On The Town

Cosmo Club Pancake and Sausage Day

The Columbia Cosmopolitan Luncheon Club held its 71st annual Pancake and Sausage Day on Jan. 28 at the Jerry Sigmund Community Center on Burlington Street. Nearly 1,000 people enjoyed the breakfast, raising $10,000 in donations to benefit Camp Hickory Hill, the Diabetes Research Institute and the Cosmopolitan International Diabetes Center. Date: Jan. 28 Location: Jerry Sigmund Community […]

Boone County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association Mixology Class

The Boone County Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association held a mixology class on Jan. 29 at DogMaster Distillery. The event was organized by board member Krystin Cooper and hosted by DogMaster owner Lisa Driskel Hawxby. It attracted 40 alumni who learned the fine art of crafting cocktails. Date: Jan. 29 Location: DogMaster Distillery Photos by: Nancy Toalson and Wally […]

Bud's BBQ

Autumnal Buds

With roots in Texas and livestock, barbecue is in Jason Paetzold’s blood. After working in the food scene in Kansas City for over 10 years, Paetzold decided to plant Bud’s BBQ in the heart of Missouri this September. This craft BBQ joint takes classic American comfort foods and adds a modern, innovative twist. Born and […]

Gone Country

Newly branded Fringe Western Wear owners Riley Arends, Morgan Pingel and Charlotte Smarr are expanding their western-inspired boutique to offer a wider range of apparel — and boots, of course — at what used to be the Ruby Tuesday by Bass Pro Shops.

Meats Hanging w. Man Incurable Passion

Incurable Passion

Photos by LG Patterson It takes just three simple ingredients to cure mouth-watering Boone County hams: brown sugar, black pepper and curing salt. Steve Baumgartner, the owner of Baumgartner’s Boone County Cured Hams, thought his mentor, Arnold Winkler, was keeping the curing recipe a secret. But that wasn’t the case. These three ingredients — plus […]


Tacos are taking the country by soft-shelled storm. Whether you prefer yours atop a corn tortilla or tricked out with all the toppings, Columbia’s Mexican food scene is nothing to shake a side of salsa at.

On The Town September 2017

Chip in Fore Kids Golf Tournament It was a splendid day for the MFA Oil Chip in Fore the Kids Golf Tournament presented by Manor Roofing & Restoration. Thirty-nine teams played throughout the day to support the youth in the community. [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”141″ gal_title=”Chip in Fore Kids”] photos by Nancy Toalson and WALLY PFEFFER, MIZZOUWALLY@COMPUSERVE.COM […]

Walk This Way

Photos by L.G. Patterson On May 30, Inside Columbia partnered with Columbia Culinary Tours for a special guided walking tour of some of Columbia’s finest eateries. The tour was sponsored by the Missouri Beef Industry Council, and nearly 30 diners hungering for a fun gustatory experience took part. After meeting up at The Broadway, the […]

32nd Annual Taste of Mid-Missouri

The mid-Missouri Chapter of the Missouri Restaurant Association held its 32nd annual Taste of Mid-Missouri to benefit the students who receive the chapter’s scholarships. Hundreds of mid-Missourians enjoyed the delicious treats of more than 40 purveyors throughout the evening.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”75″ gal_title=”32nd Annual Taste of Mid-Missouri”]   photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer, […]

Serenade — A Benefit for Young Musicians

Serenade — A Benefit for Young Musicians was held on March 12 at the Missouri Theatre. The evening featured silent and live auctions, light dinner, wine and a benefit concert featuring string sensation Barrage 8 and the Conservatory musicians.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”74″ gal_title=”Serenade”]   photos by Nancy Toalson and Wally Pfeffer, MIZZOUWALLY@COMPUSERVE.COM To submit your […]

Mizzou ’39

Congratulations to the newest class of Mizzou ’39 — the top 39 seniors at The University of Missouri — who were honored (along with their families and mentors) at a celebration on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Thanks to the Alumni Association Student Board for shepherding this amazing program.   [Best_Wordpress_Gallery id=”73″ gal_title=”Mizzou Top 39″]   […]

On the Town January 2017

Ambassador Christmas Party The Ambassador Quarterly Meeting/Holiday Party was held Dec. 14 at Simon Oswald Architecture. Ann Merrifield was recognized as the first quarter Ambassador of the Quarter and Cathy Cook as Emeritus Ambassador of the Quarter. Gary Duncan and Joe Ritter received their 100-point pin, Cathy Cook earned her 1,000 certificate (and will have […]