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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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Classic Casseroles: Cheese Grits

Sharp cheese and earthy, stone-ground grits team up for one of South Carolina’s favorite casseroles.

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Pumpkins Flavor SC's Culinary Traditions

From pumpkin pie to pumpkin patches, South Carolina loves this autumn fruit.

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Watermelon Watch: How to Pick a Winner

Pick a perfect watermelon with these tried-and-true tips.

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Classic SC Casseroles: Summer Squash

No meat-and-three plate is complete without a helping of hot, cheesy squash casserole.

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SC Corn Is a Sweet Summertime Commodity

South Carolina’s corn harvest means a bounty of good eating is on the horizon.

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Peas and Butterbeans Herald SC’s Vegetable Season

The shelling of butterbeans and peas at area farmers markets is a summertime ritual in South Carolina.

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SC Fresh Catch: Grouper

Fresh South Carolina grouper wins the popularity contest with fish lovers and chefs.

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SC Fresh Catch: Triggerfish

This triggerfish recipe from SC Chef Ambassador Jamie Daskalis is bursting with South Carolina flavors.

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