Category: Sunday Lunch Blog

Sunday Lunch Blog : Good Life Cafe

Sunday Lunch Blog : Good Life Cafe

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Good Life Cafe – 1614 Main St, Columbia, SC

As I mentioned it the last SLB, a conference brought a good friend of mine from college into town. I was fortunate enough to be able to grab an early lunch with her (before going to second lunch at DaufusKEYS with Philip and Scott). Lauren wrote a postcard inviting me to BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) the summer before I started my freshman year at USC. We went on to live across the hall from each other in Columbia Hall and eventually in a crummy, but fun for college students, apartment with another good friend of ours. We all live in different places now, but try our best to keep up with each other.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro & Piano Bar

Sunday Lunch Blog : DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro & Piano Bar

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro & Piano Bar – 1710 Main St. Columbia, SC

The revitalization of Main Street has been exciting in these recent years, bringing some cool new places to eat and entertain one’s self. With every new renovation, I perk up to see what new restaurant I’ll get to try. About three weeks ago, DaufusKEYS Gullah Bistro & Piano Bar opened on Main Street (Where Mac’s on Main used to be). I put it on my list of places to visit, but wasn’t sure when I’d get to give it a go.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Shealy’s BBQ

Sunday Lunch Blog : Shealy’s BBQ

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Shealy’s BBQ – 340 E Columbia Ave, Leesville, SC 29070

One of my favorite yearly events here is the First Seniors trip to Shealy’s BBQ. Shealy’s and I go way back, so nary will you find an occasion when I won’t seize the opportunity to go. I also like hanging out with the First Seniors because they’re super fun. For this blog entry, I didn’t take still photos and I’m not going to do a write up. Instead, I’m vlogging (video blogging) and allowing my friends from the First Seniors ministry to tell you about some of the things that they like to eat at Shealy’s. So, without further ado, I give you the Sunday Lunch VLOG.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : The War Mouth

Sunday Lunch Blog : The War Mouth

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

The War Mouth – 1209 Franklin St. Columbia, SC

The War Mouth was on my list for a while. I think the fact that they had $16 Chicken Bog on their menu made me nervous to go. I make a pretty good Chicken Bog at home and get way more than a serving for that price. But I had heard good things about it this funky New Southern restaurant and my curiosity was piqued. When a few of my girl friends that I hadn’t seen in a while suggested that we all get together at The War Mouth, I was doubly in.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : The Best Burger I’ve Ever Eaten and Unique Ice Cream

Sunday Lunch Blog : The Best Burger I’ve Ever Eaten and Unique Ice Cream

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

I’ve had several really good eating days recently. One day that sticks out well in my mind is the day that I had what might have been the best burger I’ve ever eaten. And no, I don’t think I’m exaggerating! I’ve eaten a lot of burgers in my life. Many have been those hockey puck burgers that you get at ministry events (I’ve worked with a lot of ministries and they are often all the same … those frozen patties from Sam’s Club that come in a box of 50 or 60 for about $20 or something like that). They’re cheap and will fill a stomach; you just pray that they have cheese and plenty of condiments there.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Arepazo Latin Foods

Sunday Lunch Blog : Arepazo Latin Foods

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Arepazo Latin Foods 904 Knox Abbott Drive Cayce, SC

A couple Saturdays ago (9-24-16) a new Latin restaurant opened near my house in Cayce. I made plans with Kara (of the First College Ministry) on Sunday to go that Monday for lunch. My only previous experience with Colombian/Venezuelan cuisine was when I got talked into cooking a Colombian meal for the weekly free International lunch a few years ago at the BCM when I worked in College and International Ministry. The only information I had was what two Columbian exchange students told me that their mothers said to do and Google to fill in the rest. I was told that I managed to make it fairly authentic, but have never had anything to compare it to. Until now!

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Sunday Lunch Blog : BIG Food Truck Rodeo / Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles

Sunday Lunch Blog : BIG Food Truck Rodeo / Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

BIG Food Truck Rodeo at FIRST / Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles Food Truck

Last Sunday we had a bunch of church community fun with the BIG Food Truck Rodeo. Several trucks lined up on Washington Street near our parking lot to serve delicious food to us after church. I had been eyeing the food truck list for days (of course) and was most excited about Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles. I’ve always heard good things about them, but have never made it over to their restaurant. BIG was my chance!

Kiki's Chicken and Waffles Truck
Kiki’s Chicken and Waffles Truck

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Cooking – Turtles

Sunday Lunch Blog : Cooking – Turtles

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants or stores that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

 

This is a historic moment for the Sunday Lunch Blog. We have filmed our first couple of cooking segments and are ready to share the first one with you. None of us had ever filmed a cooking show before, so this was quite the experiment as we fumbled around the kitchen with cameras, microphones, and lights. And then, oh yeah, you actually have to cook. While this isn’t exactly award winning film production, it was a big learning experience. Thanks for your patience! Should you happen to enjoy these “how-to” segments, we’ll continue to make them and get better as we go. In this segment, we start off simple, and I show you how to make turtle candies. They’re quick, easy, and great to bring to a party. Let’s get to it!

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Sunday Lunch Blog : International Lunch/Red Bowl Asian Bistro

Sunday Lunch Blog : International Lunch/Red Bowl Asian Bistro

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

International Lunch at BCM (819 Main St.) / Red Bowl Asian Bistro – Village At Sandhill Columbia, SC 

This week I got to have a homecoming of sorts when Aaron and I joined our International Minister, Ryan Dupree for the weekly free International Lunch at the BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) building on Main Street within campus. Before coming to FIRST, Thursday lunches were a regular part of my life since International Ministry was a big (and fun!) part of my job when I worked at the BCM. While the lunch is hosted each week at the BCM, the lunches are provided by CMI (Columbia Ministries to Internationals), which is pretty much a group of ministries in Columbia who like to minister to Internationals. First Baptist is a part of that, and this week, we provided the food and volunteers.

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Sunday Lunch Blog : Black Bean Co.

Sunday Lunch Blog : Black Bean Co.

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*Disclaimer: First Baptist Church is not affiliated with, nor does it necessarily endorse any of the restaurants that are discussed in these posts. These are just the personal opinions of the blog writer and are meant only for information and fun.

Black Bean Co. – 701 Gervais St. Columbia, SC

This is probably going to be one of my least popular lunch blogs because I’ve chosen a place that encourages veganism. If you’re like me, the term “vegan” almost seems like a bad word or something that sounds like torture. But hang in there because this isn’t as bad as your meat-loving self might think. And *spoiler alert* there is actually meat involved. This might all look healthy, but I promise that it is delicious as well. And if you are a health nut, you’ll really like it.

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