The Meat Lobby's Bill to Ban the Phrase 'Fake Meat' Shows the Real Threat of Plant-Based Alternatives

Missouri has passed a bill preventing meat substitutes from using the word "meat" on their products. Here's how brands such as Beyond Meat are coping.
Lauren Rothman
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Missouri May Ban Plant-Based Meat Companies from Calling Their Products 'Meat'

The House of Representatives in the beef-loving state just passed a bill that could complicate the sale of meat substitutes.
Mayukh Sen
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Pizzeria Owner Facing Blue Lives Matter Backlash Says His Role Is 'to Get More People Pissed'

"As they said in the protest, ‘white silence is violence,’ and as hard as it was saying that, I think I get it."
Jelisa Castrodale

Nation of Immigrants: How Thailand Came to St. Robert, Missouri

This is the third in a series of articles featuring immigrant- and refugee-owned restaurants in enclaves located outside of major US cities.
Dave Simpson

This Kansas City Restaurant Is Turning Doughnuts into Decadent Meals

If you’ve been looking for the perfect excuse to eat doughnuts after 10 AM, the Doughnut Lounge has exactly what you’re looking for.
Mary Sauer

St. Louis Police Department Hopes to Thaw Community Relations by Handing Out Ice Cream

Dubbed “Operation Polar Cops,” (yeah, really), the SLPD added a new vehicle to its fleet last month: a blue and white ice cream truck to hand out free frozen treats at events throughout the city.
Gigen Mammoser
food trucks

An Abandoned Used Car Lot Is Blowing Up Kansas City’s Food Truck Scene

Little Piggy, a food truck hub launched by chef Mike Foust in Kansas City, Missouri, is more than just a place for trucks to park. Soon, it will offer a solution to many of the challenges faced by other food trucks in the area.
Mary Sauer
food desert

This Mobile Grocery Store Wants to Eliminate Food Deserts in Kansas City

Rollin’ Grocer is the first mobile grocery store in Kansas City, Missouri, bringing fresh food to the city's urban core.
Mary Sauer

Hundreds of DUIs Could Be Revoked Due to a Word Mixup in Missouri Law

If you were arrested for a DWI in the state of Missouri any time during the period of November 30, 2012 to January 29, 2014, the breathalyzer tests you took is now inadmissible in court.
Alex Swerdloff

Don't Mind This Live Boa Constrictor Slithering Around Your Restaurant Table

A man was recently allowed to bring a large snake into a Mexican restaurant in Missouri because of his claim that it's a service animal that helps him cope with depression.
Hilary Pollack

This Lady Is Suing a Restaurant for Throwing a Dinner Roll at Her Head

Lambert's Cafe is known as the "Home of Throwed Rolls," but Troy Tucker still didn't see the thing coming. And she has the corneal injury to prove it.
Alex Swerdloff
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Wisconsin Doesn't Want Its Food Stamp Recipients to Buy Shrimp or Drugs

Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin are pushing a pair of bills that would restrict food stamp recipients' access to "junk" foods like shellfish—that is, if they can pass the drug tests first.
Munchies Staff