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7 Reasons to Visit Missouri Wine Country in December

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People often think of spring and fall as “winery season,” and they certainly are. The picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views are a huge part of what make Missouri wine country such a great destination. However, Missouri’s wineries offer unforgettable year-round experiences. Here are seven awesome reasons to head out to the Show-Me State’s wineries in December: Host Holiday Parties: Many …

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Missouri Eats: The Coffee Ethic

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For a great cup of coffee and one of the best people-watching spots in Springfield, Missouri, it’s hard to do better than The Coffee Ethic. With a prime location along the bustling Downtown square and a bright interior that attracts more of a business crowd than chattering college students, this coffee shop has long been a local favorite. The limited …

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Missouri Eats: Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen

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Many St. Louisians were puzzled when restaurateur Mike Randolph announced plans to transform his University City restaurant, The Good Pie, into a more expansive Italian concept, Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen. The restaurant opened in August, still featuring the Neapolitan pizzas that earned The Good Pie acclaim, plus southern Italian dishes like duck confit gnocchi and housemade spaghetti alla chitarra, creamy burrata, …

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Missouri-Made Gifts for Everyone on Your List

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Christmas time is approaching quickly and as we all know, it starts earlier and earlier every year. “Christmas is the season of joy, of holiday greetings exchanged, of gift-giving, and of families united” – Norman Vincent Peale. Christmas symbolizes many things for many people, and is celebrated with tradition that varies from family to family. But what do you get …

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Enjoy the Outdoors on Black Friday

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After the leftovers have been put away and the shopping has been done, Missouri State Parks is inviting Missourians to spend time outdoors this Black Friday.  Missouri’s state parks and historic sites provide a great opportunity to unwind with family, get outside and explore history. In the spirit of offering unbeatable Black Friday deals, Missouri State Parks is sponsoring free …

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Missouri Eats: Market House Cafe & Bake Shop

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Come hungry to Market House Cafe & Bake Shop, because the mini apple pies aren’t so mini. In fact, most of the pies, cakes, scones, cookies and cinnamon rolls are large enough to share – but who would want to do that? Owner Barbara Heinrichs-Hardy is the woman to thank for those oversized, sugary treats. She makes everything here from …

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Cooler Weather has come to the Lake of the Ozarks

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Well it’s happened. Here at Lake of the Ozarks, people both dread and welcome this time of year.  The boating and summer season has come to a close, yet the change brings a whole new magic to the lake area. The fall and holiday seasons are great times of the year to be at Lake of the Ozarks. With 11 …

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Missouri Eats: Webster House

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A restored schoolhouse might not scream fine Southern cuisine, but that’s what you’ll find at Webster House. Executive chef Matt Arnold developed the menu from his time spent living and cooking in North Carolina. Arnold’s interest in Southern cuisine inspired some of the most popular menu items, made with locally sourced ingredients. Diners can find his favorites made-to-order on Webster …

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Missouri Eats: Kate’s Coffee

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Just a few minutes from the Katy Trail, in the heart of the lush Augusta, Missouri, wine region, sits Kate’s Coffee. The coffee shop and café is located inside a cozy home built in 1905 and is one of several retail shops on the grounds of Oaks Crossing, a conference and event center owned by Randal and Marjorie Oaks. The …

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Show-Me Pie: the Pies You Should be Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Each year, the arrival of fall kicks off baking season in the Show-Me State. The term “as American as apple pie” is not to be taken lightly. The crisp, flaky, golden-brown crust filled with warm, fresh filling combined with the perfect blend of spices and fresh fruit is a blissful fall tradition.  From Grandma’s traditional cherry pie to that original …

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