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New Syrian Eatery Debuts

Photos by L.G. Patterson When Ahmad Alkadah came to Columbia in 2016, he came with a dream: A better life for his family certainly, including his wife, children and mother. But he also dreamt of opening an authentic Syrian restaurant,…

Celebrate Mom with Brunch

Mother's Day is Sunday, and if you're looking for something special to do with mom this year, there are several options for a special holiday brunch in mid-Missouri. At voco The Tiger Hotel, there are four different seatings for brunch…

Food Truck Luck

Warmer weather means enjoying more al fresco dining — and that includes more food truck meals! Columbia has quite a food truck fleet, and in fact, we have profiled many of them! Here’s our article from 2018 that looks at a few favs from…

No Harm, No Fowl

Well, okay, there is fowl involved. Chicken Salad Chick will hold its grand opening in Columbia on April 26 starting at 10 a.m. Chicken Salad Chick serves dishes made from scratch daily with fresh ingredients: The menu offers a…

Enjoy A Local Food Fair! 

On April 21, from 4 to 6 p.m., attend a family-friendly event highlighting local food in the parking lot of Missouri Rural Crisis Center. Enjoy a free local meal from Fresh Harvest Grill, featuring Patchwork Family Farms meat and a sweet…

Günter Hans Changes Han(d)s

Günter Hans European Pub & Café announced it's under new ownership. After nine years of successful ownership, founder Lydia Melton has decided to turn her attention to consulting and other startup ventures. Morgan Wright will take…

Sara-ndepity? Not Exactly.

Chef Sara Fougere, author of our "Fougere's Favorites" column in each issue of Inside Columbia and owner of Sara Fourgere Catering, just began operating out of a new kitchen yesterday.  She's sharing space with Wishflour Bakery at 1023 E.…

So Long … For Now

Just Jeff's had to temporarily close its second location due to a staffing shortage. According to the restaurant's Facebook page, the loss of a few staff members meant they did not have enough people to work both the south and Business Loop…

Exciting News On Brews!

Opened in 2009, Broadway Brewery has had lots of exciting news to share, including launching its Clear State hard seltzer line last year. And now the brewery has just unveiled some more major changes it has on tap: adding a new taproom at…

Construction’s Complete!

A recently revamped local eatery is back in business again — although with a different take. After 25 years, Main Squeeze changed up its business model and will be offering grab’ and go items from either a warm or cold case.…

St. Paddy’s Preview

If you’re getting hungry for corned beef you have options. Como’s Irish institution McNally’s will be serving corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and Rueben sammies. There will also be green beer, Guinness and Jameson specials.…

Good As Gold

Although there is a Restaurant Guild International, Lizz Huff's reimagined and newly reopened Catalpa belongs in a restaurant gild! The distinctive decor at the Main Street spot in Arrow Rock is golden — literally! — bringing a luxe look to…

They’re Calling For Sprinkles

Columbia has a yummy new option coming this Friday — Yummy’s Donuts! The new doughnut and coffee shop is hosting a soft opening Friday, March 11, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can find the iced delights (with sprinkles, if you like them) at 200…

Pi Day Picks!

Celebrate 3.14 (Pi Day) with a pie — either the sweet kind or the 'za kind. Or even a savory one such as quiche. Here are some suggestions: Peggy Jean's Pies has a special on all its dessert baby pies and nine-inch versions. They will be…

Fire Up The Grill?

Popular local dining spot IHOP® will be closed indefinitely due to a fire late last week. You'll find details here. For 60 years, the IHOP® family restaurant chain has served its world-famous pancakes and a wide variety of…

A Collective Decision

You've probably heard Mizzou North is being "retired." For CoMo Cooks, the old Ellis Hospital kitchen was a terrific place to start its shared kitchen concept but now the kitchen cooking collective is moving to a permanent location at 14…
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