Farm to Table with Wayne Vanderwert

Wayne Vanderwert took up cooking for a simple reason. "I like to eat," he says.


4 Fall Pie Destinations

Sink your teeth into these sweet treats from around the state.


Persimmons: Missouri’s Finest Fruit

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


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.


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.


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.


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.