Top Choice Sweets in St Louis

Ted Drewes

Don't dare leave town without licking yourself silly on this super-creamy ice-cream-like treat at historic Ted Drewes, west of the city center. There's a smaller summer-only branch south of the city center at 4224 S…
Top Choice Modern American in Kansas City


Multiple-award-winning Bluestem has a casual elegance that extends from the bar to the dining room. Many stop into this Westport star just for a fine cocktail and some of the small plates of exquisite snacks (the ch…
Top Choice American in Kansas City

Rieger Hotel Grill & Exchange

One of KC's most innovative restaurants is housed in what was once a humdrum 1915 vintage hotel in the Crossroads Arts District. Today it's been spiffed up to match the creative fare on Howard Hanna's seasonal menu…
Top Choice Cafe in St Louis

Crown Candy Kitchen

An authentic family-run soda fountain that's been making families smile since 1913. Malts (hot fudge, yum!) come with spoons, the floats, well, float, and you can try the famous BLT. Homemade candies top it off. It'…
Top Choice American in Tulsa


This beautiful pub is a top choice in the Brady Arts District and serves excellent fare. The hamburgers are legendary or you can opt for steaks, salads or seasonal specials. The bartenders are true mixologists and t…
Top Choice Modern American in Omaha

Grey Plume

West of downtown in Midtown Crossing, chef Clayton Chapman has upturned perceptions of Great Plains cuisine with his fiercely local and seasonal dishes. Winners: the bar burger, the duck-fat fries, the steaks, and a…
Top Choice Modern American in Omaha

Boiler Room

Global influences and French techniques shape the locally sourced foods that comprise the seasonal dishes at this trendsetting Old Market bistro. It's got an open kitchen and a cocktail bar. Want an Omaha steak? Get…
Top Choice Barbecue in Kansas City


KC has a new top dog in BBQ. This slick joint has fab service, great microbrews and easily the best meats to come off a grill in the region. The spare ribs are the best we've had and the burnt ends are so good, they…
Barbecue in Tulsa


A legendary barbecue joint where the star of the menu is the potentially deadly 'Badwich,' a bun-crushing combo of superbly smoked sausages, ham, beef, pork and more. The dining room is bright and has a house piano …
Top Choice Modern American in Oklahoma City

Cheever's Cafe

This former art-deco flower shop is now an upscale cafe with excellent Southern- and Mexican-influenced fare. The menu changes seasonally and is locally sourced. The ice-cream-ball dessert fills many a dream.