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June 1, 2013

Cool CoMo Cocktails

Nothing mixes better with a hot summer day than a cool, refreshing cocktail. Inside Columbia asked some of Columbia’s most popular bartenders to concoct a deliciously sippable, summertime drink. Only one ingredient was mandatory — each…

Hungry For Answers

Drawings of pumpkins in wobbly scribbles decorate the front door of the two-story brick house in Columbia. Chalk drawings of suns and hearts color the driveway. Enter, pass the couch in the living room that might have been white once but…

Muy Bien Margs At Las Margaritas

You can tell a lot about a Mexican restaurant from its queso dip and salsa. Often lacking in spice and substance, the classic cheese dip and piquant sauces that start a Mexican feast set expectations for the food to come. From the first…

Extended Interview With Dawn Wells

On April 29, notable Stephens College alumna Dawn Wells stopped by her alma mater to talk about her famous role with current students. Over coffee, the television icon discussed Mary Ann, Stephens and 50 years of “Gilligan’s Island.”…

Beam Me Up, CoMo

This summer, immerse yourself in the impassive impressiveness that is the universe … from your own backyard or by visiting a local observatory. Barring cloudy nights, the sky is always open and available to everyone for stargazing. To boost…

Kelsey Cook & Andy Strubel

Kelsey Cook and Andy Strubel met his first night in the dormitory at the University of Missouri. She was just starting her senior year of high school and was visiting a mutual friend. Kelsey and Andy hung out with the same group of friends…

Take A Bow Wow

Thousands of actors have graced the stage of the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre over the past 52 years and many of them came with Broadway credentials, but none had the pedigree of Dusty and Nigel, two experienced pros who were trained at the…

Join The Flan Club

Flan, aka crème caramel, is a whole-egg custard (as opposed to its cousin crème brûlée, which is made with only yolks) featuring caramel poured into the ramekin/vessel followed by the custard. Flan was created to help use excess eggs. The…

Columbia Construction Boom

For more than two years now, the hammers have been swinging overtime as thousands of housing units spring up all over the city. More of this new construction is designed to house college students in multi-family units; since 2011 through…

Get A Grappa

Dear Readers, In this column, we explore all the fun things we can do with alcohol: infusion, mixing, adding flavorful syrups or vinegars … so many things. A lot of time, we talk about the history of some of spirits when you email me…

Give That Man A Cigar

Fire up the grill this Father’s Day and celebrate the man in your life with a glass or two of Zinfandel, the all-American wine that was made for barbecue. This year, bring along a bottle of Cigar Zin to your patriarchal party. This lush…

A Whole New Ballgame

The University of Missouri’s Athletic Department prides itself on nurturing athletes who are both physically gifted and academically successful. Two former Mizzou stars, quarterback Brad Smith and basketball standout Jed Frost, have put…