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Missouri Eats: Awaze

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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 ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Sycamore

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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 ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Juniper

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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 ... Read More »

Missouri Eats: Público

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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 ... Read More »

The Other Side of Branson

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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 ... Read More »

15 in ’15: Springfield

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This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! I spent high school and the early part of my adulthood in Springfield and thought it was a pretty nice town. Years ago, my career path ... Read More »

Tour de BBQ: A Taste of St. Louis’ BBQ Restaurants

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A co-worker and I have recently been arguing over which BBQ restaurants in St. Louis has the best food. Honestly, I was long convinced it was Pappy’s and, of course, he still swears by it. But a recent visit to Sugarfire Smoke House in the Olivette made me start questioning everything I knew about St. Louis BBQ. I did a ... Read More »

Enjoy the Flavors of Missouri’s Capital

While in Jefferson City recently, I was able to dine at four different local restaurants (within the span of two days.) I was pleasantly surprised to find sushi, Greek-style pizza, and frozen yogurt, choices more commonly associated with big cities. Each restaurant was unique and catered to all tastes. Love Sushi, an intimate Japanese restaurant located on Missouri Boulevard, brings ... Read More »

Onion Ring Tour

I was so excited for us to get our blog up and running because I wanted to share with travelers my familiarization tour of Highway 36 that turned into an onion ring tour. New to my job with the Missouri Division of Tourism, I was very excited to take some travel writers on a familiarization tour of Missouri Highway 36 ... Read More »