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Bonjour, Brasserie!

Columbia has always had a Paris Road, but that’s about as close to the magical City of Lights as we come. Well start rejoicing, Francophiles, and brush up on your français while you’re at it — there’s a new restaurant in town that can…

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…

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…

Great Neighborhoods

Columbia boasts 82 neighborhoods and more than 70 homeowners associations. Not every city block falls into these organized boundaries, and there is some overlap between the two. But there is one universal, says Bill Cantin, Neighborhood…

January 2016 A New View

Assignment: Home Renovation      The Location: A home in Columbia I photograph a lot of houses in and around Columbia. While visiting these places, I get a lot of ideas for renovating my home, and I see some things that make me scratch…

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…

The Rose Zone

Roses have been cherished for their scent and beauty for centuries, and they can become the centerpiece of your garden. Columbians interested in growing roses should pick varieties that do well in USDA planting zone 6a. Another thing to…

Breakin’ It Down

There’s no denying that composting is great for both the garden and the environment, but how does a person get started? Steve Callis, a master composter and volunteer compost educator, strongly recommends attending one of the free…

Help Your Outside Match Your Inside

Not too many decades ago, the humble picnic table was the epitome of outdoor furniture. But those days are long gone. “Outdoor dining has always been around, but now it’s more about options and seating,” says Jerome Rackers, owner of…

20th Century Renovation

The stately home at the end of Westmount saw a city blossom all around her, but as Columbia grew and thrived, the home eventually was vacated and left standing empty for more than a decade. It was built in 1931 by a dentist named Clifton…

Dim Sum And Then Some

If you’re not familiar with dim sum, it’s understandable. After all, there’s only one restaurant in Columbia that serves it: ABC Chinese Cuisine. Dim sum consists of various steamed or fried dumplings and pastries, and ABC…

Kid Meals

Dining out at a favorite restaurant is usually a treat. But, when you have young children, enjoying a public meal can be a challenge. Boredom, tantrums, picky eating habits and glares from annoyed patrons are just some of the difficulties…

Run For The Rosés

Ah, sweet September … that delicious time when tailgating and picnic seasons converge for a few precious weeks. Stay flexible in your menu plans throughout this month that starts out hot with Labor Day weekend and finishes in a…

Dress Up

Dear Fancy Bar Chef, I recently read in this magazine about the classic margarita; I love that drink. My husband and I would concur that it is a wonderful summertime libation. We have been experimenting with other tequila cocktails but…

Here’s To Beer

Beer has been around for millennia, at least since the Babylonians wrote down the first known recipe in 4300 B.C., but that doesn’t keep each successive generation from trying to make a good drink even better. This month, we set the mood…

Man Made

Step inside real estate developer John Sutherland’s Ashland home, and you’ll find one of the most impressive sports and music memorabilia collections around. From a Lombardi trophy and walls filled with signed music and sports memorabilia,…