In its 18th year, the Best of Rural Missouri survey featured 18 categories. Ste. Genevieve County was represented in three categories:
— Sara’s Ice Cream on Merchant Street in Ste. Genevieve was named the Editor’s Choice winner for best ice cream.
“Sara’s features their ice cream fresh-scooped into their cones, made into shakes or malts and have even made their version of the classic Drumstick that is rolled in local pecans,” the article said.
— The Kozy in Bloomsdale was voted second in the survey for best breakfast/brunch.
Of the Kozy, Rural Missouri wrote, “In a nod to the nearby Gateway City, The Kozy features a St. Louis classic: Breakfast Slinger. A bed of hash browns is topped with a biscuit, choice of meat, eggs, shredded cheese and is smothered with chili or gravy.”
— Ste. Genevieve Golf Club in Zell finished second behind Top of the Rock for best golf course.
“The course — located just west of Interstate 55 — features Bermuda grass on the fairways and tee boxes and places an emphasis on accuracy off the tee,” Rural Missouri wrote of Ste. Genevieve Golf Club.
Thousands of votes were counted in the survey.
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