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Show-Me 5: Mexican Restaurants

Cesar’s Old Mexico, Springfield: Since opening at the end of 2015, Cesar’s Old Mexico has become the lunch spot for those craving authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes in Springfield. Arrive after 12pm, and you’ll likely have to elbow your way to a table. The place is tiny, which is part of the charm – as are the oversized Margaritas and …

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Show-Me 5: New Missouri Breweries

Calibration Brewery, North Kansas City: Glen Stinson, who started homebrewing 25 years ago, now owns Calibration Brewery, housed in an 8,500-square-foot building featuring a spacious taproom, patio, beer garden and event space. Stinson recruited brewmaster Pat Sandman, of now-shuttered 75th Street Brewery in Kansas City, to help build and operate Calibration’s 7-barrel brewhouse. The brewery’s beers, each titled after a …

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Ostrea is Making St. Joseph a Destination For Fresh Oysters

Hundreds of miles from any coast, Kansas City has never been considered a seafood destination. Yet a new crop of chefs and restaurateurs, including Bryan Sparks of Ostrea St. Joseph, are bringing ever-fresher fish to the Midwest. As its name would suggest, Ostrea specializes in oysters, served both fresh – one or two days out of the water and bare …

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Missouri Eats: Eat-Rite Diner

The Powers family, owners of Eat-Rite Diner near Busch Stadium in St. Louis, claim slingers began in their diners. They’re just not exactly sure when. “We started serving slingers around 1985,” Tina Powers says. “Customers started ordering it – ‘Hey, put a scoop of chili on that.’” “It was at the Fenton store in the ‘70s,” counters her brother, David …

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A Missouri Small Batch Distillery: White Mule Distillery

For backwoods booze without the kick, try White Mule Distillery in Purdy, Missouri. Master distiller Joe “Fred” Owens has created a product with a finish so smooth, you’ll be surprised it’s moonshine. Owner Gary Grantham starts visitors in the smokehouse, where corn mash is smoked over local hickory, before moving into the distillery, which sources water from an on-site spring. …

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8 Kansas City Sports Bars to Watch the Royals Game

The Kansas City Royals home opener is Mon., April 10, making this a perfect time to head to one of the city’s many sports bars to cheer on the boys in blue. Here are eight options in the Kansas City area to root for the home team (listed in no particular order). Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill: Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill …

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Missouri Eats: Der Käse

Tom Blatchford, owner of Der Käse, knows a thing or two about cheese: In addition to owning the new Hermann, Missouri, cheese shop, he’s a cheesemaker and dairy farmer. The products in his line of farmstead artisan cheeses, Cool Cow Cheese, include varieties of Gouda, Edam and queso blanco, which are available at the storefront that first opened in August …

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Missouri Eats: Hi-Pointe Drive-In

Regulars at Mike Johnson’s Sugarfire Smoke House know how good the burger is, but Johnson believes he’s made it even better at his latest restaurant, Hi-Pointe Drive-In. The burger, sandwich and shake joint opened in January behind the iconic Hi-Pointe Theater in St. Louis. Don’t miss the taco burger, a taco-seasoned patty made with crushed Cool Ranch Doritos and Chili …

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10 St. Louis Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Pat’s

Pubs in Ireland are much more than drinking holes. These establishments are a place where you see friends and family, a low-key spot to spend the night enjoying yourself – a home, for some regulars, away from home. And while an ideal St. Patrick’s Day certainly includes Guinness and Jameson, festivities extend far beyond alcohol. So if you’re looking for …

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Show-Me 5: Places to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Pizzeria, multiple locations in the St. Louis area: The St. Louis-area pizzeria specializing in cornmeal deep-dish and thin-crust pies makes good on its name and logo – the pi symbol – on the eponymous holiday. Past specials have included all-day happy hour; buy one pizza, get one for $3.14; free large pizza for anyone born on March 14; and …

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