Dining and Drinking

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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Missouri Eats: No Other Pub

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Sporting Kansas City, the professional soccer club, has a new clubhouse for hardcore and newbie soccer fans called No Other Pub, which opened in the Power & Light District in February. Located on the second level of the Kansas City Live Block, the huge 21,000-square-foot space is an extension of the Sporting Kansas City brand. It takes full advantage of …

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Camping Tips for Wine Lovers

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The great outdoors are calling. When you head out for your next Missouri camping adventure, remember these tips for enjoying wine while communing with nature. Ditch the bottle. If you’re really roughing it and don’t want the weight of wine bottles, transfer your wine to a re-sealable container like a beverage pouch. Some local wineries already sell wine in pouches. …

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