Dining and Drinking

Grab a Bite to Eat at Missouri’s State Parks and Historic Sites

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When you think of heading to a state park or historic site, you may think of campfire cooking or picnics.  But eleven of Missouri’s state parks and historic sites also have on-site dining options.  You can find everything from a small grill inside of a store to full-service restaurants where you can enjoy trout, fried chicken and cobbler for dessert.  …

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Missouri Eats: Earthbound Beer

Tucked into a 1,000-square-foot shotgun-style space on Cherokee Street, Earthbound Beer describes its draft offerings as, “St. Louis’s smallest, weirdest beer.” Upon entering the tasting room, it’s clear that the clientele have taken favorably to the concept, sipping samples of the brewery’s eight beers on tap from its two to three weekly brews. Earthbound’s modus operandi is to release 40 …

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Missouri Eats: Bangkok Gardens


John Pham, co-owner and operator of Bangkok Gardens in Columbia, Missouri, says the Thai restaurant’s bar program is a reflection of his 10 years of experience in the restaurant industry. Pham says the food-and-drink menus capture the traditions and flavors of his heritage while incorporating more local flavors and preferences. On the restaurant’s dinner menu, highlights include thom kha kai, …

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Missouri Eats: Snow & Co.


Beat the summer heat with a cold drink from Snow & Co., the only place to get high-quality frozen cocktails in Kansas City. Named the No. 1 frozen cocktail bar in America by Paste magazine last year, Snow & Co. has been hugely popular since opening the doors of its first location in the Crossroads Arts District four years ago. …

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5 Reasons for Wine Fans to Love the Missouri State Fair

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The Missouri State Fair is 11 days of fun with something for everyone, even wine-lovers! Be sure to add these Missouri wine-centric activities and events to your list of state fair must-dos. The Missouri Wine Tent– located on Missouri State Fair Boulevard just behind the Grandstand, is a State Fair staple, and it’s no wonder. They have a wide selection …

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Missouri Eats: Bo Lings

People line up early for dim sum at Bo Lings on Saturdays and Sundays. The traditional Cantonese meal is meant to be shared with family and friends, and here, it’s always worth the wait. Bo Lings has six locations across the Kansas City area (three serve dim sum), but the location on Country Club Plaza is best for dim sum, …

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Missouri Craft Beer Guide

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St. Louis is primarily known for beer giant Anheuser-Busch but it has so much more to offer. There are 12 microbreweries/brew pubs in the city itself and many more in the surrounding cities. These spots have a wide variety of options from traditional German beer to new flavor varieties that are on the cutting edge of the craft-beer scene. So …

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Missouri Eats: Ichiban Sushi Bistro

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Situated between art galleries and University of Missouri student housing in Columbia, Missouri, is Ichiban Sushi Bistro, which changed its name from Be My Guest Bistro in April. In the restaurant’s modern dining room, chef-owner Poppy Watthanakhonphaiboon serves a menu built around fresh ingredients that draw from a range of global influences. Watthanakhonphaiboon’s goal is to share a mix of …

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Crafted in Missouri: Public House Brewing Company

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Located in the southeast region of Missouri, Public House Brewing Company started from humble beginnings in Josh Stacy’s garage. When Stacy and Josh Goodridge, who have been best friends since junior high, saw the chance to bring their award-winning beer recipes to the general public, they jumped. A unique brewery for Missouri and the country, Public House has two very …

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Missouri Eats: Kingside Diner


When it comes to breakfast, chef Aaron Teitelbaum has a strategy. At chess-themed Kingside Diner in the Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, he offers made-to-order flatbreads, omelets, burritos and much more from early morning until closing time seven days a week (10pm Sunday through Thursday and 1:30am on Friday and Saturday). The diner gets its name and identity …

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