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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You know THAT person…

You know THAT person…

Ever been around someone who likes to talk…a lot. That type of person that seems to just love to hear his or her own voice and thinks you do as well. There are no such things of moments of silence in their presence…you know the type of person. Continue reading →

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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Sunday Lunch Blog : Lucky Hot Dog Cart

Sunday Lunch Blog : Lucky Hot Dog Cart

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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.

Lucky Hot Dog Cart – 1423 Main St. Columbia

This week I hadn’t gone out to eat much, but needed a place to go for the blog. I wanted to try something knew, so Aaron suggested that we go down to the hotdog stand a block or two over. Now you might already be tuning me out, thinking, “Ugh, I don’t even like hotdogs,” but hold on with me for a minute. The hotdog cart that we normally see across from Starbucks wasn’t there, so I spotted another cart with a big red and yellow umbrella just down Main Street across from the Marriott. We decided to venture that way. We were glad that we did.

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My Pleasure

My Pleasure

When you think of the phrase, “my pleasure” what comes to mind? I think of the restaurant chain, Chick-fil-a. They have made that phrase famous. Isn’t it time that we all showed a little kindness? When we hear phrases like, “my pleasure” or “thank you” it just makes us feel good. Continue reading →

Sunday Lunch Blog : Blue Marlin

Sunday Lunch Blog : Blue Marlin

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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.

Blue Marlin – 1200 Lincoln St. Columbia

Over here in the Music and Media Department, we’re a bunch of busy little bees and sometimes our boss, the Honorable Reverend Steve Phillips takes us out on the town as a reward for good behavior. This week was one of those times. After much deliberation, we decided on Blue Marlin for lunch. I was happy because not only to do I like Blue Marlin, but they have been on my list for this blog. Blue Marlin has been a great supporter of our Celebration of Liberty and it is frequented by many First Baptist members, especially for Sunday lunch. It’s time that we gave them a little shout out as well.

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