Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: The Eagle Drive-In

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When it comes to raising greasy diner grub to the level of haute cuisine, few do so better than Jason Miller at The Eagle Drive-In in Joplin, Missouri. Standing outside of this small old-school drive-in, you wouldn’t think it anything special, but inside, the menu is sure to impress. Instead of floppy griddle burgers, Miller dishes out calamari, Boulevard Brewing ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Umbria Rustic Italian

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After the closing of The Upper Crust Bakery and Cafe in downtown Columbia, Missouri, owner Adam Guy and executive chef Peter Hawkins opened Umbria Rustic Italian in August. The restaurant takes its name and culinary inspiration from the Umbria region of Italy, with a focus on fresh, seasonal Italian comfort food. The kitchen makes its pastas from scratch, and that ... Read More »

Girlfriend Getaways in Missouri Wine Country

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It’s hard to deny there’s a special bond between ladies. We laugh with each other, tell each other like it is, and always support each other through thick and thin. Embrace and celebrate these important friendships. Take a break and get away from it all for a little while with your girlfriends. We know the perfect place – Missouri Wine ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: JJ’s Restaurant

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Kansas City celebrates the return of a well-loved restaurant and wine bar with the reopening of JJ’s Restaurant located in the Polsinelli building. A tragic fire destroyed the old restaurant, but from those ashes, proprietor Jimmy Frantzé has managed to recreate the warmth and magic of the original location along with most of the original staff less than a block ... Read More »

The Missouri Wine Lover’s Bucket List

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There are a few things I believe every Missouri wine lover should experience in his or her lifetime. Get out there and experience all Missouri Wine Country has to offer. 1.    Go on a Missouri Wine Trail Event With more than 125 wineries in Missouri, you may feel a little overwhelmed when you start to plan your excursion. Luckily, there ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Seoul Q

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When David Choi first looked at the space at 6665 Delmar Blvd. in the Delmar Loop, he knew it was too big for just the relocation of his Korean-Mexican restaurant Seoul Taco, previously located down the street. In fact, the kitchen alone was bigger than the entirety of Seoul Taco’s old location. Enter Seoul Q, St. Louis’ newest Korean barbecue ... Read More »

Cream of the Crop: Independence Creates Growth for a Missouri Dairy

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The glass bottles clink together like half-gallon champagne flutes as they slide along Shatto Milk Co.’s line. Over the next six hours, the bottles will be filled with enough white milk to fill an aboveground pool and milk the pastel colors of Easter. The bottling line makes a steady whooshing noise, the measured breaths of a family dairy. The production ... Read More »

Fame Worthy Food in Springfield

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Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience ... Read More »

Missouri Wine Events: Love the Wine You’re With

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It seems like many people have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t go wrong by pairing Missouri wine with this day of love. Call up your spouse, date, new love or best friend and make plans to venture out to Missouri Wine Country this V-Day. There are lots of options and more ... Read More »

The Other Side of Branson

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While Branson offers superb entertainment, breathtaking thrills and outdoor adventures around every corner, the Branson area is home to a variety of coffee shops, markets and restaurants that your calmer side can’t help but appreciate. The coffee and wine shops are known by locals and tourists alike for their relaxed environments and live entertainment. Backstage Café & Wine Bar At the Backstage Café and Wine ... Read More »