South East Craft Beer Fest

The South Eastern Conference may be well known for their traveling football fans, but Columbians will soon see another aspect of the SEC move into Mid Missouri this August. The South East Craft Beer Festival — often shortened to SECraft Beer Fest — will feature more than 45 different craft beers from across the Southeastern […]


Columbia Farmers Market

With summer in full swing, the Columbia Farmers Market is open for business with weekly offerings of fresh fruits, vegetables, and other local products. The Columbia Farmers Market hosts farms and vendors from across Mid Missouri and provides a wide range of items for market shoppers. Tables of seasonal fruits and vegetables fresh from the […]


Fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks

This Fourth of July the Lodge of Four Seasons will once again be hosting their annual Independence Day celebrations of fireworks at the Lake of the Ozarks. While the Lake of the Ozarks is often filled with holiday revelers during Fourth of July weekend, the celebration at the Lodge of Four Seasons is often one […]


Dickey's Barbecue Pit Comes to Columbia

Texas-style barbecue is coming to Columbia this month with the grand opening of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit combines fast-casual dining with the atmosphere and flavor of slow-cooked southern charm, offering everything from saucy sandwiches to whole smoked meats. The menu offers many of the classic barbecue favorites alongside more unique items like fried […]


JJ's Café: A Mid-Missouri Favorite

JJ’s Café is self-described as “the best mom and pop café in Columbia.” And after a long hiatus, the seats of JJ Café are again filled with hungry regulars. JJ’s sits on Business Loop in north Columbia, just before the I-70 overpass, serving up traditional American favorites for breakfast and lunch. JJ’s specialties include fried chicken, […]


Harold's Doughnuts Set To Open This Fall

Harold’s Doughnuts is bringing a higher class of doughnut to Columbia, starting this fall. Founder Michael Urban specializes in “craft doughnuts,” ranging from cherry streusel and maple bacon to chocolate chipotle and ginger glazed. (Not to mention the traditional glazed, jelly-filled, and chocolate glazed.) Harold’s Doughnuts, named for Urban’s doughnut-loving grandfather, will open this fall at […]


La Terraza Back In Business on Forum Boulevard

The story of La Terraza’s sudden closure in 2013 has a happy ending—the restaurant has opened a location on Forum Boulevard. La Terraza, formerly tucked away in the Peachtree Center, has a bright and shiny new home on Forum Boulevard. La Terraza has a reputation as one of the best and most authentic Mexican restaurants […]


Best Bars and Restaurants at the Lake

While the Lake of the Ozarks is well known for fun in and on the water, the Lake has so much more to offer. Surrounding the Lake of the Ozarks are hundreds of bars and restaurants with some of the best food, drinks, and people in Mid Missouri. From classic Lake side bar food to […]


Pick and Pick: Strawberry Season

Pick and Pick began in 2004 after Sam and Deanna Pickering grew tired of driving more than 35 miles just to find freshly picked strawberries. The couple found 10 acres of land just outside of Columbia to start their own small farm and were up and running by 2006. The couple soon began growing more […]


Memorial Day Dishes

Memorial Day is just around the corner, marking the first days of summer and outdoor cooking for many Missourians. While the holiday is held in honor of our fallen military, it’s also a celebration that brings together friends, family, and neighbors. Traditional Memorial Day menus often include the expected combination of burgers, hot dogs, potato […]