Motor Supply Co. Bistro Receives National and Local Awards

Motor Supply Co. Bistro Receives National and Local Awards

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Motor Supply Co. Bistro Receives National and Local Awards


Motor Supply Co. Bistro Receives National and Local Awards

Wine Spectator and Free Times honor local favorite farm-to-table restaurant

Columbia, S.C. (Aug. 23, 2013) – It’s been a great summer for Motor Supply Co. Bistro. On top of national and regional press coverage and a successful Make Your Own Bacon workshop in July, the farm-to-fork restaurant won four highly-sought after awards.

Eighth Time’s a Charm: The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Motor Supply was awarded the 2013 Award of Excellence by Wine Spectator, the national, critically-acclaimed magazine that awards annual achievement honors to restaurants all over the country based on the diversity, uniqueness, appropriateness and quality of their wine lists. This makes Motor Supply an 8-time winner of the award.

"We are thrilled to have received Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence for the 8th year in a row,” said Motor Supply owner Eddie Wales. “In order to provide our guests with a large variety of affordable and delicious wines to choose from, along with some hidden gems, we are constantly tasting new wines. It's a tough job, but someone has to do it!”

Executive Chef and Wine Director Tim Peters emphasizes staff knowledge of the handpicked wine list, insisting that each member of the Motor Supply team know details, pairings and recommendations to satisfy all diners’ needs. Said Wales, “Our weekly educational staff training also enhances the wine lover’s experience when they visit Motor.”

Three Free Times Best of Columbia Awards

On a local level, Columbia, S.C.’s Free Times alt. weekly newspaper recently published its 2013 Best of Columbia readers’ choice awards. Motor Supply won in two categories, Best Chef and Best Specialty Drink, and the bistro placed second out of roughly ten nominees as runner-up for Best Restaurant.  Free Times Best of Columbia is an annual, local competition among restaurants, retail shops, businesses, service venues and more across the Midlands.

The entire Motor Supply team, especially Wales, was thrilled with the local honor. “I'm so proud of all of our staff. They are the reason Free Times readers voted us Best Chef, Best Specialty Drink and runner-up for Best Restaurant. Executive Chef Tim Peters and Head Barman Josh Streetman tirelessly strive to provide innovative, unique and delicious choices from our kitchen and bar.”

“We’d like to thank Free Times for recognizing our efforts to bring Columbia's diners the finest farm-to-table experience by using local produce and meats, artisan baked goods and made-from-scratch cuisine,” Wales continued. “Local, sustainable farming is near and dear to us, and we share our success with our local farming partners.”

About Motor Supply Co. Bistro

Known for its artisan cocktails, casual atmosphere and daily-changing, chef-driven menu of sustainable, farm-to-table fare, Motor Supply Co. Bistro has been serving New World, made-from-scratch cuisine in the historic Columbia, S.C. Congaree Vista since 1989. Reservations can be made by calling 803-256-6687 or by visiting

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