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C O N T E N T S

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COLLEGE BOUND? WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW

62 MEET MIZZOU FOOTBALL’S TALENTED TRANSFER

74 AL FRESCOH! COMO’S BEST PATIOS

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August 2019 In every issue

13 ONLINE 14 FROM THE EDITOR

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23 25 SPOTLIGHT Travel the world without even leaving CoMo at this month’s Family Fun Fest. 26 CALENDAR 30 BOOKSHELF Laura McHugh releases her latest thriller, The Wolf Wants In. 33 HIGH NOTE Learn the stories behind three of today’s top songs.

Life

35 36 5 THINGS Capitalize on cubes! Five things ice cubes are good for besides chillin’ down drinks. 38 ROBINSON’S RAMBLINGS The Arcadia Valley holds a startling history and impressive collection of natural wonders. 41

HEALTH & WELLNESS Ban boring school lunches with these nutritious and delicious suggestions.

44 ENCOUNTERS Meet the culinary couple who’ve returned to Columbia as the new owners of Wine Cellar & Bistro. 46 TWO-DAY GETAWAY Excelsior Springs

Flavor

81 82 DINING OUT Discover seasonal fare with a Mediterranean flair at new eatery Beet Box. 85 DASH Bake up a summer sensation that’s easy as pie — easier, actually. 86 COOKING WITH BROOK What a catch! Grill up a delectable hot smoked salmon. 92 DINING GUIDE

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ON THE TOWN A NEW VIEW DARKOW DRAWS THE FINAL WORD

SPECIAL SECTION

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On the Cover

Photo by Zach Bland, courtesy of University of Missouri Athletic Department.

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Enjoy additional digital content on our website and social media.

what’s online...

JUST PEACHY

Visit our Facebook page for a step-by-step video on how to prepare the easy and palate-pleasing peach crostata featured on page 85 of this month’s issue.

GREAT GETAWAYS

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from the editor

OLIVIA DESMIT

An Early Homecoming

ONCE A COLUMBIAN, ALWAYS A COLUMBIAN. I recently moved back to Columbia after a short stint in Washington, D.C. but it really came as no surprise. For me, Columbia — and Inside Columbia magazine — is home. I interned at the magazine during my senior year at University of Missouri and I couldn’t be more thrilled to return as editor. I’m especially excited about this issue because it covers one of my favorite fall-time activities: tailgating. As a recent University of Missouri graduate, there’s nothing better than spending time with my fellow Tigers celebrating our school and team. From Mizzou pet bandanas to tailgating cocktails — two of which were created specifically for our readers — we’ve got your tailgating essentials covered. Another late-summer favorite? Spending quality time with friends and family at restaurant and bar patios throughout Columbia. We’ve rounded up some of the best and offer some suggestions on how best to enjoy the al fresco dining experience (hint, it’s with a glass of wine in-hand). While I’m glad that I’m no longer dealing with “back to school” days, part of me wishes I were because our back-to-school fashion shoot has me feeling wistful. If you do have a kid going back to school, be sure to check out our “College Bound” article on how to best prepare your child for success. It’s never too early! Looking to escape the stress of it all? Head west to the spatown getaway of Excelsior Springs. Check out page 46 for an insider look into the town and everything there is to do (and not do). I hope you are as excited to read about the goings-on around town as we were to create these pages for you. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to getting re-acquainted with Columbia — did someone mention rooftop drinks?

Olivia DeSmit

Happy reading,

Editor | odesmit@insidecolumbia.net Inside Columbia magazine

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Inside Columbia Staff CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Carla Leible cleible@zrgmail.com FOUNDER & PUBLISHER EMERITUS Fred Parry fred@insidecolumbia.net PUBLISHER Melody Parry melody@insidecolumbia.net EDITOR Olivia DeSmit odesmit@insidecolumbia.net ASSOCIATE EDITOR Peg Gill peg@insidecolumbia.net CONTRIBUTING EDITORS Brook Harlan, Chip Price CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Dr. Suman Ahuja, Amanda Elliott, Jamie Mac, Eli Marchbanks, Lauren Puckett, Lauren Miers, Barbara Gibbs Ostmann, John Robinson ART DIRECTOR Tim Flanner tflanner@zrgmail.com PHOTO EDITOR L.G. Patterson lg@insidecolumbia.net GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Jenn Smith jsmith@insidecolumbia.net Megan Schmeling mschmeling@insidecolumbia.net CONTRIBUTING ILLUSTRATORS AND PHOTOGRAPHERS John Darkow, Kevin Morgan, Nancy Holliday, Madison Loethen, Lori Smith, Brad Johnson, Jonathan Asher, Derek Thompson

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MEET THE ZIMMER TEAM

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C O N T E N T S

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Travel the World without Leaving CoMo

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20 Events to Fill Your Calendar

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Local Author Releases Her Third Thriller

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Learn the Stories Behind Today’s Top Songs

BUT SIRIUSLY

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A World of Fun DON’T MISS THIS MONTH’S FAMILY FUN FEST.

C

olumbia Parks and Recreation

businesses’ products are appropriate and

has an event coming up this

high-quality, and that attendees won’t

month that’s just the ticket

be subjected to any hard-sell tactics. She

— the ticket to a world of fun, that is!

says that the kids and families need to

That’s because the theme of the depart-

come first and can’t be an afterthought.

ment’s monthly Family Fun Fest for August is “Around the World.” Cassie Brandt, Family Fun Fest coordi-

Kids can get a firsthand look at and ambulance, and the Bookmobile will also be on hand. Kids can also

Parks and Recreation tradition, offering

hop aboard Columbia Public Schools’

something fun and safe for everyone

STEAM (science, technology, engineer-

to do. There are five Family Fun Fests,

ing, art, math) bus or a traditional big

one each month with a different theme,

yellow school bus.

Wednesday of the month. “My favorite thing about it is how it brings so many parts of the community together — nonprofits, government agencies,

“A lot of the kids who come out haven’t started school yet, so it’s an exciting thing for them to get a chance to go on the bus,” Brandt says. In keeping with its “Around the World”

vendors, schools, businesses, emergency

theme, this month’s fest will include

responders — they all get to have interac-

different varieties of Chinese dance from

tions with the families and kids,” she says.

the Confucius Institute and the Friends of

The fests also serve to showcase Cosmo

China traditional Chinese dance troupe

Park, particularly the Steinberg Playground,

with their gorgeous, vibrant costumes, as

which was totally renovated several years

well as an Irish dance performance by the

ago. Brandt says the playground is fabulous

Clark Academy of Irish Dance. Attendies

and adds another aspect of active enter-

can also enjoy a host of other performers.

tainment to the fest, giving kids the chance to play and expel some excess energy. Every fest has a host of activities such

The food vendors will also lend an international flavor to the event, with offerings such as Italian ice and crepes,

as face painting, crafts, games, inflata-

as well as all-American fare including hot

bles, a balloon artist and more that are

dogs and grilled cheese.

offered by Parks and Rec. The featured

BY PEG GILL

emergency vehicles such as a firetruck

nator, says the fests are a long-standing

May through September on the third

SPOTLIGHT

If a family vacation isn’t in the cards

activities reflect that month’s theme, and

for you this summer, take a trip to

participating vendors, businesses and

Cosmo Park for Family Fun Fest: Around

organizations offer other things to do.

the World. It’ll be a good time that’s close

Brandt works to make sure participating

to home but far from ordinary!

WHEN WHERE 6 TO 8 P.M. WED. AUG. 21

COSMO PARK

DETAILS

www.como.gov/parksandrec

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What’s Going On THE EVENTS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS MONTH.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

AUGUST 1–4, 8–11 See a Shakespearean classic from the Columbia Entertainment Company. In “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Demetrius and Lysander both desire Hermia, but she only has eyes for Lysander. The bad news is that Hermia’s father wants Demetrius for a son-in-law. Then there’s Helena, whose unreturned love burns bright for Demetrius. Throw in interfering fairies, and fantastically funny complications ensue. $14 adults, $12 student/senior; 7:30 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee; 1800 Nelwood Drive; 573-474-3699; www.cectheatre.org

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Stephens Lake Amphitheater Concert AUGUST 1 Head over to Stephens Lake Park for an amphitheater concert and enjoy an evening of music under the stars. Remember a blanket or low lawn chair. Concessions are available, but carry-in food and drinks are allowed. Free; 7 p.m.; 2001 E. Broadway; 573-874-7460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

DJ In The Park AUGUST 3 Enjoy DJ in the Park at Douglass Park. A variety of DJs will play something for all tastes, from hip hop to R&B to gospel. This month features DJ Annette Driver. Free; 4 to 6 p.m.; 400 N. Providence Road; 573-874-7460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

Coolin’ Down With The Blues AUGUST 4 Hot weather calls for cool blues. Grab a lawn chair and come out and enjoy Coolin’ Down with the Blues at Douglass Park. This month features J-Monet, Chump Change and the Kansas City Street Band. Free; 3 to 7 p.m.; 400 N. Providence Road; 573-874-7460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

Field Hops Day AUGUST 6 Are you a home brewer or someone who’s just curious about hops? Come out to the Bradford Research Center for MU Extension Field Hops Day. You can take a tour to find out what’s been happening at the hop yard, learn about the 17 varieties that are grown, the harvesting and drying process, pest and disease management and more. Plus, you can enjoy a “Hoppy Hour,” featuring some locally crafted and home-brewed beers. Please RSVP to quinnja@ missouri.edu. Free; 2 to 3 p.m. hop yard tours, 3 to 5 p.m. presentations, 5 p.m. Hoppy Hour tasting; 4968 Rangeline Road, 573-634-2824.

Missouri State Fair

AUGUST 8–18 Few things are as fun as a state fair. With loads of livestock, games, rides and deep-fried delicacies (think funnel cakes), there’s something for everyone. The Missouri State Fair has been around since 1901, and it never disappoints, offering fun for the whole family. Check out all the attractions — the competitions and all-star entertainment lineup including Dwight Yoakam, Brantley Gilbert and Ashley McBryde. $10 adults, $7 seniors, $2 children 6 to 12, free for 5 and younger; 2303 W. 16th St., Sedalia; 800-422-FAIR (3247); www.mostatefair.com

Movies In The Park

“Dancing Lessons”

AUGUST 9 Bring a blanket and enjoy a movie on the large, inflatable screen under the stars at Cosmo Park. Concessions and food trucks will be available. This month: “Ralph Breaks the Internet” (PG). Free; 8:30 p.m.; 1615 Business Loop 70 W.; 573-874-7460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

AUGUST 9–11, 15–18 Talking Horse Productions presents “Dancing Lessons.” The show centers on Ever, a young man with Asperger’s who seeks instruction from a Broadway dancer to learn enough to survive an awards dinner. The dancer, Senga, however, is recovering from an injury that might halt her dancing career permanently. As their relationship unfolds, they’re both caught off-guard by the discoveries they make about each other and themselves. $15 adults, $13 seniors and students; 7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. Sunday matinee; 210 St. James St.; 573-607-1740; www.talkinghorseproductions.org

Fun Family Fishing Night AUGUST 9 Catch all the fun when you enjoy an evening of fun and relaxation at Jefferson Farm and Garden’s Fun Family Fishing Night! Fish in the 7-acre stocked pond. Admission is $5 per angler and includes pole rental and bait. Fishing is catchand-release, and no license is required. $5, age 4 and younger free; 6 to 8 p.m.; 4800 E. New Haven Road; 573-239-6134; www.jefferson.missouri.edu

Boone Dawdle AUGUST 10 Come along as the True/False Film Fest hosts the 10th annual Boone Dawdle, a celebration that includes a surprise-filled bike ride from Columbia’s Flat Branch Park to Les Bourgeois Vineyards in Rocheport, plus a picnic and outdoor movie screening. Prices vary; ride begins at 2 p.m.; 101 S. INSIDE COLUMBIA AUGUST 2019 27


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golf tournament. $50/player or $100/team; 8:30 p.m. shotgun start; 1800 Parkside Drive, 6700 E. St. Charles Road; for information or registration, call 573-874-7538 or 573-874-7539; www. como.gov/parksandrec

Red Shoe Ride

BikeMo

AUGUST 24 Celebrate the joy of bicycling amid beautiful mid-Missouri scenery during BikeMo, the annual fundraiser for the Missouri Bicycle and Pedestrian Federation, a nonprofit that advocates advancement of bicycle and pedestrian access, safety and education in Missouri. The ride starts and ends at Les Bourgeois Vineyards and passes through several historic towns along the way, with rides of various lengths. Prices vary; 7 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. ride start; 12847 Highway BB, Rocheport; www.bikemo.org

Fourth St.; 573-442-TRUE (8783); www. truefalseorg/program/the-boone-dawdle/

Kaleidospoke AUGUST 17 Get ready to glow during Kaleidospoke on the MKT Trail! This family-friendly, nighttime glow bike ride takes place on the illuminated trail from Flat Branch Park to Twin Lakes Recreation Area for a bonfire, party, live music and glow entertainment. Registration is required, as are helmets and front and rear bicycle lights. The fee includes a bike accessory, glow items and s’mores by the bonfire. Kids younger than 16 must be accompanied by an adult. The roughly 8-mile roundtrip ride is recommended for ages 8 and older. There is a 500-participant limit. $15; 7 to 10:30 p.m.; MKT Trail; 573-8747460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

