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.
In addition to nailing down dinner reservations early to enjoy nightly special menus packed with ingredients sourced specifically from partner farms for Harvest Week, June 10-15, 2014, local foodies have learned to seize the day and partake in the bizarrely delicious, one week-only cocktail list as well.
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.
A new chef, new farming partners and new dishes will put a fresh spin on this summer’s Harvest Week, the biannual farm-to-community event hosted by Motor Supply, from Tuesday, June 10 through Sunday, June 15, 2014.
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.
Celebrate a tradition like no other: the 2014 Masters of the Universe specialty cocktail and spirits list at Motor Supply Co. Bistro, available April 8-13, 2014.
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.
Ten specialty cocktails made with local farm-to-shaker ingredients debut on Motor Supply’s Fall Harvest Week Cocktail List created by Head Barman Josh Streetman, available all week during Harvest Week at Motor Supply, Tuesday-Sunday, Oct. 15-20, 2013.
Several sustainable farms from across the Midlands will be honored during Fall Harvest Week at Motor Supply, Oct. 15-20, 2013.
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.
Highly-sought after national and local awards pile up for the farm-to-fork restaurant during Summer 2013.
During Summer Harvest Week at Motor Supply, unique, farm-to-table dishes featuring dueling ingredients from local, sustainable farms will be added to Motor Supply’s a la carte dinner menu each evening.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro brings diners closer to their food by demystifying the art of making charcuterie – and sending attendees home with a pound or more of bacon, seasoned by their own hands.
With an ongoing regimen of drink infusions, like a tequila infused with the first strawberries of the season from Cottle Farms, as well as bacon-infused vodka and more, this new list will lead diners into the spring season.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro's Executive Chef, Tim Peters, announces 10 Midlands farms whose ingredients will be featured in dueling dishes during Harvest Week, the restaurant's celebration of the local, sustainable food scene.
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.
Motor Supply Co. Bistro ups its longstanding reputation as the state capital’s pioneer of “New World, made-from-scratch cuisine” with Harvest Week at Motor Supply, November 15-20, 2011.