City Scout: Holiday Festivities in K.C.

An abundance of decorative, tasty, and educational festivities are on top in Kansas City during this holiday season.


St. Joseph: More than just a stop on the Pony Express

St. Joseph is home to iconic places, including Jesse James’s home, the Pony Express birthplace, and the Kansas City Chiefs’ training camp. History flows through this town where museums tell the stories of this westward jumping-off point and where new stories are beginning.


Gooey cinnamon rolls at Branson Dough Company

Simply Sweet: Missouri’s surprising cinnamon roll heritage

A good cinnamon roll is not only evocative of the globe; it’s rooted in a spice that has traveled the world and delighted bakery customers for centuries.


Sudwerk Brewing Co. wins top brewery awards

As the beverage sponsor for Big BAM on the Katy Trail—the Bicycle Across Missouri event hosted by Missouri Life magazine—Davis, Calif.-based Sudwerk Brewing Co. already had strong Missouri ties. Sudwerk ownership includes two University of Missouri-Columbia alumni, two Missouri S&T-Rolla alumni, and three others from the St. Louis area. Sudwerk distributes in California, Nevada, and Missouri.


Comfort food classics like the bacon cheddar burger with hand-cut fries and onion rings at The Kozy in Bloomfield.

Southern Classics: The Kozy

Bloomsdale is a small town of about five hundred. It’s thirty minutes northeast of Farmington, but The Kozy, 710 Highway 61, and its sister restaurant, ninety-five-year-old Dew Drop Inn serve around fourteen thousand customers a month.


Persimmons: Missouri’s Finest Fruit

Part native fruit and part pioneer weather forecaster, the American persimmon ripens this month around the state.


The glasses of red wine with a colorful autumn surrounding.

WINE DOG: Take pride in Missouri’s wine

Regional pride is real; I share it. I take perverse pleasure in correcting people who assume that I live in some coastal wine mecca. I often mention my experiences when I give talks around the world about the wine market.


Colorful, tasty sugar skull cookies at Diana's Bakery in St. Louis.

Dia de los Muertos: It’s not ‘Mexican Halloween’

Dia de los Muertos, a traditional Mexican holiday typically celebrated November 2, is the day souls of the dead, as the tradition goes, return to visit their living family members. The holiday has deep roots running back to Aztec and Mayan cultures more than three thousand years ago, with modern branches throughout Latino, Hispanic, and other cultures worldwide.


Tasty Eats, Done Dirt Cheap

8 Great Places for Inexpensive Eats in Missouri