Tag Archives: St. Louis

Enjoy the Missouri Shows

Starlight Theater in Kansas City.

Enjoy the show. We use that phrase a lot here at the Missouri Division of Tourism. The great thing about it is that it can mean so many different things, depending on why we need it. It can mean “enjoy the beautiful state parks Missouri has to offer.” It can mean “enjoy a sporting event featuring one of Missouri’s collegiate ... Read More »

Big Birthday or Not, Shakespeare Thrives in Missouri

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On Wednesday, April 26, 1564, in a market town 100 miles west of London, Mary Arden and her husband John took their newborn baby boy to their church to be baptized. The parish clerk entered the child’s name in the registry in the customary Latin: Gulielmus filius Johannes Shakspere. Since English children in the 16th century were usually baptized about ... Read More »

St. Louie Chop Suey

St. Paul sandwich.

When I attended Mizzou, oh so many years ago, I met and made friends with many students from St. Louis.  Visits to their homes taught me how the locals ate and I learned about some favorites that I had not previously experienced. At the top of this list is the “St. Louis-style” fried rice from the many “chop suey” places ... Read More »

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

Burnt ends, PM BBQ.

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 »

Missouri’s Mount Rushmore: Pop Culture Edition

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“Who’s on your Mount Rushmore of presidents?” a co-worker recently asked, in jest, while traveling back from a long day of business meetings. After the laughter subsided, our group debated the merits of presidents, but soon segued into sports and pop culture. The “Mount Rushmore” question really is a fun one. You can apply it to so many subjects, from ... Read More »

Museum Tells Missouri’s Civil War Story

The main floor features displays of artifacts with a cannon, Studebaker wagon and real stuffed horse on an oval island in the middle.

In order to see the country’s newest Civil War museum, you’ll have to visit the oldest active military installation west of the Mississippi River. The Missouri Civil War Museum is in a recently restored building on the parade grounds at the Jefferson Barracks Historic Site in St. Louis. Established in 1826, Jefferson Barracks served soldiers in every major military conflict ... Read More »

Show-Me Five: Ways to Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Birthday

Illuminating STL heart at Burnin' Love Festival

St. Louis is now 250 years old and they’re celebrating in a grand fashion. They are illuminating and lighting fire to enormous hearts, placing giant birthday cakes around the St. Louis area and showcasing the best of the City’s history throughout the year. The Burnin’ Love Festival has come and gone, but it was an amazing experience. A giant illuminating ... Read More »

Create Your Own Missouri Date Night

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It’s always a great time of year to spend quality time with that special someone while you enjoy Missouri’s wonderfully vibrant restaurants, entertainment and nightlife. Keep the love going with weekly date nights in Missouri. If you aren’t sure where to start, consider the list below a step in the right direction. Here’s how it works: you see each city ... Read More »

Celebrate St. Louis’ 250th Year with ‘Biggest Birthday Bash’

The Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri on June 28, 2011.

A 250th birthday doesn’t come around every day but when it does, you want it to be a humdinger! That’s why St. Louis is putting together its Biggest Birthday Bash, a year-long celebration in 2014, to commemorate its founding 250 years ago. Here are the key events planned thus far (be sure to check out St. Louis’ birthday website often ... Read More »

The Donut Stop Takes High Honors

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Described as a “giant, bumpy ball of fried dough, crispy on the outside and dense, buttery, and cinnamon-y on the inside,” the Cinnamon Glob, from The Donut Stop in St. Louis, doesn’t resemble the typical donut. And why should it? If you’re trying to crack a list of top donuts, you need to stand out from the crowd. The honoree ... Read More »