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Living, Working & Having Fun In Columbia, Missouri

A Beyond-TheFoam Look At CoMo’s Beer Biz


beer issue Page 62

All aboard! Your ticket for a fashionable fall Page 72

Losses mount after an out-of-control party in a quiet neighborhood Page 80

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Here’s To Beer

People have been drinking beer for thousands of years, but they’ve never had as much variety as they do today. Right here in Columbia you’ll find independent breweries creating new and enticing flavors, restaurants and bars that have a world of brews on tap, and a group of enthusiasts on a mission to sample ’em all. Drink up all the details in our guide to beer.


Modern Journey

There’s no need to get sentimental for days gone by. This fall’s fashions put a modern spin on some of the best looks of yesteryear. We’re showing them off in style during our trip down the rails aboard the Columbia Star Dinner Train.


While You Were Away …

When a Columbia family went out of town, a group of teens took over their home for a days-long party that destroyed property and damaged lives. Find out what inspired the destructive behavior and learn the steps you can take to protect your own home from uninvited guests.

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92 in every issue 12 Editor’s Note 20 Contributors 22 On The Web 162 A New View 166

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Kevin’s World


Reviews In A Flash


Calendar: October Events


Style Poppy is a red-hot color this season.



The Final Word

Dress your family in Tiger style.

on the cover Beer courtesy of Patricia's Photo by L.G. Patterson


Home Design Futuristic home tech is closer than you think.


Your Health Debunking 5 myths about diabetes.


Women’s Health Learn your risks for breast cancer.


Moving & Shaking Student entrepreneur Zach Beattie sets up shop on campus.


Business Briefs Who’s making news in Columbia business.


Bold Moves Central Dairy makes a colorful statement in downtown Columbia.


Leadership The Doroghazi Award recognizes Eagle Scouts who continue to lead.


Robinson’s Ramblings Local spokespeople love to brag about Missouri’s best bike path.

92 Chef’s Secrets Apples inspire this fall favorite. 94

Cooking With Brook Discover a Canadian sensation called poutine.

100 The Wine List Newman’s Own Wines offer great value for a good cause. 102 Mixology Gin & tonic tries on three new looks. 104 Dining Out Jack’s celebrates 40 years of serving timeless American fare.

144 A Wedding Story Celebrate the nuptials of Toby Asel & Brad Dible. 148 A Wedding Story Celebrate the nuptials of Kitt Kelley & Cal Graves. 152 Announcements Mid-Missouri brides and grooms share their happy news. 154 On The Town

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from the editor

october’s secrets Here are a few surprising facts about this issue.

18 Bottles Of Beer

my inner child is a beer snob

That’s how many bottles of beer we picked up from Patricia’s Foods to be photographed for this month’s cover feature (Page 62).

0 Bottles Of Beer

That how many bottles of beer were consumed by the staff following the photo shoot. That’s our story and we’re sticking to it!

Sandy Selby



hen I was just 8 or 9 years old, my dad let me have a sip of beer. That little sip surely saved me from some bad behavior in my teen years because my first impression of beer was that it was a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad drink. Unfortunately, I let my childhood judgment color my opinion of beer well into my adult years. It wasn’t until someone handed me a darker, richer brew that I figured out beer doesn’t begin and end with a six-pack of Coors. Like wine, beer comes in many flavors and personalities. Sometimes it just takes a bit of searching and experimentation to find the ideal match for your taste buds. We Columbians are lucky to have a world of beer options available to us here in town. Not only are there some knowledgeable bartenders stocking a wide variety of regional, national and international brews, we also have a handful of mighty fine breweries that are putting Columbia on the beermaking map. In this issue, we introduce you to the people and places you need to know, whether you’re a beer connoisseur or a searcher like me. Another memorable moment from my youth came with my first train ride, aboard the narrow-gauge railroad between Silverton and Durango, Colo. That particular trip was all about the scenery and the historic vibe of the old-timey, 1880s-era train. This city’s own Columbia Star Dinner Train pays homage to a more recent period in history — the ’40s and ’50s — when traveling by train was a stylish endeavor. With this year’s midcentury-inspired fashions, we thought the dinner train would make a perfect backdrop for our fall fashion feature. Climb aboard on Page 72. We’ve made a journey of our own this month here at Inside Columbia, with a redesign masterminded by Creative Director Carolyn Preul. She has managed to give us a fresh new look without losing touch with our wellestablished identity. You’re going to enjoy some new features, more bright and bold photography, and some subtle changes in the way the magazine flows. It’s been a labor of love for the staff and we hope you love it, too.

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But We Will Confess …

The candy pictured on Page 25 didn’t last 24 hours before the Inside Columbia staff had devoured the early Halloween haul.

A Very Long Commute

When Quirks Consignment Store CEO Zach Beattie (“All His Quirks,” Page 50) found out that his team’s proposed business had won the coveted Student Center space for the school year, he and his three partners already had internships set up across the globe — two members were studying abroad. Each team member commuted to Columbia throughout the summer to set up shop, and Beattie worked remotely from Boston to ensure Quirks’ doors opened on time in Columbia.

Cali To CoMo

The dining cars on the Columbia Star Dinner Train (“Modern Journey,” Page 72) were originally used on a train named Daylight that ran between Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Fully Engaged

Rashad Abdul-Majid took time on a Saturday night to model for our fall fashion feature, but modeling wasn’t the only thing on his mind that evening. During some photo shoot downtime, he posted a picture on Facebook with this caption: “She said yes!” photos by l.g. patterson

Publisher Fred Parry associate Publisher Melody Parry editor-in-chief Sandy Selby creative director Carolyn Preul

Copy Editor Kathy Casteel Editorial Assistant Morgan McCarty Audience Development Specialist Ren Bishop Contributing Editors

Entertainment: Kevin Walsh Food: Brook Harlan Weddings: Anita Neal Harrison

Photo Editor L.G. Patterson Graphic Designer Kate Moore Graphic Designer Trever Griswold

contributing Designer Ryan Counts Contributing Writers Amy Crump, Kate Hrdina, John Robinson, Mark Slavit, Amanda Stafford, Jessica Walsh Contributing Photographer Wally Pfeffer Editorial Interns Lauren Dixon, Laura Dresser, Ivi Lewis

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rashad abdul-majid Currently, Rashad Abdul-Majid works as an architectural assistant at Connell Architecture in Columbia. This firm coordinated the remodel of the Inside Columbia building. He is a movie buff and self-proclaimed film critic who loves milk and has at least a glass a day!

amber fehrenbacher Originally from Effingham, Ill., Amber Fehrenbacher graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and works as an online marketing consultant at Lift Division. She is a proud mother of two and a lover of dogs, shoes and Instagram.

michayah mcmillian Columbian Michayah McMillin studied finance and accounting in college, and is now director of operations for, a membersonly website that works with independent designers. McMillin likes to work out, read fashion magazines and spend time with her husband, Sasha, and her Yorkie, Harper.

india watts India Watts is a University of Missouri senior studying painting. She has been a makeup artist since her high school theater days in Chicago. In her spare time, you can find Watts perfecting the art of making eggs over easy (she’s 0 for 276 in yolk-breaking).


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Meet the team behind our fall fashion feature (page 72).

laura dresser Stephens College senior Laura Dresser interned for Inside Columbia this summer. A senior majoring in fashion communication, she discovered her passion for fashion styling and trend forecasting last year at the London College of Fashion. Dresser’s other interests include photography, music and film.

nathan fleischmann Columbia native Nathan Fleischmann earned a bachelor’s degree in visual communications from Illinois Institute of Art. After living in Chicago for six years, Fleischmann returned to Columbia to work in strategic design and marketing. He recently launched his shoe store from a truck, Stadium Shoes.

sam sexauer Sam Sexauer spends most of his free time with his wife, son and three daughters. The loan officer for Veterans United Home Loans is active in his church community and enjoys sports — watching and participating. He is a Mizzou graduate and is a passionate fan.

katie wear Katie Wear moved to Columbia a decade ago. The former Golden Girl earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri and a master’s degree at Stephens College. Wear works at Columbia Performing Arts Centre choreographing and teaching tap dance; she also teaches yoga at Sumits Hot Yoga.

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More Beer On Tap You’ve read about Columbia’s best breweries, beer menus and brews (Page 62), and now you can get an in-depth look at the history of beer in the United States. Cheers!

All Aboard The Fashion Train In this month’s issue, we’ve highlighted only a few shots from our glamorous fall fashion shoot (Page 72). We know you’re still looking for accessory inspiration to get last year’s autumn apparel back on track. We’ve engineered an extended photo gallery of our fashion shoot, plus Inside Columbia writer and photo shoot conductor Laura Dresser reveals her train of thought when selecting the shoot’s location and theme.

The History Of Jack’s Gourmet In an extended version of this month’s Dining Out story (Page 104), Ken and Melissa Applegate reveal which stars have eaten at the fine-dining establishment, recall the days when the restaurant was a honky-tonk, and recount how the restaurant recovered from a devastating fire in 2001.

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October’s Top Pick Halloweenie friday, Oct. 25 it’s Free! Teeny-tiny Columbians (and those of all sizes and ages) will descend on The District (downtown Columbia) for Halloweenie. Dress up on the Friday before Halloween and go trick-ortreating at your favorite restaurants and shops downtown. More than 50 businesses plan to participate; they start handing out candy at 4 p.m. The festivities usually wrap up by 6 or 7 p.m., just in time for your little monsters to head to bed. For details, call 573-874-7460 or visit www. discoverthedistrict. com/events. — MORGAN McCARTY

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spotlight l can’t miss events

one sky one world International Kite Fly for Peace Sunday, Oct. 13 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cosmo-Bethel Park, 4500 Bethel St. it’s Free!

Go Fly A Kite Spend the day celebrating the world we all share. The 27th annual One Sky One World Day International Kite Fly for Peace welcomes kite flyers and enthusiasts to celebrate the history of the kite and kite flying in the air we share. Originally called the Columbia Festival of Kites, the familyfun event has been hosted by Columbia Parks & Recreation since the mid-1990s. The original location of the celebration was the old Boone

County fairgrounds, which is now home to the Activity & Recreation Center. “We then moved the event to CosmoBethel Park as we discovered that it was a very popular place for local kite flyers, due to the amount of open space and sitting up on a hill a bit, which helps with wind,” says Steve Evers, Columbia Parks & Recreation specialist and coordinator of the Columbia OSOW event.

Parks & Rec staff first learned of the One Sky, One World International Kite Fly for Peace in the mid-2000s, Evers says, and decided the event’s goals were a good match for Columbia’s community. “The premise is that all over the world, we all share the same sky, and so on the second Sunday in October each year there are similar events taking place globally,” Evers says. “The purpose of

OSOW is mainly to get people active and outdoors, while enjoying seeing and making friends. The underlying theme is based on world peace, sharing the earth and developing a sense of global community, but it is not something that is preached.” This year, kite flyers are invited to Cosmo-Bethel Park to spend an easy day in the park flying kites. “Sounds really simple and basic, and that’s because it is,” Evers says. Participants need only bring their own kite and an open mind. “The hope is that those attending will get a new or renewed interest in getting away from the stress of day-to-day living and enjoy some time outdoors doing something as simple and oldfashioned as flying a kite,” Evers says. “Sometimes we adults need to tap into our inner child and just have some fun.” — MORGAN McCARTY

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music october 6: eldar djangirov trio at murry’s The Eldar Djangirov Trio performs at Murry’s to kick off the 2013-14 “We Always Swing” Jazz Series. Grammy-nominated, prodigious jazz pianist Eldar Djangirov (pronounced john-gear-ov) arrived in the United States at 10 years old and was signed by Sony Masterworks when he was still a teenager. On the first Sunday in October, Djangirov will be joined by native-Cuban bassist Armando Gola and acclaimed drummer Ludwig Afonso in support of their recent album release, “Breakthrough,” which also features guests Joe Locke and saxophonist Chris Potter. From $18; 3:30 and 7 p.m.; 3107 Green Meadows Way; 573-449-3001;


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october 12 Join the fourth annual Susan G. Komen Mid-Missouri Race for the Cure to help raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. Participants follow a scenic course starting at Peace Park and traveling through downtown Columbia. The Komen Race for the Cure series began in 1983 with 800 participants and has since grown into a worldwide event with more than 1.7 million participants. Individuals are encouraged to register, raise funds and race as teams (10 or more people). $15–$35; registration at 6 a.m., race begins at 8 a.m.; Sixth and Elm streets; 573-445-1905;


october 19 Columbia is set to strike gold as fans at Faurot Field transform Memorial Stadium into a sea of gilded spirit for the annual Gold Rush football game. The Florida Gators travel to Columbia for the first time to do battle in the Tigers’ SEC home opener. Grab your Tiger gear and cheer on the home team as they fight to one-up the Gators and set the gold standard for all their meetings to come. Prices vary; time TBA; 600 E. Stadium Blvd. (MU campus); 1-800-CATPAWS (228-7297) or 573-884-PAWS (7297); october 2013 inside columbia


kevin’s world l by entertainment editor kevin walsh

Musical Month It’s going to be a busy month. I count at least 30 out-of-town acts worth seeing as they pass through Columbia in October. And my tally doesn’t even include the 40 or so active local bands that nightly command our attention and respect. Here’s a short list of the passers-through that I think are worth checking out.

Johnathan Rice opens for Dawes on Wednesday, Oct. 2, at The Blue Note. This Scottish-American specializes in a smoldering blues-folk sound. He’s on tour to support his new album, “Good Graces,” that released Sept. 13. Rice runs with a prestigious crowd — he worked on Elvis Costello’s 2008 album “Momofuku” — but it’s been six years since he’s turned out a solo album. For fans, Rice’s arrival in Columbia will mark the end of a long wait for new tunes.

You can check out Corey Smith on Thursday, Oct. 3, at Whiskey Wild Saloon. Smith is a New Traditionalist who represents the Deep South, with roots in Georgia and Florida. His music provides an interesting contrast to the mid-South “Red Dirt” sound that Missouri helped pioneer.

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win this month’s prize for best band name. The group will be opening for Jon Spencer Blues Explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 9, at The Blue Note. Guitarist Powers (real name Brian Tristan) has heavy-duty bona fides as an ex-member of Gun Club, Bad Seeds and Cramps. Spencer is a phenomenon unto himself who groundfloored the skronky, blues/ rock hybrid that propelled the White Stripes and the Black Keys to fame and fortune. It should be an explosive combo.

The pride of Springfield — Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin — is still heavy-reppin’ that town with intelligent, well-crafted pop and always enhancing its reputation as the kids to watch. The band gives some love to its Columbia fans in a visit to Mojo’s on Thursday, Oct. 10. Then it’s off on a tour that will take the band from Philly to Seattle and many points in-between.

Aaron Neville headlines at the Missouri Theatre on Sunday, Oct. 6. I first heard Neville singing live with his brothers at St. Louis’ Fox Theater in 1989. It was sublime. Since then I’ve only caught him outdoors, which is not ideal soundwise. The acoustics of this venue, however, should do justice to Neville’s legendary voice.

Joe Diffie takes the stage at Whiskey Wild Saloon on Saturday, Oct. 12. Back in the ’80s, I’m sure I’d have been thrown out of the place for rowdy behavior before Diffie even hit the stage. Now that my rowdy days are (mostly) behind me, I get to stay and watch the show.

The Neutral Milk Hotel show on Wednesday, Oct. 16, sold out in minutes but it’s still quite a feather in Columbia’s (and The Blue Note’s) cap to score a stop

on a reunion tour that, taken altogether, puts the recent Replacements shows in deep shade. If you didn’t score Neutral Milk Hotel tix, you won’t go wrong with Portugal the Man on the same night at Mojo’s.

Taj Mahal and Vusi Mahlasela are sure to draw a crowd to the Missouri Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Taj Mahal is a stone-solid blues pioneer in so many senses. By approaching the genre from various

regional perspectives and tracing the contribution to American roots music, he’s made the blues more worldly, and also helped to map and preserve the diaspora that African culture has become. Vusi Mahlasela is a South African singer-songwriter whose work was an inspiration to many in the anti-apartheid movement. Mahal produced Mahlasela’s latest disc, “Say Africa.”

Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi were enormously successful before joining forces. After marrying and consolidating bands, the couple seems determined to pick up wherever Trucks’ old band, the Allman Brothers, leave off — if they ever leave off. The Tedeschi Trucks Band will bring its distinctly American sound to Jesse Auditorium on Thursday, Oct. 24.

Close out the month with a feast of guitar notes. If you like electric guitar, play electric guitar or have a child who plays, you need to go see ex-Zappa wunderkind Steve Vai when he comes to The Blue Note on Tuesday, Oct. 29. n

Kevin Walsh considers himself a student of music’s effect on people. Since moving to Columbia in 1975, his professional ventures have included music retailer, radio show host and a brief stint as Truman the Tiger. He currently hosts “The (So Called) Good Life,” from 3 to 6 p.m. every Wednesday on KOPN 89.5 FM and streaming live at october 2013 inside columbia



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“Gravity” (Warner Bros. Pictures) Wide Release: Oct. 4 Starring: Sandra Bullock, George Clooney Trailer: Genre: Sci-fi, thriller Rated: PG-13

“Gravity,” the new film directed and co-written by Alfonso Cuarón (“Children of Men”), is a lost-in-space tale that has already begun to generate Oscar buzz since its recent early showings at the Venice Film Festival and the Telluride Film Festival. The performances from the film’s stars, Sandra Bullock and George Clooney (especially Bullock) have garnered considerable praise, as have breathtaking cinematography, lighting and visual effects. In short, this film is such a spectacular cinematic experience that it restores the mystique and marvel of space exploration. Despite the inherent dangers of such exploration, that is. For “Gravity” is a cautionary whatif tale that taps into collective human fears of the unknown, of voids in which we are utterly alone, and of our own looming mortality. On what should be a relatively routine spacewalk, unexpected

debris from a broken satellite destroys the space shuttle of Dr. Ryan Stone (Bullock) and astronaut Matt Kowalski (Clooney), leaving the pair spiraling into deep space. Stone, a brilliant engineer who is in space on her first mission, must rely on veteran Kowalski both physically and emotionally as they pass the point of contact with Earth and panic gives way to hopelessness. It’s not necessarily an original premise; Ray Bradbury, for one, already imagined such a scenario back in 1951 in his short story “Kaleidoscope” (in The Illustrated Man), in which a group of astronauts float helplessly through

space after their ship malfunctions. But the pure unfathomable terror of such a situation, akin only to the prospects of being lost adrift in the open sea or stranded alone in a mountain pass, strikes a nearly universal chord and never gets old, no matter how many times it is revisited. Such extremes force us to question how we would handle that type of situation and wonder whether we would find strength and grace under pressure or buckle under the weight of so much impenetrable silence. “Gravity” will be released in 2-D, 3-D and IMAX versions. — reviewed by amanda stafford

music: 5 album releases for october


Artist: Moby (Little Idiot, Mute Records) Release Date: Oct. 1


“The Beauty In All”

Artist: Oddisee (Mello Music Group) Release Date: Oct. 1

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Artist: Miley Cyrus (RCA Records) Release Date: Oct. 8

“Magpie and the Dandelion”

Artist: The Avett Brothers (American Recordings) Release Date: Oct. 15


Artist: Katy Perry (Capitol Records) Release Date: Oct. 22



Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life By Reducing Your Waste By Bea Johnson (Scribner, 2013) Curbside recycling. Canvas shopping bags. Rechargeable batteries. Clothes from the secondhand store. Compost piles. Rain barrels. Line-dried clothes. (I have to admit that I once tried to use our clothesline so late into the year that the sheets froze on the line.) Am I doing enough to reduce my carbon footprint? Not according to Bea Johnson. Johnson promotes the “zero waste” philosophy and I have to admit, her book is a fascinating read. I enjoyed the section on reducing paper in the kitchen, and Johnson’s chapter on making your own cleaning products was superior. (Most of what we pay for in cleaners is water.) Will I make soap from lye and leftover bacon fat? Am I going to take glass jars to the grocery store for the butcher to put my meat in? Am I going to use the slogan, “I don’t have a trash can” to explain such behavior? I think not. I enjoy making my own tomato sauce from my garden but I am not going to start making my own mustard. Johnson’s perspective on reducing toys is one I agree with (especially the plastic junk) but I’m not going to collect dryer lint to make homemade play dough for my children. I admire Johnson’s dedication while acknowledging it is far beyond how I am willing to spend my time. But I respect those who do. And I respect Johnson’s approach in this book. At no time did I feel that Johnson herself was employing guilt as a tool. Her tone is one of encouragement. I recommend this book highly to raise awareness of our options. — reviewed by amy crump october 2013 inside columbia



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Calendar October 2 It’s a battle for local bragging rights when Stephens College volleyball faces Columbia College. Don your Stars or Cougars apparel and cheer on your favorite team as they meet at the net in the John and Mary Silverthorne Arena. Free for Stephens College students, faculty and staff, $5 for the general public; 7 p.m.; Silverthorne Arena, Dorsey Street (Stephens College campus); 573-876-7212;

October 2 Four-person Americana band Dawes performs at The Blue Note. Hailing from Los Angeles, Dawes comes to Columbia after spending a year recording its newest album, “Just Beneath The Surface,” in Asheville, N.C.