“Fully Committed” AUGUST 17–25 Enjoy “Fully Committed,” an Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre premiere. This devastatingly funny one-man show follows a day in the life of Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the 28 INSIDE COLUMBIA AUGUST 2019

red-hot reservation line at Manhattan’s No. 1 restaurant. When Sam picks up the phone, he instantly transforms into 40 wildly diverse characters. $42 adults, $39 seniors, $20 students, $17 children age 4-12; 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee; 114 High St., Arrow Rock; 660-837-3311; www.lyceumtheatre.org

Family Fun Fest AUGUST 21 Bring the family to Cosmo Park for Family Fun Fest: Around the World. There will be entertainment for the whole family, including activities, music, hands-on learning, face painting, food trucks and more. Dancing, crafts, games and other arts from countries all over the world will be on display. Read more on page 25. Free; 6 to 8 p.m.; 1615 Business Loop 70 W.; 573-874-7460; www.como.gov/parksandrec

Night Flight Glow Golf AUGUST 23 Grab your clubs for Night Flight Glow Golf at L.A. Nickell Golf Course and Lake of the Woods Golf Course. Take part in a nine-hole, two-person glow

AUGUST 24 Gear up for the ninth annual Red Shoe Ride, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities of mid-Missouri. New this year are the additions of a 5K Walk/Run and a 12-mile ride on the Katy Trail as alternatives to the 35- and 62-mile rides. The event will begin and end at The Station House at Katfish Katy’s. Prices vary; start times vary; 573-443-7666; www.redshoeride.com

Mid-Missouri Pride Fest AUGUST 24 Columbia plays host to Mid-Missouri Pride Fest, the largest LGBTQ awareness event in mid-Missouri. Based at Rose Music Hall, the event features entertainment, food, vendors, information on community organizations, children’s activities and more. Free; street fair begins at noon; 1013 Park Ave.; 573-673-2032; www.midmopride.org

“Rumors” AUG 22–25, AUG 29–SEPT 1 Be in the audience for Maplewood Barn Theatre’s production of Neil Simon’s “Rumors.” The play is a madcap, slamming-door farce set in a large home located just outside of New York in 1988. The characters are arriving as guests at a 10th anniversary dinner. The first couple to arrive discovers that one of their hosts (Charley) has apparently attempted suicide ... unsuccessfully. $10 adults, $3 children younger than 10; 8 p.m.; 2900 E. Nifong Blvd.; 573-227-BARN (2276); www.maplewoodbarn.com

Summerfest Concert AUGUST 28 Don’t miss Nahko and Medicine for the People in a Summerfest Concert event at Rose Park. What could be better than a balmy night out at an outdoor concert? With Nattali Rize.


$25; 7 p.m.; 1013 Park Ave.; 573-874-1944; www.thebluenote.com

Taste Of The Tigers

AUGUST 29 Enjoy bites from mid-Missouri’s best eateries and favorite local brews and signature sips at Memorial Stadium! Join The Food Bank for Central & Northeast Missouri in this fundraiser to Score Against Hunger. Head Football Coach Barry Odom and Mike Kelly, Voice of the Tigers, will be onsite for a live broadcast of “Tiger Talk.” Also available are unique silent and live auction items. $50 a person, group discounts available; 5 to 8 p.m.; 600 E. Stadium Blvd.; 573-4741020; www.sharefoodbringhope.org.taste

Save the date Heart Of America Marathon SEPTEMBER 2 The Columbia Track Club’s Heart of America Marathon celebrates its 60th year. Spend Labor Day running one of the most challenging marathons in the nation. This race is not for the faint of heart due to dramatic elevation changes and the season’s usual hot and humid weather. New this year is a team relay option for two to four members. $85 marathon, $160 relay; 6 a.m.; Boone County History and Culture Center (Nifong Park), 3801 Ponderosa St.; http://columbiatrackclub.com/hoa/

“Swingtime Canteen” SEPTEMBER 19–29 Enjoy the premiere of “Swingtime Canteen” at the Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre. It’s 1944, and Marian Ames, a somewhat faded great lady of the screen, is touring for the USO as the bandleader of an all-girl band. We see their show in London, where they are getting ready to be hooked up to an international radio broadcast. Featuring songs such as “Don’t Fence Me In” and “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive.” $42 adults, $39 seniors, $20 students, $17 children age 4-12; 8 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinee; 114 High St., Arrow Rock; 660-837-3311; www.lyceumtheatre.org

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Writing changed my life A SOFTWARE DEVELOPER TURNED-MYSTERY WRITER RELEASES HER THIRD NOVEL.

BY OLIVIA DESMIT • PHOTO BY L.G. PATTERSON

A

fter losing her job in software

We sat down with McHugh to learn

reading a book and you just can’t put it

development more than 10

more about The Wolf Wants In and her

down — and that’s what I hope to achieve

years ago, Laura McHugh

experience as an International Thriller

with my writing.

turned to her background in writing. “My

Writers Award-winning writer.

husband was like, ‘You’ve always wanted

IC: As an accomplished writer of 10-plus

to write a book,’” she says. “It seemed

Inside Columbia: Should readers be ex-

years, do you still struggle with writer’s

insane at the time, but it changed my life.”

pecting any twists in your newest release?

block?

Now an award-winning mystery writer,

Laura McHugh: The Wolf Wants In resem-

LM: Oh, absolutely. I get stuck on what’s

McHugh is releasing her third book, The

bles my first book, The Weight of Blood,

going to happen next all the time. I find

Wolf Wants In on Aug. 6.

more than my second book, Arrowood.

when you’re stuck it’s best to try to do

Although it takes place in Kansas, the

something else. Find a change of scenery.

protagonists Sadie Keller and Henley

setting is actually very similar to the small

Take a walk. But then come right back to

Pettit, who are both enshrouded in the

towns and rural areas I grew up in near

what you were working on. If you stay

crime — and death — surrounding rural

the Ozarks. This book is also more per-

away from it, it becomes harder to jump

Blackwater, Kansas. After Sadie’s brother

sonal to me than the other two because it

back in. Even if you’re having writer’s

dies and bones are discovered in nearby

is inspired by my brother’s death.

block, you should still write every day. I

Her newest novel centers around

woods, both women are torn between

The Wolf Wants In is in the same

try to brainstorm and think about the

upholding family loyalties and swallowing

mystery and suspense genre as my other

plot while I’m running errands and even

life-altering secrets.

two novels. I love the feeling when you’re

driving. I use the recorder on my phone to

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record my thoughts and then I sit down

honestly, I don’t. It’s nice to be able to

IC: Do you have any advice for aspiring

later to see if it works in the book or not.

create a new world and new characters

writers or entrepreneurs?

each time.

LM: One thing I wish I had done differ-

I don’t start a book knowing the plot line, or even how it’s going to end. With

ently when I first started was to enjoy it

Arrowood, I actually finished writing the

IC: What does your average day look

more. My first book did very well and I got

entire book, then read back through it

like?

to fly to different cities and it was amaz-

and realized there was a twist I hadn’t

LM: If my kids are in school, typically

ing, but I felt very stressed about it. I had

realized. I went back and rewrote the

once I drop them off, I head to a coffee

another deadline at the time so I was more

ending. It’s more of a wait-and-see

shop to write. I prefer working at coffee

focused on that. I didn’t take the time to

approach where I wait for the plot to

shops because I don’t have as many dis-

sit back and realize that this is what I al-

unfold as I write.

tractions as I do at home. After everyone

ways wanted to do. Now I try to celebrate

gets home in the evening and the kids go

things a little more.

IC: Why write individual books and not

to sleep, I typically stay up and continue

series?

writing. But, as a writer, you can’t just

something is so important. There’s a lot

LM: A lot of mystery writers do write

write. You have to manage social media

of people that have talent and potential,

series. I like to write individual books be-

accounts, respond to email requests and

but they spend more time talking about

cause I like to resolve something within

set up interviews. I also sometimes serve

what they’re going to do rather than just

the plot, and then by the time I do that,

as a judge for different awards within my

sitting down and getting it done. I think

I’m ready to move on and leave the char-

genre, which requires reading between 80

talent is important, but dedication is more

acters where they are. A lot of people

and 100 books in less than a year. Because

important when it comes to writing. If you

ask me, ‘Do you ever wonder what Lucy

of that, a lot of my ‘pleasure’ reading

really want to do something, you have to

from The Weight of Blood is doing?’ And

resembles my job, but I love it.

finish it.

I would also say that being able to finish

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The Story Behind the Song THREE THINGS YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW ABOUT YOUR FAVORITE MUSIC.

BY JAMIE MAC • PHOTO FEATURING HALSEY

GARTH BROOKS FEATURING BLAKE SHELTON “Dive Bar” Those who continually cry about the current state of country music should be ecstatic after hearing this new song from Garth and Blake Shelton called “Dive Bar.” I’m confident even the most adamant “that ain’t country music” purest listens to this one and thinks, “Now that’s real country music.” It’s just a fun ode to a good old-fashioned dive bar. Garth says he decided to ask Blake to collaborate on “Dive Bar” after watching his performance of “God’s Country” during the Academy of Country Music Awards last April. Brooks recalls their conversation during a Billboard interview, saying “He (Blake Shelton) was so sweet on the phone.” The last thing I said was, ‘Hey, man, I don’t want to put you on the spot, but we got a song that might be a pretty cool duet.’” Blake accepted Garth’s invitation, and now “Dive Bar” is steadily climbing up the charts.

PINK “Walk Me Home” “There is so much wrong going on outside,” sings P!nk in her

faces in her own life. While the song echoes hints of Mumford and Sons folk twang, it marks a re-teaming with fun.’s Nate Reuss, with whom she did a duet with on 2012’s “Just Give Me A Reason.” He provided only co-writing credentials this time around — no singing. Find the song on her 8th album “Hurts 2B Human” which also features Khalid, Chris Stapleton and a powerful introspective track “90 Days” featuring Wrabel.

HALSEY “Nightmare”

While P!nk may or may not be reflective on the current state of our world, in “Walk Me Home,” there’s no question that’s EXACTLY what Halsey is singing about in her latest release, “Nightmare.” It’s a women’s rights anthem that marks a return to her rock roots. She thrashes lines like “I’ve been polite, but won’t be caught dead lettin’ a man tell me what I should do in my bed,” followed closely by, “I’m tired and angry, but somebody should be.” It has become a rallying cry of support for a woman’s rights, lyrically encouraging supporters to keep fighting: “Cause kindness is weakness, or worse, you’re complacent.” 

latest single, “Walk Me Home.” What remains to be confirmed is if the lyric is a commentary on the current political status or the

Jamie Mac is the director of programming and new media of Zimmer

nation that so many other artists have lyrically taken on, or if

Radio Group, which includes KCLR 99, Y107 FM and 101.9 The Wave.

it’s simply a reflection on the emotional demons she continually

He has worked in radio for 12 years.

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STICKY SITUATION

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How Cool Is That? 5 THINGS ICE CUBES ARE GOOD FOR.

BY PEG GILL

CHANCES ARE, YOU’VE USED A LOT OF ICE CUBES THIS SUMMER! After all, they work wintery wonders when it comes to keeping our favorite beverages frosty and cold. They can also help ease ache-y injuries. (Maybe you shouldn’t have tried to slide into second during that company softball game.) But those chilly little cubes have lots of other handy uses. Here are five:

Mask the taste of medicine.

Skim fat off soup or stew.

No matter how hard manufacturers try, orange- and cherry-fla-

Nobody likes that unappetizing layer of fat that accumulates on

vored children’s medicines still have that medicine-y taste, and

top of soup or stew. To remove it, simply fill a metal ladle with

kids don’t like it. Next time you need to give your child medicine,

ice cubes and skim the bottom of the ladle over the top of the

have them suck on an ice cube first. It’ll numb their taste buds.

liquid in the pot. Fat will collect on the bottom of the ladle.

Help make reheated rice nice.

Get wrinkles out of clothes.

Don’t let your leftover rice dry out when you microwave it. Put the

Put two or three ice cubes in the dryer along with one or two

rice in a microwaveable bowl with an ice cube on top of it. The cube

pieces of clothing and set it on the hottest setting. The ice will

will melt as the rice heats up, adding much-needed moisture.

melt and turn to steam, getting the wrinkles out. You only have to set the dryer for about 10 minutes or so for it to work.

Keep your pet’s water cold & filled Pets tend to get super thirsty during hot weather, and adding a few ice cubes to their water dish will keep the water nice and cold, and also help keep it filled longer by replenishing the supply as the cubes melt.

Bonus tip: Sprinkle salt on the ice in your cooler. It’ll help it stay frozen for a lot longer.


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The Arcadia Valley A TRAIL OF FAMILY FUN.

STORY AND PHOTO BY JOHN DRAKE ROBINSON

I

pointed across the street. “See that big concrete slab? That’s where Moses is buried.”

“Moses?” My grandson’s eyes got big.

“That slab would cover a carport. Why?”

we had reached an impasse. We’d just left the comfortable groove

coaxed as two children tugged her in dif-

21, one of the most attraction-packed

ferent directions.

drives in Missouri. We knew where we

“Moses Austin is the Grandfather of

would lodge for the next week but, aside from overnight accommodations, had no

snatchers kept trying to take his body

itinerary.

We were in Potosi. Our big family

up with a plan,” one of our daughters

of Route 66 and headed down Highway

Texas,” I answered. “Over the years, body down to Texas.”

