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Missouri Eats: Eat-Rite Diner

The Powers family, owners of Eat-Rite Diner near Busch Stadium in St. Louis, claim slingers began in their diners. They’re just not exactly sure when. “We started serving slingers around 1985,” Tina Powers says. “Customers started ordering it – ‘Hey, put a scoop of chili on that.’” “It was at the Fenton store in the ‘70s,” counters her brother, David …

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A Missouri Small Batch Distillery: White Mule Distillery

For backwoods booze without the kick, try White Mule Distillery in Purdy, Missouri. Master distiller Joe “Fred” Owens has created a product with a finish so smooth, you’ll be surprised it’s moonshine. Owner Gary Grantham starts visitors in the smokehouse, where corn mash is smoked over local hickory, before moving into the distillery, which sources water from an on-site spring. …

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8 Kansas City Sports Bars to Watch the Royals Game

The Kansas City Royals home opener is Mon., April 10, making this a perfect time to head to one of the city’s many sports bars to cheer on the boys in blue. Here are eight options in the Kansas City area to root for the home team (listed in no particular order). Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill: Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill …

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Missouri Eats: Der Käse

Tom Blatchford, owner of Der Käse, knows a thing or two about cheese: In addition to owning the new Hermann, Missouri, cheese shop, he’s a cheesemaker and dairy farmer. The products in his line of farmstead artisan cheeses, Cool Cow Cheese, include varieties of Gouda, Edam and queso blanco, which are available at the storefront that first opened in August …

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Missouri Eats: Hi-Pointe Drive-In

Regulars at Mike Johnson’s Sugarfire Smoke House know how good the burger is, but Johnson believes he’s made it even better at his latest restaurant, Hi-Pointe Drive-In. The burger, sandwich and shake joint opened in January behind the iconic Hi-Pointe Theater in St. Louis. Don’t miss the taco burger, a taco-seasoned patty made with crushed Cool Ranch Doritos and Chili …

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10 St. Louis Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Pat’s

Pubs in Ireland are much more than drinking holes. These establishments are a place where you see friends and family, a low-key spot to spend the night enjoying yourself – a home, for some regulars, away from home. And while an ideal St. Patrick’s Day certainly includes Guinness and Jameson, festivities extend far beyond alcohol. So if you’re looking for …

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Show-Me 5: Places to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Pizzeria, multiple locations in the St. Louis area: The St. Louis-area pizzeria specializing in cornmeal deep-dish and thin-crust pies makes good on its name and logo – the pi symbol – on the eponymous holiday. Past specials have included all-day happy hour; buy one pizza, get one for $3.14; free large pizza for anyone born on March 14; and …

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Missouri Eats: Green Dirt Farm Creamery

Green Dirt Farm Creamery debuted in June, just off of State Route 45, which leads directly into Weston, Missouri. Tourists and locals alike are flocking to the warm and rustic retail space that’s near Green Dirt Farm’s new headquarters. The farm began making cheeses in 2002 and is known for small-batch, artisanal creations like Dirt Lover, a bloomy rind cheese …

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Show-Me 5: Donut Shops

Donutology, Kansas City: The colorful and whimsical donut shop opened its doors in October in the Westport neighborhood in Kansas City, where guests can create their own mini cake donuts in its “laboratory,” through tasty scientific experiments with different icings, toppings and drizzles. 816.298.5222, donutology.com Harold’s Doughnuts, Columbia: Two-year-old Harold’s Doughnuts filled a much-needed niche in the college town of …

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Missouri Eats: Goat Hill Coffee & Soda

When snow-cone shop Little Freshie closed earlier this summer on the Westside of Kansas City, it was hard to believe there could be another shop quite as cute to follow. Luckily, Goat Hill Coffee & Soda snapped up the ready-made space, filling the neighborhood’s need for great coffee, handcrafted sodas and snow cones made with Little Freshie syrups. Tanner Stevens …

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