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Missouri Eats: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe is a welcome addition to the City Market neighborhood in Kansas City, which has always offered an impressive array of restaurants. Harry Murphy runs the New American restaurant with daughter Kate McGlaughlin. Located in the former Merchant’s Bank building that was built in 1920, the restaurant takes its name – still emblazoned across the façade – from …

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Spend the Holidays in America’s Most Beautiful Small Town

It’s the hap-happiest season of all and there’s no place like Jefferson City, Missouri for the holidays! Downtown streets come alive with sparkling lights and décor offering the perfect winter backdrop with festivities for all ages. Below are the top events you shouldn’t miss this season. Spend your holidays in “America’s Most Beautiful Small Town!”   Visit Santa Downtown | …

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Light Shows, Shopping and More: Holidays in Kansas City

In between dashing through the snow and roasting chestnuts on an open fire, make your way out to Kansas City, where the holidays are full of family-friendly events, light shows, and some of the region’s best shopping. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate the season in KC: Luminous Light Shows and Decorative Displays The holiday season kicked …

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Historic Saint Charles: Magical Christmas Traditions

When the air turns crisp and the leaves start to turn, Main Street Saint Charles transforms from a bustling shopping district to a holiday wonderland. From the twinkling lights to the fresh pine roping and wreaths to the thousands of handmade red bows, the stage is set for one of the most engaging holiday traditions in the mid-west. The stage …

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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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