Food & Drink in Moberly

50% Off Music and Libations at The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar

Downtown Columbia

$30 $15

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Piano players serve as audience's personal jukebox for the evening, performing songs from a variety of genres Thursday–Saturday

Half Off at Ashland Pizza and Pub

Ashland

$8 $4

Pub with a 150-inch projection screen and live entertainment on Fridays serves steaming pizzas with classic toppings

Up to 55% Off Wine-Tasting Package at Cooper's Oak Winery

Boonville

$21 $10

Sip samples of wine from commemorative take-home glasses; use gift certificate toward a bottle of wine or soup and sandwiches at the café

Up to 52% Off American Food and Ice Cream at The Eagle Scoop

Ashland

$26.98 $12.99

Hot paninis and custom sandwiches alongside salads or bowls of homemade soup; scoops of Central Dairy ice cream topped with fudge or candy

Up to 45% Off Indian Food at Taj Mahal Restaurant

Downtown Columbia

$24 $14

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Lunch buffet or dinner for two or four at a restaurant that cooks chicken and fish in a clay charcoal oven; house wine or beer included

Broadway Brewery – Up to 52% Off Beer

Columbia

$31 $16

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Sip pints of house-brewed craft beer in souvenir logo glasses, then take home a growler filled with beer of your choice

Up to 55% Off Pizza and Beer at Sidelines Sports Bar

Columbia

$14 $7

Friends share pizza and beer as the big game plays on a 15-foot projection screen

Half Off Drinks at Prime Time Lounge

Days Inn Conference Center

$20 $10

Bartenders mix cocktails such as margaritas, bloody marys, and long islands and pour shots of Jameson, Patrón, and Rémy Martin

Half Off Donuts and Coffee at Donut D-Light

Multiple Locations

$12 $6

Lakota Coffee Company coffee complements glazed and cake donuts in flavors such as strawberry, chocolate, and banana chocolate chip

Up to 54% Off at Cafe Creme Coffee Shop and Bakery

Fulton

$22.68 $11.29

Seven signature sandwiches and wraps; espresso drinks and fresh coffee brewed in-house

50% Off at Burger King

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

World-famous fast-food burger chain flame-broils made-to-order Whopper sandwiches along with fries and chicken sandwiches

50% Off Soup, Salad, and Sandwiches at Green Pepper

Troy

$10 $5

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Specialty sandwiches, wraps, and paninis; soups and handcrafted salads

Up to 50% Off Bar Food at Texas Smokehouse and Saloon

Wentzville

$20 $11

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Ten flat-screen TVs play sports, sports, and more sports, and on select nights, bar treats patrons to live musical acts

48% Off Snow Cones at Wash Mo Snow Co

Washington

$25 $13

Snow-cone-ary dribbles tasty syrups to mountains of shave ice for frozen treat and offers soft pretzels made from scratch alongside cupcakes

50% Off at Saucy's Pizzeria

Krakow

$20 $10

Homemade sauce and hand-blended cheese top hand-tossed or thin crust pizzas capped with a range of toppings

Half Off Italian-American Food at The Hawthorne Inn

Hawthorn Inn

$30 $15

Pastas, pizzas, and burgers served in a casual atmosphere with a full bar

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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.

1020 E Walnut St
Columbia,
MO
US

Cafe Berlin fills its kitchen with vegetables, coffee, dairy, free-range eggs, and other natural and organic foods from local farms, including Patchwork Family Farms, Green Hills Harvest Dairy, and Lakota Coffee Company. Breakfast, which is served all day, includes dishes such as Turkish-style eggs, french toast, and pancake burritos—a large pancake that enfolds two scrambled eggs and Patchwork bacon, served with maple syrup. Black-bean quesadillas, burgers with local, organic beef, and housemade soups crown the lunch menu and pair with an array of alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks.

Plastic dinosaurs and Godzilla figures dot the sunny dining room, where they hang from the rafters, sit on the counter, and gnaw on table legs. Patrons can gaze at the eclectic decor while listening to live music or tales from the Porch Light storytelling series.

220 N 10th St
Columbia,
MO
US

Kostaki’s Pizzeria’s cooks hand-toss their dough, lending it an airy texture before stuffing it with mozzarella and cutting it into St. Louis-style squares within its Cherry Hill kitchen. They can customize pizzas with gyro meat, banana peppers, and the piquant sauces that also flavor their chicken wings. They also whip up a 14 specialty pies, such as a BBQ Chicken, Hawaiian, and the Flagstone, which hoists hefty toppings of peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, ham, and italian sausage. The restaurant rounds out its menu with chicken wings, half-pound Angus beef burgers, gyros, and beers from Boulevard and Leinenkugel.

2101 Corona Rd
Columbia,
MO
US

There's always something happening this eclectic bar, from standup to trivia to karaoke. Theme nights run Monday–Saturday and draw a diverse and friendly crowd that sips microbrews while playing board games, swigs PBR while dancing the night away, or quaffs other adult libations out of the bar's rentable drinking horns. Two dartboards, a pinball machine, and a jukebox add a vintage element to the spot, and free WiFi keeps patrons connected to the present. Eastside Tavern does not serve food, but folks are encouraged to take advantage of the BYO eats policy.

1016 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US

After 30 years of curating and perfecting recipes, founders Linda and Julie unleashed their culinary powers to create a Roly Poly menu of more than 50 rolls and sandwiches, plus a tempting selection of desserts. Slinging sandwiches for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the sandwich artisans envelop a variety of inventive ingredients inside warm, floury tortillas, from scrambled eggs to pesto chicken to mustard-splashed tuna. Customized sandwiches may also be rolled to suit various diets, preferences, or carbo-loading competitive mimes.

2609 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US

Working within a lofty stone structure, Geisha Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar’s chefs sear Asian entrees on hibachi grills and tuck French-inspired tidbits into specialty sushi. Across the chic, plum-hued dining room, they’ll sizzle succulent hibachi meats, fresh vegetables, and incriminating tax documents atop slick grill tables. Otherwise, they can pull from a dinner menu filled with fusion entrees such as shrimp and lobster risotto, and Jekyll-and-Hyde pad thai.

804 E Broadway
Columbia,
MO
US