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November 2013

Bourbon Basics

Bourbon is an all-American whiskey — brought to you by the distillers of Bourbon County, Ky. It is so popular that in 1964, Congress declared bourbon America’s Native Spirit. The barrel-aged distilled spirit is primarily corn liquor; by…

Columbia’s Gangs

The letters “NFC” are a fairly common tattoo around here. But the tattoo doesn’t mean what it once did. In the 1980s, Columbia’s first gang came on the scene and introduced crack cocaine into the city, according to Detective Jonathan…

Football Night In Columbia

Produced by Chelsea Land Rock Bridge High School and Hickman High School played each other for the first time in 1981. They met again in 1994 and 1995; since 2000, they have played every year in the Providence Bowl, named after the…

Unconventional Turkey

Holidays are hectic enough. The entire family is in town, kids are running around, and the house is at three times its comfortable capacity. The process of cooking an entire turkey can be overwhelming: roasting, resting, carving, plating —…

Cozy Cool

Pair a rustic, cozy knit sweater with colored straight jeans tucked into leather boots that are suited for kicking the leaves around. Three-quarter length sleeves are just what the accessory aficionado needs, as they leave just enough…

November Celebration Announcements

Barnett/Doyle Emily Barnett and Kit Doyle will marry on Jan. 4, 2014, in Cancun, Mexico. A send-off celebration will take place on New Year’s Eve at Memorial Union on the University of Missouri campus. Emily is the daughter of Tom and…

Home Is Where the Art Is

Do you dream of Dalí? Are you a lover of Leibovitz? In need of some inspiration? Adding art to your home is easier than you might think. Artwork helps reflect who you are as a person and can make your house not only a home, but an…

Fast And/Or Healthy

It is a common perception that all fast food is evil. However, in our fast-paced lives, the allure of fast food’s convenience and affordability is nearly impossible to avoid. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,…

Erin Walker & Eric Schweiss

Photos By SilverBox Photographers Erin Walker and Eric Schweiss met through friends in 2009: One of Erin’s roommates was dating one of Eric’s roommates. Erin and Eric hit it off immediately. The University of Missouri students had so…

Shop ’Til You Drop

Columbians are invited to jump-start their holiday shopping at the 24th King’s Daughters Holiday Festival, Nov. 8–10, in the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Shoppers can find gifts for everyone on their list with vendors selling everything from…

A House With Three Doors

On a visit to Arrow Rock two years ago, Diane Benedetti saw a house with many doors. Vacant for seven years, the house sported a distinctive front facade that instantly intrigued her. On Aug. 1, 2011, Benedetti purchased the 1890s home with…

Semper Fi

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story originally ran in the November 2007 issue of Inside Columbia. HADITHA, IRAQ, Sept. 26, 2006: Echo Company is on night patrol. House-to-house searches are the order of the evening to ferret out weapons,…

Sure Cure

Your house may become a revolving door at this time of the year with guests coming and going. Some guests may be more announced than others. Cheese and crackers are great to have on hand, but having something a little more personal can make…

Spice It Up

In earlier times (picture the pyramids in a state of construction), water was often dangerous to drink. In order to stay hydrated, workers preferred heated wine or beer. Over time, people began to spice up their warm beverages with…

Columbia, The Beautiful

Naysayers might remark that Columbia is an architectural wasteland. We’re out to prove them wrong with this small sampling of the architectural cornerstones that Columbia can claim as its own. The residential landscape of the city may…

Story Time

Kid lit is hot stuff this winter in Columbia. Ever since Eugene Field alighted on the University of Missouri campus, CoMo has been fertile ground for children’s literature. The newest generation of talented local writers is churning out…