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2021

John Miles and Taryn Cadle

Athletic Alums Team Up

You could say that after spotting Taryn Cadle, John Miles was a bit squirrely. According to their “how we met” story, John and his friend Case  — one of John’s groomsmen — ate breakfast together at Dobbs Hall on MU’s campus every morning before class back in 2011.  According to Taryn, Case could often be […]

Alex George holds a copy of Melissa Scholes Young's book, The Hive

A Sense of Community

Just three years ago Skylark Bookshop opened its doors with a plan to do more than just sell books. Their purpose was to build community within their walls. That’s why Alex George, owner of Skylark and a novelist, started planning for a book club at the local, independent downtown bookstore back in 2020. He envisioned […]

Bud's BBQ

Autumnal Buds

With roots in Texas and livestock, barbecue is in Jason Paetzold’s blood. After working in the food scene in Kansas City for over 10 years, Paetzold decided to plant Bud’s BBQ in the heart of Missouri this September. This craft BBQ joint takes classic American comfort foods and adds a modern, innovative twist. Born and […]

Seasonal Soups

In my family you either love or you tolerate soup season. My chicken noodle soup is my 5-year-old daughter’s favorite meal year-round, but my husband cannot stand too many days in a row that we have soup for dinner. I love that my three daughters enjoy soups because they are one of the easiest ways […]

Children's Grove

Kindness in CoMo

Joyce Smith wholeheartedly believes that a single act of kindness can change a life. “You never know what people are going through,” Smith says. “When I moved to Columbia in 2013, I wanted to make a difference artistically. Through Children’s Grove’s projects and working with unbelievably kind people, I hope that I have.” Children’s Grove, […]

MU Game

10 Things Every Columbian Must Do

There are so many things that make Columbia a wonderful place to live and work — certainly more than 10, but if we listed out all the things you should do in Columbia, well, we would fill decades worth of magazines (see what we did there?).

Feel free to disagree with our list, but if you haven’t done one of the below things, just trust us and try it out. There is just something special about the energy at a University of Missouri football game and something awe-inspiring about the Big Tree. Better yet, when you do head to these local favorites, snap a pic and tag us. We can’t wait to see your experiences!

Brook Harlan's Curry

Curry Up And Enjoy

Curry is not a single flavor, nor is it a single ingredient (powder, paste or leaves). Indian curry can be any sauce with spice. Each region, state and family has a different curry. Some things may be curries and you don’t even know it. It is not always in the name — Vindaloo, Korma, Butter […]

Better Late Than Never

Nothing to Shrub At

I crafted this cocktail to be the perfect balance of sweet, tart and warm as a perfect intro-to-fall drink. It combines the sweetness of Demerara syrup countered by the tart bite of muddled lemon and blackberries and our house-made basil-pear shrub, while our choice bourbon warms the soul. The name is half a tribute to […]

Josh Garton's Kitchen

Industrial Ingenuity

Not many young adults would trade in all – or almost all – their spare time to work on a house, but that is exactly what Josh Garton did for five years. The young bachelor in his 20s logged countless hours during evenings and on weekends tackling a whole-home renovation while teaching himself the necessary […]

Introducing the Admire Awards

Although Inside Columbia features a local home tour in each issue of our magazine, we couldn’t help but feeling like the local building, architecture and interior design community deserved a little more recognition.

Sports Bar’s New Owners Take The Field

The order’s up for new owners at Shiloh Bar & Grill. The restaurant and bar, known for its wings, patio dining and happy hour specials now has new owners. Nic Parks and Justin Benson are partners in the deal, which closed last Tuesday. Previous owner TA Atkinson is consulting with the new owners until Sept. […]

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 delicious and softer than traditional corn tortillas. You can have the dough whipped in about 3 or 4 minutes, let it

‘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 times. But if you’re a lover of uncrowded beaches — each one […]

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?

A Fairytale Re(Union)

Some love stories are just fate. For Shelby Ringdahl and Taylor Cox, theirs began when they were only 5 years old.

Tigers In Tokyo

One of the biggest impacts that COVID-19 had on the professional athlete world was the postponement of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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 rustling through cabinets for (slightly musty) lunchboxes.

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. 

An Autumnal Chill

Software-developer-turned-novelist Laura McHugh released her fourth mystery book this summer.