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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...

5 Best Local Blogs

Locals with a passion for food, fashion and more share their creativity and wit with readers through some of the best local blogs around. Read on to see what makes our five favorites such great...

5 Best Trail Rides

Everybody has a little cowboy in them, right? Grab your spurs, and take the kids for a horseback riding day trip to one of our favorite nearby spots for trail riding.

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  1. Generation Next
    We step beyond the welcome mat to meet the next generation of 417-landers who are stepping up to...
  2. Fourth of July Fireworks 2014
    Grab some lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy some Fourth of July fireworks in 417-land. Read on...
  3. European Café by Sweet Couture
    One of Springfield’s newest coffee shops serves up a tasty array of treats that keep us coming...
  4. Nicholas Palmquist
    In the space of two weeks, 417-lander Nicholas Palmquist landed roles on two of the hottest shows...
  5. Collections Boutique
    Tucked away at Big Cedar Lodge, Collections Boutique sells everything from clothing to housewares...