It’s the second day of Rambo’s Fat Cat Biscuit’s soft opening in Cottontown, and, if it hadn’t closed early (due to a sell out, per the restaurant’s Facebook page), there would be little sign the restaurant wasn’t in full swing.
$16. 1615 North Beltline Blvd. il-bucato-pizza.square.site.
Family Fresh Mex was one of many great taco trucks in Columbia.
The chicharrónes at Decker Boulevard’s Cabañas are made with Boston butt, which is slow-braised before hitting the deep fryer.
White pizza is a precarious balancing act.
$10.99. MOMS on Main. 1734 Main St. 803-708-4313.
Tasty Tikka doesn’t try to reinvent the wheel with its modest setup at the Royal Farm Irmo Shell Station.
The Certified Grade A Angus beef tenderloin in this dish is impeccable, mixed with roasted garlic aioli and egg yolk for consistency and capers and house-made relish for just the right amount of tang to balance the dish while still letting the toothsome flavor of the beef shine through.
A real Italian deli. The kind of place where you walk in and you can see different meats curing, mounds of fine cheeses from around the world that you can’t just grab at a Publix down the road.
$5.50. Pandemonium Ice Cream. facebook.com/PandemoniumIceCream
The cheffed-up additions bring thrilling complexity to every bite, but it is also a simple, indulgent pleasure that isn’t overthought.
You’ve got to admire the hustle and the audacity of a grilled cheese sandwich joint created exclusively for delivery app orders.
Unlike most commercial American popsicles, paletas use whole ingredients like fruits and herbs to make the base.
$10.95.,1945-6 Decker Boulevard. 803-834-3941. fusioncocinalatina.com.
$12.75. 3001 Millwood Ave. 803-550-9421. tastyasfit.com.
$3 each. 803-404-2378. facebook.com/tacosdona.lucia.
$5.99. 1807 Decker Blvd #1. 803-738-0702. hyundaiorientalgrocery.mappop.com.
$18.99 for a large. 803-794-5469. tonyspizzasc.com.
$16.99. Railroad BBQ. 2001 Hampton St. 803.708.5801. www.railroadbbqsc.com.
$7. 1001 Senate St. #300. 803-569-6881. kaothaicola.com.
$11. 803-851-5965. coaagaveria.com.
$22.95. 1701 Percival Rd. 803-569 6244.
$6.50. 925 Sumter St. 803-799-6676. carolinacafeandcatering.com.
$14.30. 215 O’Neil Ct. 803-708-8481.
$12.95. 1531 Richland St. spottedsalamandercatering.com.
$10. 7971 N Woodrow St., Irmo. 803-602-5353. facebook.com/fireandspiceirmo.
Eating qabili palau, Afghanistan’s national dish, while watching the series finale of Homeland seemed fitting. South Central Asian geopolitical intrigue and Kabul chow kind of go together, no?
$60. 1712 Main St. Head to facebook.com/TransmissionArcade for information on the next pickup time.
$2.95. 1221 Bakersfield Rd. 803-772-9562. asianmarketcola.business.site.
$12. 620 Gervais St. 803-799-8463.
Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.
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Libby’s vaunted sauce game comes to the fore here.
While in college at the University of Minnesota, Shakshuka Night brought me and my gaggle of late-teen to 20-something friends closer in the way I’ve since learned that only food can.
Green papaya salad is one of the great salads that don’t get enough attention in the world.
I don’t know exactly when the tradition started, but it had something to do with my husband throwing himself a one-man pity party on his Christmas Eve birthday many, many years ago.
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Crust’s debut batch of kolaches aims to satisfy handheld breakfast devotees. The sweet, sesame-seeded brioche the bakery uses as its vessel is top-notch, but with the addition of chopped sausage and melted provolone in the middle, it really gets your taste buds’ attention.
The biscuits at the relatively new Bubba’s in Olympia slot into the large and dense category.
what: Ttukbaegi Bulgogi
This spot, tucked away on the side of 9 Medical Park, may be Columbia’s actual best kept secret.