I’m about to tell you a rambling story about why I was so excited to eat at this little coffee roaster in Columbia, SC. So I am a big folk/outsider art fan. I ran an outsider art fest in Travelers Rest for three years and actually curated a folk art exhibit at Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville once. I really, really dig it. So, one of the people I really admire is Scott Blackwell, who started Immaculate Baking Company. You might have seen Immaculate cookies, biscuits, etc at Whole Foods. Anyway, Scott is a huge supporter of folk artists and has an immense private collection, some of which, I personally have fondled and drooled over. So. He got his start at Immaculate Consumption. He started baking some there and decided to leave the coffee company. Ta-da. That’s my story. (I know, I’m a nerd and sort of a stalker.) So that’s why I wanted to go there. So when I was in town and saw it was across the street from the headquarters of SCPRT (aka new job) I ran over and got a bite.
I had a Turkey Sandwich with horseradish mayo. Pretty yum, but the place reminded me so much of the coffee shop where I started my arts organization years back. I hated to have to jump up and leave so quickly. If you’re around Cola (apparently what the cool people call Columbia, SC), go in for lunch. They have a pretty expansive sandwich menu and serve breakfast too. That’s my story.
In the know…
The next Greenville, SC Cash Mob is this Wednesday at Miracle Hill Thrift Store in Taylors. Go show them some love and hit up Pinterest for some repurposing ideas!