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Columbia Food and Wine Festival

Apr 15, 2018

Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center - NEW LOCATION, Columbia, SC

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Event Summary


Thank you to all vendors, sponsors, educators, chefs, volunteers and attendees who made the inaugural Columbia Food and Wine Festival a great success!  Our first year event featured more than 1,000 attendees, 40 restaurants, 25 beverage stations, and 10 demonstrations from some of Columbia's leading chefs and beverage experts.

Please stay tuned for a save-the-date for the 2019 event which will be announced in May 2018.  

For any questions regarding the Columbia Food and Wine Festival, please contact 




THE FIRST EVER :: It’s no secret Columbia, South Carolina is growing and rising into a cultural and culinary city.  With an influx of new restaurants, talented chefs, and an engaged community, the time has come to celebrate our local food scene at a high-end level. Free Times and the Five Points Association have teamed up to create the long-awaited Columbia Food and Wine Festival taking place April 15, 2018.

THINK :: 40+ restaurants, 25+ beverage stations, live music and chef demonstrations

TICKET TYPES :: Tickets are all-inclusive // Official Kick-Off Dinner, VIP, Sneak Peek and General Admission. (Must be 21 and over to attend).

MORE INFO :: Stay in the know! Follow @columbiafoodandwine on Instagram, @colafoodandwine on Twitter, and The Columbia Food and Wine Festival on Facebook!

See below for a list of participating chefs, restaurants, breweries and wineries!


Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center - NEW LOCATION

1101 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Event Details

2018 Participants:

Serving small bites from the following restaurants:

1801 Grille

Ally and Eloise Bakeshop

Alodia’s Cucina Italiana

Blue Cactus Cafe

Blue Marlin

Burger Tavern 77

Cantina 76

Cellar on Greene

Chocolate Nirvana

City Limits Barbeque

COA Agaveria Y Cocina

The Crescent Olive

Cupcake DownSouth

The Devine Cinnamon Roll Deli

Gervais & Vine


The Grand on Main

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House

Il Giorgione

Kaminsky’s Dessert Café

Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles

Main Street Public House

Motor Supply Company Bistro

Mr. Friendly’s

Pearlz Oyster Bar


Ristorante Divino

River Rat Brewery

Rosso Trattoria Italia

Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Saluda’s Restaurant

Solstice Kitchen

Spotted Salamander Café and Catering


Tazza Kitchen

Thirsty Fellow Pizzeria and Pub

Village Idiot Pizza

The War Mouth

Yesterday’s Restaurant & Tavern

Za’s on Devine


Pouring craft beer from the following breweries:

Bierkeller Columbia

Brewery 85

Columbia Craft Brewing Company

Conquest Brewing

Cottontown Brew Lab

Hazelwood Brewing

Island Coastal Lager

Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House

Munkle Brewing Co.

Old Mill Brewpub

Pawleys Island Brewing Company

River Rat Brewery

Swamp Cabbage Brewery

Twisted Spur


Tasting wines from the following wineries:

Cave de Lugny

Clos de los Siete

Delicato Family Vineyards

Gonzalez Byass Familia de Vino

Fleurs de Prairie

Frescobaldi Toscana

Kenwood Vineyards

Precept Wine

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates

Ty Ku Sake & Spirits


Featuring chef demonstrations by the following:

Jason Bruner, 1801 Grille

Joe Cardinale, Ripper’s / Cold Harbor Hospitality Group

Wesley Fulmer, Motor Supply Company Bistro

Josh Rogerson, Saluda’s Restaurant

Charley Scruggs, Tallulah

Alex Suaudom du Monde, Baan Sawan Thai Bistro

Alex Strickland, Hunter-Gatherer Brewery & Ale House

Todd Woods, The Oak Table


Conducting beverage seminars by the following:

Erlinda Alexandra Doherty, Level 1 Sommelier


Josh Streetman, Motor Supply  Company Bistro


Music performed by: Soda City Brass Band


V.I.P. Lounge Area hosted by: Saluda’s Restaurant


Sponsored by:




Breakthru Beverage

Crescent Olive

Grace Outdoor

Columbia Craft Brewing

Kalli Render, State Farm Insurance

River Rat Brewery

Something Borrowed

Southern Glazers

Breakthru Beverage

City of Columbia

Iris & Marie Letterpress

Discover SC

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