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Columbia’s Restaurant Summer Games in Boyd Plaza

The Restaurant Summer Games will feature seven restaurants competing in Olympic inspired games and showcasing a dish and cocktail for charity.


Boyd Plaza, the site of the 2024 Restaurant Summer Games.

Photo by @COLAtoday

Let the games begin. Some of Columbia’s favorite restaurants are gathering in Boyd Plaza, 1515 Main St., for the Restaurant Summer Games, featuring dishes from around the world.

From 5 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 Cola’s culinary talent will participate in competitions inspired by the Olympics, showcasing a dish and a cocktail of choice. Profits from the event will go towards each restaurant’s charity of choice.

Participating in the competition will be Hampton Street Vineyard (France), Hanabi Hibachi (Japan), Bierkeller (Germany), Ratio (Peru), Bodhi Thai (Thailand), The War Mouth (USA), and Villa Tronco (Italy).

The festival atmosphere will feature an open bar with Bierkeller’s German brews, ping pong from Carolina Pong, corn hole, and soccer. Don’t worry about the tunes, a DJ will keep the energy high, and a photo booth will capture your favorite moments.

Grab your ticket today.

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