Olando “Opie” Patterson, bartender at The Oak Table, grew up in the Earlewood neighborhood, right behind the Lutheran Seminary. His face should be familiar to many in Columbia; he was the manager of Goatfeathers in Five Points for almost 18 years. Patterson, along with Sean Tapley, also from The Oak Table, will be participating in the Farm to Table Bartender Challenge at City Roots on Sunday. He says his biggest competition will be Andy Haddock at Terra (Patterson call him his nemesis) and Josh Streetman at Motor Supply Co.
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