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Hello Tallulah, you’re quite Devine!

Posted March 09, 2017 by Megan Pinckney in Shades of Pinck

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In need of a spot for date night or girl’s night, but tired of all the typical Columbia classics? Look no further than Devine Street’s newest establishment: Tallulah.

Chef Russell Jones has combined his Southern roots and French training to create a contemporary American menu and upscale dining experience unlike any other restaurant in our city. Named in honor of his great-great grandmother, Chef Jones offers guests an array of small plates that represent the four diverse regions of South Carolina. Those regions help categorize the menu: the Lowcountry—which are seafood based dishes, the Sandhills—which are your typical meats and grains, the Piedmont— which are locally sourced vegetables, and the Appalachia—which are methods of preservation (think: cheeses, pickles, etc).

Aside from food and cocktail menus that will constantly change with the season, Chef Jones is also really proud of where he sources his ingredients. He gets lots of the produce he uses from the local urban farm, City Roots.  And he prefers fresh meat from a ranch down in South Texas that allows the animals to roam freely, the way they would in the wild, before they are hunted for consumption—a sustainable way to keep livestock that was introduced in India.

Lunch is served Tuesday through Friday from 11am-2:30 pm. A mid-day “bar snacks” menu is offered Tuesday through Friday from 2:30pm to 5pm, and dinner is served Tuesday through Saturday from 5:30 pm to 10 pm. Bar snacks are then available again from 10pm to 11pm, Tuesday through Thursday and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

I highly recommend starting with the fried oysters, and Chef Jones highly recommends ending with the sticky toffee pudding and carrot cake! You really can’t go wrong with what you choose to order in between!

Megan Pinckney - Shades of Pinck

Megan Pinckney is a 20-something travel writer, lifestyle blogger, model, and retired beauty queen! She is a lover of the arts, dinner parties, and every single Mariah Carey song. Megan currently serves on the Board of Directors for The Township Auditorium and the Columbia City Ballet. She is also the coordinator of RPM’s Fantasy Camp, an affiliate of the Miss Universe Organization, which instills self-esteem and leadership skills in young girls. When she isn’t traveling the world, you can catch her cheering on her beloved Gamecocks at Williams-Brice. Follow her adventures at or on Instagram @shadesofpinck.


Hello Tallulah, you’re quite Devine!

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