Inside Columbia
Your Guide To Living, Working & Having Fun In Columbia

30 Years Of Show-Me State Games

Sometimes we take our friends for granted. This month Columbia will host nearly 26,000 friends for a pair of weekends full of fun and games. They’ll stay in our hotels and eat with us in our restaurants, and play in our green spaces. And…

Fired Up

As a kid growing up in Santa Maria, Calif., Scott Cleeton enjoyed the weekend barbecues his parents hosted. Friends would arrive with bottles of wine to sip and food to throw on his family’s big, wood-fired grill. “It really made for a fun…

A Wedding Story

A week after meeting at a Pampered Chef party, Tara Gutshall and Jazz Rucker went on a double date and closed down Addison’s at 1:17 a.m. “As we walked back to our cars, Jazz sang me the Rucker family song, and I was smitten,” Tara says.…

The Road That Led To Rhoades

As he was growing up in Tucson, Mack Rhoades learned many of the core values that shaped him into who he is today. His grandfather and his father passed along timeless traits that have served him well over the years, such as respecting…

Getaways

Eight Great Show-Me State Daytrips  You don’t always have to get far away to have a memorable getaway. Missouri offers vacation adventures to suit the laid-back traveler looking to while away a lazy day or the daring adventurer who wants to…

The World Of Dungeons & Dragons

 Six plastic miniature creatures — dwarves, elves, dragons, the gamut — ride aboard a small, two-dimensional boat, drawn in dry-erase marker on a brown checkered board. Five men and a young girl surround the board, each with about two dozen…

Composers Competition

The sixth annual Mizzou International Composers Festival takes place this month on the University of Missouri campus. This year’s lineup continues an impressive run for the series, which features both guest composers and the amazing talent…

Go Fish!

Fish tacos are a great summer dish. They are a nice change from the everyday grind. You can use fish that you caught or lean white fish from the market. There are enough varieties of toppings that you can make just about anyone happy.…

Wine By Design

The annual art competition to land a label on the Les Bourgeois Vineyards Collector’s Series has produced another trio of artisan wines and keepsake artwork at the Rocheport winery. This year’s collection, unveiled at a July release party,…