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Missouri Eats: The Preston

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New American fare and handcrafted cocktails define the dining experience at The Preston, located inside The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. The posh spot takes up residence in the historic hotel, pairing progressive small plates with a lively beverage program. At the marble-topped bar, bartenders Sasha Alms and Joshua “Doc” Johnson tweak classic recipes and …

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Missouri Eats: No Other Pub

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Sporting Kansas City, the professional soccer club, has a new clubhouse for hardcore and newbie soccer fans called No Other Pub, which opened in the Power & Light District in February. Located on the second level of the Kansas City Live Block, the huge 21,000-square-foot space is an extension of the Sporting Kansas City brand. It takes full advantage of …

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Summer Road Trip: Kansas City

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When school is out for the summer and families hit the road for a Kansas City vacation, there are a number of ways to learn a thing or two while having a total blast. Hit the Streets Just in time for summer, the KC Streetcar opened to the public with great fanfare on May 6, 2016. Roll down the road …

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Missouri Eats: Lucas Park Grille

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In St. Louis, Washington Avenue is well-known for its nightlife; Downtown offices also encourage a bustling lunch scene. But dinner is often overlooked at the 12-year-old Lucas Park Grille, which is worth revisiting thanks to new executive chef Kevin Sthair. An alum of Eleven Eleven Mississippi, the old Cafe Balaban in the Central West End and The Restaurant at the …

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One Day Missouri Wine Trips

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Exploring Missouri wine country for a week (or two) sounds like the perfect getaway, but what if you don’t have that much time to dedicate to your wine adventure? Don’t worry: with 10 wine trails and more than 125 wineries in the “Show Me” State, there’s a wine region closer than you might think. Spring is a great time to …

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Missouri Eats: West Main Pizza²

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It’s “dough time” for Jefferson City, Missouri-based pizza joint West Main Pizza. The second mom-and-pop pizzeria opened in Columbia, Missouri, in March as West Main Pizza² in the space that formerly housed Gunther’s Games. West Main Pizza² offers “exponentially” faster service along with a pizza and salad menu similar to the offerings at its flagship location. Co-owner Jessica Christiansen says she …

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National Churchill Museum: Something for All Ages This Summer

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So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages. One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis, just 10 minutes off I-70). Here, Winston Churchill made the “Iron Curtain” speech that many see as the start of the Cold War between the United …

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Summer Road Trips: Cape Girardeau

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Cape Girardeau: Where Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand Perched on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, Cape Girardeau is a small city packed with big learning opportunities for you and your kiddos this summer! Start your weekend at the Cape Riverfront Market, where weekly demonstrations and the monthly Marketeer’s Club illustrate how food is grown, teach about good …

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Summer Road Trips: St. Joseph

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For football lovers like us, there is no better way to spend a summer morning in St. Jo than at the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp. Watching some of the nation’s best players up close gives you a new appreciation for their size and strength, and gives a preview of the coming season. But training camp isn’t just about …

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Missouri Eats: Meatball District Kitchen + Bar

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Meatball District Kitchen + Bar is the first restaurant for owner Kal Tandel, who moved from California with his family after growing up in the restaurant industry and then enjoying a successful career managing bars and nightclubs. Housed in the former Saigon 39, Tandel has transformed the spot into a shiny new hangout. With exposed brick walls, white-washed shutters and …

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