Best New Restaurant: Meriwether Café & Bike Shop

Veer off the Katy Trail to make a pit stop at Meriwether Café & Bike Shop in Rocheport, Missouri, where you can air up your bike tires and grab delicious local fare. The trailside eatery opened last year, and since then, the colorful restaurant has been host to many a passerby for scratch-made breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop in for a freshly baked pastry, or, if you’re looking for a heartier meal, try the Roche-Pork grilled cheese sandwich with aged white Cheddar, Patchwork Family Farms pulled pork, caramelized onions and chipotle-lime aïoli. (Photo by Aaron Ottis)

Meriwether Café & Bike Shop, meriwethercafeandbikeshop.com

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