Ever since Little Lovely arrived we’ve been eating in regularly; however, this weekend we dined out at some delicious spots around town.
For a fun girls’ dinner on Friday night it was Terra directly over the Gervais Street Bridge in West Columbia with a sweeping view of the city. Its name literally means “land,” and Chef Mike Davis features the freshest local ingredients on his daily changing menu. An heirloom tomato salad and sea scallops were among the favorites at our table.
We decided to take Eloise out on Saturday for an early dinner at the new Main Street Public House. While the official opening is this Friday, August 5, the restaurant is already up and running at the corner of Main and Taylor Streets. The space features high ceilings, a polished wooden bar and plenty of seating along with a center stage for future musical acts, and the menu offers a mix of small plates and entrees highlighting local ingredients. The lively atmosphere is representative of the positive momentum in our downtown corridor and especially on Main Street. I can’t wait to return possibly for a quick bite before a flick at The Nick.
We closed out our weekend of eating with a family brunch, including my brothers visiting from Charleston, at one of our standbys, Za’s on Devine Street. Brunch is new for the restaurant, and we were able to be seated right away, which is important when dining with impatient babies. The special, seasonal menu includes new small plates like charred okra, prosciutto and melon, Panzanella salad, California caprese and more. Of course the brick oven pizzas are always a crowd pleaser.
Take note that this Friday through Sunday, Aug. 5-7, Za’s will celebrate the Devine Street and Five Points Summer Sidewalk Sale by hosting live, local music on Friday, Aug. 5 from 5 to 10 p.m. and offering their Wine Wednesday discount of $4 glasses of select wine and 2 for $9 mimosas all weekend.
Cheers to dining local!