There’s an interesting amount of turnover in restaurants on the 1700 block of Main Street, which isn’t really too far removed from the action of the 1400-1600 blocks, but something (maybe the imposing courthouses?) has meant that new places come and go quickly over there. Currently on the 1700 block, The Joint at 1710 Main is bringing cocktails, food and jazz back to the area.
The Joint is meant to revive the spirit, and even some of the old menu, of Mac’s on Main, which closed in 2013.
The daytime lunch menu features gourmet grilled cheeses, soups, salads and designer macaroni and cheese dishes. Evening fare shifts to tapas with a farm-to-table focus. Live jazz bands will be scheduled to perform on the weekends.
Tiffany’s Bakery Moves
Northeast Columbia favorite Tiffany’s Bakery and Eatery is moving to a new location after 28 years in the same space. The deli and bakery will move from 8502 Two Notch Road to 9704 Two Notch Road, where they have built out a brand new space for themselves that will be double the size of what they had.
The space is in front of the former Movies at Polo Road space, in what was the parking lot of the theater. As of press time, the official opening date has not yet been set.
Eat Game, Save Land
Ever wanted to try wild game done gourmet-style alongside seasonal produce and artisan grains? The Congaree Land Trust is having their annual Game and Garden Spring Feast on Thursday, April 25, to benefit land conservation efforts across the Midlands. The event will feature Kristian Niemi of Black Rooster, Ken DuBard of Congaree Milling Company, Gabrielle Watson of F2T Productions, and William Trapp of the War Mouth preparing items like quail, squab, grits and more. Josh Streetman of Motor Supply will be shaking a specially created cocktail and pouring other craft beer and wine.
The fundraiser will be held at Hay Hill Events from 6:30 to 9 p.m. and in addition to the food, will feature a silent auction featuring original artwork by local artists, live music from Palmetto Blue, and the chance to meet other locals who are passionate about land conservation in the state. Tickets can be purchased on congareeLT.org. A general admission ticket for this event also includes a one-year membership to the Congaree Land Trust.
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