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Missouri Eats: West Main Pizza²

It’s “dough time” for Jefferson City, Missouri-based pizza joint West Main Pizza. The second mom-and-pop pizzeria opened in Columbia, Missouri, in March as West Main Pizza² in the space that formerly housed Gunther’s Games. West Main Pizza² offers “exponentially” faster service along with a pizza and salad menu similar to the offerings at its flagship location. Co-owner Jessica Christiansen says she …

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National Churchill Museum: Something for All Ages This Summer

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, just 10 minutes off I-70). Here, Winston Churchill made the “Iron Curtain” speech that many see as the start of the Cold War between the United …

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Summer Road Trips: Cape Girardeau

Cape Girardeau: Where Fun and Learning Go Hand in Hand Perched on the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, Cape Girardeau is a small city packed with big learning opportunities for you and your kiddos this summer! Start your weekend at the Cape Riverfront Market, where weekly demonstrations and the monthly Marketeer’s Club illustrate how food is grown, teach about good …

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Summer Road Trips: St. Joseph

For football lovers like us, there is no better way to spend a summer morning in St. Jo than at the Kansas City Chiefs summer training camp. Watching some of the nation’s best players up close gives you a new appreciation for their size and strength, and gives a preview of the coming season. But training camp isn’t just about …

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Missouri Eats: Meatball District Kitchen + Bar

Meatball District Kitchen + Bar is the first restaurant for owner Kal Tandel, who moved from California with his family after growing up in the restaurant industry and then enjoying a successful career managing bars and nightclubs. Housed in the former Saigon 39, Tandel has transformed the spot into a shiny new hangout. With exposed brick walls, white-washed shutters and …

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Summer Road Trips: Hannibal

AKA “Edutainment”; or “How to get the kids to learn something on your vacation without them realizing it” We understand.  The last bell of the semester rings, and suddenly it seems like half of what your children learned that year is magically sucked from their brains.  Endless days of video games, sports and free time stretch before their eyes, while …

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Missouri Eats: Doughnut Lounge

Thanks in part to a successful Kickstarter campaign, Jake Randall has had people waiting in line morning, noon and night since he opened Doughnut Lounge in Kansas City’s Westport neighborhood this December. You can expect to find classics like glazed or double-chocolate alongside signatures such as a sheep’s milk cheese-filled Bismarck donut with a basil-root beer glaze. As creative as …

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Mother’s Day Destinations Worth the Trip

  Mother’s Day is coming up and if you’re looking for a special way to treat Mom, consider some of these great Missouri options to put a smile on her face. Of course, Mom will enjoy a meal out with her favorite people so treat her by visiting one of Missouri’s wineries. Food and Wine, a winning pair Enjoy the …

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Spring Visits to Columbia Conservation Areas

Spring is the perfect time to explore, and luckily, it’s easy to get out of the city in Columbia. That can mean jumping in the car and heading a few minutes out of town or just escaping into the woods at one of our many conservation areas. Here are some of my favorite places to connect with nature: Rocky Fork …

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Missouri Eats: Mary Jane Burgers & Brew

Carisa Stark’s restaurant isn’t exactly in the center of a bustling metropolis, so she has to make sure she somehow reaches customers within an 80-mile-plus radius of tiny Perryville, Missouri, south of Ste. Genevieve. Enticing Instagram photos of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew have helped make the joint a destination restaurant in southeast Missouri; Stark opened Mary Jane in 2013 …

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