Dining and Drinking

7 Ingredients for Missouri Hikes

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Hiking season is here in Missouri and hikers everywhere need to remember that it’s always a good idea to take a healthy snack, such as a granola bar, so that you don’t lose energy throughout the day. You want to be able to see that great view at the top, or complete the long trail for the first time, don’t ... Read More »

Tiny Arrow Rock is Big on Charm

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Great theatre productions and fabulous food are hallmarks of a trip to historic Arrow Rock, a small town in northwest Missouri. I recently was part of a group outing to Arrow Rock; our focus was catching a production at Lyceum Theatre, but I was blown away by the town and its charm. The first item on our agenda was a ... Read More »

Patio Season in Columbia

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When spring rolls around, I get excited about being able to hear the hostess at my local restaurants say “Would you like to sit inside or outside?” That means it is patio season once again! Nothing is more relaxing to me than sitting on a patio and enjoying the weather and great friends, and of course, a wonderful meal! Being ... Read More »

Missouri Wines Pair Well with Summer Adventures

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Alive! That is the best description of grape vines during the summer. The grapes are beginning to change color from green to deep purple and golden hues, taking on the characteristics that will be used to make delicious, award-winning wines. What sounds better than a summer stroll through a beautifully vibrant vineyard? After seeing where the grapes come from, the ... Read More »

McKittrick and Hermann Heritage Hoedown

Join other foodies for a fun day with great food.

Join Slow Food Katy Trail and other Missouri food enthusiasts as we explore the culinary heritage of McKittrick and Hermann,two towns that grew up across the river from one another in the 1800′s. We begin the festivities with lunch at a local, sustainable farm. Then we’ll spend the afternoon tasting at wineries and touring the Deutschheim State Historical Site (where we’ll be transported to the 19th ... Read More »

Book Showcases Missouri’s Flavors

Enjoy all the ways you can "Savor Missouri."

Like food? Well, who doesn’t? Fond of wine and beer? Sure. Then you are sure to enjoy “Savor Missouri: River Hill Country Food and Wine,” compiled and written by Nina Furstenau. This coffee-table-style, full color book is a treasure of culinary delights. Travel the roads along the Missouri, Meramec and Mississippi rivers to discover tasty food, award-winning wine, hand-crafted beer, ... Read More »

What’s for Dinner?

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My job requires a lot of creative energy. When I need that ‘oomph to get my creative juices flowing, I jump in my SUV and head out for a farm visit! What better way to clear my head than to pick a tomato, admire Norton grapes, scratch a goat’s ear, or think about all those T-bone steaks in that cow ... Read More »

Shopping, Dining and Fun in Parkville

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Are shopping and dining your secret pleasures? If so, you’ll fall in love with Historic Downtown Parkville’s eclectic collection of galleries, specialty shops, vintage boutiques, and unique eateries. Discover an interesting selection of merchandise, including handmade and personalized gifts; fine and fun art; one-of-a-kind crafts; jewelry; home décor; books; and collectibles not found in big-box retail stores. From antiques to ant ... Read More »

Platte City’s Special of the Day – Solar Flare Mac and Cheese

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With snow on the ground and a chill in the air, signs of spring and warmer temperatures are still few and far between in Platte City. However, there is a place that will rocket you straight to the hottest days in August – Jray’s Restaurant – more specifically, owner Jeremy Ray, and his Solar Flare Mac & Cheese! Want to ... Read More »

Central Dairy a Must-Visit in Jefferson City

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Tell someone who knows Jefferson City you’re planning a visit there and you might be surprised at the most frequently asked question about your trip. Not “Have you taken the tour at the Missouri State Penitentiary?” Not “Think you might ride the Katy Trail?” Not even “Are you going to check out the Capitol?” Nope, it’s likely you’ll be asked, ... Read More »