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Field Trip — the Midwest in the Heat of Summer

  1. Field Trip — the Midwest in the Heat of Summer

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    August 2009:  St. Louis, Columbia and Kansas City, Missouri

     Milk of Many Colors

    Fifteen years living in Pittsburgh makes it possible to take a two week trip back “home” as visitors with both a sense of nostalgia and discovery.  If you head to the midwest, here are a few of the places we visited…some are must-stops (for food and fun) on every trip back to the Show Me State and some are wonderful new discoveries that make up our unique home-town Local Goodness.


    St. Louis, Missouri

    Old Favorites:


    Crown Candy Kitchen

    Blueberry Hill

    Ted Drewe’s Frozen Custard


    New Finds:

    City Museum


    Columbia, Missouri (Go MIZZOU!)

    Shakespere’s Pizza (recently rated best college hang-out in America by Good Morning America…but we new this a LONG time ago!!) 


    Kansas City, Missouri

    Old Favorites:

    Smokehouse Bar-B-Que (yes, Kansas City is KNOWN for its BBQ and there are hundreds of places for the tasty stuff, but Smokehouse was a favorite of ours when we lived there and still ROCKS! We bring back  bottles of sauce each trip to keep the KC Local Goodness with us til we can make it back).

    American Jazz Museum

    Country Club Plaza

    Crown Center


    New Finds:

    Shatto Milk Company (an incredible dairy farm north of KC…not only is their milk delicious, but one visit and you will have a whole new appreciation for small scale-produced moo juice and its possibilities)

    re:Verse (a cool little corner hang-out on the County Club Plaza with spectacular cocktails)