Publico Kitchen + Tap + Social

I tend to stick to the same two or three restaurants in Columbia. I know what I like, and I'm not really one to deviate from it!

One of those restaurants is Publico Kitchen + Tap + Social in Five Points.


Luckily, my parents love it too, so we went there for dinner on Saturday night when they were helping me move some of my stuff. The vibe of the restaurant is so cool, it's in a great location, and they have great food. And best of all, my dad loves their beer list. They have tons of local beers available!


I got the pineapple margarita (the Saturday special) and my mom got the house red sangria. Both were very good and very fruity, perfect for a summer night.


Publico also has one of my favorite combinations in Columbia. You can get 2 tacos and 1 side, 5 tacos and 2 sides, and 10 tacos and 5 sides. Perfect for yourself, to share with one person, or to split between a group! Plus, I've never had a taco from Publico that I haven't enjoyed!



My dad and I got 5 tacos and 2 sides. we both got a carnitos taco and an avocado crunch taco, and we split the cilantro shrimp. They were all good, but the carnitos and the shrimp were my favorites!


So good!! Along with tacos, they also offer salads, bowls, and burgers!

If you're looking for a fun, different restaurant to go to in Columbia, don't forget about Publico!

Drinking Green

I love snacking, but since I'm trying to be healthier, I've been trying to eat snacks that are better for me. Lots of nutrients, keeps me full, and most importantly: tastes good. Enter: green smoothie.

People always turn up their nose at green smoothies but they really are so great. They're easily customizable, and the spinach or kale used to turn them green can barely be tasted paired with the right fruits. Best of all, they take a while to drink so by the time you're done, you don't want anything else to eat!


These smoothies are so easy to make, too. I usually do the following ingredients:

1 handful spinach
1/2 avocado
1 small handful (frozen) mango
1 small handful (frozen) pineapple
fill up the cup with almond milk/coconut water

You can also sprinkle in some ginger for added "detox."

I always feel great after drinking one of these smoothies and know that it is healthier than most other smoothie choices! Happy blending!