6 Stellar Restaurants Columbians Know

Columbians know where to go for great food for special occasions, but there’s no need to wait! Any day is worth celebrating when you dine at one of these acclaimed restaurants.


Five Generations of Cattle Farming With Caleb and Luella Gregory

Farm life has always been the way of life for fifth-generation farmers Caleb and Luella Gregory. Emmett, their 19-month-old son now marks the sixth generation to be involved in production agriculture.


Wake Up and Smell the Coffee Revival

Missourians love their coffee now as much as they did hundreds of years ago when the French first brought coffee to the shores of the Mississippi River. Indie coffee shops, boutique roasters, national brands, and regional roasters are pleasing customers all over the state.


Meet 5 of Our State’s Female Winemakers

Females fuel America’s wine industry: women buy 57 percent of the wine consumed in this country. But the ladies are not only buying and drinking wine; they’re making it, too.


Learn to Slow Cook Beef with Caterer Sara Fougere

Sara Fougere estimates that 75 percent of her recipe collection calls for beef. There’s a lot she can do with the versatile ingredient. As a professional caterer, Sara knows what people want and what to prepare for any occasion, no matter the season.


Strictly Scandinavian

At Krokstrom, owner and chef Katee McLean has staked a Scandinavian niche. Her restaurant honors her great-great- great-grandfather Anders Gustaf Krokstrom, who came to the United States in the 1860s.


Sample Celtic Cuisine in Cape Girardeau

A sign at the front door greets customers, declaring: “There are no strangers here, only friends who have not yet met.” The lively pub and warm, welcoming dining room boasts a massive fireplace and a wall of family history.


13 Cool Stops For Ice Cream

Our guide to cool techniques, innovative flavors, choice custards, nectareous nostalgia, scholarly scoops, global goodies, and spirited sweets.


Farm to Breakfast Table is a Matter of Steps For Leanne Cope

Leanne and her husband, Glen, are cattle producers in Stone and Barry Counties, where Glen’s family has been farming for four generations. Leanne uses beef as the central protein in menus for the entire family.