All About Cape

Every Tuesday at 6:42 a.m. and 8:42 a.m., Brenda Newbern provides a rundown of some of the events happening in the Cape Girardeau Area. Brenda is the Executive Director of the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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Mardi Gras takes place this Tuesday, March 5. And it’s the perfect time to indulge in bold, zesty Cajun flavors. Cape has several premier Cajun eateries that offer Louisiana-inspired dishes to help you celebrate in the most delicious way.

And if you are observing Lent or just craving seafood, Cape offers some of the tastiest fish houses in the area. Find them on our complete list of local restaurants at VisitCape.com/eat.

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If you’ve been around Cape for a while, no doubt you’ve noticed we like cars. The city has 233 miles of streets, 7,400 traffic signs and stoplights at 22 intersections. It’s no wonder the average person spends two weeks of their life waiting for the light to turn green.

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Last year’s hunting statistics are in, and a total of 2,937 deer were harvested in Cape Girardeau County in 2018, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation. If you’re an avid hunter, it’s never too early to be thinking about next deer season. Find the perfect rifle for your buck at the Missouri Gun and Knife Show, coming February 22 -24, 2019 at the Show Me Center. More than 450 tables will boast shotguns, knives, accessories and more – just waiting to become part of your collection.

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If you haven’t made Valentine’s plans yet, you’re a little behind. But there’s no reason to freak out. Take a couple minutes, and go to VisitCape.com/eat. You’ll find a complete list of dining options in Cape Girardeau – from Italian to Chinese, classic American, fine dining and more. Treat your valentine to a special dinner with his or her favorite person – you!

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We’re kicking off African American History Month, and Cape has a trove of historical sites to check out.

If you’ve seen the recent movie “Green Book,” you likely know its title comes from the name of a guidebook that lists hotels, restaurants and private homes where African American travelers could stay during the Jim Crow era. Cape Girardeau has its own section in the “Green Book” with three homes listed, at locations on Frederick Street, Hanover Street and North Street. The home at North Hanover is still standing today.

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