Tag Archives: dining and drinking

Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank. This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a …

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Missouri Eats: Reeds American Table

At Reeds American Table, which opened in September, chef-owner Matthew Daughaday offers a family-style atmosphere executed with the refinement of a fine-dining restaurant. To translate the comforting New American concept behind the bar, he’s rounded out his team with a set of talented beverage experts. Enter Andrey Ivanov, formerly of Elaia and Olio, an award-winning certified sommelier who leads a …

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Missouri Eats: Gram & Dun

Once lights are lit in Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza, there is no better place to go for a cup of good holiday cheer than Bread & Butter Concepts’ sophisticated Gram & Dun. With a bar scene that can go from cozy to raucous depending on the night of the week, Gram & Dun caters to a mature but fun …

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Missouri Eats: Cellar House Wine & Food

Soon after Bottle Cellars wine shop opened in 2010, owner Patrick Ahearn noticed a common complaint from customers: There weren’t many restaurants or bars in Oakville, Missouri, serving the same quality wine selection as was available in his shop. In May, Ahearn solved the problem: He took over the space next to his retail store and opened Cellar House Wine …

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Missouri Eats: Randolfi’s Italian Kitchen

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

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

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: The BBQ Saloon

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

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

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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