Yearly Archives

2021

Library To Get Tech Update

The Columbia Public Library announced it will be closing for a technology update Jan. 11-13. Curbside pickup, online chat, outreach services and the bookmobile will continue as usual during the closure. According to a news release, the new…

Real Tree? Real Easy

If your Christmas included trimming a real tree, then you'll be glad to hear how you go about disposing of it. No, the city can't help you with all those niggling needles you'll keep finding for months, but otherwise you can easily be…

Community Comes Through … Again

Generous mid-Missourians contributed $5,347 and 2,000 pounds of food when they attended the Santa's Work Crew Light Show. The second annual event, featuring festively-lit construction machines, was held at EquipmentShare's corporate…

Start Off 2022 On The Right Foot!

… or the left. It really doesn't matter. Gather your friends and family and head out on a First Day Hike at a Missouri state park. Mid-Missourians are fortunate to be blessed with many scenic spots for hiking (and helping us work off…

Let Les Bourgeois Cook

Start your New Year's Eve off with a delicious dinner entrée or the surf 'n' turf New Year's Eve special at the Blufftop Bistro at Les Bourgeois. If you'd rather stay in that night, check out the Bistro's New Year’s Brunch from…

Big Blue Note Bash Returns

Ring in the new year at The Blue Note's annual "DECADANCE" bash starting at 7 p.m. Dance to the tunes of Columbia's most-recognized DJ, Requiem, while celebrating the start of 2022. Consider this party an official Blue Note tradition, since…

Enjoy a calm visit with cats

On Sunday, Dec. 26, from 10-11 a.m. or 6-7 p.m., take part in a sensory-friendly kitty conclave at Papa's Cat Café. This event's being held in partnership with the Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders. Your…

La Siesta downtown closes

Sadly, CoMo's lost another dining destination. La Siesta Mexican restaurant downtown on Walnut and Ninth streets recently closed its doors. But all’s not lost: According to the restaurant's Facebook page, the north side location will remain…

Goldie’s Bagels officially opens

Columbia's newest spot for a breakfast classic has officially opened! Goldie's Bagels, in the former Harold's Doughnut site on Ninth Street, is making circular sensations that are the perfect coffee companion. According to their…

Seasonal Starter

Pine Cone Cheese Ball Looking to impress guests this holiday season? This cheery cheese ball's the perfect way.  Family and friends will pine for it afterward, for sure! 16 ounces Philly cream cheese2 cups

Satisfying Sammies

Each issue, two on-air talents from two different Zimmer Communications' stations will voice their opinions on what you might call a controversial topic. This issue, check out Kristin Monica’s and Todd Alan’s takes on the best sandwich in

Parking Prelude

Photos by L.G. Patterson Mariola Klepadlo and Thaddeus Usovsky met by chance at a downtown parking garage July 31, 2017. They then decided to dine together and walked to Tellers. After a wonderful evening of conversation, they agreed to…

The Connection of Food and Culture

Photos by L.G. Patterson Growing up, Nina Mukerjee Furstenau was raised between two cultures. As a toddler, her family left India and immigrated to Chicago and then to Pittsburg, Kansas. While her parents spoke Bengali at home,…

Warm and Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson The Old Weinsburg is a rich, stirred boozy cocktail with lots of complex sweet, spicy layers and just a hint of smokiness. It’s perfect for sipping on a chilly fall/winter evening. This drink is a fun variation…

A Family Favorite

Spaghetti and meatballs are synonymous with kids being happy about what’s for dinner. “Mom, can I go over to Johnny’s house for dinner tonight? They’re having spaghetti and meatballs!” Why? Because they are delicious. Maybe Johnny had…
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