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International restaurants around downtown Columbia

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By Lakshna Mehta

Here is a list of different options for international dining, including three Japanese restaurants and three Middle Eastern restaurants.



n Kampai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, 907 Alley A between Cherry Street and Broadway: $2 for a miso soup to $27 for a bento box n Geisha Sushi Bar, 804 E. Broadway: $3.99 for a salad or boiled soybeans to $12.99 for a seafood udon (a type of noodle) n Sake Japanese Bistro and Bar, 16 S. Tenth St.: $3 for a miso soup to $22 for a sake steak

n India’s House, 1101 E. Broadway: $1.50 for roti (unleavened bread) to $30.95 for a India’s House feast for two n Taj Mahal, 19 N. Fifth St.: $1.95 for tandoori roti (baked whole wheat bread) to $34.95 feast for two

Middle Eastern n Coffee Zone, 11 N. Ninth St.: 93 cents for a plain bagel to $8.95 for various main dishes n International Cafe, 26 S. Ninth St.: $4.95 for a humus appetizer to $19 for the lamb dinner. n Casablanca, 501 Elm St.: $1.95 for a samosa to $15.95 for a sultan dinner

Concerts to watch for this fall


By Rachel Swinney


Sept. 17 at The Blue Note:

Best Coast is an American

surf band from Los Angeles that formed in 2009. The duo of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno are sometimes joined by drummers at some live performances.

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Harry Katz/Missourian

Owner and Chef Kitt Chompupong prepares Pad Thai in the kitchen of Thip Thai Restaurant. Chompupong was raised in Thailand and has been in the restaurant business for 30 years.


Oct. 16 at Mojo’s: The fivemember rock group Portugal the Man is based in Portland, Ore. Prior to the Columbia gig, the band plays Hoxton Square in London.


Nov. 19 at The Blue Note: Singer-songwriter Matt Nathanson plays a blend of folk and rock on acoustic and electric guitar.


Nov. 23 at The Blue Note: Blues singer Gary Clark Jr. will be leaving his home base in Austin when he comes to Columbia in November.

n Thip Thai Cuisine, 904 E. Broadway: $1 for rice noodles or jasmine rice to $19 for a tamarind duck n Chim’s Thai Kitchen Downtown, 201 N. Tenth St.: $1 for a side of white rice to $11.99 for various fish dishes n Bangkok Gardens, 811 Cherry St.:

Vietnamese n Saigon Bistro, 912 E. Broadway: $2.50 for crab wantons to $7.50 for various soups, noodles and rice n Chinese Wok Express, 422 E. Broadway: $3.69 for rolls to $11.89 for various specialties

Irish n McNally’s Irish Pub, 7 N. Sixth St.: $4.95 for appetizers to $11.99 for a 12-pound top sirloin steak

Korean n Kui BBQ, 22 N. Ninth St.: $4.95 for a chicken bowl or seaweed roll to $14.95 for a combo of pork and beef or marinated short ribs

Polish n Café Poland, 807 Locust St.: $4 for a peach and cherry soup to $9 for cabbage rolls or garlic-stuffed pork chops.

Specialty shops for various sweets around town

16 at The Blue Note:

Neutral Milk Hotel will per-

form a sold-out show in October. This indie rock band formed by singer, guitarist and songwriter Jeff Mangum in the late 1980s is known for an experimental sound and eclectic instrumentation.

$2.50 for Siam village rolls to $14.95 for moo taud (tenderized pork)

By Lakshna Mehta

Shops for frozen yogurt and ice cream Yogoluv, 201 S. Ninth St. Anywhere from 10 to 16 flavor varieties depending on location and day of the week. n Cold Stone Creamery, 904 Elm St., next to Upper Crust Bakery and Café, offers a buy-one-ice-creamget-one-free offer Tuesdays for students with a valid student ID. The creamery also makes specialty cakes but needs 24-hours notice. n Red Mango, 1009 E. Broadway. In addition to frozen yogurt, Red Mango offers parfaits, sorbettos and smoothies. n

n Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream, 21 S. Ninth St. Sparky’s makes its own ice cream with both ordinary and quirky flavors, including alcoholic options. A few years ago, the place made news with its cicada flavor.

Specialty shops for pastries and cakes n U Knead Sweets, 808 Cherry St., next to Bank of America, offers macaroons, brownies and chocolate mousse cake among other items. Specialty cakes need to be ordered two days in advance. n Upper Crust Bakery & Cafe, 904 Elm St., next to the Hitt Street parking structure, has créme puffs, cinnamon rolls and more. The loca-

tion also offers a buy-one-get-one free offer on Tuesdays with a valid student ID. n Encore Wine and Dessert Bar at the Upper Crust is open only on Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to midnight. It serves gourmet dessert options such as chocolate fondue, apple dumplings, key lime pies and more.

Places for cupcakes and muffins Hotel specializes in a variety of cupcakes. The shop also serves Starbucks coffee and a breakfast menu. n Panera Bread, 102 N. Ninth St. Panera offers desserts such

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Locations for cookies n Hot Box Cookies, 1013 E. Broadway, offers a variety of cookies, cookie cakes and cookie sundaes. It also delivers cookies with a minimum order of 12.

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as pecan rolls, french croissants, scones, cookies and carrot cakes.

n Candy Factory, Seventh and Cherry streets, is a family-owned business offering an eclectic selection of chocolate-covered goodies, like chocolate-covered potato chips, in addition to truffles, chocolate bars and flavored jellybeans.




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