visitmospotlightguest

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

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 …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: May Contain Nuts

In a small, sparkling shop, Cherry Mash, Zotz and other candy fill every nook and cranny. A drawer filled with candy cigarettes sits below a shelf lined with Fruit Stripe gum and Cow Tales. Pez dispensers shaped like classic TV cartoon characters peer from a top shelf. This isn’t a candy shop from decades ago, though – it’s Columbia, Missouri’s …

Read More »

4 Winter Date-Night Ideas in Columbia

As it gets colder, you may be tempted to pass on date night so that you don’t have to brave the frigid temps, snow and everything else Missouri winters tend to bring. We don’t blame you – it can be hard to find the strength to emerge from your warm pile of blankets (we’ve all been there). But just in …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: Wicked Greenz

There’s no shortage of lunch spots on the busy streets of downtown Clayton but for a quick and healthy meal, your options are more limited. Enter Wicked Greenz. The fast-casual eatery opened its doors at the end of September in the former home of Bocci Wine Bar. It offers (and delivers) chef-made salads either “bowled” in the traditional style or …

Read More »