Dining and Drinking

Missouri Wine: The Seasonal Shift

Fall is here and the temperatures have cooled. For many, the change in seasons signals an internal shift. We’re ready for warm and savory comfort foods, wrapping up in a sweater and slowing things down a little. Often this season also sees a shift in wine preference as well. More red wines and rich flavors. If you’re a Missouri wine …

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Show-Me Five: Missouri Pie Shops

Let’s all be honest: as the cold weather settles in, you want comfort food and the holidays give you the perfect excuse to suspend the diet. November in the Show-Me State: it’s the perfect recipe for pie! Incredible bakeries abound in Missouri so narrowing down a selection can be tough. Every one of our Show-Me Five gets rave reviews on …

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Wild Game and Missouri Wine

Hunting is very popular in Missouri; more than 575,000 people hunt every year in the Show Me state. If you, your friends or family are part of that impressive number, then you know how delicious wild game can be. What’s better than the hearty, local meats you bring home? Pairing them perfectly with locally crafted, award-winning wines! Most game meats have a rich, …

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Discover New Wineries and Trails in Missouri Wine Country

Prior to Prohibition, Hermann alone was home to more than 60 wineries. While it took several decades to recover, Missouri wine country is back in full force and continues to grow and evolve. There are more than 130 wineries to discover across the Show Me state, six of which are new. One great way to explore Missouri wine country is …

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Find Your Favorite Pizza Styles in Missouri

In a clear example of suffering for art, I gained four pounds prepping for this article. Fortunately, the topic is pizza, so the gain was worth the pain. Somebody pass the Lipitor. Like the selection of toppings at your favorite parlor, there are a variety of pizza styles found across the U.S. In fact, one food-focused website says there are …

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Show-Me Five: Missouri Pumpkin Beers

Drink a toast to fall! If you ask the man on the street to define what “seasonal” beer in the fall means to them – my money is on the answer being Pumpkin Ale. Normally available only a few months each fall, it’s the brew for which the beer-drinking public waits all year. I’ve actually had friends keeping countdowns to …

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18 Wineries Perfect for Pizza-lovers

There are more than 130 wineries to discover across the state. You can find anything and everything you’re looking for somewhere in Missouri wine country. If you’re a pizza fanatic, you’re in luck! At these 18 wineries you can enjoy delicious pizza paired with handcrafted local wines. Is your stomach growling just thinking about a cheesy slice of wood-fired pizza …

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Restaurants on Route 66 in Missouri

Driving across Missouri on Route 66 leads to some unforgettable stops, ranging from the underground beauty of Meramec Caverns in Stanton to the vintage charm of Gary’s Gay Parita in Ash Grove. Adding to the allure of Route 66 in Missouri are abundant restaurants catering to virtually every taste. You’ll find greasy spoons, sweet shops, food challenges, pizza and more. …

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BOTTOMS UP! At Missouri Beer Festivals

I have always associated summer with beer: nothing better on a blistering Missouri summer day than an ice-cold brew. With Labor Day (the unofficial end of summer) in the rear view mirror, and the official start of fall just around the corner, you might think beer-drinking season is winding down. But, happily, you’d be wrong. First, there are always some …

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22 Missouri Wineries that Used to Be Something Else

Adaptive reuse is a popular term for the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than it was designed for. It’s seen by many as a key factor in land conservation and reduction of sprawl, but it also makes for some pretty interesting stories! The wineries listed below are some of those in Missouri that …

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