Tag Archives: food and drink

Missouri Eats: Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve


In the early 1800s, famous American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon briefly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In 1946, the now-shuttered Hotel Audubon was named in his honor, and in December, Audubon’s Redevelopment reopened the building as a restaurant, Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve. General manager Bradon Parsons says the farm-to-table spot strives to source about 75 percent of …

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Take a Foodtrip Around St. Louis

Fountain on Locust

Heading to St. Louis for a vacation or weekend getaway this summer?  Your taste buds will be on vacation, too, so why not treat them to something exciting and new there? St. Louis’ choice of restaurants with unique offerings — and old favorites — is almost limitless. For all-American food that reminds you of the way we used to eat, …

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Missouri Eats: Awaze


Awaze offers expertly spiced Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine in Kansas City’s Midtown neighborhood. Owner Pablo Brown prepares specialties like jerk chicken, curried goat, fried plantains and blackened jerk tilapia. The restaurant takes its name from an Ethiopian hot sauce that adds flavor to its sambusas, fried dough shells stuffed with spiced ground beef, chiles and herbs. A vegetarian version uses …

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Missouri Eats: Dining Experience at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

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You can now coordinate the logistics of “dinner and a show” with ease at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City by reserving a table at its newly opened Dining Experience. Located inside the Kauffman Center’s south entrance in the sleek Founders’ Lounge, the full-service, 65-seat restaurant keeps the same hours as the Kauffman Center, but guests …

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A New Take on Cranberry


The cranberry is one of few fruits native to America that are grown commercially. [Fun Fact: Several popular Missouri grape varietals are also American natives; Catawba, Concord and Norton.] The fruit was used as food, fabric dye and a healing agent long before the settlers arrived. However, the cranberry’s primary claim to fame these days is in the form of …

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Show-Me Five: Restaurants in Missouri to Stuff My Face


You know what’s best about some restaurants in Missouri? They really let you stuff your face. They don’t skimp on the quality either; big plates serve bigger portions of food your eyes wish they could taste. Sorry, eyes, these tasty goodies are mouth and tummy only. No worries though. The next time you’re looking to curb your hunger, any one …

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The District: A Columbia Shopping Wonderland

Shopping in The District is always a necessity in Columbia.

The first snow hasn’t fallen, but that doesn’t stop Columbia from getting dressed up for the holidays. For visitors who are hoping to check some gifts off their list, Columbia has some fantastic and unexpected ideas for anyone on your list.  Expect the Best Columbia shopping wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t go shopping in The District. It is always …

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Gluten-free Dining: It’s a Breeze in Missouri

Aviary Cafe and Creperie Gluten-Free Crepe

Dining out on vacation can be one of the best parts of a trip. What better way to get the pulse on local culture and experience a city’s charm and creativity? It’s that one fantastic meal, that one great craft cocktail, that one friendly server that can help make memories on a trip. But for the gluten-free traveler, dining out on …

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Show-Me Five: Candy Shops in Missouri to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

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There are many candy shops in Missouri, each with its own charm and vibe, casting out smells of home-made chocolates, taffies, and sour gummies to patrons. Crush that candy craving and carry your own favorite treats in hand (or mouth) here: Crown Candy Kitchen If you’ve ever visited Crown Candy Kitchen in St. Louis, you know it packs a crowd …

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Patio Season in Columbia

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When spring rolls around, I get excited about being able to hear the hostess at my local restaurants say “Would you like to sit inside or outside?” That means it is patio season once again! Nothing is more relaxing to me than sitting on a patio and enjoying the weather and great friends, and of course, a wonderful meal! Being …

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