Our Mission

The mission of Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours is to entertain and educate locals and visitors alike, to introduce them to our business partners, and to create an appreciation of Columbia, Lexington, and Newberry as world-class culinary destinations.

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 HISTORICAL VISTA TOUR DETAILS



WHEN: Tours are offered on one Saturday each month and occasionally on Sunday afternoon in the Fall.


TIME:  Brunch and Munch Tours start at 11:00am and end around 1:30pm. Sites and Bites Tours start at 4:00pm and end around 6:30pm. Sunday Funday Tours start at 4:00pm and end around 6:30pm.


DURATION:  Approximately 2.5 hours in length.


MEET:  At the Columbia Convention Center next to the First Responders Remembrance Memorial - 1101 Lincoln Street.


PARKING:  Metered parking, which is free on the weekends, is available on the streets throughout the Vista. Parking is also available in the parking garages located across the street from the Convention Center next to the Hilton Hotel or down past Blue Marlin on the corner of Lincoln and Lady Streets. Parking in the Convention Center parking lot is only available when there is not an event scheduled at the Convention Center.


WEATHER:  Tours take place rain or shine.


DRESS:  Wear casual and comfortable shoes and clothing.


CAPACITY:  ​18 people per tour group.


FOOD:  ​Brunch and Munch tasting stops are scheduled at Liberty Taproom, Blue Marlin, Mellow Mushroom, World of Beer, and Kaminsky's. Sites and Bites tasting stops are scheduled at Old Chicago Pizza, Sure Fire Tacos, Pearlz Oyster Bar, Pot Smoker BBQ, and 1801 Grille.  Sunday Funday stops are scheduled at Liberty Taproom, Old Chicago Pizza, World of Beer, Pot Smoker BBQ and Kaminsky's or 1801 Grille. (Stops may change without notice.)


EACH TICKET ENTITLES YOU TO THE FOLLOWING: 
  • A friendly Two Gals & a Fork task master who makes sure you are not late to lunch!
  • A knowledgeable Historic Columbia tour guide with loads of cultural & historical anecdotes.
  • All food tastings (enough for a meal for most people).
  • Loads of fun.

FOOD SUBS:  Food restrictions can be addressed with advance notice.


​TIPPING: Our tour guides are volunteers with Historic Columbia and cannot accept tips; however, if you had a wonderful experience, gratuities are accepted and donated to the Historic Columbia Foundation.
Two Gals and a Fork Food Tours is partnering with Historic Columbia to offer these historic walking and tasting tours in the Vista. Historic Columbia's trained and certified tour guides will share Columbia's rich history while you savor and experience tastings from five of the Vista's famously hot restaurants. The tour runs approximately 2.5 hours and will leave you stuffed with delicious food and full of fun historical facts! 

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