An iconic Italian cocktail is hitting the bar at Motor Supply for one week during Imbibe Magazine + Campari’s sixth annual Negroni Week. A week centered around this classic cocktail all started in an effort to raise money for charitable causes around the world. For the fifth year in a row, $1 from each Negroni sold at Motor Supply will go to support the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands (STSM). Read to learn more about STSM's efforts + Negroni Week at Motor Supply.
First look at the four-course meal Chef Wes Fulmer and Spotted Salamander Chef Jessica Shillato have prepared for Heirloom Breeds + Seeds.
A Signature Dinner of Columbia Food and Wine Festival 2019 — Experience the history and charm of downtown Columbia with a four-course meal under twinkling lights at Seibels House and Garden during Heirloom Breeds + Seeds happening Sat., April 27, 6:30 p.m. The elevated culinary experience will feature a thoughtfully curated meal highlighting heirloom and sustainable ingredients by Motor Supply Executive Chef Wes Fulmer and Spotted Salamander Cafe & Catering Owner/Executive Chef Jessica Shillato with Motor Supply Head Barman Josh Streetman opening the night with a signature cocktail. More information and tickets can be found online here.
As always, Executive Chef Wes Fulmer and Head Barman Josh Streetman are going all out for their Masters Week menu.
Mardi Gras is always a big celebration with our team. Executive Chef Wes Fulmer trained in NOLA’s Restaurant August early in his career and always takes this opportunity to celebrate with traditional Cajun cuisine. Boudin [pronounced boo-dan not boo-den] is a Louisiana delicacy. The sausage is typically made with a mix of pork, rice, onions, peppers and spices, but each chef has their own take on the tasty tradition.
What pairs better with love than chocolate? For the chocolate lover in your life, we’ve crafted up the ideal chocolate martini — with a twist.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro reveals its limited-edition, hyper-local dinner and cocktail menus for Harvest Week, 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.
View Motor Supply's annual Masters Week cocktail and beer list, and specialty whiskey and wine; bourbon and bubbly menu.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.