“Let’s huddle over lunch and come

I was OK with that, preferring the

“There’s a great barbecue restaurant down the road,” I suggested. In minutes our caravan was rolling toward the Arcadia Valley. On the northern fringe of tiny Caledonia, Missouri,

open-ended, relaxed vacation. But

we reached a roadside memorial, a sign

vacation had just begun. And like the

among our party of 12, the planner types

using an alphabet the vast majority of

Texans who came to claim Moses’ body,

yearned for structure.

Americans have never seen.

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The Cherokee language survives only

These mountains are among the oldest

in pockets of this nation. Chances are,

exposed rocks on Earth. That guarantees

you heard the Trail of Tears story in our

highly diverse ecosystems, visible along

land’s newer, more dominant language.

delightful loop trails at Buford Mountain,

This sign marks a spot on the trail where,

Pickle Springs and Hahn State Park, and

in 1838, local European settlers prepared

the can’t-miss, kid-friendly playgrounds

baskets of food for thousands of native

around Elephant Rocks — Mother

American families who passed by on a

Nature’s best boulder museum.

forced march westward to an unfamiliar territory. Our grandkids were fascinated by this

We rolled into our headquarters, the Fort Davidson Motel, which is tucked snugly into the Arcadia Valley. The proper-

alphabet, and this tragic story. But they

ty showed some age, but it was clean and

also were hungry, so we rolled downhill

friendly, and had a nice pool and a good

into Caledonia, the gateway to the Arcadia

breakfast next door. Directly across the

Valley.

road, the ghosts of Fort Davidson awaited

With a city limit sign that confesses only 130 souls, Caledonia could have become little more than a wide spot in the

at the site of the single most bizarre escape in Civil War history. The cluster of little valley towns and

road. From the middle of town, visitors

attractions ensured we would be well-fed

can almost see the city limit signs from

and entertained.

every direction. So Caledonia relies on

We’d hike part of the Ozark Trail, which

its stop signs. They’re everywhere. No,

drapes over Taum Sauk Mountain,

not those red octagonal stop signs. These

Missouri’s tallest.

signs shout antiques, and home cookin’, and “come on in, it’s fun inside.” Most of Caledonia’s antique stores are

But another treat awaited: Our youngsters had never seen Johnson’s Shut Ins. Among state parks, it’s a star — one of the

antiques themselves, including historic

greatest natural water parks in the world

Old Village Mercantile.

— where a rushing stream tries to force

Our caravan parked along the highway, next to the world’s smallest former Phillips

“Safety first, of course,” I reassured the wide-eyed moms in our entourage as we

Smokehouse, as the aroma hangs around

unpacked in the motel parking lot.

Between bites, we mapped our vacation Caledonia’s southern doormat and mixes stunning beauty, startling history and an

“Who’s ready to explore?” I offered. No takers. The kids made a beeline to the pool, and the adults followed. So did I.

impressive collection of natural wonders.

There’s plenty of time for organized

We left our barbecue paradise and, in

activities. “So let the relaxation begin,” I

no hurry, scoured a half-dozen antique

said to myself as I settled into Missouri’s

stores in Caledonia.

spectacular Arcadia Valley, land of peace

Then we drove south into Arcadia, which is a Greek word meaning “pasto-

— JOHN DRAKE ROBINSON

size of Lincoln Navigators.

for the slow-cooked ribs of Country Chef

strategy. The Arcadia Valley unfolds at

These signs shout antiques, and home cookin', and “come on in, it’s fun inside.”

through a canyon, around boulders the

66 station. Our entire family was primed

town like perfume.

ROBINSON’S RAMBLINGS

and simplicity. “Where’s the cooler?”

ral peace and simplicity.” Though not towering like the Rockies, the St. Francois

Follow John’s travels at

Mountains frame this beautiful valley.

http://johndrakerobinson.com/blog/

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Banning Boring Lunches A NUTRITIONAL MAKEOVER FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY.

W

BY DR. SUMAN AHUJA ith summer coming to an

kids early on so they develop habits that

foods, and while there is nothing wrong

end, it’s time to put away the

will last a lifetime. I often advise parents

with an occasional “happy meal,” con-

bathing suits and prepare

to foster healthy behaviors by including

suming unhealthy lunches on a regular

for a change in season — and for the kids

children in the kitchen and exposing them

basis can affect kids’ neurological devel-

to go back to school. Aside from think-

to various aspects of food preparation.

opment, psychological well-being and

ing about new computers, clothes and

Such practices can not only help parents

academic performance and put them at

school supplies, it’s important to focus on

bond with their children in a healthy

risk for developing chronic diseases at an

developing nutritious eating habits for the

manner, but also can create positive values

early age. Planning healthy meals for the

entire family.

revolving around food, body image, self-

kids can also benefit the entire family;

image and an understanding of the value

let’s face it, we all get carried away with

of leading a healthy life.

cravings, especially when that midaft-

Paying attention to the nutritional and lifestyle habits of the entire family has never been more important. As U.S. rates

Although the federal government has

ernoon slump takes over. In reality, the

of obesity and chronic disorders such as

rules and regulations regarding school

guilt accompanying food binges initiates

cancer and Type 2 diabetes continue to

lunch programs, most kids gravitate

a vicious cycle of health disorders and

increase, it’s especially important to teach

toward the consumption of processed

distorted body image.

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5 BACK-TO-SCHOOL NUTRITIONAL MAKEOVER ESSENTIALS:

Planning a back-to-school health makeover is a good way to approach a new season with vigor for the entire family regardless of age. To assist you in planning some creative, easy and appetizing back-to-school meals, I am sharing my five best tips for planning a healthy and affordable school lunch.

Go for the rainbow: It would be wrong to say that kids alone hate their veggies. The truth is that I work with many adults who also balk at the idea of greens on their plates. To prevent chronic diseases such as cancers and heart disease, we must eat a variety of fruits and vegetables, which contain powerful antioxidants that can prevent countless health disorders. To ensure that you are getting all of the protective benefits from these antioxidants, it is advisable to consume differently colored fruits and vegetables on a daily basis. Instead of having to memorize the tedious scientific names of these antioxidants, just aim for many hues and colors on your plate. My suggestion is to find ways to mask these veggies for picky eaters. I recommend adding vegetables to smoothies, muffins, burritos and even rice. I often make veggies with taco seasoning and use that for quesadillas, burritos and tacos. Try some slow cooker veggie mac and cheese — kids will love it!

Don’t fear fruits: If you browse social media sites, you will run across a newfound fear of fruits in circulation. Fruits are loaded with cancer-fighting nutrients, and I assure you that no number of supplements or spa procedures can eliminate the damages caused by consuming diets that are compromised in the name of instant weight loss. Eliminating essential food groups is a colossal health mistake in the long term. Kids love desserts; however, desserts need not be loaded with sugars and trans fats. If your kid isn’t a fan of fruit, puree some fresh fruits and create a simple yogurt parfait the entire family can enjoy for dessert. If nut allergies are not an issue, use almonds, walnuts and cashews for toppings in place of processed sprinkles. As an alternative, fruits covered in healthy dark chocolate or blended with nonfat yogurt are easy ways to incorporate these sweet nutritional powerhouses.

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It’s OK to snack smart: When snacks are planned into the daily routine, they can add great value to one’s overall health goals. Asking your kids to snack on raw almonds might seem a tedious task, but once the raw almonds are blended with dates, fiber-rich oats, a dash of cinnamon and some vanilla, they taste more like a gourmet candy. Apples taste better with some cashew butter as opposed to plain apple slices. The idea here is to find ways to incorporate foods such as oats, nuts, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and fruits — all choices traditionally rejected by children — into daily snacks. Snacks should be rich in good fats, aka omega 3 fatty acids, portion-controlled and loaded with fiber and proteins.

Don’t juice your calories: Let me start by clarifying the misconception that “no sugar added” juices are healthier choices. Juices lack fiber; therefore, even the “no sugar added” varieties contribute to the addition of simple sugars in the blood, resulting in development of dental cavities, weight gain and mood swings in children. It is crucial to encourage children to incorporate water and other healthy beverages versus soda or juice. Freeze a few colorful fruits in ice trays and add those to their personal water bottles. Not only will the water taste refreshing, but the creativity required from them will encourage kids to get more involved in the kitchen and develop a positive relationship with food and their personal eating habits.

Include all food groups: Eliminating essential food groups can hurt brain development at all ages. Unless a food group is being eliminated to tackle a medically diagnosed health disorder or allergy, following elimination diets in an effort to lose weight might end up being disadvantageous in the long term. Children need a variety of nutrients to meet the demands of their ever-changing bodies, hormones and metabolisms. Therefore, it is crucial that they be provided a well-rounded and clinically sound nutritional plan. For example, certain foods such as cereals lack one of the essential amino acids (building blocks of proteins) and therefore must always be consumed with an alternative food to replenish that amino acid. Eliminating any food group can result in nutritional deficiencies in children that might go unnoticed at first until they develop into a chronic disorder. Persuading picky eaters to adopt a healthy lifestyle need not be a daunting task. Get the kids involved in the kitchen, invoke their creativity, and before you know it, back-to-school lunch prep might be something the entire family can enjoy together. Dr. Suman Ahuja completed her education at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York and at Texas Tech. She has a a doctorate in Clinical Nutrition with an emphasis on obesity treatment and prevention.

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Be Our Guest CULINARY ARTISTS COME HOME.

BY ELI MARCHBANKS • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON

D

an Bauer and Ali Ratcliffe

time. It was at the front of the house

Ali would even cook for her parents’

Bauer aren’t new to Columbia

that Dan would find a career as a

dinner parties.

— or even new to The Wine

sommelier — and it was in the kitchen

She came to the Wine Cellar after

Cellar & Bistro, which they purchased

that Ali would refine her passion for

completing her education at Johnson &

earlier this year. The husband-and-wife

cooking.

Wales University’s College of Culinary

pair first met each other more than

“I have always been in the kitchen,”

Arts in Denver, a school she attended

10 years ago at the bistro, soon to be

Ali says. She grew up reading any and

partly because “I think I just wanted to

renamed the Cherry Street Cellar.

every cookbook or food magazine she

live in Denver,” she jokes.

“I was just looking for a job, and I

could find. “When I was a teenager, my

The couple’s shared sense of adven-

found out that the Wine Cellar was

mom would let me plan our family’s

ture would lead them from the Wine

looking for servers,” Dan says while

weekly menu, and I would cook dinner

Cellar & Bistro to Chicago, a place

reflecting on meeting Ali for the first

most nights, trying out new recipes.”

that offered them a vast and exciting

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food scene but was still close to their families. While there, Dan would continue to hone his skills at places such as the French restaurant Tru — and Ali would find herself at the side of a culinary master: Carrie Nahabedian. Nahabedian’s experience includes working at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Chicago, the Four Seasons Hotels chain, opening her own Michelin Star-rated restaurant and winning the James Beard Foundation Award. Among the many lessons that Ali learned from her time in Chicago is that vegetarians want more options at restaurants. At Brindille, a Frenchinspired restaurant where she and Nahabedian were both chefs, they embraced meatless entrees and deviated from the typical risotto and pasta vegetarian offerings. But Ali learned more than cooking from Nahabedian. “Dan and I have both learned that an exceptional restaurant is more than great food and great service,” Ali says, explaining how important it is to pay attention to every detail — even those that most customers won’t remember later. They want to take the attention to detail you would find in fine dining restaurants and infuse it into the more relaxed atmosphere of a restaurant where you don’t feel the need to wear a suit or a

Seared trout and squash blossom beignet with wax beans, saffron-scented rutabaga creme and sauce vierge.

nice dress. This enables customers to

has always been demonstrated in my

cally offered at the Wine Cellar and said

have the best of both worlds. “We want

family,” she says.

they would like to add them as a more

our guests to feel at ease, to feel taken

The new menu will feel familiar

care of and to have a memorable, fun

to customers but will also offer some

While their decision to come back to

experience,” Ali says.

new options. New items include more

their Missouri roots was ultimately driven

seafood offerings, composed entrees

by their desire for their children to be

ences from Chicago to the Cherry

(in which the entrée and the sides all

closer to family, Columbia’s growing food

Street Cellar, Ali believes that a lot of

act as one dish) and composed desserts

scene certainly added to their motivation.

the atmosphere will come from lessons

(in which all components are prepared

“We’ve always had a love for Columbia,

she learned closer to home. “My mom

at the last minute). The new owners

and to return when Columbia’s food

and grandma are incredible cooks and

are aware of how much customers

scene is really burgeoning is the cherry on

hosts, so that element of hospitality

enjoyed the oysters that were periodi-

top,” Ali says.

While excited to bring her experi-

frequent option.

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TWO-DAY TRIP

Excelsior Springs A SPA-TOWN GETAWAY.

