Inside the Newest Cafe & Bike Shop on the Katy Trail

Closely nuzzled against the Katy Trail in Rocheport, Meriwether Café & Bike Shop provides a quietly colorful experience. Managers Brandon and Whitney Vair transformed the building that used to house the Trailside Café into a bright spot set against the green-covered hills of Rocheport.


The Dancing Bear Offers Dining Far From the Beaten Path

It took me three years to get here. Mostly my fault. Procrastination. Missed signals. Still, in the interest of full disclosure, dinner at the Dancing Bear requires a commitment, and therein lies the charm.


The Missouri Barbecue Trail

We asked a handful of experts where to turn for the state's best BBQ in Kansas City, St. Louis, and in between.


5 Best-Kept Secret Restaurants

It has happened to all of us: On the road, exploring new places, boldly going where we’ve never gone before, and we see something new. Something different. Something that makes our stomachs want to find out more. Here are a few of those culinary surprises we’ve found in our travels.


6 Classic Delis

The corner deli was many things. It was the neighborhood grocery where you’d take your weekly order and get it filled while you caught up on all the community gossip.


Dog Days

Undoubtedly, 1904 was a big year for the hot dog. Its most famous topping, French’s yellow mustard, and the hot dog itself were both exposed to the masses at the World’s Fair in St. Louis. New York can claim French’s as its own, but the biggest hot dog purveyor at the fair was a Missourian.


Here Are Our Favorite Places to Get Gooey Butter Cake in and Around St. Louis

Legends abound about the true origins of gooey butter cake, with one common denominator—like toasted ravioli, it is purported to be a mistake of glorious proportions.


Smith’s Restaurant Gets By on Word of Mouth

Owners Mark and Angie Smith of Smith’s Restaurant say their famous Giant Pork Tenderloin Sandwich tops the menu.


A Slice of Pie Celebrates 30 Years

According to Ron Hopson, the key to a good pie is the crust. Ron should know. He and his wife, Mickey, have been baking them at A Slice of Pie for more than thirty years.


Noble Parentage: AJ’s Eat and Drink

After surviving a devastating fire, AJ's Eat and Drink—The Steak House is newly remodeled, highly popular, magnificently flavored in Macon.