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Fresh décor and fresh fish make Yellowstone Café a great catch

A menu filled with variety offers something for everyone at Yellowstone Café. Yellowstone Café, not unlike its national park namesake, remains a favorite destination. In fact, it’s been a West County destination renown for fresh fish, steaks, pasta and chicken coupled with stellar service and affordability for more than two decades.   “We’re going into our 23rd year at Yellowstone,” said John Marciano, who proudly owns Yellowstone Café and its sister operation, Lazy River. Both share similar menus and décor.  “We’ve recently updated the dining room but when you walk in you won’t see it at first – there are ...

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Exploring the keto, paleo and Whole 30 diets

In recent years, the terminology of Paleo, Keto and Whole 30 have been up-front-and-center of weight loss food plans that are promised as the solution to becoming the “new you.” What are they and do they work?

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Nothing Bundt Cakes: Where nostalgia meets the perfect cake

“Whether your mom baked it or your grandma baked it, everyone has a memory about a bundt cake,” said Jannette Neely, owner of Nothing Bundt Cakes. “There’s always a story behind the bundt, and it’s fun to listen to everyone’s story when they come into the shop.” 

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Barbecue World Champion Travis Clark named Wildwood BBQ Bash VIP Ambassador

Pitmaster Travis Clark

Strike a match and light a fire. That’s all you’ll need to do to attract the attention of Travis Clark, the 2017 World Champion of the American Royal, considered the World Series of barbecue. Clark, an Oklahoma native, is relatively new to the barbecue competition circuit. Clark and his team, Clark Crew BBQ, have only competed for the past five years. His inspiration to compete was sparked by the decision to attend the 2012 American Royal in Kansas City as a spectator. A fun weekend, Clark says, became a life-changing experience. The sweet smoke, ‘que and the excitement had him ...

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Barbecue Battle: Low and slow versus hot and fast

Barbecuing versus grilling. It’s a discussion that sparks controversy – one that begins with the very definition of the word barbecue. Cooking over a live fire historically has been defined as “barbecue” – a cooking technique practiced around the world that has evolved and been revered as an American classic. But that classic is defined by region and subtle nuances such as the use of wood types, spices and sauces. When I was a kid, my dad “barbecued” on a brick backyard pit. Back then, it was all barbecue. But it wasn’t. Most of the time, we actually were grilling. ...

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