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Known for their folk-rock sound, the members of Dawes somehow always find the balance between soulful and sweet. $20; doors open at 7:30 p.m., show at 8:30 p.m.; 17 N. Ninth St.; 573-874-1944;

October 4 A regional rivalry returns to the Hickman football field when Hickman High School hosts Jefferson City High. The Kewpies and the Jays face off at the midway point of their seasons. $5 for adults, $3 for students; 7 p.m.; 1104 N. Providence Road; 573-214-3011;

October 4–6 The annual Citizen Jane Film Festival returns to celebrate

independent female filmmakers from around the world. Short films and fulllength features are shown at Ragtag Cinema and the Warehouse Theatre, Windsor Auditorium and Charters Lecture Hall. This fall film festival also celebrates away from the screen, with after-parties, a concert and panel discussions throughout the weekend. $60; various times; Stephens College campus; 573-819-JANE (5263);

October 5

The Show-Me 100 Bike Ride, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities Of Mid-Missouri, is a fundraising ride around Columbia, beginning and ending at Shakespeare’s Pizza South. Three different rides — 100 miles, 30 miles, and a 2-to-3 mile Family Fun Ride — will raise money for a new Ronald McDonald House near the University of Missouri’s pediatric and newborn medical facilities. The event includes rest stops, a free beer garden and lunch for distance riders, a Family Fun Village and live music. From $10; 100-mile ride starts at 7:30 a.m., 30-mile starts at 11 a.m., Family Fun Ride begins at 2 p.m.; 3911 Peachtree Drive; 573-8171747;

October 5 You can dance, but can you run? Pick Up Your Tutu & Run with the Academy Dancers and Columbia Track Club. Sign up for either a 5K or a fun run through Stephens Lake Park. Registration fee includes a T-shirt, and tutus will be available for purchase on race day. Proceeds will go toward covering expenses for the Academy’s competitive dancers. A warm-up dance at 8 a.m. starts things off. From $15; check-in at 7:30 a.m., 5K at 8:15 a.m.; 2001 E. Broadway; 573875-7188;

October 5 The population of the tiny hamlet of Hatton, just east of Columbia, swells more than a thousandfold on the first Saturday of October every year for the Hatton Arts & Crafts Festival. Everything offered at the festival is homemade — food, artwork, ceramics, jewelry, clothing, toys, furniture, home décor, seasonal and holiday items, candles, soaps and so much more. Peruse hundreds of booths and catch a ride on a horse-drawn wagon in a welcoming, old-fashioned atmosphere. Free; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; north of Interstate 70 Exit 144 ( follow the signs);

October 6 R&B and soul singer Aaron Neville performs at the Missouri Theatre. One of Louisiana’s four Neville Brothers, he has had four top-20 hits — three climbed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. Neville has closed the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival for the past 20 years. From $19; doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 203 S. Ninth St.; 573882-3781;

October 6 Come out to Nifong Park for the Classic Car Collectors Show. Enjoy food from the 63 Diner and tours of the Boone County Museum and Galleries, Maplewood House and Boone Junction buildings. Classic and vintage cars will be on display. A panel of judges will announce its favorites. Free; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.; 573-874-7460;

October 6 Enjoy a leisurely walk through Stephens Lake Park and raise funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease. The Walk october 2013 inside columbia


to End Alzheimer’s is the Alzheimer’s Association’s largest annual fundraiser. There is no participation fee, but walkers are encouraged to make a donation and/ or raise funds as an individual or team. The family-friendly event is open to all ages. Free; registration at noon, program/ walk at 1 p.m.; 2300 E. Walnut St. (Reichmann Pavilion); 573-443-8665;

October 8 The Hungarian Folk Festival is a cultural program not to be missed. One of the world’s greatest folk and dance ensembles travels to Jesse Auditorium to perform a “Gypsy Romance” program with a full company of dancers. $15 to $24 adults, $12 children; doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 311 Jesse Hall (MU campus); 573-882-3200;

October 11 More than 65 booths showcase the wide range of services available to Boone County seniors at the Boone County Council on Aging’s Mature Living Festival in Parkade Center. Geared toward those 55 years and older,


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and their families and caregivers, this year’s festival will feature entertainment from the St. Louis Strutters and Lois Ann Marler. Free; 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; 601 Business Loop 70 W.; 573-443-1111;

October 11–13 Artrageous Friday is back for its fall installment with Artrageous Weekend — a three-day arts festival in the North Village Arts District. Enjoy a self-guided art crawl, music, local artists and more. This final Artrageous Friday event of the year is a partnership with Boone County National Bank and features the addition of a 5K Color Run with Access Arts. Free; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, noon to 4 p.m. Sunday; downtown Columbia and the North Village Arts District;

October 12 American experimental world fusion and electronic music group Beats Antique comes to The Blue Note as part of its A Thousand Faces tour. Blending modern technology, live instrumentation, brass bands, string quartets, glitch and dub step, Beats Antique is known for its

inimitable live performances. Fans will be surprised to hear different sounds and techniques blended in a wildly untamed direction. $20; doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.; 17 N. Ninth St.; 573-8741944;

October 13 Come out to Cosmo Park to watch Stephens College vs. William Woods in soccer for one of the last home games of the season. The Stars swing into action on Field 3. Free; 4 p.m.; 1615 Business Loop 70 E.; 573-876-7212; campuslife/athletics

October 13 Held in memory of two University of Missouri physical therapy program alumni, the 15th Annual MU Physical Therapy Run for Life raises funds for the MU Student Physical Therapy Organization. This year’s 5K run/walk and 10K run takes participants on the MKT Trail. The event is Halloween-themed and invites participants to run or walk in “spooktacular attire.” $15/5K, $20/10K; 3 p.m.; Lewis Hall (MU campus); Columbia/muptrunforlife

October 15 Join Executive Chef Adam Wells-Morgan of The Club at Old Hawthorne for Inside Columbia’s Culinary Adventures Artisan Cheeses class. Learn to select artisanal cheeses, and then pair them with appropriate fare for any occasion. $59; doors open at 6 p.m., class starts at 6:30 p.m.; 47 E. Broadway; 573-442-1430;

October 16 World famous a cappella group Straight No Chaser brings its Under the Influence Tour to the Missouri Theatre. Pioneers of reinventing a cappella in a modern pop landscape, Straight No Chaser performs pop standards as well as cartoon theme songs and ’50s medleys. From $19; doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 203 S. Ninth St.; 573-882-3781;

October 17 Get ready for Okt-Beemer-Fest at Joe Machens BMW. The evening of food and friendship features a beer garden with some of the finest selections from local microbreweries. Check out the newest BMW models while you’re there. Proceeds will benefit Coyote Hill, a professional, yet traditional home for abused and neglected children. $20; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 1510 I-70 Drive S.W.; 573-4462691;

October 17–20, 24–27

In the dramatic play, “The Baltimore Waltz,” elementary school teacher Anna is diagnosed with a fatal malady and forced to flee to Europe with her brother, Carl. The two find themselves submerged in different routes of distraction that end in Carl’s tragic death. Talking Horse Productions stages this powerful story in its new, intimate theater. From $10; twilight matinee at 6:30 p.m., second show at 7:30 p.m.; 210 St. James St.; 573-268-1381;

October 18–20, 25–26 A grieving mother wants to throw an elaborate wedding for her young daughter in “A Catered Affair,” an intimate musical from Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein in Macklanburg Playhouse. Based on the classic 1956 film of the same name, the play follows young lovers Jane and october 2013 inside columbia


Ralph, who plan to wed in a no-fuss civil ceremony until Jane’s parents receive an unexpected check and her mother’s wedding scheme begins. This sentimental comedy, part of the Stephens College Performing Arts lineup for 2013-14, is a compelling tale about family relationships and the ties that bind. $8 for students and seniors, $16 for the general public; 7:30 p.m. plus a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Oct. 20; 100 Willis Ave.; 573-876-7199;

October 20–26 During Mizzou’s 102nd Homecoming Celebration, a variety of spirited activities decorate the week’s schedule. Catch a talent competition, view campus decorations and attend a free concert and spirit rally. Before you watch the Mizzou Tigers play the South Carolina Gamecocks at Faurot Field, grab some pancakes at the annual Brewer Breakfast in Brewer Fieldhouse on Saturday morning. Between pancakes and football, watch the Homecoming Parade and attend the Romp, Chomp and Stomp Tailgate. Free and various prices; various times; MU campus; 800-372-6822;

October 22 Celebrating the worldwide influence of American blues music. Taj Mahal & World Blues at the Missouri Theatre offers three distinct perspectives on the blues movement. Iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal anchors the program, alongside guitarist and vocalist Vusi Mahlasela’s soulful South African blues. Mahal’s daughter, Deva Mahal, brings a modern rock perspective to the evening with her band, Fredericks Brown. From $19; doors open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 203 S. Ninth St.; 573-882-3781;

October 22 Celebrate the season with an Oktoberfest Beer Dinner at Inside Columbia’s Culinary Adventures Center. Join Executive Chef Dennis Clay for a seasonal feast. German-style brews will accompany a five-course dinner. $59; doors open at 6 p.m., dinner starts at 6:30 p.m.; 47 E. Broadway; 573-442-1430;

October 24 The 11-piece Tadeschi Trucks Band performs at Jesse Auditorium. The

rock-blues band features Allman Brothers guitarist Derek Trucks and his wife, blues singer Susan Tedeschi. The band has previously performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival. The group came away from this year’s Blues Music Awards with the Best Band, Best Rock Blues Album (“Everybody’s Talkin’ ”) and Best Guitarist awards. From $29; doors at 6:30 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 311 Jesse Hall (MU campus); 573-882-3200;

October 26 Get schooled on some haunted history at School of Spirits in the village of Arrow Rock. Activities at this grownup version of a Halloween carnival include a real paranormal investigation, flashlight tours of glorious old buildings, a haunted trail, wagon rides, tarot readings, ghost stories and more. Dinner is included with your ticket, which must be purchased in advance. $50; dinner at 6 p.m.; activities begin at 7 p.m.; 716 Main St., Arrow Rock; 660-837-3148;

October 27 Plans for the 2014 Memorial Day

weekend celebration will get a jump-start at the annual Salute to Veterans Thank You Party/Liftoff at the Elks Club. Guests will enjoy fine wines and a dessert and coffee bar as they learn the lineup booked for the 2014 air show and bid on items in the silent and live auctions. RSVP to Free; 1 to 3 p.m.; 4747 Elk Park Drive E.;

October 27 As part of the “Jazz in The District” component of the “We Always Swing” Jazz Series, the Donald Harrison Quintet performs “A Night In Treme: The Musical Majesty of New Orleans” at Stotler Lounge in the University of Missouri’s Memorial Union. Guitarist Detroit Brooks, pianist Zaccai Curtis, bassist Max Moran and drummer Joe Dyson join alto saxophonist Donald Harrison for an evening of New Orleans music. From $18; doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m.; 518 Hitt St., Room N103 (MU campus); 573-449-3001;

October 28 “Don’t dream it, see it!” Kick off

your Halloween festivities when cultclassic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” comes to life for its annual showing at The Blue Note. Although not required, dressing up is strongly recommended, and goodie bags filled with items for audience participation will be handed out to moviegoers. Throw on your fishnets and get ready to have some fun. From $10; doors open at 9 p.m.; show at 9:30 p.m.; 17 N. Ninth St.; 573-8741944;

October 29 During Trick or Treat Through Missouri History, the spirit of Eliza Bingham —second wife of famed Missouri painter George Caleb Bingham — will guide costumed guests through the State Historical Society, located on the ground floor of the University of Missouri’s Ellis Library. Crafts, Missouri’s ghost lore, pumpkins and bats, and a display on the history of Halloween costumes will decorate this festive event in the Columbia Research Center of the State Historical Society of Missouri. Free; 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.; 1020 Lowry St. (MU campus); 573-882-1187;

October 31 Celebrate “A Very Decadent Halloween” at The Blue Note with bands Decadent Nation, Ghost in the Machine, The Many Colored Death and Hallow Point Heroes. The Missouri-based bands come together for an evening of terrifyingly good music and fun. $5; doors open at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m.; 17 N. Ninth St.; 573-874-1944;

save the date: November 8–10 Jump-start your holiday shopping at the 24th King’s Daughters Holiday Festival in the Holiday Inn Expo Center. Find gifts for everyone on your list from vendors selling everything from home décor and fresh-baked goods to high fashion and children’s gifts. A Friday night preview, called Give A Child A Smile, kicks off the weekend. Shopping continues on Saturday and Sunday. The event benefits Columbia Dental Aid and the King’s Daughters Home in Mexico, Mo. $30 Friday, from $3 Saturday & Sunday; 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday; 2200 I-70 Drive S.W.;


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easy breezy Skinny or wide, thick or thin, solid or patterned, scarves are an easy addition to any fall outfit. When the temperature is warm one minute and cool the next, a scarf offers a solution to seasonal transition. Be traditional with a classic, soft pashmina or add a little spunk by layering a scarf with a large necklace for more impact. — MORGAN McCARTY and lauren dixon






1. Polka-dot scarf in “Multi” by Ethel & Myrtle, available at Calhoun’s ($16.95) 2. Pink chevron infinity scarf by Trendy Chic Boutique, available at Elly’s Couture ($30) 3. Turquoise and taupe scarf by Powder, available at My Sister’s Circus ($19.99) 4. Orange polka-dot scarf by Ethel & Myrtle, available at Calhoun’s ($21.95) 5. “Magenta Rose” scarf by Powder, available at My Sister’s Circus ($19.99) photos by l.g. patterson

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Dash Of Poppy This fall, alternate a staple, neutral-colored jacket with a vibrant one in a rich poppy red. Neutral colors go with everything, but a brightly colored jacket will be an upbeat addition to your wardrobe. Red glitter necklace by Tiffany Rose Designs, available at Elly’s Couture ($65)

Accessorize it Incorporating an accessory in a similar hue will transform a simple outfit into a distinct look. Vine red necklace by Tiffany Rose Designs, available at Elly’s Couture ($30)

Orange-coral nail lacquer in “Macbeth” by Butter London, available at Makes Scents ($15)

GET THE LOOK Clementine silk blazer by BB Dakota, available at Swank Boutique ($100); ivory silk tee by Amanda

Uprichard, available at Swank Boutique ($139); “Quilted Street” skinny jeans in laurel wash by Joe’s Jeans, available at Girl Boutique ($190); light tan, faux leather tote bag with contrasting white panels by South Shepherd, available at Francesca’s ($48); black suede “Panelope” booties by Steve Madden, available at Dillard’s ($99.99); orange and red necklace with silver chain by Klara Borbas, available at Poppy’s ($52)


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Opaque, bright orangecoral Lippy liquid lipstick in “Jaffa” by Butter London, available at Makes Scents ($18)

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Tiger Family In Columbia, fall means Mizzou football. Cheer on the Tigers and update your spirit gear with the latest sideline styles. Pick up a golden hoodie or a sporty windbreaker for Mom and Dad and a cheerleader’s uniform and jersey for tiger cubs. Your outfit is sure to be a roaring success at any Tiger tailgate. 1. Kid’s cheerleader outfit by Nike, available at Alumni Hall ($38) 2. Black and gold beaded bracelets by Lily and Laura, available at Elly’s Couture (3/$35) 3. Black “razzle” zip hoodie by E5 College Classics, available at Rally House ($59.95) 4. Kid’s football jersey by Nike, available at Alumni Hall ($45) 5. Kid’s cap, available at Tiger Spirit ($24) 6. Black 2013 wind jacket by Nike, available at Rally House ($75) 7. Black and gold chevron bow, available at Alumni Hall ($14)


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The Future Is Now Futuristic home technology is closer than you think.


he Jetsons’ Fooda-Rac-a-Cycle and Jules Verne’s Phonotelephote may have been science fiction last century, but these imaginative marvels have become reality in the 21st century, along with 3-D printers and video-calling capabilities. Possibilities that we entertained ourselves with just a few years ago have become the technology products we use today, according to Dave Pedigo, senior director of learning and emerging technologies for the Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association. Pedigo sees four technological advancements that are accessible for your home now. ›››


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Home Automation

Natural User Interface

According to the Pew Research Center, 91 percent of adults own a cellphone and 56 percent of cellphone owners own smartphones. In an age of personal technology saturation, home automation is a slow-growing technology. “I don’t think people truly realize how much stuff can actually be controlled with your phone,” Pedigo says. From automated washer-dryer systems to seeing who is at your front door or turning on lights — even fire protection services — home automation offers benefits of convenience, energy savings and increased safety. “We certainly are getting to a point of being able to monitor and manage the amount of energy we are using,” Pedigo says. Appliances will soon communicate with utility services to run only when the cost of running is cheapest that day. General Electric’s line of smart appliances also offers the convenience of controlling your appliances via a smartphone application. Ultimately, when it comes to home automation, “There are programs where you can pay very little for setup and then pay a monthly fee, and it can go all the way up to a million dollars if you want to,” Pedigo says. “The sky’s the limit.”

“I think that very soon, some people will be able to walk into a room and say ‘lights on’ and the lights will turn on,” Pedigo says. “You will be able to walk up to your curtains and spread your hands open, and your curtains will open up for you.” Natural user interface technologies rely on human actions to complete tasks. Microsoft Kinect, the Nintendo Wii game system, Apple’s digital assistant Siri and Google’s useractivated Glass are early versions of this technology already in place. “What you’ll see is those kinds of applications transferred over to controlling your house,” Pedigo says. Watching television will soon become a more personalized experience. Televisions will begin to use facial recognition cameras and based on previous interactions, make suggestions about what the viewer is most likely to enjoy. “The television will know what you like, so to speak, and as a result the program guide that comes up will be based off of your personal preferences,” Pedigo says “The drawback is that advertisements that you see on your TV will be specifically targeted to you and your likes and dislikes.”

Aging-In-Place Advancements For seniors living at home, technology has developed that allows them to live at home longer and more safely. “It will be significantly cheaper to use these kinds of systems instead of going to a managed-care facility, even if they can only stay in their home for one or two more years,” Pedigo says. Examples of this aging-in-place technology include bed sensors, medical equipment that emails statistics to doctors, and motion sensors that alert family members in the event of irregular activity. As a benefit of putting these technologies in place, much more data will become available for research than is open to scientists today. “We will be able to mine the data, which can help lead to better management and possible curing of many of today’s illnesses,” Pedigo says, “The drawback is certainly the intrusiveness of all aspects of our daily lives recorded as data.”

Ultra-High-Definition & Transparent Televisions “In the last decade we’ve gone from analog to digital, from digital to highdefinition,” Pedigo says. “The big trend from television manufacturers right now is the ultra-high-definition televisions.” Ultra-high-definition televisions have four times as many pixels and the potential for better color saturation than today’s TVs. Over the next year, “we’re going to have better TVs, they’re going to continue to get thinner and consume less power and be larger,” Pedigo says. Televisions might also be seethrough soon. Transparent televisions will make it possible to transform and manipulate the visual landscape of your living spaces, Pedigo says. “There will probably be a little camera on the other side of it to record the weather and those sorts of things, so if yesterday was beautiful and today not so much, you’ll just hit the yesterday button and you won’t have to look at it pouring outside; it will be beautiful and sunny.” october 2013 inside columbia


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Debunking Diabetes

If you have to take insulin, it means you’re failing.


“Insulin is not a failure, it’s just another tool,” Gardner says. It is also more of an amenable solution than most people think. Type 2 diabetes is a progressive disease, Gardner says. As it progresses, insulin production diminishes and eventually insulin injections are required to keep blood sugar levels down. Until that point, oral medication is an adequate solution for some patients, but sometimes, Gardner says, “It’s best to start with insulin and then once the blood sugars are under better control, sometimes you can stop the insulin and go to oral medicine or injectable medicines other than insulin.” People with Type 1 diabetes, however, must remain on insulin.

If you have diabetes, you will have to wear an insulin pump.

“It’s not like you get to a point where you need a pump,” Gardner says. “It’s just that a pump is a different way of delivering the insulin.” An insulin pump affixes to the body, typically at or near the abdomen, and administers very small doses of insulin throughout the day. According to Gardner, pumps are much more useful for people with Type 1 diabetes, in which the main problem is that their bodies don’t produce insulin properly. Pumps can also be helpful to teenagers with diabetes because, “Sometimes with teenagers, they need a big surge of insulin in the background at one time or two times during the day,” Gardner says. Pumps can be useful for those with Type 2 diabetes because it can help deliver insulin to the body. Ultimately, “It’s more of a tool that fits lifestyles, rather than a mainstay or necessity for everyone.”

Diabetes is hereditary. “Diabetes is partly genes and partly environment,” Gardner says. Type 2 diabetes has a fairly strong genetic component, according to Gardner. “With Type 2 diabetes, the genetics appear to be two big pieces: One is that people who are in families with a lot of Type 2 diabetes tend to conserve calories very well and the other thing is that people with Type 2 diabetes tend to put their weight on the middle of their bodies when they gain weight,” Gardner says.

Type 1 vs. Type 2

In Type 1 diabetes, the body doesn’t produce enough insulin. Type 1 diabetes is commonly diagnosed in children and young adults. The most common type of diabetes is Type 2 diabetes. In Type 2 diabetes, the body does not use insulin properly.


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Eating too much sugar causes diabetes. People with diabetes can’t eat sweets or chocolate. “There is no diabetic diet, no such thing, never has been,” Gardner says. “A diabetic diet is a healthy, wellbalanced, calorically appropriate diet. It’s basically what we should all be eating.” The United States Dietetic Association recently switched from the traditional Food Pyramid to the Food Plate, which is a graphic that shows a healthy balance of fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy in the form of a traditional place setting. “Everyone should seek out a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in fat, moderate in protein, less fat than protein, less protein than carbohydrates,” Gardner says “Sometimes that’s hard to get across to people that there are no magic foods, there aren’t special foods, it’s just healthy food.”



“I view diabetes as a team approach,” Gardner says. “I am a resource for information to my patients and give them suggestions, like a coach would, and they actually have to go out there and play.” Diabetes requires patients to continually ask questions, stay abreast of the most current diabetes news and understand the risks and complications associated with the disease. Families have to work together to support one another and patients must work with their doctors to understand what they can do to improve things like their blood sugar and A1C, according to Gardner. Visit for more information about the American Diabetic Association. october 2013 inside columbia


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Staying Abreast Of The Situation Learn your risks and prevention methods for breast cancer. With greater awareness of and better treatment methods for breast cancer, more women are surviving breast cancer today than 20 years ago. Since 1985, the American Cancer Society has designated October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. As a result, the Journal of Health Economics reported in 2011 that National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has increased public awareness and promoted early detection of breast cancer. Dr. Paul Dale is the medical director of Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and chief of the surgical oncology division of the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He has been a surgical oncologist for 20 years, and about 70 percent of his clinical practice is with patients who have breast diseases. Dale discusses the risks women face, as well as the prevention methods and research available to further public knowledge of the disease.