BY BARBARA GIBBS OSTMANN • PHOTOS BY KEVIN MORGAN

A

s the dog days of August arrive,

calcium bicarbonate and saline sulphur.

is on the National Register of Historic

it’s a good time to seek an out-

Excelsior Springs could boast of having

Places, is actually the third hotel of this

of-town getaway that offers a

more natural groupings of mineral water

name. The first two, both of which were

than anywhere else in the world.

destroyed by fire, were constructed in 1888

final fling of summer. Or maybe you’re thinking ahead about a ghostly Halloween outing or a Dickens-y holiday excursion. Take a look at Excelsior Springs, located

The town prospered with boarding

and 1909. The present hotel, built in 1912,

houses, hotels and restaurants built to

is made of steel frame and reinforced con-

answer the burgeoning demand, and stage

crete construction and is virtually fireproof. The hotel features a deluxe spa and

northeast of Kansas City on Highway 10,

lines linked Excelsior Springs with larger

about a two-hour drive from Columbia.

metropolitan areas. With its reputation

grotto, an indoor European lap pool,

Chances are you’ll see something you like.

as a health resort, it survived the Great

outdoor pool and hot tub — all amid 10

Depression better than many other towns.

acres of lush green gardens.

SOMETHING IN THE WATER

The landmark Hall of Waters was a Works

Even if you can’t stay there, you can

Progress Administration project that pro-

visit the hotel and see the public areas, or

Similar to its sister spa towns such as

vided work for locals and produced a build-

join one of the nightly paranormal tours

Eureka Springs, Arkansas or West Baden

ing that is still treasured today.

to learn about the hotel’s “special” guests.

Springs, Indiana, Excelsior Springs rose

Excelsior Springs saw a decline in the

There are several bed-and-breakfasts

to fame in the late 1800s on the purport-

1950s as the health claims of mineral

in town, as well as AirBnB and vacation

ed healing properties of its many mineral

waters were questioned and the popu-

rental properties. You can get locked up

waters. Siloam Spring — the only natural

larity of spa towns subsided. In recent

at the Payne Jailhouse B&B, which is the

supply of ferro-manganese mineral wa-

years, town leaders recognized the tour-

original jailhouse transformed into mod-

ter in this country and one of only five

ism value of the spa experience and have

ern and comfortable lodging.

known in the world — lured people with

worked to preserve the town’s history

its “magical” red-tinted waters and led

while adding new attractions. Come see

PLENTY TO DO

to the founding of the town in 1880 as

for yourself in this town “where the past

Make your first stop the Hall of Waters,

cure-seekers arrived in droves, camping

is present,” as the museum logo says.

where you can stock up on brochures

in tents and covered wagons. Soon more than 40 other mineral

WHERE TO STAY

about local events and attractions, ask questions of the friendly locals who op-

springs and wells were discovered in the

For full immersion in Excelsior Springs his-

erate the tourist center and — most im-

area and were identified by their primary

tory and spa tradition, a stay at The Elms

portant — visit the Hall of Waters itself.

minerals, including sodium bicarbonate,

Hotel and Spa is a must. This hotel, which

This 1937 building is home to the

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“World’s Longest Water Bar,” which at one time served a variety of mineral waters, each piped directly from one of 10 springs. Take time to read the informative history panels, and be sure to note the Art Deco and Mayan Revival architecture. Take a tour of the building, including the original mineral bath areas and the now-empty public swimming pool. There’s also a paranormal tour option. Explore the town and nearby attractions with trolley tours offered by the Chamber of Commerce. Choose from winery tours, culinary tours, paranormal tours, holiday-themed tours and more. Outdoor activities include golf, hiking, paddling, camping, ziplining, cycling and skateboarding. The nearby Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site and State Park is popular with both locals and visitors.

FEELING PECKISH? Going hungry or thirsty will not be an issue in Excelsior Springs, where local dining establishments offer a variety of food and drink. For a meal to remember, sign up for a four-course wine dinner at Willow Spring Mercantile, a delightful “general store” that carries the largest retail selection of Missouri wines in the state. The Mercantile serves lunch Tuesday through Sunday and is often open in the evening for special events or private groups. The special wine dinners are offered monthly by reservation only and feature different wineries from around the state. A popular downtown eatery is Ray’s Diner, established in 1932 and famous for chili, hamburgers and homemade cinnamon rolls. It’s a true diner experience, inside and out. Three wineries in the nearby area are Fence Stile Vineyards, Four Horses and a Dog and VanTill Farms and Winery. Dubious Claims Brewing Company and the Atlas Saloon offer housebrewed beers, along with other drink options. Whether wine tourism, outdoor activity or spa wellness programs appeal to the traveler in you, you’ll find these and much more in historic Excelsior Springs.

Before you go:

VisitExcelsior.com | ElmsHotelAndSpa.com | ShopTheMercantile.com | EStrolley.com | MissouriWine.org | VisitKC.com


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There’s no such thing as a minor health issue. Because when it comes to your body, every little detail is important. Which means big, small or in between, your health deserves the best treatments, research and care – delivered by specialists so good, they’re teaching the next generation of physicians. That’s academic medicine. That’s MU Health Care.

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L O O H SC in style

SCHOOL OUTFITS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR KIDS ACTUALLY WANT TO GO BACK.

By Diahann Bieser and Melody Parry • Photos by L.G. Patterson Summer is winding down and it’s time to think about sending your kids back to school. What are the latest fall trends in school for every age group? Elementary school models Ava and Lily Neyens show off their sweet style, while middle-schoolers Carley Bieser and Carter Bremer put their best foot forward. Kennedy Flanner and Maverick Patterson demonstrate the hottest trends for high schoolers. Simply add the perfect backpack or lunchbox and they will be good to go! BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING MAKES UP A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF SUMMER AND FALL SALES

In 2018, families spent $82.8 billion on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation. This year the buying season has started earlier than in the past, with many families planning their shopping around sales events like Amazon Prime Day and Labor Day sales. Families with children in elementary through high school spent an average of $684.79 each in 2018.

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GB Girls red and white striped embroidered dress. Dillard’s $39 Copper Key blue and white striped skort. Dillard’s $29 GB Girls white sleeveless shirt with poms. Dillard’s $29 RIGHT

Takara girls floral romper. Dillard’s $32 Takara girls blue and white striped romper. Dillard’s $34 Stride Rite savannah pink sandals. Dillard’s $52 Steve Madden Jwaive sandals in rose gold. Dillard’s $39.99

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ABOVE

B A C K PA C K S

Slate blue cotton t-shirt. American Eagle $17.95 Flex peach jogger shorts. American Eagle $39.95 Adidas Continental 80 tennis shoes. PacSun $80

Sugar Lips rainbow striped romper. Dillard’s $79 Free People ivory lace bralette. Dillard’s $20 Steve Madden Bandi Blush wedges with cork sole. Dillard’s $79.99

Denim overalls. H&M $39.99 Be kind white t-shirt. H&M $12.99 Classic slip-on shoes. Journey’s $49.99

USA heather gray t-shirt. American Eagle $19.95 Flex slim khaki shorts. American Eagle $44.95 Adidas Continental 80 tennis shoes. PacSun $80

Vans Off The Wall checkered backpack. PacSun $36 Isabelle taupe leather backpack. Glik $42 Vera Bradley rose quartz quilted backpack. Dillard’s $145 Vera Bradley navy floral backpack. Dillard’s $116 Vera Bradley floral lunchbox. Dillard’s $40

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Vans Off The Wall aqua t-shirt. PacSun $28 Flex slim navy shorts. American Eagle $44.95 Vans classic checkboard slip-on shoes. PacSun $50 Hyfve navy plaid paperbag shorts. Glik’s $29 White active tee. Glik’s $8 Arizona Birkenstock shoes in Zinfandel. Dryer’s Shoes $135

ABOVE

Gold crossbody bag. Glik’s $24 Loveriche denim scalloped romper. Glik’s $42 Mayari white Birkenstock shoes. Dryer’s Shoes $125 Animal print hair scarf scrunchie. Glik’s $9 American Eagle rose t-shirt. American Eagle $19.95 Flex gray jogger shorts. American Eagle $39.95 Vintage Vans

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elanie Prather Studer was sick of what she didn’t know. The Columbia native and mother

she could feel the pressures of college, ever-present but impossible to pinpoint so early on. What would be the

CONUNDRUM

CRACKING THE

of three sons had just successfully shuttled

her eldest into his first year of high school, and already

smartest career move for her child? How much would a degree cost in this age of exorbitant tuition and burgeoning rent prices? Need she read all the fine print on the FAFSA? Studer and her husband interrogated friends, co-workers and Google, but they came up frustratingly lacking in helpful advice. Where was the handbook to college survival? And how could she diffuse that information to her son without smothering him? This was several years ago. Today, the North Callaway middle-school teacher has self-published the book she couldn’t find on shelves: College Bound, The Ultimate List of Conversations to Helping Your Teen Through High School. As Columbia College, Stephens and MU prepare for the wave of freshmen arriving this month, other local parents are steeling their high schoolers for the SAT and ACT; for applications and essays; for moving away from home in a matter of months. Other families might still have a few years before the acceptance and rejection letters flood in, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t already thinking about — and saving for — college. In the midst of all that bustle, it’s the unanswered questions that invite needless anxiety. Studer’s the first to admit that autumn is a stressful school season. Now with two kids in college and one in

Local author Melanie Studer offers a crash course in college prep with tips from her new book, College Bound. By Lauren Puckett

eighth grade, she’s been through the fretting, prepping and planning enough to have scooped up a few pointers. After first launching an advice blog, parentinghighschoolers.com, with a friend, she’s since turned to summarizing her wisdom in tomes. There’s a lot of ground to cover in College Bound, but to give Inside Columbia readers some direction as back-to-school beckons, she sat down to offer a few essential do’s and don’ts. She can’t promise to make college more affordable, but with the help of some good conversation, she hopes, at least, to make it more accessible. Melanie Struder is the author of College Bound and co-writer for parenting highschoolers.com

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DOs

DON’Ts

Start the college conversation early. Studer recommends bringing up the subject in middle school, when kids have started considering what they want to be “when they grow up” but don’t yet feel overwhelmed by the prospect of life away from home. And then keep talking! Set up one-on-one meetings with your kids around each report card to discuss their academic performance, their career goals and what you as parents can do to help them.

Stop trying to communicate. Adolescents are likely to resist serious conversations about grades, money and work. Sometimes these conversations will go poorly. Eyes will roll. That’s okay; you’re not a perfect parent. Just make sure these lackluster attempts don’t discourage you from trying again.

Establish the financial realities of your household. Studer took her children to her family’s financial planner, who caught the kids up on what they could realistically expect to pay for college. Studer and her husband were transparent with the kids about what they could and couldn’t afford. This kind of honesty might not be easy or comfortable, but it will help your students understand the financial future awaiting them — and what efforts they’ll need to put forth to make it work.

Handle all your student’s finances. Encourage kids to become an active participant in their savings. Help them set up a Roth IRA, and before their senior year encourage them to fill out the FAFSA4caster, which projects an estimate of what they can expect to receive in aid. Don’t let the numbers scare you. Remind your kids that these money talks aren’t about scaring them into submission. They’re about breaking down barriers.

Set up a calendar. Keeping track of deadlines for scholarships, applications, financial aid, acceptances and rejections, campus visits, and more would be daunting for the most experienced event planner. Ease the process by sharing a Google calendar with your kid and setting up weekly reminders.

Push your teens to tackle more than they can handle. Most universities require 15 credit hours per semester in order to graduate in four years. Taking an extra year or even an extra semester can open the financial floodgates. Instead, try to anticipate what is realistic for your teen to accomplish each season. Maybe a 20-hour part-time job is essential; maybe it’s too much. Only your child will know.

Visit colleges early. Remember your student is choosing a home for the next four years; this isn’t a small decision. Plan an overnight stay so your kids have all the time they need to explore campus facilities, dip into local shops and restaurants, and, of course, meet the people who will become their peers and advisors.

Lose track of your teen’s accomplishments. Keep a file of your student’s awards, certifications and activities to help with resume-building and applications. That way, you won’t have to rush to come up with details off the top of your head.

Make a post-grad plan. Establish your expectations with your teen. Where do they want to live after college? What do they expect to make their first year post-grad? Would you be okay with contributing to their living expenses? What if they wanted to move back in with you? Ask these questions ahead of time, and they won’t shock you when they come up after college.

Force your child to go to college. The truth is, it isn’t for everyone. Discuss a gap year if your kid is still struggling to decide on a career path. Or look into trade schools — these programs offer a fantastic (and often lucrative) alternative to the traditional 4-year university. Most importantly, remember that college is not what makes or breaks your child’s future. It’s the way they continue to educate themselves throughout their entire lives that will make the difference.

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Pattern of Success KELLY BRYANT BRINGS PROVEN PROWESS TO MIZZOU. BY MATT TARNAWA • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON

A TIGER CANNOT CHANGE ITS STRIPES — AND THAT’S CERTAINLY TRUE FOR KELLY BRYANT, A FORMER CLEMSON TIGER AND NOW MU FOOTBALL’S SENIOR QUARTERBACK.

