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5 Best Fall Fests

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

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 level.

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 excited about this great American pastime.

5 Best Cuban Sandwiches

There’s something magical about biting into crunchy bread and getting a mouthful of juicy meat and tangy pickles. Drooling yet? There are several top-notch Cuban sandwiches at restaurants around...

5 Best Vegan Eats

Our art director scoured local menus to find her very favorite no-meat, no-cheese, no-eggs, all-vegan-all-the-time dishes. They’re so good, even carnivores should branch out and give them a try.

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 the Year winners to a swimmer who’s helped his school win the national championship,...

5 Best Bubbly Cocktails

Made with Champagne, Chambord and a variety of other tasty liquors, these five tinctures are all bubbly, delicious and the perfect way to celebrate the New Year. Raise a glass to 2014.

5 Best Smoothies

One of the best ways to get a taste of summer once our warm days have waned is to grab a fresh and fruity smoothie. We pulled together our five favorite examples of tasty blended perfection from...

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