SakiTumi's menu of sushi and international grilled grub is crafted from fresh, high-quality ingredients. The culinary curtain rises for opening acts of edamame ($4), which recite moving soliloquies of soybeans and pink Hawaiian sea salt. The Cali roll ($5) serves up an exciting head-on collision between Osaki crab, avocado, and cucumber, while the rainbow roll ($15) presents a palatable spectrum of crab, salmon, and tuna that leads to golden gems of eel. The Fire Island roll on soy paper ($14) is a SakiTumi specialty, featuring tempura shrimp and avocado, topped with diced tuna pieces that are mixed with a sassy sriracha sauce. A variety of grilled goodies are sensitive to recovering fish fiends, who can sink their mouth bones into the meaty Kobe burger ($12) or brawl with the Sapporo steak ($18), which comes armed with asparagus spears and a mashed potato posse.
Cofounded in 1988 by master puppeteer Allie Scollon and her son, John, the Columbia Marionette Theatre showcases the string-pulling artistry of its puppeteers both on its home stage and at shows across South Carolina. Expressive puppets crafted for each show breathe new life into classic fairy tales and educational programs, including shows about littering, going to the dentist, and a combo show about not discarding your old teeth in the park fountain.
In an eye-catching subterranean setting, The Whig quashes cavernous appetites with a wide selection of pub edibles. Survey The Whig’s new menu of hearty burgers, including The Whig burger, topped with bacon, gouda, beef gravy, and sriracha aioli ($8), and the phonetically pleasing Berger burger, clad in chipotle cheese, grilled onions, mustard, ketchup, and bacon ($8). Plates of cheese fries doused with poutine beef gravy ($6) or sprinkled with chipotle pimentos ($5) pair up with burger selections better than two of the Three Amigos. A packed jukebox, live DJs, and a selection of taxidermy wall trimmings supply all of the necessary ingredients for a hunting expedition after-party or a meaningful conversation with the ghost of a saber-toothed tiger.
An uplifting and profound dramedy, Harvey tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd and the play’s namesake, his invisible long-eared ally. With forthright congeniality, Elwood shares Harvey with the world, but the world balks and ships him to a sanitarium, though not without some chuckle-inducing mix-ups along the way. Reunite with old, intangible friends in the comfy confines of the oldest continuously used theater building in the United States to reminisce on the various and innumerable shades of companionship.
The White Mule's menu sports internationally influenced items such as creative sandwiches, pizzas, and locally brewed beers. Start out with an appetizing order of spinach-artichoke dip ($6) and venture eastward to the Mediterranean with the Grecian Pizza, a Hellenic pie with pepperoni, artichoke hearts, red onions, green peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella and feta cheese ($10). Light eaters can cash in on the green offered by the Mule's slew of salads ($6–$8) or creatively flavored pita wraps such as the chicken parmesan ($8) or the Mexican-fusion fajita wrap ($9).
The Workshop Theatre of South Carolina keeps theater-goers guessing with its rousing rendition of Victor/Victoria. A musical romp based on the 1982 movie starring Julie Andrews, Victor/Victoria follows the fate of a woman posing as a female impersonator in 1930s Paris.