Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Krokstrom Klubb & Market

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The Scandinavian-inspired Krokstom Klubb & Market opened in February and has already developed a lively bar program thanks to co-owner and general manager Josh Rogers. He has worked to develop a list of Scandinavian liquors, cocktails and meads to complement the food on chef-owner Katee McLean’s seafood- and vegetable-focused menu. Aquavit, a Scandinavian liquor distilled from grain or potatoes and …

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Missouri Eats: The Golden Girl Rum Club

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Serving up a bit of paradise, The Golden Girl Rum Club on Springfield, Missouri’s Park Central Square offers fresh specialty cocktails and premium rums. Classic drinks like the Manhattan are reimagined with rum and citrus undertones. The Yours & Mai Tai, made with several rums, is one of co-owner Rogan Howitt’s favorite menu items thanks to his housemade pistachio-orgeat and …

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Missouri Eats: The Muddled Pig Gastropub

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After several years working in kitchens together, Michelle Allender and Austin Hamblin are striking out on their own. In February, the pair, who most recently helped open Bella Vino Wine Bar & Tapas in St. Charles, Missouri, debuted The Muddled Pig Gastropub in the former home of The Wood in Maplewood, Missouri. True to its name, the restaurant puts a …

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Mouth-watering Missouri Norton BBQ Sauce Recipe

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Whether you’re grilling or smoking, cooking out is synonymous with summer. Missouri wine in your glass, something delicious on the grill and fresh air in your lungs. Who could ask for more? How about adding mouth-watering homemade barbecue sauce to the mix? Perfection! This BBQ sauce is rich (thanks to the wine), slightly sweet, and nicely thick with just a …

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Missouri Eats: Prime Sushi

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Prime Sushi opened late last year in the former Accurso’s Italian Restaurant space; owners Steve and Jasmine Young reworked the interior into a charming and playful mashup of the former Italian spot with a sleek sushi bar. Prime Sushi’s menu is about half raw and half hot dishes: You’ll find sushi, sashimi, maki rolls and combination platters offered alongside bento …

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Missouri Wineries on the Waterfront

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Sitting, glass of wine in hand, laughing with friends is how many Missourians would describe their favorite way to relax.  What makes it even better? How about a serene waterfront view? Whether it is a lake, river, stream, or pond, many Missouri wineries play host to beautiful waterfront. Wineries around the state put their waterfront properties to good use, not …

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Missouri Eats: Just a Taste

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Eric Taylor and Casey Stuck moved to St. James, Missouri, a year ago to start their own winery, Eagles’ Landing; Just A Taste was originally supposed to be its tasting bar. Since opening in October, it’s evolved into so much more, using the area’s Italian-American heritage as a jumping-off point. Each dish is listed with recommendations from the restaurant’s 20 …

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Local Fish + Local Wine = A Great Catch!

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An abundance of rivers, lakes and streams means Missouri is full of great spots to relax with your line in the water. Whatever may be biting, there’s a local, award-winning wine to go with your catch of the day. Try out these recipes and pairing ideas: Trout Trout Stuffed with Crab is delicious with a crisp, citrusy Vidal Blanc; and …

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Missouri Eats: The Preston

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New American fare and handcrafted cocktails define the dining experience at The Preston, located inside The Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis’ Central West End neighborhood. The posh spot takes up residence in the historic hotel, pairing progressive small plates with a lively beverage program. At the marble-topped bar, bartenders Sasha Alms and Joshua “Doc” Johnson tweak classic recipes and …

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Meet Missouri’s Vidal Blanc

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  If we only had one word to describe Vidal Blanc, it would be versatile. Vidal Blanc is a French-American hybrid white grape that is used to make everything from sparkling wines, to crisp, dry white wines, and decadent dessert wines. Here’s a breakdown of everything you need to know about Missouri Vidal Blanc.   The best way to get …

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