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February 2013

Fat Tuesday Flavor

What is the relationship between étouffée (pronounced ay-too-fay), gumbo and jambalaya? You might be able to give a general description of each, but if you take away the rice, the descriptions become almost identical. Here are the general…

Columbia Loves 44 Stone

A traditional, British pub tempered by contemporary American intuition has rocketed one local restaurant past expectations, both geographically and gastronomically. The proof is in the numbers. Columbians nominated 44 Stone Public House for…

Redeeming Douglass Park

Douglass Park is a second home to Albert. He’s alone in the middle of one of the three ashy pink basketball courts. A wiry black man with the energy and enthusiasm of a 20-year-old, he walks out into the afternoon sun with a plate of…

The Beat Goes On

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women, killing almost half of those affected by the disease, according to the American Heart Association. Heart disease is a term used to group the multitude of conditions caused by…

In Her Shoes

Lauren Rundquist leads the way to the dimly lit bottom floor of her house in southeastern Columbia. With each step, her blond ponytail swings from side to side as the stairs groan softly beneath her feet. Outside her bedroom door, she…

Chili For A Great Cause

DETAILS MFA Oil Rootin’ Tootin’ Chili Cook-off (presented by MBS Textbook Exchange) 2 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 Boone County Fairgrounds, 5212 N. Oakland Gravel Road Tickets: $10 in advance fromwww.rtchilicookoff.com; $12 at the…

A Temporary Home

There are noises associated with firefighting: the distinctive wail of a siren … boots charging to the engines after the call of an alarm … water pounding from the nozzle of a hose against wood and bricks … flames crackling as a fire turns…