Category Archives: Hospitality/Tourism

Historic Columbia garden reception April 8

Mar. 29, 2016 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Long-forgotten historic ingredients of the Midlands region will be revived – and served to guests – at a garden reception on Friday, April 8, 2016, thanks to a unique partnership between Historic Columbia Foundation; Motor Supply Co. Bistro Executive Chef Wes Fulmer; and Dr. David Shields, McLintock Professor of…
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Tickets Going Fast for the April 2 Carolina Cup Steeplechase Race

CAMDEN, SC (March 22, 2016) –Tickets are selling at a brisk pace for this spring’s Carolina Cup race, according to Nick Ellis, Chief Executive Officer of the Carolina Cup Racing Association. In fact, several areas for the April 2 event have already sold out. “Slots in College Park rows A and B have already sold…
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South Carolina Promotes Beverages to Boost Tourism

Columbia -- From sweet tea to moonshine, the “liquid assets” of South Carolina will be the centerpiece of a new tourism marketing campaign for 2016. The “Satisfy Your Thirst” initiative launched by the state’s tourism office in February, promotes the distinctive beverages produced and sold in South Carolina, and encourages visitors to discover more. “We’re…
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Historic Hoppy Hour Joins Suds Week, Explores History of Beer in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. (March 1, 2016)—Historic Columbia hosts this month’s Historic Hoppy Hour in solidarity with Soda City Suds Week at the Hampton-Preston Mansion (1615 Blanding) on Friday, March 18, at 5:30 p.m. Prepare for the spring beer festivals by knocking a few back during Hoppy Hour as we explore the history of beer in Columbia. View…
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Terra Welcomes James Alford as General Manager

Columbia, S.C. (February 8, 2016) -- Terra, which specializes in Chef Mike Davis’s seasonal preparation of Southern dishes using local products whenever possible at 100 State Street in West Columbia, announces that James Alford has joined the restaurant’s staff as general manager.  “We’re excited to welcome James to the restaurant,” said Chef Mike Davis, owner…
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March Harvest Dinner scheduled for March 14 at City Roots

Join us for our March Harvest Dinner at City Roots Farm. Executive Chef Travis Rayle from Rosso Trattoria and Executive Chef Frank Bradley from Bourbon along with Chef Sarah Simmons from Rise, City Grit and Birds and Bubbles, will prepare a family style four course farm to table dinner. Advintage will be featuring wine pairings…
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to Host Job Fair on Saturday

[Columbia, SC] – Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is seeking qualified candidates for a number of seasonal positions in the Zoo's food and retail division. Riverbanks will host a job fair for interested individuals on Saturday, February 20. It takes a strong, dedicated and talented team to operate one of America's best zoos. Candidates must be…
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Historical tour of Congaree Creek battlefield Monday

Celebrate Presidents Day with a Historical Lantern Tour of the Battlefield at Congaree Creek. On Monday, February 15 at 6 p.m., guides in period attire will bring you back in time to see and hear what people experienced the day of the battle. The tour will be about 90 minutes. Sponsored by the 12,000 Year…
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Five Points continues centennial celebrations into 2016

[caption id="attachment_1029" align="alignleft" width="300"] Shooting "Travels with Darley" in Five Points, Columbia, SC[/caption] Feb. 2, 2016 (COLUMBIA, S.C.) – Five Points’ 100th birthday initiatives have been so fruitful, and growth in the dining and retail sectors has been so notable, that the shopping and dining district – Columbia’s original village neighborhood – will continue Centennial…
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Orchids on the Riverbanks Set to Blossom Valentine’s Weekend

[Columbia, SC] – Enjoy the spectacular sights and sweet scents of Orchids on the Riverbanks during the weekend-long festival set to begin on Friday, February 12. Riverbanks has once again partnered with the South Carolina Orchid Society and Ikebana International Chapter 182 for the annual show that will feature hundreds of varieties of orchids from…
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