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Missouri Eats: Bo Lings

People line up early for dim sum at Bo Lings on Saturdays and Sundays. The traditional Cantonese meal is meant to be shared with family and friends, and here, it’s always worth the wait. Bo Lings has six locations across the Kansas City area (three serve dim sum), but the location on Country Club Plaza is best for dim sum, …

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Missouri Craft Beer Guide

St. Louis is primarily known for beer giant Anheuser-Busch but it has so much more to offer. There are 12 microbreweries/brew pubs in the city itself and many more in the surrounding cities. These spots have a wide variety of options from traditional German beer to new flavor varieties that are on the cutting edge of the craft-beer scene. So …

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Missouri’s Fringe Fests are Freewheeling Arts Fun

A tribute to Motown. A potpourri of dance, music, storytelling, and audience participation where each bit lasts no more than two minutes. One man’s story of bicycling across the U.S. to meet other men with moustaches. And lots more theatre, dance, singing, magic, stand-up comedy, improv, storytelling, slam poetry, burlesque, vaudeville, circus, film, and even culinary arts and fashion design. …

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Missouri Eats: Ichiban Sushi Bistro

Situated between art galleries and University of Missouri student housing in Columbia, Missouri, is Ichiban Sushi Bistro, which changed its name from Be My Guest Bistro in April. In the restaurant’s modern dining room, chef-owner Poppy Watthanakhonphaiboon serves a menu built around fresh ingredients that draw from a range of global influences. Watthanakhonphaiboon’s goal is to share a mix of …

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Missouri Eats: Kingside Diner

When it comes to breakfast, chef Aaron Teitelbaum has a strategy. At chess-themed Kingside Diner in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, he offers made-to-order flatbreads, omelets, burritos and much more from early morning until closing time seven days a week (10pm Sunday through Thursday and 1:30am on Friday and Saturday). The diner gets its name and identity …

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Missouri Eats: Mama Jean’s Natural Market

Missouri is one of the top five beef producers in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that in the southwest corner of the state – where the number of cows nearly matches the number of residents – you won’t find many vegetarian-friendly restaurants. That’s slowly changing, however, and in Springfield that’s partially thanks to MaMa Jean’s Natural Market, which has …

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Hannibal: More Than Mark Twain

If you have visited Hannibal, you have most likely done everything Mark Twain-related. You have jumped on the Riverboat ride, you’ve toured his boyhood home and visited the Mark Twain Museum. You may think you have hit all the major allures of Hannibal- so that’s it, right? Wrong! This town has a lot to offer, in addition to the great …

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Ozark Empire Fair: Summer’s Biggest Party

For 79 years, the Ozark Empire Fair has been a time for community celebration, and 2015 promises to carry on the tradition. With opening day slated for Thursday, July 30, the ten day run of the Ozark Empire Fair is packed full of FREE thrilling entertainment ranging from musical performers, to fast racing pigs – yes, pigs, to a shark …

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Late Summer Family Getaway to Sikeston

I’m always looking for a unique, fun experience for that last family trip of the summer.  Since my family ranges in age from a 2-year old through let’s say “middle-aged” grandparents, this can sometimes be a challenge.  This year we’re returning to Sikeston for Rodeo Week, August 5-9.  With Sikeston being just 150 miles south of St. Louis, it’s a quick …

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Missouri Eats: Little Freshie

When Lindsay Laricks decided to turn her wildly successful Fresher Than Fresh food truck into a brick-and-mortar café called Little Freshie, it was, literally, a walk in the park. Laricks was lucky enough to snag a cute storefront right across from the green space where she had formerly stationed her retro Shasta trailer to serve all-natural snow cones on Saturdays at the …

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