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  • Sneaker Soiree 2017

    Sneaker Soiree benefiting Girls on the Run of Southwest Missouri. Old Glass Place. February 4, 2017. Photos by...

  • Best of 417 Party Bus 2017

    Celebrating the best of the best in 417-land with some of our 2014 Best of 417 Readers' Choice Award winners....

  • 417 Magazine's Whiskey Fest 2017

    417 Magazine's sixth annual Whiskey Fest presented by Dapper Barber benefited the Springfield Sertoma Club and...

  • 417 Magazine's Faces of 417-Land 2017

    The faces behind the leading businesses in 417-land gathered together at CB Social House for 417 Magazine’s...

  • 417 Magazine's January Cooking Class 2017

    417 Magazine's January Cooking Class featured chef Mike Jalili of Flame, Touch and Black Sheep. Hosted by Metro...

  • Party of the Year 2016

    Party of the Year benefiting the History Museum on the Square. December 31, 2016. Hotel Vandivort. Photos by...

  • Night for the Nutcracker 2016

    Springfield Ballet's Night for the Nutcracker. December 15, 2016. Hotel Vandivort. Photos by Taylor Vinson.

  • Holden Holiday Party 2016

    Holden Holiday Party benefiting multiple 417-land children's charities. December 4, 2016. Holden home. Photos by...

  • Chips for Charity 2016

    Chips for Charity benefiting the Hamels Foundation. Hotel Vandivort. December 3, 2016. Photos by Kelsey Coombs.

  • Cup O' Cheer 2016

    Cup O' Cheer Holiday Homes Tour benefiting the Ronald McDonald House Charities. November 18, 2016. Photos by...

  • Springfield Black Tie Gala 2016

    Black Tie Gala benefiting local and statewide charities serving the LGBT community. November 12, 2016....

  • Glamping for Camping 2016

    Glamping for Camping benefiting Camp Barnabas. November 11, 2016. White River Conference Center. Photos by Alex...

  • Colors of Hope Gala 2016

    Colors of Hope Gala benefiting the Mercy Foundation. University Plaza Hotel & Convention Center. November 5,...

  • Blue Jay Bash 2016

    Blue Jay Bash benefiting the Greenwood Laboratory School. Ramada Oasis Hotel & Convention Center. November 5,...

  • Friday Night TV Dinner 2016

    Friday Night TV Dinner presented by OPT. Touch Restaurant & Oyster House. November 4, 2016. Photos by Gabby...

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  • Best of 417 2017

    See which food, activities, people and places made the cut.

  • Setting Sail to Serve

    This past April, travel buffs Ellen Gray and Missy Dumler cruised to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic aboard...

  • From 417-land to Fame

    While us Springfieldians know and love Brad Pitt and proudly claim him as our own, the recent awards season had...

  • Branson’s Alley

    By 2020, Branson will have a new hub of dining and shopping—all on one street.

  • Back to the Beginning

    An ultimate destination for Missouri history buffs, Ste. Genevieve has charming, colonial vibes that take you...

  • Sew What

    With an eye on fashion, one Springfield sewing studio is attracting a younger generation to the craft of sewing.

  • 7 Thing to Know About Rob Corliss

    Rob Corliss might just have the coolest job in 417-land. Based out of Nixa, he runs his own culinary consulting...

  • Meet a Staffer: Trevor Collins

    Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who make 417 Magazine happen. Meet Marketing Manager Trevor...

  • 5 Takes on Mac and Cheese

    Cheese isn’t the only thing that makes our very favorite comfort food so great. In 417-land, you can add...

  • Faces of 417-Land 2017

    Here’s your chance to get to know the local business owners who keep our city running. Whether they’re a...

  • Cheers!

    We dive into 417-land's growing cocktail culture.

  • Ticket to Ride

    Marty Scott shares his story of the long and winding road that led him to stardom as George Harrison in...

  • Off the Beaten Path

    Leave the winter chills behind for a little urban adventure in sunny San Diego.

  • Kansas City, Here I Come

    With the eighth annual Restaurant Week and the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, this is the perfect month to...

  • Pint-Sized Play

    Itty Bitty City is redefining playtime for 417-land’s smallest citizens. Writer Lillian Stone took the grand...

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  • 7 Good Things

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

  • Honey, We're Open

    One of the newest additions to Chesterfield Village, Half Crocked Chef Café & Marketplace, is the place to go...

  • Cooking Class: Buon Appetito

    Executive Chef Branden Bentley from Mangia! A Nonna’s Italian Kitchen makes cooking authentic Italian easy at...

  • Welcome to Candyland

    We join Bonnie Nolen of Bon Bon’s Candy House in the kitchen for tips, tricks and a couple of hours of...

  • Yum of the Month: Golden Girl's Ramen

    Don't miss the yum of the month at The Golden Girl Rum Club.

  • Taste of Siam

    Sip the Drink of the Month at The Order.

  • Naan-Stop Flavor

    Zayka, a new Indian restaurant, is turning up the heat on the downtown Springfield dining scene.

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: A Touch of Class

    Restaurateur Mike Jalili is sharing the recipes behind some of the most popular dishes at his three restaurants:...

  • Higher Grounds

    With caramel-laced frappes oozing with sugary sweetness and strong shots of creamy espresso, coffee is alive and...

  • 7 Good Things

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

  • Aloha on a Plate

    The Big Island Grill Hawaiian BBQ offers up tropical tastes with an Asian flair on a menu that’s packed with a...

  • Hot Tamale

    When homemade tamales drew praise from friends and family, their maker decided to create a tasty business.

  • Cooking Up Some Comfort

    Whether you’re making a cozy weeknight meal or cooking up a storm to feed the masses during a Sunday football...

