Tag Archives: St. Louis

Show-Me 5: Missouri Sandwich Shops

Snax Gastrobar, St. Louis: A brand-new neighborhood gathering place, Snax Gastrobar, opened in March, serving up elevated comfort food for dinner alongside craft beer, wine and cocktails. Choose from snack-perfect eats including house-cured and smoked meats, assorted pickles and Buffalo Balls – blended chicken and pork tossed in a sweet-heat glaze over stone-ground grits with blue cheese and green onions. …

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Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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New Things to do at Missouri Amusement Parks 2017

An often-quoted movie promo notes that, “In space, no one can hear you scream.” The same cannot be said here on Earth, where those in close proximity hear you shout and shriek with delight as you experience roller coasters and thrill rides at Missouri’s theme and amusement parks. For 2017, the Show-Me State’s largest parks, Six Flags St. Louis, Worlds …

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Missouri Eats: The Dark Room

Lovers of the arts have a new and improved place to enjoy a glass of wine while throwing the local creative community a dime in St. Louis. The Dark Room, which now operates under the umbrella of the nonprofit Kranzberg Arts Foundation, moved just around the corner from its former home into the renovated historic Grandel Theatre in February. The …

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Missouri Summer Festivals 2017

With celebrations of everything from food, music and regional heritage to the arts, the nation’s founding and international cultures, Missouri has a variety of fairs and festivals to enjoy this summer. Your summer travels in the Show-Me State might lead to the El Dorado Springs Picnic (July 20-22), a community tradition that includes nightly performances by the El Dorado Springs …

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Spring Into Bloom in the Show-Me State

I don’t think there is anything more beautiful than Missouri in spring, as she shows off every color of the rainbow and every shade in between. There’s even a special day dedicated to such delight. National Public Gardens Day is May 12 and Missouri’s botanical gardens are bursting into bloom with special events for that day – and the glorious …

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Show-Me 5: Mexican Restaurants

Cesar’s Old Mexico, Springfield: Since opening at the end of 2015, Cesar’s Old Mexico has become the lunch spot for those craving authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes in Springfield. Arrive after 12pm, and you’ll likely have to elbow your way to a table. The place is tiny, which is part of the charm – as are the oversized Margaritas and …

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Katy Trail Heads to Kansas City with the Rock Island Spur

Courtesy of Missouri State Parks. Katy Trail State Park has taken a giant step toward achieving its long-time goal of stretching across Missouri’s mid-section to join the St. Louis and Kansas City metropolitan areas. In late 2016, Missouri State Parks opened a new section of the trail built on an abandoned Rock Island Railroad line. The 47.5-mile stretch runs from …

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Missouri Eats: Eat-Rite Diner

The Powers family, owners of Eat-Rite Diner near Busch Stadium in St. Louis, claim slingers began in their diners. They’re just not exactly sure when. “We started serving slingers around 1985,” Tina Powers says. “Customers started ordering it – ‘Hey, put a scoop of chili on that.’” “It was at the Fenton store in the ‘70s,” counters her brother, David …

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Playing A Round in Missouri

They’ve been sitting all winter. Watching. Waiting. Looking for a sign. Then one morning, they notice your heavy coat has given way to a lighter jacket. You’re smiling more. The temperature in the garage is a few notches warmer. Finally, the day they’ve been waiting for arrives. You approach. They’re excited, ready to spring into action. Now, it’s up to …

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