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Branson Hot Spots for the Best Pies

Branson is known for many attributes: Live music, theaters, three pristine lakes and plenty of amusement are just a few. But whether it’s known to visitors or not, locals can tell you that Branson is also a premier location to find a mouthwatering slice of pie. It should be no surprise; if there’s anything old-fashioned Ozarks’ cooks know how to …

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Missouri Eats: Perfect Pie Shops for Thanksgiving

Peggy Jean’s Pies in Columbia Peggy Jean’s Pies, which opened its doors in April 2014 on Buttonwood Drive in Columbia, Missouri, is a sequel of sorts, reviving what Rebecca Miller’s mother, Jeanne Plumley, began 20 years ago. The original Peggy Jean’s Pies opened in Columbia in March 1994. Friends Peggy Day and Jeanne Wagster (now Plumley) founded the bakery using …

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Missouri Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner at Stroud’s in Kansas City

Although famous for its pan-fried chicken and hearty side dishes, Stroud’s in Kansas City also serves a home-style dinner on Thanksgiving Day. From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stroud’s offers a buffet with traditional favorites, plus from-scratch chicken noodle soup, pan-fried chicken, catfish nuggets, housemade cinnamon dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. (During regular dinner service, every chicken plate at Stroud’s …

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Missouri Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner from Truffles Butchery

Butchery, Truffles Meat Market, is located next door to its sister business, Truffles Restaurant in Ladue, Missouri. At Butchery, executive chef Steve Caravelli prepares a lot more than fresh cuts of locally sourced meat for the case: He also makes grab-and-go meals and a line of mostly housemade charcuterie and deli meats. For Thanksgiving, Butchery offers fresh pasture-raised turkeys from …

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Missouri Eats: Hendricks BBQ

Hendricks BBQ has made a big impression in the St. Louis area. Customers will wait up to two hours for a table on any given Saturday evening to get their fingers on the St. Charles eatery’s popular pepper-crusted smoked brisket, and they’ll always make room for fixin’s like collard greens, baked beans with bacon and creamy mac ‘n’ cheese. The …

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Missouri Eats: Crown Valley Branson

Crown Valley Branson, sister of Crown Valley Winery and Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, opened its doors in Branson, Missouri, in April and distills its trio of whiskeys on site: cinnamon, cherry-maple and corn. For a refreshing cocktail, manager Tena Smith recommends mixing the cherry-maple whiskey with orange juice and a splash of grenadine. It …

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5 Must-See Haunted Places in Missouri

Missouri is home to the creepy, the crawly and things that go bump in the night. There are plenty of haunted places around the state to satisfy your Halloween scare cravings and make you check under your bed twice. Here are five haunted places in Missouri that are sure to send a chill up your spine. Lemp Mansion Lemp Mansion …

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Add Hannibal to Your List of Fall Haunts

The month of October is unlike any other in Hannibal. There’s something spooky to look forward to every weekend, whether that’s haunted houses at dusk or the Batfest at Sodalis Nature Preserve. There’s always something fun going down in H town, including beer sampling, pumpkin carving and more. And without a doubt, the month of excitement leads up to one …

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Fall Family Fun in St. Louis

Fall family fun is abundant in St. Louis from the museums of Forest Park to the hayrides at our local parks. We invite you to celebrate the season with entertainment at the Fabulous Fox, Peabody Opera House, a St. Louis Blues hockey game or one of the many other events that St. Louis has to offer. The following are only …

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Missouri Eats: Jolly Cone

The iconic yellow-and-red sign for Jolly Cone in Van Buren, Missouri, about an hour northwest of Poplar Bluff on Highway 60, promises “char-broil burgers,” but the walk-up shack offers so much more. Since 1953, Jolly Cone has been a local favorite for burgers, hot dogs, shakes, malts and ice cream. The cash-only restaurant is open during the Ozarks’ high season …

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