October 2022

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Coming Home: After Several Years Away, La Tolteca Returns To Columbia

Photos By: L.G. Patterson When La Tolteca opened its doors to customers in May, it was less of a grand opening and more of a homecoming. After years of working in different cities across Missouri, owner Carlos Hernandez decided it was time to get back to Columbia. “I am so happy to be back,” he […]

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An Addictive Treat: Try the Crunchy, Creamy Shrimp Toast

Photos by L.G. Patterson In the early 2000s, I had a friend who worked at a restaurant in New York City. The first time I went to this Chinese/French fusion restaurant, they said, “Make sure you get the shrimp toast.” Being a Midwest boy in New York, I was expecting some type of cooked shrimp on […]

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Cookin’ Up Jams: 5 Songs To Listen To While Cooking

Photos by L.G. Patterson WELCOME TO OUR ULTIMATE LISTS! In each issue, you will find a curated selection of things to listen to or watch, put together by either an on-air talent from Zimmer Communications or a member of the Inside Columbia staff. For this issue, Associate Editor Zola Crowder shared her ultimate playlist for […]

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A Sparkling Celebration: Columbia High School Sweethearts Tie The Knot

Abigail Derrick Photography After nine years together, Ally Hill and Curtis Holliday were married in a timeless and romantic ceremony at Emerson Fields. In celebrating their special day, the high school sweethearts never lost focus on the two most important pieces: family and each other. They incorporated family into as much as possible, from having […]

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Holistic Cold Remedies, Foods to Boost the Immune System

Photos by L.G. Patterson With the colder season approaching, it is the perfect time to stock your medicine cabinet with all the supplies needed for holistic cold and flu remedies. It’s also just as important to incorporate immune-boosting foods into your diet to be as preventative as possible. From bone broth to essential oils to […]

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Local Author’s Debut Book Of Poetry Confronts Difficult Past

Photo By: L.G. Patterson Lynne Jensen Lampe’s debut poetry collection revolves around one topic: her relationship with her late mother. Many of us can claim complicated relationships with one or both parents, but Lampe’s experience was shaped by the medical landscape of the late 1950s and ‘60s. And her first book, Talk Smack to a […]

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Handcrafted Haven: Shannon Mulvania-Beck Creates One-Of-A-Kind Jewelry

Photos by L.G Patterson When the pandemic began shutting down businesses and communities around the world, people found different ways to cope and adapt. Shannon Mulvania-Beck was working from home with her child taking part in virtual kindergarten, when the stir-crazy feelings began to set in. “When I feel stir crazy, I do crazy projects,” […]