  • The Perfect Affogato

    Sip on our Drink of the Month at Ben's on the Square in Ozark.

  • Campfire Cookie

    Find our Yum of the Month at Sugar Leaf Bakery & Café.

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  • Varsity Muse

    Channel your inner punk-rock prom queen with looks that pair nostalgic high school staples with wild prints,...

  • Perfect Pairs

    We got the low-down on footwear and legwear this season so you know exactly how to style your boots, booties,...

  • 6 Spa Treatments We Love

    If February has you feeling frazzled, a stint at an ah-inducing 417-land spa is just the ticket. Book one of...

  • Behind the Design

    Love is in the air this month, and our creative director is here to help you make your Galentine's party...

  • Savvy Shopper: Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique

    Ozark’s Little Bluebird Vintage Boutique specializes in refinished antiques, but don’t expect to find any...

  • Fall in Love with February Handbags

    Indulge in these little bits of luxury to sweeten up your day.

  • Unearthed Extracts

    Have a sensory experience with these scents from delicate botanicals. Spritz, spray and play to find your...

  • How to Wear Chunky Knits

    This season’s knit pieces go way beyond the tried-and-true sweater. We asked local style gurus how to make the...

  • Behind the Design

    As 417 Magazine’s Creative Director, I pull inspiration from all over. Design is a passion of mine, and when...

  • Winter Whites and Nudes

    The rule “don’t wear white after Labor Day” is old news. Three local style experts share their tips on how...

  • Hat Hair No More

    Have your hat and wear it, too.

  • Jewels for the Community

    A Five Pound Apparel customer favorite, the JaxKelly jewelry line embodies the importance of small business and...

  • Behind the Design

    Creative Director Heather Kane curates holiday gift ideas for the man in your life.

  • No Place Like Helton's

    With decades of experience in the furniture and upholstery business, Helton’s Home Furnishings Inc. is a...

  • Pouf There It Is

    There’s no denying you’ll want to give these fluff balls a little squeeze as you pass by them at local...

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  • Cooking Class: Buon Appetito

    Executive Chef Branden Bentley from Mangia! A Nonna’s Italian Kitchen makes cooking authentic Italian easy at...

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class: A Touch of Class

    Restaurateur Mike Jalili is sharing the recipes behind some of the most popular dishes at his three restaurants:...

  • Cheese 101

    Our editorial art coordinator, Vivian Wheeler, heads to Terrell Creek Farm to learn how to make cheese.

  • Cooking Up Some Comfort

    Whether you’re making a cozy weeknight meal or cooking up a storm to feed the masses during a Sunday football...

  • Broc Your Socks Off

    A local farmer shares how to grow the best broccoli in our 417-land climate, and we share four locally created...

  • Berry Blast

    Veggies and poultry aren’t the only foods that shine at Thanksgiving. Work some color—and flavor—into your...

  • Cooking Class with Chef Patty Wingo

    Join Chef Patty Wingo in the kitchen for a feast full of fall flavors, including autumn bisque, kale salad,...

  • Blast from the Past

    After reminiscing about old recipes, a group of 417-land friends gathered for a throwback casserole party...

  • You Brew You

    With potlucks and tailgating season right around the corner, why not forgo store-bought suds in favor of your...

  • Breaking Bread

    When your next dinner party rolls around, treat your guests to the ultimate in comfort food with a batch of...

  • Grow a Pear

    Just when you thought the fresh juicy fruits of summer were gone, pears plop in to save the day. Learn about...

  • Cooking Class with Level 2 Steakhouse

    Jump into the kitchen with Chef Jeff Luzius from Level 2 Steakhouse at this month’s cooking class, featuring...

  • Cooking with Abuela

    We head to La Michoacana, a Mexican grocery store and restaurant in Monett, to share a bit of cooking and...

  • You Say Tomato

    Tomato season is here, and the freshest way to get a bite out of summer’s best fruit (sorry, watermelon) is to...

  • Patriotic Pies

    Use the season’s freshest berries and a little creativity to wow your family and friends with these festive...

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  • 5 Takes on Mac and Cheese

    Cheese isn’t the only thing that makes our very favorite comfort food so great. In 417-land, you can add...

  • 5 Best Sledding Hills

    Resist the urge to hibernate indoors after a snowstorm hits. There’s fun to be had and hills to be conquered,...

  • 5 Best Santas

    It’s official: Santa Claus is coming to town. We’ve made a list, fact-checked it twice and rounded up the...

  • 5 Best Chicken Sandwiches

    Shake up your burger-and-fries routine this fall by biting into savory, delicious (and often fried) chicken...

  • 5 Best Reubens

    We’ve rounded up the five best places to chow down on these perfectly messy sammies in 417-land.

  • 5 Best Spots for Stand-Up Paddleboarding

    Looking to explore local waterways? Float in style on a stand-up paddleboard. We spoke with Joe Alfafara, owner...

  • 5 Best Summertime Brews

    The dog days of summer don’t stand a chance against these local libations. Quench your thirst with our list of...

  • 5 Best Swimming Holes

    417-land is rich with opportunities to make a splash in all-natural wonders. This summer, ditch the crowded...

  • 5 Best Memorial Day Float Trips

    Go off the grid this Memorial Day Weekend. Ditch your smartphone and check out our five best nearby floats to...

  • 5 Best Places to Buy Amazing Greeting Cards

    No gift is complete without a card, and luckily these five local shops have plenty of choices that showcase your...

  • 5 Best Public Golf Courses

    With spring just around the corner, it’s time to tee up. We’ve found the five best public courses where you...

  • 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...

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