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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

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

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

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

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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