USC Horseshoe

USC Horseshoe

Looking for a different place to eat? The University of South Carolina’s McCutchen House, located on the historic Horseshoe, began opening to the public for lunch and dinner on Sept. 6.

Lunch will be served Tuesday through Friday, and dinner on Thursday evenings. Lunch menus are three-course meals with starters that include the McCutchen House’s famous tomato pies, entrees ranging from Charleston red rice with sausage to mushroom ravioli, and a light but sweet dessert to finish off the meal. Lunch costs $12 per person unless otherwise noted. Thursday dinners are four courses at $28 per diner, and showcase charcuterie, a selection of salads, proteins like filet mignon and red snapper, and a dessert.

The restaurant is run by students (with faculty supervision) to give them hands-on experience in the food service industry. Reservations have to be made in advance online at for dinner, but are not necessary for lunch.

Ready for Some Foodball

With football season comes hellish traffic on Saturdays, seas of garnet, and special tailgating offerings from local restaurants. Two in particular come from Village Idiot and the not-even-open-yet Local Yocal cafe and retail store.

Village Idiot has created a tailgate package of two pizzas and 50 wings for $60 that can be picked up or delivered from all locations. They’ve also created a new item, Dippables, in warm cheese fondue, bleu cheese fondue, and Italian “dirty” fondue to dip pizza crust, wings, and even your fingers too, if you want to be that person.

The Local Yocal has an extensive tailgate package menu that includes wings, pulled pork, deviled egg trays, pimento cheese trays, and salads of orzo, shrimp, loaded baked potato, or pasta.

They are offering curbside pickup at their not-yet-open location at 1712 Main St., and you can make it a truly one-stop experience by getting your beer, canned wine, bags of ice, and even a pop-up tailgate trash can from them, too.

Send orders to by 7 p.m. on the Friday before the game.

State Museum Celebrates Hispanic Culture

One of the best ways to relate to other cultures is through food, and the South Carolina State Museum is celebrating the foods and all aspects of Hispanic culture at the second annual Celebración de la Herencia Hispana on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All of the senses will be engaged with music from Pachanga, a three-piece Latin band from Bluffton. Joel Rodriguez will be teaching salsa and bachata dance classes, and live performances from Compania de Danza Herencia Latina will show traditional Aztec dance and flamenco dances.

And of course, there will be food. Los Bellos Portales will be providing all of the food and beverage options at the party. Food and drinks are for sale separately, and the performances and activities are free.

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