The votes are in, and your voices have been heard loud and clear!
For the past eight years, the August issue of Feast has been dedicated to the Feast 50 Awards, where we shine a spotlight on readers’ hometown favorites. Tens of thousands of votes were cast across Missouri, eastern Kansas and southern Illinois earlier this year in four cities – St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield and Columbia – and now the results are in.
We’re sharing your picks for the best local chefs, restaurants, bars, breweries, winemakers and food-and-drink producers. Reading through this issue, we hope you see familiar faces as well as new spots to try around town – whether that be nearby or on your next road trip. We feel incredibly lucky to live in a part of the country so rich with creative, delicious food and drink, and the Feast 50 Awards truly recognizes the breadth and quality of our growing and thriving culinary community.
Scroll down to find out who took top honors this year, and congrats to all of this year’s winners and runners up!
Written by Ettie Berneking, Tessa Cooper, April Fleming, Natalie Gallagher, Katherine Herrick, Liz Miller, Heather Riske, Lillian Stone, Jessica Vaughn Martin and Jenny Vergara