St. Paddy’s Beers

Jon Whitaker is a certified cicerone and Beer Program Director at International Tap House in Kansas City, Mo. Of course we are going to talk about my go-to beers for St. Paddy’s day. The beauty of most of the Irish-style beers is…

Pairing Italian Reds

During the final weeks of winter, I deplete our pantry’s jars from last year’s garden. This winter we still have fruit butters, heirloom tomato salsa, pickled vegetables, hot sauce and several jars of tomatoes. This is a good thing for me,…

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,…

Growing Pains

Alex George is a busy man. Author, attorney, husband and father, George is also the director and founder of Columbia’s Unbound Book Festival. As the festival approaches, it promises to be a stellar second-year event…

Bierocks

Bierocks are a traditional dish of Volga Germans, a community of Germans that lived in the southern part of Russia. This is where my mother’s family immigrated from in the early 20th century. Bierocks is a dish that I grew up with and is…

Big Bucks for Columbia

Photo by L.G. Patterson “I don’t believe you.” The legislator glared over his bifocals as I testified. “I can prove it,” I answered, unfazed. “For every dollar you put in our budget, we’ll generate $60 for Missouri’s economy.” The…

Ringing In The New Year

photos by Ashley Turner December 31, 2016 was more than just New Year’s Eve for Caroline Brumfield and Max Dornan. It was also the day they were married at The Tiger Hotel here in Columbia. Max and Caroline met on Tinder. He was an…

Delta Thrash

Photo courtesy of mollygenemusic.com. March is Women’s Month here in the United States. This is funny because it is just one month out of 12 when not only does this noble gender outnumber their male counterparts, they also, judging by…

Georgia On My Mind

Nate Bohon, of Columbia, and Courtney Clay, of Roswell, Georgia will wed on June 17, 2017, at Chukkar Farm Polo Club and Event Facility in Alpharetta, Georgia. Nate graduated from Hickman High School in 2005 and did his undergraduate…

Indispensable Ricotta

If you have ever eaten lasagna or cannolis you know how indispensable ricotta is in many recipes. Ricotta has become common enough to find in most grocery stores, but it might only come in small packages — and might set you back a bit.…
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