Dining and Drinking

Crafted in Missouri: Mother’s Brewing Company

Mothers Brewing Company

For the perfect after-work relaxation, a few evening brews with friends, or a family afternoon out, Mother’s Brewing Company is the place to go. Mother’s opened in 2011 in Springfield, on the “Mother Road” Route 66. With a tasting room open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, free guided brewery tours, weekly events and a large luscious backyard for family ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve


In the early 1800s, famous American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon briefly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In 1946, the now-shuttered Hotel Audubon was named in his honor, and in December, Audubon’s Redevelopment reopened the building as a restaurant, Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve. General manager Bradon Parsons says the farm-to-table spot strives to source about 75 percent of ... Read More »

Take a Foodtrip Around St. Louis

Fountain on Locust

Heading to St. Louis for a vacation or weekend getaway this summer?  Your taste buds will be on vacation, too, so why not treat them to something exciting and new there? St. Louis’ choice of restaurants with unique offerings — and old favorites — is almost limitless. For all-American food that reminds you of the way we used to eat, ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Blue Bird Bistro

Blue Bird Bistro; Interior & Exterior

Most mornings you will see Jane Zieha, the owner of Blue Bird Bistro, outside sweeping the stoop of her charming café located on the corner of 17th and Summit streets in the Westside neighborhood before the shop opens for breakfast. Zieha has always been hands-on in running her restaurant, and that applies to the food she serves, too. Healthy food ... Read More »

Patios and Picnic Baskets: Summer Days at Missouri Wineries

Sugar Creek comp

Summer is in full swing, and I can’t think of anything better than heading out to Missouri wineries to soak up some summer sun (and wine). Many wineries have great outdoor areas with stunning views of their vineyards and surrounding nature. Grab your picnic baskets! It’s time to venture out on some patios to sip on Missouri wine. Sugar Creek ... Read More »

Top Five Places To Have A Flavor Party In Pulaski County

Mama Mia Tagged

Delicious flavors explode in Saint Robert, Missouri! Pulaski County is the melting pot of mid-Missouri and the local cuisine certainly reflects diversity. Four of St. Robert’s top-five-rated restaurants serve three different international cuisines: Korean, Mediterranean and regional Mexican dishes. Traditional Ozarks BBQ rounds out the list. Grab your taste “buds” and bring your appetite to Pulaski County! 1. Cafe Korea- ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Scotch & Soda


Lodged between a dueling piano bar and a cozy Italian restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, you’ll find Scotch & Soda, where patrons are sent back in time to an age when a vodka-cranberry was known as a Cape Codder. Inside, the walls drip with vintage elegance. The massive back bar swallows one whole wall, and the dark stained-wood shelving gleams in ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Amigoni Urban Winery


When Michael and Kerry Amigoni first took Vitis vinifera grapes (European grape varietals) and planted them in 2001 in the first acre of their now 10-acre vineyard in Centerview, Missouri, their goal was to sell grapes to local winemakers. Michael had been interested in amateur winemaking since the mid-‘90s, and over time, began to study the skills necessary to produce ... Read More »

Monthly Musings by MOTravelGuy: Barbecue Sundae

bbq sundae

The words “barbecue sundae” immediately drew my attention. On a lunch break with co-workers a little while back, our conversations turned toward barbecue (we are from Missouri, after all) and someone mentioned a place in Columbia that served a barbecue sundae. She described the creation as a layering of meat, barbecue sauce, baked beans – and then more meat, barbecue ... Read More »

MO Wine and Beer: The Dynamic Duo


You may think that local wine and beer drinkers come from different planets, but you’d be surprised how much they really have in common. They both live for the hunt, the adventure of finding a new and exciting wine or beer to sample. They both respect the craft and savor their drinks. They both enjoy socializing and delighting in their ... Read More »