According to Cancer Treatment Centers of America, risk factors for breast cancer include gender, age, family history, body and lifestyle. Men can be diagnosed with breast cancer, but the risk is 100 times higher for women. Women who are older are more likely to be diagnosed — only 10 to 15 percent of breast cancer diagnoses occur in women younger than 45. Family history of breast cancer means a higher risk, especially if these cases are with an immediate family member. Obesity, high breast density, heavy drinking and a sedentary lifestyle also contribute to cancer risks.

Prevention Methods

Both Dale and the American Cancer Society recommend that women 40 years and older have a mammogram every year. Mammograms and ultrasounds are commonly used to examine the breast.


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A clinical breast exam is an examination of the breast by a doctor or nurse. The exam should happen every three years for women in their 20s and 30s. Beginning in their 20s, women should perform a breast self-exam regularly to check for lumps and changes in breast tissue. Women with high risks should have both a mammogram and an MRI every year. According to Dale, breastfeeding your children, physical activity and a low-fat diet all help with overall health as well as a lower the risk for breast cancer.

Research Methods

Through genetic research, two genes have been found that are associated with both ovarian and breast cancer. These genes, BRCA1 and BRCA2, put women at a higher risk of developing breast cancer. For women with this high risk of breast cancer, a double mastectomy is an option. The procedure does not carry a 100 percent guarantee, however. After determining her 80 percent or higher risk for developing breast cancer, actress, director and writer Angelina Jolie opted for a double mastectomy. Dale has patients who have chosen this preventive surgery as well because, he says, these women don’t want to live in fear. “I think that it is the right decision for them,” Dale says. He says the surgery is a big decision to make but most of his patients are happy with their choice. Although breast cancer is a scary topic, Dale says the treatment techniques available today offer a good chance to overcome breast cancer. He says the most important thing to know about the disease is that “85 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer today are going to live a good, long life and not die from breast cancer ... You’re going to be OK with the right treatment as long as you can find it early.”

Early Detection According to Bright Pink, a nonprofit organization that focuses on risk reduction and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer, a woman should see a doctor if any of the following happen: A lump that may feel like a frozen pea Swelling, soreness or rash Warmth, redness or darkening Changes in size or shape of either breast Dimpling or prickling of the skin Itchy, scaly sore or rash around the nipple Nipple that becomes flat or inverted Nipple discharge New pain in one spot that doesn’t go away Persistent itching Bumps that resemble bug bites Remember to perform self-exams every month. Sign up for text reminders from Bright Pink at

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His Own Quirks Student entrepreneur Zach Beattie sets up shop on campus. On Aug. 19, Quirks Consignment Store officially opened its doors in the University of Missouri Student Center. The store won the coveted space as part of the Student Unions Entrepreneurial Program, which grants one student-run business the prime spot rent-free for a school year. We sat down with University of Missouri senior and Quirks CEO Zach Beattie to talk strategy, sales and success. What interested you in the contest? There’s something on Mizzou’s campus called the Entrepreneurship Alliance, and it’s actually an organization for students in the business school and other areas of study, who are interested in owning their own businesses. I found out about the contest because I was in that organization. But I saw the store as a freshman — I’m a senior now — and I said, “You know what? Before I graduate, I want to have something in that space.”


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Three years later, I was a junior and thought it was now or never. I talked to my friends Kate Gallagher, Natalie Cheng and Devin Kelsey, and we decided to enter.

Where did the idea come from for Quirks Consignment Store? We knew that we wanted the space in the student center before we had an idea about what to put in it. So, we talked about what would work for the contest.

Pictured from left: Zach Beattie, Natalie Cheng, Devin Kelsey and Kate Gallagher

If you do something like a retail store, you have to buy all this inventory upfront, which might put you in the red for an entire semester before you start actually making money. We started thinking: How do we get products or inventory in a different way besides buying a lot of inventory upfront? We landed on the idea of a flea market that was artsy, because tons of students make and build things and are incredible artists but don’t have a place to sell or show their work to people. Our idea became Quirks — a temporary store based on consignment sales.

How is Quirks going to make a profit? We have a consignment rate for all of the work that’s sold, so the artist gets a percentage, and we get a percentage for every item sold. The university doesn’t take anything — they don’t even charge photo by l.g. patterson

utilities for the room, which is really, really nice, and means we don’t have any overhead costs. It’s sort of the university’s way of promoting student entrepreneurs and helping them succeed. So the university has been incredible. Also, US Bank, which is right next to the store in the student center, gives $2,000 to all businesses who make it into the space as startup money. They’ve been incredibly helpful as well.

What’s the overall goal for Quirks? We’ll measure success in a few ways. Revenue wise, I’d like to say that we’re successful if we could’ve covered the overhead and other costs that the university is covering. If we were just a business totally on its own, would we have succeeded financially? There are subjective measures, too. Are our artists really happy with what we’ve done? A big part of our mission is to foster a community of people who want to be more creative as well. Our store is a really good opportunity for artists who want to create things professionally to get retail experience. We’re entrepreneurs, but Quirks is like a room full of other entrepreneurs who are trying to sell their own things. We’re learning things, and the artists are learning things as well.

What’s the best part of owning your own business? So far, the best part of the experience is being able to call one of our artists and tell them that something they made sold and that the buyer really, really liked it. It’s an awesome feeling when someone walks into the store and says, “Wow, look at those incredible paintings!” And we get to turn around and say to our artists, “You know that painting you had that you didn’t know what to do with, that you thought was useless? Someone bought that, and you get money for doing something you love.” It’s a really cool feeling to share that with student artists. october 2013 inside columbia


business briefs

Inside Track

Find out who’s making news in Columbia. Kathy Lou Neale, a financial adviser with the financial services firm Edward Jones in the Columbia area, and Celeste Wassenaar, a branch office administrator, recently attended an invitation-only training opportunity at the firm’s headquarters in St. Louis. The three-day Advanced Practice Management Forum is offered to branch teams throughout the country who rank among the top third most successful in the firm in helping clients work toward their longterm financial goals. Neale and Wassenaar were among more than 180 associates, out of more than 12,000, invited to attend the session. Brian Harrison, owner of the Harrison Agency in Columbia, was installed as the 2013-14 president of the Missouri Association of Insurance Agents at the annual Leadership Conference in July. Harrison has worked with a number of MAIA committees over the past 21 years. He began his service on the education committee in 1992 and subsequently served on the committees for MAIA’s two largest conferences, as well as the technology committee and the PAC fundraising committee. Harrison was also a regional director on the board of directors for six years.

Central Trust & Investment Co. (an affiliate of Boone County National Bank) promoted Daniel J. Monte to the position of senior vice president and chief fiduciary officer. In addition to overseeing an important group of high net-worth clients for the Columbia office, Monte will be responsible for all aspects of fiduciary risk management for the company. This includes involvement in account acceptance, account opening procedures, discretionary distributions, financial audits and management of the company’s interaction with legal entities. Nicholas Pullen, assistant professor of biology at William Woods University, will serve as the Cox Distinguished Professor in Science for the upcoming academic year. Pullen’s research will compare the effects of nitric oxide upon different kinds of cancer cells. Contessa Marmouget, an audit professional in Williams-Keepers LLC’s Columbia office, recently earned a Certified Public Accountant license. Missouri CPA licenses are issued by the Missouri State Board of Accountancy to those who have passed the CPA

Missouri 100 Members of The Missouri 100, an advisory group to the University of Missouri system president, recently made a $5,000 donation to the University of Missouri’s Brady and Anne Deaton Institute for University Leadership in International Development. The contribution, awarded at the organization’s annual fall meeting, was to acknowledge Chancellor Brady Deaton for his service to the university and show support for his next chapter. Pictured from left: Tri-chair Dudley McCarter, Tri-chair Richard Miller, UM System President Tim Wolfe, MU Chancellor Brady Deaton, Tri-chair Tom Turner

examination, have at least one year of accounting experience and meet other statutory requirements. Marmouget joined Williams-Keepers in 2012 after graduating from Missouri State University. She is a native of Columbia and a graduate of Harrisburg High School. Joey Parker has joined the KMIZ-TV staff of ABC 17 News as assistant news director. Parker comes from WUTR-TV in Utica, N.Y., where he was news director for an ABC/FOX combo. Landmark Bank recently announced four promotions. Jo Mooney has been promoted to senior vice

president, responsible for leading relationship managers in fulfilling administrative functions within the Wealth Management department. Janice Campbell has been promoted to assistant vice president and is currently the manager of the real estate loan processing department. Kurt Knauts has been promoted to bank officer and will continue in his role as loan review analyst. Kim Whorton has been promoted to bank officer and is a relationship manager in the wealth management department. Whorton is also the division’s tax coordinator and ensures that all tax documentation and returns are processed and filed in a timely manner.

GREAT CIRCLE NAMES NEW DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION Stephanie Shumpert has been hired as director of education on the Columbia campus of Great Circle, one of Missouri’s largest behavioral health

nonprofits. In her new role, Shumpert is responsible for directing and coordinating all educational, administrative and counseling activities within the Columbia academic school. She oversees a team of special educators, who provide elementary, middle and secondary coursework on the Columbia campus. Great Circle formed in 2009 by the merger of Edgewood Children’s Center with Boys & Girls Town of Missouri, bringing together nearly 200 years of youth social services programming in Missouri. Great Circle provides nationally accredited treatment, education, prevention and support services to children with a history of abuse or neglect, children with emotional and behavioral disorders, and children with autism.


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businesses Health care quality-improvement consulting firm Primaris has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2013 by Modern Healthcare. Primaris, which employs about 100 people, offers several types of consulting services related to quality reporting and improvement for health care providers in addition to its Medicare-funded QIO services. The School of Accountancy in the University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business has climbed in national rankings, according to the 2013 Public Accounting Report. In its Annual Professors Survey, the rankings place the program 11th for both master of accountancy and undergraduate programs. The School of Accountancy offers a 150-hour program that awards both a master’s and bachelor’s degree upon graduation. Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and a provider of related supply-chain management and logistics services, has opened a new fullservice branch in Columbia. Located at 1805 Burlington St., the branch will serve the Columbia metro area as well as Boone and Randolph counties. Branch Manager Dan Schaefer will lead the branch’s sales efforts.

campus life The Alpha Chi Omega chapter at William Woods University is the sole recipient of the National Council Trophy — the sorority’s highest award for collegiate chapters. In addition, this year Katherine Wortmann won the Estelle Leonard Award as the outstanding senior in the nation. october 2013 inside columbia


bold moves l by morgan mccarty

How Now, Ice Cream Cows? Central Dairy makes a colorful statement in downtown Columbia. Downtown Appliance is sporting a new look these days that’s sure to bring a smile to Columbians and maybe a trace of confusion to CoMo visitors. With the store’s permission, Central Dairy commissioned a mural on the second story, westfacing wall of the building that originally housed the dairy for more than 30 years. It is the second mural for the Hitt Street corner of Broadway. A lengthy mural by painter Paul Jackson sits just below the dairy’s mural, on the west-facing wall of Alpine Shop. The Central Dairy mural features three of the familiar Central Dairy Cows chatting — Tiger Tracks Cow, Vanilla Cow and Strawberry Cow. Each cow is sitting on an ice cream cone with the bucolic Central Dairy farm scene in the background. “We preferred to do an artist representation of the Central Dairy cows rather than an advertisement because we thought it would be more fun and spark more conversation,” says marketing director Betsy Dudenhoeffer. “It’s quirky and charming, just like the Central Dairy brand.” Central Dairy’s longtime creative agency, Woodruff Sweitzer, selected Columbia-based artist Gaige Larson to paint the mural after conducting an exhaustive search to find an appropriate local artist for the job. Larson has been a Columbia resident for more


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than seven years and has completed several local commissioned works, including the poster for the 2010 True/False Film Festival. Larson began painting in high school and earned a degree in graphic design with an emphasis in illustration in 2004 from the Creative Center in Omaha, Neb. “What I like most about painting illustrations is how everything stops when you sit down in front of a canvas and the second the pen/brush hits, something “It’s quirky and new begins,” Larson says. The mural graces the historic charming, just building located at 1104 E. Broadway. like the Central The building was Central Dairy’s Dairy brand.” storefront home from 1927 until 1959, when the dairy changed hands and relocated to Jefferson City. In 1961, Downtown Appliance moved into the empty space; storeowner Herb Helmreich bought the building in 1967. The terra-cotta façade above the front door still carries the Central Dairy name, an embellishment that has lured many into the appliance store in search of frozen treats, says second-generation owner Don Helmreich. Inquirers usually beat a hasty retreat when they realize the only ice cream-related sales in this building are for freezers. photo courtesy of woodruff sweitzer

the cold truth According to the International Dairy Foods Association, here are some fun facts about ice cream:

About 9 percent of the milk produced by U.S. dairy farmers is used to make ice cream.

In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream month.

The majority of U.S. ice cream and frozen dessert manufacturers have been in business for more than 50 years and many are still family-owned businesses.

About 1.53 billon gallons of ice cream and related frozen desserts were produced in the United States in 2011.

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leadership l by sandy selby

Once A Boy Scout … The Doroghazi Award recognizes Eagle Scouts who continue to lead.

famous eagle scouts

Neil Armstrong, astronaut

Albert Belle, baseball player

Last year, about 7 percent of all Boy Scouts earned the distinction of Eagle Scout. It’s an exclusive club, reserved for extraordinary young men who are willing to put in the diligent effort required for that achievement. As those young men work on their Eagle Scout projects, they’re building skills and character that can serve them for a lifetime. The Doroghazi Eagle Scout Award was created in 2011 to honor men who continue to exemplify the Boy Scout ideals many years after they became Eagle Scouts. On Aug. 10 at the Reynolds Alumni Center, three men received the Doroghazi award: Jacob Dey, Ryan Occena and Ian Faust. Past Great Rivers Council President and Distinguished Eagle Scout Robert M. Doroghazi established the merit-based award to recognize and reward Eagle Scouts for their hard work, thrift and continued success in adult life. Each recipient receives $10,000

donated by Doroghazi. Preference is given to those who exhibit the characteristics expected of tomorrow’s leaders in business, science, finance, engineering, medicine and law, as well as those who have served in the armed forces. Jacob Dey, a graduate of Sacred Heart Catholic School in Sedalia, is currently working on his medical degree at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 2002. Ryan Occena, a Hickman High School graduate, teaches music and choir to students in grades K-8 at Ascension Catholic School in Kansas City. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 2004. Ian Faust is a graduate of Rock Bridge High School and currently attends Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studies nuclear science and engineering. He earned his Eagle Scout Award in 2004.

Michael Moore, filmmaker

Mike Rowe, star of “Dirty Jobs”

The Boy Scout Law: A SCOUT IS ... Trustworthy Loyal 56

Helpful Friendly

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Courteous Kind

Obedient Cheerful

Thrifty Brave

Clean Reverent

Steven Spielberg, movie producer

photo courtesy of great rivers council, boy scouts of america

Pictured from left: Robert Doroghazi, Ryan Occena, Paul Doroghazi, Ian Faust, Jacob Dey and Michael Doroghazi

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robinson’s ramblings l by john robinson

MKT Nature/ Fitness Trail

Columbia’s Silver Spur


Local spokespeople love to brag about Missouri’s best bike path.

ark Twain said that if you want to see Missouri at her best, see her in October. It’s also the best month to bike Missouri, a fact Twain probably wasn’t too keen on, since most bicycles in his day were too cumbersome to climb on, too tall to fall off safely and too hard to ride. But bicycles have evolved, and one of their favorite places to roll starts at the edge of Columbia’s downtown district. Pick a beautiful October day and head down the Katy spur. As trails go, this one is a star. Let’s face it. Some hiking/biking trails are in the wilderness and hard to reach. Other trails are nice enough, but they’re smack dab in the middle of a city, with dangerous intersections and annoying stop signs. But combine the very best of both worlds — a vehicle-free nonstop


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ride that begins right in the very heart of the city and delivers you through a natural setting — and you’re on Columbia’s Katy spur. Officially called the MKT Nature/ Fitness Trail, the spur is what all bike trails aspire to be: well-traveled. In fact, it’s the most popular spur along Missouri’s entire Katy Trail, for a whole city full of reasons. Sure, it’s a delightful way to exercise in a beautiful setting, completely insulated from vehicle traffic, stem to stern. But there’s so much more to this trail that attracts people from all over the world. Daily, hundreds of bicycle tires and shoe soles touch this 9-mile connector to the main line, Missouri’s Katy Trail. That’s nothing new for this stretch of real estate, since for more than a century, thousands of students rode the rails along this route into town. The Missouri Kansas Texas Railroad dropped them off

downtown back then, a short cab ride to any of Columbia’s three college campuses. Today, the descendants of those students and residents and visitors, flock to the MKT Nature/Fitness Trail to immerse themselves in a lush environment and, of course, exercise. So what’s left but to hop on your bike and head down the trail? You’ll notice you have a companion as you enter the first of seven tunnels along the route. Flat Branch Creek keeps you company as you wind through town, beneath street level, along your completely car-free environment. Don’t worry, the creek has its own tunnels. It only borrows your tunnels during flash floods, and you shouldn’t be on the trail then, anyway. Downstream, the Flat Branch joins Hinkson Creek, which flows into Perche Creek, as you roll closer to the water’s ultimate destination: the Missouri River. The creeks braid along the path, crossing under the trail no less than 15 times as you traverse historic railroad trestles, mixed in with a few newer spans. The park is a gem, landscaped with comfort in mind. Benches and bike racks abound. photo by jimmy moore

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Runners love it. Cyclists find the 17.6-mile round trip a wonderful workout. And neighborhood folks take to the path with their toddlers in strollers and their dogs on leashes. Indeed, the trail dissects a dozen distinct neighborhoods, residential and commercial. You’ll want to keep an eye peeled for stunning Columbia’s MKT Nature/ displays of architecture Fitness Trail through the is what all forest walls bike trails and tree aspire to be: canopies. The well-traveled. pulse of the trail takes you into narrow cuts through hills, and across open spaces with lakes, marshes and wetlands. In reality, you’re only blocks from the bustle of city life, but you remain insulated, as the MKT delivers you to the pastoral solitude of farmlands and fields and Department of Conservation lands, including the Hinkson Woods. When you reach the western end of the spur, you’ll have a decision to make if you want to go further: West will take you upriver toward Rocheport, Les Bourgeois Winery and the Manitou Bluffs; the east trail runs to Easley, the Claysville Store and Cooper’s Landing. On the spur, you’re in the middle of nature, surrounded by forests and fields, fauna and flora, but you’re never far from help. Volunteers, including mounted police (on bikes, of course), patrol the trail regularly. Telephone kiosks dot the path, connecting directly to 911 emergency services. There are four restroom facilities along the route, including two just-completed ADA-accessible bathrooms near the Forum Boulevard and Scott Boulevard parking lots. Water fountains along the way help keep you hydrated. There are no major hills, since the trail is an abandoned railbed. The smooth chert surface delivers a gentle sloping path to the river. Conversely, the return trip has a modest uphill grade. Markers every half-mile report your progress. Some attempts at progress have been thwarted. A couple of years ago, well-meaning planners proposed to pave the city portion of the trail. An army of regular trail users voiced their opposition to pavement, preferring the more natural, porous chat surface, even with the occasional washout


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or mud slick during the spring thaw. Along the route, most of the old railroad bridges have been replaced with sleeker pedestrian and bike-minded spans. Of those, only one bridge is truly annoying. It has metal approach ramps, short steel flaps that ease the bumps when wheeling onto and off of the bridge deck. But when bike tires hit the steel flaps, they clang like railroad wheels and probably irritate homeowners in the neighborhood. Along the way, 20 workout stations used to offer fitness training. They’ve disappeared, yanked in favor of a single workout facility — an outdoor weight room with multiple stations — adjacent to the Stadium Boulevard parking lot. There’s a loop trail just for hikers and runners. Scattered along the trail are several displays identifying the wildflowers, trees and geologic formations along the route. Even in the heart of the city, along the trail, wildlife is abundant. Geese fly overhead, and the music you hear could be from the songbirds, or the billion tree frogs performing their courtship rituals. The trail’s natural setting makes it an odds-on bet you’ll spot deer, especially early in the morning or late in the afternoon. They like the pastoral setting, too. And they sense that trail users are friendly. You’ll get a glimpse of Mizzou’s A.L. Gustin Golf Course. Don’t worry — you’re far enough away from all but the worst golfers, so you shouldn’t hear that foreboding “Fore!” Further down the trail, stop and watch a lacrosse game at one of the soccer fields. Need a rest? Several dozen park benches await you, donated by local citizens. Or take some time to reflect at the beautifully restored Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial at Battle Garden, located on a bend in Flat Branch Creek near the trail’s Stadium Boulevard access. And if you don’t want to ride or hike the whole spur, there are convenient parking lots along the trail at Stadium Boulevard, Forum Boulevard and Scott Boulevard. Fact is, along the entire trail, you’re always well-connected. Downtown Columbia is a great reward for finishing an exhilarating bike ride. But it’s also the perfect place to load up on carbs for your next trip back down the MKT Trail. While you’re strapping on the feedbag, my safetyminded friends remind you to strap on something else: Wear a helmet. october 2013 inside columbia


International Tap House

here’s to

beer your guide to the best brews in como

Beer has been around for millennia, at least since the Babylonians wrote down the first known recipe in 4300 B.C., but that doesn’t keep each successive generation from trying to make a good drink even better. This month, we set the mood for a glorious Oktoberfest with our comprehensive guide to beer. We’ll help you find the best beers in Columbia, introduce you to the entrepreneurs who are brewing up something special, share some tips for beginning home brewers, and suggest some can’t-miss food and beer pairings. By Ren Bishop, Kathy Casteel, Dennis Clay, Kate Hrdina & Sandy Selby Photos By L.G. Patterson

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brewery tours

get to know your local beer makers

Assistant Brewer Kyle Butusov

flat branch pub & brewing


arry Goodwin can make the heat disappear from 50 pounds of peppers. This trick might seem a magician’s work, but Goodwin has no background in conjuring illusions. He’s the head brewer at Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, where the recipe for chili beer has been a staple almost since the brewpub opened in 1994. “We’re shooting for flavor and little heat,” he says of Flat Branch’s popular

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Green Chili Beer, which claims one of the top three spots at the brewpub each week. Goodwin chops up 50 pounds of Anaheim peppers for each 265-gallon batch of the beer and adds them to the fermenter to extract the flavor. The result: a light-colored brew with all the bittersweet notes of a pepper and none of the spice. In a business already so engraved in the Columbia community, Goodwin says simplicity is key. Patrons expect

consistency in what he brews, so the chili beer is about as adventurous as he gets. “Most people who come to Flat Branch aren’t looking to drink on the fringes,” he says. “They’re looking for traditional beers.” This atmosphere is the product of being a brewery that also serves food, he says. If you’re coming in for dinner, you don’t want a beer that will overshadow the food. If peppers aren’t your preference, try the Honey Wheat or Katy Trail Pale Ale.






