Start the new year off by refreshing your history knowledge and visit the state capital. The city has a flurry of popular stops and landmarks, so much so that you’ll “feel the history.”
Stop by local favorite Lutz’s BBQ (3505 Missouri Blvd., Jefferson City; 573-636-4227; lutzbbq.com), a family-owned and operated restaurant serving up delicious pork, beef, chicken and fish. It first opened its doors in 2000 and has since spread its roots to Columbia. Try the crowd favorite pulled pork or brisket and pair it with the homemade or sweet potato chips with 12 different tasty seasoning options including hot and spicy, zesty house, salt and vinegar, sour cream and chives, white cheddar, parmesan, cheddar, ranch, jalapeño, barbecue and Cajun.
After dinner, grab a scoop of ice cream from the famous Central Dairy (610 Madison St., Jefferson City; 573-635-6148; centraldairy.biz). The shop opened in 1933 and is most famous for their banana splits and Rock & Roll that comes with three large scoops of four flavors of ice cream covered in toppings and served in a quart container. The shop is a favorite among locals (some have been coming for four generations), and those who stop for lunch can try their hot dogs or Polish sausages.