Yearly Archives

2019

Chef’s Choice

When you go out to a restaurant, there’s an assortment of delicious dishes to try. But what do the chefs consider their personal favorite creations? Chefs Mark Sulltrop with 44 Stone and 44 Canteen and Amanda Elliott with Beet Box share…

Step Into Style and Back In Time

Like a movie-set built for a 1940s Hollywood film, the Chatol House and Gardens (pronounced Sha-tall) in Centralia preserves the look and feel of another era. Guests passing through its doors find themselves stepping back to a time when…

Cute Cuts

Now that you’ve turned 50, do you find yourself questioning what hairstyle you can pull off? We’ve found there’s no limit to the looks women can pull off. And when it comes to short hairstyles, try mixing it up and experimenting with fun…

Asking the Hard Questions

So, you’re considering retirement or have very recently retired. Naturally, you begin to wonder where your paycheck will come from each month now that you are no longer employed. A close friend suggests an annuity, while another says you…

Missouri Wines

Traminette It is a white wine with both floral and fruity aromas. The semi-sweet taste of the wine cuts through the heat of many spicy dishes. It pairs wonderfully with Asian dishes, curry, fresh fruit, shrimp, Cajun, garlic and cheeses…

Budget Bottles

Have you ever wandered down the wine aisle at the grocery store, seen bottles advertised for “Only $7.99!” and felt wary of the quality of said wine? Or, have you had to choose between two more expensive bottles of wine, but didn’t know…

Dining Deals

A good deal is hard to pass up, especially when it’s a 12-ounce strip steak for less than $11. Yes, you read that correctly. Who says good food has to break the bank? We’ve rounded up the best dining deals in Columbia — including…

Autumn Festivals

Cooler temperatures and low humidity combine to create perfect weather in mid-Missouri during September and October. Celebrate the bounties of the season with art shows and festivals. Whether you are looking for a new piece of art to…

Yoga for All

September has arrived, whispering promises of vibrant leaves, crackling bonfires and sweet apple cider. But, fall is also a stressful time as we transition into a new season and adjust to school schedules and the impending holidays. The…

Cuisine Culture

A lime-green storefront on East Broadway pops against a sea of brick and tan buildings in downtown Columbia. The Herrera family opened Paleteria El Tajín, a Mexican ice cream shop, in August at 923 E. Broadway. Since moving to Columbia…

Enduring Elegance

Jeremy and Jessica Spillman may have lived in their house in the Vineyards for four years, but you certainly can’t tell. The reason? It keeps evolving — at least partly because of Jeremy’s profession as the owner of Spillman Homes.…

The Immortal Force

Stephen Paul Sayers became a bestselling author on the dare of a teenager — specifically, the prodding of his own daughter. An associate professor of physical therapy in the School of Health Professions at MU, Sayers didn’t seem a natural…

Potsticker Paradise

Just about every culture has some type of dumpling. They range from elaborate fillings with intricate folds, to seasoned clumps of dough with no filling. Dumplings can be steamed, fried or cooked in soup. The potsticker combines the best of…

Fiercely Fashionable

Tailgate gear doesn’t have to be made of spandex or nylon, and it certainly doesn’t need to say “Mizzou” on it. For a classier tailgate look, pair either black, white or blue jeans with different MU-colored blouses and tops, such as leopard…

Hot Smoked Salmon

It’s the best time of year to grill and smoke meat — and it’s currently in the middle of the wild Alaskan salmon season (April through September). Salmon is great grilled, baked, poached, broiled and cured, but my favorite is hot smoked. It…

Excelsior Springs

As the dog days of August arrive, it’s a good time to seek an out-of-town getaway that offers a final fling of summer. Or maybe you’re thinking ahead about a ghostly Halloween outing or a Dickens-y holiday excursion. Take a look at…

Patio Perfection

The hot summer days may have seemed endless in July, but now there’s an end in sight — unfortunately, that end signals the start of wintry weather. Enjoy the final days of summer and fall by dining al fresco at one of Columbia’s 40-plus…

Getting Back to School in Style

Summer is winding down and it’s time to think about sending your kids back to school. What are the latest fall trends in school for every age group? Elementary school models Ava and Lily Neyens show off their sweet style, while…

Touchdown Tipple

During the summer heat, beer or wine can seem too heavy, especially when you’re tailgating in the sun all day. The solution? A creative cocktail. We spoke with three of Columbia’s bartenders to get the low-down on the best mixed drinks to…
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