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Missouri Eats: Melo’s Pizzeria

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When Blues City Deli owner Vince “Vinnie” Valenza acquired the building that houses his popular sandwich shop, he and his son Joey immediately started cooking up ideas for how to make use of the adjacent garage. Initially, that meant experimenting with bread baking, but Joey’s newfound passion led to another craft: pizza making. Named after Vinnie’s father and enthusiastic pizzaiolo, …

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Enjoy the Spring Weather in Jefferson City

Outside Dining at Madison's Cafe

Regardless of the chill still in the air, spring has arrived and that means it’s time to end your hibernation and get outdoors in Jefferson City. There’s nothing quite as charming as the sea of redbud and dogwood trees surrounding our city as warmer weather nears. The streets are busy again while umbrellas begin to pop-up outside our favorite eateries. …

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Missouri Eats: Meshuggah Bagels

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Pete and Janna Linde have finally brought “crazy good” New York-style bagels to Kansas City. The couple recently expanded Meshuggah Bagels, their wholesale kosher bagel company, by opening their first retail storefront on 39th Street this month. Growing up in a Jewish family in the New York area, bagels were a part of Pete’s daily life until he moved to Kansas …

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Missouri Museum Madness: History

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Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana In honor of the past, we store parts of history to be remembered and treasured in great museums across Missouri. These relics showcase the history of our state and display what is truly to be remembered and valued. There are many history museums where the …

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Missouri Eats: Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes

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For someone who practices yoga seven days a week and practically lives off chia seeds, vegetables and water, Mike Jalili makes a mean burger. (He admits to tasting bites every day since opening the burger joint.) This has been a dream of his for years, and in November, Jalili, along with his brother Billy and sister-in-law Sara, opened Black Sheep …

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Missouri Eats: Lucky Boys Bar and Grill

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Justin Norcross, Dan Myers and Keenan Nichols consider themselves lucky. The three partners opened Lucky Boys, a grown-up clubhouse and bar, in Kansas City earlier this year; it’s named after their own real-life hangout where they’d work on their motorcycles, listen to music, have a drink and a bite, and relax. Norcross delivers the culinary talent while Myers displays confident …

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Missouri Museum Madness: Quirky

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What do you look for in a vacation? If you’re a fan of the quirky, strange, off-beat, peculiar and odd, make sure you visit one, or more, of these Missouri museums – you won’t be disappointed! On display at Leila’s Hair Museum in Independence are thousands of pieces of jewelry, buttons, wreaths, pictures, bookmarks and other artistic creations, all made …

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Soak in History and Culture in St. Charles

Missouri's First State Capitol in St. Charles

The simple definition of museum is a building in which interesting and valuable things (such as paintings and sculptures or scientific and historical objects) are collected and shown to the public. I did say that was the “simple definition.” Museums come in all shapes and sizes, with different collections and focus, but one thing is common, they are a place …

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Missouri Eats: 801 Fish

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At 801 Fish, the chefs work with more than a dozen different seaside distributors to fulfill its “dock-to-door” belief. The new upscale Clayton, Missouri, restaurant features everything from finfish to crustaceans, and each item offered on the menu is flown in from the coast within 24 hours of being cut. Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, 801 …

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Selfie-Worthy Roadside Attractions

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You can take mirror selfies all day, but prized shots with a worthy snap-shot companion are harder to come by. Missouri does not fall short when looking for that perfect pic on your drive through the Show-Me-State. Grab your selfie stick and hit the road to these seven selfie-worthy roadside attractions. “Eye,” 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis. In the heart …

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