Ozark Mountain Biscuit & Bar, OzarkMountainBiscuits.com 

The Ozark Mountain Biscuit Company food truck is known for traveling around Columbia and making stops at the Columbia Farmers Market, Logboat Brewing Company, and Office Depot and serving up unique meals on homemade buttery biscuits. And now, the company is opening its first brick-and-mortar restaurant this summer at 1204 Hinkson Avenue near Logboat. The food truck will still be in operation, but now the popular food destination will have a permanent spot to serve its southern classics. Follow the biscuit truck on Facebook at Ozark Mountain Biscuit Co. and Twitter at @biscuit_truck for future updates. 

Artists decorated tree in local market fair in missouri
Photo courtesy Missouri Department of Tourism

True/False, TrueFalse.org

This annual documentary film festival will be held at Stephens Lake Park May 5–9. In previous years, this festival has always been held in various indoor settings downtown, but this year it will almost entirely be downtown. There will be plenty of live music, movies, and interactive exhibits. The 2021 film lineup and trailers are online now. 

Rose Music Hall, RoseMusicHall.com

Rose Music Hall, one of Columbia’s coziest music venues tucked away near the North Village Arts District, is re-opening this in April. During April, Blake Garner and the Farmers, Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Elton Dan & The Rocket Band and more will take the stage. The large outdoor area allows space for social distancing.

Green Releaf Marijuana Dispensary, GreenReleaf.co

A new medical marijuana dispensary opened at 204 East Broadway. Green Releaf Marijuana Dispensary also has four additional locations in Missouri including Troy, Mexico, Liberty, and Moberly.

The Strollway Market, TheStrollwayMarket.com

The Strollway Market is now open at 114 S Ninth Street in downtown Columbia. The hours are Tuesday–Saturday 10 AM–2 PM and they are open for online orders only. There are daily soups and specials along with a small selection of sandwiches, salads, and breakfast options.