Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen

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Many St. Louisians were puzzled when restaurateur Mike Randolph announced plans to transform his University City restaurant, The Good Pie, into a more expansive Italian concept, Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen. The restaurant opened in August, still featuring the Neapolitan pizzas that earned The Good Pie acclaim, plus southern Italian dishes like duck confit gnocchi and housemade spaghetti alla chitarra, creamy burrata, …

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Missouri Eats: Market House Cafe & Bake Shop

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Come hungry to Market House Cafe & Bake Shop, because the mini apple pies aren’t so mini. In fact, most of the pies, cakes, scones, cookies and cinnamon rolls are large enough to share – but who would want to do that? Owner Barbara Heinrichs-Hardy is the woman to thank for those oversized, sugary treats. She makes everything here from …

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Missouri Eats: Webster House

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A restored schoolhouse might not scream fine Southern cuisine, but that’s what you’ll find at Webster House. Executive chef Matt Arnold developed the menu from his time spent living and cooking in North Carolina. Arnold’s interest in Southern cuisine inspired some of the most popular menu items, made with locally sourced ingredients. Diners can find his favorites made-to-order on Webster …

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Missouri Eats: Kate’s Coffee

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Just a few minutes from the Katy Trail, in the heart of the lush Augusta, Missouri, wine region, sits Kate’s Coffee. The coffee shop and café is located inside a cozy home built in 1905 and is one of several retail shops on the grounds of Oaks Crossing, a conference and event center owned by Randal and Marjorie Oaks. The …

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Show-Me Pie: the Pies You Should be Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Each year, the arrival of fall kicks off baking season in the Show-Me State. The term “as American as apple pie” is not to be taken lightly. The crisp, flaky, golden-brown crust filled with warm, fresh filling combined with the perfect blend of spices and fresh fruit is a blissful fall tradition.  From Grandma’s traditional cherry pie to that original …

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Missouri Eats: The BBQ Saloon

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Barbecue and whiskey are everywhere right now, with chefs and restaurateurs pairing the two inherently smoky items together in restaurant concepts across the region. One such recent addition to the St. Louis food-and drink scene is The BBQ Saloon, located in the space formerly occupied by The Majestic Restaurant & Bar at Euclid and Laclede avenues in the Central West …

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Missouri Eats: The Standard Pour

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David Sederholm makes his living managing the financial portfolios of others by day and is enjoying being hands-on with his own investment at night as the owner of The Standard Pour, a new watering hole located in Kansas City’s West Plaza. The neighborhood gastropub opened this summer in the former Boozefish Wine Bar location on Westport Road. The space has …

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Missouri Eats: Charisse

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About a year ago, Jason Craine, chef-owner of the Downtown location of Aixois Brasserie, purchased the French restaurant from its other owners and reopened it as Charisse, a contemporary bistro with traditional French influences. Named after Craine’s wife and business partner, Charisse changed hands internally and without fanfare – so much so that the restaurant might be the best-kept secret …

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Overlook Farm: A Mississippi River Retreat

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Located in Clarksville, Overlook Farm is the ideal elegant escape. Sitauted on 327 acres, Overlook Farm has four exquisite inns to rent; 26 hoop houses along with five greenhouses that provide luscious produce for Overlook’s outdoor Courtyard Restaurant; and a farm that specializes in pasture-raised and grass-fed animals. The beautiful Courtyard Restaurant sports several pergolas draped in wisteria, adding to …

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Missouri Eats: Slamburger

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In August, 2015, the owners of The Blue Duck in Washington, Missouri, transitioned their other restaurant, Smokey Duck Barbecue, to a fresh and fun burger concept called Slamburger. The switch was inspired by the weekly “slamburger” specials at The Blue Duck, which co-owner Chris Rayburn says have been a huge hit with diners. Past slamburger experiments have included the SlamDinger, …

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