Tag Archives: Springfield

Show Me the Produce

Once upon a time, I had a garden. It was a spectacular garden filled with vegetables of all kinds, plus rhubarb and strawberries and complete with pleasant neighbors hanging over the fence each weekend to see what was ripe. In all fairness, it was mostly my husband’s garden (I have a black thumb), but I really enjoyed it. Then we …

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Where to Brunch: Half-Crocked Chef’s Cafe & Marketplace

Any restaurant that serves flights of honey is worth a visit. Honey flights at Half Crocked Chef’s Cafe & Marketplace in Springfield include 10 samples of flavorful, infused honeys. There’s even a Honey Bar where customers can drizzle an assortment of spicy, sweet, herbaceous or citrus-packed honeys over plates of fruit, sausages or warm biscuits. Before opening Half Crocked inside …

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Show-Me 5: Mexican Restaurants

Cesar’s Old Mexico, Springfield: Since opening at the end of 2015, Cesar’s Old Mexico has become the lunch spot for those craving authentic Mexican and Salvadorian dishes in Springfield. Arrive after 12pm, and you’ll likely have to elbow your way to a table. The place is tiny, which is part of the charm – as are the oversized Margaritas and …

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Show-Me 5: Donut Shops

Donutology, Kansas City: The colorful and whimsical donut shop opened its doors in October in the Westport neighborhood in Kansas City, where guests can create their own mini cake donuts in its “laboratory,” through tasty scientific experiments with different icings, toppings and drizzles. 816.298.5222, donutology.com Harold’s Doughnuts, Columbia: Two-year-old Harold’s Doughnuts filled a much-needed niche in the college town of …

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Mardi Gras 2017 Celebrations in the Show-Me State

The name is French, the origins Roman, the slogan Cajun and the color scheme Russian. What else would you expect from a wild and crazy event like Mardi Gras? New Orleans and Mardi Gras may seem to be synonymous, but if you feel the urge to celebrate the season, the Show-Me State is a great place to laissez les bons …

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Show-Me 5: Soups & Chili

Companion, St. Louis: Longstanding lunch favorite Companion has two café locations in the St. Louis area that feature the bakery’s fresh bread, sandwiches, salads and four daily rotating soups, including chicken-artichoke-Brie, butternut squash and cabbage, and favorite New England clam chowder. 314.352.4770. The Fountain on Locust, St. Louis: Aside from boozy ice cream martinis and award-winning restrooms, the St. Louis …

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Missouri Eats: Druff’s

Located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Missouri, Druff’s opened in May serving gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, hot soup and cold beer. The name is a playful take on the restaurant’s location in the historic Woodruff building. Although first-timers might have a hankering for a traditional grilled cheese, the more adventurous will find inspired options at Druff’s. The menu boasts …

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17 in 17: Concerts You Don’t Want to Miss This Year

Kill the lights. Cue the music. Bring on the star. There are few live-performance experiences greater than the start of the show. The crowd is amped, the music is loud and you know you’re in for an awesome evening. In 2017, that experience will replay in Missouri over and over again as some of the world’s top performers stop in …

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Missouri in Winter Suits Everyone to a T(ea)

Much of the joy of vacationing is to be found in a chance to slow down, look more closely at the world around you, savor new flavors, just stop and smell the tea. Oh, you thought we were going to talk about flowers, in winter, in Missouri? No, I’m inviting you to join me on a Show-Me State exploration that …

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17 in 17: Must-see Theater Productions in Missouri

The holidays are over, winter has set in, and if you’re not careful, you’ll end up with a case of cabin fever or at least, the blues. That makes it the best time to plan an escape … into another world. The real magic of theater is the way it can sweep you up and carry you off into another …

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