Every once in a while you want to go out and try something new to eat. If you find yourself in northeast Richland County this week, we’re here to help you out.
While this is not a complete list of all of the terrific places an area might offer, please consider these restaurants — and tell us know what you like — the next time you’re in the northeast part of Richland County:
Henry’s Northeast is a family sports bar that specializes in burgers, variations of Philly cheesesteaks, wraps and salads. Open for lunch and dinner (with other locations on Devine St. in Columbia and State St. in West Columbia). 111 Sparkleberry Crossing, www.henrysgrillandbar.com
Pontiac House of Pizza. Every small town has a House of Pizza. What makes this one different is that the pizza is really good and, if you prefer something else, there’s an entire menu of Italian favorites. 10531 Two Notch Rd. (803) 699-7070
Solstice Kitchen. Relax at the bar, lounge on the patio (weather permitting), and enjoy some of the best renditions of new Southern cuisine. Sign up for the newsletter to take advantage of special evenings such as babysitter night (they provide sitters so parents can enjoy date night). Open for lunch and dinner. 841 Sparkleberry Lane, solsticekitchen.com
Sumo Japanese Steak House serves sushi and sashimi, bento boxes and hibachi-style chicken, steak and seafood. It’s a great way to meet other people and enjoy the entertainment of watching your food prepared at the table. Open for lunch and dinner. 151 Clemson Rd., www.sumojapanesesteakhouses.com/index.html
Top Dawg Tavern has everything you need for a casual/sporty night out: burgers, Coney Island hot dogs, salads, sandwiches and wings. If you want to step up your game (see what we did there?), opt for sweet bourbon salmon, mahi-mahi or pot roast. 498 Town Center, Village at Sandhill, www.topdawgtavern.com/