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Homemade Stock

It’s time to put the fear of making homemade stock to rest thanks to two local chefs who share some insider secrets to making the best homemade stock ever. Hint: You’ll be shocked at how easy...

Poutine on the Ritz

Indulgent plates of crispy French fries topped with goopy gravy and cheese are popping up on restaurant menus all over 417-land, and we found three local eateries serving up their take on some...

Harvest Restaurant

After years of working as an executive chef and hosting gourmet farm-to-table dinners, Craig von Foerster, along with his wife Tamara, has finally opened a restaurant of his own, and it’s like...


It’s time to study up on a tasty addition to local farmers’ markets: the duck egg.

Eurasia Coffee & Tea Culture Cafe

A little café up on Commercial Street offers luscious flavors that won’t break the bank on a menu filled with Mediterranean tastes.

5 Best Happy Hour Bites

It’s the wind down to the day and the start of a good night—it’s happy hour. The Queen City and its friendly neighbors offer menus featuring tiny meals and hearty deals that will pair...

Branson Pasghetti’s Italian Restaurant

Right off the Branson strip sits a ginormous building. But the building probably isn’t what you’ll notice—in front of Pasghetti’s is a 15-foot meatball. This new Italian joint is fit with...

Winter Brews

Our local breweries are offering up tasty seasonal beers that are perfect for sipping this month.

417 Magazine Cooking Class with Nicola

Nicola Gilardi shares some of his richest cuisine with 417-land as he prepares an Italian winter salad, a creamy chicken and ravioli soup, a delectable tenderloin and a dessert complete with a...

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...

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