Category Archives: Hospitality/Tourism

Charitable Sale of St. Phillips Island Now Complete

The barrier island is now owned by State of South Carolina; will become part of Hunting Island State Park Beaufort – In what is considered to be one of the most important conservation transactions in state history, environmentalist and philanthropist Ted Turner and the state of South Carolina closed yesterday on the charitable transfer of Turner’s…
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Lizard’s Thicket’s 40th Anniversary Celebration Highlights Family’s Philanthropic Efforts

COLUMBIA, S.C. (December 13, 2017) – Lizard’s Thicket, the 40-year-old, family-owned and operated restaurant specializing in traditional Southern fare with 15 locations in South Carolina, announces that it has raised thousands of dollars for local schools and non-profit organizations as part of its 40th anniversary celebration. Additionally, Lizard’s Thicket will award a scholarship annually to…
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Governor McMaster Announces 2018 Slate of South Carolina Chef Ambassadors

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster today named the 2018 South Carolina Chef Ambassadors. Each year, chefs from across South Carolina are nominated to serve as the state’s culinary ambassadors and the governor chooses four to participate. Below is a list of the four South Carolina chefs chosen to serve as the state’s chef…
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Adam Williams Named General Manager at Capital City Club

Columbia, Nov 7th 2017 ― Adam Williams has been named General Manager of the Capital City Club, a member of the ClubCorp family of clubs and the heart of Columbia’s business community for nearly three decades. “I am honored to join Capital City Club as the General Manager.  The prominence and diversity of this Club…
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Motor Supply Co. Bistro to host dinner with Wild Turkey Master Distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell on Nov. 27

[caption id="attachment_12350" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Motor Supply - Photo by Columbia SC photographer Sean Rayford[/caption] Executive chef Wes Fulmer will feature a five-course menu with cocktail pairings by head barman Josh Streetman November 17, 2017 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Motor Supply Co. Bistro in downtown Columbia, S.C., will cap Thanksgiving weekend by hosting Wild Turkey’s acclaimed Master…
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Lizard’s Thicket Raises $3,600 for Local Charities in Honor of 40th Anniversary

40th anniversary mug sales raise funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia, Sharing God's Love and Palmetto Place Children's Shelter. COLUMBIA, S.C. (October 26, 2017) – Lizard’s Thicket has raised $3,600 through sales of its limited edition 40th anniversary coffee mugs. Local non-profits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia,Sharing God's Love and Palmetto Place Children's Shelter will each receive donations of…
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Columbia Olive Garden General Manager Receives National Recognition

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Mike Hooks, General Manager of the Olive Garden in Columbia, has achieved parent company Darden Restaurants’ Diamond Club status. He was recognized this year for his commitment to delivering guest experiences at the highest level, while making a difference in the lives of guests and team members, as well as in his community.…
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Five Points Announces Launch of Selfie Spot Promotion

COLUMBIA, S.C. (September 26, 2017) – The Five Points Association has announced the launch of a new promotion in Columbia’s original village neighborhood.  The “Selfie Spot” promotion consists of seven iconic locations within the Five Points neighborhood, encouraging patrons to stop and take a selfie.  Social media enthusiasts are encouraged to post the selfies, tagging Five Points’…
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