Peg Gill


Making Room

photos by L.G. Patterson Since opening in August of 2008, business has been booming at Room 38, says owner Billy Giordano. “Every year since we’ve opened we’ve grown, pretty substantially, especially over the past I’d say four years, it’s hit quite the spike.” He says that as a result, the restaurant regularly has had to […]


Not Clowning Around

photos courtesy of  Ronald Mcdonald house charities of mid-missouri Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri has been providing a home away from home for families of seriously ill or injured children since 1983. The Ronald McDonald House gives children a place to play after a long day at the hospital; parents a home for a […]


Sixth Street Success

Back in 2008, MU student Brian Coley was a man with a plan. “I had always worked in restaurants when I was in school,” says Brian Coley, the owner of Coley’s American Bistro. “After my first year of college, I switched my major to hotel and restaurant management with the end goal being to one […]


Kanakuk Luck

photos by Scott Patrick Myers Photography Even though Erin Critchfield and Alex Demczak were both MU students, they didn’t meet at Mizzou. Instead, they met in Lampe, Mo., during the summer of 2012 when they were both counselors at Camp Kanakuk. The day Erin left the camp, Alex sent her a Facebook message saying he […]


Two For The Road

HyChi When it comes to convenient and delicious Chinese food, many Columbians have high praise for HyVee. Now the brick-and-mortar HyVee stores have gone mobile, thanks to HyChi, HyVee’s Chinese food truck, which rolled out last September. HyChi manager Scott Jose says there are four HyChi trucks in other states, but that Columbia has the […]


United We Stand

The 24th annual Columbia Values Diversity Celebration will take place at the Holiday Inn Expo Center on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 to 8:45 a.m. This year’s theme is “Building an Inclusive Columbia.” The keynote speaker is Naomi Tutu, the third child of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Nomalizo Leah Tutu. Tutu is a passionate human […]