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Movie Buffs’ “Boone”

Columbians are used to braving March’s inclement weather to attend the acclaimed True/False Film Fest. But about eight years ago, festival co-founder David Wilson had an idea: Why not take advantage of Columbia’s beautiful summer weather…

Good Spirits

Farm-to-table. Grain-to-glass. Whichever way you look at it, we’re all about the local, handcrafted food and beverage movements. We like to know where the things we eat and drink come from, who made or grew them, and what level of quality…

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,…

Katelyn Gribble & Jack Meyer

ALL PHOTOS BY DAVID OWENS PHOTOGRAPHY Katelyn Gribble did not mean to leave her high school sweetheart, Jack Meyer, kneeling in the snow, holding out a ring. She was just so shocked to see him proposing she forgot how to stop on skis. It…

Rocheport Rum

Grapes aren’t the only things fermenting in Rocheport these days. Les Bourgeois Vineyards debuted its newest endeavor last month with the introduction of Rocheport Rum, now available at the winery and other shops and restaurants in the…

The Evolution Of Food Nerd Joshua Smith

A 20-year-old political science major at Southeastern Louisiana University missed his grandmother’s northern Missouri Sunday dinners. He began teaching himself to cook to cure his homesickness for Midwestern, Germanic fare. In the second…