AnheuserBusch Inc. in St. Louis

MillerCoors in chicago

Pabst Brewing Co. in woodbridge, ill.

D.G. Yuengling and Son Inc. in pottsville, pa.

Boston Beer Co. in boston

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bur oak brewing co.


or many mid-Missourians, the “Big Tree” in McBaine is a stargazing spot, a biking destination or the perfect shade for a picnic. For Craig Stichter, it represents a light bulb moment. Since summer 2010, Stichter had been formulating a plan to open a brewery in Columbia, but nearly three years later he still was struggling to come up with a name. Then, as he rode his bike toward McBaine and saw the massive bur

oak, he found the name: Bur Oak Brewing Co. “When I turned that corner, it was like the tree was there waiting for me,” he says. Stichter is a mechanical engineer by trade. When he started home brewing in 2000, he discovered a joy in not only being able to create something tangible, but also in playing with recipes. Now, with head brewer Kraig Bridgeford and assistant brewer Phil

Fuemmeler, Stichter is getting ready to bring flavors such as Chamomile Wheat, Chocolate Porter and Farmhouse Saison to Columbia. Bur Oak Brewery will be on draught in local restaurants by the end of this year and hopes to open a tasting room in 2014. One of the main goals: encourage craft beer in Columbia. “If we can get the beer community energized here, there’s so much we can do and so many opportunities we can take advantage of,” Stichter says. Consider pairing Bur Oak’s Broadway Brown Ale with your next steak dinner. It’s hearty enough to stand its own ground but also has a smooth sweetness to it.

Phil Fuemmeler, Craig Stichter and Kraig Bridgeford





North American Breweries in rochester, n.y.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. in chico, calif.

New Belgium Brewing Co. in fort collins, colo.

Craft Brew Alliance, Inc. in portland, ore.


The Gambrinus Co. in san antonio, texas

Source: The Brewers Association’s 2012 annual list of top 50 overall brewing companies in the United States. The rankings were based on beer sales volume in 2011.

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Love Beer? Join The Club!

rock bridge brewery


1,500-square-foot storage unit isn’t a typical place for beer to brew. But that’s exactly where Stu Burkemper and Dave Brouder of Rock Bridge Brewery create their draught-only beers for local Columbia restaurants. In November 2011, Brouder wanted to expand his home-brewing operation, so he posted an ad on for a head brewmaster. Burkemper responded, and the two were making their first commercial batch of beer four months later. “Stu and I always joke that we met online,” Brouder says. Burkemper interjects: “It was romantic.” The friendship that ensued is to blame for the brewery’s uniquely named beers. If you’ve tasted their Sock Puppet IPA, for example, you’ve tasted the light-hearted atmosphere of

the company. Brouder directs a hand puppet toward Burkemper and jokes in a gravelly falsetto, “I’m not the one that turned off the fan.” “When we argue, we talk in sock puppets,” Brouder explains. “It’s kind of like therapy for us.” Hence, Sock Puppet IPA. There’s also Lizard Fish Pale Ale, named after a fish they caught together in San Diego. When Rock Bridge Brewery moves out of the Storage Mart unit later this fall into its new 18,000-square-foot location across the street from 63 Diner, the two will start producing cans for retail. Try Rock Bridge’s Tailgate Smoked Brown for football season. If you’re not looking at what’s in your hand, you might be tricked into thinking the beer beneath your nose is actually a seasoned brisket.

broadway brewery


ost 4-year-olds don’t know much about beer. That’s not the case for Broadway Brewery, though, which celebrated its fourth anniversary in September. Since the doors opened, the brewpub’s mission has been to use as many local, organic and seasonal products as possible. Whether it’s sourcing organic malt or creating specialty beers just for


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Columbians, brewer Michael Ivancic says the community-centric vision of the company even spreads to the brewing room. Take Cask Nights, for example. Once a week, Ivancic fills a small cask with one of Broadway Brewery’s regular beers and adds a new flavor to it. Sometimes he’ll puree and pasteurize a fruit or sometimes he’ll add extra hops. On Thursday evenings, anyone can try the one-time brew.

Columbia Beer Enthusiasts started in 2008 as a group of people that would gather at Sycamore Restaurant to sample craft beers not available in the area. Today, the organization tastes together at a variety of locations such as 1839 Taphouse, Uprise Bakery and 44 Stone Public House. Beer and movie nights and an annual picnic are just a few of the events hosted by the organization. The group’s Facebook page at pages/ColumbiaBeer-Enthusiasts also acts as a hub of information for local beer buffs wanting to start or improve home brewing operations. Although there are no official membership dues, tastings that feature rare beers or ones not on the market will often have a fee.

In August, Ivancic made an Espresso Black IPA by adding a pound of Kaldi’s espresso beans to the cask. “The coffee and chocolate notes really play off the malt body” of the IPA, he says. “It tasted just like espresso. If your eyes were closed, your first thought would be that it’s cold coffee.” Cask Night also acts as an outlet for customers to try something new. Ivancic says when people come into Broadway Brewery to eat, many will still stick with beers they know. “If I can get someone to try our honey wheat instead of a Bud Light,” he says, “that makes me happy.”

Brew Clues Ready to try your hand at home brewing? Chef Dennis Clay has some advice. The essential tools a beginning home brewer must have are:

o A 7-gallon stock pot and a turkey fryer for cooking the wort. o Two 5-gallon carboys for fermentation, so you can brew two 5-gallon batches at once. o A 7-gallon bucket with a lid and a spigot. o A wort chiller (this cools the brewed wort once it comes off the heat to prevent contamination).

Left to right: Judson Ball, Andrew Sharp, Tyson Hunt, Nick Hardy and Josh Rein of Logboat Brewing Co.

logboat brewing co.


he creators of Logboat Brewing Co. are pouring the idea of “local” into every corner of their new business. So when co-founders and Missouri natives Judson Ball, Tyson Hunt and Andrew Sharp were searching for a head brewmaster to bring their idea to fruition, Sharp says, “It was important that he was a Missouri boy and had a love for Columbia.” Enter Josh Rein, who was brewing for Broadway Brewery and Flat Branch at the time. The crew met with him several times for unofficial interviews. “We were basically seeing if we could hang out with him,” Sharp says. “Can we take him to visit our grandmas? Is he that quality of a human?” A few months later, Rein passed the group test and jumped aboard Logboat.

Right now, half of Hunt’s garage has been deemed the “laboratory” and plays host to many a brew session aimed at perfecting Logboat’s recipes. By the beginning of 2014, though, the operation will move to its new home inside the former Diggs Packing Co. on Fay Street. When the renovation is complete later this fall, Logboat’s industrial-meets-rustic building will feature wooden accents from Elmwood Reclaimed Timber in Peculiar, Mo., a wood-burning stove and fire pits in the beer garden. There will be yard games on the lawn — including croquet, the quartet’s favorite — a garden and possibly a book or record exchange, Hunt says. Look out for Logboat’s Shiphead Ginger Wheat. A little milder than most ginger beers, it has a hint of coriander that adds a light complexity to the brew.

o A hydrometer to measure the gravity of the beer (predicts alcohol percentage — very important). o Plenty of bottles, caps and a good bottle capper. o And, probably the most important thing, plenty of work space. Don’t make these rookie mistakes:

Don’t let bacteria ruin your batch. Sanitize, sanitize, sanitize! Use Star-San for everything, including the bottles and caps. All your surfaces and equipment need attention before and after you brew. One speck of bacteria will ruin the entire batch of beer. Don’t be a cheapskate. Spring for the good yeast. You don’t want to attempt a Belgian Saison and not get the right yeast. It’s only a few dollars more and makes the beer. october 2013 inside columbia


best beer menus Columbia bars give beer lovers a good reason to raise a glass

International Tap House

There are more than 99 bottles of beer on the walls of bars in Columbia. From a variety of microbrews to signature regional styles to popular national and international brands, inquisitive beer lovers may select from a seemingly endless supply of brews in CoMo. We asked some of Columbia’s most knowledgeable beer connoisseurs for a list of their favorite beer bars (and what to order when you get there).

1839 Taphouse

International Tap House

Most exotic: Mexican Logger by Ska Brewing Beers on tap: 24

Must-have: Pumpkin Ale by Schlafly Beer Beers on tap: 59

Since March 2010, the bartenders at 1839 Taphouse have been serving beers from 24 rotating taps. The Taphouse always features the best Show-Me State brews, like local favorites from Rock Bridge Brewing and Broadway Brewery, that change with the seasons. An extensive variety of regional microbrews allows for adventurous flights (also known as beer samplers) for curious drinkers. Grab a beer and play a game of darts, or try a round of beer ball, an intoxicating version of skeeball that dispenses vouchers for victorious players. The prize? Free beer, of course.

For analytical beer drinkers, a new bar offering more than 500 brewed varieties is ripe for some research. International Tap House features 59 rotating beers on tap and an extensive international beer menu. The Columbia bar is International Tap House’s fourth location — the first outside of St. Louis. iTap owners (and former Mizzou students) Sean Conroy and Brad Lobdell offer an interactive program for adventurous regulars. “We have our beer passport program, which is $15 to join,” Lobdell says. “When you try a beer, you get a stamp in your passport. Once you try 20 beers, you get a T-shirt. Once you get 500, you get a party and a $200 bar tab.”

212 E. Green Meadows Road, 573-441-1839,

Must-have: Three Blind Mice by Mother’s Brewing


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308 S. Ninth St., 573-443-1401

most exotic: imperial biscotti break by evil twin brewing

44 stone public house


Must-have: Double Jack IPA by Firestone Walker Brewing Co. Beers on tap: 12

Most exotic: Wheach by O’Fallon Brewery Beers on tap: 22

1107 E. Broadway, 573-499-1800,

3910 Peachtree Drive, 573-443-2726,

Most exotic: la folie by new belgium brewing

With its old English ambience, 44 Stone Public House offers a huge selection of beers in its pub setting. Its 12 taps are switched out frequently and deliberately; beer isn’t an afterthought at the pub. “Our chef, Mark Sulltrop, creates dishes featuring beer once or twice a week,” says Dave Faron, co-owner of 44 Stone. The restaurant’s hearty English fare is a delicious accompaniment to a pint or two. Try a seasonal regional brew, or head across the pond with one of the many European beers on tap, like the German Dunkelweisse by Weihenstephaner.

must-have: sam adams octoberfest by boston beer co.

Günter Hans


Most exotic: Cherry Kriek by Lindemans Beers on tap: 6

Must-have: Maharaja by Avery Brewing Beers on tap: 6

At Günter Hans, beer lovers can have a charming drinking experience off an alleyway on Hitt Street while sipping on specialty European beers. “We don’t do a lot of domestics,” says Lydia Melton, owner of Günter Hans. “A lot of our beers are award-winning, authentic, traditional European beers. Plus, most of the domestics we do carry are craft beers that come from traditional European yeast strains.” Sample an Italian beer on tap from Birra Moretti or “salut” with an apple Belgian beer called Pomme by Lindemans Brewery. Beer lovers score a free German Bretzel with every liter.

Looking for a quiet place to indulge in a highend craft beer? Sycamore offers the selection and the serenity. Try a Belgian or Belgian-style beer, such as a classic Belgian Duvel, or a French Blond Biere de Garde from Brasserie Castelain. Sycamore’s diverse menu encourages exploration, and Sycamore co-owner Sanford Speake says there is no real must-have beer on the menu. “The craft beer world is about choice — flavors, colors, alcohol strength, weight, texture,” Speake says. “Craft beer enthusiasts want choice, and that is part of the reason for the size and variety of our list.”

800 E. Broadway, 573-874-8090,

7 Hitt St., 573-256-1205,

Must-have: munster alt by pinkusmuller brewery

most exotic: unser aventinus by schneider weisse

McGinty’s Pub

Uprise Bakery

1312 Old 63 S., 573-443-0274,

10 Hitt St., 573-256-2265, Most exotic: Uprise frequently features oneof-a-kind kegs from Schlafly Beer and 4 Hands Brewing Beers on tap: 11

Must-have: southern hemisphere harvest fresh hop ale by saharan nevada harvest brewing

One extra-large bar offers a wide variety of craft beers and drafts at Willie’s. Catch the game while drinking a CoMo brew, or order a bottle of a seasonal variety. The boundless drink specials make it easy for Columbia beer lovers to explore new beers at Willie’s. “Fieldhouse next door is more of a night club, more of a volume bar,” says Chad Morrow, general manager of Willie’s/Fieldhouse. “When you open a Willie’s-type bar that’s open 365 days a year, you want to offer more options to a diverse clientele. And we do.”

Before you catch a documentary at Ragtag Cinema, hoist one of Uprise Bakery’s eclectic microbrews. The artisanal bakery only serves craft beers, most of which are brewed in the Midwest or Missouri. Uprise’s bar manager Barry Hibdon hand-selects every variety featured on the bakery’s chalkboard beer menu. “I like all beer, but I always try to have a good IPA or a good cider,” Hibdon says. “I love turning people on to Belgian beer like Delirium Tremens. But I love choosing beers; our menu always changes.”

Most exotic: English Pale Ale by The Civil Life Brewing Co. Beers on tap: 22

must-have: chocolate oak aged yeti by great divide brewing co.

The beer menu at McGinty’s Pub is on a white board, scratched with brew names and breweries in haphazard handwriting. Not too many things are taken seriously at McGinty’s, but the beer is — as it should be. The classic Irish varieties are always on standby, but patrons can find a handful of regional microbrews at the pub, like Wailua Ale by Kona Brewing Co. or Repent Rye by Cathedral Square Brewery. Make an Irish toast with a craft beer at Karaoke night, or choose a regional brew on tap. october 2013 inside columbia


brew mates


or most people, beer and food pairings are forays into casual cuisine — hot dogs, brats, burgers, barbecue, pizza and chili. You really can’t go wrong pairing a cold one with any of those standards, but maybe it’s time to expand your horizons. Let’s move the beer stein out of the sports bar and onto the dinner menu. Don’t know where to start? Here’s a brief guide to some common beer styles and the dishes that pair well with them.

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1. Stout

This dark beer gets its grainy aroma and flavor from roasted malt or roasted barley, often with hints of coffee, chocolate, licorice or molasses; it is traditionally the strongest, or stoutest, porter. Pair a heavy stout as you would a bold red wine — with red meats, particularly hearty dishes with gravy, or with barbecue, shepherd’s pie and stews. It also complements oysters, strong cheeses and dark chocolate.

4. red ale

Slightly sweet and lightly hopped, this Irish brew boasts balanced flavors and a pleasant, toasted malt character. Pair with steak, lamb or pork chops; it also stands up to spicy jambalaya, and blackened meats and seafood.

Tasting Tips Arrange beers for tastings or multiple pairings by color, from light to dark. Begin with the lightest mouthfeel and lowest alcohol content and work your way to the heaviest and most complex.

2. Scottish ale

Traditional Scottish ales go through a long boil to caramelize the wort, which produces a deep copper to brown brew with higher sugar levels and rich, malty flavors and aromas. Its smoky character pairs well with cheese as well as roast pork, smoked salmon or grilled lamb. Dessert pairings should feature the rich flavors of dark chocolate, toffee or caramel.

5. lager

The lighter style of lager brings comparisons to white wine in food pairings. Serve with fish, poultry and curry dishes, as well as soups and pizza. Lagers cut through the heaviness of sauce-based entrées like chicken paprikash, goulash or creamy pasta dishes.

Optimal serving temperatures for beer: Fruit beers 40 to 50 degrees wheat beers and pale lagers 45 to 50 degrees

6. fruit & wheat

Sweeter fruit beers can be paired with light fruit desserts such as soufflés or chiffon cake; chocolate also complements the fruit notes. For entrées, try a dish prepared with fruit such as glazed poultry, or cool your palate when eating spicy Mexican or Thai. Wheat beer is a summer favorite with salads and light cheeses such as chèvre or mozzarella.

3. brown ale

Ranging from deep amber to brown, this ale can be strong and malty, often nutty; darker brown ales are sweeter and lower in alcohol. Caramel and chocolate flavors dominate, sometimes with slight citrus notes. Pair with grilled hamburgers and sausages, smoked fish and wild game.

pale ales and amber or dark lagers 50 to 55 degrees strong ales such as barley wines and belgian ales 50 to 55 degrees dark ales, including porters and stouts 55 to 60 degrees

Beer is a food-friendly libation. The lower alcohol content (compared to wine and spirits) and the carbonation work in tangent to prime your palate. A few tried-and-true rules will help set the menu. Heavy food goes with heavy beer; light food goes with lighter beer.

Serve sweet beers with sweet dishes and tart beers with tart dishes.

Beer should never be served with wine-infused dishes.

If your meal includes a beer-infused dish, serve that same beer with the meal.

Match hoppy (bitter) beers with meals that can stand up to the beer’s intense flavor.

Malty beers help cut the heat of spicy foods.

Robust beers and dark chocolate pair well.

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all aboard the fall fashion train


Tuxedo by Jhane Barnes, available at Men’s Wearhouse ($1,095 retail), features super 140s wool black two-button notch-lapel jacket and flat-front pants; white tone-on-tone striped French cuff tuxedo shirt by Calvin Klein; grosgrain bowtie & cummerbund set; Pronto Uomo modern stud and cufflink set; red pocket silk; Calvin Klein plain-toe patent leather tuxedo shoe

ON amber:

Red chiffon dress by Blaque Label, available at Swank Boutique ($179); “Marlenee” blush ankle-strap sandals by Steven Madden, available at Dillard’s ($99)

modern journey on board the ColumbiaStar Dinner Train

This fall’s fashion trends, inspired by the elegance of yesteryear, take us back to the days when passenger trains were the best way to get from here to there. Where else to strut in new fall fashions than on a train, where you can always look back while moving forward? Don’t be afraid to stand out in bold colors this fall. Wear blouses and dresses in rich shades of red and blue. Mix and match classic looks with dramatic jewels or a sleek pair of shoes. Create a romantic yet strong outfit by juxtaposing fabrics in tweed, silk or leather. Models: Amber Fehrenbacher, Michayah McMillin, Katie Wear, Nathan Fleischmann, Rashad Abdul-Majid and Sam Sexauer

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on sam: Tuxedo by Vera Wang, available at Men’s Wearhouse ($1,055 retail/$219.99 rental), features black two-button notch-lapel slim-fit jacket and pants with grosgrain lapels and piping; ¼-inch pleat tuxedo shirt; Pronto Uomo silver geometric patterned vest and bowtie; modern Pronto Uomo stud and cufflink set; charcoal houndstooth pocket silk; square-toe Via Spiga patent leather tuxedo shoe; on katie: Sleeveless black peplum dress by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($118); “Realove” black patent leather sandals by Steve Madden, available at Dillard’s ($79.99); gray wool trench coat with fur collar, available at Absolute Vintage ($38); pomegranate jet-set travel tote by Michael Kors, available at Dillard’s ($278); on michayah: Blue ruffle side-cap sleeve dress by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($118); vintage black Persian lamb coat, available at Maude Vintage ($60); dark dune Hamilton tote by Michael Kors, available at Dillard’s ($358); on rashad: Tuxedo by Tallia, available at Men’s Wearhouse ($925 retail), features slim-fit black jacket with two-button peak lapel and flat-front pants; plain front tuxedo shirt; solid black satin Pronto Uomo bowtie and cummerbund set; modern Pronto Uomo stud and cufflink set; white pocket silk; Calvin Klein split-toe patent leather slip-on tuxedo shoe; on amber: Teal wrap dress by S.Y.L.K., available at Girl Boutique ($211); black primate fur short jacket, available at Maude Vintage ($55); “Kevia” peep-toe booties by Vince Camuto, available at Dillard’s ($139)

ON michayah:

Blue ruffle side-cap sleeve dress by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($118); stainless steel and Swarovski crystal “Nomination” necklace, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers ($279); diamond ring with two bands, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers

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modern journey

ON katie:

Beetroot “Cheyenne” blouse by Antonio Melani, available at Dillard’s ($119); sheepskin and leather drape vest by Line and Dot, available at Swank Boutique ($75); black and cream tweed with leather details pencil skirt by Calvin Klein, available at Macy’s ($66.75); black “Brystal” pointed-toe pumps by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($109); radiant diamond ring with two bands, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers (price available upon request)

opposite page: Rose gold cluster ring, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers ($1,800)


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ON katie:

“Natsue” cotton sleeveless dress by French Connection, available at Swank Boutique ($98); “Panelope” wine suede booties by Steve Madden, available at Dillard’s ($99.99); vino cross-body purse by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($108)

modern journey

on michayah: Red embroidered lace tee, available at Express ($49.90); black fitted V-neck cami, available at Express ($15.90); on amber: White flutter-sleeve silk blouse, available at Express ($49.90); rainbow boucle mini skirt by French Connection, available at Swank Boutique ($56); oval lime green ring with diamonds, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers ($2,450); on katie: Sleeveless black peplum dress by Calvin Klein, available at Dillard’s ($118); purple amethyst necklace, available at Gary B Robinson Jewelers ($2,800)

Luggage courtesy of Stephens College Theater Department; vintage hats and hatboxes courtesy of local artist Susan Taylor Glasgow

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NOTE: To protect the identities of minors involved in this story, their names and the names of their family members have been changed. All other adults are referred to by their real names.

