Talented Thumbs Bakery specializes in delicious desserts, baked goods, and nutritional treats for your family, guests, or business. We opened our doors in 2011 and are proud to offer delicious treats to the greater Columbia area by delivery.
Like enjoying the great outdoors or refusing to speak to certain family members during college football season, sitting down to a hearty meal at a meat n' three diner is a cherished pastime in the South. Compton's Kitchen has been celebrating this tradition of wholesome, hearty cuisine ever since Perry Compton opened up shop with his first batch of buttermilk biscuits back in 1977. At brunch and breakfast, guests sop up gravy with those same fluffy, made-from-scratch treats, or use them to sandwich slabs of fatback, thick-cut bacon, and country ham. Lunchtime brings feasts of ribeye sandwiches, pimento-cheese burgers, or plates of fried chicken and meatloaf joined by green beans, fried zucchini, and potato salad.
The culinary team at Tsunami fixes up a veritable feast for the eyes with artfully plated Japanese delicacies festooned with sprigs of herbs, splashes of sauce, and colorful garnishes. Flames rage as hibachi chefs blast rib-eye steaks, scallops, and vegetables on their sizzling grills, and the restaurant’s sushi-rolling savants coil specialty rolls such as the Emperor, which surprises tasters with hidden stashes of fried soft-shell crab, cucumber, eel, shrimp, and avocado. At Tsunami's four locations, diners polish off plates in a sleek, modern dining room with candles in faceted glass votives, a bar backlit with lights that slowly change colors, and waiters who can speak fluent binary code.
The hum of Five Points' lively dining-and-nightlife scene purrs across Jake's Bar & Grill's outdoor patio, where the sound of draft beer pouring into glasses couples with the sound of gourmet pizzas smelling delicious. Chefs ornament thin-crust pies with toppings of grilled chicken, sunflower microgreens, or fried eggplant, and douse organic, free-range wings in garlic parmesan, honey lime, or jalapeño ranch. The tenders behind the full bar dole out pints of domestic and craft drafts in a large indoor bar area, as pool, shuffleboard, and darts stoke competition among guests. Flat-screen televisions and red umbrellas tower above the tabletops of the wooden outdoor deck, and a gushing fountain invites patrons to make wishes or take advantage of the reflective water to reapply hair gel.
At Blue Ginger Asian Bistro—the brainchild of the same restaurateurs who presided over Red Bowl—the lo meins and sichuan spices of traditional Chinese food mingle with the coconut milk and peanut sauces of classic Thai entrees. Crispy strips of wok-fried cuts of pork and beef star in these dishes, beckoning the chopsticks or shovels of hungry diners. The bistro ventures into seafood territory with an array of no fewer than 16 different shrimp entrees, which come with everything from creamy honey sauce and candied walnuts to sweet 'n' sour red mango sauce. While eating, guests lounge in blond-wood booths or perch at a bar beneath geometric blue lanterns and flat-screen televisions.
Marinoni's Restaurant and Pizzeria's chefs whip up authentic, homemade Italian dishes and pizzas. In addition to wood-firing pies, they insert 8-ounce salmon filets into the brick oven, imbuing each bite with a smoky, robust flavor. They swaddle sausage and beef with pasta to make their signature cannelloni, and coat eggplant slices with breadcrumbs and mozzarella for eggplant parmesan. The restaurant stations its guests in a spacious, dimly lit dining room or outside next to a fountain that speaks nothing but gibberish. Live entertainers amuse crowds every Friday and Saturday, and trivia hosts query patrons on Thursday nights.