After a trip to South America, restaurateur Sam Silvio was smitten with the desire to open his own churrascaria and began drawing up plans to that end with fellow restaurateur and brother Nick Silvio. Em Chamas sprang from this endeavor and now stands ready to dazzle diners with a continuous procession of meats grilled and skewered gaucho style. For a churrascaria experience at home, the restaurant packs and ships many of its authentic meats to doorsteps throughout the country. Family grill masters can dress up backyard barbecues with the gourmet flavors of Certified Angus Beef Pichana steaks and signature Brazilian linguica, while family sword masters can play passadore with something other than a prized teddy bear, for a change.
At the restaurant, two-course excursions begin with a trip to the gourmet buffet bar, where visitors sift through more than 30 culinary presentations including Brazilian and American fare, seafood dishes, and salads. Once guests flip their table's coin to the "bring it" side, passadores begin dancing out with various cuts of wood-fired meat?including top sirloin stuffed with provolone, bacon-wrapped chicken, Brazilian pork sausage, and caramelized pit ham?which they hand carve according to each eater's specified knife angle. To indicate satiation, diners simply flip the coin over or rip their napkin into the shape of a stop sign.
When you stay at Ramada St. Joseph in St. Joseph, you'll be close to Jesse James Home Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 161 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming is available for your entertainment. Conveniences include safes and coffee/tea makers, and you can also request rollaway/extra beds.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Be sure to enjoy recreational amenities including a water park (surcharge) and a spa tub. Additional amenities include complimentary wireless Internet access and tour/ticket assistance.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Ramada St. Joseph. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a 24-hour business center, audiovisual equipment, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
A stay at Holiday Inn St. Joseph Riverfront places you in the heart of St. Joseph, convenient to Pony Express Museum and Jesse James Home Museum.
Make yourself at home in one of the guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Conveniences include desks and complimentary newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility.
Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include business services, secretarial services, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided at no charge.
Before famed architecture firm Eckel & Mann won the competition to design Saint Louis's new city hall, it drew up the plans for the building that would become Whiskey Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Saint Joseph, located in northwest Missouri. Built in 1885, the mansion has since been artfully restored, though it still maintains some of its turn-of-the-century elements. With its sitting rooms dressed in golden wallpaper and red-velvet couches, it has a distinct Gothic feel. The building’s charming Old-World vibe attracted the makers of the 2008 film Bonnie & Clyde vs. Dracula, who used the mansion as a set.
The house features a grand parlor, formal dining room, music room, and library. Victorian touches can be found throughout the house, especially in the six guest rooms. Each is individually decorated with an antique wooden bed and has a private bathroom with a pedestal sink and clawfoot soaking tub.
Clothes and furniture find new life at Red Racks Thrift Stores. Through donations, the staffers at the store's 13 locations fill their racks and shelves with thousands of second-hand items for kids and adults, including name-brand garments from the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, Levi’s, The Loft, and Donna Karan New York. They also stock furniture and other miscellaneous goods, such as books and home décor.
And something odd happens when these items arrive at checkout—the register doesn't ring up any sales tax. That's because Red Racks is a nonprofit organization, and all proceeds go to benefit the Disabled American Veterans, an organization that has advocated on behalf of veterans for more than nine decades. Red Racks' altruistic mission has proved successful so far—the inventory of each store typically turns over every 3–4 weeks.
The certified trainers and divers at Big Joe Scuba wade students through all watery courses, from beginner to PADI-certified instructor. They accomplish this through classroom instruction and dips into their heated pool, where students become accustomed to breathing and maneuvering underwater. After they advance to open-water courses, the classroom extends to Beaver Lake, Arkansas, for diving practice in natural surroundings. A full-service dive center, Big Joe Scuba also rents and sells a complete line of gear and organizes diving jaunts to exotic locales such as Cozumel, Mexico.