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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

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Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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The Churches of Ralls County

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Missouri has an abundance of rural churches from many faiths and eras.  Each one tells a story through its architecture, history and its place in the community.  Many are made from locally provided materials; all are unique. Ralls County, in northeast Missouri, is home to numerous rural churches that served as focal points for their communities. Some of their congregations …

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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

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By the time chef Craig Howard opened the lunch-only Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering in September, his griddled patties were already causing full-tilt burger buzz in Kansas City. It’s not all burgers, though: The eatery serves seasonal vegetarian favorites like a take on eggplant Parmesan featuring roasted butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, breaded and baked until crispy and topped …

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Missouri Eats: Union Loafers

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Union Loafers opened in late September in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, offering patrons plenty of delicious ways to break bread. The café and bakery uses old-world techniques to create its naturally leavened, hearth-baked loaves, which serve as building blocks for its lunchtime-only selection of specialty sandwiches. On ciabatta, try smoked beets with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Emmenthaler …

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Best of Show: A Secluded Resort on Table Rock Lake

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Missouri and its many attractions and destinations are often celebrated by publications across the nation. This month, our ‘Best of Show’ series features just a handful of these accolades from the past year. If you haven’t already, you’ll definitely want to add these destinations to your travel calendar in 2016. Missouri has plenty of lodging options, ranging from the rustic …

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Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

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For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank. This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a …

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Missouri Eats: Reeds American Table

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At Reeds American Table, which opened in September, chef-owner Matthew Daughaday offers a family-style atmosphere executed with the refinement of a fine-dining restaurant. To translate the comforting New American concept behind the bar, he’s rounded out his team with a set of talented beverage experts. Enter Andrey Ivanov, formerly of Elaia and Olio, an award-winning certified sommelier who leads a …

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Missouri Eats: Gram & Dun

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Once lights are lit in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, there is no better place to go for a cup of good holiday cheer than Bread & Butter Concepts’ sophisticated Gram & Dun. With a bar scene that can go from cozy to raucous depending on the night of the week, Gram & Dun caters to a mature but fun …

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6 Kansas City Holiday Districts

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Whether shopping, sightseeing or just celebrating, savor the season in these six entertainment hubs.  1. COUNTRY CLUB PLAZA SHOP • Some call it the Rodeo Drive of the Midwest, but this Spanish-inspired shopping district dotted with statues and artwork truly touts a flavor all its own. Seasoned shoppers at the Plaza will find high-end labels like Michael Kors, Kate Spade …

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An Old-Fashioned Christmas in Cape Girardeau

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Over the river and through the woods… Cape Girardeau is the perfect spot to celebrate the Christmas season with these holiday events that hearken back to festivities of yesteryear! Christmas at the Glenn House showcases this grand Victorian lady dressed up for the season. Christmas trees fill every room of this restored Victorian home, and the decorations are brand new each …

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