Tag Archives: St. Louis

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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What To Do Before and After the Baseball Game

It’s officially spring which means it’s officially time to get excited about baseball in Missouri! Whether you wear Kansas City Royal blue or St. Louis Cardinal red, there are few things more exciting than game day in the Show-Me State. The crowds, the smell of ballpark food, the sound the bat makes on a long home run … they’re all …

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Spring Into 2017 Festival Season In The Show-Me State

With gentle breezes, mild days and nature filled with a riot of blooming dogwoods and redbuds, Missouri in spring is a little slice of heaven. A heaven filled with fantastic things to eat and drink, every genre of music and entertainment imaginable, glorious art and creative crafts, and celebrations of a time of renewal. Get ready to travel: it’s the …

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10 St. Louis Irish Pubs to Celebrate St. Pat’s

Pubs in Ireland are much more than drinking holes. These establishments are a place where you see friends and family, a low-key spot to spend the night enjoying yourself – a home, for some regulars, away from home. And while an ideal St. Patrick’s Day certainly includes Guinness and Jameson, festivities extend far beyond alcohol. So if you’re looking for …

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2017 Baseball Season is Almost Here in Missouri

How can you not be romantic about baseball?” – Brad Pitt, as Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane, in Moneyball It’s time to rekindle that old flame. Baseball is coming back. As the 2017 season approaches, Missourians find themselves fortunate to have two big league teams (not to mention minor league and semi-pro teams) for which to cheer. At the …

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Show-Me 5: Places to Celebrate Pi Day

Pi Pizzeria, multiple locations in the St. Louis area: The St. Louis-area pizzeria specializing in cornmeal deep-dish and thin-crust pies makes good on its name and logo – the pi symbol – on the eponymous holiday. Past specials have included all-day happy hour; buy one pizza, get one for $3.14; free large pizza for anyone born on March 14; and …

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Missouri Gardens and Sculpture Parks for Spring

As the calendar turns toward March and spring approaches, it’s time to shake off the winter doldrums, get outdoors and enjoy nature. If you want to throw a little art into the mix, the Show-Me State has just what you need. From the rural setting of Louisiana to the urban environs of Kansas City, Missouri has beautiful gardens and sculpture …

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Missouri Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day in 2017

It has a Grand Marshal, floats and it shuts down traffic on Main Street every year. About two minutes later, it’s all over and people move on with their daily routines. The “it” is the Blue Springs St. Patrick’s Day Parade, dubbed as one of the “shortest and smallest” parades anywhere. It begins on the south sidewalk of Main Street …

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