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No Foolin’: Missouri Has New Attractions Opening

Here in Missouri we have a Show-Me mentality, so it’s no wonder we’re not fooled easily. It only makes sense that on this first day of April we set the story straight on the goings-on in Mississippi … just kidding! Here’s to no foolin’ in Missouri. The Gateway Arch IS reopening this year. With a ribbon cutting set for July …

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Show-Me 5: Museums for Geeks

Some call them geeks. We call them AWESOME. Hobbyists of the world, lovers of the unique, keepers of that certain je ne sais quoi; these attractions were made for you. The Vehicle Aficionado – Whether your passion lies in the rail or automobile industry, you’re bound to find a drool-worthy conveyance at The National Museum of Transportation in St. Louis. …

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Celebrate Washington’s Birthday in Washington…Missouri, that is.

George Washington and the state of Missouri have a lot in common. Both avid supporters of the mule – Missouri’s state animal – and producers of whiskey – our craft distillery scene is booming – it only makes sense to celebrate the birthday of our nation’s first president in, well, Washington, MO. Washington traveled by trusty steed, but you can …

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A Winter Guide to Plant-Based Dining in Missouri

When the days are cold and cloud-covered during winter in Missouri, I gladly give up the light meals of summer for warm, comforting food like root vegetables from local farms, teas made with spices like ginger and cinnamon, and hearty servings of steamed vegetables and cooked grains. When I don’t feel like cooking for myself, discovering a new vegan or vegetarian restaurant or trying …

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Gezellig Tap House & Bottleshop

The beer selection at Gezellig Tap House & Bottleshop is a thing of brewed beauty. Nearly 700 different bottled varieties occupy an enormous illuminated cooler, while 28 more draft options await behind the bar. The bar-meets-bottle shop debuted in The Grove in December, providing a cozy new gathering place for beer-lovers in St. Louis. Owner and certified cicerone Brandon Cavanagh …

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Snow & Co. Opens New Two-Story Frozen Cocktail Lounge in Westport

Just in time to provide chilly comfort from the rising temperatures outside, Snow & Co. has opened its new frozen craft-cocktail bar in the Westport neighborhood of Kansas City. Owners Jerry Nevins, Andy Talbert and Lauren Cloud decided to move their frozen-cocktail lounge from its original location in the Crossroads Arts District to a larger space last year, believing the …

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5 Must-Try Ice Cream Sandwiches in St. Louis

Ice cream sandwiches are a nostalgic dessert. Many of us probably remember the good old days of unwrapping the decadent rectangles from sticky parchment paper and licking our fingers clean of cookie residue. But in St. Louis, there are many places you can find ice cream sandwiches outside the grocery store. Relive those childhood days by visiting these local ice …

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Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice

At Narwhal’s Crafted Urban Ice, co-owners Brandon Holzhueter and Brad Merten offer much more than the standard frozen Daiquiri. The cool new concept borders St. Louis’ Central West End and Midtown neighborhoods and features frozen boozy drinks made with fresh ingredients and from-scratch infusions and purées. Inspired by its playful narwhal logo, the interior features a nautical theme: Splashes of …

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Show-Me 5: Hot Dogs

Steve’s Hot Dogs, St. Louis: The Urge frontman Steve Ewing originally started Steve’s Hot Dogs as a food cart in St. Louis to feed fans after the band’s shows, and it has now expanded to two brick-and-mortar shops and a stand within International Tap House in the Central West End. Since the beginning, Ewing’s dogs have dazzled for their extravagant …

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10 Must-Try Patios in Kansas City

Patio season has arrived in Kansas City (finally!), and there’s really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends.  Aep, Kansas City: One of the things that Aep, the new regional Thai restaurant on 39th Street, inherited when …

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