Dining and Drinking

Fame Worthy Food in Springfield


Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience …

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Missouri Wine Events: Love the Wine You’re With

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It seems like many people have a love/hate relationship with Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re a fan or not, you can’t go wrong by pairing Missouri wine with this day of love. Call up your spouse, date, new love or best friend and make plans to venture out to Missouri Wine Country this V-Day. There are lots of options and more …

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The Other Side of Branson


While Branson offers superb entertainment, breathtaking thrills and outdoor adventures around every corner, the Branson area is home to a variety of coffee shops, markets and restaurants that your calmer side can’t help but appreciate. The coffee and wine shops are known by locals and tourists alike for their relaxed environments and live entertainment. Backstage Café & Wine Bar At the Backstage Café and Wine …

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Grab a Drink in CoMo: Columbia Breweries


Missouri’s beer business is booming, especially in Columbia. Here are a few Columbia breweries to grab a local brew: Bur Oak Brewing Company 8250 Trade Center Dr., 573-814-2178 Hours: Fri., 4 p.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., 2 p.m.-5 p.m.; contact to schedule a brewery tour or to rent for an event. Bur Oak typically only opens the tasting room on Fridays and …

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Missouri Wines Showcased in Excelsior Springs

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I consider myself a true Missouri wine oenophile, but I also dabble in being a foodie from time to time. That said, there is a place in Excelsior Springs that is ideal for indulging in Missouri’s plethora of wines, while also enjoying perfectly paired cuisine. Willow Spring Mercantile claims to have the world’s largest selection of Missouri wines, and I …

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Show Off the Show-Me Wine Country This Holiday Season

Little Hills Restaurant & Winery, St. Charles

The holiday season is upon us. In addition to shopping for gifts and planning for feasts, are you wondering how to entertain your loved ones when they visit? Missouri wine country is the answer. There are more than 125 wineries in the Show-Me State, each offering a unique and exciting experience. Wine country is the perfect place to take your …

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Romantic Fall Getaways in Missouri Wine Country

Les Bourgeous Vineyards

Fall in love with Missouri wine country. Get away from all the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on what is really important – wine and a good time. These scenic areas of the state offer romantic fall getaways for you and your sweetheart. Drink a little wine, take in the views, stroll the vineyards and explore the …

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Fall into Missouri Wine Country


The rustle of brightly colored leaves in the crisp fall breeze; the sound of laughter and contented conversation; glasses filled with a delicious Missouri wine…. What do all of these things inevitably mean? Fall in Missouri Wine Country. Don’t miss one of the most breathtaking and comforting experiences you can have in the Show-Me State. Fall in Missouri’s rich countryside …

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7 Reasons to Visit Missouri Wineries this Fall

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Summer has officially ended, but that’s no reason to put away your wine chillers and picnic baskets. Fall is the perfect time to break out the sweaters, grab a group of friends and venture out to Missouri Wine Country. If you haven’t visited a winery in autumn, you don’t know what you’re missing. Harvest, crush, fall festivals and many other activities make …

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