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The yancey
11-17-2010, 10:26 AM
I hope that all of you traveling to the game Saturday will have a safe trip and lots of fun while visiting. Many of you will have questions about lodging, partying, and tailgating. let me invite you to join us at the best Gamecock board around, http://www.cockytalk.com/. They have a great group of mods and posters. People will be happy to help you out. There is a separate smack forum for those so inclined. See you there!

trojanbrutha
11-17-2010, 10:32 AM
I hope that all of you traveling to the game Saturday will have a safe trip and lots of fun while visiting. Many of you will have questions about lodging, partying, and tailgating. let me invite you to join us at the best Gamecock board around, http://www.cockytalk.com/. They have a great group of mods and posters. People will be happy to help you out. There is a separate smack forum for those so inclined. See you there!

Thanks for the info yancey...welcome to gtt.com!

CHughes1102
11-17-2010, 12:13 PM
Thanks for the info man!! I have always wondered what the best USC forum is...guess I now know haha. Welcome to GTT!!

silver82blade
11-17-2010, 12:39 PM
I hope that all of you traveling to the game Saturday will have a safe trip and lots of fun while visiting. Many of you will have questions about lodging, partying, and tailgating. let me invite you to join us at the best Gamecock board around, http://www.cockytalk.com/. They have a great group of mods and posters. People will be happy to help you out. There is a separate smack forum for those so inclined. See you there!

Meh, I go to http://www.garnetandblackattack.com/ myself. There aren't as many people, but you'll rarely find the bad attitudes and name calling associated with most message boards. They also do some pretty good breakdowns of the upcoming games as the week progresses.

trojanbrutha
11-17-2010, 12:43 PM
Meh, I go to http://www.garnetandblackattack.com/ myself. There aren't as many people, but you'll rarely find the bad attitudes and name calling associated with most message boards. They also do some pretty good breakdowns of the upcoming games as the week progresses.

There was a really good post about TROY over there earlier this season...I posted a thread over here that was linked to it...I see if I can find it...

silver82blade
11-17-2010, 12:47 PM
There was a really good post about TROY over there earlier this season...I posted a thread over here that was linked to it...I see if I can find it...

Oh yeah! I just talked to you over there. Small world, ha.

trojanbrutha
11-17-2010, 12:56 PM
Oh yeah! I just talked to you over there. Small world, ha.

This was the preview from a few months ago and we know that several things have changed, with the inclusion of Jarboe's departure...

http://www.garnetandblackattack.com/2010/8/10/1615157/post-spring-previews-troy-trojans

Navarre Trojan
11-17-2010, 12:57 PM
Is Garretts Sports Bar and Grill still open on Two Notch Road?

troy4ever
11-17-2010, 12:59 PM
I'm staying downtown at the Sheraton. Are there any really good mexican restaurants down that way that have great margarita's? I know the group I'm going to be with have said that's what they want.

silver82blade
11-17-2010, 01:24 PM
Is Garretts Sports Bar and Grill still open on Two Notch Road?

I dunno anything about that stuff. I get all my food from the grocery store, and don't go to bars. I can really only answer questions about football, ha.

Gamecock Man
11-17-2010, 07:37 PM
I'd recommend Monterrey's for Mexican. It's downtown in the Vista area; just ask the desk attendant at the hotel for directions. It's probably a ten-minute walk or a five-minute drive or cab ride from the Sheraton. Monterrey's has good, affordable food. Not sure about their margarita's, but I'm sure they're fine.

Don't think I've ever been to Garrett's.

troy4ever
11-17-2010, 09:28 PM
Thanks Gamecock Man!

Gamecock Man
11-18-2010, 11:15 AM
I'm glad to help and hope you have a fine time in Columbia.

Buzz Lightyear
11-18-2010, 12:18 PM
I'm glad to help and hope you have a fine time in Columbia.

