Tag Archives: Missouri

Missouri Eats: Farm to You Market

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Fifth-generation pig farmer Todd Geisert and his wife, Katie, opened Farm to You Market in April in Washington, Missouri, as a place for locals to pick up groceries, all sourced from within 200 miles. Shelves are filled with fresh fruits and veggies, milk, freshly baked bread from Companion Baking Co. and Great Harvest Bread Co., cheese (try Homestead Creamery’s smokehouse …

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Missouri Eats: KC Wineworks

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On April 1, urban winery KC Wineworks opened its 5,500-square-foot tasting room, event space and production facility in Kansas City’s Crossroads Arts District. The tasting room’s gear-shaped cherry-wood bar was custom-built to allow people to congregate around it without feeling crowded. Here, you can try five 1-ounce wine pours for $7, or purchase anything by the glass or bottle to …

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Missouri Eats: Mark Twain Brewing Company

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Across the street from Samuel Clemens’ childhood home in Hannibal, Missouri, is the aptly named Mark Twain Brewing Co. Husband-and wife brewers Dave Alley and Cat Golden quit their jobs in Tennessee to apprentice with Maryland Heights-based O’Fallon Brewery, and eventually landed the brewing gig at Mark Twain. They produce five brews year-round, plus a handful of seasonals and special …

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Gear Up for Adventure on Missouri’s Katy Trail

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Missouri’s Katy Trail (technically Katy Trail State Park) is a popular pedestrian and bicycle path that runs across the heart of Missouri. Starting near St. Charles on the east, the approximately 240-mile trail parallels the Missouri River until it reaches the Boonville area, where it takes a southwesterly path through Sedalia to its ending point near Clinton.   The mostly …

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Missouri Eats: Boundary

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Executive chef Rex Hale and the team at The Cheshire inn have transformed its former fine-dining spot, The Restaurant at The Cheshire, into Boundary. The name references its location, which is technically in the City of St. Louis, but the hotel property crosses into the county and is bordered by Clayton across the street and Richmond Heights once you step …

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Missouri Wine Reduction Sauce Recipe

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Wine and food are meant to go together. This wine reduction sauce is simple to make and adds complexity and richness to any dish you put it on. It’s exceptional with meats, but goes well with roasted vegetables too. Prep Time- 5 minutes       |    Cook Time- 20 minutes Ingredients: 1 ½  cup       Red wine ½  cup          Balsamic …

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That First Sikeston Rodeo Experience

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My husband and I are the proud grandparents of a 4-year-old.  She lives in a Missouri metroarea, and like many grandparents, we want her to experience the natural beauty and diversity found throughout Missouri.  Each year we plan a special trip showcasing a unique “Missouri” experience.  Last year we attended the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo and participated in their Rodeo …

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Missouri Winery Tasting Room Tips

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There are more than 130 wineries in Missouri and they are all a little different. If you’re new to wine or just new to wineries, saddling up to a winery tasting bar can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be though. Here are some tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of your “Show Me” wine experience. …

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A Weekend Getaway in Kansas City

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If you find yourself looking for a fun getaway this summer, consider spending a weekend in Kansas City. Friday Evening:  After you’ve settled into your hotel, head out to Kauffman Stadium to catch a Kansas City Royals game. The best thing about Friday games in the summer? Fireworks! Watch fireworks light up the sky from your seat at The K …

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7 Reasons to Get Excited About Missouri State Fair 2016

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There’s no better way to cap the summer. The Missouri State Fair brings 11 days of family fun, food and live entertainment to Sedalia, where hundreds of thousands of visitors flock each year for the season’s unofficial “last hurrah.” With everything from 4-H and FFA exhibits and tractor pulls to carnival rides and major musical acts, the Missouri State Fair …

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