The movement to end the use of plastic straws has been heavy on the forefront of national attention lately. From cities like Seattle banning plastic straws completely, to large scale chains like Starbucks, American Airlines and Marriott Hotels getting on board, the topic has been thrust into headlines for the past few months. The effort to phase out the use of plastic straws circles back to a single underlying issue — the devastating impact plastic has as it drifts out to our oceans. Plastic simply doesn’t recycle as easily as other products, like paper, which is why paper straws are beginning to replace the classic plastic straw in many restaurants and establishments.
Ring the alarm — Beyoncé and Jay Z have landed in Columbia, and Head Barman Josh Streetman has just the libations you need [to get in formation].
Head Barman Josh Streetman has launched a cocktail list that's bringing skeptics over to the shark side. Check them out while supplies last.
Last October the Motor Supply team selected a single batch barrel of Russels Reserve from Wild Turkey to be used as the house bourbon for Head Barman Josh Streetman’s cocktail program. The bourbon was a hit among customers — Motor Supply went through the equivalent of 175 bottles of the 11-year-old whiskey in 4 short months. The team knew that the special bourbon barrel had a longer lifespan, and in an effort to preserve every last bit the team decided to repurpose its use. “We wanted to repurpose the old barrel after its initial use to show customers the livelihood and longevity of it” said Josh. That’s how a collaboration with our friends from local brewery, Cottontown Brew Lab, was born.
In honor of #NationalBourbonDay, our team is excited to release a new barrel of Wild Turkey Russells Reserve that has been selected as the house bourbon for the restaurant while supplies last. This is our second Motor Supply select barrel. Read about the process of selecting this special barrel on the blog.
An iconic Italian cocktail is hitting the bar at Motor Supply for one week during Imbibe Magazine + Campari’s fifth annual Negroni Week. A week centered around this classic cocktail all started in an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. Read to see what specialty Negronis Head Barman Josh Streetman has up his sleeves.
The inaugural year of Columbia Food & Wine set the tone for a high-energy, vibrant festival that will celebrate our city's culinary scene for years to come. The sold-out event treated 1K+ attendees to tastes from ~50 local eateries, including Mr. Friendly's, The War Mouth, Cantina 76 and more. Read on to see how Chef Wes Fulmer & Head Barman Josh Streetman contributed to the festivities.
Masters week — it's more than green jackets, egg salad sandwiches and world-class golfers. It's a time for our region to shine as thousands flock to the Southeast, many choosing Columbia as their home-base. Executive Chef Wes Fulmer will have a week-long Masters menu, showcasing some of his classic dishes along with a few extra special menu items.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer is bringing NOLA to Cola with a special Mardi Gras menu. Check it out Feb. 9-13, 2018 and let the good times roll!
The Distillers Dinner with Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy and Eddie Russell was a memorable night for our team. The restaurant was filled with laughter and cheers of whiskey enthusiasts. Chef Wes Fulmer prepped a five-course dining experience with cocktail pairings by Josh Streetman. Each guest was greeted by Jimmy and Eddie Russell throughout the night, and some stuck around to have their menu signed by the whiskey making gurus.
Our team is prepping for the upcoming Distillers' Dinner ft. Wild Turkey Master Distillers Jimmy & Eddie Russel. Dine and sip amongst an intimate group of slow food enthusiasts over five courses by executive chef Wes Fulmer and cocktail pairings by head barman Josh Streetman. Tickets available at: http://bit.ly/MotorWildTurkeyDinnerTix Check out the full menu below. Cheers!
Executive chef Wes Fulmer will feature a five-course menu with cocktail pairings by head barman Josh Streetman
Join us at the first-ever Wild Turkey Distiller's Dinner at Motor Supply Co. Bistro, Mon., November 27, 6 - 10 p.m. Our team hand-selected a single batch barrel of Wild Turkey's Russell's Reserve for the occasion; this batch is special because it is singular, unique and only available at Motor Supply. The Wild Turkey Distiller's Dinner includes a five-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Wes Fulmer coupled with creative Wild Turkey cocktail pairings courtesy of Head Barman Josh Streetman.
