Tag Archives: Kansas City

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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New Things to do at Missouri Amusement Parks 2017

An often-quoted movie promo notes that, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” The same cannot be said here on Earth, where those in close proximity hear you shout and shriek with delight as you experience roller coasters and thrill rides at Missouri’s theme and amusement parks. For 2017, the Show-Me State’s largest parks, Six Flags St. Louis, Worlds …

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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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Missouri Eats: Taste

It has been a whirlwind year for Christian and Andrea Joseph. A year after opening their popular modern Italian restaurant, Plate, in Kansas City’s Brookside neighborhood in December 2015, they debuted a new wine-tasting room, Taste, underneath the restaurant. With the luxurious feel of a European wine cellar, Taste will also serve as a private-event room. It seats 12 to …

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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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Spring Into Bloom in the Show-Me State

I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than Missouri in spring, as she shows off every color of the rainbow and every shade in between. There’s even a special day dedicated to such delight. National Public Gardens Day is May 12 and Missouri’s botanical gardens are bursting into bloom with special events for that day – and the glorious …

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Show-Me 5: Mexican Restaurants

Cesar’s Old Mexico, Springfield: Since opening at the end of 2015, Cesar’s Old Mexico has become the lunch spot for those craving authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes in Springfield. Arrive after 12pm, and you’ll likely have to elbow your way to a table. The place is tiny, which is part of the charm – as are the oversized Margaritas and …

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Katy Trail Heads to Kansas City with the Rock Island Spur

Courtesy of Missouri State Parks. Katy Trail State Park has taken a giant step toward achieving its long-time goal of stretching across Missouri’s mid-section to join the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas. In late 2016, Missouri State Parks opened a new section of the trail built on an abandoned Rock Island Railroad line. The 47.5-mile stretch runs from …

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Show-Me 5: New Missouri Breweries

Calibration Brewery, North Kansas City: Glen Stinson, who started homebrewing 25 years ago, now owns Calibration Brewery, housed in an 8,500-square-foot building featuring a spacious taproom, patio, beer garden and event space. Stinson recruited brewmaster Pat Sandman, of now-shuttered 75th Street Brewery in Kansas City, to help build and operate Calibration’s 7-barrel brewhouse. The brewery’s beers, each titled after a …

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10 Wine Trails for Your Missouri Adventure

Missouri has more than 130 wineries and many of them have grouped together in their areas to form ten wine trails. Pre-made wine adventures… yes, please! The Hermann Wine Trail  This trail is known for thematic events where each winery on the trail features a different Missouri wine and food pairing, such as the Berries and BBQ Trail and Bacon …

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