Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Ichiban Sushi Bistro

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Situated between art galleries and University of Missouri student housing in Columbia, Missouri, is Ichiban Sushi Bistro, which changed its name from Be My Guest Bistro in April. In the restaurant’s modern dining room, chef-owner Poppy Watthanakhonphaiboon serves a menu built around fresh ingredients that draw from a range of global influences. Watthanakhonphaiboon’s goal is to share a mix of ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Public House Brewing Company

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Located in the southeast region of Missouri, Public House Brewing Company started from humble beginnings in Josh Stacy’s garage. When Stacy and Josh Goodridge, who have been best friends since junior high, saw the chance to bring their award-winning beer recipes to the general public, they jumped. A unique brewery for Missouri and the country, Public House has two very ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Kingside Diner


When it comes to breakfast, chef Aaron Teitelbaum has a strategy. At chess-themed Kingside Diner in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, he offers made-to-order flatbreads, omelets, burritos and much more from early morning until closing time seven days a week (10pm Sunday through Thursday and 1:30am on Friday and Saturday). The diner gets its name and identity ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Mama Jean’s Natural Market


Missouri is one of the top five beef producers in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that in the southwest corner of the state – where the number of cows nearly matches the number of residents – you won’t find many vegetarian-friendly restaurants. That’s slowly changing, however, and in Springfield that’s partially thanks to MaMa Jean’s Natural Market, which has ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Logboat Brewing Company

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Created out of a love for the outdoors, “weirdness” and fun, Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia is THE place for young professionals, college students, dog lovers, families, and retirees alike to hang out and enjoy a cold craft brew. There is a vibe at Logboat that you don’t find everywhere; a vibe that says “we don’t take ourselves too seriously, ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Perennial Artisan Ales

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Beer has been a big deal in St. Louis for a long time. With the immense growth of the craft beer scene in the city over the last twenty years, St. Louisans take pride in being a ‘beer town.’ Anheuser- Busch, acclaimed as being a staple in the beer community and for, arguably, giving birth to America’s favorite beer, has ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Little Freshie

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When Lindsay Laricks decided to turn her wildly successful Fresher Than Fresh food truck into a brick-and-mortar café called Little Freshie, it was, literally, a walk in the park. Laricks was lucky enough to snag a cute storefront right across from the green space where she had formerly stationed her retro Shasta trailer to serve all-natural snow cones on Saturdays at the ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Kansas City Bier Company

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Kansas City has always been known for great beer, but until recently has been a one-brewery-town, Boulevard Brewery being the reigning king. One brewery that has popped up in the last few years that is making huge strides in bringing KC a little something different is Kansas City Bier Company. Located in the south city neighborhood of Waldo, KC Bier ... Read More »

Crafted in Missouri: Mother’s Brewing Company

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For the perfect after-work relaxation, a few evening brews with friends, or a family afternoon out, Mother’s Brewing Company is the place to go. Mother’s opened in 2011 in Springfield, on the “Mother Road” Route 66. With a tasting room open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, free guided brewery tours, weekly events and a large luscious backyard for family ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve


In the early 1800s, famous American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon briefly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In 1946, the now-shuttered Hotel Audubon was named in his honor, and in December, Audubon’s Redevelopment reopened the building as a restaurant, Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve. General manager Bradon Parsons says the farm-to-table spot strives to source about 75 percent of ... Read More »