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 Market in St Louis

Soulard Farmers Market

A local treasure with a range of vendors selling regional produce, baked goods and prepared foods. Picnic or snack yourself silly. Dating to 1779, it's pretension-free.
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 Cafe in Lincoln

Indigo Bridge

This fine Haymarket cafe in a fantastic bookstore serves excellent coffee, snacks and sandwiches throughout the day.
Top Choice Italian in St Louis


Redolent of herbs, this Italian deli serves up fresh salads and sandwiches (get the meaty Hill Boy) to ravenous lunching crowds.
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 Burgers in Iowa City

Shorts Burger & Shine

A local legend, Shorts serves up all manner of gourmet burgers, including a fine selection of veggie burgers. Great regional beer list.
Top Choice Diner in Wichita

Doo-Dah Diner

The model for diners everywhere. This bustling local downtown fave has fabulous chow, including corned-beef hash, banana-bread French toast and eggs Benedict.
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 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.