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Missouri Eats: Melo’s Pizzeria

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When Blues City Deli owner Vince “Vinnie” Valenza acquired the building that houses his popular sandwich shop, he and his son Joey immediately started cooking up ideas for how to make use of the adjacent garage. Initially, that meant experimenting with bread baking, but Joey’s newfound passion led to another craft: pizza making. Named after Vinnie’s father and enthusiastic pizzaiolo, …

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Missouri Eats: Meshuggah Bagels

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Pete and Janna Linde have finally brought “crazy good” New York-style bagels to Kansas City. The couple recently expanded Meshuggah Bagels, their wholesale kosher bagel company, by opening their first retail storefront on 39th Street this month. Growing up in a Jewish family in the New York area, bagels were a part of Pete’s daily life until he moved to Kansas …

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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: 801 Fish

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At 801 Fish, the chefs work with more than a dozen different seaside distributors to fulfill its “dock-to-door” belief. The new upscale Clayton, Missouri, restaurant features everything from finfish to crustaceans, and each item offered on the menu is flown in from the coast within 24 hours of being cut. Located directly across the street from its sister restaurant, 801 …

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Missouri Eats: Russell’s on Macklind

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Snagging a table at popular St. Louis staple Russell’s on Macklind is no small feat – which is why locals rejoiced when chef-owner Russell Ping announced he’d be expanding the Southampton restaurant this past summer. Ping worked with SPACE Architecture + Design to renovate the space above the restaurant, formerly an apartment, to include 30 additional seats and room for …

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Missouri Eats: Plate

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Plate, which opened in Kansas City’s Brookside East neighborhood in November, is so modern and stylish that you’d never guess it’s housed in a 100-year-old building. Owners Christian and Andrea Joseph rewired, repaired or rebuilt almost everything in the space to make it sexy enough for date night, casual enough for family dinner and convenient enough for happy hour. A …

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Missouri Eats: Copper Pig

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After closing his popular South Grand bar, Urban, after nearly a decade in business, Nhat Nguyen consolidated all of his favorite foods under one roof at his new neighborhood restaurant, Copper Pig. Located in St. Louis’ Southampton neighborhood, Copper Pig serves an assortment of dishes inspired by Nguyen’s tasty travels throughout the country and the world. Here, visitors will find …

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A Romantic Getaway in Branson

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It’s time to take that romantic getaway you’ve been talking about. Branson offers several unique opportunities to give you and your special someone a romantic weekend to cherish for years to come. Here are five ways to find your romantic getaway in Branson. STAY Whether you like to stay outside the city limits or right in the middle of the …

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Destination Restaurants in Missouri

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You had to go out of your way to get there, it seats 20 and a chalk board holds the menu. But the journey and ambiance are part of the charm at Missouri’s destination restaurants, those cozy locales where finding menu items with locally-sourced ingredients is easy and the tastes are hard to beat. Here’s a look at six destination …

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