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5 Best Drink Flights

Sometimes you meet up with friends for drinks after work, and one kind of wine doesn’t sound like it will cut it. One flavor of beer is simply not enough to satisfy. One taste of Scotch is too...

5 Best Falafel Dishes

We rounded up five of our favorite local falafel dishes. Ready to give it a try? Just dig in.

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,...

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  1. The Johnny Morris Story
    Get to know Johnny, the founder of Bass Pro Shops, Big Cedar Lodge, Dogwood Canyon Nature Park,...
  2. Ettie's Eats: Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Vanilla Bourbon Sauce
    Fill up on weekly kitchen experiments, recipes and local cooking tips from our assistant editor,...
  3. Ettie's Eats: Pumpkin Bourbon Punch
    Fill up on weekly kitchen experiments, recipes and local cooking tips from our assistant editor,...
  4. Ettie's Eats: Rosemary & Garlic Pumpkin Hummus
    Fill up on weekly kitchen experiments, recipes and local cooking tips from our assistant editor,...
  5. Sophie
    One of Joplin’s favorite boutiques moves into a new space along Main Street and brings in even...
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