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Missouri Eats: Union Loafers

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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

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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

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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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Missouri Eats: Reeds American Table

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At Reeds American Table, which opened in September, chef-owner Matthew Daughaday offers a family-style atmosphere executed with the refinement of a fine-dining restaurant. To translate the comforting New American concept behind the bar, he’s rounded out his team with a set of talented beverage experts. Enter Andrey Ivanov, formerly of Elaia and Olio, an award-winning certified sommelier who leads a …

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Missouri Eats: Gram & Dun

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Once lights are lit in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, there is no better place to go for a cup of good holiday cheer than Bread & Butter Concepts’ sophisticated Gram & Dun. With a bar scene that can go from cozy to raucous depending on the night of the week, Gram & Dun caters to a mature but fun …

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6 Kansas City Holiday Districts

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Whether shopping, sightseeing or just celebrating, savor the season in these six entertainment hubs.  1. COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA SHOP • Some call it the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest, but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with statues and artwork truly touts a flavor all its own. Seasoned shoppers at the Plaza will find high-end labels like Michael Kors, Kate Spade …

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Cape Girardeau

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Over the river and through the woods… Cape Girardeau is the perfect spot to celebrate the Christmas season with these holiday events that hearken back to festivities of yesteryear! Christmas at the Glenn House showcases this grand Victorian lady dressed up for the season. Christmas trees fill every room of this restored Victorian home, and the decorations are brand new each …

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7 Reasons to Visit Missouri Wine Country in December

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People often think of spring and fall as “winery season,” and they certainly are. The picturesque landscapes and breathtaking views are a huge part of what make Missouri wine country such a great destination. However, Missouri’s wineries offer unforgettable year-round experiences. Here are seven awesome reasons to head out to the Show-Me State’s wineries in December: Host Holiday Parties: Many …

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Missouri Eats: The Coffee Ethic

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For a great cup of coffee and one of the best people-watching spots in Springfield, Missouri, it’s hard to do better than The Coffee Ethic. With a prime location along the bustling Downtown square and a bright interior that attracts more of a business crowd than chattering college students, this coffee shop has long been a local favorite. The limited …

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Missouri Eats: Cellar House Wine & Food

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Soon after Bottle Cellars wine shop opened in 2010, owner Patrick Ahearn noticed a common complaint from customers: There weren’t many restaurants or bars in Oakville, Missouri, serving the same quality wine selection as was available in his shop. In May, Ahearn solved the problem: He took over the space next to his retail store and opened Cellar House Wine …

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