Tag Archives: burgers

Missouri Eats: Farm to You Market

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Fifth-generation pig farmer Todd Geisert and his wife, Katie, opened Farm to You Market in April in Washington, Missouri, as a place for locals to pick up groceries, all sourced from within 200 miles. Shelves are filled with fresh fruits and veggies, milk, freshly baked bread from Companion Baking Co. and Great Harvest Bread Co., cheese (try Homestead Creamery’s smokehouse …

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Missouri Eats: Mark Twain Brewing Company

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Across the street from Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, is the aptly named Mark Twain Brewing Co. Husband-and wife brewers Dave Alley and Cat Golden quit their jobs in Tennessee to apprentice with Maryland Heights-based O’Fallon Brewery, and eventually landed the brewing gig at Mark Twain. They produce five brews year-round, plus a handful of seasonals and special …

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Missouri Eats: Black Sheep Burgers & Shakes

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For someone who practices yoga seven days a week and practically lives off chia seeds, vegetables and water, Mike Jalili makes a mean burger. (He admits to tasting bites every day since opening the burger joint.) This has been a dream of his for years, and in November, Jalili, along with his brother Billy and sister-in-law Sara, opened Black Sheep …

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Missouri Eats: Lucky Boys Bar and Grill

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Justin Norcross, Dan Myers and Keenan Nichols consider themselves lucky. The three partners opened Lucky Boys, a grown-up clubhouse and bar, in Kansas City earlier this year; it’s named after their own real-life hangout where they’d work on their motorcycles, listen to music, have a drink and a bite, and relax. Norcross delivers the culinary talent while Myers displays confident …

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Missouri Eats: Civil Kitchen & Tap

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When Trolley’s Park Central Pub in Downtown Springfield, Missouri, closed its doors earlier this year, it wasn’t clear what would take its place. The location was ideal, the space was huge, but restaurants haven’t always thrived at 107 Park Central Square. But as of October, Civil Kitchen & Tap has moved in, and thanks to a large beer selection, custom …

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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: Slamburger


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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Where can a guy get a burger at this hour?

One thing was for sure. When I moved to Kansas City, I’d be going to Town Topic. Growing up in Wichita, my dad talked about burgers from Town Topic the way other people would about meeting the president. Or bungee jumping. Or watching the Royals clutch the ’85 pennant. That’s just how much he loved it. And whether it’s true …

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