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Farm-to-Table Dining in Branson

Whether you’re staying at one of the area’s resorts or grabbing a bite at Hard Work U, Branson’s farm-to-table options offer unique dining experiences you’ll savor long after the meal is over. Out at Hard Work U, better known as College of the Ozarks, you find abundant menu offerings that have, quite literally, been taken straight from the farm to …

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Missouri Eats: Sweet Caroline’s Ice Box

A mutual love for a favorite childhood treat was the inspiration behind Sweet Caroline’s Ice Box, the shaved-ice truck from cosmetologists Ellen Purvis and Maureen Blount. They make their signature dessert by shaving ice light as air, and then they generously drizzle up to three flavors on top. Expect traditional fruit flavors like orange, grape and raspberry, as well as …

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Enjoy the Lake While It’s Hot

STOP! It’s not over folks. I know as a kid, when August hit, I started dreading school starting. It was all over. I thought of it as if the world was coming to an end. Well, in my infinite wisdom as an (aging) adult I can now appreciate every day and every season for what it is. I am here …

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A Toast to Springfield: Wineries

The craft beverage industry is thriving in Springfield and the Ozarks. Local establishments produce local libations like never before. This post is one of three that focus on the libation crafters of the Springfield area. Click here to see the entire series.  From successful wineries to hometown breweries, the Springfield area is home to a growing number of local businesses …

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A Toast to Springfield: Distilleries

The craft beverage industry is thriving in Springfield and the Ozarks. Local establishments produce local libations like never before. This post is one of three that focus on the libation crafters of the Springfield area. Click here to see the entire series.  From successful wineries to hometown breweries, the Springfield area is home to a growing number of local businesses …

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A Toast to Springfield: Breweries

The craft beverage industry is thriving in Springfield and the Ozarks. Local establishments produce local libations like never before. This post is one of three that focus on the libation crafters of the Springfield area.  From successful wineries to hometown breweries, the Springfield area is home to a growing number of local businesses specializing in crafting delicious adult beverages.  Just …

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Missouri Eats: Farm to You Market

Fifth-generation pig farmer Todd Geisert and his wife, Katie, opened Farm to You Market in April in Washington, Missouri, as a place for locals to pick up groceries, all sourced from within 200 miles. Shelves are filled with fresh fruits and veggies, milk, freshly baked bread from Companion Baking Co. and Great Harvest Bread Co., cheese (try Homestead Creamery’s smokehouse …

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Missouri Eats: KC Wineworks

On April 1, urban winery KC Wineworks opened its 5,500-square-foot tasting room, event space and production facility in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. The tasting room’s gear-shaped cherry-wood bar was custom-built to allow people to congregate around it without feeling crowded. Here, you can try five 1-ounce wine pours for $7, or purchase anything by the glass or bottle to …

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Missouri Eats: Mark Twain Brewing Company

Across the street from Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, is the aptly named Mark Twain Brewing Co. Husband-and wife brewers Dave Alley and Cat Golden quit their jobs in Tennessee to apprentice with Maryland Heights-based O’Fallon Brewery, and eventually landed the brewing gig at Mark Twain. They produce five brews year-round, plus a handful of seasonals and special …

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Come for the Baseball Stay for the Wine

Missouri baseball fans are some of the best in the world. As you’re planning your next trip to the ballpark, whether you’re headed to Kaufman or Busch Stadium, include a Missouri winery or two on your itinerary. Wineries near St. Louis: The Augusta/Defiance area just southwest of St Louis: Augusta Winery Blumenhof Vineyards & Winery Chandler Hill Vineyards Montelle Winery …

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