Handmade authenticity

As you drive down Stadium Boulevard, it’s easy to miss the Mexican restaurant La Tolteca, tucked away in the southeast corner of the Campus Inn building. Co-owner Carlos Hernandez says the authenticity of La Tolteca is what Columbia has been missing.

He said that almost none of the many Mexican restaurants in town serve truly authentic Mexican food.

Creativity in baking started at home

While many toddlers were struggling with simple things like ABCs and 1-2-3s, Rebekah Donelson was learning to cook.

“My mom started teaching me to cook when I was 3,” Donelson said.