Best of Columbia

It’s time for our annual Best of Columbia awards — and this year we shook things up a little. Our editors took out much of the groundwork for our readers by picking nominees for the reader-voted awards, and then you, our readers, turned in…

Back in Business

The last few months have shaken the business community to its foundation. While many are reeling from the instability in our local economy, it’s imperative that we find the opportunities in the shake-up. They’re there... if you look for…

Well In Hand

There's no need to carry a purse without personality this season. Not when it's so easy to get your hands on an attractive array of options! In materials from luxe leather to sturdy straw, you'll find a collage of colors, plus distinctive…

Light & Bright

Now that it’s heating up outside, it’s the perfect excuse to buy adorable summer outfits for your little ones. That can mean cute suits so they can splish like fish and all sorts of comfy shorts and tops. From sloth-printed button-ups to…

Cutest Pet Contest

It’s no secret that everyone thinks their pet is the cutest ever. But, real talent is winning a city-wide pet contest. After combing through more than 400 entries on Facebook, we selected 34 finalists for Columbia’s Cutest Pet Contest: 10…

Well Suited

When it comes to menswear these days, dressing for business doesn’t have to be serious business. You can look perfectly polished and professional yet still exude a pop of personality. You can play with patterns and try textures, mixing a…

Columbia Restaurants

Listings in this guide are not related to paid advertising in Inside Columbia magazine. To include your business, contact us at peg@insidecolumbia.net. Price Of Average Entrée: $ - $10 and under $$ - $11-$15 $$$ - $16-$20 $$$$ - $21…

Powerful Pairs

TOP LEFT Robert Jensen red stripe tie $135 and Robert Graham geometric shape socks, $28.50. TOP RIGHT Robert Graham geometric print tie $125 and Robert Graham stained glass socks $28.50. BOTTOM LEFT Lee Allison Co. purple…

Beet Box

To beatbox, in the rhythmic sense, means to mimic percussive sounds using only one’s mouth. Like its musical homonym, Columbia’s culinary Beet Box has created its own unique cooking beat. For the past 18 months, Beet Box — a locally…

Fancy Footwork

Day or night, Columbia is hopping with people twisting, twirling, leaping, swaying and spinning their way through dances of all kinds. From salsa and swing to folk and hip-hop, there are places for all styles, ages and experience levels.…

Building Business

Construction activity traditionally swings into high gear each spring, as freezing temperatures ease up and the ground thaws. So, it’s a great time to check in with Columbia builders and developers about the state of the local industry.…

Farmhouse Living

A classic and timeless place with enough space to accommodate a growing family is what came to mind when college sweethearts Sarah and Tommy Purk envisioned their ideal home. In April 2018, the couple’s vision became reality as they…

Spice it Up

Some nights call for a bit of Latin flavor. While you could pick up a quick bite at a chain restaurant, consider taking advantage of the authentic Mexican and Latin-inspired restaurants Columbia has to offer. And while you can never go…

A League of Their Own

Years ago, it was football. It was basketball. It was baseball. It was the threat of any sport-related scholarship undermining academics for the sake of athletics. Connecting collegiate funding to sports bucked the historical education…

Removing Brain Tumors

Sitting on the sticky, white paper covering the exam table, about 200 patients are told they need brain surgery each year at University of Missouri Health Care. Whether it is benign or cancerous, brain tumors can be life-altering for the…

Double Indulgence

There’s not much that will win over your loved one more than chocolate. If you really want to wow that special someone this year, whip up a batch of these double love, double delicious, double chocolate chip cookies. When you eat them warm…

Capitol Ceres

The goddess has left the building. She is the Roman goddess of fertility. Her moods cause the seasons to change. And the common people of Rome identified with her more than any other god. When the 10-foot-4 statue of Ceres, goddess of…

Mental Wellness

About 847,000 adults through- out Missouri live with mental illness, according to a 2016 study by the Missouri Division of Behavioral Health. The National Institute of Mental Health indicates that roughly 20 percent of adolescents, either…
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