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10 Must-Try Patios in Kansas City

Patio season has arrived in Kansas City (finally!), and there’s really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends.  Aep, Kansas City: One of the things that Aep, the new regional Thai restaurant on 39th Street, inherited when …

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10 Must-Try Patios in St. Louis

Patio season has arrived in St. Louis (finally!), and there’s really only one way to celebrate. On a beautiful, sunny day or a warm summer night, head to a spacious patio to grab a cold beer and catch up with friends. Rooftop Terrace Bar, St. Louis: Located on top of the seven-story Moonrise Hotel in the Delmar Loop, the trendy …

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Show-Me 5: Missouri Sandwich Shops

Snax Gastrobar, St. Louis: A brand-new neighborhood gathering place, Snax Gastrobar, opened in March, serving up elevated comfort food for dinner alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Choose from snack-perfect eats including house-cured and smoked meats, assorted pickles and Buffalo Balls – blended chicken and pork tossed in a sweet-heat glaze over stone-ground grits with blue cheese and green onions. …

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Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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Float-Trip Ready Missouri Canned Beer

A handful of local craft breweries have been canning beer from early on, including Piney River Brewing Co. in Bucyrus, while others have gradually introduced canned beers in the past few years. Last summer, store shelves across the state were packed with a record number of options. Float trip-friendly favorites included 4 Hands Brewing Co.’s seasonal Dakine tropical IPA, Boulevard …

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63 Pet Friendly Missouri Wineries

One of the best things about Missouri wine country is the gorgeous scenery. Most wineries offer beautiful grounds with outdoor seating, and when you’re enjoying sunshine and fresh air, don’t you want your furry friend with you? There are 63 wineries in the state that welcome you to come out and enjoy the outdoors… and bring “man’s best friend” along …

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Missouri Eats: The Dark Room

Lovers of the arts have a new and improved place to enjoy a glass of wine while throwing the local creative community a dime in St. Louis. The Dark Room, which now operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Kranzberg Arts Foundation, moved just around the corner from its former home into the renovated historic Grandel Theatre in February. The …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2017

With celebrations of everything from food, music and regional heritage to the arts, the nation’s founding and international cultures, Missouri has a variety of fairs and festivals to enjoy this summer. Your summer travels in the Show-Me State might lead to the El Dorado Springs Picnic (July 20-22), a community tradition that includes nightly performances by the El Dorado Springs …

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Memorial Day with Missouri Wines

Memorial Day is meant to be a day of remembrance and appreciation. Friends and family gather together on this long weekend to celebrate our freedom and say thank you to those who’ve made it possible for us to do so. Let’s raise a glass! This fun weekend also signifies the unofficial start of summer. Here are some suggestions for making your …

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Missouri Eats Vegan: Urban Cafe

Chef Justin Clark opened his first restaurant, Urban Cafe, earlier this year at the corner of East 41st Street and Troost Avenue in the Manheim Park neighborhood in Kansas City. Serving breakfast and lunch only, the restaurant offers a small yet impressive chalkboard menu of breakfast sandwiches, grab-and-go parfaits, fresh smoothies, whole-grain breakfast bowls, grilled sandwiches and wraps with a …

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