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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub


There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Missouri Eats: Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve


In the early 1800s, famous American ornithologist, naturalist and painter John James Audubon briefly lived in Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. In 1946, the now-shuttered Hotel Audubon was named in his honor, and in December, Audubon’s Redevelopment reopened the building as a restaurant, Audubon’s of Ste. Genevieve. General manager Bradon Parsons says the farm-to-table spot strives to source about 75 percent of …

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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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Missouri Eats: Scotch & Soda


Lodged between a dueling piano bar and a cozy Italian restaurant in Springfield, Missouri, you’ll find Scotch & Soda, where patrons are sent back in time to an age when a vodka-cranberry was known as a Cape Codder. Inside, the walls drip with vintage elegance. The massive back bar swallows one whole wall, and the dark stained-wood shelving gleams in …

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Missouri Eats: Awaze


Awaze offers expertly spiced Ethiopian and Caribbean cuisine in Kansas City’s Midtown neighborhood. Owner Pablo Brown prepares specialties like jerk chicken, curried goat, fried plantains and blackened jerk tilapia. The restaurant takes its name from an Ethiopian hot sauce that adds flavor to its sambusas, fried dough shells stuffed with spiced ground beef, chiles and herbs. A vegetarian version uses …

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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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Niche Restaurant: Finding Limitless Creativity within a 300-mile Radius


Underneath a powder-blue sky filled with majestic clouds, the soft, low light of early morning casts dramatic shapes across a verdant landscape. A farmer, fishing pole in hand, walks past rows of tall cornstalks on his way to a nearby river. In the distance, a mule stands outside of a barn. From this vantage point, some trees seem tall enough …

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Missouri Eats: Juniper


In January, 2015, Cassy Vires was named head chef at Juniper, the St. Louis Southern comfort restaurant owned by chef John Perkins. Since taking the helm, Vires, formerly owner and head chef at Home Wine Kitchen in Maplewood, Missouri, has made the menu her own, pulling inspiration from her childhood spent in Tennessee and Alabama. Some of her new menu …

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Missouri Eats: Público


Público, the long-awaited, much-anticipated Mexican- and Latin American-inspired gastropub from St. Louis restaurateur Mike Randolph, opened March 3, 2015, in the Delmar Loop. Located near Randolph’s Neapolitan pizzeria The Good Pie, the menu at Público is concentrated on five categories: crudo; platos pequenos, aka small plates; tacos; arepas, or leavened corn cakes; and a la parrilla, or grilled entrées, with …

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The Other Side of Branson


While Branson offers superb entertainment, breathtaking thrills and outdoor adventures around every corner, the Branson area is home to a variety of coffee shops, markets and restaurants that your calmer side can’t help but appreciate. The coffee and wine shops are known by locals and tourists alike for their relaxed environments and live entertainment. Backstage Café & Wine Bar At the Backstage Café and Wine …

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