Let Them Eat Art!

Friday, JAnuary 25th, 6-8 PM @ CAL

Let Them Eat Art! Ticket

Come help us celebrate the creativity in our community by purchasing a ticket to Let Them Eat Art!

This event will take place at CAL on Friday, January 25th, from 6-8 PM. Your ticket will get you access to local chefs who have each prepared a tapas-style bite inspired by a piece of art in the gallery!

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Barred Owl

Barred Owl Butcher & Table

Chef Jon Watkins

We bring seasonal, local ingredients and a whole-animal philosophy to the table in Columbia, MO. Our fare is inspired by Missouri's bounty and the changing of the seasons. Every dish and cocktail we produce is guided by our conscious and constant effort to source responsibly and prepare food deliciously.

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Range Free

Chef Anna Meyer

The need for convenient, safe food is no stranger to Anna Meyer. She moved to Columbia in 2006 to attend the University of Missouri and completed her Masters in Art History in 2008. Over the next 8 years, Anna baked and decorated cakes professionally in local grocers. In 2009, after 2 years, 7 doctors, and one vengeful chili cheese dog, she was diagnosed with extensive food and environmental allergies. Allergic to 7 of the Top Eight, all grains, yeast, many fruits, vegetables, chocolate, & spices, both cooking at home and dining out became a challenge and commercial bakery positions became detrimental to her health. In 2012 Anna began catering to the needs of allergen-free and specialty diets throughout Columbia. She has built a specialty baked goods following, all in need of a local eatery servicing their needs, but most importantly, understanding the needs of a specialty diet as no other establishment in Columbia can.

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Hoss’s Market and rotisserie

Chef aaron butler

Hoss's Market offers quality meals at an affordable price. We are a gourmet market and rotisserie that uses fresh ingredients to offer delicious, made-from-scratch meals for dine-in or carry out. We know our regulars on a first name basis and treat everyone like family.

The Wine Cellar and Bistro

Chef Crystal hartman

Crystal Hartman, sous chef and pastry chef for The Wine Cellar and Bistro. 

Crystal has been working in the food service industry since 2007. She has worked as pastry chef for Broadway Brewery, 44 Stone and 44 Canteen. She has been working at The Wine Cellar and Bistro since 2015, and is currently sous chef and pastry chef.

The Wine Cellar & Bistro showcases the best of mid-Missouri's local and organic foods paired with our Wine Spectator award-winning wine list. In addition to supporting our talented local farmers, we also feature a seasonal "Seed to Table" menu created from heirloom vegetables that were selected from seed by our chef, and grown on our own certified organic farm just outside of Columbia.

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room 38

Chef Jeremy bowles

Jeremy Bowles, born and raised in Rolla, MO, graduated from the University of Missouri, Columbia, with a Bachelors degree in hotel and restaurant management in 2004. From there Jeremy went on to cook for a variety of restaurants around Columbia, learning under each chef and taking his progress with him. As kitchen manager of the former Forge & Vine, Jeremy decided he was ready to write his own menu, and in August of 2008 opened Room 38 Restaurant & Lounge. Since, Jeremy has wowed Columbia with an eclectic menu offering a wide variety of creative plates for any palate.

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Pizza Tree

Chef John Gilbreth

Pizza Tree opened at 909 Cherry Street in October 2014, equipped with a Pizza Master oven and a great crew filled with pizza dreams. Johnny G, pizza dreamer #1, opened the shop after working in pizza restaurants for years, embarking on a pizza odyssey, opening & closing the first Pizza Tree in Mojo’s, and making many pies along the way. 

Whether you're ordering a classic pie or something more adventurous, Pizza Tree will deliver on quality, taste. and fun. We use the best ingredients we can find, and make as many things as we can in house. Starting with the best flour milled in America and finishing with your addition of Kill Da Wabbit hot sauce, our pizza is delicious and pretty darn special. 

Step into the pizza shop, or the Treehouse as we like to call it for a slice of Columbia culture with your slice of pizza. We love being a part of the downtown community and contributing to the quirky & fun center of our city. We proudly display pizza art throughout the shop and fully support everyone's right to pizza party as hard as they would like.

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Bleu Catering

Chef Kyle Demars

Bleu Catering and Events has been a staple of the Columbia food scene for ten years beginning with Bleu Restaurant & Wine Bar and now as Bleu Events. We’ve forged friendships with the best businesses in Columbia to handle everything from invitations to venue, florals to drinks, and even lighting to ensure your event is perfect from start to finish. We love making memories from the Columns to the Capitol and can’t wait to create memories for you.

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Smokin Chicks BBQ

Chefs Lissa and Chick Orscheln

Chick and Lissa started in the restaurant business when they opened a Breadeaux Pizza franchise in Columbia in 1996.  They enjoyed the restaurant business but wanted more freedom to create than a franchise allowed.  After they sold the franchise back to corporate, a family friend gave them great advice: Do what you love and Smokin Chicks BBQ was born.  Chick has had a life-long passion for creating amazing bbq from ribs to brisket.  This passion is one his family and friends enjoyed and now he shares it with his customers.