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Inside Flat Branch

We're excited to announce a new video partnership with Cosmic Sauce, bringing you an "Inside Look" at some of Columbia's favorite spots, like this first one about Flat Branch Pub & Brewing — a perennial Best of Columbia winner. We hope…

Spirited Desserts

In a time where gummies soaked in vodka are considered party food and cakes are moistened with liquor instead of icing, it’s an obvious choice to pair two of society’s most beloved indulgences: desserts and alcohol. They complement each…

CoMo Cheap Eats

Whether we eat to live or live to eat, a good dining deal is reason to get excited. And the dozens of dining deals you’ll find in Columbia means the excitement can last for many meals to come. Our collection of CoMo cheap eats starts out…

Chili Weather

Mmm, chili. Nothing warms you up on a cold day better than a hearty helping of the spicy concoction. It’s a fall and winter favorite and a popular dish at more than a few tailgates during football season. It inspires festivals like the…

Elizabeth Ealey & Derik Stott

Derik Stott likes to plan, and he had the perfect plan for his proposal to Elizabeth Stott. The two had been dating for eight months, had been friends for 10 years and had known each other even longer, as both attended Christian Fellowship…

Best of Columbia 2014

Best Weathercaster winner Sharon Ray from KMIZ. L.G. PATTERSON, ILLUSTRATION BY KATE MOORE Well Columbia, you’re a tough crowd to please. This year, we counted and verified nearly 420,000 votes for the people, restaurants, businesses and…

Flat Branch Celebrates 20 Years!

In the late 1980s and early ’90s, Columbia was noticeably devoid of brewpubs and local beers. Then, along came Tom Smith. A St. Louis native, Smith came to Columbia to attend the University of Missouri, then worked in California briefly…

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…