South Carolina restaurants will no longer be legally obliged to conform to social distancing restrictions designed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, S.C. Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday announced.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is extending multiple flexibilities for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) to fight food insecurity due to the…
The former home of restaurants such as Up Your Alley and Trio Bar & Kitchen in Aiken is the location of another eatery that is getting ready to open.
The debut of Wild Wing Cafe on Aiken’s Southside is getting closer to becoming a reality.
France and Aiken’s equestrian tradition are the inspirations at La Parisienne, which opened recently at 233 Chesterfield St. S.
Ice cream without toppings is like a salad without dressing, burger without fries, chips without salsa. It just should not be.
The Aiken Downtown Development Association and the City of Aiken have partnered with the Aiken Standard to celebrate the first-ever Aiken Restaurant Week during July 13-18. Aiken Restaurant We…
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, a summertime icon in Aiken continues to blossom.
When Samantha Jones was promoted to drive-thru manager at Chick-fil-A in Aiken in January, she had no idea that she would have to coordinate one of the most unique drive-thru and pickup strate…
Rashad Roland wakes up excited every day knowing his job is making a real difference in the lives of Aiken County school children.
Teresa McKinney has been the produce department manager at Bi-Lo on Pine Log Road for 10 years, and like most folks, has never seen anything like the current coronavirus pandemic.
The Aiken County Farmers Market has reopened with new safety measures.
The health nightmare from the past couple of months has put the brakes on a variety of local traditions, but peach production is rolling ahead as usual around Edgefield and Saluda counties, wi…
Aiken Regional Medical Centers' hospital staff has worked tirelessly through the past several weeks to ensure the safety and well-being of Aiken's community, and the community has taken notice.
Chick-fil-A and the Royal Aikenites teamed up Thursday in an effort to feed every health care worker at Rural Health Services Inc.
As the Aiken County Farmers Market returns after a hiatus due to the coronavirus, local residents patiently adjusted to the implemented changes designed to make their shopping experience safer.
The Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program helps low-income seniors purchase fresh produce.
During the last several weeks, meat production has slowed across the country due to COVID-19 and has recently caused some noticeable effects on the meat supply within Aiken's restaurants and g…
“Signed, Sealed, Delivered” played in the background Thursday morning in the cafeteria at Aiken High as Aiken County Public Schools' employees packed lunches for students across Area 1.
One of the coronavirus' local casualties has been the Aiken County Farmers' Market, and its status remains murky while growers and customers alike look toward a possible reopening this month.
During World War II, Americans planted victory gardens to help fight the nation's enemies on the home front.
For over 30 years, Golden Harvest Food Bank has been distributing meals that feed families in need across the CSRA.
The doors are locked at Ruby Tuesday, and the restaurant apparently has been shut down for good.
Aiken restaurants were working to shift to delivery and take-out orders as the first day of a statewide halt on dine-ins took full swing.
Tailgating is one of many draws to Aiken's Triple Crown events. If you're tailgating railside this year, here are a few drink recipes to sip as you watch the horses go by.
Local restaurant-goers now have one less option to explore on Pine Log Road, with Aiken's Fatz Cafe having gone out of business.
Whether buffalo, lemon pepper or teriyaki, Aikenites are sure to get their fill of chicken wings this weekend.
In her mobile home in Warrenville, Florence George waits every weekday for a knock on her door. That's when Bill Joos, a volunteer with Aiken Senior Life Services, arrives to deliver a hot mea…
(TNS) What “healthy” means to each of us is very different – and is what we often discuss when developing recipes for, or talking about, eating to feel good.
A mid-winter tradition is in gear starting Friday, with the help of hundreds of Girl Scouts and their leaders around Aiken County.
Aiken’s Northside will welcome a new eatery Thursday.
Instead of pouring waste cooking oil down drains or tossing it in the trash, a local business wants people in Aiken to drop it off for recycling – to be reused in fuel for vehicles.
(TNS) Our family bakes cookies. A lot of cookies. Not so much in number as in variety. Most years we craft more than two dozen varieties. We broke a record in 2018 with 35 different types of c…
Most Americans gain weight during Thanksgiving and again around Christmas time, according to multiple studies centered around health issues that occur around the winter months.
Let’s face it. While you’ve done your best to plan enough for Thanksgiving, chances are you probably have leftovers. Plenty of cooks planned their Thanksgiving meal counting on leftovers.
This is a great way to serve leftover turkey. It’s a one pot meal — a hearty casserole of turkey, mushrooms and pasta with a light touch. The pasta cooks right in the sauce. Serve it in the ca…
Most Americans secretly dislike one or more beloved Thanksgiving classics, but eat it anyway to avoid hurting your feelings or because it’s an American tradition, according to a new survey con…
As Thanksgiving cooking rolls into full swing, the Aiken Department of Public Safety reminds families to be aware of potential fire hazards.
Gloverville Pentacostal Holiness Church wants to feed the community for free this weekend.
A recent study published by an American Heart Association found a significant link between dog ownership and longer life, particularly with regard to heart health.
A special luncheon at the Cancer Care Institute of Carolina on Friday celebrated people who have fought one of the hardest battles of their lives.
I'm completely obsessed with the green beans at Hippo. I know it has beans and nuts and serrano chiles, but I suspect that the "Frenchie dressing" is what puts these beans over the top. My att…
Things are getting a little cheesy at Chick-fil-A in Aiken.
Finding food that is healthy, easy to prepare, and loved by children can be tricky for any parent, especially once schools starts again. Here are some back-to-school recipe ideas for kids to enjoy.
Lunchtime at the Aiken County Public Library was free on Wednesday, July 31, for children and their families as part of a special nutrition class.
Celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 with this light French dish.
Owning a restaurant in downtown Aiken gives Alok Kumar Akse the chance to introduce his culture and traditional cuisine to Americans, one plate at a time.
With peach season in full swing, the Peach Pit has decided to set up a second location to sell local peaches in Aiken.
I’ll admit it: I was disgusted when I first saw the words “cheesesteak cheesecake.” (You probably are, too.) But that was last week, before I’d baked one myself and fed it to a room of colleag…
A new program at the Aiken Senior and Youth Center teaches kids how to cook like pros.