Which local brew is for you?

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It’s finally summer. Days are longer, which means patios are open later so you can enjoy time with friends and family. Columbia’s breweries — Logboat Brewing Company, Flat Branch Pub & Brewing, Bur Oak Brewing Company, Rock Bridge Brewing Company and Broadway Brewery — feature seasonal beers to fit the occasion. So relax, and let us help you find a delicious brew to try this season.

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Tiny Town Tastes: Lula’s Tavern in Moberly

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Lula’s Tavern was recommended to me from the very beginning by my friend’s husband who is a Moberly native. Moberly is not a tiny town compared to Missouri standards, population roughly around 13,700, but Lula’s fit the requirement nevertheless. Upon research of this place, the words “warm beer and lousy service” kept appearing in contrast to it’s high ratings and outstanding comments. What was going on?

Written for Vox Magazine‘s Tiny Town Tastes blog series. Read all about Lula’s here.

All about roundabouts in Columbia

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Interstate 70 exits are getting makeovers in Columbia. A new roundabout is in place on Rangeline’s exit, and the West Boulevard exit will have two multi-lane roundabouts by the end of July. Nearby, the roundabout by Creasy Springs and Business Loop 70 was the first in the state built by the Missouri Department of Transportation in 1996, says Trent Brooks, MODOT district traffic engineer.

Written for Vox Magazine. Find the full article here.

Tiny Town Tastes: Iron Horse Hotel & Restaurant in Blackwater

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You’re in for a history lesson. My tiny-town travels have taken me to the quaint historic town of Blackwater, which is so small that if you blink, you might miss it. Located 40 minutes west of Columbia, past Boonville and a couple exits, Blackwater was once a refueling station for the Missouri Pacific Railroad between Jefferson City and Kansas City.

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Tiny Town Tastes: the Claysville Store in Hartsburg

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After a slew of suggestions, I had a handful that pointed me in the direction of Claysville Store, 5650 E. Claysville Road in Hartsburg, located north of Jefferson City by the river and Katy Trail. I headed south on U.S. 63 and took a right at Claysville road down yet another winding path to find out what the rave was all about.

Written for the Tiny Town Tastes blog series for Vox Magazine, Summer 2016. Read more here.