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Missouri Eats: The Homesteader Cafe

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Last fall, pastry chef Megan Kendall and her husband, chef Jeremy Lane, quietly opened their new restaurant, The Homesteader Cafe, in Downtown Kansas City, serving hearty, rustic dishes made with local, farm-fresh ingredients. The couple spent last summer renovating the former Arun Thai Place Grill themselves after their Kickstarter campaign wasn’t fully funded. Since then, they have managed to build …

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Missouri Coffee Roaters: Sump Coffee in St. Louis


Scott Carey at Sump Coffee is a trailblazer in the coffee industry. Focusing on the purity of the cup, Sump has mastered the roasting process, creating the purest brew. Along with the roasts, Scott displays the most in-season beans available and makes sure his customers know exactly what they are getting and where it is from. Scott holds a masters …

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The Churches of Ralls County

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Missouri has an abundance of rural churches from many faiths and eras.  Each one tells a story through its architecture, history and its place in the community.  Many are made from locally provided materials; all are unique. Ralls County, in northeast Missouri, is home to numerous rural churches that served as focal points for their communities. Some of their congregations …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: Parengo Coffee in Sikeston


Colby Williams, owner and roaster at Parengo Coffee, is a jack of all trades in the Sikeston area. Not only does he roast the regions best coffee, but is he also key player in the community. At the roasterie and café, customers are able to “pay-it-forward” by purchasing a specific or general cup of coffee for a local townsperson in …

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Missouri Coffee Roasters: The Roasterie in Kansas City


For your morning roast or afternoon pick-me up, stop by The Roasterie Air Roasted Coffee in Kansas City for the perfect brew. The Roasterie displays a DC-3 airplane that flies above the KC skyline. The DC-3 symbolizes the exploration of the world’s best coffee beans, the air-roasting process and the history of aviation in Kansas City. The Roasterie offers apparel, …

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16 Missouri Adventures You Don’t Want to Miss in 2016


No matter how many resolutions are on your list for 2016, there’s always room for one more, especially one that’s as enjoyable as traveling in Missouri. The Show-Me State has a variety of exciting and entertaining attractions, outdoor adventures and events for you and your family to enjoy in the coming year. Need proof? Here’s a look at 16 things …

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Missouri Eats: Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering

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By the time chef Craig Howard opened the lunch-only Howard’s Grocery, Cafe and Catering in September, his griddled patties were already causing full-tilt burger buzz in Kansas City. It’s not all burgers, though: The eatery serves seasonal vegetarian favorites like a take on eggplant Parmesan featuring roasted butternut squash sprinkled with Parmesan cheese, breaded and baked until crispy and topped …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Arrow Rock State Historic Site

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This post is one in a series of 52 posts featuring a Missouri State Park of the Week for each week in 2015. To find all Missouri State Parks of the Week posts simply click here, or visit the “Outdoor Adventure” category on the homepage. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! Just a 15-minute drive off busy Interstate 70 in …

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Missouri Eats: Union Loafers


Union Loafers opened in late September in the Botanical Heights neighborhood of St. Louis, offering patrons plenty of delicious ways to break bread. The café and bakery uses old-world techniques to create its naturally leavened, hearth-baked loaves, which serve as building blocks for its lunchtime-only selection of specialty sandwiches. On ciabatta, try smoked beets with sauerkraut, Thousand Island dressing, Emmenthaler …

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