Dining and Drinking

Overlook Farm: A Mississippi River Retreat

Located in Clarksville, Overlook Farm is the ideal elegant escape. Sitauted on 327 acres, Overlook Farm has four exquisite inns to rent; 26 hoop houses along with five greenhouses that provide luscious produce for Overlook’s outdoor Courtyard Restaurant; and a farm that specializes in pasture-raised and grass-fed animals. The beautiful Courtyard Restaurant sports several pergolas draped in wisteria, adding to …

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Missouri Eats: Slamburger

In August, 2015, the owners of The Blue Duck in Washington, Missouri, transitioned their other restaurant, Smokey Duck Barbecue, to a fresh and fun burger concept called Slamburger. The switch was inspired by the weekly “slamburger” specials at The Blue Duck, which co-owner Chris Rayburn says have been a huge hit with diners. Past slamburger experiments have included the SlamDinger, …

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Missouri Eats: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters

Delightfully quirky and intimately thoughtful, Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters combines two excellent things: coffee service and cocktails. The vision for Thou Mayest came from friends and co-founders Bo Nelson and Bill Holzhueter, who first began roasting green coffee beans for fun. “Like all good things, it started in the garage, as a hobby,” Nelson says. They first launched their coffee-roasting …

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Missouri Eats: Southern

“If Hattie B’s and Cochon had a love child, it would be this restaurant,” says chef Rick Lewis of Southern, a new 55-seat hot chicken and sandwich spot, which opened in June. Lewis, a 2014 James Beard Rising Star semifinalist, is referring to Cochon, the New Orleans butchery and sandwich shop, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the popular hot chicken …

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Missouri Eats: Blvd Tavern

Blvd Tavern is a dream come true for chef-owner Derek Nacey and his wife, Meghan. Derek, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, worked at Fedora Cafe & Bar, Zin and Café Allegro in Kansas City before settling into a corporate job as culinary director for Houlihan’s for the past seven years. After looking …

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A Mental Coffee Break in Hannibal

Mmmmm… the wonderful smell that wakes you up in the morning.  That pick-me up when the-mid afternoon slump hits.  What would we do without coffee? Hannibal is very lucky to have Java Jive – the First Coffee Shop West of the Mississippi. (No, really – it’s one block from the Mississippi.  They dare you to find a coffee shop closer.) …

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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub

There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Find the Tastes of Fall on Pinterest

Fall is in the air and the Internet is buzzing with people looking for the next delicious flavors to try as the colder weather approaches.  From Gooey Butter Cake to a variety of yummy treats created from apples straight from a Missouri orchard, the Show-Me State has plenty to offer in the way of fall recipes. Pinterest is the perfect …

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Missouri Eats: Drinks at Publico

  One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015 in St. Louis was Mike Randolph’s Latin American-inspired Público in the Delmar Loop. The bar’s friendly and knowledgeable staff serves well-crafted, balanced cocktails and an interesting wine list. Start off with a frozen Paloma made with blanco tequila and frozen housemade grapefruit soda; it’s sort of like a light and …

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Missouri Eats: Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill

The array of stunning maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and bowls of spicy soups at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, are partly what draws a steady stream of customers to the restaurant. The other big draw is the atmosphere: The deep red walls, oversized light fixtures, tufted booths and polished high-top tables in Haruno’s sleek, modern bar area …

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