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Missouri Eats: Krokstrom Klubb & Market

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The Scandinavian-inspired Krokstom Klubb & Market opened in February and has already developed a lively bar program thanks to co-owner and general manager Josh Rogers. He has worked to develop a list of Scandinavian liquors, cocktails and meads to complement the food on chef-owner Katee McLean’s seafood- and vegetable-focused menu. Aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor distilled from grain or potatoes and …

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Missouri Floating Tips from an Outfitter

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Paddlesports are very popular activities that appeal to people of all ages, and the great state of Missouri offers some of the most beautiful streams in the country. Nearly all of Missouri’s navigable streams and rivers are located in the Ozarks (or Southern Missouri). Some of our streams flow south but some of them flow north, adding to our unique …

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Missouri Eats: The Golden Girl Rum Club

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Serving up a bit of paradise, The Golden Girl Rum Club on Springfield, Missouri’s Park Central Square offers fresh specialty cocktails and premium rums. Classic drinks like the Manhattan are reimagined with rum and citrus undertones. The Yours & Mai Tai, made with several rums, is one of co-owner Rogan Howitt’s favorite menu items thanks to his housemade pistachio-orgeat and …

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Missouri Eats: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

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After several years working in kitchens together, Michelle Allender and Austin Hamblin are striking out on their own. In February, the pair, who most recently helped open Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas in St. Charles, Missouri, debuted The Muddled Pig Gastropub in the former home of The Wood in Maplewood, Missouri. True to its name, the restaurant puts a …

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Splish, Splash, Smile in Branson

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There’s a simple recipe for taking your Branson vacation from memorable to absolutely unforgettable: Just add water. With clean, scenic lakes and thrilling water parks focused on family fun, a Branson vacation boasts more than enough water-based fun to keep you and your crew swimming, splashing and smiling from sunup to sundown. Need help getting started? Pack the sunscreen and your …

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Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

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For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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Missouri Eats: Prime Sushi

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Prime Sushi opened late last year in the former Accurso’s Italian Restaurant space; owners Steve and Jasmine Young reworked the interior into a charming and playful mashup of the former Italian spot with a sleek sushi bar. Prime Sushi’s menu is about half raw and half hot dishes: You’ll find sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and combination platters offered alongside bento …

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Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

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Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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Missouri Eats: Just a Taste

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Eric Taylor and Casey Stuck moved to St. James, Missouri, a year ago to start their own winery, Eagles’ Landing; Just A Taste was originally supposed to be its tasting bar. Since opening in October, it’s evolved into so much more, using the area’s Italian-American heritage as a jumping-off point. Each dish is listed with recommendations from the restaurant’s 20 …

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Summertime Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

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Ahh, my friends, it is that time of year again when the trees are green, winter is a distant memory, kids are out of school and we turn our attention to summer time fun at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area’s summer kicked into full gear with Memorial Day weekend and all of its activities. Of course the …

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