling and delicious before work! Follow us for updates on specials.
A two-day outdoor art and crafts show celebrating its 38th year. Being held on September 5 & 6, 2014, Click for details
Accepting Applications for Shakespeare’s Kidz!
Students ages 10-16 are invited to join South Carolina Shakespeare’s new youth company, with classes running September 20th-December 11th followed by a final performance. Learn and hone audition skills, monologues, and scenes from Shakespeare and modern works! Contact Katie Mixon with questions about scholarships and applications: PKatieMixon@gmail.com.
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Company seeking carpenters, plumbers, masons work is year around with a 40 year old company. Starting pay is $10.00 but experienced individuals will be compensated accordingly. Must have a clean driving record and must bring a copy of your driving record to the interview. Please call 803-865-1200.
U.S. Security Associates
Now hiring immediately for armed and unarmed security officers. WE TRAIN YOU! Columbia & surrounding areas. ussecurityassociates.com
Pool Cleaning-Full and part time available. Must have a clean driving record, be organized and have a professional appearance. Starting Pay is $10.00 per hr, please call for an interview, please bring a copy of your Driving record and a list of all past employers with duration of employment listed as well as telephone numbers for references. Cal 803-865-1200
Real Estate Spotlight
Mungo Homes. Celebrating 60 years of our family building for your family. mungo.com