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Hooves and Boots, great food and entertainment


                                                                                                                       Photo by Shari Harris
The staff of Hooves and Boots Grill and Event Center provide great food and friendly service. Pictured from left are: Billy Curtis, Jr.; Stacy Romines, owner; 
Tracy Hughes; Sheresa Black; Tori Porter and Kim Porter.

By Christy Porter
Managing Editor

Just outside of Edgar Springs off Highway 63 is a new food and entertainment venue. Licking native Stacy Medlock Romines, owner, opened Hooves and Boots Grill and Event Center on May 8, 2020.
“Billy (Curtis, Jr.) and I have been together for nearly seven years and after many nights of talking about opening a place to eat and have entertainment, we were taking a side-by-side ride one evening and saw this property with a ‘For Sale’ sign. I told Billy, I’m calling on it tomorrow, and here we are,” said Romines. “We drew up a plan for the building and my dad, Tom, started dozing. Billy and his crew with Curtis Roofing and Remodeling got the building up in no time! We wanted to make a place where people of all ages could come, have a good meal, good music, some dancing and even karaoke.”
That has been accomplished, and with very positive response by the Edgar Springs community and also Licking, St. James, Cuba and the Lake area in the few short months since they opened the clean, open and airy venue. The food is great, with large portions and friendly service. The menu includes a variety of appetizers, salads and burgers (without the hooves); you might enjoy the Mushroom and Onion Burger. There are other sandwiches to choose from, like the Grilled Club or BLT. They also serve complete steak, chicken and seafood dinners with choice of sides, salad and toast. The Rib Eye was highly complimented on a recent visit and the fish has an evening of its own. Leave room for the fantastic desserts.
Romines attributes the success and the uniqueness of Hooves and Boots to the staff. “Family and friends who volunteer their time and friendliness to wait tables and everything else I need; they are always here,” she emphatically states.
Parents Tom and Mary Anne Medlock help in the kitchen and with any other needs; twin sister, Tracy Hughes along with great friends, Kim Porter and her daughter, Tori; and Sheresa Black and her daughter, Tasha, wait tables and help with kitchen duties. Billy is Karaoke DJ along with Robert Porter helping.
Every Friday night, dad, Tom, is frying the fish for Fish Fry Night from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. and there is karaoke 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. The full menu is also available Friday evenings. Saturdays they are open 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. with full menu; except when they are hosting live entertainment. The all-Missouri bands are of different genres, from country to rock n’ roll, and they perform from 8 p.m. – 12 midnight with a $5 admission fee unless otherwise noted. On these evenings there is a limited menu served until 9 p.m.; Sundays a full menu is served 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Be sure and ask about any specials for the day.
July 4th, Hooves and Boots will be celebrating with a crawfish boil, ribs and pork steak specials starting at 5 p.m. The JD Heckler Band will be performing 8 p.m. – midnight with a $5 admission fee and fireworks will explode at 10:15 p.m. Future band dates include July 18 with the Jarrod Turner Band and August 1 with the South 63 Band.
Community is important to Romines, therefore this year, Edgar Prairie Days will be hosted by Hooves and Boots, August 20 – 23. Be sure to watch for more information on this annual event. A fall festival is also in the planning stages.
Hooves and Boots Grill and Event Center is located at 26401 County Road 6127, Edgar Springs. Look for the big red barn. They may be reached at 573-578-2629. Check out the Hooves and Boots Facebook page for upcoming events.
“We have bands lined up for the summer, come enjoy dinner and a show,” invites Romines.

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