Students in the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources open the Mizzou Meat Market's doors each Wednesday and Friday to serve up USDA-approved meats from university-raised livestock. A large selection of fresh meats includes beef, pork, lamb, and other prepared items. Aristocratic alphabet enthusiasts can cast off stores of proletarian SpaghettiOs for a T-bone steak upgrade ($6.99 per pound). A pound of bacon ($2.89 per pound) wakes weekend tailgaters with a satisfying sizzle, prepping palates for an afternoon of applying grill stripes to newly ground cheeseburger patties ($2.49). Carnivorous spuds munch on flaky fish to offer pescetarians a potato-crusted-cod option ($7.99 per pound). The market is open Wednesday and Friday from 12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., though customers can order by phone or appointment throughout the week.
The experienced staff at The Mud Room leads visitors through hands-on classes and parties at the interactive studio. Finished examples are also available to induce inspiration to those who wish to create their own. The accommodating staff also travels to various locations with their mobile studio. Ideal for schools and team-building activities, the staff imparts hands-on instruction and helping participants raise funds for their organization.
Since 1896, Buchroeder's Jewelers has been adorning fingers, necks, and wrists with stylish rings, necklaces, and watches made by designers such as Charles Krypell, Gucci, and Rolex. Enhance ears with a pair of 14-karat white-gold diamond-stud earrings ($150+), showcase necklines with 14-karat white-gold diamond-solitaire pendants ($195+), or decorate a breadstick with a white-gold birthstone ring ($295). Buchroeder's Jewelers also offers an assortment of sterling silver and 18-karat yellow-gold jewelry from designer Judith Ripka ($350+) and custom-jewelry design services, which use a 3-D-modeling program to display the near-limitless combinations of styles, settings, gemstones, and embellishments.
When a school of music also contains a live-performance venue, it?s an indicator that the lessons stick. Such is the case with the Columbia Academy of Music, where private practice rooms sit just steps from The Bridge, a club accustomed to welcoming musical talent from down the street and around the country. A stage within range of instruction can inspire even the most stage-frightened students to step into the spotlight, where they?ll get the hands-on, feet-on stage experience that renders books worthless.
The academy?s tuneful staffers are no strangers to this kind of public performance?some instructors have shared the stage with the likes of Chuck Berry, Sting, and Hank Williams III?but many also are experts in what goes on behind the music. In lessons tailored for all ages, skill sets, and music-making manners, the school strengthens the confidence of budding musicians in once-a-week sessions. Instrument instruction infuses students with techniques across a range of musical genres; audio-production and engineering courses teach students how to make solid records and tolerate most singers? misguided requests for more Steak-Umms in the monitor.
NecroPlanet’s trifecta of eerie attractions paints a bleak portrait of Earth’s future: organized society has buckled, and chaos reigns over the desolate landscape. Necropolis, the fright site's signature haunt, acts as a factory that rises from the debris and houses evil spirits thirsty for living souls. The creatures that lurk in The Pit, a haunted house that must be navigated in total darkness, succumb to a sinister hunger for human flesh or more quality daytime soap operas. The final haunted labyrinth, Chaos in 3D, highlights the horror of nuclear waste and radiation smoldering beneath the wreckage for awestruck guests wearing 3-D glasses.