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ryant committed to University of Missouri on Dec. 5 and this fall will be his first season playing for the Tigers — the Missouri Tigers that is. Bryant is credited with helping to lead Dabo Swinney’s Tigers to the national championship game in January 2018, only to see his spot on the field claimed by freshman Trevor Lawrence nine months later. From that point on, Bryant sat out the rest of the 2018 campaign and started to look for a new place to play — and took some heat from the press for doing so. After Bryant committed to Missouri, Lawrence went on to help Clemson win a national title weeks later. “I had a great experience [at Clemson], wouldn’t trade my time there for anything,” Bryant says. “I learned that hard work and patience are really important and all of my experiences with football and outside of football make me who I am.” Not that Kelly Bryant didn’t already have some lessons in perseverance. In February 2014, he was a talented junior athlete at Wren High School in Piedmont, South Carolina. He didn’t play in the first half of a basketball game, so his football coach went to check on him at halftime — and found him vomiting blood, the result of an intestinal blockage doctors in Atlanta had to remove with emergency surgery. Bryant lost a lot of weight in the hospital, and his football future was in question. When he got out, he talked his parents into letting him throw at spring practice while still wearing a colostomy bag (it was removed before the fall) and committed to Clemson. He used that summer to catch up on schoolwork and be the best quarterback he could after his medical scare. Bryant passed for 41 touchdowns and ran for 14 more in his high school senior season at Wren, and was a finalist for South Carolina’s Mr. Football award. That’s an experience that can put a lot into perspective, though Bryant has been frank at times about his disappointment in losing the starting job at Clemson. He called it “kind of a slap in the face” in an interview with the Greenville News in September. But, he has chosen to take the high road at Mizzou and shy away from headlines since his transfer. By all accounts, he has ingratiated himself with his new teammates, and MU head coach Barry Odom hasn’t been shy to praise Bryant since he showed up on campus.

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“From day one, I’ve been so impressed with how he’s carried himself,” Odom says. “All good teams have to have a leader at the quarterback position, but Kelly came into a place where he didn’t know anyone, and he found the right balance of leading and following.  He’s got a natural leadership ability about him, and his enthusiasm rubs off on his teammates — people want to follow him. All he has to do is just be himself

credit Coach Odom and the coaching staff for having that kind of environment. I also knew that I couldn’t come in and just command respect, I had to come in and earn it, and that’s what I tried to do every day, one day at a time.” Even in an era filled with transferring players and win-now mentalities, nothing about the college football marriage between Bryant and Mizzou has been usual. The

HE BRINGS A LOT TO THE TABLE AND I’M EXCITED TO SEE IT ALL.

and we’re confident we’ll be in good shape.” The outside world has seen glimpses of Bryant’s personality off the field. An Instagram video of him leading the Mizzou locker room in an impromptu dance session went viral in February. By all accounts, the newcomer is now just one of the guys, though he didn’t assume he’d fit right in. “It could have been a tough situation to come into, but I felt really welcomed and accepted from the start,” Bryant says. “I

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- BARRY ODOM

union could have ended in divorce after the NCAA announced sanctions against Missouri’s football program on Jan. 31, which included a postseason ban for 2019. With the chance to win championships in limbo, Kelly and his fellow seniors had a choice: stick with MU despite the uncertainty of an appeal’s success, or transfer elsewhere for a guaranteed shot at playing past November. None of them left, partly because of the makeup of a team that

won eight games in 2018. The Tigers return proven talent in every position group, and an offense that was one of the best in the SEC a year ago now slots Bryant’s championshiplevel experience at the controls. “We have high expectations as a team for the season, and we should,” Bryant says. “This team has had a couple of good seasons in a row, and I’m excited to do everything I can to help us get to another level. I expect a lot out of myself and I’m going to do everything I can to live up to it. “I know there’s a lot of outside hype and that’s cool and all, but it really doesn’t drive me personally.  I appreciate the interest and everything, but I can’t let that get in the way of the most important thing, and that’s taking care of my business every day on and off the field and being the kind of leader I have to be for this team.” What that leadership looks like is anyone’s guess right now. A 10-win season at Missouri for the first time since 2014? Winning despite NCAA penalties? A high pick for Bryant at the NFL Draft in 2020? It’s all in play, and when you ask Odom what excites him most about Bryant’s year ahead, he doesn’t pick just one thing. “He brings a lot to the table and I’m excited to see it all.” Kelly Bryant is ready to roar — with his new Tigers.

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Meet Peter Jarvis

Best Seafood

Columbia Tribune 2018

Best Place to Get Seafood Inside Columbia 2017

Recognized James Beard Foundation

Taste of NFL

Taste of Kentucky Derby

US Olympics Award Dinners

Chairman Of The Board Southeastern Fisheries Assoc. — Lower Six States

Owner of Triar Seafoods in Hollywood Florida and supplier of CC’s Fed-Ex famous fresh seafood.

"Recently I flew to Florida to catch-up and visit long time supplier and friend to discuss food safety, sustainability and freshness." — Scott Cleeton WHEN IT COMES TO FRESH SEAFOOD IN COLUMBIA, OUR DISCERNING GUESTS ALWAYS CHOOSE CC’S CITY BROILER.

Thank you for many years of awards and honors.

You Deserve a Steak (and Seafood) from CC’s City Broiler! (573) 445-7772 | 1401 Forum Blvd. | ccscitybroiler.com

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE ULTIMATE TAILGATE

Gameday Gold

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Gameday 9 MUST-HAVES FOR FOOTBALL SEASON MU FOOTBALL’S

gearing up for the season and when it comes to tailgating, there are a few essentials you won’t want to take a pass on. Hot and humid August and early September tailgates call for plenty of ice-cold drinks, so a colorful MU-themed cooler is an absolute must to store your drink of choice. If you prefer to toast to Tiger touchdowns with wine, a Mizzou handpainted wine glass lets you sip in style. Have a family pet that loves to be social? Let them tailgate, too! Pet bandanas and jerseys let them show off your family’s team spirit. No matter how you choose to cheer on the Tigers this fall, be sure to stock up on these basics before heading to the field. M-I-Z!

TAILGATE CHAIR

The Mizzou Store $29.99

TIGER EARS

The Mizzou Store $4.99

HAND-PAINTED WINE GLASS

The Mizzou Store $16.99

FADED TEE

The Mizzou Store $35

BAGGO SET

Tiger Team Store $134.99

ROLLING BACKPACK COOLER

Tiger Team Store $64.99

PET BANDANA

Tiger Team Store $12.99

AVIATOR SUNGLASSES

Tiger Spirit $12.99

MU TENT

Sam’s Club $160

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Touchdown Tipple 3 CREATIVE COCKTAILS FOR TAILGATE TIME

During the summer heat, beer or wine can seem too heavy, especially when you’re tailgating in the sun all day. The solution? A creative cocktail. We spoke with three of Columbia’s bartenders to get the low-down on the best mixed drinks to tailgate with. Create these cocktails prior to heading to your tailgate spot, or set up your own mixing station so you can be sure not to run out! These drinks were compiled — and created — with tailgating needs in mind, including hot weather and long periods of time. They can all be adjusted to make batch drinks, just multiply the recipe by however many people you will be serving and be sure to find a large pitcher. HAPPY TAILGATING!

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Mizzou Margarita BARRED OWL BAR Manager Andrew Ruth went for a simple approach when creating his tailgate margarita. “I don’t typically put orange juice in a margarita, but this addition adds a beautiful golden hue to the drink,” he says. And, he adds, “it lightens up the alcohol since you are typically outside drinking most of the day during tailgates.” If you really want to step up your team spirit, purchase edible gold flakes and add to your margarita to show off your sparkling team spirit.

Ingredients

2 ounces Tequila Blanco (100 percent blue agave tequila) .75 ounces Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao (Grand Marnier or Cointreau is great also) .75 ounces fresh lime juice .25 ounces fresh orange juice .25 ounces agave nectar Black lava salt and turbinado sugar for rim

Directions

Mix black lava salt and turbinado sugar together on a side plate for a black and gold rim. Use a lime wedge to wet the rim of the glass so the salt and sugar stick. In a shaker, shake all ingredients hard and fast, strain over ice into your rimmed glass and garnish with a lime wheel.

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Booches’ Bloody Mary No tailgate is complete without a Bloody Mary, and according to Inside Columbia magazine readers, Julia Seibel at BOOCHES creates one of Columbia’s best. “Our Bloody Mary isn’t anything fancy,” Seibel says, “It’s classic, like everything we try to do here at Booches.” The best part of a Bloody Mary? The garnish. Booches’ recipe comes with olives and a lime wedge, but toppings can range from the more traditional, such as celery or pickles, to heartier toppings such as cocktail shrimp or sliders. “You can get crazy with garnishes for Bloody Marys — that’s why they’re fun,” Seibel says.

Ingredients

16 ounces tomato juice ½ lime, squeezed 1 ½ ounces Worcestershire sauce 1 ½ ounces olive juice 5 dashes Tabasco 1 dash bitters 1 teaspoon horseradish Salt and pepper Gin or vodka

Directions

In a large jar with a lid, mix all ingredients and shake. For best results, make the mix a day ahead of time to let the ingredients stew and keep refrigerated. Give the jar a good shake before use. Over ice, pour 2 ounces of vodka or gin and 4 ounces of mix. Roll once in a shaker or a larger cup. Top with olives, cracked pepper and lime wedge. Mix makes four 12-ounce Bloody Marys.  72 INSIDE COLUMBIA AUGUST 2019

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Score-worthy Screwjito This cocktail is a combination of two popular drinks, a screwdriver and a mojito. FLYOVER Principal Bartender Maddy Melton came up with this unique combination for tailgates because of its versatility. “The citrus and mint in this makes it very refreshing and light for drinking in the sun.” Plus, she adds, “It’s not complicated and it’s a peoplepleaser.” Maddy chose vodka for the cocktail in the photo, but you can use gin or rum as well.

Ingredients

1½ ounces vodka ¾ ounce honey syrup ½ ounce fresh lime juice ½ ounce orange juice Fresh mint Prosecco Club soda

Directions

For honey syrup, mix honey and hot water in a 3:1 ratio. In a shaker with ice, mix liquor, honey syrup, lime juice, orange juice and mint. Add a splash of prosecco and club soda. Strain over ice. Garnish with a lime wheel and fresh mint sprig.

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Patio Perfection

Enjoy outdoor dining for every occasion.

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he hot summer days may have seemed endless in July, but now there’s an end in sight — unfortunately, that end signals the start of wintry weather. Enjoy the final days of summer and fall by dining al fresco at one of Columbia’s 40-plus restaurant and bar patios. There’s a patio for every occasion, from happy hour

to date night. To aid you in your search, we’ve profiled five of Columbian’s favorite outdoor places to imbibe and ingest — and offer a few insider tips.

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THE ROOF Columbia’s original rooftop bar took al fresco dining and drinking to new heights when it debuted. Given its location atop The Broadway, you may encounter a bridal party celebrating post-reception, or meet out-of-town visitors enjoying the ambiance. Several outdoor fire pits offer warmth during cooler evenings, without missing out on the spectacular views. The asparagus flatbread with red onion, fontina and frizzled leeks is sure to satisfy any savory craving. Looking for an aperitif? The Roof offers everything from wine to whiskeys.

THE ROOF 1111 East Broadway, 8th Floor Columbia, MO 65201 thebroadwaycolumbia.com/the-roof/

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SHILOH BAR & GRILL Where would we be on a game day without Shiloh? Its casual patio and laid-back atmosphere is perfect for game days — and the TV screens enable you to enjoy the game outside, as sports were meant to be viewed. This expansive bar and grill is best-known for its fried food fare, including its wings, which you can get for just $0.65 each on Mondays. Something most people don’t know? Shiloh smokes all of their own meat, making their Cuban sandwich — made with pulled pork and smoked pork — one of the tastiest in CoMo.

SHILOH BAR & GRILL 402 E Broadway Columbia, MO 65201 shilohbar.com

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GLENN’S CAFE Ah, Glenn’s. The perfect brunch spot for a lazy Sunday afternoon. Its cozy street-side patio provides opportunities for people watching in The District. Their menu offers fare with Cajun flare — putting a southern twist on traditional dishes — such as New Orleans French toast with cranberry walnut pain perdu and maple bacon syrup. If you’re looking to go a little more outside the box for brunch, try the Eggs Nouvelle Orleans: a shellfish cake made with shrimp, crawfish and crab and hollandaise sauce over sunny-side up eggs.

GLENN’S CAFE 29 S 8th Street Columbia, MO 65201 glennscafe.com

SOPHIA’S How many restaurants can transition from a business lunch to a wine night as easily as Sophia’s? You may come to try something from their expansive wine list, but you will surely return after trying the three mushroom penne with portabella, shitake and button mushrooms in a sun-dried tomato pesto cream sauce. INSIDER TIP: Sophia’s has a bocce ball court on the west side of their patio.

SOPHIA’S 3915 S Providence Rd. Columbia, MO 65203 sophiascomo.com

OTHER LOCAL PATIO RESTAURANTS AND BARS 44 Stone Public House Coley’s American Bistro D. Rowe’s Flat Branch Pub & Brewing The Heidelberg Tellers Gallery and Bar Campus Bar & Grill Deuce Pub & Pit Harpo’s Willie’s Pub & Pool

Lutz’s BBQ Potbelly Sandwich Shop Andy’s Frozen Custard Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream Les Bourgeois Bistro Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge Sycamore The Wine Cellar & Bistro Top 10 Wines Gunter Hans

El Maguey Fuzzy’s Tacos Las Margaritas Shakespeare’s Pizza The Quarry Barred Owl Kampai Sushi Bar & Restaurant Nourish 44 Canteen Broadway Diner

Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q Sake Japanese Bistro and Bar Stadium Bar & Grill Bambino’s Main Squeeze Osaka

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PRESSED This rooftop bar — a Bleu concept — is fairly new to the Columbia scene, having opened last October. Its location on the top floor of 803 East Walnut offers unobstructed views of downtown Columbia, including the Tiger Hotel. Try something from their “signature libations” menu, or order a non-alcoholic drink, such as the Pineapple Ginger Cooler, and add a house shot for just $2. Hungry? Check out the dips and spreads, including Logboat Mamoot beer cheese with housetoasted pretzel chips.

