45 Best New Midwest Spots to Play, Eat & Stay: 2010
Missouri: Branson Ridge Winery's Cafe DiVine and Kansas City's Extra Virgin
Cafe DiVine: Sunset reflects on Lake Taneycomo. Fountains splash. You nibble cheese and share a surprisingly good Cabernet. Yes, it's Branson, Missouri, but trust us: You'll feel cool here (417/335-9700).
Extra Virgin: Kansas City chef Michael Smith has opened a tapas restaurant with a menu that begs for sharing -- braised pork cheeks, orange and olive salad, cheese-stuffed focaccia (816/842-2205).
Pictured: Cafe DiVine.