Tag Archives: Missouri Eats

Missouri Eats: Mona’s

A mainstay in the iconic Italian-American St. Louis neighborhood The Hill recently got a complete makeover: Mona’s opened in October and replaced Modesto Tapas Bar & Restaurant, which closed in August after 15 years in business. “We just decided that it was a good time to close Modesto,” says owner Brendan Marsden. “We really just wanted to do something fresh …

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Missouri Eats: SOT

Ron Berg opened SoT, a glamorous new bar named for its location south of Truman Road, in the building next door to his photography studio and event space to attract more folks to Grand Boulevard. Bar and general manager Erik Mariscal sets the tone with his playful drink menu. His cocktails run from simple to serious, with a bit of …

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Missouri Eats: Nathaniel Reid Bakery

Nathaniel Reid’s Amber tart is a sight to behold. The glistening caramel-glazed and gold leaf-topped domes sit proudly atop buttery foundations of sablé Breton. Filled with luscious caramel mousse and garnished with caramelized pecans, the regal dessert is one of many eye-catching pastries guests will find at Nathaniel Reid Bakery. The award-winning, internationally recognized pastry chef developed a full menu …

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Missouri Eats: CB Social House

If you’ve said all Springfield, Missouri, needs is another location of City Butcher and Barbecue, you’re in luck – sort of. City Butcher owners Cody Smith and Jeremy Smith recently opened the doors to CB Social House, a sister restaurant located downtown. They serve up a butcher-centric, Southern-inspired menu with nods to the barbecue joint, including a 42-ounce tomahawk rib-eye …

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Missouri Eats: Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate’s Seasonal Pumpkin Treats

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate vice president Christina Abel (whose parents founded the company in 1981) recommends swapping out your pumpkin pie recipe for dessert-sized truffles this holiday season. The beloved St. Louis-based chocolatier’s pumpkin pie candy varieties include pumpkin bark, pumpkin truffles and pumpkin caramels. All are made with all-natural milk chocolate, pumpkin pie flavorings and spices. The bark is handmade …

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Missouri Eats: Brown & Loe

Brown & Loe is a welcome addition to the City Market neighborhood in Kansas City, which has always offered an impressive array of restaurants. Harry Murphy runs the New American restaurant with daughter Kate McGlaughlin. Located in the former Merchant’s Bank building that was built in 1920, the restaurant takes its name – still emblazoned across the façade – from …

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Branson Hot Spots for the Best Pies

Branson is known for many attributes: Live music, theaters, three pristine lakes and plenty of amusement are just a few. But whether it’s known to visitors or not, locals can tell you that Branson is also a premier location to find a mouthwatering slice of pie. It should be no surprise; if there’s anything old-fashioned Ozarks’ cooks know how to …

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Missouri Eats: Perfect Pie Shops for Thanksgiving

Peggy Jean’s Pies in Columbia Peggy Jean’s Pies, which opened its doors in April 2014 on Buttonwood Drive in Columbia, Missouri, is a sequel of sorts, reviving what Rebecca Miller’s mother, Jeanne Plumley, began 20 years ago. The original Peggy Jean’s Pies opened in Columbia in March 1994. Friends Peggy Day and Jeanne Wagster (now Plumley) founded the bakery using …

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Missouri Eats: Thanksgiving Dinner at Stroud’s in Kansas City

Although famous for its pan-fried chicken and hearty side dishes, Stroud’s in Kansas City also serves a home-style dinner on Thanksgiving Day. From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stroud’s offers a buffet with traditional favorites, plus from-scratch chicken noodle soup, pan-fried chicken, catfish nuggets, housemade cinnamon dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. (During regular dinner service, every chicken plate at Stroud’s …

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Great Comfort Food Spots in Missouri

How do you define comfort food? For some, comfort food is a connection to the past. Perhaps you’re searching for a fried chicken recipe that turns out like Grandma’s. Or maybe you’re waking up early on weekends to make biscuits and gravy for the kids, just like Mom did for you when you were little. For others, comfort food is …

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