As if we didn’t have enough to digest with all the new foods at the S.C. State Fair.
Also this week, we’ve got a fall edition of Restaurant Week Columbia, running Thursday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 23.
If you are familiar with Restaurant Week South Carolina, Restaurant Week Columbia works the same way: Local restaurants offer special or discounted menus in the hope of enticing customers to partake of some delicious food in what has become a slower time of year.
“The Columbia-area restaurants have wanted to do a second restaurant week for some time,” said Susan Walter of the South Carolina Restaurant and Lodging Association, adding that it is common for bigger cities to have more than one restaurant week a year.
“We asked owners what other time became a slow period, and the answer was fair week.”
More than 20 restaurants are participating – some for lunch, some for dinner, some for both.
Among participating restaurants
Blue Fin Seafood Restaurant & Bar, 461-4 Town Center Place, Village at Sandhill. www.bluefinrestaurantandbar.com
Blue Marlin, 1200 Lincoln St. www.bluemarlincolumbia.com
Carolina Ale House, 708 Lady St. www.carolinaalehouse.com
Cellar on Greene, 2001-D Greene St. www.cellarongreene.com
Cowboy Brazilian Steakhouse, 1508 Main St. www.cowboybraziliansteakhouse.com
Lizard’s Thicket locations, www.lizardsthicket.com
M Grille, 530 Lady St. www.gomgrille.com
M Kitchen, 340 Columbiana Drive. www.yourmkitchen.com
Michaels Cafe and Catering, 1620 Main St. www.michaelscafecatering.com
Motor Supply Co. Bistro, 920 Gervais St. www.motorsupplycobistro.com
Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Cafe, 2001-A Greene St. www.mrfriendlys.com
Original Pancake House, Trenholm Plaza. www.originalpancakehouse.com
Palm Tree Grill, The Embassy Suites Hotel, 200 Stoneridge Drive
Persona Wood Fired Pizzeria, 1202 Main St. www.personapizza.com
Publico Kitchen & Tap, 2013 Greene St. www.publicokitchenandtap.com
Ristorante Divino, 803 Gervais St. www.ristorantedivino.com
Saluda’s Restaurant, 715 Saluda Ave. www.saludas.com
Solstice Kitchen & Wine Bar, 841 Sparkleberry Lane. www.solsticekitchen.com
Sure Fire Tacos & Tortilla Grill, 916 Gervais St. www.surefiretacos.com
Terra, 100 State St., West Columbia. www.terrasc.com
Tijuana Flats, 109 Percival Road. www.tijuanaflats.com/columbia
Tin Lizzy’s, 700 Gervais St. www.tinlizzyscantina.com
Tombo Grille, 4517 Forest Drive. www.tombogrille.com
Villa Tronco, 1213 Blanding St., www.villatronco.com
Restaurant Week Columbia
Thursday, Oct. 13-Sunday, Oct. 23
Check www.restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com for a complete listing and specials.