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Top 10 Things to Do at Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to America Celebration

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What better way to celebrate the land of the free and the home of the brave than a star spangled Fourth of July celebration? We know what you’re thinking – another crowded fireworks show at the local park that lasts maybe ten minutes at most. Not even close. We’re talking about a full-fledged patriotic celebration. Jefferson City’s Annual Salute to …

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Missouri Eats: Blue Bird Bistro

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Most mornings you will see Jane Zieha, the owner of Blue Bird Bistro, outside sweeping the stoop of her charming café located on the corner of 17th and Summit streets in the Westside neighborhood before the shop opens for breakfast. Zieha has always been hands-on in running her restaurant, and that applies to the food she serves, too. Healthy food …

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The National Churchill Museum: A Missouri Summer Destination

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So summer is here and you want to find outings of interest to family members of various ages! One excellent spot is the National Churchill Museum in Fulton (located 90 minutes from St. Louis off of Interstate 70). From the time you arrive in the quaint town of Fulton, home of Westminster College, to the moment you drive toward the …

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Top Five Places To Have A Flavor Party In Pulaski County

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Delicious flavors explode in Saint Robert, Missouri! Pulaski County is the melting pot of mid-Missouri and the local cuisine certainly reflects diversity. Four of St. Robert’s top-five-rated restaurants serve three different international cuisines: Korean, Mediterranean and regional Mexican dishes. Traditional Ozarks BBQ rounds out the list. Grab your taste “buds” and bring your appetite to Pulaski County! 1. Cafe Korea- …

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Missouri Eats: Scotch & Soda

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Lodged between a dueling piano bar and a cozy Italian restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, you’ll find Scotch & Soda, where patrons are sent back in time to an age when a vodka-cranberry was known as a Cape Codder. Inside, the walls drip with vintage elegance. The massive back bar swallows one whole wall, and the dark stained-wood shelving gleams in …

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Platte County Summer Festivals: International Flair with a Country Twist

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The aroma of Italian cooking fills the air with fresh made chicken spedini, meatball sandwiches and Italian cookies tempting the appetites of every passerby. The following weekend it’s the aroma of golabki, bigos and kielbasa. The following month it’s funnel cakes, kraut burgers and fried oreos! Ah – summer festivals in Platte County – transporting visitors, and their appetites, to …

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Missouri Eats: Amigoni Urban Winery

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When Michael and Kerry Amigoni first took Vitis vinifera grapes (European grape varietals) and planted them in 2001 in the first acre of their now 10-acre vineyard in Centerview, Missouri, their goal was to sell grapes to local winemakers. Michael had been interested in amateur winemaking since the mid-‘90s, and over time, began to study the skills necessary to produce …

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A Fun Sized Road Trip In Cape Girardeau

Kick off your mini road trip in Cape Girardeau, a lively town of 38,000 right on the Mighty Mississippi! The Butcher Block is your first stop for provisions.  Here you’ll find locally raised meats and other regional goodies.  Get a summer sausage and have the nice folks behind the counter slice it for you.  A sleeve of crackers, some local …

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Missouri Summer Road Trip: Pack Your Wagon and Journey West

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Embark on a summer road trip journey, immersing yourself in the pioneer life of the 1840s in Independence, Missouri. Travel back in time to 1849 where gold was on the mind of thousands and the streets of Independence were bustling with wagon trains arriving and departing from the trails west. This summer, Independence, the starting point of the Santa Fe, …

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On the Block: The Evolution of the Neighborhood Butcher Shop

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During the first half of the 20th century, the neighborhood butcher shop was a staple in American life. People relied on their local butcher to carry the high-quality cuts of meat they bought each week, and in turn, butchers knew the names and needs of their regulars. These relationships slowly began to change in the 1960s, as meatpacking houses began …

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