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MUST EATS IN COLUMBIA

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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Get Hooked on Fresh Catch from SC Markets

Prized by chefs and gourmets across the nation, fresh catch from South Carolina waters is always in stock at local markets.

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These Hotspots Do Fried Chicken Right

There's no shortage of fabulous fried chicken in South Carolina. Here's where to find your favorite.

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Fresh Shrimp, Done Right

Fresh shrimp cooked to perfection is always on the menu at restaurants across South Carolina.

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Introducing Chef Shuai Wang

Exciting, fresh cuisine with local and global flair propels Chef Shuai Wang into the culinary spotlight.

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Introducing Chef Sarah Dake

A Columbia native, Chef Sarah Dake established herself in her home state by leading the kitchen at Greenville's Limoncello.

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Meet Jessica Shillato, South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2019

Spotted Salamander's Jessica Shillato is named a South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2019 for her creative flair with classic Southern dishes and dedication to local ingredients.

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Meet Tania Harris, South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2019

From Mexico City to Greenville, Tania Harris mastered her pastry skills and landed a sweet spot as a South Carolina Chef Ambassador.

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Meet Kelly Vogelheim, South Carolina Chef Ambassador 2019

Town Hall’s executive chef, Kelly Vogelheim, aims to share her affinity for local foods as a 2019 South Carolina Chef Ambassador.

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