Terrific Tiger Tailgates

Have the perfect game days at these Columbia hot spots.


June 2, 1997

Red Chaney died in Springfield on this day. He was the entrepreneur who invented the drive-through window. For 38 years he operated "Red's Giant Hamburg" on Route 66.


Create a Feast in Columbia

Are you having fun with your food? Columbians are, and you will, too, when you visit these delish destinations for foodies.


In Arrow Rock, the Old Tavern Tradition Lives On

In early America, taverns were as ubiquitous as churches; every town had at least one. In Arrow Rock, that tavern was owned by a man named Joseph Huston. A founding father of the town, he arrived in Missouri in 1819, and helped transform the settlement into a thriving village where the Missouri River and the Santa Fe Trail intersected.


March 11, 1980

The floating McDonalds on the St. Louis riverfront opened on this date.


Get to Know Our State’s Sparkling Wines

Doug believes there is a popular misconception that Missouri sparkling wines are always sweet—not to say there is anything wrong with a sweet wine. “There is an unfortunate view, usually held by people who are less informed, that sweet wines are less serious than dry wines,” he says.


13 Cool Stops For Ice Cream

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


Your Guide to Food, Wine, & Sweets in Columbia

Wine, chocolate, barbecue … whatever fare you fancy, you’ll find it in Columbia. The city has attracted talented purveyors and restaurateurs who take pride in satisfying even the most particular palate. Here are just a few of the businesses that give the city its flavor.


5 Campfire Recipes You Can Make All Summer Long

These recipes by Chef Liz Hu— can be prepared ahead and cooked right in the coals of your campfire, or your backyard fire pit, in foil packets.


Roasted Tricolor Pepper Salad

This delicious recipe features cubed roasted tricolor peppers with tangy sesame dressing, arugula, and sesame seeds—perfect for summer!