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South Carolina’s capital city is home to a variety of renowned restaurants, all of which bring something unique and exciting to the table. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite downtown or dinner reservations with a view of the South Carolina State House, Columbia has you and your appetite covered.


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Experience the Fleeting Beauty of South Carolina’s Wild Wonders

South Carolina's diverse landscapes reveal captivating and fleeting wild wonders, from mesmerizing firefly displays to the awe-inspiring fall raptor migration.

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Wood-Fired Fish Tacos with Papaya Salsa

2023 South Carolina Chef Ambassador Rob Masone shares his recipe for wood-fired fish tacos that are easy to make and pack a flavorful punch.

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King Tide Kale Salad with Microgreens

2023 SC Chef Ambassador Marcus Shell’s King Tide kale salad perfectly blends complex flavors to create a flavor profile that challenges expectations.

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Smoked Gouda Agnolotti

Discover the culinary fusion of Afro-Indigenous flavors in 2023 South Carolina Chef Ambassador Erica McCier’s recipe for smoked gouda agnolotti.

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Work (or not) From Anywhere

Fully remote jobs allow the ultimate flexibility, and South Carolina has plenty of RV campgrounds for a change of scenery when working from home.

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Freedom Now: Key Sites in the Fight for Civil Rights

The civil rights movement in the 1950s and ‘60s changed the course of American history, and many of these important events happened in South Carolina.

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Episode 8: Painting Penguins

Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach is known for its unique penguin experiences, and Devyn can’t wait to take home her very own penguin painting.

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Croissant Bread Pudding

South Carolina Chef Ambassador Chris Williams puts a sweet twist on bread pudding with locally grown peaches from Titan Farms.

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