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Thirsty Fellow

Eight days till Thanksgiving and it is near impossible to distract thoughts from anything but turkey and the delicious trimmings that accompany the noble bird. Few things are more American than Thanksgiving, but deli sandwiches and nobody-would-eat-it-until-we-fried-it type appetizers are almost as patriotic as the Super Bowl (want to start with some fresh mushrooms? No? How ’bout some fried mushrooms!?!? Mmmmm).

The Thirsty Fellow has been excellent in the past and this dining experience was no different. We started off with the fried calamari. Rather than the traditional marinara or cocktail sauce, we had the pleasure of dipping these delicious golden corn-breaded strips of squidward into a remarkable “lemon and Peppadew pepper sauce.”  Just couldn’t get enough of the sweet/sour/spicy combination.

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The calamari was followed by the “Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella” and the “Italian Hoagie” sandwiches. To include a picture of each would be redundant. The “Prosciutto & Fresh Mozzarella” was in a deliciously airy and crispy bed of bread with basil, tomato, olive oil, and aged balsamic vinegar. The “Italian Hoagie” consisted of salami, prosciutto, ham, provolone, tomato, lettuce, olive oil, and balsamic vinegar. What set these sandwiches apart was the tart aged balsamic vinegar and the delicious bread that did an incredible job of housing the contents of the sandwich and still lent a light and crispy texture.

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Both sandwiches came with a refreshing bed of greens, topped with red onions, tomato, parmesan, and that same deliciously tart balsamic vinegar. You can opt for the house chips or fork over an extra dollar for the sweet potato fries.

The Thirsty Fellow offers a great atmosphere, plenty of TVs, a decent selection of beers, and a large porch with over-head heaters for those brutal South Carolina winters. It is located right next store to the Colonial Life Arena, making it extremely convenient for a quick bite and brew before tip-off.

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David & Sam

Principal Contributors and Designers at Capital City Eatz
We sample that new restaurant down the street so you don't have to, giving you an idea of what culinary treats await you in the Capital City! Team comprised of David Allen and Samantha August

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