A Toast to Springfield: Breweries

3. White River

The craft beverage industry is thriving in Springfield and the Ozarks. Local establishments produce local libations like never before. This post is one of three that focus on the libation crafters of the Springfield area.  From successful wineries to hometown breweries, the Springfield area is home to a growing number of local businesses specializing in crafting delicious adult beverages.  Just …

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Missouri Eats: Farm to You Market

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Fifth-generation pig farmer Todd Geisert and his wife, Katie, opened Farm to You Market in April in Washington, Missouri, as a place for locals to pick up groceries, all sourced from within 200 miles. Shelves are filled with fresh fruits and veggies, milk, freshly baked bread from Companion Baking Co. and Great Harvest Bread Co., cheese (try Homestead Creamery’s smokehouse …

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Missouri Eats: KC Wineworks

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On April 1, urban winery KC Wineworks opened its 5,500-square-foot tasting room, event space and production facility in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. The tasting room’s gear-shaped cherry-wood bar was custom-built to allow people to congregate around it without feeling crowded. Here, you can try five 1-ounce wine pours for $7, or purchase anything by the glass or bottle to …

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Missouri Eats: Mark Twain Brewing Company

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Across the street from Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, is the aptly named Mark Twain Brewing Co. Husband-and wife brewers Dave Alley and Cat Golden quit their jobs in Tennessee to apprentice with Maryland Heights-based O’Fallon Brewery, and eventually landed the brewing gig at Mark Twain. They produce five brews year-round, plus a handful of seasonals and special …

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Come for the Baseball Stay for the Wine

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Missouri baseball fans are some of the best in the world. As you’re planning your next trip to the ballpark, whether you’re headed to Kaufman or Busch Stadium, include a Missouri winery or two on your itinerary. Wineries near St. Louis: The Augusta/Defiance area just southwest of St Louis: Augusta Winery Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery Chandler Hill Vineyards Montelle Winery …

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Missouri Eats: Boundary

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Executive chef Rex Hale and the team at The Cheshire inn have transformed its former fine-dining spot, The Restaurant at The Cheshire, into Boundary. The name references its location, which is technically in the City of St. Louis, but the hotel property crosses into the county and is bordered by Clayton across the street and Richmond Heights once you step …

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That First Sikeston Rodeo Experience

JC Bootheel Rodeo Queens with Abby

My husband and I are the proud grandparents of a 4-year-old.  She lives in a Missouri metroarea, and like many grandparents, we want her to experience the natural beauty and diversity found throughout Missouri.  Each year we plan a special trip showcasing a unique “Missouri” experience.  Last year we attended the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and participated in their Rodeo …

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A Weekend Getaway in Kansas City


If you find yourself looking for a fun getaway this summer, consider spending a weekend in Kansas City. Friday Evening:  After you’ve settled into your hotel, head out to Kauffman Stadium to catch a Kansas City Royals game. The best thing about Friday games in the summer? Fireworks! Watch fireworks light up the sky from your seat at The K …

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Dig Deeper at the Saint Louis Science Center’s New Exhibit

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Written by Kathy Sutton. Chicken chats, cow milkings, native bumblebees, a planting robot, mini-tractors kids can ride – all this and more are coming to the Science Center June 18 when it opens “GROW,” the center’s first major addition since 1991. Visitors can learn all about farming and the journey food takes from farm to fork at the $7 million, …

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Missouri Eats: Gaslight


Bar-goers have a new destination for food, drinks and live music at a recently renovated space on The Hill. Gaslight, an homage to St. Louis’ midcentury Gaslight Square entertainment district, aims to delight its patrons with three components: a full bar, Latin American-inspired eats and an in-house recording studio so visitors can watch musicians record live. Guests can get a …

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