Greenville’s Bacon Bros. Public House is looking to enter the Columbia market. Specializing in house-cured meats and the use of locally grown ingredients, Bacon Bros. also features barbecue and burgers and items such as rabbit tacos and smoked catfish dip. www.baconbrothersfoodgroup.com
Matchless Coffee Soda, a Nashville, Tennessee-based beverage group, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise money to expand its brand here by January. The coffee soda starts with a large batch of fresh roasted and brewed coffee that has been flash-chilled. The rich coffee base is lightly sweetened with all-natural Demerara sugar and citric acid and then carbonated to create the “coffee soda.” www.matchlesscoffeesoda.com
Sakura, a favorite Japanese sushi restaurant, should be opening soon at its new location at 4430 Rosewood Drive. The remodeling is finished, and the sign on the door says they are hiring wait staff.
Carolina Wings and Rib House is opening at 1120 Washington St. This location, in the old Tony’s Pizza space, will be the sixth for the locally owned eatery.
Urban Cookhouse will open Saturday, Aug. 19, at 3000 Devine St. Operating under the “Buy local. Eat Urban” and “Farm to fire to table” slogans, Urban Cookhouse uses locally sourced produce in its menu, which includes items such as lime-marinated steak and rice, wood-fired shrimp kabobs and mixed greens salads.
Butcher Paper Dinner: Join the fun at the communal table with a feast prepared by local chefs, presented by Farm to Table Events Company. This month, Chef Kristian Niemi will prepare an homage to Chef David Chang of Momofuku in New York. Guests will be treated to dishes like ginger-scallion noodles and “Bo Ssam” pork. 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 12, at City Roots Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd. $45, plus a cash or credit bar. www.farmtotableeventco.com
Harvest dinner cooking class with Kristian Niemi: Reserve your spot now for a re-creation of a Farm to Table Events Company harvest dinner. Ticket price includes dinner and recipe cards; bottles of wine may be purchased separately. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 15, at City Roots Farm, 1005 Airport Blvd. $85, plus a cash or credit bar. www.farmtotableeventco.com.
Learn French cooking: Chef Francois Fisera leads classes at Fleur de Lys Home Culinary Institute. 6:15 p.m. classes at 3001 Millwood Ave. Friday, Aug. 11, filet of beef Rossini with Busnel Calvados, fois gras and French black truffle; Tuesday, Aug. 15, and Friday, Aug. 18, pork tenderloin. $39, wine extra. (803) 765-9999, fleurdelyscolumbiasc.com
Chef John and crew want to teach you: Learn to cook through hands-on and demonstration classes. Bring your own wine. Prices per person unless noted. Friday, Aug. 11, couples Lowcountry cooking (6:30 p.m., $95 per couple); Saturday, Aug. 12, morning brunch (11 a.m., $80 per two people); Tuesday, Aug. 15, Wild Women ladies night (6:15 p.m., $50 two-for-one). Let’s Cook Culinary Studio, 1305 Assembly St. (803) 348-5874 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff writer Janet Jones Kendall contributed.