Dining and Drinking

5 Reasons for Wine Fans to Love the Missouri State Fair

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The Missouri State Fair is 11 days of fun with something for everyone, even wine-lovers! Be sure to add these Missouri wine-centric activities and events to your list of state fair must-dos. The Missouri Wine Tent– located on Missouri State Fair Boulevard just behind the Grandstand, is a State Fair staple, and it’s no wonder. They have a wide selection …

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Missouri Eats: Bo Lings

People line up early for dim sum at Bo Lings on Saturdays and Sundays. The traditional Cantonese meal is meant to be shared with family and friends, and here, it’s always worth the wait. Bo Lings has six locations across the Kansas City area (three serve dim sum), but the location on Country Club Plaza is best for dim sum, …

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Missouri Craft Beer Guide

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St. Louis is primarily known for beer giant Anheuser-Busch but it has so much more to offer. There are 12 microbreweries/brew pubs in the city itself and many more in the surrounding cities. These spots have a wide variety of options from traditional German beer to new flavor varieties that are on the cutting edge of the craft-beer scene. So …

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Missouri Eats: Ichiban Sushi Bistro

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Situated between art galleries and University of Missouri student housing in Columbia, Missouri, is Ichiban Sushi Bistro, which changed its name from Be My Guest Bistro in April. In the restaurant’s modern dining room, chef-owner Poppy Watthanakhonphaiboon serves a menu built around fresh ingredients that draw from a range of global influences. Watthanakhonphaiboon’s goal is to share a mix of …

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Crafted in Missouri: Public House Brewing Company

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Located in the southeast region of Missouri, Public House Brewing Company started from humble beginnings in Josh Stacy’s garage. When Stacy and Josh Goodridge, who have been best friends since junior high, saw the chance to bring their award-winning beer recipes to the general public, they jumped. A unique brewery for Missouri and the country, Public House has two very …

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Missouri Eats: Kingside Diner


When it comes to breakfast, chef Aaron Teitelbaum has a strategy. At chess-themed Kingside Diner in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, he offers made-to-order flatbreads, omelets, burritos and much more from early morning until closing time seven days a week (10pm Sunday through Thursday and 1:30am on Friday and Saturday). The diner gets its name and identity …

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Missouri Eats: Mama Jean’s Natural Market


Missouri is one of the top five beef producers in the U.S., so it’s no surprise that in the southwest corner of the state – where the number of cows nearly matches the number of residents – you won’t find many vegetarian-friendly restaurants. That’s slowly changing, however, and in Springfield that’s partially thanks to MaMa Jean’s Natural Market, which has …

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Crafted in Missouri: Logboat Brewing Company

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Created out of a love for the outdoors, “weirdness” and fun, Logboat Brewing Company in Columbia is THE place for young professionals, college students, dog lovers, families, and retirees alike to hang out and enjoy a cold craft brew. There is a vibe at Logboat that you don’t find everywhere; a vibe that says “we don’t take ourselves too seriously, …

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Crafted in Missouri: Perennial Artisan Ales

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Beer has been a big deal in St. Louis for a long time. With the immense growth of the craft beer scene in the city over the last twenty years, St. Louisans take pride in being a ‘beer town.’ Anheuser- Busch, acclaimed as being a staple in the beer community and for, arguably, giving birth to America’s favorite beer, has …

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Missouri Eats: Little Freshie

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When Lindsay Laricks decided to turn her wildly successful Fresher Than Fresh food truck into a brick-and-mortar café called Little Freshie, it was, literally, a walk in the park. Laricks was lucky enough to snag a cute storefront right across from the green space where she had formerly stationed her retro Shasta trailer to serve all-natural snow cones on Saturdays at the …

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