A Columbia family struggles to recover after their home and sense of security are trashed by an out-of-control party. By Jessica Walsh Illustrations By Kate Moore

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homas Kub’s parents are out of town, and the party is roaring. Hundreds of high schoolers are bumping and grinding in the dark, squirting tequila into one another’s mouths with water guns and blowing up balloons with marijuana smoke. A former classmate who posed for Playboy after graduation is dancing with three freshmen who can’t believe their luck. It’s an uninhibited display complete with Ecstasy pills and girls jumping topless in the bounce house. But Thomas is worried. The unpopular 17-year-old never expected his party to reach such epic proportions, and he fears his parents’ reaction when they return. He climbs on a counter to tell people the party’s over, but before he can speak, the partygoers begin cheering for him. He’s everyone’s best friend — at least, for this one night. Thomas is the main character of a 2012 fictional film called “Project X.” The movie is billed as a comedy, but it’s not so funny when it happens in real life.

A few days before last Christmas, a Rock Bridge High School student decided to throw a party like the one portrayed in “Project X.” Fifteen-year-old “Jake” knew his grandmother was house-sitting for a friend who lives on Grant Lane. He’d gone with her once to water the plants and casually asked about the homeowners. Later, Jake returned to his grandmother’s house, stole the friend’s house key from her purse, and let himself into the house on Grant Lane. He and a couple of friends began inviting other kids to a party on Dec. 21. Over the next week, the unlocked house became a free-forall. Police reports obtained by Inside Columbia indicate 60 to 70 teens came and went as they pleased, looting, pawning the homeowners’ belongings, using and dealing drugs, and trashing the house. “Terri,” Jake’s grandmother, quickly noticed the key was missing. After looking all over her house, she suspected her 3-yearold grandson had played with it and left it somewhere. She called her vacationing friends who sent her another key. While Terri waited for the new key to arrive in the mail, she and her husband drove by the house on Grant Lane to check on it; everything looked fine from the front exterior. Inside the house was a different story. Three days after Christmas, the house on Grant Lane was so devastated that cleanup was out of the question. Jake told his father what he’d done. His father contacted a Missouri Department of Family Services caseworker who told the police, and the party was finally over. But the fallout was just beginning for the homeowners, Kathy Keithley-Johnston and Steve Johnston. When they got the call from the Columbia Police Department, the Johnstons were vacationing in Arizona. Steve rushed home to survey the damage. Drug paraphernalia littered the house. A fire extinguisher had been discharged. Cabinet doors and drawers were ripped off. Someone had taken a fireplace poker to the Johnstons’ kitchen appliances, including a new refrigerator. Holes gaped in the walls. People had urinated on the mattresses and defecated in a closet. Strangers had slept in the family’s beds, and blood and vomit punctuated the mess. Pieces from the Johnstons’ American Indian art collection


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— including kachina dolls and Hopi carvings — were stolen or broken. In a valuation letter Steve wrote to Family Court Commissioner Sara Miller, he claimed the collection was easily worth $100,000. Also missing: TVs, an Xbox, Kathy’s jewelry and designer handbags, clothes belonging to the couple and their 29-year-old son, and perhaps most disturbingly, more than a dozen guns. The Johnstons had homeowners’ insurance through American Family, but they fear their coverage wasn’t sufficient to cover their losses, which they estimate will surpass $50,000 in damages to the structure alone. The house essentially had to be gutted before repairs could begin. It no longer feels like home to Kathy, who heads a nonprofit consumer-advocacy organization, and Steve, an environmental geologist who owns a consulting firm. Family heirlooms have been the toughest material losses for the Johnstons. Kathy’s father, former Taney County Sheriff Chuck Keithley, died in May, and Kathy wanted to lay his service revolver on his casket at the funeral. But the revolver went missing the week of Jake’s party, so she placed an empty holster on his casket instead. “That’s a hard thing when your dad carried that to protect your county for 20 years,” she says.


Unfortunately, stories like the Johnstons’ have become all too familiar. In March, police in Miramar, Fla., arrested an 18-year-old who allegedly broke into a foreclosed home and planned to throw a “Project X” copycat party there. Police had to turn away hundreds of would-be partygoers who showed up at the house after seeing invitations on YouTube and Twitter. The same month, a teenager in Houston died of multiple gunshot wounds at another copycat party held in a mansion. Closer to home, a family from Leawood, Kan., returned from vacation last summer and discovered teens had ravaged their house, with damage to the tune of $100,000. According to The Kansas City Star, neighbors saw kids entering the house and became suspicious. One even snapped photos of license plates on

the vehicles parked at the house. But nobody called the police. One of the Johnstons’ neighbors also saw cars and people going into the vacant house, according to a police report given to Inside Columbia. But Kathy says the Johnstons hadn’t told their neighbors they were leaving town, and the neighbor didn’t call the police. “Project X” director Nima Nourizadeh has shrugged off criticism his film could inspire destructive behavior among teens. “I don’t want to speak [to] whether it is irresponsible or promoting certain things it shouldn’t,” he said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s an R-rated movie. It all depends on the individual whether you take inspiration from it.”

“Not afraid of anyone”

In this case, the inspired individuals were Jake and his friends. Jake “used to be a sweet kid,” according to his 18-year-old sister, “Danielle,” who was not involved in the crimes on Grant Lane. As a child, her brother had few friends and was picked on, she says. Once, another child shot Jake with a BB gun on the school bus. Things were rocky at home, too. Jake’s parents repeatedly split up and got back together before they finally divorced several years ago. Danielle says their father had problems with substance abuse and likes to fight. She won’t elaborate much, but

she does say, “He wrestled all the way through high school, and then he would like to fight outside of wrestling.” Their mother, she says, is too permissive with Jake. “She’d give Jake whatever he wanted just to try and make up for the way his dad treated him,” she says. “Kind of let him get away with everything, and eventually it just spiraled out of control.” Jake and Danielle lived with their mother after the divorce, but their grandmother — Kathy’s friend Terri — says Jake acted out at school. Terri says she thinks his troubled behavior was a plea for her former son-in-law’s attention. “Jake wanted desperately for his dad to love him, and he wanted to be like his dad,” Terri says. Jake has at least one thing in common with his father: He’s into fighting, too. He and his friends film their mixed martial arts-style fights and post them on YouTube. Police reports indicate that two of Jake’s buddies fought in the Johnstons’ garage on Dec. 21, and one boy was knocked out cold. No one took him to the hospital or called a parent for advice. As a nurse and a mother, Kathy was appalled when she learned of that incident. “I am truly surprised the child did not die,” she says. “You’ve got a head injury, you’re vomiting — hello, that’s a sign of a concussion.” Terri believes her grandson threw the “Project X” party to fit in with his peers, much like the character Thomas Kub in the

home security for travelers The Columbia Police Department rolled out a new “watch in passing” program last spring in response to burglaries. Columbians can fill out an online form listing when they’ll be out of town, whether any vehicles should be in their driveways and so forth. While residents are away, police officers will check on their homes once or twice daily and report the observations to the beat sergeant. If something’s amiss, the department will get in touch with the homeowner. The Boone County Sheriff ’s Department also offers a watch-in-passing program with an online request form. Requesting that police keep an eye on your home is smart, but residents should also make other preparations so their homes look lived in while they are away, says Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer. If you’ll be gone for several days, ask a trusted neighbor or family member

to mow grass and shovel snow for you. Have them collect your newspapers and mail, or put a hold on delivery, as newspapers piled on the driveway make it easy for burglars to spot empty houses without even getting out of their cars. Put your lights on timers and make sure doors and windows are secured with functioning locks. Have a conversation with your house sitter about your expectations, Stroer says. Let them know how often you’d like them to check on the house, whether it’s OK for them to give the key to anyone else, and whether they can bring anybody with them when they check on your home. Finally, Stroer adds, talk to your neighbors. Ask them to call the police if they notice anything unusual such as cars coming and going from your house. “That’s a harder part nowadays,” Stroer says. “We don’t know our neighbors like we used to.”

Although the Johnstons took many of these precautions, Kathy says she wishes they had taken yet another: installing a security system with a video camera and an alerts feature. Homeowners can hire security companies to set up systems for them or install their own equipment purchased from retailers. Products such as the Dropcam send text or email alerts when the motion sensor is activated, and the manufacturer offers an add-on service for recording footage. There are even home-security applications such as the free Presence iOS app by People Power, which allows users to transform two Apple products into a home security system complete with motion detection, email alerts and brief automatic recordings when the sensor is tripped. The downsides: Apps like Presence don’t have night vision, and undisguised electronics in the front yard might actually lure in burglars.

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film. Danielle describes Jake’s crowd as “rotten” and “entitled.” “A lot of them,” she says, “are just spoiled rich kids who think they can take whatever they want, whether it’s theirs or somebody else’s.” Danielle concedes she can’t speak about everyone who came to the Johnstons’ house, though, because the party ballooned to include people Jake didn’t know.

“A lot of them,” Danielle says, “are just spoiled rich kids who think they can take whatever they want, whether it’s theirs or somebody else’s.” Other clues about the teens are telling. One high schooler who admitted he slept over at the Johnstons’ house had been arrested for stealing a couple of months earlier. Investigators heard stories that another partygoer was a “junkie” who probably sold some of the Johnstons’ guns for drugs, according to one of the police reports. His mother confided in Kathy, describing attempts to get help for her son by reaching out to the Columbia Police Department and even Dr. Phil. Many of the adolescents involved in the case boldly tweet about underage drinking and getting high. Some post photos of themselves holding joints or liquor bottles. One teen uploaded a series of texts with someone she referred to as “the Xan man.” Most don’t bother to protect their tweets. On Kathy’s birthday in June, a girl antagonized her by retweeting the original party invitation that kicked off events at the Johnstons’ house. Kathy contacted several parents of the teens whose names are mentioned


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in the police report. Many were in denial, she says, and few reached out to apologize. “These children have no filter,” Kathy says. “They think they can say anything, they think they can do anything, and they’re not afraid of anyone.”

“Dead serious”

Determined to find evidence, Kathy launched her own investigation online. She started following Jake, his friends, and his friends’ friends on Twitter and Facebook. She sent police numerous screen shots showing the teens wearing what Kathy believed to be the Johnstons’ clothes and accessories, but authorities didn’t issue warrants based on the photos. In a police report obtained by Inside Columbia, Detective Mitchell Baxley recounts a conversation in which he told Steve the items featured in the Twitter photos “were not so exclusively made and did not rise to the level needed to obtain a search warrant.” Baxley also wrote in the report that he explained that many of the Twitter photos the Johnstons consider proof of the teens’ criminal activities are time-stamped with dates that precede the Dec. 21 party, some by as much as two months. “That is not true,” Kathy insists. She maintains she sent only tweets posted after Dec. 20, 2012. But the detective says, “I will stand by that report many times over.” In response to Kathy’s inquiries, one of the teens left her a threatening phone message, which Kathy forwarded to Inside Columbia. “Stop contacting my friends and family,” the young woman says. “I’m done with your f---ing sh-t, Kathy. I’m dead f--ing serious. … I can even f---ing beat your a-- if I want to. And I will, if it gets to this point.” Police swiftly arrested Jordan Elliott, now 19, but she posted bail and was released. She has not been charged.

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In the months since the party, Kathy says the Columbia Police Department didn’t do enough to investigate the teens. She doesn’t understand why officers didn’t interview every teen whose name appeared in the police reports. And she’s unhappy the police department hasn’t provided the Johnstons with all of the reports from their case, although Capt. Jill Schlude says the CPD Records Unit explained to the Johnstons that the reports cannot be released until all defendants have completed the court process. “I am satisfied with the work my detectives have done in this case,” Schlude says. “Unfortunately, our resources are limited. At some point, I have to make hard decisions about the continuation of a case based on the resources available, the likelihood of additional arrests and the seriousness of other pending cases. There are currently 11 detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division to assign these cases to … one investigator can only handle so many cases.” Kathy has contacted various parties about her dissatisfaction with the Columbia Police Department’s actions. She forwarded Inside Columbia a response from U.S. Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s office that says the congresswoman has made an inquiry to the FBI on Kathy’s behalf and will be in touch.

“Where is the justice?”

Columbia police arrested six teens and requested additional warrants for three others, according to a letter Schlude wrote the Johnstons. Four of those arrested were tried as juveniles and convicted of felonies including burglary, stealing and property damage. Jake and another teen were ordered to pay restitution of $4,000 each, the maximum a minor can be required to pay. The other two convicted juveniles were to split the Johnstons’ $1,000 home insurance deductible.


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Boone County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Roger Johnson says his office has filed an adult charge against 18-year-old Gabrielle Elliott, Jordan’s sister, alleging she “knowingly remained unlawfully in an inhabited structure … for the purposes of committing stealing therein.” Another case is pending and three warrant requests are under review by the prosecutor’s office. By summer’s end, Kathy and Steve had received part of the restitution ordered, declining to reveal the actual amount. They’ll likely receive the rest down the road — the Missouri Juvenile & Family Division Annual Report shows underage offenders paid 98 percent of the restitution they owed last year and 100 percent in 2011. But even the full $9,000 won’t come close to covering the Johnstons’ financial burden, they say. The Johnstons believe the convicted juveniles got off easy. “They were all tried with felonies, their hands were slapped, they were sent home with their parents, and their records were sealed,” Kathy says. “Where is the justice? Is there justice in the justice system?”

“They were all tried with felonies, their hands were slapped, they were sent home with their parents, and their records were sealed,” Kathy says. Some of the suspects have had other brushes with the law since the December burglaries. In January, police tried to stop a stolen vehicle and arrested two teens Kathy believes were involved in her case. In March,

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another teen discussed in the police reports was arrested on suspicion of first-degree burglary, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“I lie awake at night”

“Project X” feeds viewers a sugarcoated ending: When Thomas’ father comes home to a partially burned-down house and a car submerged in the swimming pool, he doesn’t even yell about the destruction. Instead, his voice betrays a hint of admiration. “I didn’t think you had it in you,” he tells his son. Thomas faces some minor legal woes, but he returns to school a hero. He even gets the girl. Those final scenes could leave a powerful impression on a boy like Jake, whose family members say he’s desperate for the approval of his father and peers. But the reality is far uglier than the Hollywood version. Steve says his family is struggling to get their lives back on track. The ordeal has been all-consuming for the Johnstons. Nine months after the party on Grant Lane, none of the Johnstons’ guns had been recovered and reports of recent shootings torture Kathy. “I lie awake at night and wonder if that was a gun that came from our house,” she says. Kathy and Terri find some comfort in their friendship, which remains strong despite Terri’s grandson’s culpability. Sometimes they cry together on the phone. “It is hurtful for both of us,” Kathy says. It has become painful for Kathy to remember all the happy birthdays and anniversaries spent in the house on Grant Lane. The home she and Steve had loved from the moment they first set foot in it 20 years ago feels foreign to them. “It is not home,” Kathy says. “It is only a house now.”


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busy beats bored “Jake” has left the home he shared with his mother and sister, and now lives with his father in a neighboring city where he attends an alternative school. It’s hard to ignore the parallels between Jake’s troubled background and some of the risk factors outlined by the state courts’ Juvenile & Family Division: ineffective parental management style, trouble at school, negative influence exerted by peers. According to the division’s risk-assessment tool, such factors are “variables that increase the likelihood of future delinquency.” But Columbia Police Department Public Information Officer Latisha Stroer cautions against generalizing. She’s seen children from great homes become juvenile offenders, and she’s seen kids from unstable families make the A-plus honor roll. Still, there are things parents can do to help their kids stay out of trouble. “The best thing to do is set rules and stick to those rules,” Stroer says. “Parents should make consequences clear and follow through with them, whether that means taking away their teens’ car keys for a set period of time, grounding them or taking away Internet privileges.” She also stresses the importance of parental involvement in children’s lives, urging parents to know their kids’ friends as well as the friends’ parents. “When kids have a lot of time on their hands, they become bored and they start thrill-seeking or looking for trouble,” Stroer says. “Children and teens need to stay active in healthy extracurricular activities such as band, sports, art or Scouts.” Rock Bridge High School Principal Jennifer Mast sees this as one of the ways schools can make an impact on teens. “If we can offer some of those things that they’ve never been exposed to before that they show some interest in, those are alternatives to whatever they’re choosing to do at home,” she says.

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Granny Smith apples originated accidentally in 1868 in Australia after a chance seedling by a woman named Maria Ann Smith.

apples to apples Alexander the Great is credited with discovering the apple in 323 B.C., during his travels through the Middle East. He brought them back to Macedonia and from there the fruit spread throughout all of Europe, eventually making its way to North America via European settlers. The famous pioneer, Johnny Appleseed, furthered the fruit’s popularity by planting and caring for orchards throughout Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Today, apples are among the most abundant and widely produced fruits in the world, with more than 7,500 varieties and production topping out at 69 million tons a year. — dennis clay

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APPLE CRISP Filling 10 Granny Smith apples ½ cup sugar 2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed 1 tablespoon cornstarch Pinch of salt 2 teaspoons cinnamon Topping 1¼ cups flour ½ cup sugar ½ cup brown sugar, packed Pinch of salt 1 cup oats ⅔ pound butter Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel, core and slice apples. Mix together the rest of the filling ingredients — sugars, salt, cornstarch and cinnamon — and toss with apple slices. Pour into a 6-by-11-inch oven-safe glass dish. Combine ingredients for the topping in a bowl. Using an electric mixer, blend on low with the paddle attachment until you get pebble-sized butter pieces. Sprinkle topping over apple slices and bake at 350 for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until the apples are soft and the crust is browned.

Apple Of My Eye Enjoy this fall favorite anytime. Here is a recipe I like to make, especially once the temperature outside begins to drop. You can enjoy it any time of the day — with your coffee for breakfast or with ice cream for dessert. Make sure you choose firm apples. If you use an apple other than Granny Smith, you may need to adjust the sugar ratio in the filling to balance out the flavor of whatever apple you choose. This recipe has a rather high sugar ratio to balance out the tartness of the Granny Smith apple.


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dennis clay is the executive chef at Inside Columbia’s Culinary Adventures. Learn more about Chef Clay and upcoming Culinary Adventures classes at www. photos by l.g. patterson


e’ve all heard the old adage “an apple a day keeps the doctor away,” and that’s just one reason to enjoy this delicious fruit. In early European times, the apple was a symbol of eternal youth and fertility. Nutritionally, apples are one of nature’s perfect foods. They are high in fiber and vitamin C and average only 95 calories per fruit. Apples have zero fats, cholesterol and sodium to go along with the good stuff, which makes them a favorite for kids’ lunches and a healthy office snack as well. Apples also store well. In the old days, people stored their apples for up to three months in frostless cellars. Essentially, these were dirt rooms under houses that were not susceptible to freezing during the winter months. Apples also have a very high shelf life, lasting as long as one month in the crisper compartment of your refrigerator. With so many varieties of the same fruit, it can become a bit overwhelming to decide what type of apple may be best suited for your needs. Here are some of my favorites that should be available at your local grocer. Honey Crisp: Sweet and slightly tart, this apple is best for raw eating. Red Delicious: Heart-shaped and mildly sweet, it is also good for making applesauce. Fuji: Crisp and sweet with a firm skin, raw Fujis work well in salads. Gala: Pinkish orange in color with a sweet and aromatic flesh, Galas are great for baking. Granny Smith: The iconic green apple, Australia’s largest export is perfect for apple tarts and cobblers. Empire: This McIntosh-style apple with a sweet flesh works well for desserts. Pink Lady: Very juicy with red and green striped skin, this apple is great for juicing and eating whole. october 2013 inside columbia



cooking with brook l by food editor brook harlan

You Want Fries With That? Discover a Canadian sensation called poutine.


o you take fries, bake them with cheese curd and then cover them with brown gravy? Who came up with this? The Canadians! Poutine is a dish created in Quebec in the 1950s. There are a million variations of poutine (pronounced poo-tin, just like Vladimir Putin) but the traditional dish contains only three components: fries, cheese curd and gravy. Poutine has entered the mainstream and on some menus contains everything from fried eggs to foie gras.

#1: Fries

You may have made fries at home before: Cut open the red bag, place the fries on a greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 for 8 to 10 minutes. If you want to go that route, you can stop by the canned food aisle and get some gravy, then go through the snack food section and grab some cheese spray in a can. You could whip up the convenience-food version of poutine in a matter of minutes. Making poutine from scratch may take a few extra steps and a little planning, but it makes the whole process more honest, and the end product tastes much better. Preheat a deep fryer to 300 degrees and cut the potatoes into oneeighth-inch or one-fourth-inch slices, then into corresponding sticks. (Peeling is up to you. I like to leave the skin on.)


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Once the fryer preheats to 300 degrees, cook the one-eighth-inch fries for 2½ to three minutes; one-fourth-inch or slightly larger fries cook for 3½ to four minutes. The fries should be floating and have a hint of brown. Remove the fries and place on a paper-towel-lined tray to drain. Cool completely in the refrigerator.

