Dining and Drinking

8 Small-Town Wineries to Explore

Off the beaten path and away from the hustle and bustle you’ll find these wineries. They’re ready to take you in and give you a unique and relaxing experience away from the stress and hurry of daily life. Each offering their own brand of small town charm, these eight wineries are worth the extra time and drive… that’s part of …

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Chardonel: Missouri’s Classic White Wine

Chardonel is a hybrid grape with two well-known parents, Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, but this grape doesn’t hide in the shadows. Missouri’s classic white wine, Chardonel, is the perfect pairing for spring weather, food, and fun. That’s why April has been named Chardonel Month! Pronounced shar-doe-nel, this white grape embodies the best characteristics of both Chardonnay and Seyval Blanc, producing …

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8 Kansas City Sports Bars to Watch the Royals Game

The Kansas City Royals home opener is Mon., April 10, making this a perfect time to head to one of the city’s many sports bars to cheer on the boys in blue. Here are eight options in the Kansas City area to root for the home team (listed in no particular order). Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill: Brooksider Sportsbar & Grill …

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Missouri Eats: Der Käse

Tom Blatchford, owner of Der Käse, knows a thing or two about cheese: In addition to owning the new Hermann, Missouri, cheese shop, he’s a cheesemaker and dairy farmer. The products in his line of farmstead artisan cheeses, Cool Cow Cheese, include varieties of Gouda, Edam and queso blanco, which are available at the storefront that first opened in August …

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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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