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  • Best Dressed 2015

    This year’s Best Dressed men and women are full of confidence and a style all their own.

  • 417-Land Moms 2015

    In a world that’s jam-packed with mom critiques, mom judgment and mom competition, we’re taking a different...

  • Meet a Staffer: Jami Wightman

    On this page, we introduce you to one of the people who help make 417 Magazine happen. This month, meet one of...

  • The Teeth of the Souls

    Steve Yates’ newest novel looks back on life in Springfield right after the Civil War through the eyes of a...

  • Giggle Box Project

    The Giggle Box Project brings fun and laughter to kids in the hospital.

  • Become a Regular

    Have fun with your kids all year long (and save a little money while you do it) by signing up for memberships,...

  • Kids Eat Free 2015

    Find a reason to celebrate with your kid and get them a great meal for a great price at 417-land restaurants...

  • Getaway to Lawrence, Kansas

    Get ready for a weekend of global eats, live shows and plenty of Jayhawk excitement.

  • Back to Business

    The Ozark Chamber of Commerce is putting its know-how into a business incubator that helps budding companies get...

  • Women’s  Entrepreneurship Symposium 2015

    The Edward Jones Center for Entrepreneurship at Drury University is hosting its seventh annual Women’s...

  • Five Questions with Amy Vaughan

    An occupational therapist uses nearly two decades of expertise to create a book that can give every parent the...

  • A Two-Week Tour of India

    Our writer shares where to stay, what to eat, and how to get around this deliciously dizzying country. Read on,...

  • Best of 417 2015

    It’s finally that time of year, when we introduce you to the very best of everything in 417-land. You voted,...

  • Meet a Staffer: Carrie Brauch-Sauer

    Every issue, we introduce you to one of the people who make 417 Magazine happen. This month meet 39-year-old...

  • Quick Critic

    Get the scoop on our new favorite band to follow, where we’re headed to unleash our inner bookworm and which...

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  • The Tower Club Cooking Class

    Join Chef Brad Lyons, the master of The Tower Club’s 21st floor kitchen, at this month’s 417 Magazine...

  • The Downstreamer

    A handful of liquors meets a plethora of sweet flavors in this massive cocktail.

  • Mint and Dark Chocolate Custard Bar

    These yummy custard bars also come in vanilla, salted caramel, chocolate and coffee flavors.

  • Some Like it Hot

    Spice up your kitchen with the addition of the hotter-than-hot horseradish root.

  • Ravioli Famiglia

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

  • City Butcher and Barbecue

    City Butcher and Barbecue is simple in the very best way, churning out top-notch meat with no frills.

  • Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena

    When it comes to dinner and a show, few do it better than Lucky J Steakhouse & Arena in Carthage.

  • 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.

  • The Brick Slice House

    A new pizzeria in downtown Springfield offers massive and delicious slices of pie in a variety of...

  • Punch with a Punch

    This delicious tincture is a rip from Tim Federle’s Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with A Literary Twist.

  • Ophelia's

    With plenty of tiny tapas and big cheese plates perfect for sharing with your dinner date, Ophelia’s is the...

  • Crab Cakes Benedict

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

  • 417 Magazine Cooking Class

    Craig von Foerster features monthly hyper-seasonal, micro-local on-farm dinners. This month, he hosts our 417...

  • Tuna Sampler

    Nigiri fans get to taste the rainbow of tuna options with five delicious pieces

  • Market House Café & Bake Shop

    Homemade pies, cakes, muffins, scones and breads are flying off the shelves at this charming café in Ozark.

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  • Glamorous Wash Review

    You know how the internet can make you want things you never thought you’d want? Sometimes, the internet is...

  • Vintage Style

    Resident fashionista, Kaye Lee, heads to Relics Antique Mall to shop for vintage clothing and accessories.

  • Doing Denim

    Everyone’s favorite baby blues are hitting the runway with an extra dash of pizzazz, and 417-land boutiques...

  • Arts & Letters: Downtown Springfield

    Meganne Rosen O’Neal and Laura Provance are the creative geniuses behind Arts & Letters: Downtown...

  • White Out

    We love our winter whites so much that we’re carrying them into spring. Use these bright pops of white to add...

  • Behold: Marsala

    This season, wrap yourself in Pantone’s color of the year: Marsala. We’re here to help you get your fill of...

  • House of Style

    Chic, classic and cozy—the three Cs that make up a bulk of what you’ll find inside House of Style in Ozark.

  • I Want Candy

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. This year treat yourself to something sugary sweet and...

  • How to Create Perfect Curls

    To get the scoop on creating salon-perfect curls at home, we turned to Melanie Gibbs at Karma Salon

  • Kaye's Fashion Forward

    Hit the slopes in style, of course!

  • How to Wear It: Boots

    From over-the-knee stunners to itty bitty cutie booties, 417-land shoe divas share their style rules for pulling...

  • Lines We Love: Baldwin Denim

    We love to peek into some of our favorite boutiques to see what well-known brands they carry here in 417-land....

  • Beauty Perks

    Let the pampering continue at home with our five favorite spa finds.

  • How to Wear It: White Collared Shirt

    The stylish mavens at Cocos in Joplin share a few fashion tips on how to rock this wardrobe staple, whether...

  • Dandylions

    New to Springfield last summer, Dandylions sells trendy clothing and accessories for your little ones.

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  • 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...

  • 5 Best Drink Flights

    Sometimes you meet up with friends for drinks after work, and one kind of wine doesn’t sound like it will cut...

  • 5 Best Falafel Dishes

    We rounded up five of our favorite local falafel dishes. Ready to give it a try? Just dig in.

  • 5 Best Fall Fests

    This month starts fall festival season in 417-land, and it seems like every little town in our region has...

  • 5 Best Fish Tacos

    Tacos are the perfect handheld food, but there’s something about a good fish taco that takes it to the next...

  • 5 Best Cool Treats

    We found five delicious desserts that are sure to cool you down on the hottest 417-land days.

  • 5 Best Guacamoles

    We rounded up our five favorite bowls of guacamole from local eateries—just in time for Cinco de Mayo.

  • 5 Best Reasons to  Go Cards Crazy

    This year is the Springfield Cardinals’ 10th season, and we rounded up our five favorite reasons to get...

  • 5 Best Cuban Sandwiches

    There’s something magical about biting into crunchy bread and getting a mouthful of juicy meat and tangy...

  • 5 Best Vegan Eats

    Our art director scoured local menus to find her very favorite no-meat, no-cheese, no-eggs,...

  • 5 Best College Athletes to Watch

    Bring your love of sports to the local level with these hot college athletes. From a couple of MVC Freshman of...

  • 5 Best Bubbly Cocktails

    Made with Champagne, Chambord and a variety of other tasty liquors, these five tinctures are all bubbly,...

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