Turn the fryer up to 365 degrees and fry again until fries are crisp and a slightly dark golden brown (time should be just short of the first fry). Drain them on paper towels and allow to cool slightly. Place slightly cooled fries into a bowl and toss with a small amount of salt and pepper as desired. photos by l.g. patterson

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close substitute. There are many variations topped with cheese or a cheese sauce that are equally delicious.

#2: curds

Everyone knows what cheese is, and they know that somewhere along the line, curds and whey are involved. The curds (produced by culturing milk, with the byproduct of whey) can come from a multitude of milks to turn into a vast variety of cheeses. Most cheeses start out with a curd that is heated, seasoned, pressed and then aged to the particular style. Cheese curds are a generic first step, mostly found in Canada and the northern United States. They tend to be quite dense and have a slight squeak when you bite into them, giving them their other name: “squeaky cheese.” Locally, you can find cheese curd or mozzarella curd at some specialty cheese counters. Diced fresh mozzarella will work as a

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#3: gravy

Canadians traditionally pour a thin brown gravy over the top of the fries and curds as they come out of the oven. In addition to the traditional thin brown gravy, your other options are to make a brown roux with brown stock, or just make a brown stock. Using a brown roux made with vegetable oil will give a much richer and deeper flavor than a white roux from brown stock. If you want to take the flavor to an even richer level, reduce the brown stock to a glacé and use only the natural gelatin to thicken the sauce and season, once sauce has become the desired thickness.






1 – 3. Slice potatoes lengthwise to desired thickness, stack in sets of 3 or 4 and slice into fries. 4 – 8. Place fries into 300-degree fryer; fry small fries for 2½ to 3 minutes and larger fries for 3½ to 4 minutes. Fries should be floating and be slightly brown. Place on a sheet tray and cool in the refrigerator. Turn the fryer up to 365 degrees and fry the parcooked fries until very crisp and a dark golden brown (about 2½ minutes for small and 3½ minutes for large). 9 – 11. Toss cooked fries with salt, pepper and cheese curd. Place into an ovensafe dish and bake in a 350-degree oven for 6 to 8 minutes until curd has melted and has slightly brown edges. Remove from the oven and top with gravy.


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poutine recipe ( Serves 3 to 4 )

3 potatoes (peel, if desired) 10 to 12 ounces cheese curd Salt and pepper to taste 4 ounces brown gravy (recipe follows) Cut potatoes and make fries as desired. Toss in bowl with cheese curd, salt and pepper. Place in an oven-safe dish and bake at 350 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes until cheese curd has begun to melt and started to brown slightly. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Top with gravy and serve. 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 tablespoon flour 8 ounces brown stock Salt and pepper to taste Heat oil in a sauté pan. When hot, add flour; stir and cook until roux forms a deep brown color. Stirring constantly, slowly add brown stock (chicken, beef, veal or other). Reduce heat to medium-low and cook while stirring for another 5 to 10 minutes until flour taste has cooked away and volume has reduced to about 4 ounces. Season gravy with salt and pepper as desired. Add variety to your poutine with bacon, green onions, fried eggs, foie gras, pulled pork, brisket, ground beef, sausage, fried chicken livers, truffle, tomatoes, lobster, pickles, avocado, jalapeños, kimchee, sautéed mushrooms, roast beef, caviar, crab, duck fat fries, and just about anything else that your local farmers’ market is selling this week.

brook harlan is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. He is a culinary arts instructor at the Columbia Area Career Center. october 2013 inside columbia


Support Our Locally Owned Restaurants When you dine at local restaurants, you help support small-business owners who spend their dollars in the community. These dollars help keep our neighbors gainfully employed; the cycle continues as employees spend their wages on local arts, culture and other areas of the economy. Eating local pays BIG dividends for Columbia! 44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Drive, 573-443-2726 Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar 811 E. Walnut St., 573-442-8220 Chez Trappeur 406 Main St., Arrow Rock, Mo., 660-837-3133 Coley’s American Bistro 15 S. Sixth St., 573-442-8887 Glenn’s Cafe 23 S. Eighth St., 573-875-8888 Houlihan’s 2541 Broadway Bluffs Drive, 573-815-7210 Room 38 38 N. Eighth St., 573-449-3838 Shakespeare’s Pizza Downtown location: 225 S. Ninth St., 573-449-2454 South location: 3911 Peachtree Drive, 573-447-7435 West location: 3304 W. Broadway Business Park Court, 573-447-1202 Southside Pizza & Pub 3911 Peachtree Drive Suite H, 866-465-1787

the wine list l by kathy casteel

A Feel-Good Sip Newman’s Own Wines offer great value for a good cause.


mericans celebrate Make A Difference Day every fall, but you don’t have to wait until Oct. 26 to do something good. Grab a bottle of Newman’s Own and raise a toast to altruism. Newman’s Own Wines — founded by the late Paul Newman — is a collection of four popular California varietals. The line of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Pinot Noir brought the late actor’s culinary company full circle when it debuted in 2008, shortly before Newman died. Newman’s Own grew out of the actor’s cooking hobby — he enjoyed filling old wine bottles with his homemade salad dressing and giving it to friends and neighbors. Newman founded the food company and for-profit corporation Newman’s Own in 1982, directing 100 percent of all post-tax profits and royalties to charity. To date, Newman’s Own has donated more than $370 million worldwide from the sales of its nearly 100 products. In introducing the wine division, Newman noted: “We’re back to wine bottles, but this time, we’re filling them with wine that will complement my salad dressing and pasta sauce. Wine was the only thing missing at dinnertime — now the meal is complete.” Newman’s Own wines are approachable and food-friendly, designed for table fare. The Pinot Noir is a well-balanced wine with 18 percent Syrah and 2 percent Petite Sirah blended in to add structure and complexity. Bright berry aromas lead to a rich flavor of Bing cherries and toasted vanilla spice with floral undertones and mild tannins. The ripe fruit taste lingers through a satisfying finish. This Pinot Noir pairs well with a variety of beef, pork and chicken entrées, particularly those seasoned with herbs. It’s also a good cooking wine, great for enhancing salsas and salad dressings. Newman’s Own 2011 Pinot Noir won double-gold at the Monterey Wine Competition and a gold medal at Pacific Rim International Wine Competition. In 2012, Snooth declared it a “Top Value.” Newman’s Own products are widely available in Columbia. Inquire at your favorite wine shop.

charity begins at the beginning When Newman’s Own Salad Dressing launched in 1982, the enterprise generated more than $300,000 in first-year profits. Founder Paul Newman declared, “Let’s give it all away to those who need it,” and the company’s philanthropic mission was born. All after-tax profits go through Newman’s Own Foundation for dispersal. The foundation supports a range of charities that focus on children, disaster relief, education, nutrition and leadership training. In addition to the foundation’s work, Newman’s Own Inc. supports three other initiatives: the annual Newman’s Own Award, a $100,000 prize to fund quality-of-life improvements for military families; a Feeding America partnership to help distribute food to the hungry; and $100,000 in awards to the 10 most outstanding volunteer projects of Make A Difference Day.

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mixology l by morgan mccarty

The Elder

Elderflower liqueur comes from the small, white starshaped flower that blooms through the spring and summer. The floral notes of elderflower liqueur pair well with mint and cucumber for a surprisingly refreshing combination. The essence of the cucumber really pops against the gin and other ingredients, balancing the overall mix. This combination would be great for a hot summer day — or even when you’re just wishing for one. 1¼ ounces gin 1 ounce Thatcher’s Elderflower liqueur 6 mint sprigs 3 slices of cucumber Mix together in a glass and top with tonic water.


This is a sweeter version of the gin and tonic with a pleasing cilantro flavoring.

Gin & Tonic Revival A classic tries on three new looks. In the 1700s, when malaria was a problem in India and other tropical regions, doctors discovered that quinine — a medicinal alkaloid used as an ingredient in tonic water — could help prevent the disease. The bitter taste of the cinchona tree bark proved unpleasant until the early 19th century when officers of the British East India Co. began to add water, sugar, lime and gin to the quinine. Today, tonic water, which contains little quinine, is the basis of the popular gin and tonic cocktail.

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Typically, bartenders pour 2 ounces of gin and 5 ounces of tonic water over ice in a highball glass. Sometimes they add a garnish of lime. After that, it becomes a game of favorites for which gin to incorporate. Most people are either Team Gin & Tonic or not. To remedy the drink’s sometimes stiff and stereotyped allure, we asked local bartender Tee Grant to mix it up. Grant, who tends bar at Houlihan’s, whipped up three refreshing remixes of the classic highball cocktail.

Tee Grant says she is not a big fan of sweet drinks, but “I feel like most of the clientele that I work with love the sweet and fruity drinks. With that in mind, I thought a twist of a strawberry or cherry limeade would be a nice addition to this classic cocktail.”

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3 tablespoons brown sugar (or agave nectar) 2 lime wedges 2 ounces gin 4 tablespoons cilantro leaves Muddle the brown sugar and lime; add gin and cilantro leaves and shake. Doublestrain the mixture into a Collins glass and top with tonic and ginger ale. You can substitute the brown sugar with agave nectar if you prefer a different sort of sweetness.

2 limes ¾ ounce cherry or strawberry syrup 1¼ ounces gin

Muddle the limes and syrup. Add gin and top with tonic water. photo by l.g. patterson

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dining out l by ren bishop

A Columbia Classic

Jack’s celebrates 40 years of serving timeless American fare.


hen Ken Applegate purchased Jack’s Gourmet in 1973, there were red booths, cocktail tables and a dance floor in the disco. Now, 40 years later, the original red booths’ modern replacements are a symbol of Applegate’s commitment to serving American fare in Jack’s signature style. “People love our booths,” says Ken’s wife, Melissa. “Matter of fact, we had a fire in 2001 and about a day or two afterward, we had a phone call: ‘Whatever you do, don’t change the color of the booths,’ ” Ken says. “And I said, ‘No, we’re not changing the color of the booths.’ ” Jack’s Gourmet, located at 1903 Business Loop 70 E., opened its doors in 1928. The restaurant was known as Red & Mel’s then, and it has gone through a few name changes


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over the years: Jack’s Coronado Inn, Jack’s, and finally, Jack’s Gourmet. Applegate kept the restaurant’s current name when he purchased it. It had a good track record, as did its high-end American menu, he says. “Some of the menu items haven’t changed over the years,” Melissa says. “Our chicken livers, our escargot, our prime rib, our filet mignon and our chicken cordon bleu are our mainstays. ‘Gourmet’ has always scared people because they think it’s really, really pricy, but when you look at our entrées, they include a soup, a salad, a vegetable and a starch. That is something that has stayed with Jack’s the whole time.” Alongside Jack’s signature gourmet offerings are newer items that were added as the restaurant’s customers changed. In recent years, more casual American fare

Sweet Success At Jack’s, customers can treat themselves to a cool, ice cream dessert drink — a sweet combination of Central Dairy French Vanilla ice cream and your choice of alcohol. Jack’s has been serving the comforting cocktails for 40 years. For a more traditional sweet ending, order a dessert martini.

has become a part of Jack’s bar menu. Quarter-pound hot dogs, mini salmon sliders and fish tacos make gourmet food accessible for families with small children and customers on a budget. “We do a lot of picnics and serve quarter-pound hot dogs; people love those,” Melissa says. “People kept telling us, ‘Why don’t you put them on the menu?’ And we kept saying, ‘Jack’s, with hotdogs on the menu?’ We put them at the bar and kids liked them. We make those changes to modernize.” “It used to be that gentlemen had to wear a jacket to eat here,” Ken says. “But photo by l.g. patterson

we got away from that because people just got away from that.” The Applegates have established a full-service catering business featuring the restaurant’s American fare. From boxed lunches for four to banquets for more than 2,000 hungry fairgoers, the couple is dedicated to meeting every customer’s particular needs.

For the past four decades, Ken has spent his nights at Jack’s, hosting and running the front of the house. “We’re at every catering event,” Ken says. “You’ll see us manage the event to make sure it’s all the way they want it. That’s just our mode of operation, so that’s what we do — we’re always there. No event is too small; no event is too large.” The Applegates’ commitment to their customers is evident in their constant presence at the restaurant. For the past four decades, Ken has spent his nights at Jack’s, hosting and running the front of the house. The 73-yearold greets every customer and has established longtime friendships with regulars over the years. One couple recently celebrated their 39th wedding anniversary at the restaurant, as they have every anniversary. Ken was there to celebrate with them every year. “It’s very gratifying, those relationships with our customers,” Melissa says. “I guess you could say your customers are your kids, because you watch them grow up. We watch kids come in, and then they have their high school graduation party here, and then they’re turning 21 and have their 21st birthday party here.” People return because they know the Applegates will be there with their fresh American fare made from scratch, Ken says. For Columbia’s celebrations, Jack’s remains dedicated to serving their target customers: the next generation of loyal regulars. “We create memories here at Jack’s, that’s what we do,” Melissa says. “If our customers have fun and have a great meal, they remember, and then they come back.” october 2013 inside columbia


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Dining GuidE lll american

lll Guide To Symbols ( Reservations Taken y Romantic  Family Friendly _ Good For Groups Drink Specials  Free Wi-Fi Available lll Price Of Average Entrée $ - $10 and under $$ - $11-$15 $$$ - $16-$20 $$$$ - $21 and up

44 Stone Public House $-$$$ 3910 Peachtree Drive, Suite H 573-443-2726 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Tues– Thurs, 11 am–midnight Fri– Sat, 10:30 am–9 pm Sun

Addison’s $–$$$ ((except Fri–Sat) y _  709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 addisons Hours: 11 am–midnight Mon– Sat (bar until 1), 11 am–11 pm Sun (bar until midnight) Cat’s Kitchen $ 1502 Paris Road 573-443-0991 Hours: 6 am–2pm Mon– Thurs, 6am–8 pm Fri, 6am–11 am Sat, Closed Sun Cattle Drive $–$$ 7 N. Sixth St. 573-817-2000 Hours: 4 pm–midnight Mon– Thurs, 11 am–midnight Fri-Sun

63 Diner $  5801 Highway 763 N. 573-443-2331 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Tues–Sat, Closed Sun–Mon

Claire’s Café $ 595 N. Route B, Hallsville 573-696-2900 Hours: 6 am–8pm Mon–Sat, 7 am–2pm Sun

Abigail’s $$–$$$$ ( 206 Central St., Rocheport 573-698-3000 Hours: 11 am–2 pm, 5 pm– last party leaves Wed–Sun, Closed Mon–Tues

Coley’s American Bistro $–$$$ ( y  _  15 S. Sixth St. 573-442-8887

Hours: 11 am–2 pm and 4– 10 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am– 2 pm and 4–11 pm Fri, 11 am–11 pm Sat, 4–9 pm Sun Columbia Star Dinner Train $$$$ (  6501 N. Brown Station Road 573-474-2223 Hours: Departure at 7 pm Fri–Sat, Departure at 11:30 am Sun Reservations must be made 3 days prior to departure. D. Rowe’s $-$$$  _ ((6+) 1005 Club Village Drive 573-443-8004 www.drowes Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–9 pm Sun (bar until 1:30 am) Flat Branch Pub & Brewing $-$$$  _  115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 Hours: 11 am–midnight Sun– Thurs, 11 am–1 am Fri–Sat

G&D Steak House $-$$$  2001 W. Worley St. 573-445-3504 Hours: 11 am–9 pm daily The Heidelberg $–$$ _  410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon– Sat, 10 am–midnight Sun Houlihan’s $–$$ 2541 Broadway Bluffs Drive 573-815-7210 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–10 pm Sun Jersey Dogs $ 5695 Clark Lane, Suite P 573-355-4106 JdogsDogs Hours: 10 am–3 pm Mon– Tues, Thurs–Fri, 10 am–5 pm Sat, Closed Wed & Sun Jimmy’s Family Steakhouse $-$$$  _ 3101 S. Providence Road 573-443-1796 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–9:30 pm Fri–Sat

Mad Cow $  _  503 E. Nifong Blvd. (Rock Bridge Shopping Center) 573-214-0393 Hours: 10 am–9 pm daily Mugs Up Drive-In $  603 Orange St. 573-443-7238 Hours: 11 am–8 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–9 pm Fri– Sat, Closed Sun, Closed Nov–Feb Murry’s $-$$$  3107 Green Meadows Way 573-442-4969 Hours: 11 am–midnight Mon– Sat, Closed Sun Tellers Gallery & Bar $$–$$$$ y  820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355 Hours: 11 am–12:30 am Mon–Sat (bar until 1:30 am), Closed Sun Trailside Cafe & Bike Shop $  700 First St., Rocheport 573-698-2702

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lll asian ABC Chinese Cuisine $ 3510 I-70 Drive S.E. 573-443-3535 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat Bamboo Terrace $$ 3101 W. Broadway 573-886-5555 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat Bangkok Gardens $–$$ _y 811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284 Hours: 11 am–2 pm Mon- Sat, 5 pm–8:30 pm Mon–Thurs, 5 pm–9:30pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Chim’s Thai Kitchen $  ChimsThaiKitchen 3907 Peachtree Drive 573-777-8626 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat 11505 Smith Hatchery Road (Cooper’s Landing) 509-295-3810 Hours: 4 pm–10 pm Wed– Fri, Noon–10 pm Sat, Noon–9 pm Sun, Closed Nov–Mar 201 N. 10th St. 573-355-9590 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–9 pm Sun Chopsticks $ _ 1705 N. Providence Road 573-886-9005 Hours: 10 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 10 am–11 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–10 pm Sun Formosa $ 913A E. Broadway 573-449-3339 Hours: 10 am–10 pm Sun– Thurs, 10 am–11 pm Fri-Sat Geisha Sushi Bar 804 E. Broadway 573-777-9997 Hours: 11 am–2 pm lunch Mon–Sat, 5 pm–9:30 pm dinner Mon–Thurs, 5 pm–10:30 pm dinner Fri– Sat, Closed Sun House of Chow $-$$ y 2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8800 Hours: 11 am–2 pm and 4:30 pm–9 pm Mon–Sat, Closed Sun HuHot Mongolian Grill $–$$  _  3802 Buttonwood Drive 573-874-2000 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat

Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro $-$$$$ y ( 2200 Forum Blvd. 573-446-5462 Hours: 11 am–2 pm and 5 pm–9:30 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am–2 pm and 5 pm– 10 pm Fri, 5 pm–10 pm Sat, 5 pm–8:30 pm Sun Jingo $-$$  1201 E. Broadway 573-874-2530 Hours: 11 am–11 pm Mon– Tues, 11 am–2 am Wed-Sat, 11:30 am-10:30 pm Sun Kampai Sushi Bar 907 Alley A 573-442-2239 Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm Mon-Fri, 5 pm–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 5 pm–11 pm Fri–Sat, 5 pm–9 pm Sun KUI Korean BBQ $$ 22 N. Ninth St. 573-442-7888 Hours: 11am–2:30 pm, 3:30–9:30 pm Mon–Sat Osaka Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar and Hibachi Steak $$-$$$ _ 120 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-875-8588 Hours: 11:30 am–2:30 pm Tues–Sat, 5 pm–10 pm Tues–Thurs, 5 pm–10:30 pm Fri–Sat, 5 pm–9:30 pm Sun, Closed Mon Peking Restaurant $  212 E. Green Meadows Road 573-256-6060 Hours: 11 am–2:30 pm Mon–Sat, 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Mon–Thurs, 4:30 pm–10 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–3 pm and 4:30 pm– 9 pm Sun Saigon Bistro $  _ 912 E. Broadway 573-442-9469 Hours: 11 am–7 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–8 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Sake $$ (  16 S. 10th St. 573-443-7253 Hours: 11 am–1:30 am Mon–Sat; Noon–midnight Sun Thip Thai Cuisine $ 904 E. Broadway 573-442-0852 Hours: 11am–2:30 pm, 5–10 pm daily

lll bakery & cafÉ B&B Bagel Co. $  124 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-442-5857 Hours: 6 am–4 pm Mon–Fri, 6 am–3 pm Sat–Sun BBC II $ 220 S. Eighth St. 573-445-1965 breadbasketcafe

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Hours: 10 am–11 pm Mon– Thurs, 10 am–midnight Fri, 11 am–midnight Sat, 11 am– 9 pm Sun Blenders: Smoothies + Juices $ 308 S. Ninth St., Suite 113 573-889-8430 Hours; 7 am–7 pm Mon–Sun Dande Café $ 110 Orr St. 573-442-8740 Hours: 7 am–3 pm Mon–Fri, 8 am–3 pm Sat Hot Box Cookies $ 1013 E. Broadway 573-777-8777 Hours: Noon–midnight Sun, 11 am–midnight Mon-Tues, 11 am–1:30 am Wed–Thurs, 11 am–2:30 am Fri–Sat Main Squeeze Natural Foods Café & Juice Bar $  28 S. Ninth St. 573-817-5616 Hours: 10 am–8 pm Mon– Sat, 10 am–3 pm Sun UKnead Sweets $ 808 Cherry St. 573-777-8808 Hours: 9 am–8 pm Mon– Thurs, 9 am–10 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun


The Upper Crust Bakery Café & Catering $_ 904 Elm St., Suite 108 573-874-3033 3107 Green Meadows Way 573-874-4044 Hours: 8 am–3 pm Mon–Sun (Elm Street), 6:30 am– 8 pm Mon–Fri, 8 am– 8 pm Sat, 8 am–3 pm Sun (Green Meadows) The Uprise Bakery $ _ 10 Hitt St. 573-256-2265 Hours: 6:30 am–8 pm daily, bar open 5 pm-1 am daily

lll bar & grill 1839 Taphouse $ _ 212 E. Green Meadows Drive, Suite 2 573-441-1839 Hours: 4 pm–1:30 am Mon– Sat, 4 pm–midnight Sun Bengals Bar & Grill $_ 227 S. Sixth St. 573-875-2337 Hours: 11 am–1:30 am, Closed Sun Billiards on Broadway $ _ 514 E. Broadway 573-449-0116 www.billiardson

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Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Sat, Noon–midnight Sun Booches Billiard Hall $ 110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519 Hours: 11 am–midnight Mon– Sat, Closed Sun Broadway Brewery $-$$$ 816 E. Broadway 573-443-5054 Hours: 5 pm–midnight Mon, 11 am–midnight Tues–Sun CJ’s in Tiger Country $ _ 704 E. Broadway 573-442-7777 www.cjs– Hours: 11 am–2 pm and 4 pm–9 pm Tues–Fri, 11 am–9 pm Sat, Closed Sun–Mon D&D Pub and Grub $_  4600 Paris Road 573-442-7302 Hours: 6 am–10 pm Mon– Wed, 6 am–1 am Thurs–Sat, 8 am–10 pm Sun DC’s Bar & Grill $ _ 904 Business Loop 70 E. 573-256-0111 Hours: 11:30 am–1:30 am Mon–Sat Deuce Pub & Pit $-$$ _  3700 Monterey Drive

573-443-4350 Hours: 3 pm–1 am Mon– Wed, 11 am–1 am Thurs-Sat, 11 am-midnight Sun The Fifth Down Bar & Grill $  _  912 Rain Forest Parkway 573-442-8700 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Sat Harpo’s $  _ 29 S. 10th St. 573-443-5418 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Sat, 11 am–midnight Sun International Tap House $ 308 S. Ninth St. 573-443-1401 www.internationaltaphouse. com Hours: 1pm–1am Mon–Thurs, Noon–1am Fri, 11am–1am Sat, 11am–midnight Sun KLiK’s $  205 N. 10th St. 573-449-6692 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Fri, 4 pm–1 am Sat Legends Restaurant & Bar $-$$$$ 10 W. Nifong Blvd., Suite M 573-441-2211 Hours: 11 am­–­10 pm daily McNally’s $ _  7 N. Sixth St. 573-441-1284 Hours: 4 pm–1:30 am Mon–Sat Nash Vegas $ 929 E. Broadway NashVegasBar Hours: 4pm–1:15 am Tues– Fri, 12 pm–1:15 am Sat, Closed Sun Pem’s Place $  _  3919 S. Providence Road 573-447-7070 Hours: 5–9 pm Tues, 5 pm– 1 am Fri–Sat Quinton’s Deli & Bar $ 124 S. Ninth St. 573-815-1047 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Sat, 10 am–3 pm and 5 pm–midnight Sun Shiloh Bar & Grill $ _ 402 E. Broadway 573-875-1800 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon–Sat, 11 am–midnight Sun With live music, TVs on every wall, a huge outdoor patio, and drink specials every day, Shiloh is always busy, but during football season it’s positively teeming. The menu features house favorites, such as the Shiloh Burger — a beef patty topped with bacon and Swiss.

