Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner from Truffles Butchery

Butchery, Truffles Meat Market, is located next door to its sister business, Truffles Restaurant in Ladue, Missouri. At Butchery, executive chef Steve Caravelli prepares a lot more than fresh cuts of locally sourced meat for the case: He also makes grab-and-go meals and a line of mostly housemade charcuterie and deli meats. For Thanksgiving, Butchery offers fresh pasture-raised turkeys from …

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Chambourcin Month in Missouri

Chambourcin, pronounced sham-bor-san, may be hard to say, but it’s easy to enjoy! The French-American hybrid grape has gained popularity in Missouri with both vintners and consumers due to its versatility and tendency to be very food friendly. So much so, that it gets its own month. Yes, November is Chambourcin Month! Chambourcin grapes are often made into medium to …

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Missouri Eats: Hendricks BBQ

Hendricks BBQ has made a big impression in the St. Louis area. Customers will wait up to two hours for a table on any given Saturday evening to get their fingers on the St. Charles eatery’s popular pepper-crusted smoked brisket, and they’ll always make room for fixin’s like collard greens, baked beans with bacon and creamy mac ‘n’ cheese. The …

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Halloween Candy and Wine? It’s a real treat!

You know you’re going to have a pile of Halloween candy left in the aftermath of Trick-or-Treating, or maybe you’ve already broke into that huge candy stash you have sitting aside for the big night. Create your own little treat with these delicious wine pairings. Starburst and Vidal Blanc– The crisp apple flavors of Vidal are the perfect complement to the …

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Missouri Eats: Crown Valley Branson

Crown Valley Branson, sister of Crown Valley Winery and Crown Valley Brewing & Distilling Co. in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri, opened its doors in Branson, Missouri, in April and distills its trio of whiskeys on site: cinnamon, cherry-maple and corn. For a refreshing cocktail, manager Tena Smith recommends mixing the cherry-maple whiskey with orange juice and a splash of grenadine. It …

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Pairing Caramel Apples with MO Wine

Caramel apples have been a popular autumn staple since their invention in the 1950s. They are a sweet treat that pairs two delicious flavors of the season: caramel and apples. What a great pair! Not only are caramel apples delectable, making them is a fun activity for you and your loved ones. Feast Magizine’s publisher, Catherine Neville, takes you through …

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Missouri Eats: Jolly Cone

The iconic yellow-and-red sign for Jolly Cone in Van Buren, Missouri, about an hour northwest of Poplar Bluff on Highway 60, promises “char-broil burgers,” but the walk-up shack offers so much more. Since 1953, Jolly Cone has been a local favorite for burgers, hot dogs, shakes, malts and ice cream. The cash-only restaurant is open during the Ozarks’ high season …

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Show Me Wine Country: Fall Drives

In Missouri Wine Country, getting to the wineries is often just as beautiful and picturesque as the wineries and vineyards themselves. Driving along tree lined roads and rolling hills is part of the relaxing experience of a Missouri winery adventure. This is particularly majestic during the fall, when the Show Me State does not disappoint, offering mesmerizing views. These are …

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Missouri Eats: The FourWay

The FourWay was built as a filling station along Route 66 in 1932; the Wallis family bought it in 1968 and operated it as a Mobil gas station. In 2015, they decided to restore the building and open a restaurant serving classic American food with a Mediterranean influence. Appetizers include fries topped with crumbled Feta, tzatziki and housemade hot sauce, …

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Fall Favorites in Missouri Wine Country

Fall (or autumn if you prefer) is a wonderful time of year in Missouri wine country. The breathtaking colors of the changing leaves are a sight to be treasured, and the cool, crisp air is ideal for snuggling up with a glass of your favorite local wine. These are some seasonal favorites we think should make it into your plans …

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