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The Low-Key Food City of the South

Garden & Gun followed Georgia photographer and food lover Lauren Carnes on a culinary road trip through Columbia, South Carolina. Click here for a full recap of her experience.

In partnership with Experience Columbia SC.

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The Indah Coffee Company roasts all beans in house in small batches.

photo: Lauren Carnes

At Tallulah, chef Russell Jones delivers on garden-to-glass cocktails and a menu of local ingredient-driven dishes.

photo: Lauren Carnes

Sweet Cream Company offers sixteen small-batch flavors of ice cream and sorbet—from Blackberry Kale to Grapefruit Rosemary.

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Motor Supply Co. Bistro ranks supreme for mixologist Josh Streetman’s bespoke cocktails paired with executive chef Wesley Fulmer’s harvest dishes.

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Motor Supply Co. Bistro offers creative craft cocktails such as this combination of dry gin Dolin Blanc, orange bitters, Amontillado Sherry, and peach.

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The Brie, jam, almond croissant from Silver Spoon Bake Shop.

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Publico Kitchen & Tap boasts an al fresco seasonal margarita.

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For South Carolina’s signature whole-hog barbecue, try The War Mouth, where ingeniously high-lo sides, such as heirloom tomato salad with croutons and buttermilk string cheese, round out the meal.

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The Broad River Red Ale from River Rat Brewery.

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Drip Coffee on Main Street is the perfect morning pit stop on the way to Soda City Market.

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City Roots is South Carolina’s first urban farm and offers its produce at Soda City Market.

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The Cast Iron Pork and Potato Hash: smoked pork shoulder, roasted sweet and fingerling potatoes, caramelized pearl onions, Cremini mushrooms, crispy brussels sprouts, and a fried egg from Bourbon.

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Focusing on local ingredients and farm-fresh product, The Oak Table‘s Tartine of Roasted Local Vegetables is full of flavor.

photo: Lauren Carnes