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Best Mexican Food

Best Mexican Food

Love is a pile of freshly made tortilla chips.

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Cooking with Abuela

Cooking with Abuela

We head to La Michoacana, a Mexican grocery store and restaurant in Monett, to share a bit of cooking and culture with the Jimenez family.

Departments

Sneaky Greens

Sneaky Greens

When it comes to keeping your family healthy, sometimes you have to get sneaky. Laura Greene-Johnson knows the struggle—she’s working to sneak healthy goodness into kitchens everywhere. When it...

Straight to the Table

Straight to the Table

The 417-land food scene is growing in more ways than one. Several local restaurants are managing on-site gardens and serving up fresh fare to tickle the taste buds.

A Piece of the Pie

A Piece of the Pie

Downtown’s newest pizza joint comes with a prime location and a menu filled with hearty pies.

Millsap Farms Pizza Night

Millsap Farms Pizza Night

A family farm is serving up made-from-scratch pizza in the open air, and you can be a part of the party.

Progress Pop-Ups

Progress Pop-Ups

A bartender, a liquor rep and a chef walk into a bar…and create a pop-up restaurant. And that’s no joke.

French Interiors

French Interiors

Nothing says French interiors to me like black and white.

The Crystal Fish, Gifts of Distinction

The Crystal Fish, Gifts of Distinction

Looking for the perfect gift? Linda Cherry, co-owner of Branson gift boutique The Crystal Fish, Gifts of Distinction, has a few ideas.

How to Wear It: Denim Shorts

How to Wear It: Denim Shorts

When the heat gets unbearable, the only things you want to wear are shorts. You can rock the denim cut-offs, but how do you make them appropriate for every day? We reached out to our local style...

Bow to the Brow

Bow to the Brow

Want the perfect arch above your lovely peepers? We got tips from local brow experts for how to style your eyebrows to perfection.

Wonder Wall

Wonder Wall

Creating your own gallery wall with local finds is easier than you think. Follow our simple tips to make your very own.

Game Time

Game Time

It’s not too late in the summer to pick up a new sport or game, and local shops have all the right stuff to go out with a bang. So go ahead—break a sweat.

Sippin’ Pretty

Sippin’ Pretty

S’well water bottles are the prettiest way to stay hydrated, and you can find your favorite design at local retailers.

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium

Wonders of Wildlife National Museum and Aquarium is set to open in early 2017, and it promises guests can engage with nature like they never have before. These eight stops within one of the...

Horsing Around

Horsing Around

The H.A.Y. Foundation horsemanship program is designed not only to help local kids earn their spurs, but also to improve their well-being.

Best Mexican Food

Best Mexican Food

Love is a pile of freshly made tortilla chips.

The Renfrow Remodel

The Renfrow Remodel

Mike and Tracey Renfrow purchased an ’80s-style ranch then worked with local craftsmen and designers to transform it into their very own industrial rustic dream home.

Live Pure Yoga Buti Yoga

Live Pure Yoga Buti Yoga

Digital Director Dayle Duggins gets her glow on for a Friday night fusion of yoga, dance and positive energy.

Culture Boutique Hotel

Culture Boutique Hotel

You can find your next weekend escape right in town on historic Commercial Street. Culture Boutique Hotel houses six themed suites that are the perfect mix of local luxury and imported mystique.

Cooking with Abuela

Cooking with Abuela

We head to La Michoacana, a Mexican grocery store and restaurant in Monett, to share a bit of cooking and culture with the Jimenez family.

Losing your Marbles

Losing your Marbles

Local glassblowers are dropping their treasures in nooks and crannies throughout 417-land, and local adventure-seekers are hitting the trails to find hidden marbles to call their own.

The Last Hurrah

The Last Hurrah

School starts back up this month, so summertime weekends with your kiddos are dwindling. Make your way to some northwest Springfield sites to fill one perfect day with family fun before the first...

Top Dentists 2016

Top Dentists 2016

We trust dentists to clean our chompers and to straighten our smiles, so if you’re looking for a pro to polish your pearly whites, look no further than this list of peer-nominated 417-land...

Millsap Farms Pizza Night

Millsap Farms Pizza Night

A family farm is serving up made-from-scratch pizza in the open air, and you can be a part of the party.

Power Play

Power Play

How do you define power? How do you define leadership? Nancy D. O’Reilly’s new book, Leading Women, aims to change the way you think about both of those.

Strength of a Lion

Strength of a Lion

Leaving a past of domestic violence, Debbie Cantrell went on to discover strength she never knew she had.

Blades of Glory

Blades of Glory

Help your lawn beat the heat with these tips from local landscaping pros.

S’mores Crepe

S’mores Crepe

The decadent dark chocolate mousse makes mouths happy.

House Old Fashioned from The Hepburn

House Old Fashioned from The Hepburn

Get this cocktail at downtown Springfield’s newest speakeasy-style bar.