2019 Discover the Best of Missouri Life Awards

You voted. We counted. Now you can discover some best-kept secrets and surprises around the state in eight different categories, such as culture, destinations, food, lore and legend, and more.


The Mediterranean Diet in Missouri

Registered dietitian nutritionist, Tori Eaton, shares helpful tips on how to successfully follow the Mediterranean diet.


Make Every Meal Memorable with Burgers’ Smokehouse

Burgers' Smokehouse has everything you need to make your holiday meals—or daily breakfast—delicious.


Terrific Tiger Tailgates

Have the perfect game days at these Columbia hot spots.


Blues and Barbecue: A Match Made in Heaven

Roots N Blues N BBQ is right around the corner. Start planning your trip to Columbia now.


Catch Your Own Trout at the Dining Lodge at Bennett Spring State Park

Put your fishing skills to the test at the lodge at Bennet Spring State Park, which adds an element of DIY to fresh trout.


Missouri’s Best BBQ Joints

These savants of the smoker are dishing up barbecue heaven all summer long.


Gobblers Roost Reenvisions the Steakhouse Experience

Take a trip outside of Nevada, Missouri to try this restaurant that specializes in mouthwatering steak and only opens its doors on weekends.


Convivial Columbia’s Wine, Beer, and Spirits Offerings

Columbia has become a hub for fine wine, beer and spirits. We’ll drink to that!