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Missouri Eats: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

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After several years working in kitchens together, Michelle Allender and Austin Hamblin are striking out on their own. In February, the pair, who most recently helped open Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas in St. Charles, Missouri, debuted The Muddled Pig Gastropub in the former home of The Wood in Maplewood, Missouri. True to its name, the restaurant puts a …

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Splish, Splash, Smile in Branson

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There’s a simple recipe for taking your Branson vacation from memorable to absolutely unforgettable: Just add water. With clean, scenic lakes and thrilling water parks focused on family fun, a Branson vacation boasts more than enough water-based fun to keep you and your crew swimming, splashing and smiling from sunup to sundown. Need help getting started? Pack the sunscreen and your …

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Floating in Missouri: The Calling of the River

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For nearly 30 years I have been involved in the paddlesports industry. I have witnessed thousands of float trips, and have even managed to sneak off for a few of my own. For me, every time I answer the call of the river, the conversation is familiar, yet as different as the water flowing through the stream. There is a …

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Missouri Eats: Prime Sushi

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Prime Sushi opened late last year in the former Accurso’s Italian Restaurant space; owners Steve and Jasmine Young reworked the interior into a charming and playful mashup of the former Italian spot with a sleek sushi bar. Prime Sushi’s menu is about half raw and half hot dishes: You’ll find sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and combination platters offered alongside bento …

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Everyone Should Come to Missouri for Old Settlers Days

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Old Settlers Day 2016 in Waynesville, Missouri, is shaping up to be the most exciting family friendly festival in Central Missouri. The 36-year-old event is returning to its roots; activities are scheduled for both Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, allowing festivalgoers to immerse themselves in a weekend of living history. One of the most anticipated additions to the schedule of …

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Missouri Eats: Just a Taste

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Eric Taylor and Casey Stuck moved to St. James, Missouri, a year ago to start their own winery, Eagles’ Landing; Just A Taste was originally supposed to be its tasting bar. Since opening in October, it’s evolved into so much more, using the area’s Italian-American heritage as a jumping-off point. Each dish is listed with recommendations from the restaurant’s 20 …

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Summertime Fun at Lake of the Ozarks

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Ahh, my friends, it is that time of year again when the trees are green, winter is a distant memory, kids are out of school and we turn our attention to summer time fun at beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. The Lake Area’s summer kicked into full gear with Memorial Day weekend and all of its activities. Of course the …

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Missouri Eats: The Preston

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New American fare and handcrafted cocktails define the dining experience at The Preston, located inside The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. The posh spot takes up residence in the historic hotel, pairing progressive small plates with a lively beverage program. At the marble-topped bar, bartenders Sasha Alms and Joshua “Doc” Johnson tweak classic recipes and …

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Missouri Eats: No Other Pub

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Sporting Kansas City, the professional soccer club, has a new clubhouse for hardcore and newbie soccer fans called No Other Pub, which opened in the Power & Light District in February. Located on the second level of the Kansas City Live Block, the huge 21,000-square-foot space is an extension of the Sporting Kansas City brand. It takes full advantage of …

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Summer Road Trip: Kansas City

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When school is out for the summer and families hit the road for a Kansas City vacation, there are a number of ways to learn a thing or two while having a total blast. Hit the Streets Just in time for summer, the KC Streetcar opened to the public with great fanfare on May 6, 2016. Roll down the road …

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