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Missouri Eats: The Standard Pour

David Sederholm makes his living managing the financial portfolios of others by day and is enjoying being hands-on with his own investment at night as the owner of The Standard Pour, a new watering hole located in Kansas City’s West Plaza. The neighborhood gastropub opened this summer in the former Boozefish Wine Bar location on Westport Road. The space has …

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Fall Escapes: Cape Girardeau and Sikeston

It’s fall – that means it’s roadtrip time! Cape Girardeau and Sikeston are the perfect fall escapes. About a two hour drive from St. Louis and two and a half  hours from Memphis, Cape and Sikeston are just thirty minutes from each other and have big fun without the big crowds. Movie buffs will love Cape Girardeau for the Gone Girl driving …

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Gone Girl Driving Tour in Cape Girardeau

How would you like to visit the very same locations that Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris helped make famous in the film “Gone Girl.” Cape Girardeau served as the fictional town of North Carthage in “Gone Girl,” which was directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her novel. The “Gone Girl” driving …

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Missouri Eats: Charisse

About a year ago, Jason Craine, chef-owner of the Downtown location of Aixois Brasserie, purchased the French restaurant from its other owners and reopened it as Charisse, a contemporary bistro with traditional French influences. Named after Craine’s wife and business partner, Charisse changed hands internally and without fanfare – so much so that the restaurant might be the best-kept secret …

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Urban Forests Come Alive in Autumn: A Fall Guide to Springfield’s Parks

As maple trees start to show eye-popping red hues and ash trees fade to purple in the Ozarks, it’s nature’s signal that fall foliage season is here. While the Ozark Mountains provide a pristine backdrop for fall colors, Springfield’s mature urban forest offers some of the best settings for leaf-peepers in the state — especially in city parks. Here’s a …

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Overlook Farm: A Mississippi River Retreat

Located in Clarksville, Overlook Farm is the ideal elegant escape. Sitauted on 327 acres, Overlook Farm has four exquisite inns to rent; 26 hoop houses along with five greenhouses that provide luscious produce for Overlook’s outdoor Courtyard Restaurant; and a farm that specializes in pasture-raised and grass-fed animals. The beautiful Courtyard Restaurant sports several pergolas draped in wisteria, adding to …

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Missouri Eats: Slamburger

In August, 2015, the owners of The Blue Duck in Washington, Missouri, transitioned their other restaurant, Smokey Duck Barbecue, to a fresh and fun burger concept called Slamburger. The switch was inspired by the weekly “slamburger” specials at The Blue Duck, which co-owner Chris Rayburn says have been a huge hit with diners. Past slamburger experiments have included the SlamDinger, …

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Adventure Awaits in St. Joe State Park

Are you a bit of an adrenaline junkie? Or do you have outdoor fever? Definitely visit St. Joe State Park in Park Hills where you can partake in an array of outdoor adventures. If you want a few days of outdoor fun, just camp out at one of their campsites which accommodate families, RVs and even horses! If you have …

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Show-Me Scary: Southwest Missouri

Southwest Missouri has a lot to offer in terms of haunted history and terrifying good times. Here is a look at some of the spooky locations in Southwest Missouri. Go ahead, scare yourself silly. Curious to see what haunts a historic castle? Want to stay in a haunted bed-and-breakfast that was originally a school house built in 1907? Then head …

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