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 Vairs use as many locally sourced products as they can. As much as 70 percent of Meriwether’s produce budget goes toward local farms, such as Show Me Farms, Redbuds Farms and Botanicals, and Boatright Farms.

Ingredients for the dishes have either been carefully elevated or purposefully left alone to shine. Take, for example, the best-selling Naturalist salad with toppers such as sesame-crusted avocado, fresh heirloom tomatoes, watermelon, quinoa, and a charred lemon and basil vinaigrette. After a ride on the Katy, pair the fried green tomatoes with a can of Logboat beer or a cup of Fretboard coffee.