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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 […]

An Autumnal Chill

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

customers at Pierpont General Store

A Patio Project

Live music on Saturday nights, picnic tables and a bar made out of repurposed wood and metal are defining characteristics of Jed and Brandy Taylor’s newest addition to Pierpont General Store.

Beyond Bread & Butter

When you think of baked goods in Columbia, Uprise Bakery and bleu probably come to mind. But there is a much smaller — okay, a one-person — bakery you should be considering. Julie Hutton, owner of Frenchy Treats, bridges the 4,000-mile gap between Columbia and France with authentic French pastries. Specializing in macarons and croissants, […]

Columbia’s Foodie Scene

Columbia might not be as big as Chicago — or even Kansas City — but when it comes to food, we can compete with the best of them. With Columbia’s expansive restaurant scene, there are sure to be many who consider themselves “foodies,” or experts in all things gastronomical. In case you don’t consider yourself […]

The Sweet Spot

Peggy Jean’s Pies is serving up twice as much goodness in a new and improved location. Regular customers have no need to worry — the shop moved only a short walk away at the same intersection, 503C Nifong Blvd. Some of the pie shop’s original decorations are incorporated into the renovated, colorful site as well. […]