PRESSED 803 E Walnut St. Columbia, MO 65201 pressedcomo.com

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STEVEN ZWEIG, MD University of Missouri Health Care

AFTER A LONG DAY, STEVEN ZWEIG, MD, likes to unwind by watching his favorite TV station, Turner Classic Movies. There is something about an old romantic film that resonates with a man who is a believer in long-term relationships. “I have some of the same patients that I started taking care of in 1979, when I was a first-year resident physician,” says Zweig, a family medicine physician at University of Missouri Health Care and the interim dean of the MU School of Medicine. “It’s been a fantastic experience.” Family medicine is a broad field that promotes lasting connections between doctors and the families they treat. Zweig has explored the whole spectrum. Early in his career, he delivered babies and focused his research on rural obstetrics. Then, sensing a need for better geriatric and palliative care, he switched his research and clinical emphasis to older adults. “The average age of the patients I now see in a morning might be over 80,” Zweig says. “They’re dealing with some tough stuff. They need to be able to count on someone to understand what’s going on with them and navigate the system.” His patients would be hard-pressed to find a doctor with a better grasp of the system. Zweig’s roots at MU reach back to his days as a student at the School of Medicine, where he met his wife, Susan Even, MD. She has served as the executive director of MU’s Student Health Center since 1989. One of their two sons, Alex Zweig, is a graduate of the School of Medicine and a family medicine physician at MU Health Care. Zweig’s institutional knowledge, loyalty and leadership experience — he spent 11 years as chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine — made him a natural fit for the role of interim dean when that position opened this spring. Although his days are now filled with even more ad-ministrative duties, he still makes time to see those familiar faces in the clinic. “I feel like that’s something I should do as a dean,” Zweig says. “It’s important to set the example that doctors take care of patients.”

Family Medicine-South Providence Clinic 551 E. Southampton Drive/573-884-7733 MUHealth.org/Family-Medicine

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New fast-casual restaurant Beet Box

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TALL ORDER

Few things taste as refreshing on a hot summer day as a nice slice of watermelon. But did you know that the taller a watermelon is, the more watery it will be? It’s true. Something to keep in mind next time you’re shopping for one.


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Beet Box

NEW MEDITERRANEAN FAST-CASUAL RESTAURANT WILL OPEN THIS MONTH.

BY LAUREN MIERS • PHOTO BY L.G. PATTERSON

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o beatbox, in the rhythmic

roots where they’re planted. Beet Box is

Eating locally and in-season enables con-

sense, means to mimic percus-

a concept rooted in the Columbia com-

sumers to anticipate and appreciate their

sive sounds using only one’s

munity, its producers and its eaters.

food and the peaks, valleys and challenges

mouth. Like its musical homonym,

In the past, food culture centered

associated with the food experience. Sea-

Columbia’s culinary Beet Box has created

on what was fresh. What a commu-

its own unique cooking beat.

nity produced, be it potatoes or pears,

Though a static menu providing

sonal flavors come alive again in new ways.

dictated the standard diet. The answer

the same tasty options year-round

a locally sourced lunch eatery — has

to “What’s for supper?” involved making

isn’t bad, Beet Box hopes to break that

popped up, built a following, developed

a visit to the garden patch to see what

mold by building trust in the hands

recipes and earned some dough. Now co-

was ready to harvest.

behind the dishes instead of in the

For the past 18 months, Beet Box —

menu items themselves.

owners Benjamin Hamrah and Amanda

“Meals were focused on building on

Elliott are ready to put down roots with a

these high-quality ingredients that were

brick-and-mortar location right down the

screaming to be used right now as op-

staple items that change with the seasons.

street from Logboat Brewing Company.

posed to a lot of food culture today that

Hamrah and Elliott both have an affinity

The Beet Box menu features four to five

has gone the opposite direction, trying

for Middle Eastern food, so items such as

taken to-go: Beet Box represents a return

to source ingredients from all over the

falafel, shawarma and kebabs lay the foun-

to a menu driven by seasonal and local

globe,” Hamrah says.

dation for innovative adaptations.

It’s more than a meal at a table or a dish

fare. It turns the farm-to-table experience,

A classic Caprese salad proves this

“The menu descriptions are vague on

which has garnered a reputation as an

point. Any local grocery store likely sup-

purpose so that they can shapeshift,”

elevated experience, into an everyday op-

plies the ingredients — tomato, moz-

Elliott says. “You don’t have to worry about

portunity in its fast-casual setting.

zarella and basil — year-round. But the

what’s in it. You just know it’ll be good.”

“For something that started with a

salad is meant to be eaten when those

The chicken shawarma includes

boxed meal, it really turned into a way of

items are in season. A Caprese salad with

chicken, seasonal greens, pickles and fruit

looking at food that fell in line with what

bland, mealy tomatoes shipped halfway

topped with herbed labneh and tahini, all

we love to do the most: taking seasonal

across the world isn’t the same.

wrapped in a cooked-to-order flatbread, rolled out and toasted on the flat-top grill.

ingredients and making something with

“Because we live in this age of immedi-

it without starting with a recipe or a goal

acy, where we can get anything we want,

in mind,” Hamrah says.

anytime we want, we’ve kind of lost the

pho or a sweet potato Reuben round out

preciousness of food,” Elliott says.

the lunch and early dinner offerings. Pick-

Catchy as it is, the name Beet Box goes deeper than its hip-hop-inspired origins. Beets grow underground, carving deep

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Beet Box presents an opportunity to return to savoring the growing seasons.

Outside of the staples, specials such as

les, preserves and dips will also be available. Stop in for breakfast and enjoy a cup


of freshly brewed Shortwave Coffee,

Mediterranean-meets-urban with a clean

high-quality ingredients from a 50-mile ra-

batch-roasted with Beet Box in mind,

aesthetic and lots of plants. Hamrah and

dius to keep dollars in the community and

and pick up a house-made pastry, such

Elliott partnered with local artisans to make

provide fresh seasonal food. Elliott meets

as chocolate babka or a breakfast bread.

their vision for the restaurant a reality.

with producers to discuss what bounty

For something heartier, try the breakfast

The owners of Beet Box are excited

Beet Box is looking to buy; it’s relational

bowl, with quinoa, chorizo, quark and

to offer a picnic program with Logboat.

seasonal greens topped with a soft egg

Customers can pick up a set of reusable

and served with warm focaccia.

products, such as boxes, flatware and a

est relationship with the producer leads

blanket, and eat their meal at Logboat,

to high-quality bounty to build creative

pairing Beet Box’s flavors with local brews.

dishes for loyal customers. It almost has

Hamrah describes the space on Fay Street as open, natural and communal. Elliott says the atmosphere will be

True to its roots, Beet Box sources its

and conversational, from soil to plate. In many ways it’s about trust: An hon-

a rhythm — a beat — to it.

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Crostata Crush EMBRACING PIE’S SIMPLER COUSIN.

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othing is lovelier in the summertime than a pie that showcases

FILLING

Pull from the bowl and if needed, knead

3 pounds peaches, halved, pitted and sliced

until it is smooth. Cover dough and let

½ cup sugar

rest in the refrigerator for 20 minutes.

1 teaspoon vanilla

While dough is resting, put peaches,

1 teaspoon cinnamon

sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon juice

and cornstarch in a bowl and stir to

be sure to love it just as much and maybe

1 tablespoon corn starch

combine. After dough is rested, roll out

even a little more than traditional pies.

1 egg

on a lightly floured surface. Place on a

1 tablespoon water

lined baking sheet and mound the peach

the beautiful and luscious fruit

of the season. If you are looking for an easy version of a pie, let me introduce you to the crostata. It gives you all the elements of a pie, but in a quick, free-form shape. You will

Serves 8

DIRECTIONS

mixture in the center leaving a 2-inch border. Whisk egg with water in a small

Preheat oven to 350. In a food processor

cup. Fold dough around the peaches and

2 ½ cups flour

add flour, sugar, salt, butter and lard.

brush edges of the crust with egg wash.

1 tablespoon sugar

Pulse until combined and butter/lard is

Place in oven and cook for 30-45 minutes

1 teaspoon salt

in pea shapes. Slowly pulse and add ½

until crust is nicely browned and center

¾ cup butter, cubed

cup to ¾ cup ice water (no ice) to the

is bubbling. Let cool for 20 minutes

¼ cup lard, cut into small chunks

mix until the dough comes together.

before serving.

DOUGH

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Hot Smoked Salmon MAKE THE MOST OF GRILLING SEASON WITH THIS QUICK-SMOKED SALMON.

BY FOOD EDITOR BROOK HARLAN • PHOTOS BY L.G. PATTERSON

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t’s the best time of year to grill and

can also check for pin bones when

Salt 2 or Tinted Cure Mix (contains a

smoke meat — and it’s currently

you purchase the salmon (most of the

small amount of sodium nitrate) that

in the middle of the wild Alaskan

time they have already been removed if

helps set the color in the salmon and

salmon season (April through September).

purchasing from a store). When you get

inhibits bacteria growth. If you have a fa-

Salmon is great grilled, baked, poached,

home, keep the salmon cold until you are

vorite cure recipe, feel free to use it, just

broiled and cured, but my favorite is hot

actually going to season it. You could buy

cure half the time you normally would

smoked. It does take a little planning,

the salmon a day or even two days before

— it’s just to season all the way through,

including 10 minutes in the morning to

you are going to cook it, but I would not

not to draw out all the moisture. You can

make and rub with seasoning and then

recommend any purchasing any further

season in a container, but I like using

another 30 to 45 minutes to cook for indi-

in advance than that. When you are ready

plastic wrap or a zip closure bag so I can

vidual portions (longer for a whole fillet).

to season (remember this will need to be

keep the cure closer to the salmon.

This leaves you with three options: eat

between 4 and 24 hours before you actu-

now, chill and eat later, or both. The hot

ally want to cook it), rinse it thoroughly

DRY

smoked salmon is great served immedi-

and check the skin side to make sure all

After the salmon is cured, you want to

ately off the grill, but it is also great cooled

of the scales have been removed. If you

rinse it thoroughly. If you don’t want

and served as an appetizer with toast the

do happen to find a missed pin bone they

to smoke the salmon as a whole fillet,

next day, in an omelet, eggs Benedict or

will easily pull out with needle nose pliers.

this is the best time to portion it. Dry

just about anywhere else you want to add

it with a paper towel and place it on a

a little salmon. The curing/seasoning time

SEASONING

is much shorter and easier than lox and

Salt is really all that is needed to season

hours to overnight to let the surface dry

smoked salmon and can be used in many

the salmon and it helps draw out some

(make sure you have something under

of the same applications.

of the moisture and intensify the flavor.

to catch any drips). Smoke does not

Sugar helps balance out the salt and

stick to wet surfaces, so you want the

round out some other flavors. Pepper,

surface dry and tacky. This is called the

Talk to the butcher or fishmonger when

garlic and herbs are also great additions,

pellicle. The smoke flavor will stick to it

purchasing the salmon and they will be

but it just depends on the flavor profile

and you will also develop a much better

happy to help you pick a nice fillet or

you are going for. Many recipes for cured

outer crust on the salmon that is a great

even cut a larger one down. The butcher

or cold smoked salmon call for Curing

texture contrast.

PREP WORK

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rack uncovered in the refrigerator for 4


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COOK If you have an electric or gas smoker, just use as normal, setting the temperature between 225 and 250 F and cook until the internal temperature is 140 F in the thickest part. If you have a charcoal grill, place about a cup of wood chips in a container and cover with warm water and reserve. To the side of the grill, make a pile of eight to 12 briquettes and light. Once the briquettes have all ignited and are coated in white ash, drain about ¼ cup of wood chips and place them on top of the briquettes. Place the grate back on the grill and place the salmon on the opposite side of the fire. It helps to spray the grate with a little cooking spray or lightly oil to prevent the salmon skin from sticking. Close all of the vents on the bottom, and adjust the top vent by closing all the way and slightly opening. You want to smother the fire just enough to get a large amount of smoke, but not enough to kill the fire. Depending on the thickness of the salmon, it will take 30 minutes to 2 hours to get to 140 F, but smaller individual portions may cook more quickly.

HOT OR COLD Once the salmon is at 140 F, it can be served immediately. You can treat it just like any portion of fish and serve it as a main course. It also makes great leftovers. If you are cooking dinner for the family in the middle of the week and hosting a party or need to have a dish to take to a party over the weekend, smoke an extra fillet. There is not any more work to do, just double the recipe and chill the cooked salmon uncovered for 4 to 6 hours, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap or put into a bag. It can be served with lemon wedges to squeeze, dill, cream cheese or crème fraîche, capers, thinly sliced cucumbers, crackers, crostini or anything else you would like. You can just put the whole fillet on a platter with the accompaniment and a fork. The cooked salmon will flake off easily and the guests can easily

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START HERE >>>

HOT SMOKED SALMON 1 to 2-pound piece of salmon 1 cup kosher salt ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup brown sugar 4 to 5 garlic cloves, smashed Herbs (a few sprigs of thyme, tarragon, dill or parsley) 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Rinse the salmon and make sure all the pin bones have been removed. Place the salmon in a plastic bag or container. Separately mix all the ingredients then spread the seasoning on the skin and flesh side of the salmon. Place back into the refrigerator for 4 to 24 hours. Remove the salmon, rinse thoroughly and pat dry with a paper towel and place back into the refrigerator for another 4 to 6 hours (if you dry really well, you can smoke right away if you are in a rush). Smoke over indirect heat for 30 to 45 minutes for individual portions and up to 2 hours for thicker, full fillets. See cooking section above for more info. Once the salmon is 140 degrees Fahrenheit, it can be removed and served or chilled to be served cold later.

