We took a break from South Carolina barbeque just long enough to check out Motor Supply, a really charming bistro in the Vista neighborhood, near the University of South Carolina. We especially enjoyed the ever-changing menu of craft cocktails, to pair with popular dishes like the sugar-cured pork porterhouse ($23), which is bigger than the human head, or the low-country crab cake ($10) which could give Maryland a run for its money. There, we said it!
Motor Supply Co. Bistro
920 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Feature photo courtesy of Motor Supply Co. Bistro
Mary was born and raised in New York City where her family owned restaurants. Instead of eating dirt on the playground, she ate duck blood, beef tripe and pork belly. She cut her teeth at The Mandarin Oriental and The Ritz-Carlton hotels, working with Barbra Streisand, Vanessa Williams, Michael Stipe, LeVar Burton, Jane Krakowski and others. Mary founded Girl Meets Food in 2009 as a cover for her debilitating addiction to fried chicken and was named Washington Post’s “Favorite Local Foodie.” After 13 years in hospitality, she started freelance writing for USA Today, The Washington Post, Eater, Washington City Paper, and more. Today, she provides digital marketing for hospitality clients as a content creator who’s contently creating content.