The June edition of Inside Columbia – you know, the one with the “Fun at the Lake” cover story packing fully six suggestions and a brief calendar of events – arrived today. Good stuff. Last month’s issue lauded Jefferson City disgraceraunt Madison’s Cafe for its “authentic and original northern Italian cuisine.” Unfortunately, that’s a line taken directly from their website, and one describing the original restaurant’s focus. It’s mostly burgers and Cajun pastas nowadays.
I know I’m not selling it here but it’s a smartly-designed publication and it’s nice to have a local magazine. Or something. Subscribe if you want.
One consistent high point in IC is the space they give Brook Harlan. We tried his recipe for laab a few weeks ago and it was delicious. One hint: do take the time to toast and grind the rice. It’s worth it. For those without a smoker (or the attention span to man the Weber for 8 hours) Brook offers an alternative rib method and a plum barbeque sauce this month.