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.
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.
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.
Chim’s Thai Kitchen is my go-to place for pad thai in Columbia. Once upon a time, they had three locations — downtown, off Nifong Boulevard and down by the river at Cooper’s Landing. Last fall, I called to to put in my weekly order and the phone rang and rang. No one picked up. I drove to the restaurant, and it was vacant. What was I supposed to do? Where was I supposed to get my pad thai? The other Thai joints had to suffice. I didn’t know where Chim’s went.
Part of the Tiny Town Tastes blog series for Vox Magazine, Summer 2016. Read the full story here.