Sports Zone $-$$$ _  2200 1-70 Drive S.W. (Holiday Inn Executive Center) 573-445-8383 Hours: 11 am–midnight daily Stadium Grill 1219 Fellows Place (Stadium Boulevard & College Avenue) 573-777-9292 www.stadiumgrill Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–midnight Fri–Sat Tiger Club $(_  1116 Business Loop 70 E. 573-874-0312 Hours: 2 pm–1 am Mon–Sat The Tiger Zou Pub & Grill $-$$ _  3200 Penn Terrace, Suite 121 573-214-0973 Hours: 11:30 am–1 am Mon– Sat, 11:30 am–midnight Sun Trumans Bar & Grill $-$$ _ 3304 Broadway Business Park Court 573-445-1669 Hours: 6 am–1:30 am Mon– Sat, 9 am–midnight Sun Willie’s Pub & Pool $ _ 1109 E. Broadway 573-499-1800

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lll barbecue Buckingham Smokehouse BBQ $-$$  3804 Buttonwood Drive 573-499-1490 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat 5614 E. St. Charles Road 573-777-7711 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Mon– Thurs, 11am–10 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Lonnie Ray’s Café and BBQ $-$$$ 81 E. Sexton St., Harrisburg 573-874-0020 Hours: 11 am–8 pm Tue–Fri, 8 am–8 pm Sat, Closed Sun–Mon Lutz’s BBQ $$ 200 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-636-4227 Hours: 10 am–8 pm MonSat, Closed on Sundays Ranch House BBQ $ 1716 Lindberg Drive 573-814-3316 Hours: 7 am–9 pm Mon– Thurs, 7 am–10 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Rocheport Bike And BBQ $  103 Pike St., Rocheport 573-698-3008 Hours: 11 am–7 pm Wed–Sun Shotgun Pete’s BBQ Shack $ 28 N. Ninth St. 573-442-7878 Hours: 11:30 am–9:30 pm Tues–Thurs, 11:30 am–2 am Fri, Noon–midnight Sat, Closed Sun–Mon Smokin’ Chick’s BBQ Restaurant $-$$$  _ 4603 John Garry Drive 573-256-6450 Hours: Mon–Thurs 11 am– 9 pm, 11 am–10 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–8 pm Sun

lll breakfast & diners Broadway Diner $ 22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173 Hours: 4 am–2 pm Mon–Sat, Closed Sun

Lucy’s Corner Café $ 522 E. Broadway 573-875-1700 Hours: 6 am–2 pm Mon–Fri, 7 am–1 pm Sat-Sun

lll coffee Coffee Zone $  11 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8215 Hours: 6:30 am–9 pm MonSat, 8 am-9 pm Sun Dunn Bros. Coffee _  1412 Forum Blvd. 573-446-4122 Hours: 6 am–8 pm Mon–Fri, 7 am–6 pm Sat–Sun

Hours: 9 am–7 pm Mon–Fri, 1 am–3 am Fri & Sat latenight, 10 am–5 pm Sat–Sun New Deli $ _ 3200 Vandiver Drive, Suite 10A 573-474-2200 Hours: 11 am–8 pm Mon–Sat New York Deli $ 1301 Vandiver Drive 573-886-3354 Hours: 8 am–6:30 pm Mon–Fri, 9 am–3 pm Sat, Closed Sun Pickleman’s Gourmet Café $–$$

2513 Old 63 S. 573-886-2300 Hours: 10 am–2 am daily 1106 E. Broadway 573-875-2400 Hours: 10 am–2 am Sun– Wed, 10 am–2:30 am Thurs–Sat 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 105 573-875-0400 Hours: 10 am–10 pm Sub Shop $   573-449-1919 209 S. Eighth St. Hours: 8 am–midnight Mon– Fri, 10 am–midnight Sat-Sun

2105 W. Worley St. Hours: 10 am–9 pm daily 212 Green Meadows Rd. Hours: 10 am–9 pm daily 601 Business Loop 70 W., Suite 203 (Parkade Center) Hours: 8 am–8 pm Mon–Fri Subzone $ 916 E. Broadway 573-443-0921 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun– Tues, 11 am–2 am Wed–Sat

lll dessert & ice cream Cold Stone Creamery 904 Elm St., Suite 100

573-443-5522 www.coldstone Hours: Noon–10:30 pm Sun– Thurs, Noon–11 pm Fri–Sat Encore Wine and Dessert Bar $ y _ ( 904 Elm St., Suite 108 573-874-3033 www.encorewineand Hours: 7 pm–midnight Thurs–Sat Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers $ 100 Brickton Road 573-442-2415

Frequency Coffee $ 915 Alley A 620-755-8759 Hours: 7 am–10 pm, Mon–Sat It’ss Coffee and Yogurt $ 2300 Bernadette Drive (Columbia Mall) 573-256-1077 Hours: 10 am–9 pm Mon– Sat, 11 am–6 pm Kaldi’s Coffeehouse $  29 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2566 Hours: 6 am–11 pm Mon–Fri, 7 am–11 pm Sat–Sun 2902 Forum Blvd., Suite 103 573-874-1803 Hours: 7:30 am–7 pm Mon– Fri, 7:30 am–6 pm Sat, 7:30 am–5 pm Sun 1400 Forum Blvd. (Schnucks) 573-446-2800 Hours: 6 am–8 pm daily Lakota Coffee Company $  24 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2852 Hours: 6 am–midnight daily Lollicup Tea Zone 23 S. Ninth St. 573-256-1933 2300 Bernadette Drive (Columbia Mall) 573-447-4701 Hours: 10:30 am–10 pm Mon–Sat, 11:30 am–5 pm Sun (Ninth Street), 10 am– 9 pm Mon–Sat, 11 am– 6 pm Sun (Columbia Mall)

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Café Berlin $  220 N. 10th St. 573-441-0400 Hours: 8 am–2 pm daily

Hoss’s Market & Rotisserie $–$$$   1010A Club Village Drive 573-815-9711 Hours: 10 am–8 pm Mon– Sat, Closed Sun

Ernie’s Café and Steakhouse $  1005 E. Walnut St. 573-874-7804 Hours: 6:30 am–2:45 pm daily

Lee Street Deli $ 603 Lee St. 573-442-4111 www.williesfieldhouse. com/lsd

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Hours: 10:30 am–10 pm Sun–Thurs, 10:30 am–11 pm Fri–Sat Randy’s Frozen Custard $  3304 W. Broadway Business Park 573-446-3071 Hours: 11 am–9:30 pm, Mon–Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri-Sat, 11 am–9:30 pm Sun Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream $  21 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7400 Hours: 11 am–11 pm daily, Closed Jan-Feb

lll fine dining Bleu $–$$$$ ( y _ 811 E. Walnut St. 573-442-8220 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Mon, 11 am–10 pm Tues–Thurs, 11 am–midnight Fri, 10 am–midnight Sat, 10 am–9 pm Sun CC’s City Broiler $$$–$$$$ y 1401 Forum Blvd. 573-445-7772 Hours: 5 pm–10 pm daily Chris McD’s Restaurant & Wine Bar $$–$$$$ y ((5+)


1400 Forum Blvd. #6 573-446-6237 Hours: 4:30 pm–10 pm Mon–Sat, Closed Sun Churchill’s $$$$ ( 2200 I-70 Drive S.W. (Holiday Inn Executive Center) 573-445-8531 Hours: 5:30 pm–10 pm Tues–Sat Glenn’s Café $$–$$$$ (y _  501 E. High St., Boonville 660–882–9191 Hours: 4:30–8 pm Tues– Thurs, 4:30–9 pm Fri–Sat, 11:30 am–6:30 pm, closed Mon; bar open at 4:30 pm Tues–Sat Grand Cru Restaurant $$–$$$$ ( _ y 2600 S. Providence Road 573-443-2600 Hours: 11 am–late night Mon–Fri, 5 pm–late night Sat, Closed Sun Jack’s Gourmet $$–$$$$ (y 1903 Business Loop 70 E. 573-449-3927 www.jacksgourmet Hours: 4 pm–10 pm Mon– Sat, Closed Sun

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Les Bourgeois Bistro $–$$$$ ( y _  12847 W. Highway BB, Rocheport 573-698-2300 Hours: 11 am–8 pm Tues-Sat, 11 am–3 pm Sun, Closed Mon Mar–Oct: 11 am–9 pm Tues– Sat, 11 am–3 pm Sun, Closed Mon Les Bourgeois, situated on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as it winds through a thick grove of trees, can easily claim one of the best views in central Missouri. One of Missouri’s largest wineries, every aspect of production, from the vineyard to the bottle, happens on-site. The famed appetizer every diner must sample is Gorgonzola cheesecake, served warm with basil pesto, tomato coulis and toasted Ellis Bakery bread. Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge $–$$$ y _ ( 38 N. Eighth St. 573-449-3838 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon-Sat, Closed Sun Sophia’s $–$$$ y _(except Fri and Sat) 3915 S. Providence Road

573-874-8009 sophias Hours: 11 am–midnight MonSat, 11 am–11 pm Sun Sycamore $$$ y ( 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 www.sycamorerestaurant. com Hours: 11 am–2 pm Mon– Fri, 5 pm–10 pm Mon–Sat, bar open until 11 pm Mon– Thurs and midnight Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Trey $$$ 21 N. Ninth St. 573-777-8654 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Tues–Sun The Wine Cellar & Bistro $$$ ( y 505 Cherry St. 573-442-7281 Hours: 11 am–2 pm Mon–Fri, 5–10 pm Mon–Sat, 5–9 pm Sun

Casablanca Mediterranean Grill $–$$ _ 501 Elm St. 573-442-4883 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Sat, Noon–5 pm Sun

Rush’s Pizzeria & Bakery $–$$$  _ 1104 Locust St. 573-449-RUSH (7874) Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–2:30 am the next day Fri–Sat, 4 pm–10 pm Sun

Curries Indian ToGo Restaurant $ 2518 Business Loop 70 E. 573-355-5357 Hours: 4 pm–10 pm Mon– Sun

Taj Mahal $–$$  ( 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 110 573-256-6800 Hours: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5 pm–9:30 pm daily

Günter Hans $ 1020 E. Broadway Hours: 11 am–11 pm Mon–Sat India’s House $–$$ 1101 E. Broadway 573-817-2009 Hours: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5 pm–9:30 pm Mon–Sat, 5 pm–9 pm Sun International Café $–$$ 26 S. Ninth St. 573-449-4560 Hours: 11 am–9 pm daily

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Oasis Mediterranean Cafe $   2609 E. Broadway 573-442-8727 Hours: 10 am–8 pm Mon– Sat, 12–6 pm Sun

Café Poland $  807 Locust St. 573-874-8929 Hours: 10:30 am–7:30 pm Mon–Fri

Olive Café $–$$  21 N. Providence Road 573-442-9004 Hours: 10 am–9 pm Mon– Sat, 10 am–8 pm Sun

lll italian Babbo’s Spaghetteria $$  _ 1305 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-9446 www.babbos Hours: 11 am–2 pm and 5 pm–9 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am–2 pm and 5 pm– 10 pm Fri, 5 pm–10 pm Sat, Noon–8 pm Sun Italian Village $–$$$ _ 711 Vandiver Drive #B 573-442-8821 Hours: 10 am–11 pm Sun– Thurs, 10 am–midnight Fri–Sat The Pasta Factory $–$$ _ ( y 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 109 573-449-3948 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat

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lll mexican Carlito’s $  12 Business Loop 70 E. 573-443-6370 Hours: 11 am–7 pm Mon–Fri, Closed Sat–Sun El Jimador $ _ 3200 Penn Terrace 573-474-7300 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–9 pm Sun El Maguey 901 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-874-3812 21 Conley Road 573-443-7977 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon-Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat El Rancho $ 1014 E. Broadway 573-875-2121 Hours: 11 am–2 am Mon– Wed, 11 am–3 am Thurs–Sat, 11 am–11 pm Sun Freebirds World Burrito 1020 E. Broadway, Suite F 573-474-1060 Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily José Jalepeños $ 3412 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-7388 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat La Siesta Mexican Cuisine $-$$ _  33 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8788 Hours: 11 am–1 am Mon– Wed, 11 am–3 am Thurs–Sat, 11 am– 8pm Sun La Terraza Grill $-$$ _  (z128 E. Nifong Blvd., Suite B 573-815-1195 11 am–10 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat, 11 am–9pm Sun Las Margaritas $ 10 E. Southampton Drive 573-442-7500 Hours: 9 am–11 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–11:30 pm Fri, 9 am–1 am Sat Pancheros Mexican Grill $ 421 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-445-3096 Hours: 10:30 am–10 pm Sun–Thurs, 10:30 am–11 pm Fri–Sat Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant $  3306 W. Broadway Business Park 573-445-2946 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat Taqueria El Rodeo $  805 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-875-8048 Hours: 9:30 am–10 pm daily Tequila Mexican Restaurant $$  3605 S. Providence Road 573-256-1115

Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–10:30 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun

lll pizza Angelo’s Pizza and Steak House $_( 4107 S. Providence Road 573-443-6100 www.angelospizza Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Sat, 11 am–9 pm Sun Arris’ Pizza $–$$$ _  ( 1020 E. Green Meadows Road 573-441-1199 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon–Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat,11 am–10 pm Sun

Business Park Court #E 573447-1202 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat 3911 Peachtree Drive 573-447-7435 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat Southside Pizza & Pub $–$$ 3908 Peachtree Drive 573-256-4221 www.southsidepizza Hours: 3 pm–1:30 am Mon– Fri, 11 am–1:30 am Sat, 11 am–midnight Sun Tony’s Pizza Palace $  416 E. Walnut St.

573-442-3188 Hours: 11 am–2 pm Mon–Fri,4 pm–11 pm Mon–Thurs, 4 pm–12:30 am Fri–Sat, 4 pm–9 pm Sun

lll southern & homestyle Dexter’s Broaster Chicken $ 711 Vandiver, Suite A 573- 447-7259 Hours: 10:30 am–10:30 pm, Mon–Sun Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen $–$$$    214 Stadium Blvd. 573-443-5299 Hours: 11 am–9 pm Sun– Mon,11 am–10 pm Tues– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat JJ’s Cafe $ (_ 600 Business Loop 70 W. 573-442-4773 Hours: 6:30 am–2 pm daily Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken 2316 Paris Road 573-474-5337 2200 W. Ash St., Suite 102 573-445-6650 Hours: 10 am–9 pm Sun–Thurs, 10 am–10 pm Fri–Sat Midway Family Restaurant 6401 Highway 40 W. 573-445-6542 Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week Perche Creek Café $  6751 Highway 40 W. 573-446-7400 Hours: 6 am–2 pm Mon–Sat, 7 am–Noon Sun v

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Brooklyn Pizzeria $ 909 Cherry St. 573-449-2768 Hours: 11am–12am Sun– Thurs, 11am–2am Fri–Sat G&D Pizzaria $–$$$ _  2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8336 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Sat, Closed Sun George’s Pizza and Steak $–$$ 5695 Clark Lane 573-214-2080 Hours: 11 am–10 pm daily Gumby’s Pizza & Wings 1201 E. Broadway 573-874-8629, Hours: 10:30 am–2 am Mon–Wed, 10:30 am– 3 am Thurs–Sat, 10:30 am– midnight Sun Kostaki’s Pizzeria $$$  2101 Corona Road #105 573-446-7779 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Mon– Thurs, 11 am–11 pm Fri–Sat, Closed Sun Pickleman’s Gourmet Café $–$$ 2513 Old 63 S. 573-886-2300 Hours: 10 am–2 am daily 1106 E. Broadway 573-875-2400 Hours: 10 am–2 am Sun–Wed, 10 am–2:30 am Thurs–Sat 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 105 573-875-0400 Hours: 10 am–10 pm Pizza Tree $ 1013 Park Ave. (in Mojo’s) 573-875-0588 Hours vary Shakespeare’s Pizza $–$$ _ 227 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 Hours: 11 am–10 pm Sun–Thurs, 11 am–1:30 am Fri–Sat 3304 W. Broadway

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celebrate love birds

weddings & society Toby and brad’s wedding story


kitt and cal’s wedding story




on the town


The whimsical bird trend took flight at weddings in 2012, and interest in bird-themed decorations has soared. Birdinspired decorations can infuse a level of bucolic eccentricity to any celebration. Doves, lovebirds and blue birds are traditional inspirations for aviary accessories, but birdcage centerpieces, nested cake toppers, birdlike jewelry, decorated invitations and feathered veils and fascinators are flocking together for a chic celebratory theme. — MORGAN McCARTY

Make simple table decorations with candy coated almonds and birds’ nests from the local craft store.

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a wedding story l by weddings editor anita neal harrison

Married August 4, 2012

Toby Asel & Brad Dible


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or most of a decade, fate seemed set on keeping Brad Dible and Toby Asel apart. Just as Toby was leaving Columbia to attend Vanderbilt University in 1999, Brad was arriving in Columbia to attend the University of Missouri. Four years later, in 2003, Brad began veterinary school at MU, and Toby moved to London to work in aviation insurance; in 2004, she moved to Atlanta for the same line of work. Finally, in May 2007, Brad graduated from vet school and moved to Wentzville to begin his practice — and three months later, Toby moved back to Columbia to begin law school at Mizzou. Despite missing each other in Columbia, their paths finally crossed in 2007 with the help of future groomsman Grant Mechlin, a childhood friend of Toby’s and a college fraternity brother of Brad’s. Toby’s father had even spent time with Brad on hunting trips with the Mechlins before Brad and Toby met. The two got to know each other as friends and then began dating in the summer of 2010, after she graduated from law school and moved near St. Louis to begin practicing law. On Thanksgiving weekend 2011, Brad arrived at Toby’s apartment in a T-shirt and jeans for a casual date night. He managed to sneak a new sparkling collar on Hanley, the puppy he had given Toby in May, and then he let Hanley run to Toby. As Toby bent down to look at the new collar, she spied an engagement ring. She turned around and found Brad down on one knee. That wasn’t the end of the surprises. After Toby said “yes,” Brad let her know he had brought some dressy clothes to change into for dinner and had a limo waiting outside. › photos by love tree studios

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“It was the perfect proposal,” Toby says. Brad and Toby were wed on Aug. 4, 2012, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. Deacon Al Williams from St. Joseph Catholic Church in Clayton officiated. A top wish in planning the wedding was for the day to express both the bride’s and the groom’s personalities and interests. This called for a blend of soft romance with a love for hunting and the outdoors. So while Toby’s wedding gown and veil were very feminine and soft with English netting and Alençon lace, the men accented their tuxedos with shotgun shell cufflinks. And while the wedding took place in a Catholic church filled with flowers in soft blush and creams with pops of green and coral, guests stayed in the Stoney Creek Inn where guest baskets included, among other things, camo koozies. “I wanted Brad to feel it was his wedding, too,” Toby says, “and he and his groomsmen got a kick out of all the touches.” For her attire, Toby chose a Priscilla of Boston gown with a dramatic sweetheart neckline and a flowing A-line skirt with romantic Alençon lace. She wore her hair pulled up in soft curls with a floor-length veil of English netting and accessorized


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with diamond earrings and an antique diamond bracelet borrowed from Vincent’s Jewelers in St. Louis. Her bouquet was a hand-tied English garden collection of various roses with Queen Anne’s lace and hypericum berries. Attached to the bouquet was a blue butterfly brooch from her paternal grandmother, as well as a rosary from her maternal grandmother. Toby also tucked a fivepence into her shoe, received from a bridesmaid who had lived with her in London. “I loved those little sentimental touches,” Toby says. Toby’s bridesmaids wore floor-length Amsale gowns in various designs but all in the same blush shade. The bridesmaids’ bouquets were similar to the bride’s.

