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The Perfect Formula for Romance in Hannibal

They may not be as well-known as Einstein’s E=MC2, but we promise our formulas will be perfect for that special someone! We break it down below. Formula 1: V(C+J)=<3 Vacation including Chocolate and Jewelry = Romance! <3 An unexpected vacation to one of Hannibal, Missouri’s fine B&Bs, like the Dubach Inn, Reagan’s Queen Anne or the Belvedere Inn is a …

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Missouri Eats: Ollie’s Local

At Ollie’s Local on Martini Corner in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, you’ll find a bar where everybody not only knows your name, but your drink, too. This self-proclaimed “bar-flavored bar” and restaurant is a collaboration between local restaurateur Eddie Crane and Vince Rook, who owns the building. The vibe is low-key but ripples with “can-do” American spirit, as friendly …

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Let It Snow in St. Louis

Isn’t it thrilling when it snows?  There’s plenty to see and do, so don’t let the weather prevent you from enjoying the season in St. Louis. The City Museum is always a unique way to spend your time indoors. Not actually a museum, this wonderland was a shoe factory transformed into an artsy playground in a warehouse of recycled fun for the …

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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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The Churches of Ralls County

Missouri has an abundance of rural churches from many faiths and eras.  Each one tells a story through its architecture, history and its place in the community.  Many are made from locally provided materials; all are unique. Ralls County, in northeast Missouri, is home to numerous rural churches that served as focal points for their communities. Some of their congregations …

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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

By the time chef Craig Howard opened the lunch-only Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering in September, his griddled patties were already causing full-tilt burger buzz in Kansas City. It’s not all burgers, though: The eatery serves seasonal vegetarian favorites like a take on eggplant Parmesan featuring roasted butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, breaded and baked until crispy and topped …

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Missouri Eats: Union Loafers

Union Loafers opened in late September in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, offering patrons plenty of delicious ways to break bread. The café and bakery uses old-world techniques to create its naturally leavened, hearth-baked loaves, which serve as building blocks for its lunchtime-only selection of specialty sandwiches. On ciabatta, try smoked beets with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Emmenthaler …

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Best of Show: A Secluded Resort on Table Rock Lake

Missouri and its many attractions and destinations are often celebrated by publications across the nation. This month, our ‘Best of Show’ series features just a handful of these accolades from the past year. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to add these destinations to your travel calendar in 2016. Missouri has plenty of lodging options, ranging from the rustic …

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Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank. This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a …

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