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July 1, 2013

As You Like It

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, Margaritas are my favorite summer drink to serve my friends and family in the backyard. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what makes the best margarita. What do you think? Ben in Columbia Dear Ben, The…

Sculptural Swim

Three local business powerhouses show off their athleticism in summer’s slickest swimwear. Scott Schutte, owner of Columbia Strength and Conditioning joined Billy Giordano, co-owner of Room 38, and Chris Ihler, CEO and co-founder of…

Here’s To 10 Years

Sarah Cyr was 25 years old when she first opened the doors to The Wine Cellar & Bistro. Her husband and co-owner Craig was 26. The couple saw that the space at 505 Cherry St. was full of new potential. Now 10 years later, the Cyrs…

Brad Smith’s Fashion Debut

Brad Smith has always been good at turning heads. Remember that Independence Bowl in 2005 when the Mizzou quarterback led the Tigers to a thrilling 38-31 win over South Carolina? The same game that saw Mizzou trailing 21-0 in the first…

Stitching Stories with Jed Frost

Look into any bag, and you will discover the items its owner deems necessary to keep his or her quotidian wheel turning. But how often is the carryall that totes around those items chosen from whatever is available in the store? All too…

The Great Backyard

Outdoors! The peaceful beauty of nature is one of the greatest perks on Earth — so they say. But the noise, headache and time it takes to plan a camping trip can be difficult or nearly impossible for some families. Skip the crowded…

Tasteful Trio

There is an art to winemaking and nowhere is that more evident than at Les Bourgeois Vineyards. Every summer, the Rocheport winery releases the Collector’s Series — a trio of special wines adorned with labels created by Midwestern artists.…

Patio Party

Summertime is a great opportunity to entertain guests on an outdoor patio. Whether you’re planning a family barbecue, a friend’s birthday celebration or an elegant dinner party, now is the time to get your patio ready for guests. Sharon…

Simply Divine

Liven up the dog days this year with a fruitful red wine as unique as the story behind its name. Rutherford Ranch’s Rhiannon is a lush ripe blend bursting with the flavors of the orchard and the berry patch. Rutherford has offered this…

Just Peachy

We wait throughout the spring for peaches and when they finally arrive we race to the market each weekend to get them. After the first several weeks, the trees are full and the lines are shorter. By that time, we have tired of cobblers,…