Missouri Eats: Farmtruk

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One of St. Louis’ newest food trucks is taking farm-to-table fare on the road. The aptly named Farmtruk comes from longtime Annie Gunn’s sous chef Samantha Mitchell. Farmtruk draws on a few ideas from the venerable restaurant in Chesterfield, Missouri, including local, seasonal sourcing and snoot-to-tail butchery. Standouts include the Griddle Burger, with Piedmontese beef, house-cured Swabian Hall bacon from …

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Enjoy Fall Events in Kirksville


In Kirksville, October means more than pumpkins and mums at Farmer’s Market.  October in Kirksville is a time for the FLATS Trail Half Marathon, the Scottish Highland games and the Midwest Antique Fest. If you love kilts and plaids and amazing feats of strength, the Scottish Highland Games is the place to be in Kirksville on Saturday, Oct. 8. From …

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Missouri Eats: Southwest Diner

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There’s usually a wait at Southwest Diner on the weekends, with a line snaking out the door, but have some patience, and you won’t regret it. Inside, patrons love the diner’s breakfast fare with a Southwestern twist: The Southwest Slinger comes with two ¼-ounce burger patties, home fries and melted longhorn cheese topped with two eggs and green or red …

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Tour Missouri’s Innovative History While Biking Hwy 36

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When you think of innovators and innovations from Missouri, some that might come to mind include Walt Disney, Mark Twain, retailer JC Penney, World War I Gen. John “Blackjack” Pershing, outlaw Jesse James, The Pony Express, the invention of sliced bread, and Dr. A.T. Still. These people and events all have ties and connections to northern Missouri, and the Highway 36 …

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Missouri Eats: Succotash

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Beth Barden knows how to make people happy. Her eclectic restaurant, Succotash, near the Hospital Hill neighborhood not only fits in with the artistic feel of the community, but the menu also truly offers something for everyone. House cold-pressed juices including the Best Limeade, a blend of lime, apple, pineapple and cucumber spiced with a hint of ginger, or the …

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10 Fall Festivities in Missouri’s State Capital

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After months of sizzling temperatures we happily welcome the brisk chill in the air, leaves changing color and the scent of all things pumpkin – all exciting signs of the fun activities fall brings. Whether cozying up for a hayride, admiring fall foliage or attending a festival, you’ll find lots of exciting fall festivities in Jefferson City! Here are the …

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Go Nuts for Doughnuts in Missouri

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The simple act of bringing doughnuts to your colleagues can make you a hero at work. To achieve similar status on your Missouri road trip, get a dozen for the drive. Your traveling buddies will be grateful and might skip you when it’s time to collect gas money. Of course, picking up a box of doughnuts seems like an easy …

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To The Batcave!

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For me, enjoying the outdoors gets a bit easier after August.  Even being born and raised in Missouri, I still get zapped from the 200% humidity we often have in July and August. This year, I’m looking forward to exploring more of Hannibal’s newest park on my (as yet unpurchased) new bike in September and October. Sodalis Nature Preserve, which …

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Missouri Eats: Farmers Gastropub

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Although not heralded for their traditional cuisine, the British do know how to make a mean breakfast: think massive plates of broiled tomatoes, eggs, juicy sausages, seasoned beans and cups of tea. For a similar experience in Springfield, Missouri, head to Farmers Gastropub. Chef and co-owner Andy Hampshire has stacked the brunch menu with British classics including a version of …

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Retreat to the Ozarks in Pulaski County


Blue Jay Farm, nestled in a scenic valley of the timeless Ozark Mountains, is the definition of “escape.” Inspiring visitors for more than 75 years, this retreat beckons you and your family to relax and get back to nature. The seven-acre, spring-fed lake coaxes you to grab a rod and reel and to paddle its surface in a kayak or …

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