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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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Missouri Eats: Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters

Delightfully quirky and intimately thoughtful, Thou Mayest Coffee Roasters combines two excellent things: coffee service and cocktails. The vision for Thou Mayest came from friends and co-founders Bo Nelson and Bill Holzhueter, who first began roasting green coffee beans for fun. “Like all good things, it started in the garage, as a hobby,” Nelson says. They first launched their coffee-roasting …

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Missouri Eats: Southern

“If Hattie B’s and Cochon had a love child, it would be this restaurant,” says chef Rick Lewis of Southern, a new 55-seat hot chicken and sandwich spot, which opened in June. Lewis, a 2014 James Beard Rising Star semifinalist, is referring to Cochon, the New Orleans butchery and sandwich shop, and Hattie B’s Hot Chicken, the popular hot chicken …

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Missouri Eats: Blvd Tavern

Blvd Tavern is a dream come true for chef-owner Derek Nacey and his wife, Meghan. Derek, a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, worked at Fedora Cafe & Bar, Zin and Café Allegro in Kansas City before settling into a corporate job as culinary director for Houlihan’s for the past seven years. After looking …

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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub

There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Missouri Eats: Drinks at Publico

  One of the most anticipated restaurant openings of 2015 in St. Louis was Mike Randolph’s Latin American-inspired Público in the Delmar Loop. The bar’s friendly and knowledgeable staff serves well-crafted, balanced cocktails and an interesting wine list. Start off with a frozen Paloma made with blanco tequila and frozen housemade grapefruit soda; it’s sort of like a light and …

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Missouri Eats: Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill

The array of stunning maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and bowls of spicy soups at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, are partly what draws a steady stream of customers to the restaurant. The other big draw is the atmosphere: The deep red walls, oversized light fixtures, tufted booths and polished high-top tables in Haruno’s sleek, modern bar area …

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

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: 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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