Tag Archives: Springfield

Enjoy the Show: 5 Theaters to Discover in Springfield

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Springfield, Missouri, is far removed from the glittering lights of Hollywood and New York City, so it may be the last place you think of as a thriving hub of theatrical activity. However, this city—the third largest in Missouri—has a rich theater history. Springfield has been the starting place for many acclaimed actors, including silent film actress Pearl White, of …

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Missouri Eats: Touch Restaurant

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For years, Touch Restaurant has been a favorite in the Springfield, Missouri, dining scene thanks to its posh décor and creative menu. Here, the classic Caesar salad is dressed up with crispy calamari and olive tapenade, and entrées range from Cajun ahi tuna to Persian lamb shank. This winter, a few seasonal favorites are returning, including the fried lobster, a …

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Missouri Eats: The Coffee Ethic

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For a great cup of coffee and one of the best people-watching spots in Springfield, Missouri, it’s hard to do better than The Coffee Ethic. With a prime location along the bustling Downtown square and a bright interior that attracts more of a business crowd than chattering college students, this coffee shop has long been a local favorite. The limited …

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Urban Forests Come Alive in Autumn: A Fall Guide to Springfield’s Parks

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As maple trees start to show eye-popping red hues and ash trees fade to purple in the Ozarks, it’s nature’s signal that fall foliage season is here. While the Ozark Mountains provide a pristine backdrop for fall colors, Springfield’s mature urban forest offers some of the best settings for leaf-peepers in the state — especially in city parks. Here’s a …

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Missouri Eats: Creek Side Pub

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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

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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

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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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