Bring Me the Bourbon!

Bourbon –  1214 Main St, Columbia, SC 29201

It’s always a pleasure to visit my home away from home, Columbia, SC. Some of you may not know, I am a proud graduate of the University of South Carolina.


I usually have the opportunity to visit Columbia at least once a year, and when I do, I like to stop new restaurants and/or restaurants that I couldn’t afford to eat when I was in college.

On my last day in the city, my Line Sisters and I wanted to wrap up a nice trip with a delicious brunch. We decided to try a recommendation of a Line Sister’s parents..Bourbon, a new spot off Main Street.

Bourbon is a Cajun restaurant that sits within walking distance of the South Carolina capitol building. The brunch is super popular and brings a crowd to the small venue.

We waited quite some time to get seated, but it was worth it. Once we sat down, we started off our meal with Creole Pimento Cheese appetizer paired with a bourbon-coffee cocktail that was delicious and packed a PUNCH of Bourbon honey!

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Bourbon (Columbia, SC) – Brunch Cocktail

Each person decided to try a completely different menu item. Let me tell you, I dine with a lot of people and that rarely happens! That just shows how diverse and appealing the menu at Bourbon is.

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Bourbon (Columbia, SC) – (left to right) Cast Iron Pork & Potato Hash, Biscuit of Champions, Shrimp & Grits, Pain Perdu

I accidentally decided to be on the lighter side and try the Cast Iron Pork & Potato Hash. The dish wasn’t quite what I was expecting. I was hoping for a little more flavor and decadence, but I didn’t feel guilty after finishing it, haha!

A fried egg topped pork, roasted veggies and sweet potatoes. The vegetables were fresh and perfectly cooked, but I had to add some salt and pepper – something that I don’t like to do at restaurants.

Bourbon (Columbia, SC) – Cast Iron Pork & Potato Hash

The rest of the table really enjoyed their dishes.

The Pain Perdue, AKA french toast was scrumptious! The bread was soft and full of rich and sweet flavors.

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Bourbon (Columbia, SC) – Pain Perdu

The BISCUIT OF CHAMPIONS was just that. This dish was not for the weary. It’s on the top of my list to try when I return to the restaurant. A fried chicken biscuit covered in a sausage gravy and topped with bacon – good LAWD!

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Bourbon (Columbia, SC) – Biscuit of Champions

Of course a Cajun restaurant offered a full and creamy dish of Shrimp & Grits. The shrimp & grits was accessorized by Andouille sausage, a mushroom gravy and some green onions.

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Bourbon (Columbia, SC) -Shrimp & Grits

If you find yourself in the Famously Hot city of Columbia, SC, stop by Bourbon for a banging brunch. When you visit, I recommend going all in. Grab a drink and treat yo’self.

Location: Bourbon is in the heart of downtown Columbia, so parking can be a nightmare. Street parking in the city is free on Sundays, but it can be challenging to make sure to allocate enough time to locate a spot.

Service: The restaurant is small as well. There will most likely be a wait to eat – it’s not a super quick dining experience. Our server was super knowledgeable and very nice.

Bourbon – #SavedByTheBrunch



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