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Meet the Women Behind Some of Columbia's Best Locally Owned Restaurants

Meet the Women Behind Some of Columbia's Best Locally Owned Restaurants

Women-Led Restaurants Offer Unique Menus and Delicious Meals

When it comes to dining out in Columbia, the options are endless! You could spend hours trying to decide what’s for dinner. We spend so much time looking over menus that we often forget to consider the people behind some of the best food and drinks in town. We are pulling the curtain back and revealing the amazing women behind some of Columbia’s best restaurants and bars. 

The Women Restauranteurs of Columbia, Mo

Anna Meyer of range free 

Years in Business: 6

Type of Restaurant: Allergen-friendly bakery & cafe specializing in restricted dining and locally sourced ingredients.

Your Favorite Dish: Dairy-free biscuits'n'gravy

Address: 110 Orr St #101, Columbia, MO 65201

Ali Ratcliffe Bauer of Cherry Street Cellar 

Years in Business: 2

Type of Restaurant: A seasonally inspired, contemporary American restaurant with a French flair.

Favorite Dish: Roasted Beef Marrow Bones with Sourdough Waffles and Shallot Jam

Address: 505 Cherry St, Columbia, MO 65201

Jina Yoo of Jina Yoo's Asian Bistro and Le Bao Asian Eatery 

Years in Business: 15

Type of Restaurant: An Asian fusion restaurant that combines Asian and Western tastes.

Your Favorite Dish: Jina Yoo’s: Kungpao Whatever with Salmon. Le Bao: Fried Chicken Bun

Address: 2200 Forum Blvd #108, Columbia, MO 65203

Kalle Lemone and Kimber Dean of Nourish Cafe + Market

Years in Business: 5.5

Type of Restaurant: Cafe serving organic, locally sourced, nutrient-rich food.

Your Favorite Dish: Pesto Bowl or the Biscuits and Gravy!

Address: 1201 E Broadway Ste B, Columbia, MO 65201

Molly Wagner of Billiards on Broadway

Years in Business: 13.5

Type of Restaurant: Featuring the Famous Billiards Burger, fresh-cut fries, specialty sandwiches and Missouri craft beer on tap, plus the best pool tables in Mid-Missouri

Your Favorite Dish: Famous Billiards Burger, Les' Favorite, or the BLT!

Address: 514 E Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201

Delia Lopez of Delia’s Mexican Grill

Years in Business: 1 year

Type of Restaurant: A Mexican grill that serves traditional favorites

Your Favorite Dish: The Molcajete Mexicano

Address: 201 N 10th St, Columbia, MO 65201

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