Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Nathaniel Reid Bakery

Nathaniel Reid’s Amber tart is a sight to behold. The glistening caramel-glazed and gold leaf-topped domes sit proudly atop buttery foundations of sablé Breton. Filled with luscious caramel mousse and garnished with caramelized pecans, the regal dessert is one of many eye-catching pastries guests will find at Nathaniel Reid Bakery. The award-winning, internationally recognized pastry chef developed a full menu …

Read More »

8 Tips for Being the Best Guest

The most social season of the year has begun, and we want to help you be the best guest possible. Accepting an invitation isn’t just about showing up. Follow these tips to ensure everyone has a good time and you’re invited to the next fun gathering. RSVP – Obviously the host wants you at their event or you wouldn’t have …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: CB Social House

If you’ve said all Springfield, Missouri, needs is another location of City Butcher and Barbecue, you’re in luck – sort of. City Butcher owners Cody Smith and Jeremy Smith recently opened the doors to CB Social House, a sister restaurant located downtown. They serve up a butcher-centric, Southern-inspired menu with nods to the barbecue joint, including a 42-ounce tomahawk rib-eye …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate’s Seasonal Pumpkin Treats

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate vice president Christina Abel (whose parents founded the company in 1981) recommends swapping out your pumpkin pie recipe for dessert-sized truffles this holiday season. The beloved St. Louis-based chocolatier’s pumpkin pie candy varieties include pumpkin bark, pumpkin truffles and pumpkin caramels. All are made with all-natural milk chocolate, pumpkin pie flavorings and spices. The bark is handmade …

Read More »

Show Off Show-Me Wine Country

The holiday season is upon us. In addition to shopping for gifts and planning for feasts, you’re probably wondering how to entertain your loved ones when they visit. Missouri wine country is the answer. There are more than 130 wineries in the Show-Me state, each offering a unique and exciting experience. Wine country is the perfect place to take your …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe is a welcome addition to the City Market neighborhood in Kansas City, which has always offered an impressive array of restaurants. Harry Murphy runs the New American restaurant with daughter Kate McGlaughlin. Located in the former Merchant’s Bank building that was built in 1920, the restaurant takes its name – still emblazoned across the façade – from …

Read More »

Branson Hot Spots for the Best Pies

Branson is known for many attributes: Live music, theaters, three pristine lakes and plenty of amusement are just a few. But whether it’s known to visitors or not, locals can tell you that Branson is also a premier location to find a mouthwatering slice of pie. It should be no surprise; if there’s anything old-fashioned Ozarks’ cooks know how to …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: Perfect Pie Shops for Thanksgiving

Peggy Jean’s Pies in Columbia Peggy Jean’s Pies, which opened its doors in April 2014 on Buttonwood Drive in Columbia, Missouri, is a sequel of sorts, reviving what Rebecca Miller’s mother, Jeanne Plumley, began 20 years ago. The original Peggy Jean’s Pies opened in Columbia in March 1994. Friends Peggy Day and Jeanne Wagster (now Plumley) founded the bakery using …

Read More »

Chambourcin Cranberry Sauce

This Chambourcin Cranberry Sauce, or Cham-berry Sauce if you’re in a hurry, is easy to make, stores well, and adds tangy flavor to a wide range of dishes. This recipe should definitely make it on to your Thanksgiving table, but it’s also great with pork, as a condiment on sandwiches, served over warm brie, or as simply as spread on …

Read More »

Missouri Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner at Stroud’s in Kansas City

Although famous for its pan-fried chicken and hearty side dishes, Stroud’s in Kansas City also serves a home-style dinner on Thanksgiving Day. From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stroud’s offers a buffet with traditional favorites, plus from-scratch chicken noodle soup, pan-fried chicken, catfish nuggets, housemade cinnamon dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. (During regular dinner service, every chicken plate at Stroud’s …

Read More »