Sleep

Midway Truck Stop

There is nothing routine about Midway. With 12 businesses on 1 lot, this is a truck stop and whole lot more!

I-70 and Hwy 40, at exit 121

Eat

Shakespeare's Pizza

This local institution has been enjoyed by nearly every Missouri college student in the last 30 years, and was named Best College Hangout by Good Morning America. The "Masterpiece" pizza is a local favorite, weighing in at about 5 pounds.

225 South 9th Street
Columbia, MO 65201

See & Do

Booches Billiard Hall

Joe's dad brought him to this nationally recognized spot known for having the best burger in town before University of Missouri football games as kid. Joe keeps the tradition alive with his own boys.

110 South 9th Street
Columbia, MO 65201

Eat

Tropical Liqueurs

On hot summer nights this is a great way to beat the heat with one of their many frozen concoctions that have helped locals "hang on" for years. While in Tiger Country, make sure to try the Tiger Paw, a local favorite.

515 E Broadway
Columbia, MO 65201

Eat

CC's City Broiler

CC's City Broiler is known by many as Columbia's signature steakhouse. As the center of the Midwest, Missouri is home to the finest beef in the world. Order the Chairman of the Board -- a center cut filet mignon wrapped in smoked hickory bacon.

103 Corporate Lake Dr. # B
Columbia, MO 65203

Eat

Sparky's Homemade Ice Cream

Sparky's attained national fame with their cicada ice cream, but locals hit this spot for yummy homemade ice cream using seasonal ingredients. Try their lavender honey flavor; it's unlike anything you've ever had before.

21 South 9th Street,
Columbia, MO 65201

Eat

Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro

Just back from a stint on the South Korean reality TV show "Masterchef", where she beat out 4,900 contestants to qualify for the finals, owner Jina Yoo roams the floor of her quaint Asian restaurant attending to every detail.

2200 Forum Boulevard #108
Columbia, MO 65203

Eat

Taqueria El Rodeo

It may be a small shop in a strip mall, but the local Hispanic community frequents this spot, and for good reason. The fare is fresh, delicious and authentic.

805 E Nifong Blvd. #G
Columbia, MO 65201

Eat

Flat Branch Pub & Brewing

Budweiser traces its roots to Missouri, but for world class microbrews look no further than Flat Branch. Joe prefers Ed's IPA, but Megan experiments with ales ranging from green chili beer to the Great Pumpkin ale and the barley wine.

115 South 5th Street
Columbia, MO 65201

See & Do

Rock Bridge State Park

Rock Bridge State Park contains miles and miles of beautiful trails. Hike the 1/2-mile from the entrance to the Devil's Icebox cave for some real excitement.

5901 South Highway 163
Columbia, MO 65203-8195