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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: Main & Mill Brewing Co.

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In his hometown of Festus, Missouri, brewing aficionado Denny Foster partnered with his father, Barry, to open up the first commercial brewery in Jefferson County in more than 120 years. Main & Mill Brewing Co., named for the renovated building’s intersection on the town’s historic Main Street, features a rustic dining room and patio as well as a second-story tasting …

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Missouri Eats: Ollie’s Local

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At Ollie’s Local on Martini Corner in Kansas City’s Union Hill neighborhood, you’ll find a bar where everybody not only knows your name, but your drink, too. This self-proclaimed “bar-flavored bar” and restaurant is a collaboration between local restaurateur Eddie Crane and Vince Rook, who owns the building. The vibe is low-key but ripples with “can-do” American spirit, as friendly …

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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

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Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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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: Union Loafers

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Union Loafers opened in late September in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, offering patrons plenty of delicious ways to break bread. The café and bakery uses old-world techniques to create its naturally leavened, hearth-baked loaves, which serve as building blocks for its lunchtime-only selection of specialty sandwiches. On ciabatta, try smoked beets with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Emmenthaler …

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11 Bowls of Missouri Chili

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Whether you like it spicy hot and loaded with ground beef, a little sweet with a pinch of brown sugar or heavy on veggies, it’s hard to beat a good bowl or plate full of chili. While chili is enjoyable year-round – well, maybe not on 100-degree days in July – it is especially delightful at tailgate parties, and you …

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Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

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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

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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

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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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