Adding an Addison’s

When Adam Dushoff, Matt Jenne, Jeremy Brown and Brad Pippen opened Addison’s in 1999, a lot of collective fingers were crossed. Yes, the group had solid restaurant experience, having worked in restaurants since the age of 15, but opening a…

Romantic Resort Wedding Planned

Whitney Reys, of Columbia, and Bradley Hedlund, of Indianapolis, will be married on June 30, 2017, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas. Whitney graduated from Rock Bridge High School in 2005 and did her undergraduate studies at Purdue…

Branson Bound

Ciera Dawson, of Nixa, and Marty Shaw, of Columbia, will be wed on Oct. 7, 2017, in Branson. Ciera graduated from Nixa High School in 2004, and then received her degree in Dental Hygiene and Health Science from Missouri Southern State…

A High-Flying Salute

Every year, thousands of people from Columbia and the surrounding area head to Columbia Regional Airport for the free two-day air show over Memorial Day weekend, a key component in a six-day celebration that includes a wreath-laying…

Big Plans

Big Daddy’s BBQ, at 1205 N. Garth, is already several weeks into its third season. The eatery opened for 2017 on March 15, with spring hours from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Once the days start to last longer and summer…

Book A Date

Columbia book lovers have reason to rejoice this month: The Unbound Book Festival is back for its second year, filled with spirited panel discussions, one-on-one author “conversations,” storytelling and readings. The highly interactive…

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,…

Rewind

Even though the True/False Film Fest is as annual event, now in its 14th year, the documentary film showcase is anything but repetitive. “Every year, we have an entirely new crop of films, and there’s a complete turnover in the filmmaker…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

The Party Line

Relaxed Rules While holiday parties may be a tradition, many of today’s events are anything but traditional. There’s a movement away from formality, says Adam Guy, owner of Upper Crust Catering. “We’re seeing a lot more people doing a…

An Intimate Portrait

photo courtesy of  “THE AMERICAN ARTIST: THE LIFE & TIMES OF GEORGE CALEB BINGHAM” On Saturday, Dec. 3, Columbia will be the site of a special lecture and screening of a new biopic docudrama,“The American Artist: The Life & Times…

Flyover

As you approach the front entrance of FlyOver, you’ll be greeted by stacks of firewood. The white oak, hickory and apple wood logs fuel the wood-fired oven that anchors one end of the open kitchen. The restaurant burns through a full cord…

Animals At Work

It turns out that watching cat videos at work just might be the ticket to great office morale. A 2015 study by Indiana University found that people who watched cat videos reported feeling more energized and happier and a lot less anxious…

Hidden Treasure

photos courtesy of  Citizen Jane When it comes to film festivals, True/False isn’t the only ticket in town. Columbia’s also home to Citizen Jane, celebrating female filmmakers for its ninth year this Nov. 3-6. Barbie Banks,…

A “Whole” Different Animal

Columbia has a new restaurant that embraces the “whole animal” concept wholeheartedly. The Barred Owl Butcher & Table at 47 E. Broadway (Inside Columbia’s former home) is a full service restaurant with a retail deli/butcher shop. The…

What A Hoot!

Fall marks the end of the growing season for the Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture’s (CCUA) urban farm, and it has a fun and memorable way to celebrate: its annual Harvest Hootenanny. This year’s Hootenanny, sponsored in part by Inside…