As thousands of foodies flood the streets of Greenville for a weekend full of sounds, sips and tastes, the team at Motor Supply prepare for participation in Euphoria events all weekend long. Head Barman Josh Streetman is also prepping for another appearance – a bar takeover at Cantina 76 Greenville. Streetman worked closely with Milagro Tequila to craft a cocktail for each type of tequila enthusiast – selecting a silver, reposado, añejo and barrel select – for a one-of-a-kind cocktail experience on Saturday, Sept. 23.
With the sweltering summer heat winding down and the first cool breezes of fall whistling through the trees, what better way to see off another famously hot summer in Columbia, S.C. than a daiquiri? Motor Supply Co. Bistro is participating in Daiquiri Season, the second annual month-long celebration of the historically refreshing cocktail organized by Tales of the Cocktail, the world’s premier series of cocktail festivals.
Chef Wes Fulmer and Head Barman Josh Streetman Represent Columbia, S.C. at Popular Food Festi
As the total solar eclipse draws near, Columbia, S.C. looks forward to playing host to both locals and travelers searching for stellar festivities under the eclipsed sun. Motor Supply Co. Bistro is hosting a sold-out luxe luncheon under the twilight afternoon. Executive Chef Wes Fulmer has an immaculate menu up his sleeves for this VIP viewing party, dishing out at the restaurant’s vibrant and historic Vista location.
A native of Prosperity, S.C., Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C., will cook for a sold-out crowd at the Kickoff Event for the Newberry County Ag + Art Tour on Thurs. June 22, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Waldrop Farm in Newberry, S.C. The farm dinner is the official start to the weekend-long event, which is part of the statewide South Carolina Ag + Art Tour, consists of a tour of farms, markets and artisans in Newberry County, the egg, dairy and timber capitol of South Carolina.
Masters Week Dinner & Cocktails at Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, SC, April 2-9, 2017
Snag Executive Chef Wes Fulmer's recipe for roasted, herbed leg of lamb; smoky Brussels sprouts; and Southern rutabaga smash with jowl bacon hash.
As seen in Southern Living's "The Daily South" blog, Head Barman Josh Streetman is mixing up the cocktail program for the second annual Gervais Street Bridge Dinner in Columbia, S.C., Sunday, October 23, 2016.
Check out Motor Supply's special dinner and cocktail menus for Restaurant Week Columbia, Oct. 13-23, 2016.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer and team members of Columbia, S.C. restaurant Motor Supply Co. Bistro will participate for the first time in two regional food festivals in fall of 2016: Asheville Wine and Food Festival in Asheville, N.C., August 20, 2016 and Euphoria Greenville in Greenville, S.C., September 24, 2016.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro reveals its limited-edition, hyper-local dinner and cocktail menus for Harvest Week, June 7-12, 2016.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro will celebrate summer in Columbia by honoring local farms during the savory, signature annual food event, Harvest Week at Motor Supply, June 7-12, 2016.
As a way to “get back to the basics” while advancing his craft, Motor Supply’s Executive Chef Wes Fulmer took on the whole hog at a hands-on, three-day butchering and curing workshop in Charlotte, N.C. this spring.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro will participate in “Midlands Farm to Restaurant Week,” a week long celebration of locally grown food, May 13-21; preceding the self-guided “Midlands Farm Tour,” May 21, 2016.
View Motor Supply's annual Masters Week cocktail and beer list, and specialty whiskey and wine; bourbon and bubbly menu.
Long-forgotten historic ingredients of the Midlands region will be revived – and served to guests – at a garden reception on April 8, 2016, thanks to a unique partnership between Historic Columbia Foundation; Motor Supply Co. Bistro Executive Chef Wes Fulmer; and prominent culinary historian Dr. David Shields.
Love — and cardamom, and passionfruit and tequila — is in the air for Valentine's Day weekend 2016 at Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C.'s historic Vista district.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer is tipping his hat to his New Orleans-bred culinary skills and love for all things Cajun this week at Motor Supply with a special, two-night-only menu featuring boudin sausage, duck gumbo and other Mardi Gras delights, available Feb. 9-10, 2016.
Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer of Columbia, S.C. restaurant Motor Supply Co. Bistro will again return to his alma mater, Kiawah Island Golf Resort, to participate in his second year of the annual Gourmet and Grapes benefit at The Sanctuary on Thursday, Feb. 18-Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply Co. Bistro has teamed up with Head Barman Josh Streetman and General Manager & Wine Director Stephanie Heikila to create the holy trinity of New Year's Eve menus: specialty dinner offerings in the theme of 'treating yourself,' each paired with a wine recommendation, and complimented by a specialty cocktail.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro, one of Columbia, S.C.’s leading chef-driven restaurants, is featured in an episode of the new Travel Channel UK television series, “Jeni and Olly’s Deep South Food Adventures,” which has been airing this fall in the United Kingdom.
For those of you searching for your next go-to wine, Motor Supply General Manager and Wine Program Director Stephanie Heikila has some recommendations you might just fall in love with.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer reveals his deliciously distinctive dinner menu – and Head Barman Josh Streetman unveils his Harvest Week Cocktail List – for the all-local celebration Harvest Week at Motor Supply, June 16-21, 2015.
Executive Chef Wes Fulmer of Motor Supply Co. Bistro, one of the Midlands’ foremost Slow Food restaurants, announces 12 featured farms – and menu teasers – for Harvest Week, June 16-21, 2015.
We’re excited to debut a new monthly blog post series highlighting wine trends, expert recommendations and fun facts as told by Stephanie Heikila, General Manager and Wine Program Director at Motor Supply Co. Bistro.
Exec. Chef Wes Fulmer created an inspired menu for the event, using locally sourced ingredients to present a taste of South Carolina – with his signature twist – and traveled to NYC with Sous Chef Nate Park to make it happen.
A self-proclaimed nerd, mixologist Josh Streetman jumped at the task of creating a (somewhat) historically accurate version of the punches Civil War soldiers might have drunk on the battlefield.
Voters in Columbia Metropolitan Magazine’s Best of Columbia 2015 Awards recently chose Motor Supply Co. Bistro as ‘Best Restaurant in Columbia’, a first-time accolade for the farm-to-fork restaurant.
The farm-to-fork bistro will offer a special deal for dinner, per person: 3 courses for $40. Guests can choose from one farm-fresh salad or appetizer to start; any entrée from Motor Supply’s daily-changing menu; and any housemade dessert.
A who’s who of culinary talent in the Southeast, Gourmet and Grapes will host six events – from dinners to seminars – for guests to enjoy Friday through Sunday.
Enjoy this preview of the New Year's Eve 2014 dinner menu, which will also include fresh, house-made salad and dessert options; and the December craft beer and artisan cocktail list. Happy New Year!
This year, guests are encouraged to download the Vista Mobile – Congaree Vista app to their smartphones, tablets or computers. With convenient “Eat,” “Play,” “Stay” and “Work” tabs, the app makes is easier than ever to navigate the celebration – you can even use it to call Motor Supply for reservations.
Grab a seat on Motor Supply Co. Bistro’s newly renovated patio – and don’t let the weather stop you.
The exclusive, limited-edition farm-to-table dinner and artisan cocktail menus are now revealed for Fall #HarvestWeek at Motor Supply Co. Bistro, October 7-12, 2014.
New Midlands farms join the ranks for Motor Supply’s Fall Harvest Week, October 7-12, 2014, the weeklong fête featuring a specialty dinner menu and limited edition cocktail list, exclusive to Harvest Week, in honor of the small, local and sustainable farms the bistro works with year-round.
Since 1989, Motor Supply Co. Bistro’s food-obsessed staff has been one of the driving forces behind the farm-to-table initiative in Columbia, S.C. There have been changes behind the stove and the bar; in the décor and techniques; and at the host stand. However, one thing has not changed – Motor Supply’s dedication to supporting local, sustainable Midlands farms.
Columbia natives have celebrated Motor Supply Co. Bistro’s upscale farm-to-table dishes and handcrafted cocktails since its conception in 1989, but the restaurant also serves as a particularly popular hub for another audience entirely: business travelers.
Chernoff’s love affair with Motor Supply Co. Bistro has been strong since its opening in 1989, and she considers the restaurant to be “a home away from home” for her. The atmosphere of Motor Supply, she says, makes it particularly conducive to showcasing art, not only because the space is well lit, but also because of the care and creativity that go into the food and beverages the restaurant produces.
"The days pass and are reckoned to our account." Pereunt et Imputantur, a Latin phrase engraved in the clock adorning the top of Motor Supply’s bar, roughly translates to the above motto. The history behind the massive antique serving as the centerpiece of the restaurant has undergone a great deal of scrutiny, with speculations of origin ranging from Hungary to Austria.