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Joshua Medlock is a therapeutic shoe fitter and orthotics technician with Daily Living Medical here in Columbia. Daily Medical provides only VA-approved diabetic footwear as well as custom and off-the-shelf bracing. It is a minority- and veteranowned small business dedicated to providing veterans with the highest quality patient care with a prompt and efficient turnaround time. A veteran himself, Medlock enjoys working with the other veterans he encounters in his job. He served three years in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of E-4, and was a drummer for the Army Band. When not working at Daily Medical, Medlock and his wife of five years, Jessie, run a small farm where they raise goats, ducks, geese, guineas and chickens. Playing music and photography are also passions of his. Medlock says he comes from a great family that helped him become the man he is today. His family members are no strangers to the service: his mom, Sarah, is a Navy vet, and his younger sister, Lindsey, is married to Zaddiel Perez, a recruiter for the Marines. In addition to his parents, Sarah and Gary Medlock, Joshua is close to his in-laws, Dan and Pequita Reeves. He is also a proud uncle to Lindsey and Zaddiel’s three wonderful little girls, Ava, Adeline and Anastyn.

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Columbia Restaurants YOUR GUIDE TO COMO FOOD AND DRINK Listings in this guide are not related to paid advertising in Inside Columbia magazine. Inside Columbia magazine welcomes information from restaurant owners and managers about new establishments or changes to the current listing. Contact us at peg@insidecolumbia.net. AMERICAN 44 Stone Public House 3910 Peachtree Drive, Suite H 573-443-2726 44stonepub.com Abigail’s 206 Central St., Rocheport 573-698-3000 Addison’s 709 Cherry St. 573-256-1995 4005 Frontgate Drive 573-607-2129 addisonsgrill.com Barred Owl Butcher & Table 47 E. Broadway 573-442-9323 barredowlbutcher.com Coley’s American Bistro 15 S. Sixth St. 573-442-8887 coleysamericanbistro.com D. Rowe’s 1005 Club Village Drive 573-443-8004 drowesrestaurant.com Flat Branch Pub & Brewing 115 S. Fifth St. 573-499-0400 flatbranch.com G&D Steak House 2001 W. Worley St. 573-445-3504 Grand Cru Restaurant 2600 S. Providence Road 573-443-2600 grandcrurestaurantcomo.com The Heidelberg 410 S. Ninth St. 573-449-6927

theheidelberg.com Houlihan’s 2541 Broadway Bluffs Drive 573-815-7210 houlihans.com Jimmy’s Family Steakhouse 3101 S. Providence Road 573-443-179 jimmysfamilysteakhouse.com Mugs Up Drive-In 603 Orange St. 573-443-7238 mugsup.com Murry’s 3107 Green Meadows Way 573-442-4969  murrysrestaurant.net Park Resturant & Bar 4380 Nocona Pkwy. 573-554-1955 dineatpark.com Tellers Gallery and Bar 820 E. Broadway 573-441-8355 ASIAN A Little More 1010 E. Broadway, suite 102 573-886-0038 alittlemoremo.com Bamboo Terrace 3101 W. Broadway 573-886-5555 bambooterracecomo.com Bangkok Gardens 811 Cherry St. 573-874-3284 bangkokgardens.com Big Mama Chim’s Noodle House 905 Alley A, Ste. 509-295-3810 big-mama-chims-noodle-house. business.site Chim’s Thai Kitchen 11505 Smith Hatchery Road Cooper’s Landing 509-295-3810 Formosa

913 E. Broadway 573-449-3339 formosatogo.com Geisha Sushi Bar 804 E. Broadway 573-777-9997 geishasushibar.com He Cheng Chinese 215 N. Stadium Blvd. 573-499-0001 hechengcolumbia.com House of Chow 2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8800 houseofchow-como.com HuHot Mongolian Grill 3802 Buttonwood Drive 573-874-2000 huhot.com J-Petal & Poke 114 S. Ninth St. 573-499-0089 Jina Yoo’s Asian Bistro 2200 Forum Blvd. 573-446-5462 jinayoos.com Kampai Sushi Bar 907 Alley A 573-442-2239 kampaialley.com Le Bao 1009 Park Ave. 573-443-2867 Love Sushi 2101 W. Broadway, Ste. S   573-476-6368 Osaka Japanese Restaurant Sushi Bar and Hibachi Steakhouse 120 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-875-8588 osakacomo.com Peking Restaurant 212 E. Green Meadows Road 573-256-6060 pekingnorthconway.com Sake 16 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7253

sakejapanesebistro.com Seoul Taco 1020 E. Broadway, Suite F 573-441-TACO (8226) seoultaco.com

Nourish Café & Market 1201 E. Broadway 573-818-2240 nourishcafemarket.com

Thip’s Asian Bistro 807 E. Walnut 573-442-5011

Papa’s Cat Cafe 14 S. Second St. 573-449-CATS(2287) papascatcafe.com

Thip Thai Cuisine 3907 Peachtree Drive 573-442-8492 thipthaicuisine.com

Peggy Jean’s Pies 3601 Buttonwood Drive 573-447-PIES (7437) pjpies.com

Tiger Chef 907 Rain Forest Pkwy 573-397-4515 tigerchefcomo.com

Range Free 110 Orr St., Suite 101 573-777-9980 range-free.com

BAKERY & CAFÉ B&B Bagel Co. 124 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-442-5857 bbbagel.com Bubble Cup Tea Zone 23 S. Ninth St. 573-442-0654 1101 Grindstone Pkwy 573-777-4252 bubblecupteazone.com Crushed Red 2450 Broadway Bluffs 573-442-0016 crushed-red.com Harold’s Doughnuts 114 S. Ninth St. 573-397-6322 204 E. Nifong 573-447-7555 haroldsdoughnuts.com Hot Box Cookies 1013 E. Broadway 573-777-8777 hotboxcookies.com Ingredient True Eatery 304 S. Ninth St. 573-442-1503 ingredienteatery.com Main Squeeze Natural Foods Café & Juice Bar 28 S. Ninth St. 573-817-5616 main-squeeze.com

UKnead Sweets 808 Cherry St. 573-777-8808 ukneadsweets.com bleu Market & Bakery 3919 S. Providence Road 573-874-4044 mybleuevents.com The Uprise Bakery 10 Hitt St. 573-256-2265 uprisebakery.com Tropical Smoothie Café 403 N. Stadium, Suite 102 573-445-3901 tropicalsmoothiecafe.com BAR & GRILL 44 Canteen 21 N. Ninth St. 573-777-8730 44canteen.com 1839 Taphouse 212 E. Green Meadows Drive, Suite 2 573-441-1839 1839taphouse.com Billiards on Broadway 514 E. Broadway 573-449-0116 billiardsonbroadway.com Booches Billiard Hall 110 S. Ninth St. 573-874-9519

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Broadway Brewery 816 E. Broadway 573-443-5054 broadwaybrewery.com

BARBECUE Big Daddy’s BBQ 1205 N. Garth Ave. 573-875-2BBQ (2227)

Campus Bar & Grill 304 S. Ninth St., Suite 100 573-817-0996 campusbarandgrill.com

Buckingham Smokehouse Bar-B-Q 3804 Buttonwood Drive 573-499-1490 buckinghamsmokehouse.com

CJ’s in Tiger Country 704 E. Broadway 573-442-7777 cjsintigercountry.com

Como Smoke and Fire 4600 Paris Road, Suite 102 573-443-3473 comosmokeandfire.com

Deuce Pub & Pit 3700 Monterey Drive 573-443-4350 deucepub.com

Lutz’s BBQ 200 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-636-4227 lutzbbq.com

Harpo’s 29 S. 10th St. 573-443-5418 harpos.com

Ranch House BBQ 1716 Lindbergh Drive 573-814-3316

KLiK’s 205 N. 10th St. 573-449-6692 McNally’s 7 N. Sixth St. 573-441-1284 mcnallys.biz/mcnallys Nash Vegas 929 E. Broadway 573-999-3443 nashvegasbar.com Shiloh Bar and Grill 402 East Broadway 573-875-1800 shilohbar.com Stadium Grill 1219 Fellows Place 573-777-9292 stadiumgrillcolumbia.com Tiger Club 1116 Business Loop 70 E. | 573-442-4201 tigerclubbar.com The Roof 1111 E. Broadway 573-875-7000 theroofcolumbia.com Truman’s Bar & Grill 3304 Broadway Business Park Court 573-445-1669 trumansbar.com Willie’s Pub & Pool 1109 E. Broadway 573-499-1800 williesfieldhouse.com

Smokin’ Chick’s BBQ 3301 W. Broadway 573-256-6450 smokinchicksbbq.com BREAKFAST & DINERS Broadway Diner 22 S. Fourth St. 573-875-1173 Café Berlin 220 N. 10th St. 573-441-0400 cafeberlinincomo.com Ernie’s Café & Steakhouse 1005 E. Walnut St. 573-874-7804 erniescolumbia.com COFFEE Coffee Zone 11 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8215 columbiacoffeezone.com Dunn Bros. Coffee 1412 Forum Blvd. 573-446-4122 dunnbros.com Fretboard Coffee 1013 E. Walnut St. 573-227-2233 fretboardcoffee.com Kaldi’s Coffeehouse 29 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2566 kaldiscoffee.com Lakota Coffee Co. 24 S. Ninth St. 573-874-2852

lakotacoffee.com Shortwave Coffee 915 Alley A 573-214-0880 shortwavecoffee.com The Grind Coffee House 4603 John Garry Dr. #1 573-447-3333 thecolumbiagrind.com DELI Hoss’s Market & Rotisserie 1010A Club Village Drive 573-815-9711 hosssmarket.com Lee Street Deli 603 Lee St. 573-442-4111 williesfieldhouse.com/lsd Pickleman’s Gourmet Café 2513 Old 63 S. 573-886-2300 1106 E. Broadway 573-875-2400 3103 W. Broadway 573-875-0400 picklemans.com Potbelly Sandwich Shop 2500 Broadway Bluffs Drive 573-554-1340 potbelly.com Sub Shop 2105 W. Worley St. 805 E. Nifong 601 Business Loop 70 W., Suite 203 (Parkade Center) 209 S. Eighth St. 573-449-1919 subshopinc.com DESSERT & ICE CREAM Andy’s Frozen Custard 610 Cooper Drive N. 573-442-8866 2661 Trimble Rd. 573-777-7759 eatandys.com

CC’s City Broiler 1401 Forum Blvd. 573-445-7772 ccscitybroiler.com Chris McD’s Restaurant & Wine Bar 1400 Forum Blvd. #6 573-446-6237 chrismcds.com

573-449-4560 internationalcafecolumbiamo.com

Oasis Mediterranean Cafe 2609 E. Broadway 573-442-8727 Olive Café 21 N. Providence Road 573-442-9004 olivebranchcafecomo.com

Churchill’s 2200 I-70 Drive S.W. (Holiday Inn Executive Center) 573-445-8531 churchillscolumbia.com

Taj Mahal 500 E. Walnut St., Suite 110 573-256-6800 columbiatajmahal.com

FlyOver 212 E. Green Meadows Road 573-825-6036 flyovercomo.com

ITALIAN Babbo’s Spaghetteria 1305 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-9446 babbosspaghetteria.com

Glenn’s Cafe 29 S. Eighth St. 573-875-8888 glennscafe.com Les Bourgeois Bistro 12847 W. Highway BB, Rocheport 573-698-2300 missouriwine.com Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge 38 N. Eighth St. 573-449-3838 room-38.com Sophia’s 3915 S. Providence Road 573-874-8009 sophiascomo.com Sycamore 800 E. Broadway 573-874-8090 sycamorerestaurant.com The Wine Cellar & Bistro 505 Cherry St. 573-442-7281 winecellarbistro.com

Randy’s Frozen Custard 3304 W. Broadway Business Park 573-446-3071

INTERNATIONAL Café Poland 807 Locust St. 573-874-8929

Sparky’s Homemade Ice Cream 21 S. Ninth St. 573-443-7400

Günter Hans 7 Hitt St. 573-256-1205 gunterhans.com

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India’s House 1101 E. Broadway 573-817-2009 International Café 26 S. Ninth St.

