Tag Archives: Missouri

Take a Foodtrip Around St. Louis

Fountain on Locust

Heading to St. Louis for a vacation or weekend getaway this summer?  Your taste buds will be on vacation, too, so why not treat them to something exciting and new there? St. Louis’ choice of restaurants with unique offerings — and old favorites — is almost limitless. For all-American food that reminds you of the way we used to eat, …

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An Unexpected Call

Recently I was sitting in line waiting to get the oil changed in my truck when my cell phone rang.  I didn’t recognize the number and it wasn’t programed into my phone but I answered it anyway. The voice on the other end of the line was an old friend who I had not seen in several years.  He said, …

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Along the Katy Trail: Clinton

Henry County Bank, Clinton

You made it to the last stop on our journey! Throughout April we’ve been taking you across one of the The Show-Me State’s most-popular outdoor attractions. Katy Trail is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to commemorate this momentous occasion, we’ve visited several trailhead cities. While all of our trailhead cities are awesome, Clinton certainly is a jewel of its own. …

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Along the Katy Trail: Rocheport

A-Frame, Les Bourgeois Vineyards, Rocheport

It’s a milestone month in Missouri, as the Show-Me State’s Katy Trail celebrates its 25th anniversary. To commemorate one of Missouri’s most-popular outdoor attractions, we’re taking you across the trail, from east to west, and visiting several trailhead cities. Here’s a look at Rocheport, a charming small town noted for its winery, bed and breakfast inns and shopping spots. With …

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Along the Katy Trail: Jefferson City


Your trek along the Katy Trail continues into Central Missouri and passes north of Jefferson City, Missouri’s capital city. Hop off the trail for a side trip into Jefferson City via the access route that leads to the pedestrian/bicycle bridge that is attached to the Missouri River Bridge. The bridge offers an exciting vantage point from which to view the …

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Missouri Eats: Sycamore


In mid-February, the bar at Sycamore in Columbia, Missouri, debuted a fresh rotation of cocktails in the restaurant’s newly renovated cocktail lounge. Made with from-scratch infusions, syrups and bitters and only the freshest ingredients, bartender Aaron Rostad drew inspiration for the menu from cultures around the world. There is the Asian-influenced Green Plum, featuring green tea-infused gin with plum water …

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Missouri Eats: The Eagle Drive-In


When it comes to raising greasy diner grub to the level of haute cuisine, few do so better than Jason Miller at The Eagle Drive-In in Joplin, Missouri. Standing outside of this small old-school drive-in, you wouldn’t think it anything special, but inside, the menu is sure to impress. Instead of floppy griddle burgers, Miller dishes out calamari, Boulevard Brewing …

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Traveling Gladys: St. Louis


Well, all good things must come to an end. We’re on the last leg of VisitMO Superfan Gladys S.’s journey across the Show-Me State. So far, you’ve followed Gladys around The City of Fountains and The Live Music Show Capital of the World. Now it’s time for Gladys to explore the Gateway City, St. Louis. Here’s a look at the …

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Exploring Missouri State Parks: Van Meter

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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!  Van Meter State Park, Miami, Mo. The park is …

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Fame Worthy Food in Springfield


Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience …

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