4 Quick Notes:

Sub Shop: The Vegetarian really is all it’s cracked up to be.

Sycamore: Recommend the lamb and apple hash with Moroccan spices. Served over creamy polenta, it’s listed as a small plate, but is big enough to be the light dinner we should be eating. A great way to spend eight bucks.

Ingredient: Taking recommendations for a second visit; my first resulted in a gargantuan bowl of unadorned greenery. I salted, oiled and vinagered the monstrosity a half-dozen times and still couldn’t taste much. Since this was a build-your-own-salad, operator error plays a role. So, what should I have ordered (other than a half-salad)?

Kobe: Japanese steakhouses are probably the cheesiest thing I actually enjoy doing. The food’s usually good, and often plentiful enough for two later meals. Plus, the look of sheer delight on the face of a five year-old as the chefs twirl knives, throw shrimp and create onion volcanoes is priceless. Our visit last week to Kobe was par for the course: decent food, great entertainment.


Author: Scott

I am a married father of two. I graduated from Rock Bridge High School and then Mizzou before spending six years in the Washington, D.C. area. We returned to Columbia, Missouri in 2006.

12 thoughts

  1. I agree 100% about the vegetarian sub at Sub Shop. It’s probably my favorite sandwich in Columbia. They also have decent creamy tomato and French onion soup.

  2. When I moved here in 1978, I got the real word: “Order the Vegetarian Sub with bacon on it.” Too true…

  3. I suggest the Cobb Salad at Ingredient. Big enough for possibly three meals. Just get the dressing on the side. 🙂

  4. Frank you beat me to it… seriously, Scott, my brother in bacon, get the Sub Shop vegetarian + add bacon. It’s a religious experience.

  5. Also, the best build your own salad place in Columbia is Tellers….huge list, huge salad and all of their dressings are made in house (the bleu cheese is to die for!)

  6. Ooh, the Vegetarian with bacon; now that sounds good. It’s on the list. Along with the cobb and Vietnamese wrap and ingredient.

    Pam, I don’t get to Teller’s often, but now I have a good reason to stop again…thanks.

  7. Ingredient – you’ve got to try the Honey Wasabi Turkey Burger. It’s amazing.

    I’ve also heard good comments on the Pecan Cranberry Chicken Salad, the Spicy BLT and the Tuscan Chicken sandwich. Their Chipotle Corn Chowder is wonderful, too.

  8. As for salads at Ingredient, I like the sweet leaf salad. I also have enjoyed getting the build-your-own salad with balsamic glazed onions, edamame, grilled broccoli, a topping that usually rotates, gorgonzola, and the raspberry basil vinaigrette.

    Ingredient’s build-your-own salads has surpassed Teller’s offerings.

    I’ve also enjoyed some of the sandwiches they’ve had on special with the grilled-and-chilled veggies as a side. The turkey burger is also great, although it was a little overcooked the last time I ordered it.

  9. …I’ve stayed away from Ingredient after my first visit. I ordered a take out build-your-own salad that was supposed to have spring greens and butter leaf, blackend mahi, spicy sprouts, tomatoes, snow peas, and carrots.

    Instead, after getting home I discovered I has spring mix and romaine, no mahi, and very very little toppings.

    Very disappointed.

  10. megan, that sucks…and would make me stay away too. But maybe, given the other commenters, it’s worth another try (dine-in shot this time)?

  11. At Sub Shop, I get the vegetarian with turkey, but everyone at work gets it with bacon.

    At Ingredient, get the Vietnamese wrap. Really tasty. Their turkey apple brie left me cold, but I’m a big fan of the Artisan’s so it was bound to lose.

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