Kat Hunter Burning Man

Kat Hunter's Burning Man cocktail at Bourbon

The weather is weird, the sun still sets at 6ish, we’re all sick of dragging winter coats around, and Tiki Week at Bourbon is in swing — some things about late January never change. The fourth annual tropical celebration event started at the Main Street bar and restaurant on Jan. 21 and will go on through Feb. 3.

Tiki Week brings about an expanded cocktail and food menu that include homages to the islands. Popular cocktail concoctions include favorites like the Mai Thai and Painkiller, plus other fruity favorites created by Bourbon’s bartenders.

Axe Throwing Sets Opening Date

Craft Axe Throwing announced it will be opening its lanes on Jan. 31. The combination of throwing axes and craft beer will be housed in 700 Gervais St., Suite B2. Eager axe tossers can sign up for lane space online at craftaxethrowing.com/us.

The chain, which has locations in Greenville, South Carolina; Nebraska; and Missouri, was planning to open the Columbia edition in 2018 but had issues securing all of its permits in time.

Chilly Weather Means Chili Pots

When the weather is chilly, the food of choice should be chili, and there’ll be a ton of options at the Lexington County Chili Cook Off on Sunday, Jan. 27 from noon-5 p.m. at the Icehouse Amphitheater.

The Old Mill Brewpub and the Lexington County Blowfish are teaming up to keep Lexington warm with unlimited chili samples and live music from the Freeway Music School.

Got amazing chili you want to share with the world? Email john@oldmillbrewpub.net for information on how to enter the contest. More into the eating? Tickets are $10 and can be bought on the day of the event or in advance online at squareup.com/market/lexington-county-blowfish/item/lexington-county-chili-cookoff. All proceeds from this event will benefit local charities. Bundle up though — the amphitheater is outside.

Got food or drink news? Email food@free-times.com.

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