Bambino’s 904 Elm St. 573-443-4473 bambinoscomo.com Italian Village 711 Vandiver Drive #B 573-442-8821 1729 W. Broadway, Ste. 13 573-446-8821 Pick up or delivery only. italianvillagecolumbia.com The Pasta Factory 3103 W. Broadway, Suite 109 573-449-3948 thepastafactory.net MEXICAN Carlito’s Cabo 12A Business Loop 70 E. | 573-443-6370 carlitoscabo.com El Jimador 3200 Penn Terrace 573-474-7300 El Maguey 901 E. Nifong Blvd. 573-874-3812 El Rancho 1014 E. Broadway 573-875-2121 columbiamomexicanfood.com Fuzzy’s Tacos 132 S. Ninth St. 573-214-2851 205 E. Nifong Blvd., Ste 200 573-449-2416 fuzzystacoshop.com José Jalapeños 3412 Grindstone Parkway 573-442-7388

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josejalapenos.com La Siesta Mexican Cuisine 33 N. Ninth St. 573-449-8788 3890 Range Line St., 573-228-9844 2513 Old 63 S. 573-397-6486 lasiestamex.com La Terraza Mexicana Grill 1412 Forum Blvd., Suite 140 573-445-9444 ltmexicana.com Las Margaritas 10 E. Southampton Drive 573-442-7500 5614 E. St. Charles Road 573-228-6700 220 S. Eighth St. 573-442-4300 lasmargaritascolumbia.com Mi Tierra 2513 Old 63 S. 573-214-0072 Rio Grande Mexican 3306 W. Broadway

573-445-2946 riograndemexicanrestaurant.net

PIZZA Angelo’s Pizza and Steak House 4107 S. Providence Road | 573443-6100 angelospizzaandsteak.com Arris’ Pizza 1020 E. Green Meadows Road 573-441-1199 arrispizzaonline.com G&D Pizzaria 2101 W. Broadway 573-445-8336 gdpizzasteak.com George’s Pizza & Steakhouse 5695 Clark Lane 573-214-2080 Gumby’s Pizza & Wings 1201 E. Broadway 573-874-8629 912 Rain Forest Pkwy. 573-777-8998 gumbyscolumbia.com

Midici 1007 E. Broadway 573-443-1900 mymidici.com MOD Pizza 21 Conley Road 573-227-2545 403 N. Stadium, Suite 101 | 573-250-8280 modpizza.com Pizza Tree 909 Cherry St. 573-874-9925 pizzatreepizza.com Shakespeare’s Pizza 225 S. Ninth St. 573-449-2454 3304 W. Broadway Business Park Court #E 573-447-1202 3911 Peachtree Drive 573-447-7435 shakespeares.com Southside Pizza & Pub 3908 Peachtree Drive 573-256-4221 southsidepizzaandpub.com

Taqueria Don Pancho 26 Business Loop 70 E. 573-639-0565 Tony’s Pizza Palace 17 N. Fifth St. 573-442-3188

Lee’s Famous Recipe Chicken 2316 Paris Road 573-474-5337 2200 W. Ash St., Suite 102 573-445-6650 showmelees.com

Your Pie 1413 Grindstone Plaza Drive | 573-875-8750 yourpie.com

McLanks Family Restaurant & Catering 1802 Paris Road 573-443-3663 mclanks.com

HOMESTYLE Cajun Crab House 308 Business Loop 70 W. | 573-442-7765

Ms. Kim’s Fish & Chicken Shack 1416 Hathman Place 573-256-5467 mskimsshack.com

Jazz, A Louisiana Kitchen 214 Stadium Blvd. 573-443-5299 jazzkitchens.com JJ’s Cafe 600 Business Loop 70 W. 573-442-4773 jjscafe.net

The Quarry 1201 E. Broadway 573-447-7462 thequarrybar.com n

I served on active duty in the United States Marine Corp for four years, and in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years. I’ve had three surgeries at Truman VA. Every time I’m there they make me feel very comfortable. After a procedure, they always call me at home to see how I’m doing. It’s a good feeling. I enjoy going to Truman VA because it makes me feel like I’m part of their family.

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On The Town

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The Final Word

SCHOOL OF THOUGHT

Lots of people believe school should not start each year until after Labor Day. Others strongly disagree. (Most likely exasperated parents. And summer vacation-loving kids, of course!) Where do you net out on the school start-date debate?


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ON THE TOWN

Horsepower With Heart Anna Marie Knipp of High Spirits Farm hosted Horsepower With Heart. All proceeds from this event benefited The Boone Hospital Foundation to help purchase a new ambulance. Live and silent auction, classic cars, a photo booth, world champion horses and a cigar bar were included in the evening.

Charlie Gibbens and Joni See

Date June 22 Location High Spirits Farm Benefiting Organization Boone Hospital Foundation Nancy Thomas, Kathy Digges and Grayson Kabler

Wilson Beckett and Jan Beckett

Sally Williams and John Williams

Donna Buchert, Betsy Vicente, Tim Vicente , Bill Schulz and Jolene Schulz

Jennifer Mellitt and Richard Mellitt

Michele Kennett and Jerry Kennett

Photos by Madison Loethen and Lori Smith

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ON THE TOWN

2019 ANNUAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Dinner & Awards Banquet Several of Columbia’s most outstanding business professionals were acknowledged for their hard work and dedication throughout their careers to the Columbia community and past year with the chamber. The chamber awarded the following: • Outstanding Citizen of the Year: Steve Smith, president and CEO of Job Point • George & Nadine Trial Ambassador of the Year: Robert Aulgur, retired City of Columbia Municipal Court judge • Emerging Professional of the Year: Keegan Thompson, architect at Simon Oswald Architecture • Women’s Network Debin Benish Outstanding Businesswoman: Michele Batye, president of Dave Griggs Flooring America

Chris Horn, Macie Peterman, Stacye Smith, Jason Mott, Rebecca Mott and Dave Putnam

Greg Baker, Jeremy Garner and Joe Henderson

Bonnie Hudson, Amber Goodwin and Robbin Kimbell

Brandi Spurling, Whitney Schieber and Lakeela Mings

Keegan Thompson and Lauren Berube

Date June 24 Location University Club

Photos by Brad Johnson

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ON THE TOWN

COLUMBIA BOARD OF REALTORS

Annual Golf Tournament

Randy Minchew, Mindy Coyle, Amy Greenwood, Tim Brown and Dave McDonald

Members of the Board and affiliate members competed at the event, which was held at LA Nickell Golf Course. Following the event, the Board held a raffle and presented awards to the winners. Prizes were donated from various companies and community members from around Columbia. First Chance for Children provides early childhood programs and family resources to foster healthy outcomes for children and families in mid-Missouri.

Date June 11 Location LA Nickell Golf Course Alex Radman, Ford Mendenhall, Elizabeth Mendenhall and Mark Lichtenberg

Alissa Gerke, Paige Harper and Jodi Hardwick

Benefiting Organization First Chance for Children Photos by Nancy Holliday

Don Seitz, Eric Geyer, Karin Bell and Steve Strawn

Jennifer Dick and Adrienne Ganz

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ON THE TOWN

Columbia’s Agriculture Park Grand Opening Columbia’s newest destination for fresh food, artisan goods, garden demonstrations, education and fun is now open.

Date July 13

Corrina Smith, Matt Moore, Ernie Verslues, Terry Plain, Jonathan Curtright, Brian Treece, Robbie Price, Adam Saunders, Mike Griggs and Jon Iher

Location Columbia’s Agriculture Park Photos by Jonathan Asher

Mike Griggs and Verna Laboy

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Tara Vonder Haar, Alicia LaVaute, Ava LaVaute and Daisy LaVaute

Jared Gregory and Justin Gregory

Katie Lockwood

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CELEBRATION august 24, 2019 AT THE LODGE OF FOUR SEASONS CENTRAL MISSOURI’S LAKE OF THE OZARKS

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A NEW VIEW

A New View

AS A PHOTOGRAPHER, I HAVE ACCESS TO SOME UNIQUE POINTS OF VIEW IN THE COMMUNITY.

Assignment Grand Opening of the Columbia Farmers Market Location Farmers Market Pavilion at the Agriculture Park

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was the pickiest eater when I was a kid. Getting me to eat vegetables, especially green beans, was an impossible task. My family’s evening meal always featured some sort of green vegetable that I refused to eat. Dinner time usually was accompanied by lots of drama and tears. That all changed when my parents started a garden and I discovered the

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flavors of freshly harvested produce. We had radishes, strawberries and lettuce in the spring. There was corn, peas and tomatoes in the summer, then squash, pumpkins and potatoes in the fall. Of course, we grew green beans, lots of green beans. I used to enjoy working the soil and tending to the garden. I remember snapping green beans as I watched TV — even that was fun. We ate or froze all of our harvest (with the exception of zucchini — we always had way too many and gave most away). I discovered that there isn’t anything better than homegrown tomatoes and sweet corn for dinner. I even ate my peas

and started liking onions, but not the green beans. When I moved away from home, I longed for that fresh-picked goodness and found most of what I craved at the Columbia Farmers Market. I look forward to heading to the market every Saturday to gather all that is in season and I am excited about the completion of the new pavilion. It means there is a lot more farm food heading to my table — but there still won’t be any green beans.

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DARKOW DRAWS

BY JOHN DARKOW

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A1 Containers ...........................................66 All–n-One Outdoor Solutions ......................22 Appletree Quilting ........................................6 Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre ........................89

John & Nicole Dean

Atkins Inc.....................................................3

Local Franchise Owners

Bank of Missouri ........................................32 Barred Owl................................................69 BMW of Columbia .......................................7 Boone Hospital Center ..................................8 Bush & Patchett L.L.C. .................................16 Carpet One ...............................................69 CC’s City Broiler .........................................65 CenterPointe Hospital .................................32 Central Bank of Boone County .....................15 Central MO Dermatology & Mohs Skin Cancer Surgery..........................34 Clip Joint ...................................................20 Columbia Art League................................105 Columbia Post Acute ..................................20 Columbia Safety & Supply ..........................96 Columbia Surgical Associates .....................79 Commerce Bank ...........................................5 Convergence Financial ...............................84 Daily Living Medical ...................................91 Dermistique Face & Body ............................21 Downtown Appliance .................................16 Ellis Fischel Gala ......................................101 Inside Columbia-Advertiser Testimonial ......103 Inside Columbia-CoMo Eats ........................91 Inside Columbia-Inside Scoop .....................31 Inside Columbia-Meet the Team ...................18 Inside Columbia-Wine Club ........................91 Interior Design Associates ...........................31 Joe Machens Ford Lincoln ...........................17 Johnston Paint ...........................................19 Lee’s Tires ..................................................29 Lenoir Woods ..............................................4 Mercedes-Benz of Columbia .......................40 MO Heart Center .......................................24 MO Military Academy ................................21 NH Scheppers Distributing Company ...........12

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Nikki Aleto Coaching .................................37 Providence Bank.........................................29 Stanley Steemer .......................................105 Starr Properties ..........................................79

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Steve’s Pest Control .....................................10 Supplement Superstores ................................2 The Broadway, A Doubletree by Hilton.........89 Tiger Express Wash ..................................108 Truman VA Hospital ....................................94 University of Missouri Health Care ...19, 49, 80 Wilson’s Total Fitness ................................107 Zimmer CommunicationsCustom Publishing ......................................80

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THE FINAL WORD

Corporate Citizenship SHELTER SETS THE STANDARD.

BY FRED PARRY

L

ater this month, Shelter

through a network of nearly 800

and fountain for generations. Shelter

Insurance Companies CEO

independent agents on the west coast.

Gardens is often ranked as one of the

Of course, the economic impact of

best places to take visitors in this city.

Rick Means will retire from the

company after a 42-year career with

Shelter on Columbia’s local economy

the Columbia-based mutual insurance

is significant. In addition to employing

is bright for this hometown company.

company. Means will continue to

more than 1,100 employees, the company

Next year, Shelter will open its new

serve as chairman of Shelter’s board of

invests heavily in important local causes

100,000 square North Campus

directors but leaves a legacy of corporate

including Partners in Education, United

Facility adjacent to the company’s

citizenship and community involvement

Way and the Food Bank for Central &

current headquarters. This new $30

that has set a new standard for local

Northeast Missouri. In addition to these

million facility will provide additional

companies. Originally established in

activities, Shelter gives out more than

workspace for the growing company but

1946, Shelter Insurance was founded as

$1.4 million in scholarships every year to

also sends a clear message of Shelter’s

an offshoot subsidiary of the Missouri

deserving students. With a local payroll

long-term commitment to Columbia.

Farmers Association (MFA). The

of $77 million in the company’s home

company has grown and thrived over the

office alone, Shelter provides above-

to his replacement, Matt Moore. Moore,

years, with nearly $6 billion in assets now

median pay in salaries and benefits for

who has worked for Shelter since 1983,

under management.

its employees — one of the reasons the

was named president and chief operating

Today, Shelter Insurance represents

All indications are that the future

Means has already passed the torch

company has been consistently ranked

officer last year. There’s no doubt that

a collection of 11 unique operating

among the best places to work in the

Moore will follow in Means’ footsteps

companies doing business in 21 states.

insurance industry.

and continue to build the company’s

With more than 1,950 employees

Means likes to point out that Shelter

long legacy of being a good corporate

nationwide and a network of nearly

has contributed to the local economy

citizen. Our whole community benefits

2,400 exclusive agents, Shelter has

for nearly 75 years without ever taking

when companies give back to the places

become a significant player in the U.S.

a penny of public subsidy or economic

they call home. Columbia is indeed

insurance industry. The company

incentive. Last year, the company paid

blessed to be the headquarters of

continues to grow. In 2016, the company

$931,600 in local property taxes of

Shelter Insurance.

launched a new direct-to-consumer

which nearly $800,000 went to support

auto insurance company called Say

Columbia schools. Beyond the financial

Insurance. In 2017, Shelter rolled out

contributions made by the company,

AmShield Insurance, a company that

the citizens of Columbia have been

sells property and casualty insurance

able to enjoy the company’s gardens

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