Election season has made its way to South Carolina and there are 14 new candidates vying for a special title. Experience Columbia SC created the "pimento cheese passport" last April in celebration of national pimento cheese day. The election is a means to gain community involvement in electing a frontrunner in the 2020 local pimento cheese election.
To elect the winning cheese, voters must order a pimento cheese dish from any of the participating restaurants and post a selfie with the dish on their Instagram feed or story. Entries will be accepted from Feb 23-29 and are valid with the tags, #VotePimento and @ColumbiaSC.
Three voters will be chosen at random to receive a gift card to their favorite restaurant featured in the pimento cheese passport.
Participating restaurants include:
- Di Prato’s Delicatessen
- Bourbon Columbia
- Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Café
- Solstice Kitchen
- Rockaway Athletic Club
- The Whig
- Midwood Smokehouse
- The War Mouth
- Spotted Salamander
- Good Life Café
- Café Strudel, West Columbia
- Café Strudel, Lexington
Additional information about the pimento cheese passport is available at experiencecolumbiasc.com.