We Can’t Believe How Cool Columbia, South Carolina Is Being Right Now
Columbia may not possess the magic of Charleston, it is not part of that cool, New South inhabited by Greenville, but by God, do these people appear to know food. There were locally-milled middlins for $4 a bag, pasture-raised pork, free-range eggs from so many farms, beautiful fresh goat cheese, a juice truck selling wellness shots, there was the last remaining produce from an educational sustainable farm, right there in the city, someone was selling elaborately adorned $3 donuts from the back of a van, you had kombucha on tap, and a girl with blue hair selling boiled peanuts. This is just how we do things now, apparently, even in the cities nobody is talking about, and I found it all rather spectacular.
By David Landsel
February 21, 2019