Tag Archives: Columbia

Missouri Eats: West Main Pizza²

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It’s “dough time” for Jefferson City, Missouri-based pizza joint West Main Pizza. The second mom-and-pop pizzeria opened in Columbia, Missouri, in March as West Main Pizza² in the space that formerly housed Gunther’s Games. West Main Pizza² offers “exponentially” faster service along with a pizza and salad menu similar to the offerings at its flagship location. Co-owner Jessica Christiansen says she …

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Spring Visits to Columbia Conservation Areas

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Spring is the perfect time to explore, and luckily, it’s easy to get out of the city in Columbia. That can mean jumping in the car and heading a few minutes out of town or just escaping into the woods at one of our many conservation areas. Here are some of my favorite places to connect with nature: Rocky Fork …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Art

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Why do people love art? Art makes you think. Art makes you feel. Art is a universal language. Fortunately you don’t have to limit your love for art to one style or period. You can equally love the abstract paint splatters of Jackson Pollock as much as the intricate glass sculptures of Dale Chihuly. There is no one-size-fits-all definition of …

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4 Winter Date-Night Ideas in Columbia

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As it gets colder, you may be tempted to pass on date night so that you don’t have to brave the frigid temps, snow and everything else Missouri winters tend to bring. We don’t blame you – it can be hard to find the strength to emerge from your warm pile of blankets (we’ve all been there). But just in …

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Be In The Know for True/False Film Festival 2016

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It’s almost time for one of our favorite festivals – the True/False Film Fest in Columbia. With less than one month to go [March 3-6], we are busy working on our lists of must-see docs and trying to figure out how to fit as much into that weekend as possible. Whether you’ve never been to True/False or you attend every …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: Fretboard Coffee in Columbia

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At Fretboard Coffee it is all about the beans. Not many coffee roasters can say all of their beans are fair-trade certified, at Fretboard all batches are original and hand-crafted from the best coffee “berries” around the world. Dave Elman began his business in Brooklyn, NY, inspired by what he loves most, “rockin’ and roastin.” By the time he moved …

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4 Columbia Fall Festivals You Can’t Miss

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Autumn just might be the best time of year in CoMo: the cooler weather is perfect for patio dining, our parks and college campuses become gorgeous scenes of fall colors, and of course, we have the return of four great festivals. 38th Annual Heritage Festival and Craft Show September 19-20 | Nifong Park, 3700 Ponderosa Step back in time at …

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Missouri Eats: Bangkok Gardens

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John Pham, co-owner and operator of Bangkok Gardens in Columbia, Missouri, says the Thai restaurant’s bar program is a reflection of his 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Pham says the food-and-drink menus capture the traditions and flavors of his heritage while incorporating more local flavors and preferences. On the restaurant’s dinner menu, highlights include thom kha kai, …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Finger Lakes

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Located north of Columbia in central Missouri, Finger Lakes …

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Missouri Eats: Ichiban Sushi Bistro

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Situated between art galleries and University of Missouri student housing in Columbia, Missouri, is Ichiban Sushi Bistro, which changed its name from Be My Guest Bistro in April. In the restaurant’s modern dining room, chef-owner Poppy Watthanakhonphaiboon serves a menu built around fresh ingredients that draw from a range of global influences. Watthanakhonphaiboon’s goal is to share a mix of …

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