Brews & Q

Beer and barbecue are American staples. Both continue to evolve, offering greater variety for devotees of smoked meats and fermented brews alike. So what’s new on the beer front to enhance your summer BBQ experience? If you love the…

We’ll Always Have Paris

Amid the hoopla of the American bicentennial celebration in 1976, a British wine merchant in Paris had a novel idea: a face-off between the finest French wines and those upstart newbies in California. Hoping to generate publicity for his…

For The Love Of Smoke

Whatever you call it, however you spell it — barbecue, barbeque, BBQ, Bar-B-Q, Bar-B-Que, barbie or braai — there’s one constant: “Barbecue is probably the world’s oldest cooking method, and that is the only thing about it that is beyond…

Peter Mark Richman

Recognized for hundreds of television roles dating back to the 1950s, Peter Mark Richman broke into film alongside Gary Cooper in the 1956 civil war western, “Friendly Persuasion.” “But I'm not only an actor, I’m also a playwright,”…

All about the experience

Are you looking for some new gift ideas to share with your children for Mother’s Day? Perhaps you’re tired of the same gift certificates and you’re looking for new experiences. Consider these five “out of the box” Mother’s Day gifts that…

Warren and Shelly Mayer

Once while manning the sign-up table for a Divorce Care class at church, Warren and Shelly Mayer were horsing around, being playful, teasing each other as they tend to do. And when a woman who observed their back-and-forth banter approached…

Tiny Bubbles

Raise a toast to the arrival of spring with the light, tasty bubbles of Prosecco. The Italian sparkling wine is a worthy addition to your table this season, as much at home with lighter patio fare as it is with more formal dinner parties.…

Farm Fresh

One of the most approachable yet intriguingly versatile craft beer styles around is the saison, aka “farmhouse” ale. This pale, spicy ale is the perfect “gateway” for anyone looking to transition from lighter options to bigger, bolder…

Reader Favorite Recipes

One of my favorite types of magazine articles or blog posts has always been the “best of” variety, just like Inside Columbia magazine’s “Best of Columbia” features. I’m always inquiring about lists for the “best of” restaurants, recipes,…

Get To Know Sherman Brown Jr.

Sherman Brown Jr. will tell you as directly as the doctors told him. He has incurable cancer. “I didn’t like what they said to me, but we’re gonna run it ’til there’s nothing left,” he says. “I’m a year and one week out, and I’m still…