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Halloween Cooking Class For Children To Stir Up Your Weekend

Everybody knows children love candy. So why not teach them how to make their own candy bark? At 10 a.m. Saturday, parents can bring their mini chefs to Back 2 Basics Cooking at 500 E. Walnut St. The fun and engaging class is meant to help children strengthen their cooking skills without parents having to […]

Sign Up Deadline Approaching for Pie Baking Contest

The deadline to sign up for the first Four Oaks Farm pie baking contest is approaching. From 3-4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at 11805 E. Judy School Road, people will bake their best pie in hopes of winning first place for $100, second place for $50 or third place for a $25 prize. People must sign […]

Charity Chili Cook-off to Benefit Southern Boone YMCA

This weekend, enjoy a variety of chili while supporting a good cause at the Columbia Jet Center. At 11 a.m. Saturday, people can take part in the chili cook-off to benefit the Southern Boone YMCA in Ashland. Enjoy food cooked by the Columbia Jet Center staff, while helping a local organization. The Columbia Jet Center […]


Elderberry Lattes Return to Nourish Café & Market

Fall is in full swing and seasonal items are making their way back to area shelves. Nourish Café & Market officially announced the elderberry latte is back for the season, providing a cozy beverage for chilly mornings while serving as a nutritional powerhouse that supports the immune system. The elderberry latte is made with Nourish […]

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Como Arepas Venezuelan Food Available At Aroma Coffee House

There’s a new dining option at one of Columbia’s coffee houses. Como Arepas Venezuelan food began being served at Aroma Coffee House on Saturday, offering customers a new menu to enjoy while drinking their favorite Aroma Coffee House treat. Como Arepas is serving dishes as well as combos paired with Aroma drinks. Aroma Coffee House is […]


Caffeine Crawl to Bring Energy To Columbia

The District has once again teamed up to bring the third Caffeine Crawl to downtown Columbia. On Saturday, Oct. 15, people will get to pick from one of three routes covering half a mile each while enjoying some local treats along the way. Each route has a slightly different timeframe and each stop will include […]

Flower, Wine and Truffle Tasting to Showcase Creativity

Get ready for a night filled with flowers, drinks and chocolate at Nourish Café and Market’s Bouquet Bar and Wine and Truffle Tasting. The tasting is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Nourish. Joan Dyer with Cultivate Co. will bring in her locally grown fall flowers for people to create their own bouquets. People will get […]

Plant-Based Meet and Greet Set For Sunday

This weekend, Whole Food Plant Based Columbia is hosting a meet and greet for people to have a chance to learn about the plant-based lifestyle and meet others who are interested in or who have already embraced the lifestyle. Whole Food Plant Based Columbia promotes plant-based nutrition for personal health, the environment and the sustainability […]

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Annual Oktoberfest To Celebrate German Traditions

Oktoberfest is returning to Günter Hans European Pub & Café in Columbia. Starting today, people are welcome to indulge in beer while enjoying traditional German food and games. Seating will open at 4:30 p.m. and the festivities will start at 5 p.m. in the biergarten with the percussion ensemble of the Missouri Symphony. At 7 […]

Barbecue Fundraiser Set for Next Week

The Columbia Area Career Center is hosting a barbecue fundraiser to raise money for CACC SkillsUSA programs. CACC is a part of the Columbia Public School District and serves the community by providing programs and courses to a variety of ages. The fundraiser is set for Wednesday, Oct. 5, and people can click here to pre-order a […]

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The Mezcal Margarita Perfectly Balances Sweet And Smoky

Photos by L.G. Patterson Mezcal is one of the hottest trends in the cocktail world right now, but it’s complexity can be intimidating. Its smoky essence provides an element to cocktails that can level up any drink typically made with tequila. The mezcal margarita we make at Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge has the perfect […]

Coming Home: After Several Years Away, La Tolteca Returns To Columbia

Photos By: L.G. Patterson When La Tolteca opened its doors to customers in May, it was less of a grand opening and more of a homecoming. After years of working in different cities across Missouri, owner Carlos Hernandez decided it was time to get back to Columbia. “I am so happy to be back,” he […]

New Scooter’s Coffee in Ashland to Open In November

A new Scooter’s Coffee is getting closer to being a part of Ashland residents’ daily routines. In January, Dick Otke Construction Co. began pre-construction on the franchise in Ashland, located at 601 E. Broadway. Evan Thill, the business development manager, says the final piece of the puzzle is installing all the equipment. “Some pieces are […]

Malagasy Cooking Class Set For Friday

For those who love cooking, drinking and learning about new cultures, head to the MU Family Impact Friday for a Malagasy Cooking Class. Attendees will learn how to cook the traditional foods of Madagascar with the headline artist of the event, Aina Cook. After the cooking class, people will get to relax and enjoy tasting […]

Imo’s to Offer Frozen Pizza In Grocery Stores

The family-owned company Imo’s officially announced its St. Louis style frozen pizzas will be in grocery stores in Missouri and 13 other states.  As soon as the first week in October, residents in Columbia could start seeing frozen Imo’s Pizzas in local retail stores including Walmart and Schnucks. The St. Louis style pizzas also will […]

Charity Barbecue Returns with a New Partnership

The third annual Missouri Fire Service Charity BBQ Smoke-Out is back, this time with a new partnership. This year, the event at the Elks Lodge is partnering with Mid-Mo Cornhole to bring in a cornhole tournament to Columbia. There will be a novice and a professional division within the tournament, so people at different skill […]

Love Coffee Plans Crawfish Boil

Love Coffee is hosting its first Crawfish Boil on Saturday. From 4-9 p.m. at the Tiger Hotel on Eighth Street, people will be able to gather for magical music, fantastic food and lots of surprises. Besides crawfish, a la carte food truck items also will be available including chicken fingers, pulled pork, fries, crawfish popcorn, […]

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Apple Picking to Pick Up In September

In September, people will have a chance to enjoy apple picking with friends and family at Huffstutter Apple Orchard, located at 2621 State Route P. The apple picking will take place from 1-3 p.m. Sept. 11 hosted by Samantha Hudson and Scout Troop 4. Any apples that do not get taken home will be donated […]

Slim Chickens Columbia Celebrates National Waffle Day

Slim Chickens in Columbia is officially celebrating National Waffle Day with chicken and waffles. On Wednesday, the famous recipe for their chicken and waffles, consisting of buttermilk waffles and hand-battered fresh chicken breast tenders, topped with butter and premium Log Cabin syrup, will be sold for $5.99. Slim Chickens’ chicken and waffles can be ordered […]

Former Tiger Opens New Seafood Restaurant Downtown

Photos by L.G. Patterson It’s been a few years since Marcus Lucas called Columbia home. The Liberty native came to mid-Missouri to attend Mizzou, where he played for the Tigers, graduating with a business degree in 2014. After becoming an undrafted free agent for the Carolina Panthers, Lucas eventually settled in the Charlotte, North Carolina, […]