Dining and Drinking

Missouri Eats: Main & Mill Brewing Co.

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In his hometown of Festus, Missouri, brewing aficionado Denny Foster partnered with his father, Barry, to open up the first commercial brewery in Jefferson County in more than 120 years. Main & Mill Brewing Co., named for the renovated building’s intersection on the town’s historic Main Street, features a rustic dining room and patio as well as a second-story tasting …

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Wine and Dine Your Valentine at a Missouri Winery

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Many wineries across the state have restaurants where you can be served a delicious meal paired with local, award-winning wines. Consider one of these winery restaurants for your Valentine’s Day celebration and your sweetheart is sure to be swept off their feet.   Some winery restaurants require reservations; contact them today and lock in your spot for a romantic and …

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Missouri Eats: Ollie’s Local

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At Ollie’s Local on Martini Corner in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, you’ll find a bar where everybody not only knows your name, but your drink, too. This self-proclaimed “bar-flavored bar” and restaurant is a collaboration between local restaurateur Eddie Crane and Vince Rook, who owns the building. The vibe is low-key but ripples with “can-do” American spirit, as friendly …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: Fretboard Coffee in Columbia

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At Fretboard Coffee it is all about the beans. Not many coffee roasters can say all of their beans are fair-trade certified, at Fretboard all batches are original and hand-crafted from the best coffee “berries” around the world. Dave Elman began his business in Brooklyn, NY, inspired by what he loves most, “rockin’ and roastin.” By the time he moved …

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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

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Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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Missouri Coffee Roaters: Sump Coffee in St. Louis

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Scott Carey at Sump Coffee is a trailblazer in the coffee industry. Focusing on the purity of the cup, Sump has mastered the roasting process, creating the purest brew. Along with the roasts, Scott displays the most in-season beans available and makes sure his customers know exactly what they are getting and where it is from. Scott holds a masters …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: Parengo Coffee in Sikeston

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Colby Williams, owner and roaster at Parengo Coffee, is a jack of all trades in the Sikeston area. Not only does he roast the regions best coffee, but is he also key player in the community. At the roasterie and café, customers are able to “pay-it-forward” by purchasing a specific or general cup of coffee for a local townsperson in …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: The Roasterie in Kansas City

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For your morning roast or afternoon pick-me up, stop by The Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee in Kansas City for the perfect brew. The Roasterie displays a DC-3 airplane that flies above the KC skyline. The DC-3 symbolizes the exploration of the world’s best coffee beans, the air-roasting process and the history of aviation in Kansas City. The Roasterie offers apparel, …

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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

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By the time chef Craig Howard opened the lunch-only Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering in September, his griddled patties were already causing full-tilt burger buzz in Kansas City. It’s not all burgers, though: The eatery serves seasonal vegetarian favorites like a take on eggplant Parmesan featuring roasted butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, breaded and baked until crispy and topped …

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Missouri Eats: Union Loafers

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Union Loafers opened in late September in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, offering patrons plenty of delicious ways to break bread. The café and bakery uses old-world techniques to create its naturally leavened, hearth-baked loaves, which serve as building blocks for its lunchtime-only selection of specialty sandwiches. On ciabatta, try smoked beets with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Emmenthaler …

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