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  • Best of 417 2016

    This article features the best of the best—the Readers’ Choice Award winners who were chosen by you, and the...

  • Old Furniture, New Life

    Just because your favorite furniture doesn’t fit your current style doesn’t mean it has to go to the...

  • Maintainable Mod

    A minimalist design and easy-maintenance features make Dr. Craig Scott and Dr. Janis Scott’s modern custom...

  • Make Your Home Your Own

    Devoting the time and energy to a project to transform the roof over your head can be strenuous—especially if...

  • Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

    This native Brit recently took over Farmers Gastropub, and he’s using his extensive resume and culinary skills...

  • CoxHealth Piloxing Class

    Work up a sweat while boxing, dancing and pulsing through pilates in the Piloxing class at CoxHealth Fitness...

  • Direct Primary Care in 417-Land

    A different type of doctor’s office has been popping up throughout 417-land: direct primary care. We talked to...

  • The Man Behind The Mystery Hour

    Iowa transplant Jeff Houghton hosts Springfield’s only late-night television show and produces viral...

  • Getaway to Hermann

    You don’t have to renew your passport to take a trip across the world. The German town of Hermann makes you...

  • Foster Kid for a Day

    Hosted locally in conjunction with Springfield’s Foster Adopt Connect, Missouri’s first-ever Journey Home...

  • Oscar Tidbits

    Hollywood connections are closer than you think. Here’s a look at those in 417 land who’ve walked the...

  • Reviewed: Skunk Creek

    A tale of lust, loss and good old folk lore, Skunk Creek’s depiction of life in a small Ozarks town hits close...

  • Meet a Staffer Marty Goodnight

    On this page we introduce you to one of the people on the Whitaker Publishing team. This month, meet Account...

  • Faces of 417-Land 2016

    It's time to meet the faces behind the leading businesses in our community. From healthcare to construction and...

  • The Rising Tide

    The battle to keep Springfield’s waterways clean rages once again, and this time there’s a hefty fine if we...

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  • Lindberg’s

    We head to Commercial Street for dinner at Lindberg’s, Springfield’s oldest tavern, and indulge in the...

  • Seven Good Things

    These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

  • Homemade Stock

    It’s time to put the fear of making homemade stock to rest thanks to two local chefs who share some insider...

  • Poutine on the Ritz

    Indulgent plates of crispy French fries topped with goopy gravy and cheese are popping up on restaurant menus...

  • Le Fizz From Osage Restaurant

    A simple little drink made with vodka, lime juice and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur with some club soda for its...

  • Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

    Just in time for Valentine’s Day from Candy House

  • Harvest Restaurant

    After years of working as an executive chef and hosting gourmet farm-to-table dinners, Craig von Foerster, along...

  • Guide to Sushi

    Explore the most adventurous offering on local menus, learn how the best chefs are trained for the job and use...

  • Eggucation

    It’s time to study up on a tasty addition to local farmers’ markets: the duck egg.

  • Spicing Things Up

    Now headquartered in Republic, Red Monkey Foods is blending and bottling spices and seasonings that are sold all...

  • Eurasia Coffee & Tea Culture Cafe

    A little café up on Commercial Street offers luscious flavors that won’t break the bank on a menu filled with...

  • Seven Good Things

    These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

  • Biscuit with Askinosie Chocolate Gravy

    The homemade biscuit is perfectly soft and buttery and covered in chocolate gravy.

  • Branson Pasghetti’s Italian Restaurant

    Right off the Branson strip sits a ginormous building. But the building probably isn’t what you’ll...

  • Winter Brews

    Our local breweries are offering up tasty seasonal beers that are perfect for sipping this month.

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  • Dainty Delicates

    Lace-laden bralettes lighten up any look this season. These undergarments come in all shapes, styles and colors...

  • Raising the Bar

    The classic bar has been reinvented in more than one amazing way. With unique shapes, scents and colors, these...

  • Chabom Teas + Spices

    Chabom Teas + Spices on Commercial Street brings 417-landers a wide variety of products from all over the world.

  • Behind the Design

    Globally inspired products in your own backyard.

  • Under Wraps

    We’ve rounded up eight of the top body buffs, wraps and treatments to help you find the best one for your skin...

  • How to Wear It: Pink

    Pink can be romantic, or it can be wild. These 417-land style experts share their tips for making sure the shade...

  • Post-Workout Luxe

    Yoga pants aren’t just for the gym anymore.

  • Stacks of Style

    Started by two sisters in Joplin, the Erimish Bracelet Bar is gaining attention both locally and nationally.

  • The Perfect Shelfie

    With a few small items from local boutiques, you can design your shelves to be high-impact focal points. Just...

  • Mix It Up

    Add a pop of color and cool to your winter wardrobe with some of this season’s prettiest scarves.