With killer cocktails and a "best of the best," all-local menu, Harvest Week was a record breaker this summer. New Executive Chef Wesley Fulmer put his own spin on the event, offering an ecelctic menu highlighting the best of each 11 featured farms' ingredients, transforming the combinations of each rustic ingredient into a beautifully refined, delectable dish.
Mike Allen from 92.1 The Palm sat down with Motor Supply’s Executive Chef, Wesley Fulmer, to discuss what’s in store for Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply, June 10-15, 2014. Listen in to their conversation about local farming, the culinary scene in Columbia and more.
In addition to nailing down dinner reservations early to enjoy nightly special menus packed with ingredients sourced specifically from partner farms for Harvest Week, June 10-15, 2014, local foodies have learned to seize the day and partake in the bizarrely delicious, one week-only cocktail list as well.
It’s all in the numbers: 5, 4.5, and 4 -- the ranking out of 815 restaurants in Columbia, S.C., the overall rating on a 5-point scale, and the number of years Motor Supply has received the TripAdvisor Award of Excellence.
A new chef, new farming partners and new dishes will put a fresh spin on this summer’s Harvest Week, the biannual farm-to-community event hosted by Motor Supply, from Tuesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 15, 2014.
Meet world-renowned artist and Columbia, S.C. native Blue Sky at the Motor Supply bar on Thursday, April 24, 6:00-9:00 during a special meet-the-artist reception, kicking off the veteran painter’s new art exhibition, “The World’s Greatest Art Show,” on display at Motor Supply during the 23rd annual Artista Vista, April 24-26, 2014.
Eddie Wales, owner of Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, South Carolina, is pleased to announce that Wesley Fulmer has been tapped as the new Executive Chef at the progressive, farm-to-table restaurant in the Congaree Vista.
Celebrate a tradition like no other: the 2014 Masters of the Universe specialty cocktail and spirits list at Motor Supply Co. Bistro, available April 8-13, 2014.
It was a fruitful year for Motor Supply Co. Bistro in 2013. In addition to the farm-to-table restaurant receiving national and local honors, the national Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and three sought-after honors from Columbia, S.C.’s alternative paper Free Times, key members of Motor Supply also racked up awards.
Motor Supply Head Barman Josh Streetman details the recipe and directions for his favorite classic holiday cocktail recipe - with a twist.
Motor Supply Executive Chef Tim Peters shares his Thanksgiving traditions and a 10-step recipe for a never overcooked, always juicy turkey for you to try this holiday season.
Ten specialty cocktails made with local farm-to-shaker ingredients debut on Motor Supply’s Fall Harvest Week Cocktail List created by Head Barman Josh Streetman, available all week during Harvest Week at Motor Supply, Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 15-20, 2013.
Several sustainable farms from across the Midlands will be honored during Fall Harvest Week at Motor Supply, Oct. 15-20, 2013.
Executive Chef Tim Peters of Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C. will once again join an all-star culinary team of chefs for an Outstanding in the Field dinner in Swannanoa, N.C. on Tues., Oct. 1, 2013.
Highly-sought after national and local awards pile up for the farm-to-fork restaurant during Summer 2013.
During Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply, unique, farm-to-table dishes featuring dueling ingredients from local, sustainable farms will be added to Motor Supply’s a la carte dinner menu each evening.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro brings diners closer to their food by demystifying the art of making charcuterie – and sending attendees home with a pound or more of bacon, seasoned by their own hands.
With an ongoing regimen of drink infusions, like a tequila infused with the first strawberries of the season from Cottle Farms, as well as bacon-infused vodka and more, this new list will lead diners into the spring season.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro's Executive Chef, Tim Peters, announces 10 Midlands farms whose ingredients will be featured in dueling dishes during Harvest Week, the restaurant's celebration of the local, sustainable food scene.
On October 2, 2012, Executive Chef Tim Peters of Motor Supply Co. Bistro in Columbia, S.C. will once again join Executive Chef William Dissen’s all-star culinary team for an Outstanding in the Field dinner in Asheville, N.C.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro ups its longstanding reputation as the state capital’s pioneer of “New World, made-from-scratch cuisine” with Harvest Week at Motor Supply, November 15-20, 2011.