Author Archives: Elise Eimer

PictureMO: A Salute to Snow

Winter Wonderland by Vicky Roberts

The 2014 first quarter PictureMO votes are in, and yet again, many exceptional, camera-savvy Missourians have submitted quality images to our quarterly Flickr contest. What is PictureMO, you ask? The PictureMO Flickr group began in early 2013 as a way to show off the photography geniuses of Missouri and to build the Missouri Division of Tourism’s photo gallery. First through third ... Read More »

Tour de BBQ: A Taste of St. Louis’ BBQ Restaurants

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A co-worker and I have recently been arguing over which BBQ restaurants in St. Louis has the best food. Honestly, I was long convinced it was Pappy’s and, of course, he still swears by it. But a recent visit to Sugarfire Smoke House in the Olivette made me start questioning everything I knew about St. Louis BBQ. I did a ... Read More »

WIN VisitMO Mud Run Sweepstakes

The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake Mud Run

Did you know Wright City, in northeast Missouri, is home to the only permanent mud run and obstacle course in the Midwest? The Battlegrounds at Cedar Lake is its name and its fourth bi-annual military-style mud run is coming up, for those who are physically and mentally prepared for the challenge.  The course includes more than 30 military-themed obstacles (think ... Read More »

Rich Hill Film Shines

True False 2014 Photos

If you didn’t make it out for the 2014 True/False Film Festival in Columbia last weekend, there was one film that you missed that seemed to shine with more heart-touching Missouri Pride than any other: Rich Hill. The film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for documentary at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and is described as, “An examination of ... Read More »

Create Your Own Missouri Date Night

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It’s always a great time of year to spend quality time with that special someone while you enjoy Missouri’s wonderfully vibrant restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. Keep the love going with weekly date nights in Missouri. If you aren’t sure where to start, consider the list below a step in the right direction. Here’s how it works: you see each city ... Read More »

Ready for True/False Film Festival 2014?

Crowd at Gimme Truth! at the Blue Note.

Ok, Mid-Missourians, Columbia’s True/False Film Festival 2014 starts Thursday (Feb. 27, running through March 2), so I hope you have your passes ready and films picked out, because things are about to get pretty exciting. If you don’t know much about True/False, here’s the Readers Digest version: 2014 marks the festival’s 11th year Documentary films are the focus Over four days, ... Read More »

Plaza Lights Shine on PictureMO

"Plaza Lights 2013,"  by Brian Devero

2013 really flew by and so did the fourth quarter’s PictureMO photo contest, sponsored by the Missouri Division of Tourism (MDT). That must mean it’s time to announce our winners! Through PictureMO, MDT asks talented photographers to step behind the lens and showcase Missouri. Each quarter, contestants submit photos that fit a different theme and MDT honors the top three ... Read More »

Keep Warm Watching Missouri-Made Movies

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Winter can get pretty brutal, as we all have seen this year. So why not cozy up, stay in and throw on some Missouri-made movies to get you laughing, crying and, all around, not thinking about how stinking cold it is outside. In no particular order, here is a list of five movies in which you’ll be sure to recognize ... Read More »

The Home of Sliced Bread Makes the Big Screen

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Did you know … Chillicothe is known as the Home of Sliced Bread. In 1928, the great brainpower of Otto Rohwedder and Frank Bench birthed sliced bread. Rohwedder invented the machine and Bench owned the Chillicothe Baking Company. It turned out to be a beautiful marriage of the minds, when Bench’s sales increased by 2,000 percent (no exaggeration). Their invention ... Read More »

Missouri Indoor Water Parks Make Winter Vacations Easy

Coco Keys Water Resort in Kansas City.

When Missouri’s winter winds start to bite, the daydreams begin: sun-warmed beach, surfing, swimming, floating lazily down a warm stream.  Fortunately, you don’t have to hop a plane to one of the coasts or a tropical island.  Just head to one of the Show-Me State’s many indoor pools and water parks for some weather-proof fun and relaxation the whole family ... Read More »