Midwesterner is your field guide to food and drink in the Midwest.*

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Mondays: Plan your road trips and build your bucket lists with our running list of essential tastes of the Midwest, from Cincinnati’s Grippo’s chips to the saucy snoots at Smoki O’s in St. Louis to the Pink Squirrel cocktail at Bryant’s in Milwaukee. (Paid subscribers only)

Wednesdays: Bring a sense of place to your dinner table—or cocktail hour—with our weekly recipes, which might be as familiar as a tater tot casserole from a Minnesota elementary school or as eye-opening as a foraged beer how-to from our friends at Scratch Brewing in Ava, Illinois. (Available to all subscribers)

Fridays: Meet your entrepreneurial neighbors in our snack-sized small business spotlights. Stick around for creative city guides and longer features, which we run in this space every other week. Our features ask and answer bigger questions about heartland food and drink, like, “Why does Columbus, Ohio, have one of the most interesting restaurant scenes in the U.S.?” or “How does Hammons Black Walnuts get millions of pounds of wild-harvested walnuts from Midwestern backyards to my local Kroger?” (Paid subscribers only)

*That’s Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

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