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2012

Cooking With Brook: Let’s Talk Turkey!

When I was a teenager, the job of carving the turkey was passed to me. This may not seem like a normal task to hand down to a 15-year-old, especially with an older brother and three older cousins at the table, but I guess I was lucky. I had…

A Time For Tradition

Thanksgiving — that most American of holidays — is a day for tradition and reflection on all our blessings. We asked six Columbians — longtime residents and transplants from other countries — to share their holiday customs and reflect on…

Me, Myself & Irene

Irene Haskins touched thousands of lives as a humorist for the Columbia Daily Tribune, a singer, a mentor and a friend. She was the master of uncensored candor, but criticism from Irene came without a sting because it was always accompanied…

Ninth Street Eats

Bookmark Café Ellis Library, MU campus 1020 Lowry St. (corner of Ninth Street and Conley Avenue) 573-882-4701 dining.missouri.edu Number of years in current location: 9 Must-have food: Hope’s triple chocolate cookie ($1) Average entrée…

Cooking With Brook: Guten Appetit!

Oktoberfest started in 1810 when Germans celebrated the royal wedding of King Ludwig and Queen Therese with a party in Munich. Oktoberfest from the celebration runs from the end of September though the first weekend of October. The festival…

Tragedy At Well No. 2

Beth Eiken sat shielded from the crisp October air in a friend’s van at Moberly High School. As she watched her 13-year-old daughter play softball, her thoughts turned to her 17-year-old son, Stuart. She hoped he’d awakened early enough to…

A Food Truck Feast

Pepe’s Food Truck Pepe Perez felt something was missing in Columbia. Although he liked his work as a manager at El Maguey, he was hungry for a job where he could develop his own menu and feature the authentic Mexican meals he loved.…

Animal Ambassadors

Last fall, a new coalition took root to give adoptable companion animals in Columbia a greater chance of finding homes. “No Kill Columbia was formed in October of 2011 as a result of a 45 to 50 percent euthanize rate at our local shelter,”…