  • 5908 Interiors

    Patti Johnson recently opened 5908 Interiors, a new home décor shop that offers a tasteful variety of...

  • Big Cedar Lodge’s Cedar Creek Spa Vichy Shower

    We head to Big Cedar Lodge’s Cedar Creek Spa to dive in to a rare spa service for 417-land: a vichy shower.

  • How to Wear It: Leggings

    There’s a chill in the air, and leggings are popping up everywhere in 417-land boutiques. From printed and...

  • Local Finds

    As 417 Magazine’s creative director, I pull inspiration from all over. Innovative design is a passion of mine,...

  • Gianna Rose Atelier

    Available in a variety of scents and styles, these soaps are great for those moments when you want to treat...

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  • Cooking Class with Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill

    Chef Damien Tirego of Crabby’s Seafood Bar & Grill in Joplin joins us in the kitchen to make a surf and turf...

  • Spicing Things Up

    Now headquartered in Republic, Red Monkey Foods is blending and bottling spices and seasonings that are sold all...

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class with Nicola

    Nicola Gilardi shares some of his richest cuisine with 417-land as he prepares an Italian winter salad, a creamy...

  • Wintertime Cocktail Recipes

    Winter’s not just for hot cocoa and apple cider—it’s for warm and wintry flavors like rosemary and...

  • Holiday Cookie Recipes

    Fire up your oven and prepare to wow your guests, because these three dreamy cookie creations from local...

  • In the Kitchen With Kale

    Kale isn’t just trendy—it’s good for you, too! Learn how to grow your own from a local farmer, then enjoy...

  • Make It Merry

    Want to give your loved ones something with an extra-special touch this holiday season? We asked our most...

  • Ocean Zen Cooking Class

    Chef Johnson Tan takes us on a culinary cruise featuring Ahi tuna, bacon-wrapped jumbo scallops, filet and...

  • Herbs Forever

    Don’t let your summertime herb bounty wither away. Use it up now, or preserve it for later with our six handy...

  • Cooking for Game Day

    Fall is the season for football. Whether you’re tailgating at the stadium or having your friends over for a...

  • Pumpkin Recpies

    Learn how to turn your backyard into a pumpkin patch, then head to the kitchen to whip up these pumpkin-heavy...

  • Stocked and Ready

    It’s time to put the fear of making homemade stock to rest thanks to two local chefs who share some insider...

  • Ettie's Eats: Vegetarian Chickpea Stew
  • Aviary Cooking Class

    Four master chefs from Aviary have created a delectable spread for this month’s 417 Magazine Cooking Class....

  • Ettie's Eats: Vegan Eggplant Stir-Fry

    Full of fresh flavor and doused with a savory sauce, this stir-fry will have you falling in love with eggplant.

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  • 5 Best Mushroom Soups to Warm Your Winter

    Fill your belly with something hot and hearty this month. We found five luscious meat-free mushroom soups that...

  • 5 Best Happy Hour Bites

    It’s the wind down to the day and the start of a good night—it’s happy hour. The Queen City and its...

  • 5 Best Christmas Light Road Trips

    ‘Tis the season of colors that won’t quit. This year, check out the holiday twinkle of the best light...

  • 5 Best Fries

    They’re crispy, they’re crunchy and they’re perfectly salty. They can be dipped in ketchup, plunged in...

  • 5 Best Places to Watch a Sunrise

    We searched all through 417-land and nearby to find the best spots to catch the first rays of the day.

  • 5 Best Creative Brunch Dishes

    Traditional brunch dishes are given an unexpected twist with these creations, all the perfect reason to hop out...

  • 5 Best Smoke-Free Patios

    Looking to take in some fresh air at some of the finest eateries in 417-land? These five local hotspots provide...

  • 5 Best House Salads

    Sometimes summer makes you want to eat light. Whether you’re craving Asian flare, a Greek spin or just a...

  • 5 Best Thrills

    Adrenaline junkies and thrill-seekers will love these summer rides and attractions. Bring out your adventurous...

  • 5 Best Ways to Get Your Beer Fix This Month

    With so many local craft breweries calling 417-land home, it’s time to raise a glass and enjoy your favorite...

  • 5 Best Things to do in April

    You’ve been holed up inside for way too long. This month, outdoor 417-land comes alive again, and we rounded...

  • 5 Best Non-Traditional Nachos

    Join us on a mouthwatering journey where we wave bye-bye to typical tortilla chips-and-cheese nachos and find...

  • 5 Best Beer Cocktails

    417-land bartenders are adding a frothy, hoppy twist to some of our favorite cocktails by adding beer to the mix.

  • 5 Best Cozy Warm-Up Spots

    Even on the coldest of winter days, there are a handful of 417-land restaurants that are ready and waiting to...

  • Five Best Food gifts

    We’ve all been there: You’re invited to a holiday party and want to bring a tasty treat for the hosts, but...

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