Pairing is Caring

To Chef Jeff Guinn, a meal is a masterpiece. Like an intricate theatrical production, he says a multicourse dinner presents a suspenseful storyline, interlaced with interesting peaks and plot-thickening valleys. Instead of viewing a meal as…

Hurricanes to Homeless

When doctors released Joshua Williams Sr. from the hospital in December 2017 — after an almost fatal gunshot wound — he immediately started cooking. Despite orders to rest, the 30-year-old chef-owner of Papadoo’s Soul Food & BBQ says…

Boozy Buttered Cider

One of my favorite things that come from the season change and cooler weather is a warm, boozy, delicious cocktail. Apple cider buttered rum has all my favorite spices and is sure to be just the treat you are looking for when partaking in…

Great Scott!

This story has been adapted from Hilary Scott's Inside Columbia Magazine cover and editorial in December 2005 The confident, articulate woman sharing stories from her childhood might have been a doctor or a CEO. It’s not for lack…

Silver Lining

In 2017, Jennifer Hecker began noticing fatigue and pain in her leg. With a little massage, it would go away, so she dismissed it as perhaps a developing cardiovascular issue or diabetes. The pain began to migrate to her arms — first…

Como Live

There is almost an embarrassment of talent extant on the Columbia music scene, partly due to accommodating local venues but also thanks to a variety of support systems. These systems run the gamut from performance spaces such as record…

A Touch of Texas

In a few weeks, trees throughout the Mark Twain National Forest will begin their annual transformation from the greens of summer to autumn’s deep golds, oranges and reds, and Dr. Shelley and Barry Williams have a front row seat. At their…

A Story To Tell

Our antique furniture has a story to tell. Are you open to “listening” to their stories? All you have to do is study the clues and you’ll know some of what they’ve been through. For example, I own an early dry sink in its original…

Can You Hear Me Now?

Fourteen months have passed since Aaron Schilb, a Columbia native and Mizzou-made musician, embarked upon his Nashville pilgrimage, leaving the plains of the Midwest in his rearview. This past summer, he performed back in CoMo, excited to…

Beyond The Fourth Wall

Elizabeth Braaten Palmieri had built an extensive resume. An actor, director, writer and educator, she had no shortage of accomplishments in her theatrical career. Yet wit in this artist burned the fire of an entrepreneur, aiming to inspire…

The Ultimate Caprese Salad

This is a dish I can literally have every day, all summer long. It fits the bill on any hot and humid day when you need something a little lighter as a summer side dish, or it can easily be enjoyed as a main course, which is typically how I…

Culinary Adventures Tour 2018

Enjoy a fun evening of custom-prepared cuisine and selected drink pairings from some of Columbia's finest including CC's City Broiler, Grand Cru, Brasserie French Steakhouse, and The Roof. Inside Columbia is partnering with Columbia…

Where did you get that?

Best Place to Buy an Antique More than 500 booths are tucked into 73,000 square feet at the Midway Antique Mall and Flea Market, making it the readers’ favorite place to buy an antique. Just off exit 122 on Interstate 70, this antiques and…

Exceptional Defined

Best Athlete She’s tough. She’s fierce. She’s competitive — Mizzou’s Sophie Cunningham tops the list for Best Athlete. Her attitude on the basketball court is infectious, and her talent has helped draw record crowds to see the…

Eat & Be Merry

Best Appetizer If you haven’t tried the Nachos Bianco at Addison’s, a heapin’ helpin’ of Italian pasta chips covered with tasty toppings and Asiago cheese sauce, you’re missing out. The plentiful portion is piled high with tomatoes,…

Belgian Beauties

Jon Whitaker is a certified cicerone and Beer Program Director at International Tap House in Kansas City, Mo. American craft beer has been the focus of my career for just under a decade, and I plan on keeping it that way for some…
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