I would never have guessed that some of the best bread I've ever eaten would be made in Columbia, SC, but it is. I refer to the breads of Heather Digdon of Heather's Artisan Bakery. Her ciabatta is extraordinary. Her challahs are very good, as is her semolina bread and her sourdoughs. If you are in the area and you haven't yet discovered her work you are in for a treat. Heather's site is: http://www.heathersartisanbakery.com/
Any other bread finds in the Columbia area?