Alodia’s Homemade Tastes

With locations in Lexington and Irmo, Alodia's Cucina Italiana is a restaurant business with true roots in an Italian family. Since 2008, proprietor Adam Huneau's restaurants have been wowing taste buds of all ages with authentic Italian cuisine stemming from recipes pulled from the pages of his family's cookbook.  Named after Adam's great-grandmother, Alodia's fare and ambiance smells, tastes and feels of Old Italy.…

October 2019 Around Town

Local Chef Takes Florida Food Competition Julio Cera, executive chef for the luxury senior living center Wellmore of Lexington, and his team recently won first place at The Battle of the Blades, a culinary competition hosted in Florida. The competition pitted chefs from 15 retirement communities against one another, tasking them to create unique appetizers and entrees … Continued

Creatively Sailing into Chapin

The Arts Sail into Chapin is a community art project collaboration between the Crooked Creek Art League and Chapin city officials. It consisted of 13 free-standing aluminum sailboats artistically painted and embellished by local artists whose proposals were selected as the best among all submissions. Local businesses served as host sponsors of each piece. PHOTOGRAPHY FROM CROOKED … Continued

Coffee with a Purpose

As the owners of Lexington's only locally-owned coffee shop, The Haven Coffee House, Jim and Jessie Huthmaker were serious about doing their part to make the world a better place by how they approached their roasting and brewing craft while providing a platform to serve others. The following recipe provides a personal and homey way to extend the Huthmaker's "food ministry."  

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry, Lake Murray folks? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this Foodie issue. We scoured the streets in search of delicious bites throughout the Lake Murray region. We’re confident in the area’s reputation as a true dining target. While we try not to play favorites, the magazine’s “Foodie issue” is near and … Continued

Columbia Offers ‘Spook-tacular’ Cemetery Event

Grab flashlights and join Historic Columbia and Elmwood Cemetery staffers for guided tours presenting some of Columbia’s eerie and peculiar past by the light of the moon on Oct. 10. The Spirits Alive! Cemetery Tours feature costumed tour guides, snacks and other Halloween-related activities. For more information, call 803.252.1770, ext. 23, or email PHOTOGRAPHY COURTESY OF HISTORIC … Continued

Walk for a Cause

JDRF One Walk has one goal: to create a world without Type 1 diabetes (T1D). Money raised in the walk supports life-changing breakthroughs that give hope to everyone affected by this disease. This year, the local Walk is slated for Nov. 16 at Segra Park.

Land Rover Discovery HSE

In observation of 2019 being the 30th anniversary of the launch of the Land Rover Discovery, drivers applaud the Discovery HSE as the full-sized sports utility vehicle in which there's a reason for everything about it. John Guth, executive general manager of the Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Columbia, says this "showy, go-anywhere" SUV is as iconic as it is versatile.

The Making of Hazelwood Brewing Company

When the world’s supply of hops, used in huge amounts by macrobreweries, started to dwindle in 2005 due to a series of climate and fungal problems, Matt Rodgers and his extended farm family decided to grow hops for the first time. Their success in that niche crop led to Matt's love of beer brewing and recent opening of his own Hazelwood…