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.
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.