Yearly Archives

2021

Hot Off The Press

There is just something about freshly made tortillas. All it takes is masa, water, a little salt … and maybe a little fat. I know adding fat to corn tortillas is not necessarily traditional, but as you can imagine, it does make them…

‘Cue Quarrel

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Radio Group stations will voice their opinions on what you might call a controversial topic. This issue, check out Andy’s and Joey’s takes on the best barbecue in Columbia.

Sands And Surf

Do you like to go beach hopping? The Hawaiian island of Molokai is home to the world’s tallest sea cliffs, rising between 3,600 and 3,900 feet above the ocean. And history buffs will be fascinated by fish ponds that date back to ancient…

The Charcuterie Cure

Most people hear the term food waste and think of HyVee’s Misfit produce section, or backyard compost piles. But what if we told you that you could cut down on food waste by eating more soup, sausage and salami?

Educator Ensembles

Ah, back to school. It conjures images of hours spent trying on what seems to be the same pair of ripped jeans or graphic t-shirts for hours in dressing rooms, hurried notebook and pencil shopping through packed aisles at Walmart and…

Autumn Apple

With the fall season approaching, I thought what could be a better cocktail than one that includes traditional fall flavors? This is where the Autumn Apple comes into play. 

Feels Like Home

Most people hire an interior designer when they want to freshen up their home, or when they’re designing a new one. But for Deanna and Milt Harper, it was to allow Milt, who had developed mobility problems after becoming ill in 2014, to…

Gone Country

Newly branded Fringe Western Wear owners Riley Arends, Morgan Pingel and Charlotte Smarr are expanding their western-inspired boutique to offer a wider range of apparel — and boots, of course — at what used to be the Ruby Tuesday by Bass…

In the Right Direction

Running is like a lot of sports and activities — it’s a great way to improve health, fitness and performance, but if performed too much or without care, it can also be risky. For both newcomers and seasoned runners, prioritizing health and…

New Re-Lease on Life

Photos by LG Patterson On the western edge of Columbia, off a bumpy gravel road, is a slice of land where Jennifer Romesburg follows her childhood passion for rehabilitating wild animals. That little slice of land belonged to her…

Murry’s “Rings” in New Era

Rumors have been swirling for months, but final ownership plans are now pending. The sale of Murry’s, a favorite Columbia restaurant for more than 30 years, is pending to new local owners. Former MFA Oil CEO Mark Fenner and long-time

Food Truck Switches Gears

Sometimes the best things in life start out in a whirlwind of chaos. Such is the story of the Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company. Flashback to August 2013: The truck’s production is behind schedule with the manufacturer in Florida, but…

Bee Sharp

Chris McD’s makes our own infused vodkas for cocktails, one of which is raspberry. We consistently change our fruit infusions, but I was feeling particularly inspired by this flavor profile, and a regular of ours was more…
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