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Missouri Eats: Kate’s Coffee

Just a few minutes from the Katy Trail, in the heart of the lush Augusta, Missouri, wine region, sits Kate’s Coffee. The coffee shop and café is located inside a cozy home built in 1905 and is one of several retail shops on the grounds of Oaks Crossing, a conference and event center owned by Randal and Marjorie Oaks. The …

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Show-Me Pie: the Pies You Should be Bringing to Thanksgiving Dinner

Each year, the arrival of fall kicks off baking season in the Show-Me State. The term “as American as apple pie” is not to be taken lightly. The crisp, flaky, golden-brown crust filled with warm, fresh filling combined with the perfect blend of spices and fresh fruit is a blissful fall tradition.  From Grandma’s traditional cherry pie to that original …

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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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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: 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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