You can’t go home without tasting BBQ,” said my host and so I sat down again to dine, this time at Fiorella’s Jack Stack Barbeque in the Plaza. “Zagat’s rated this place number one [for barbeque] in the country,” she continued. And, we began noshing yet another meal … starting […]
BBQ and Blues may be what put Kansas City, Missouri on the map, and yes, the city certainly does have its share of great BBQ joints and jazz clubs. But this town is passionate about the arts, with a vibrant arts culture, world-class museums and a robust performing arts center. […]
Ten reasons to rip the wrappings off Branson’s Christmas season as it celebrates its 100th birthday: Jump-start your Christmas spirit by ogling the kaleidoscope of four million lights showcasing Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas.” In Missouri’s scenic Ozark Mountains, Branson’s charming 1880s-style theme park’s centerpiece is a five-story […]
Before his untimely death in a construction accident at the age of 61, sculptor, designer and recycler-supreme Bob Cassilly was to St. Louis, Mo., what the fantastical architect Antonio Gaudi was to the city of Barcelona, Spain. Cassilly’s civic sculptures of whimsical creatures cavort in a variety of public spaces […]
From the moment you drive across the 1931 Bagnell Dam, you know you’ve entered a different world. The village of Lake Ozark is a time warp out of the 1940s and 1950s, when post-war families packed the kids into station wagons piled high with camping gear.
In our Missouri explorations we discovered Rocheport, only a fifteen-minute drive from Columbia. Rocheport was founded on the banks of the Missouri in 1825. It now has a population of 240 people. With its well-kept houses and quiet streets, it appears that time has stood still here. But that is deceptive, for it offers much for the visitor.
If you haven’t been to the Ozark Mountain village of Branson, Missouri, you’re in for a songfest when you do go. And if you haven’t experienced the white-capped waves of the Pacific Ocean from the shores of Newport Beach and Corona del Mar, on California’s southern coast, perhaps it’s time for you to behold them.