RE: Columbia, South Carolina
If you're there for lunch, check out Nice-N-Natural. It's on College St. just south of the capitol building. There is a place in five points called the Village Idiot that had good pizza when I lived there( yes, good pizza in the south. I'm from the NY suburbs, trust me!) There are a bunch of places that have opened on the congaree vista, but they mostly went in after I moved.