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Top Five Places To Have A Flavor Party In Pulaski County

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Delicious flavors explode in Saint Robert, Missouri! Pulaski County is the melting pot of mid-Missouri and the local cuisine certainly reflects diversity. Four of St. Robert’s top-five-rated restaurants serve three different international cuisines: Korean, Mediterranean and regional Mexican dishes. Traditional Ozarks BBQ rounds out the list. Grab your taste “buds” and bring your appetite to Pulaski County! 1. Cafe Korea- ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Scotch & Soda


Lodged between a dueling piano bar and a cozy Italian restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, you’ll find Scotch & Soda, where patrons are sent back in time to an age when a vodka-cranberry was known as a Cape Codder. Inside, the walls drip with vintage elegance. The massive back bar swallows one whole wall, and the dark stained-wood shelving gleams in ... Read More »

Platte County Summer Festivals: International Flair with a Country Twist


The aroma of Italian cooking fills the air with fresh made chicken spedini, meatball sandwiches and Italian cookies tempting the appetites of every passerby. The following weekend it’s the aroma of golabki, bigos and kielbasa. The following month it’s funnel cakes, kraut burgers and fried oreos! Ah – summer festivals in Platte County – transporting visitors, and their appetites, to ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Amigoni Urban Winery


When Michael and Kerry Amigoni first took Vitis vinifera grapes (European grape varietals) and planted them in 2001 in the first acre of their now 10-acre vineyard in Centerview, Missouri, their goal was to sell grapes to local winemakers. Michael had been interested in amateur winemaking since the mid-‘90s, and over time, began to study the skills necessary to produce ... Read More »

A Fun Sized Road Trip In Cape Girardeau

Kick off your mini road trip in Cape Girardeau, a lively town of 38,000 right on the Mighty Mississippi! The Butcher Block is your first stop for provisions.  Here you’ll find locally raised meats and other regional goodies.  Get a summer sausage and have the nice folks behind the counter slice it for you.  A sleeve of crackers, some local ... Read More »

Missouri Summer Road Trip: Pack Your Wagon and Journey West

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Embark on a summer road trip journey, immersing yourself in the pioneer life of the 1840s in Independence, Missouri. Travel back in time to 1849 where gold was on the mind of thousands and the streets of Independence were bustling with wagon trains arriving and departing from the trails west. This summer, Independence, the starting point of the Santa Fe, ... Read More »

On the Block: The Evolution of the Neighborhood Butcher Shop


During the first half of the 20th century, the neighborhood butcher shop was a staple in American life. People relied on their local butcher to carry the high-quality cuts of meat they bought each week, and in turn, butchers knew the names and needs of their regulars. These relationships slowly began to change in the 1960s, as meatpacking houses began ... Read More »

Enjoy the Landscape at the 6th Annual Prairie BioBlitz

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6th Annual Prairie BioBlitz June 6 & 7, 2015 Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages are invited to enjoy a weekend on an original American landscape—the tallgrass prairie—at the Missouri Prairie Foundation’s La Petite Gemme Prairie near Bolivar. At this free event, adults and children with enthusiasm for the outdoors team with biologists to explore and document plants and animals from ... Read More »

Famous Missouri Foods Paired Perfectly with Local Wines

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There are few things in this world that go together better than wine and food. Missourians know this to be especially true. Missouri wine country boasts more than 125 wineries and a history dating back more than 160 years. Show-Me State winemakers produce very food-friendly wines that pair perfectly with local fare and the Missouri way of life. Missouri is ... Read More »

7 Water Events at Lake of the Ozarks

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Whether you bring your own boat or rent one, there is always plenty to do on the water at the Lake of the Ozarks, with 1,150 miles of shoreline, covering 92 miles and 54,000 acres. I think it is safe to say you will not be bored, but just in case you may run out of things to do between ... Read More »