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2021 is a new start. These rising stars are leading the way to a brighter and tastier future

2021 is a new start. These rising stars are leading the way to a brighter and tastier future

Across our region, these chefs, bartenders, farmers and more are making names for themselves. 

Chase the winter blues away with this boozy golden milk cocktail

Chase the winter blues away with this boozy golden milk cocktail

This blended scotch cocktail – which I developed at The Golden Girl Rum Club in Springfield, Missouri – has aromas and textures reminiscent of eggnog but remains a welcome departure from the norm.

Kingdom Coffee's Angel Beason shares 3 cookbooks that have influenced her work

Kingdom Coffee's Angel Beason shares 3 cookbooks that have influenced her work

As culinary director, she’s in charge of the rotating menus at both its Springfield locations.

Pikliz is the all-purpose condiment you'll want to throw on everything

Pikliz is the all-purpose condiment you'll want to throw on everything

An unapologetically spicy-sweet condiment, it’s present at every Haitian table for almost every meal.

The Tea Studio by Kilian is a must-visit for tea-lovers in St. Louis

The Tea Studio by Kilian is a must-visit for tea-lovers in St. Louis

The shop offers a wide array of loose-leaf teas, tea accessories, tastings and classes.

Switch up your morning routine with beans from one of these Missouri-based coffee roasters

Switch up your morning routine with beans from one of these Missouri-based coffee roasters

These Missouri-based coffee roasters offer carefully roasted beans.

Prehistoric Brewing is making a dino-sized footprint in Springfield's craft beer industry

Prehistoric Brewing is making a dino-sized footprint in Springfield's craft beer industry

Beers include Chocolate Mammoth Milk and Trapped in Time.

Kansas City's upcoming Fern Bar will focus on agave and sugarcane spirits

Kansas City's upcoming Fern Bar will focus on agave and sugarcane spirits

Bartender Bryan Arri has cut his teeth at some of the best bars in Kansas City and now, he's striking out on his own.

Clay & Fire brings traditional Turkish specialties to Kansas City

Clay & Fire brings traditional Turkish specialties to Kansas City

Offerings include classic mezze, menemen, rotisserie chicken and more.

Make the most of fresh grapefruit with these 3 recipes

Make the most of fresh grapefruit with these 3 recipes

Add the citrus fruit to a Gin Fizz, ceviche or olive oil cake.

From pantry items to pop ups, Deadfox cooks up ramen, boiled bagels and more in St. Louis

From pantry items to pop ups, Deadfox cooks up ramen, boiled bagels and more in St. Louis

Husband-and-wife team Jon and Alyssa Todd operate the dining, catering and baking company.

Get the recipe: Chickpea tacos from Urban Cafe

Get the recipe: Chickpea tacos from Urban Cafe

Ground garbanzo beans mimic the texture of ground meat in these vegan tacos.

Smashed Turnip and Beet Salad

Smashed Turnip and Beet Salad

An homage to pai huang gua, this dish works as a side, but it’s also substantial enough to fly solo.

From flavors and blends to fun accessories, make this your go-to guide on tea

From flavors and blends to fun accessories, make this your go-to guide on tea

Whether you prefer a cup of green, black or herbal tea, we've got tips for you.

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Candied Kumquats and Citrus

Greek Yogurt Panna Cotta with Candied Kumquats and Citrus

The quintessential make-ahead dessert, this custard-like Italian dessert is served chilled.

From food truck to storefront, South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs serves comforting southern classics in Columbia

From food truck to storefront, South Florida Style Chicken & Ribs serves comforting southern classics in Columbia

Look for fried wings, chicken and waffles and rib sandwiches.