Brad wore a black tuxedo by Vera Wang with a cream shirt, vest and bowtie. His boutonniere matched the bridal bouquet with roses, Queen Anne’s lace and hypericum berries. Brad’s groomsmen also wore black, Vera Wang tuxedos but with black vests and bowties. Their boutonnieres featured watermelon roses, green hydrangeas and antique roses. Inside the sanctuary, there were large altar bouquets of flowers in soft pinks and creams; the aisle was lined with tall pew candles wrapped in cream silk with ribbons and small bouquets in soft green, off-white, watermelon and soft pink. The traditional Catholic ceremony featured piano, violin and flute music. A highlight came when Toby’s uncle sang

“Ave Maria” as Brad and Toby lit a candle in memory of all eight of their grandparents. Gorgeous flowers covered the reception grounds at the Country Club of Missouri and filled the venue, from an arbor in the garden dripping with greenery and roses to massive centerpieces in the food room; centerpieces on each of the tables featured branches and greenery, and tea lights dangled from the chandeliers. Upon arrival, guests enjoyed cocktails and passed hors d’oeuvres on the back patio as a jazz band played. Food stations and bars were set up throughout the venue. “We wanted food that would appeal to everyone, so we had everything from tenderloin to pasta to sushi,” Toby says. Brad and Toby made “Later in their getaway in an ATV the evening, decorated with tulle, we cut the antlers and a “Just cake, there Hitched” sign. were some amazing toasts, and the dance floor opened up. It was packed by the time Brad and I made our exit. It was an absolute ball.” The cakes were another example of the blending of Brad and Toby’s personalities. The five-tiered round wedding cake included beautiful cream roses with a bouquet topper of hydrangeas, roses, curly willow and amaranthus; the groom’s cake was a detailed sculpture of a buck resting on leaves. Brad and Toby made their getaway in an ATV decorated with tulle, antlers and a “Just Hitched” sign that Toby’s dad made with wood from the family farm. Their honeymoon took them to St. Lucia for a week, where they stayed at the Sandals Grande resort. After arriving on the island, Toby expected a 2½-hour, rough mountain drive to reach the resort, but Brad surprised her with a helicopter waiting at the airport. “So we were at the resort in minutes and got to see the whole island,” Toby says. Today, Brad and Toby live in Bentonville, Ark., where Brad practices veterinary medicine and Toby practices law. Toby is the daughter of Don and Jodie Asel of Columbia, and Brad is the son of David and Gloria Dible of Rogers, Ark. october 2013 inside columbia


a wedding story l by weddings editor anita neal harrison

Married october 20, 2012

Kitt Kelley & Cal Graves


itt Kelley and Cal Graves had not seen each other for a couple of years when Cal walked into the Spanish 3 class both of them were taking at the University of Missouri. Although both had attended Columbia’s Rock Bridge High School, and Kitt was friends with Cal’s sister, the two were no more than acquaintances. They struck up a casual friendship in class, and at the end of the semester, they rode together to their final, which brought together all of the Spanish 3 classes in one lecture hall. After the tests were handed out, Cal leaned over and said, “Look at all these people. It must be fate we were in the same group.” “A date was in the works shortly after!” Kitt says. About four years later, on Sept. 2, 2011, Cal and Kitt went for a motorcycle ride to the house where Kitt’s grandmother had lived in Hallsville. She had recently died and the couple wanted to visit the home where Kitt had spent many childhood days. Cal took Kitt to the backyard, where he got down on one knee and proposed. Kitt and Cal were wed on Oct. 20, 2012, at First Christian Church of Columbia. The fall wedding was spectacular with the season’s vibrant shades. There was a grand floral arrangement at the altar, and down the aisle, tall single silver candelabras stood topped with hurricanes


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holding white taper candles. Hanging from the candelabras were grapevine balls mixed with green hanging amaranthus, red orchids and orange garden roses. Kitt wore a simple lace gown with a sweetheart neckline, A-line fit and chapel-length train. She paired the gown with her mother’s chapel-length veil, which featured a blusher, and wore her hair pulled up in a smooth updo, accessorizing with small pearl earrings. Kitt carried a hand-tied bouquet of copper cymbidium orchids, burnt-orange calla lilies, yellow garden roses, orange garden roses, red berries and scabiosa pods; lace removed from the edge of her mother’s veil wrapped the stems.

Kitt’s bridesmaids wore Alfred Sung gowns in various styles but all in a low-sheen, midnight blue fabric. The bridesmaids carried hand-tied bouquets of deep red roses, orange hypericum berries, gold yarrow, green hydrangeas, scabiosa pods and burnt orange freesia. Cal wore a black tuxedo with a champagne tie and vest. His boutonniere was a burnt orange calla lily accented with mokara orchids and greenery. Cal’s groomsmen also wore black tuxedos but with midnight blue ties and vests. Their boutonnieres featured scabiosa pods, curly willow and red berries. The wedding service emphasized the love of family, with Cal’s older brother, the Rev. Chip Graves, serving as the officiant and

Kitt and Cal’s 7-month-old daughter, Emmie, making her entrance in an old-fashioned pram with four other flower girls and seven ring bearers — all Emmie’s cousins — ringing bells right before Kitt came down the aisle. Kitt and Cal exchanged traditional vows in a modified Episcopalian service. The celebration then moved to the Stoney Creek Inn, where “classic and elegant” mixed with “a touch of casual and dash of country,” in the words of wedding planner Anne Churchill of AnnaBelle Events. Shimmering champagne linens, navy table runners and navy napkins offered a neutral backdrop for the reds and oranges in the fall centerpieces. Those centerpieces included tall the wedding arrangements service with curly emphasized the willow, green love of family, hydrangeas, red with cal’s older roses and orange brother serving carnations; as officiant. medium arrangements in gold mercury glass with the same fall flowers as the bridesmaids’ bouquets; and low bouquets of orange carnations accented with curly willow placed in square wooden boxes made from wood from Kitt’s grandfather’s barn. Elegant details on the wedding cake pulled all of the elements together. The four tiers alternated between square and round, and each tier featured its own unique design on a white background — thick gold stripes and dainty gold dots, as well as a tier adorned with an exquisite tree branch design. The reception was high on fun, with “everything from the conga line to the bridesmaids’ rendition of ‘Proud Mary,’ ” Kitt says. Cal and Kitt spent their weeklong honeymoon at Sandals Grande Antigua in the West Indies. The couple now lives in Jefferson City. Kitt is the daughter of Mike and Debbie Kelley of Columbia and is an echo/vascular sonographer at Lake Regional Hospital in Osage Beach. Cal is the son of Dick and Tracy Graves in Columbia and serves as the chief information officer for his family’s business, Graves Menu Maker Foods. october 2013 inside columbia



Joyful Occasions Natalie Jane Rolph and Andrew James Dreyer were married on June 8 at Linn Memorial United Methodist Church in Fayette. A reception at Columbia Country Club followed. Natalie is the daughter of William and Janine Rolph of St. Charles. She graduated from Central Methodist University with a Bachelor of Science in health and physical education in 2010. She received her Master of Education from CMU in 2012. She currently works as an assistant soccer coach for CMU. Andrew is the son of John and Diane Dreyer of Wright City. He graduated from CMU with a Bachelor of Arts in education and social studies in 2006. Andrew currently works as a social studies teacher at Boonville High School.

Rachel Renee Jacoby and Matthew Wayne Suhr were married on July 20 at First Christian Church in Columbia. A reception followed at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia. Rachel is the daughter of Scott and Sharon Jacoby of Columbia. She graduated from the University of Missouri in 2008 with a degree in hotel and restaurant management. She currently works as a sales territory manager with U.S. Foods in Columbia. Matthew is the son of Roger Suhr of Odessa, and Carlene and David Atterberry of Fulton. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2008 with a degree in hotel and restaurant management and currently works as the general manager of Cracker Barrel in Rolla.

Lauren McGregor and Eric Hayes were wed on July 6 at St. Thomas More Newman Center in Columbia. The wedding reception took place at the Tiger Hotel. Lauren is the daughter of Doug McGregor and Paula Givens of St. Louis. She received a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Missouri in 2011. She completed her Ph.D. in physical therapy at MU in May. Lauren currently works as a physical therapist with First Steps in Columbia. Eric is the son of Peter and Terri Hayes of Flower Mound, Texas. He graduated from the University of Missouri with a dual Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and biology in 2012. Eric currently teaches high school in the Southern Boone School District in Ashland.

Sarah Edwards and Russell Propp are planning an Oct. 19 wedding at Calvary Lutheran Church in Kansas City. Sarah is the daughter of Alfred and Doris Edwards of Okeana, Ohio. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from Clemson University and a Master of Science in material science engineering from North Carolina State University. Sarah currently works as a chemical engineer for General Electric in Kansas City. Russell is the son of Larry and Virginia Propp of Columbia. He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in construction science management. Russell works as a project engineer for Turner Construction Inc. of Kansas City.

Would you like to see your wedding featured in Inside Columbia? Ask your photographer to send us a CD with 15 to 20 high-resolution photos from your wedding and reception, accompanied by a note that includes the bride and groom’s contact information. If your wedding is chosen for a feature, you will be contacted by a reporter who will interview you for the story. Photo disks will only be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped mailer. Mail the photo disk to Editor, Inside Columbia, 47 E. Broadway, Columbia, MO 65203.


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Mid-Missouri brides and grooms share their happy news.

Sarah Franken and Austin Bernard will wed on Dec. 31 at A.P Green Chapel in Columbia. The wedding reception will take place at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the University of Missouri campus. Sarah is the daughter of John and Terre Franken of Carrollton. She received both her bachelor’s degree in liberal arts and her medical degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2006. Sarah currently works as an obstetrician and gynecologist at Women’s Wellness Center, which is affiliated with Boone Hospital Center. Austin is the son of Ronald and Yvonne Bernard of Columbia. He graduated from the Nichols Career Center with a degree in Radiologic Technology in 2008. Austin currently works as an MRI technologist at Boone Hospital Center.

bridal blog From her engagement to the end of the aisle, follow our bridal blogger (and local event planner) Anne Churchill on her journey to becoming Mrs. Wes Hanks. Read more in “My Wedding Story” now at october 2013 inside columbia


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Countdown To Kickoff The 13th annual Countdown to Kickoff took place on Aug. 20 in the south concourse of Mizzou Arena to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri. Scores of friends and supporters came to bid on items, enjoy food from Hoss’s Market, libations from Schepper’s Distributing and Les Bourgeois, and a live auction called by Brent Voorheis.

Tina and Glen Ehrhardt

Gary and Julie Thompson

Kevin Czaicki, Jackie Belcher and Greg Baker Claudia Jensen with Tricia and Doug Crews

Hany White, Doug Callahan and Joe Priesmeyer

Donna and John LaRocca


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Brent and Pat Jones

Greg and Mary Ropp

Bob and Amy Buckley

Nancy Fay with Matt and Cindy Garrett photos by wally pfeffer,

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Ronald McDonald House Charities Fore The House Golf Tournament Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri hosted its 15th annual Fore the House Golf Tournament on July 29 at The Club at Old Hawthorne. The cornerstone program of the charity, Ronald McDonald House, provides a low or no-cost “home-away-from-home� for families with children receiving medical care at a Columbia facility. Chris Hanner, George Magyar, Dennis Hanner and Chad Hanner

Kevin Johnson, Janice Gibbs, Darlene Johnson and Steve Stillman

Jake Eldgredge and Chris Peck

Nancy Allison, Matt Moore, Landon Clapp and Dan Clapp

Joe and Barbara Henderson with Sandy and Bill Breeding


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Myles Hinkel, Mike Morgan, Collin McCarty and Brian Neuner photos by lift division

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2013 Poster Unveiling Columbia’s Commission on Cultural Affairs held its annual poster unveiling at the home of William and Bridgid Kinney. This year’s poster, entitled Winter Sunset, is by artist Jerry Brown. Scores of patrons of the local art scene enjoyed catering and beverages provided by 30 of the community’s generous businesses.

Robin Martin and Betty Wilson

William and Bridgid Kinney

Laurie Kempker and Marty Siddall


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Patricia and Gary Coles

David and Lee Russell

Event staff and volunteers

Ken Greene, Sharon Ginsburg, Jon Poses and Don Ginsburg

Barry and Susan Cameron

Scherrie Goettsch and Steve Weinberg

Judy and John Baker photos by wally pfeffer,

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AT&T 4G LTE Launch Party AT&T celebrated the launch of its 4G LTE network in Columbia with a party at Inside Columbia magazine on Aug. 29. The city’s top chefs, local musicians and favorite bartenders were on hand for the festivities.

Jeff Jones and Matt McCormick

Larry and Anna Gross

Bob and Brenda Wagner

Molly and Rick Means

Bob and Rosie Gerding

Karla and John DeSpain

Melody Parry and Karen Crabtree


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Bea Smith and Andrew Beverly

Laura Daugherty and Chuck Everitt photos by wally pfeffer,

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a new view l

by l.g. patterson

As a photographer, I have access to some unique points of view in the community. Here is one of them, in A New View. Assignment: Mizzou Football


izzou football means different things to different people in this town. Some people live for every snap of the ball while others are just at the stadium for the tailgate. I see a little bit more than that. Every home football game brings rituals that have stayed the same for years. The fans have their favorite tailgate spot to eat their favorite tailgate food and drink their favorite tailgate beverage. The players, coaches, cheerleaders and Golden Girls work each week to bring us the best game experience. Even Truman the Tiger gets in on the action. Sometimes I see something new while seeing the same thing. As Marching Mizzou played during the “Tiger Walk,� I noticed the reflection of the band and the stadium in the sousaphone. This is my 31st year shooting this team on this field. For me, Mizzou football means finding something new to see.



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The Location: Memorial Stadium

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businesses to know

44 Stone Public House.............................................99

DKB................................................................................ 95

Missouri Cancer Associates .....................................3

1839 Taphouse............................................................60

Dog Daze...................................................................... 43

Missouri Credit Union............................................. 142

A-1 Party & Rental.....................................................153

Downtown Appliance.............................................. 168

Missouri Ear, Nose and Throat .............................. 85

Accent Dental on Forum............................................ 4

First Midwest Bank.................................................... 53

Moresource Inc..........................................................137

Andrew Stone Optometry......................................... 51

Flooring America........................................................49

MO-X........................................................................... 140

AT&T............................................................................... 15

Flow’s Pharmacy......................................................... 47

MU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital.........89

Automated Systems..................................................84

Focus On Health Chiropractic..................................16

Neurology Inc............................................................. 161

Bezler & Green............................................................ 35

Forum Christian Church...........................................155

NH Scheppers Distributing.........................................7

Ben F. Batson, D.D.S................................................... 57


Outdoor Occasions.................................................. 149


Gary B Robinson Jewelers........................................ 55

Parkade Plaza Event Center....................................167

Bleu Restaurant........................................................... 93

Glenn’s Cafe.................................................................99

Blue Tail Medical Group.......................................... 105

Gregory H. Croll, M.D................................................ 45

Boone County National Bank.....................................2

Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer....................... 32

Boone Hospital Center.................................................8

Houlihan’s..................................................................... 93

Broadway Urgent Care............................................... 51

Hockman’s ATA........................................................... 13

Bush & Patchett, L.L.C............................................... 55

Impressions................................................................... 61

Callahan & Galloway............................................... 145

Interior Design Associates......................................157

Cancer Research Center........................................... 47

Inside Columbia Culinary Adventures................ 106

Carpet One...................................................................19

Inside Columbia’s Food Truck Friday...................... 105

Cevet Tree Care..........................................................163

Inside Columbia’s Local Restaurant Guide.............98

Chez Trappeur............................................................ 101

Isle of Capri...................................................................10

Coley’s American Bistro...........................................99


Coil Construction....................................................... 59

Jim’s Lawn & Landscaping.......................................84

Columbia Area Career Center..................................16

Job Point......................................................................138

Columbia College......................................................157

Johnston Paint............................................................ 161

Columbia Entertainment Company......................163

King’s Daughters........................................................ 24

Columbia Landcare.................................................... 33

Kliethermes Homes & Remodeling........................ 27

Columbia Pool & Spa.................................................86

KMOS . ........................................................................136

Stephen Rust Design Studio...................................159

Columbia Public Schools Foundation...................139

Komen Race for the Cure......................................... 57

Stephens College........................................................ 29

Columbia Strength & Conditioning........................88

Landmark Bank............................................................ 21

Stifel Nicolaus & Co. ................................................157

Columbia Water & Light..........................................159

LC Betz Jewelers....................................................... 149

Tallulahs........................................................................ 43

Commerce Bank............................................................5

Les Bourgeois Vineyards..........................................90

The Callaway Bank............................................... 36,37

CoMo Christian Men’s Conference........................ 3 1

Lizzi & Rocco’s..............................................................14

The Home Store........................................................ 103

Courtyard Marriott.................................................. 145

Lutheran Family and Children’s Services.............135

Treats Unleashed........................................................ 87

Creative Surroundings .............................................20

Machens Advantage..........................................106-134

True North.................................................................... 57

Curbstone..................................................................... 87

MacXprts...................................................................... 45

University of Missouri Health Care................... 17,41

D&H Drugstore........................................................... 38

Major Interiors............................................................ 97

Willett & Patton, D.D.S............................................147

D&M Sound................................................................. 29

Manor Metal Roofing................................................ 95

Wilson’s Fitness.............................................................6

Dentistry by Design.................................................... 61


Waddell & Reed.......................................................... 85

DeSpain Cayce Dermatology & Medical Spa.......151

Miller, Bales & Cunningham...................................155

William Woods University..................................... 145


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Phat Guys Open Golf Tournament......................... 23 Plaza Dental..................................................................18 Piano Distributors..................................................... 141 Providence Urgent Care............................................ 43 Robinson’s Cleaners................................................ 103 Riley Smile Design......................................................86 Room 38...................................................................... 101 Rost Landscaping........................................................18 Rusk Rehabilitation Center...................................... 34 SC Events......................................................................60 Scott’s Crane............................................................... 59 Serenity Valley Winery........................................... 103 Shakespeare’s Pizza...................................................99 Sheri Radman.............................................................. 59 Shryocks Callaway Farms......................................... 35 Socket............................................................................89 Songbird Station......................................................... 97 Southside Pizza...........................................................98

the final word l

You Can’t Always Get What You Want


he debate taking place in our community over the need for more police officers has opened the doors to a more contentious discussion of city finances and spending priorities. While most agree that Columbia would benefit from more officers, there is great disagreement over how we might pay for these additional officers. The police chief says he needs 35; the city manager says we can afford two. By studying the gap between our needs and what we can actually afford, we begin to truly understand the great dilemma our city leaders face in trying to make ends meet in the fiscal year that begins on Oct. 1. To his credit, Columbia Mayor Bob McDavid has been trying desperately to stimulate a community dialogue on the economic realities of our city budget. McDavid has held press conferences, used social media posts and local radio talk shows to drive home the point that there is limited flexibility in setting spending priorities. While pundits point to the growth in the city budget over the last 10 years, they rarely acknowledge the growing commitments that have literally hamstrung the city. In a recent Facebook post, McDavid attempted to paint a picture of just how limited the city’s options are. “Your water bill cannot pay for police officers, your trash bill cannot pay for firefighters, your sewer bill cannot build roads,” McDavid said. “Each account is separate. For example, the Water & Light fund will have to pay for upcoming power line construction and make up for lost revenue from this year’s cool summer.” McDavid went on to point out that our local police and firefighters are paid out of the city’s general fund. Of the $80 million in that fund, nearly half goes to pay for police officers and firefighters. An additional 20 percent of the account goes to pay pension costs. The city owes much of this $16 million to former employees, money that doesn’t necessarily benefit our current officers and firefighters. McDavid does not miss an opportunity to remind

“times have changed and so now must the city’s spending priorities.”


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constituents that the city is digging itself out of a deep financial hole tied to poor decisions city leaders made many years ago about funding pensions. Once these obligations are covered, McDavid points out, there is little left to cover the amenities we appreciate. Adding insult to injury, the mayor notes that Columbia’s general fund has been walloped by an almost 15 percent decline in sales tax revenue during the last 10 years. Although these numbers are adjusted for inflation, it’s clear that the residents of our tech-savvy city are showing an increasing preference for shopping online with Amazon and other online behemoths versus spending their dollars locally with mom and pop retailers. Online retailers aren’t required to pay sales tax to local municipalities, a loophole that cuts the city out of this vital stream of revenue as it goes uncollected. The bottom line is that there are no easy answers or solutions to our city’s economic challenges. At some point, Columbia City Council members will be faced with choosing between funding police officers and firefighters or funding nonessential amenities such as social services or Columbia Access Television. While some will contend that this is not a fair comparison, the bottom line is that the general fund is only so big. You would be hard-pressed to find another city in America, similar in size to Columbia, that spends $900,000 a year on social services. Most of these agencies in other cities are funded in traditional ways, such as federal and state grants and through private donations. When times were good, the City Council was compelled to be generous to these local agencies. Times have changed and so now must the city’s spending priorities. At some point, sacred cows undoubtedly must be slain. Columbia’s elected leaders face the unenviable task of deciding what gets cut first. They’ll have to decide if we will trim back a few quality-of-life and other “feel good” amenities, or if we will need to break promises made long ago to our police officers and firefighters. This is not a job for the faint of heart. In reality, tough decisions likely will be postponed, forcing the city to dig deeper into its reserves. For the sake of our community, let’s hope our city’s leaders are up to the task sooner rather than later.

Fred Parry, Publisher

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