Cousins Maine Lobster roll

Image via Cousins Maine Lobster's Facebook page

It’s going to get fishy on Friday, May 3, as Cousins Maine Lobster rolls its lobster roll truck into town. The Charlotte-based food truck with multiple franchises has been featured on Shark Tank and makes appearances all around the Carolinas.

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson Family Home and from 5 to 9 p.m. at Craft and Draft they’ll be serving up their sustainable lobster rolls and other lobster-filled items. Pair them with draft, bottled or canned craft beer options at the evening event. The Woodrow Wilson home is located at 1705 Hampton St. Craft and Draft is at 2706 Devine St.

There's Crawfish at the Crawfish Festival

The streets of Columbia will remain awash in seafood through Saturday, but this time it’ll be crawfish. Ten thousand pounds of Louisiana-bred crawfish, to be exact. This year, the Crawfish Festival is moving, for the first time ever, farther down Rosewood away from the residential areas and to the South Carolina State Fairgrounds. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door — and spiced boiled crawfish (with corn and potatoes, naturally) will cost you more. Read more about the festival, which goes from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., in our cover package.

Events Celebrates Foods of the African Diaspora

The annual meeting of the Friends of African American Art & Culture is taking a unique path this year by celebrating with a whole lot of people at the Columbia Museum of Art. The focus this year is the benefits of plant-based eating across the African diaspora, and includes a vegan food tasting. Chef Folami Geter from A Peace of Soul Vegan Kitchen; Chef Saa from Rawtopian Bliss Vegan Diners Club; Bonita Clemons, a health educator from Dianne’s Call; and KJ Kearney, the founder of Charleston’s Red Rice Day will be moderating a panel-style conversation.

The event is Thursday, May 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets, which include two tastings, are $10 for general admission and $5 for FAAAC members and can be purchased at

Nosh On

The Tree of Life Congregation is bringing back The Big Nosh, a celebration of Jewish foods for everyone on Sunday, May 5. The eat-fest will have favorites like challah, brisket, kugel, latkes, and many more family recipes prepared by members of the congregation.

In addition to food, there will be cultural presentations, music and entertainment throughout the festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is free for all attendees, but bring cash for purchasing plenty of food.

The Tree of Life Congregation is located at 6719 N. Trenholm Road.

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