Restaurant Update: The New and What's to Come in Columbia Food Scene
Columbia, MO is not getting any less exciting when it comes to the food scene. Columbia is still on top of its game, and a lot is happening to the local food industry. A few months from now, several restaurants and bars will open and add to the already vibrant culture of food in this town. If you're a foodie just like everyone else, read our list of what's new and what's to come in Columbia.
Now Serving: Bleu Market and Bakery
Bleu Market used to be a fine dining restaurant before it focused on catering services. They are now known as Bleu Events, and they are expanding again. They have recently added breakfast and lunch on their list of offerings. They serve American-style brunch at an affordable price, and their must-try is the eggs Benedict for $6.
You can also enjoy Bleu Market and Bakery's pastries and desserts such as cupcakes, mini cakes, and homemade pop tarts.
Now Serving: Park Restaurant and Bar
Park Restaurant and Bars offers several dishes with authentic flavors using locally-produced ingredients. They had their grand opening last year in December. Their menu includes vegan cuisines and gluten-free options which match the contemporary-rustic interior of the restaurant. Don't miss their calamari, coconut salmon, and Korean beef nachos.
Now Serving: Twain Missouri Taproom
You can quickly feel the Midwestern vibe once you set foot in this wood-paneled café. Most of the wood used for the interior came from Amish communities in Sturgeon. Twain officially opened last January and serves brews crafted in Missouri, as well as cocktails and small plates of cheese and appetizers.
Now Serving: Pressed
Pressed had their grand opening last year in October. This sophisticated rooftop bar highlights bright neon lighting and stylish furniture. Travis Tucker, the man behind Bleu Events, is also responsible for the concept of Pressed. This café features dishes from the previous Bleu Restaurant, such as the Bleu Rosemary Lemonade cocktail. You can also indulge in their small treats like their toasted pretzel chips and edamame hummus.
Now Serving: Addison's South
Addison's South opened its second location in the latter part of January. This favorite bar and grill have the same menu as their first location downtown. They serve appetizers, pasta, sandwiches, steak, seafood, and of course, pizza. Although they don't offer a happy hour yet, their delectable menu selection is enough for you to try their South Columbia addition and their free parking.
Coming Soon: Boss Taco and Las Margaritas
Everyone was excited when it was first reported that the catering service Boss Taco is opening a brick-and-mortar site, and it's easy to see why. Lindsey Spratt initially announced their opening in November 2018 but didn't come through. As of writing, there is no definite date as to when Boss Taco will finally operate downtown. We may need to wait a little longer for our tacos and margaritas to come. Make sure to try the new flavors of Columbia while waiting for Boss Taco's grand opening.