Dining and Drinking

Show Me Wine Country: Augusta

Augusta is a quaint town on Highway 94 just southwest of St. Louis, and as you approach the area you’ll start to notice something you may not be accustomed to seeing along the Missouri countryside, grape vines. Augusta is one of Missouri’s premier winemaking regions and the country’s first official designated wine region. In 1980, Augusta was named an American …

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Missouri Eats: Hi-Pointe Drive-In

Regulars at Mike Johnson’s Sugarfire Smoke House know how good the burger is, but Johnson believes he’s made it even better at his latest restaurant, Hi-Pointe Drive-In. The burger, sandwich and shake joint opened in January behind the iconic Hi-Pointe Theater in St. Louis. Don’t miss the taco burger, a taco-seasoned patty made with crushed Cool Ranch Doritos and Chili …

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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. That’s the beauty, right? Visiting a winery can be a truly fantastic experience, and one of the best parts is the wine tasting. However, if you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t …

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10 St. Louis Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Pat’s

Pubs in Ireland are much more than drinking holes. These establishments are a place where you see friends and family, a low-key spot to spend the night enjoying yourself – a home, for some regulars, away from home. And while an ideal St. Patrick’s Day certainly includes Guinness and Jameson, festivities extend far beyond alcohol. So if you’re looking for …

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Show-Me 5: Places to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Pizzeria, multiple locations in the St. Louis area: The St. Louis-area pizzeria specializing in cornmeal deep-dish and thin-crust pies makes good on its name and logo – the pi symbol – on the eponymous holiday. Past specials have included all-day happy hour; buy one pizza, get one for $3.14; free large pizza for anyone born on March 14; and …

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Discover Missouri Mead

Mead, the world is oldest known fermented beverage, is gaining popularity with Missouri wineries and consumers. Mead, nicknamed honey wine, is made from fermenting honey and water (and yeast, usually). More and more local wineries are making a vast variety of meads and Missourians are loving them. Have you tried Missouri mead, yet? Mead can be made in many different …

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Missouri Eats: Green Dirt Farm Creamery

Green Dirt Farm Creamery debuted in June, just off of State Route 45, which leads directly into Weston, Missouri. Tourists and locals alike are flocking to the warm and rustic retail space that’s near Green Dirt Farm’s new headquarters. The farm began making cheeses in 2002 and is known for small-batch, artisanal creations like Dirt Lover, a bloomy rind cheese …

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Spring Festivals and Events for Missouri Wine Lovers

Shake off your winter doldrums at these fun festivals and events featuring local wineries. Whether you’re interested in an old-fashioned good time, or want to toast the new life of spring, these events are a great way to celebrate the season in Show Me wine country. New Franklin Cork & More Wine Walk in downtown New Franklin – March 18 …

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Show-Me 5: Donut Shops

Donutology, Kansas City: The colorful and whimsical donut shop opened its doors in October in the Westport neighborhood in Kansas City, where guests can create their own mini cake donuts in its “laboratory,” through tasty scientific experiments with different icings, toppings and drizzles. 816.298.5222, donutology.com Harold’s Doughnuts, Columbia: Two-year-old Harold’s Doughnuts filled a much-needed niche in the college town of …

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Missouri Eats: Goat Hill Coffee & Soda

When snow-cone shop Little Freshie closed earlier this summer on the Westside of Kansas City, it was hard to believe there could be another shop quite as cute to follow. Luckily, Goat Hill Coffee & Soda snapped up the ready-made space, filling the neighborhood’s need for great coffee, handcrafted sodas and snow cones made with Little Freshie syrups. Tanner Stevens …

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