Tag Archives: Springfield

Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub


There’s nothing swanky about Creek Side Pub in Springfield, Missouri, and that’s part of its charm. The crowds don’t come for dazzling décor or service; they come for two reasons: to enjoy the laid-back atmosphere and to chow down on homemade chips and guacamole. Situated along the banks of Galloway Creek, the tiny bar and bistro draws large crowds that …

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Missouri Eats: Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill


The array of stunning maki rolls, Japanese dumplings and bowls of spicy soups at Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill in Springfield, Missouri, are partly what draws a steady stream of customers to the restaurant. The other big draw is the atmosphere: The deep red walls, oversized light fixtures, tufted booths and polished high-top tables in Haruno’s sleek, modern bar area …

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A Parents’ Guide to Missouri College Towns: Springfield

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The day is here. Your child is going off to college. There are new people to meet, a new city to learn and new places to explore. And that goes for you, too! Here’s a quick look at some of the places parents should enjoy when they drop off students at (and make return visits to) Missouri State University in …

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Ozark Empire Fair: Summer’s Biggest Party

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For 79 years, the Ozark Empire Fair has been a time for community celebration, and 2015 promises to carry on the tradition. With opening day slated for Thursday, July 30, the ten day run of the Ozark Empire Fair is packed full of FREE thrilling entertainment ranging from musical performers, to fast racing pigs – yes, pigs, to a shark …

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Crafted in Missouri: Mother’s Brewing Company

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For the perfect after-work relaxation, a few evening brews with friends, or a family afternoon out, Mother’s Brewing Company is the place to go. Mother’s opened in 2011 in Springfield, on the “Mother Road” Route 66. With a tasting room open to the public Wednesday through Saturday, free guided brewery tours, weekly events and a large luscious backyard for family …

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Fame Worthy Food in Springfield


Springfield is legendary for its Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken, and there are few who dispute the delicious taste of Andy’s Frozen Custard or shy away from a treat-topped donut from Hurts Donut. New shops and restaurants make Springfield a hopping spot for snacking; among these Springfield favorites are four of my favorite places to go. I believe a dining and eating experience …

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7 Ways to Wow Your Valentine in Missouri

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Want to impress that special someone this Valentine’s Day? Here are seven romantic Missouri experiences that could help ensure maximum snuggle time when Cupid’s big day rolls around. Ask a Big Question The Riverfront Trail along the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau has been the scene of countless marriage proposals. Strategically placed benches along the way offer assistance in …

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15 in ’15: Springfield


This post is one in a series of 15 posts of 15 things to do in Missouri in 2015. Don’t miss these other “15 in ’15”  posts. Happy exploring in 2015 and enjoy the show! I spent high school and the early part of my adulthood in Springfield and thought it was a pretty nice town. Years ago, my career path …

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Five Bikable Coffee Shops in Springfield


I’m always running around Downtown Springfield. So fast that sometimes I forget to do more than inhale my coffee or enjoy the view the city has to offer. With wide open skies, mature trees, historic buildings and amazing local shops to get the early morning fix, it is a crime not to stop and smell the espresso. The other day, …

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Embrace Your Manhood this Summer in Springfield


It’s 90 degrees and your weekends consist of sitting in the recliner watching sports on TV, cold drink in hand, for hours at a time. You’re stir-crazy and you’re pretty sure you’ve left a permanent indention in that recliner this summer. If you’re ready to leave the house and get some much-needed vitamin D this weekend, Springfield has a day …

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