In our seventh-annual Feast 50 issue, we’re highlighting more than 400 winners and runners-up across 50 categories in the Feast 50 Awards, as voted by you in our readers’ choice poll.

More than 100,000 votes were cast to identify your favorite burger joints, microbreweries, coffee roasters and more. We look forward to sharing this issue every year, as it doubles as a guide for where to dine, drink and shop in St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield, Columbia and beyond. We’re lucky to have so many inspiring entrepreneurs driving our region’s food-and-drink scene forward, and it’s our pleasure to feature just a handful of those innovators and makers in this very special edition.

Without further ado, please join us in toasting to all of the winners and runners-up in the 2018 Feast 50 Awards!

Written by Ren Bishop, April Fleming, Natalie Gallagher, Lauren Miers, Liz Miller, Heather Riske, Nancy Stiles, Lillian Stone, Jessica E. Vaughn and Jenny Vergara