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August 2012

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Best New Restaurants

Best New Restaurants

This month, we’re celebrating the greatest new restaurants that have popped up in 417-land since early 2011.


Star Light, Star Bright

Star Light, Star Bright

The STARS Foundation in Cabool brings the arts to children as young as 4, even those who cannot afford lessons. It’s building budding musicians, from tiny violin virtuosos to Carnegie Hall...


Gourmet Grocer

Lampe couple Stephen and Mandy Hoffmann are keeping a specialty food store—and Branson West hotspot—alive and kicking.

5 Best BLTs in 417-land

It’s August in Missouri, and that means it’s prime time for ripe, juicy, fresh tomatoes. It’s one of our favorites tastes of summertime. And what better way to enhance the sweet taste of...

Filling in the Gaps

Ninety-nine percent of all donations to the Ellis Fund go straight to local families of kids with cancer. Here’s your chance to help.

Loving Homes For All

Cherish Kids started as a chance encounter and has grown to an organization that connects adoption agencies with potential adoptive or foster parents, all with a goal to find homes for all of our...

Gorgeous Watches

We found gorgeous watches for men and women, all from local shops.

Shoot for the Moon

Blue Moon Market offers shoppers an opportunity to find great pieces, many at less-than-expected prices.

Fruits of Their Labor

It used to be an apple farm. Now, it’s a vineyard. Viandel Vineyard produces six varieties of wine and offers both weekly tastings and the chance to get away with a glass or two in the heart of...

Dive Into Fun

This month is your last chance to beat the heat with a splash in the pool. Whether it’s a great slide or the chance to ride some waves, 417-land pools have you and your whole family covered.

Ladies Red Hot Summer Night 2012

Benefitting the Good Samaritan Fund through CoxHealth Foundation-supporting families in times of need. ZAN the club. August 2, 2012.

The World Beyond Crayons

The Creamery Arts Center provides families with a chance to have fun together in creative new ways with its Free Art Days events.

417 Magazine Restaurant Month

It’s finally here: 417 Magazine Restaurant Month. Read on to find out how you can take advantage of fine dining that won’t break the bank.

417 Magazine's Restaurant Month

417 Magazine's Restaurant Month at participating locations. August 2012.

Evening for Autism

Evening for Autism benefiting Autism Speaks. August 11, 2012.

Not-So Newlywed Game

Not-So Newlywed Game benefiting The Ozarks Counseling Center. August 10, 2012.

Prep Team

Southwest Missouri’s newest prep school, School of the Ozarks, gets kids from multiple states ready for college—for free.

Meet a Staffer: Savannah Waszczuk

Every month, we introduce you to one of the people who work on 417 Magazine. This month, meet Savannah Waszczuk

What You're Buying: Notebook Computers

Just in time for back to school, we learned the hottest selling notebooks for high school and college students who will soon be hitting the halls.

Sisters in Thyme

Sisters in Thyme offers a small-but-yummy lunch menu, as well as freshly baked bread and a variety of locally made food products—all from a teeny little storefront on Commercial Street.

That Lebanese Place

That Lebanese Place, a food truck located on North Glenstone Avenue in Springfield, serves up quick dishes with a lot of flavorful flair.

Yum of the Month: Pastrami Sandwich

The Yum of the Month for August is the pastrami sandwich from J. Parrinos Queen City Deli.

Seven Good Things

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

Drink of the Month: Ginger-Pineapple Mojito

This refreshing beverage from Haruno Sushi Bar & Grill puts an Asian twist on the classic mojito.

Jennifer Conner and Dustin Yarbrough

September 9, 2011; Walnut Springs Farm, Marshfield

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