Dining Discoveries

If variety is the spice of life, this feature is all the seasoning you need to add a little vim and vigor to your dinners out.

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Whether it’s an innovative menu item or simply a new presentation of a classic food (bacon!), these restaurants are offering new fare that has us drooling. Enjoy.

18| Nearly Famous Does Salmon Salad

Nearly Famous

This month, Nearly Famous has a Greek salmon salad on its dinner menu. Grilled salmon is served atop a bed of spinach with veggies, feta and a dill vinaigrette. Give it a try before it’s too late.

Hot news: The extremely popular Nearly Famous egg salad sandwich and deli tomato soup combo is now served on Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays. Hooray!


19| Buffalo Meat Meets Marrow at Red Oak Steakhouse

Red Oak Steakhouse

Thanks to the efforts of Executive Sous Chef RC Cabalquinto, this Joplin restaurant recently rolled out a new menu, and it features one new dish we’re dying to try: a bacon-wrapped buffalo tenderloin served with marrow compound butter. The marrow gives the dish a nice rich texture. 

Hot News: Red Oak Steakhouse added grass-fed and Wagyu beef options to its menu.

20| Haruno Perfects Seafood Soup

Haruno Japanese Sushi Bar & Grill

You know Haruno serves some of the best sushi around, but did you know it also serves up a killer soup? The restaurant’s spicy seafood soup is a hidden gem made with tomato, shrimp, mussels, crab, scallops, cilantro and lime (and it’s quite a hangover cure).

Try it Now: Want a dish that’s healthful and delicious? Try the chicken lettuce wrap with chicken and lots of veggies.


22| Pappo’s Dishes Out Late-Night Slices

Pappo’s Pizzeria 

There aren’t many spots to buy pizza by the slice. Pappo’s came to the rescue, offering its pepperoni, cheese and sausage pizza for $3 a slice from 11:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. Thurs. to Sat. 

Try it Now: The Hair of the Dog breakfast pizza with scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, cheddar and more.

23| Relics Chowder Has A Loyal Following 

Relics Antique Mall Tea Room

At Relics Antique Mall Tea Room, customers love the potato corn chowder that’s served every couple of weeks. If you really really want to try it, call in advance and ask for Daryl. 

Hot News: Relics now offers tasty flatbreads (a favorite is the roasted beef flatbread with roasted peppers, feta and apricot preserves).


24| Nicola’s Caters To Your Diet

Nicola’s Ristorante

The ever-so-loveable Chef Nicola Gilardi shared an exciting secret: He’s expanding his creations to cater to special diets. Gilardi recently started catering some dishes to the Paleo diet, and he makes gluten-free pizza, too. Have a special request? Just ask. 

Hot News: Nicola’s recently doubled the size of its patio to include additional dining, projector screens and gliding doors.

21 | Wilder’s Steakhouse Does A Killer Grilled salad

Wilder's Steakhouse

This beloved Joplin steakhouse, open since 1929, is known for its steak, but also popular here is the grilled romaine salad. It comes complete with truffle oil, Caesar dressing and house-made garlic crostini.

Hot News: This restaurant recently made a huge change: It switched the type of beef it serves, now carrying choice Black Angus beef that is vegetarian fed and hormone- and antibiotic-free. 


25| Enoch’s Brings Home the Bacon

Enoch’s BBQ & Southern Classics

Bringing a sexy sizzle and irresistible aroma to the table, bacon has always rocked its rep in the upper echelon of breakfast meats. Enoch’s BBQ & Southern Classics offers bacon the good-old-fashioned way. You can pick up a pound of its thick-cut, freshly smoked meat candy for $11.99. 

Extra-Secret Tip: Ask about the restaurant’s new marinated bacon that’s bathed in balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and salt.


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