Dining and Drinking

Embrace Your Manhood this Summer in Springfield

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It’s 90 degrees and your weekends consist of sitting in the recliner watching sports on TV, cold drink in hand, for hours at a time. You’re stir-crazy and you’re pretty sure you’ve left a permanent indention in that recliner this summer. If you’re ready to leave the house and get some much-needed vitamin D this weekend, Springfield has a day ... Read More »

“One-Tank” Missouri Wine Road Trips

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Missouri’s diverse wine country is overflowing with excitement this summer. Every region of our state offers an enjoyable experience with Missouri’s award-winning wines and one-of-a-kind wineries. Ready for an adventure? Hit the road with these regional “one-tank” trip ideas: Central Missouri: Are you a fan of the Lake of the Ozarks? There are five wineries located in the lively communities ... Read More »

Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Heats Up Summer with Cool Tour Options

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Summer has officially arrived in St. Louis and what better way to enjoy the hot days than with a cool tour of the famous Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis. Although the company’s tremendous pride in producing some of the world’s finest beers one batch at a time has remained unchanged over the last century, there are several exciting new developments ... Read More »

Cupcakes and Wine Pairing Anyone?

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Royalty has officially arrived in Weston – complete with crowns, diamonds and wine!! Weston Wine Company opened May 9th in downtown Weston, and it’s not your ordinary winery. When I walked in, I was offered a wine-infused cupcake complete with a fondant icing crown. It’s hard not to feel like royalty for the day (or at least an hour!) when you get that kind ... Read More »

Eats for Everyone at Lake of the Ozarks

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The Lake of the Ozarks is definitely one of the best summer destinations in Missouri. You could spend every minute on the Lake if you wanted to. But if you don’t, the Lake Area offers tons of other things to do, from golf to shopping to massive mini-golf complexes. Check out a sample four-day trip idea at the Lake of ... Read More »

13 Missouri Wineries Where You Can Stay and Play

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Visiting wine country is closer than you think. Missouri has more than 125 wineries across the state. Take a trip to wine country and stay at one of these wineries that not only offer delicious wine, but overnight accommodations as well. With so much to offer, why not get away this weekend? 1. Chaumette Vineyards & Winery – Ste. Genevieve ... Read More »

Adventures in Missouri Wine Country Made Easy & Mobile

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Just in time for warmer weather, Missouri Wine is debuting a new feature, the Winery Explorer. Now, learning about the state’s wineries and planning your adventures in Missouri Wine country is easier than ever and available on your phone! When you visit MissouriWine.org/wineries to look up information about any of the more than 125 wineries in the state, you will ... Read More »

St. Louie Chop Suey

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When I attended Mizzou, oh so many years ago, I met and made friends with many students from St. Louis.  Visits to their homes taught me how the locals ate and I learned about some favorites that I had not previously experienced. At the top of this list is the “St. Louis-style” fried rice from the many “chop suey” places ... Read More »

Tour de BBQ: A Taste of St. Louis’ BBQ Restaurants

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A co-worker and I have recently been arguing over which BBQ restaurants in St. Louis has the best food. Honestly, I was long convinced it was Pappy’s and, of course, he still swears by it. But a recent visit to Sugarfire Smoke House in the Olivette made me start questioning everything I knew about St. Louis BBQ. I did a ... Read More »

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Missouri Wines

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1.  Missouri has an official state grape (and it’s a pretty awesome). The Norton grape was named the official state grape of Missouri in 2003. Norton is a Native American grape, and believed to be one of the oldest varieties still commercially grown. Norton is known for making big, bold, dry red wine and is completely unlike any other varietal. ... Read More »