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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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4 Affordable St. Louis-Area CSAs

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) isn’t too pricey, but some options are cheaper than others. Here are four St. Louis-area CSAs with membership options for $36 a week or less. Local Farmer Crop Boxes Cost: Farm Box: $29.99/week Season: Year-round (52 weeks) Membership requirements: None. Entirely web-based. Members may stop and start the program when they wish, and add, drop and …

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10 Must-Try Patios in St. Louis

Patio season has arrived in St. Louis (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. Rooftop Terrace Bar, St. Louis: Located on top of the seven-story Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the trendy …

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Show-Me 5: Missouri Sandwich Shops

Snax Gastrobar, St. Louis: A brand-new neighborhood gathering place, Snax Gastrobar, opened in March, serving up elevated comfort food for dinner alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Choose from snack-perfect eats including house-cured and smoked meats, assorted pickles and Buffalo Balls – blended chicken and pork tossed in a sweet-heat glaze over stone-ground grits with blue cheese and green onions. …

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Float-Trip Ready Missouri Canned Beer

A handful of local craft breweries have been canning beer from early on, including Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, while others have gradually introduced canned beers in the past few years. Last summer, store shelves across the state were packed with a record number of options. Float trip-friendly favorites included 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s seasonal Dakine tropical IPA, Boulevard …

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