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4 Affordable St. Louis-Area CSAs

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) isn’t too pricey, but some options are cheaper than others. Here are four St. Louis-area CSAs with membership options for $36 a week or less. Local Farmer Crop Boxes Cost: Farm Box: $29.99/week Season: Year-round (52 weeks) Membership requirements: None. Entirely web-based. Members may stop and start the program when they wish, and add, drop and …

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10 Must-Try Patios in St. Louis

Patio season has arrived in St. Louis (finally!), and there’s really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends. Rooftop Terrace Bar, St. Louis: Located on top of the seven-story Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the trendy …

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Show-Me 5: Missouri Sandwich Shops

Snax Gastrobar, St. Louis: A brand-new neighborhood gathering place, Snax Gastrobar, opened in March, serving up elevated comfort food for dinner alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Choose from snack-perfect eats including house-cured and smoked meats, assorted pickles and Buffalo Balls – blended chicken and pork tossed in a sweet-heat glaze over stone-ground grits with blue cheese and green onions. …

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Float-Trip Ready Missouri Canned Beer

A handful of local craft breweries have been canning beer from early on, including Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, while others have gradually introduced canned beers in the past few years. Last summer, store shelves across the state were packed with a record number of options. Float trip-friendly favorites included 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s seasonal Dakine tropical IPA, Boulevard …

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Missouri Eats: The Dark Room

Lovers of the arts have a new and improved place to enjoy a glass of wine while throwing the local creative community a dime in St. Louis. The Dark Room, which now operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Kranzberg Arts Foundation, moved just around the corner from its former home into the renovated historic Grandel Theatre in February. The …

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Missouri Eats: Taste

It has been a whirlwind year for Christian and Andrea Joseph. A year after opening their popular modern Italian restaurant, Plate, in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood in December 2015, they debuted a new wine-tasting room, Taste, underneath the restaurant. With the luxurious feel of a European wine cellar, Taste will also serve as a private-event room. It seats 12 to …

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Missouri Eats Vegan: Urban Cafe

Chef Justin Clark opened his first restaurant, Urban Cafe, earlier this year at the corner of East 41st Street and Troost Avenue in the Manheim Park neighborhood in Kansas City. Serving breakfast and lunch only, the restaurant offers a small yet impressive chalkboard menu of breakfast sandwiches, grab-and-go parfaits, fresh smoothies, whole-grain breakfast bowls, grilled sandwiches and wraps with a …

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Where to Brunch: Half-Crocked Chef’s Cafe & Marketplace

Any restaurant that serves flights of honey is worth a visit. Honey flights at Half Crocked Chef’s Cafe & Marketplace in Springfield include 10 samples of flavorful, infused honeys. There’s even a Honey Bar where customers can drizzle an assortment of spicy, sweet, herbaceous or citrus-packed honeys over plates of fruit, sausages or warm biscuits. Before opening Half Crocked inside …

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Summer Bike Festivals in Missouri

Summer in Missouri is one of the best times of the year. Kids are out of school, the weather is beautiful and everything and everyone just seems a bit happier. During these few short months throughout the year, Missouri is alive and well with outdoor adventures for families, couples and kids alike. There are many of lakes and rivers for …

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Show-Me 5: Mexican Restaurants

Cesar’s Old Mexico, Springfield: Since opening at the end of 2015, Cesar’s Old Mexico has become the lunch spot for those craving authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes in Springfield. Arrive after 12pm, and you’ll likely have to elbow your way to a table. The place is tiny, which is part of the charm – as are the oversized Margaritas and …

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