Dining and Drinking

10 Must-Try Patios in St. Louis

Patio season has arrived in St. Louis (finally!), and there’s really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends. Rooftop Terrace Bar, St. Louis: Located on top of the seven-story Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the trendy …

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Sip and Savor Summer – MO Wine Bucket List

Sitting on a patio soaking in the sunshine and a warm breeze while sipping a glass of award-winning local wine… yeah that sounds like a great way to spend a summer day. Don’t let this Missouri summer slip away without checking these seasonal favorites off your bucket list. Discover a new winery – Missouri is home to 130+ wineries. There’s bound …

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Soak in the Sun on a Missouri Winery Patio

Missouri wineries are home to some of the most relaxing patios with breathtaking views that range from seemingly endless rows of vineyards, to the Missouri river, to miles of hills and valleys. If you’re looking to get away and enjoy the beauty of the Show Me State, a patio in local wine country is the place to be. Here are …

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Show-Me 5: Missouri Sandwich Shops

Snax Gastrobar, St. Louis: A brand-new neighborhood gathering place, Snax Gastrobar, opened in March, serving up elevated comfort food for dinner alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Choose from snack-perfect eats including house-cured and smoked meats, assorted pickles and Buffalo Balls – blended chicken and pork tossed in a sweet-heat glaze over stone-ground grits with blue cheese and green onions. …

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Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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Discover Missouri Vidal Blanc

June is Vidal Blanc Month in Missouri wine country because there’s no better way to kick off summer than with a crisp, refreshing glass. It’s the perfect white wine for poolside sipping or backyard grilling! Vidal Blanc, served chilled, is wonderful on a warm June day. It smells like a fresh summer garden and tastes like apple and citrus fruits. …

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Float-Trip Ready Missouri Canned Beer

A handful of local craft breweries have been canning beer from early on, including Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, while others have gradually introduced canned beers in the past few years. Last summer, store shelves across the state were packed with a record number of options. Float trip-friendly favorites included 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s seasonal Dakine tropical IPA, Boulevard …

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63 Pet Friendly Missouri Wineries

One of the best things about Missouri wine country is the gorgeous scenery. Most wineries offer beautiful grounds with outdoor seating, and when you’re enjoying sunshine and fresh air, don’t you want your furry friend with you? There are 63 wineries in the state that welcome you to come out and enjoy the outdoors… and bring “man’s best friend” along …

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Missouri Eats: The Dark Room

Lovers of the arts have a new and improved place to enjoy a glass of wine while throwing the local creative community a dime in St. Louis. The Dark Room, which now operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Kranzberg Arts Foundation, moved just around the corner from its former home into the renovated historic Grandel Theatre in February. The …

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Missouri Eats: Taste

It has been a whirlwind year for Christian and Andrea Joseph. A year after opening their popular modern Italian restaurant, Plate, in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood in December 2015, they debuted a new wine-tasting room, Taste, underneath the restaurant. With the luxurious feel of a European wine cellar, Taste will also serve as a private-event room. It seats 12 to …

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