Tropical Smoothie Cafe has opened in Columia next to the Baja Fresh on Dobbin Road, according to a post by Mark on the HowChow Facebook page. He says all smoothies will be 99 cents Friday and Saturday. Apparently, it's a chain that he had tried in the Outer Banks. (Update: Check out Columbia Patch for a $1 off coupon.)
If you're checking the Facebook page, also note comments by Wes and Matt about a new item at R& Taqueria called the "R&R" taco. Beef cooked with orange juice and spices.
And finally, today's Groupon is $20 of food for $10 at Roma's Pizza & Subs in Columbia. I haven't eaten there, but it is a chance to check the place out.