Amanda Long

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Interior of The Food Bank Market

Food Bank Market Opens on the Business Loop

The Food Bank Market reflects an innovative rebranding effort.

Owner, Nancy Lewis sits with her daugher and director of operations, Alysia Lewis, across from Kurt Mirtsching, general manager and Shakespeare’s employee since 1978.

Two Degrees of Shakespeare’s

Shakespeare’s Pizza, a Columbia Institution, celebrates 50 years in business.

Graze by Carrie workshop at Plume

Discover Something Plume

The unassuming exterior and off-the-beaten-path location might be deceiving to a Plume first-time visitor. But…

Walker Claridge working at Terra Bella, his farm in Hatton.

Broadway Brewery Embraces Field to Fork

Broadway Brewery cultivates a homegrown harvest from local farmers.

The Old Neighborhood Café

The Old Neighborhood Café

A continuing tradition of great family and food at The Old Neighborhood Café.

Practicing Decorating Techniques

Teaching Columbia’s Future Chefs

In 2014, Ashley Nichols used her self-taught kitchen expertise and founded Back 2 Basics Cooking, a…

Hoss Seasoning Bottles Lined Up 2

Cookin’ With Hoss

In one way or another, Jim “Hoss” Koetting and his wife, Trish, have been serving…

Shelly La Fata Standing Against Shelves

Endless Pasta-bilities at Pasta La Fata

The Pasta La Fata story is filled with twists, turns, and authentic, made-from-scratch kinds of…


A sweet legacy in downtown Columbia

An iconic, family-owned business and cornerstone of downtown Columbia for nearly 50 years, The Candy…


Find Dining: Plants for the People

Entrepreneur, environmentalist, philanthropist, and vegetarian are just a few words that describe Leigh Lockhart, founder…


Everything and the New York-style bagel

Earlier this year, Goldie’s Bagels transformed from pop-up shop located inside local restaurant Pizza Tree,…


Lifting Up Others

Missionary Larry Mills was changed by what he saw during a trip to Africa in…