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May 2018

Where did you get that?

Best Place to Buy an Antique More than 500 booths are tucked into 73,000 square feet at the Midway Antique Mall and Flea Market, making it the readers’ favorite place to buy an antique. Just off exit 122 on Interstate 70, this antiques and…

Exceptional Defined

Best Athlete She’s tough. She’s fierce. She’s competitive — Mizzou’s Sophie Cunningham tops the list for Best Athlete. Her attitude on the basketball court is infectious, and her talent has helped draw record crowds to see the…

Eat & Be Merry

Best Appetizer If you haven’t tried the Nachos Bianco at Addison’s, a heapin’ helpin’ of Italian pasta chips covered with tasty toppings and Asiago cheese sauce, you’re missing out. The plentiful portion is piled high with tomatoes,…

Belgian Beauties

American craft beer has been the focus of my career for just under a decade, and I plan on keeping it that way for some time. That being said, if I get one last beer before I die, it’s going to be something from Belgium. Have you had…

Eating Out

Eating out is an integral part of our culture. In fact, it is synonymous with celebrations, long and hectic work schedules, or a quick fix when a fast-food run allows for time with family. When eating out is inevitable, knowing where to…

The S&S Lodge

Scott Pauley’s “detached garage” is enviable. It is more than 2,800 square feet of lodge comfort and working space, filled with all the amenities to make work, hobby and family life easier. Pauley designed the shed on a piece of yellow…

A Magic Number

Twenty seems to be Mark Brown’s lucky number: 20 years on the road touring with famous rock stars like AC/DC and Fleetwood Mac, and now 20 years of success in owning Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q in Columbia. The founding of Buckingham…

Wondering “What If?”

What if? It’s the open-ended question everyone asks at some point while analyzing the possibilities of what could have been or what will be. While the question can be asked in a positive context, the emotions that generally accompany the…

Hear, Hear!

This summer’s hottest concert ticket isn’t actually a single ticket, but rather a series: The Missouri Symphony Orchestra’s Hot Summer Nights Music Festival. Under the direction of Maestro Kirk Trevor, the festival ambitiously presents 24…

VidWest Music Video Festival

Columbia adds another form of film to its festival roster this year with the first annual VidWest Music Video Festival, a two-day celebration of the synthesis of music and film beginning on June 1 with a kickoff concert at Rose Music Hall.…

Wedding Party Cuts Loose

Meredith Scheneman and Danny Hill wed on May 20, 2017, at Sorensen Estate. The wedding had a romantic garden feel and the reception, fueled by 2,000 cookies, was punctuated by a lively yet poignant dance to the ’80s favorite, “Footloose.”…

Inspiring Imagination

No other children’s book author stands out quite like the imaginative Dr. Seuss. The memorable, colorful, fantastical worlds he created found a home in the hearts of teachers, parents and young readers. Through his inventive characters and…

Foolproof Carnitas

Tacos are a crowd favorite, especially as the weather begins to heat up and you are looking for a quick fix for the family dinner. This recipe is easily doubled to feed a larger crowd for an outdoor hangout. It’s a foolproof carnitas recipe…

Man of Steel

Emmett Russell pulls on his worn gloves and slides clear plastic safety glasses over his eyes before picking out a sheet of metal and plugging in the welder. His gray “Russellbilt” sweatshirt keeps him warm as he works in the coolness of…

One Jam-Packed Fest

Over the Memorial Day weekend, thousands of bicyclists take part in the annual jamboree, riding the MKT Trail from Flat Branch Park in Columbia to Kemper Park in Boonville, where they camp overnight or stay in local accommodations. Riders…