Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Momma Mary’s Navajo Tacos

Fry bread, flavor and family tradition are on the menu in Willard The shutdown surrounding COVID-19 posed a significant challenge to small businesses, especially for a restaurant that just reopened its doors six months prior. For Linda Moody-Ivey, the owner of Momma...

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Duke’s BBQ Shack

Smokehouse Classics with an Elevated Twist Your nostrils will tell you as soon as you walk through the door. This is undoubtedly a smokehouse. The pecan- and cherry-wood-filled smokers might be outside, but their aroma fills this St. Charles County restaurant. That’s...

The Chef’s Table

The Chef’s Table

Ryan VanWinkle may hold the title “executive chef,” but don’t be fooled: He’s actually in the business of time travel. Every dish he’s created for the past seven years has been an attempt at taking diners back to his late grandmother’s house. “We’d walk in the door...

Jones Outpost

Jones Outpost

Down-home food in a cozy setting The southeast corner of Camden County is definitely meat-and-potato country. Mike Jones knew that about his hometown of Montreal when crafting the menu for his first restaurant, and today he goes through more than 500 pounds of...

River Bottoms Brewing Company

River Bottoms Brewing Company

It was supposed to just be a small microbrewery. Joe and Abbie Backes knew that people were willing to travel to visit breweries, wineries and distilleries and wanted to bring one to their hometown of Carrollton. “I knew how to make beer and everyone seemed to like...

The Jiggy Pig

The Jiggy Pig

Jaret Jensen was excited to dip his toes into the world of delicious barbecue. Living in west-central Missouri, he and his then-girlfriend, Janna, were no strangers to smoked meats. So when he felt it was time to invest in his first smoker, Janna thought another...

Dadeville Cafe

Dadeville Cafe

Alan and Valerie Porter bring fresh, unique flavors to southern Missouri When Alan and Valerie Porter returned to Alan’s stomping grounds in south-central Missouri, the plan was to build a log home with a wraparound porch and take it easy. The slower pace of life...

Pizza By The Chef

Pizza By The Chef

The little pizza shop was a Morris family tradition. Gary Morris’ job as a car dealership business manager brought him to the Branson area where he would eat lunch at the Pizza Chef location just down the road from Silver Dollar City. Pizza was popular with his family...

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