CoMo restaurants step up to the plate for your True/False eats

Who says you need popcorn?

The True/False Film Festival is about more than just awesome movies. True/False offers live music, art installations and, most importantly, food.

True/False partnered with more than 20 restaurants in the area. By collaborating with other businesses, festival goers can quickly taste the best that CoMo has to offer. Want to taste Harolds and Sparky’s in between two films? Pick up a Harold’s hot doughnut sundae topped with Sparky’s ice cream and you’re good to go.

There are a lot of options but luckily MOVE has narrowed down some of CoMo’s best eating spots close to popular True/False movie venues.

The Vimeo Theater @ The Blue Note:

Sycamore: As this is their 11th year participating in the festival, Sycamore’s mission is to continue to provide customers with as much local and seasonal food as possible. Their chefs use local products when possible and their menu features produce, cheese and meat products from CoMo and other parts of the area.

“We'll be offering several 'grab and go' boxed items that festival participants can pick up quickly as they head to films,” co-owner Amy Barrett says. “At dinner, we are tailoring our menu to include more small plates that can be prepared and served quickly.”

Sycamore will also be open Sunday for lunch in addition to their regular hours and will extend their bar hours later as business dictates.

Teller’s: A CoMo favorite, Teller’s, welcomes all for food and drinks and a quick service for those of large or small parties of hungry and thirsty people.

Deb Rust, one of the owners of Teller’s, writes in an email that they’ll be offering daily specials in addition to their full menu and wants customers to know that their servers can easily guide them toward quick choices if they need to get to a movie soon, or they can sit back and enjoy at a more leisurely pace to discuss a film over cocktails.

Forrest Theater:

Kaldi’s Coffee: In their 20 years as a company, Kaldi’s has always been a big part of Columbia.

Kaldi’s retail market leader, Brandon Summit, explained in an email what kinds of treats customers can expect of Kaldi’s during the movie-watching weekend.

“Every year, our baker has a lot of fun designing and decorating baked goods with a True/False theme, as well as making our famous homemade gooey butter cake for the Reality Bites event,” Summit says.

Customers can also watch out for their special True/False coffee blend that will be available as brewed coffee and whole bean coffee at our Kaldi's Coffee location at 29 S. Ninth St.

Craft Beer Cellar: Craft Beer Cellar isn’t used to serving food because they’re a beer bar, but this is their second year partnered up with the festival. They’re pulling out all the stops and collaborating with stores like Harold’s Doughnuts and Boss Taco.

Friday through Sunday, they’ll be hosting Boss Taco as they offer a lunch and dinner service along with Grab-n-Go Taco Packs with Logboat Beer for only $12. Patrons can dine in or grab a quick bite to take with them as they hit the Q.

Craft Beer Cellar is hosting their second True/False Beer Brunch featuring the return of Taconaut, a savory breakfast taco wrapped in a doughnut shell from Harold's Doughnuts in partnership with Boss Taco.

Special treats from Logboat include Coffee Snapper IPA on draught, Bennie Mocha Stout and their debut of Fretboard's Cold Brew Coffee. To top it off, grab Shiphead BEERmosas or Dogmaster Bloody Marys at the bar to jump-start your film fest weekend.

Edited by Katie Rosso | krosso@themaneater.com

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