First time to Columbia and bringing teenager who would like to look around campus. Any suggestions on where to park and simply walking to do these things. We walk at least 4 miles a night so distance is not a big deal. Just want to know if could combine or move to a place closer to stadium etc. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

The yancey
11-18-2010, 05:12 PM
The campus and the stadium are quite a ways away. To see USC you can park around the Statehouse and walk from there. It is only a few blocks. You can also park in 5 Points and walk from there. The historic center of campus is the Horseshoe. That is where ESPN's Gameday was broadcast from when we played 'Bama. Across Assembly and closer to the Vista you will see some of the newer buildings such as the fitness center, the basketball arena and the arts center. We have really grown a lot over the past decade!

silver82blade
11-18-2010, 05:26 PM
Yeah, you aren't going to want to walk from the stadium to the campus. That's a long way. I remember when I used to have to walk from the Capstone dorm to the engineering building. That's more or less from one end of the campus to the other, and it wore me out big time. If I had to walk from the campus to the stadium, forget it. I'd take a bus. Here's a map. You should print it out and take it with you if you don't have one.

http://www.sc.edu/cgi-bin/uscmap/overview.cgi

Buzz Lightyear
11-18-2010, 07:17 PM
The campus and the stadium are quite a ways away. To see USC you can park around the Statehouse and walk from there. It is only a few blocks. You can also park in 5 Points and walk from there. The historic center of campus is the Horseshoe. That is where ESPN's Gameday was broadcast from when we played 'Bama. Across Assembly and closer to the Vista you will see some of the newer buildings such as the fitness center, the basketball arena and the arts center. We have really grown a lot over the past decade!

Thank you very much....

The yancey
11-18-2010, 07:48 PM
If you want a decently healthy quick and cheap meal you will want to hit one of the numerous Lizard's Thickets around town. They are meat & 3 joints. I usually get something like country fried steak, collards, fried okra, and squash casserole. You pick from a menu on a blackboard. Lot of food for not a lot of money. Here is their link: http://lizardsthicket.com/

Gamecock Man
11-18-2010, 08:10 PM
I second The Yancey on Lizard's Thicket. One of my old faves. I seem to remember their meat loaf being really great. They might have only had it on certain nights of the week, though.

Gamecock Man
11-18-2010, 08:13 PM
Like Yancey said, you can get a full meal at Lizard's Thicket for a really low price.

TroyBandDad
11-18-2010, 09:07 PM
If you want a decently healthy quick and cheap meal you will want to hit one of the numerous Lizard's Thickets around town. They are meat & 3 joints. I usually get something like country fried steak, collards, fried okra, and squash casserole. You pick from a menu on a blackboard. Lot of food for not a lot of money. Here is their link: http://lizardsthicket.com/

Man, I had totally forgotten about Lizard's Thickets! Those places are awesome. I used to be a regular during my years up there! Excellent recommendation! Good cornbread too.

spotter
11-18-2010, 09:42 PM
If you want a decently healthy quick and cheap meal you will want to hit one of the numerous Lizard's Thickets around town. They are meat & 3 joints. I usually get something like country fried steak, collards, fried okra, and squash casserole. You pick from a menu on a blackboard. Lot of food for not a lot of money. Here is their link: http://lizardsthicket.com/

14 locations????

SOTS 86-89
11-19-2010, 03:46 AM
If you want a decently healthy quick and cheap meal you will want to hit one of the numerous Lizard's Thickets around town. They are meat & 3 joints. I usually get something like country fried steak, collards, fried okra, and squash casserole. You pick from a menu on a blackboard. Lot of food for not a lot of money. Here is their link: http://lizardsthicket.com/

I have relatives in the Columbia area, and The Yancey is correct...Lizard's Thicket is a great meat and three restaurant. They also have a great breakfast menu if you're looking for breakfast before leaving town Sunday morning.

Another local chain in the Columbia area that I like is Rush's. Burgers, fried chicken, hot dogs, soft serve ice cream, etc. I try to grab a chili cheeseburger basket there while I'm in town.

silver82blade
11-19-2010, 08:03 AM
First time to Columbia and bringing teenager who would like to look around campus. Any suggestions on where to park and simply walking to do these things. We walk at least 4 miles a night so distance is not a big deal. Just want to know if could combine or move to a place closer to stadium etc. Your advice is greatly appreciated.

Actually, someone correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't metered parking free on Saturday and Sunday around USC? I always used a student space, 'cause I had a sticker, but I don't think they enforce metered parking on the weekends. It says as much on their website under "visitor parking" (http://www.sc.edu/vmps/park.html). I don't know what color the 15 minute meters are, but I guess you don't want to park there. You'll have to check the meter to see what the time limit is. I'd suggest parking at the meters around the Columbia and Capstone dorms. That way you can start from one end and go to the other. You can walk down the trail that goes inbetween the business building and Gambrell, and that'll take you to the Horseshoe, or the Russell House and Library, depending on which direction you go. It's one of the more scenic parts of the campus.