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Christkindlmarket at Webb City Farmers Market 2015

What’s better than a stellar winter farmers’ market? A stellar winter farmers’ market that knows how to dress up for the holidays.

Ms. Gilmore’s Vintage Suitcase and Tea Room

As soon as you walk into Ms. Gilmore’s Vintage Suitcase and Tea Room, your mind questions if you’re still in Springfield. The eclectic design and various trinkets make this local lunch spot...

Local Flavor: Popcorn

Next time you need a quick holiday gift, ditch that drugstore tin of popcorn in favor of a gourmet blend from any of these local popcorn purveyors.

7 Easy Ways to Use Pomegranates

Pretty pomegranate arils are winter’s jewel, and they taste lovely with other seasonal ingredients like citrus and nuts. Grab one of these lovely fruits at the grocery store, then get to work...

Ocean Zen

Ocean Zen is in its third location, and it just keeps getting better.

The Order Restaurant Inside The Hotel Vandivort

Inside The Vandivort hotel in downtown Springfield sits The Order, an upscale restaurant serving locally inspired food.

5 Best Fries

They’re crispy, they’re crunchy and they’re perfectly salty. They can be dipped in ketchup, plunged in gourmet sauces or even enjoyed with no condiments at all. They’re the five best orders...

Free-Range Turkey for Thanksgiving Dinner

Learn about local purveyors of free-range turkeys, and find out how you can order one for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Redneck Nutz

A whole line of peanuts, cashews, pecans and walnuts that bring tons of flavor and a little character to the table.

Getting to the Root of Flavor

Small in size but big in flavor, the mighty garlic reigns king in the kitchen. We break down the yummiest types you can get locally.

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