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It's been a long, cold winter season, and now, it's finally time to step outside to embrace the springtime. Soak up the sunshine with the best festivals and events happening in the region.

Sip wine pours on a patio to the beat of live music, taste Kansas City-style barbecue or enjoy a weekend of art in the Sculpture Park.

If you've been experiencing cabin fever these past few months – the cure is here! Get outdoors and celebrate your local community at these street festivals, events and gatherings.

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Springfield, Missouri, is home to classic restaurants like Casper’s, Red’s Giant Hamburg and Leong’s Asian Diner. With over 1,000 restaurants, dining in Springfield offers everything from fine dining to fast-casual. But these classics have people coming back year after year.

Saturday is the official start of spring, and it’s time to celebrate. We love that the sunshine is lasting longer and the temperatures are warming up, and we can’t think of a better way to enjoy it than a nice, fresh cocktail. In honor of spring’s arrival, we’re making the Water Lily cocktai…

Gerard Craft came into the St. Louis culinary scene with a bang when the opened the original Niche in 2005. Ten years later, he became the first St. Louis chef to take home the coveted James Beard Best Chef: Midwest award in 2015. And as his Niche Restaurant Group grows, he has added mentoring younger chefs to his list of job descriptions.

Feast goes Behind the Apron with David Bailey of Bailey's Restaurants. Bailey discusses his journey from opening a small chocolate bar in Lafayette Square to expanding into seven unique restaurant concepts, multiple locations and a full-fledged catering business.

One of my fondest childhood memories is planting a garden with my mom. Something about planting a seed and watching it grow always amazed me. It was like magic! Fast forward to adulthood and I have a much deeper appreciation for where food comes from and how much care goes into making it grow.

Try this heart-healthy recipe for Walnut "Chorizo" Tacos this February. Walnuts are high in omega-3 fats. While a small handful of walnuts offers superior snackability, we’ve used walnuts to create a unique spin on the classic meat taco. Top these meat-less Walnut “Chorizo” Tacos with pickled vegetables or take it up a notch by adding avocado mash, pineapple salsa or purple cabbage slaw. Trust me, your heart will thank you!

Peas are favorites of gardeners who just can’t wait to get growing. In fact, peas can be planted as soon as the ground has thawed, meaning they’re one of the first vegetables to be harvested in springtime. Planting peas also stabilizes nitrogen levels in the soil, which benefits neighboring plants.

When the U.S. lifted its ban on importing avocados from Mexico in the late 1990s, the stage was set for them to take America by storm. In the decades that followed, avocados have been mashed into dips, blended into smoothies, spread onto toast and made into facial masks.

Fish has long been considered “brain food.” Some studies have shown that people who eat fish maintain more gray matter — that is, greater brain volume — than those who don’t. But the benefits of eating fish actually cast a much wider net. “Fish and other marine life are some of the best sour…

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Winemakers across the state have had to get creative growing grapes in the unpredictable Missouri weather. Hybrid varieties like the Chambourcin are able to hold up to the sometimes harsh climate. Known for its spicy, earthy taste, follow Feast as we explore the Chambourcin at Chaumette Vine…