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
  • Jake’s
  • Mr. Friendly’s New Southern Café
  • Solstice Kitchen
  • Rockaway Athletic Club
  • The Whig
  • Midwood Smokehouse
  • Terra
  • 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.

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