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.
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.
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.
Owner Lazaro Montoto maintains a healthy diet, and doesn't believe in sacrificing flavor to do so. That's why he opened Tropical Grille as an alternative to the nation’s preponderance of greasy fast-food dives. Natural light pours from wall-length windows onto his steaming grill, where the smell of sizzling chicken and steamed veggies mingle with the aromatic release of Lazaro's flavor-packed spice rubs. He puts those blends to good use; in addition to spicing up the grill, they also infuse his signature pork, which marinates for 12 hours before taking a trip to the slow-roaster for inclusion in thick sandwiches and hearty wraps.
Tokyo Grill’s chefs stand over sizzling grills, their furrowed brows illuminated by the dancing flames as they speedily prepare food that blends hibachi flavors with fast and casual dining. With swiftness and precision, they grill fresh vegetables alongside juicy strips of steak, cuts of chicken, and plump jumbo shrimp, then quickly plate the still-steaming meats atop beds of rice speckled with wedges of zucchini, slices of onion, and traces of fairy dust. Elsewhere in the kitchen, sushi chefs are equally hard at work, folding crabmeat and crisp cucumbers into sushi rolls.
At New York's Famous Hotdogs, chefs dish out baskets brimming with chicken, fajitas, hot dogs, and burgers under the shade of the mobile stand’s blue-and-white umbrella. Patrons munch on catfish nuggets or wings that snuggle together and await a bedtime story under a choice of 18 house-made toppings, ranging from spicy mango sauce to a Greek blend of peppers, onions, and garlic. More than a dozen traditional condiments also stand by to lather a fried-fish sandwich in sweet relish or a 100% beef hot dog in sauerkraut. Seasoned fries jackknife into ketchup, and drinks quench thirst more effectively than a horror movie quells the urge to buy an old house.