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Review: Vespa Kitchen’s Retro Vibes

Vespa Kitchen, created by Metropolitan Grill owner Pat Duran and chef Peter Tinson, offers up a retro diner feel with a menu that brings blue plate fare up several notches. It’s a don’t-miss...

Heirloom Tomato Dishes Around 417-land

The time is ripe for fresh, juicy heirloom tomatoes. Here are some ways to enjoy them around 417-land.

On the Go Vino

Wine in a can? It’s nicer than you think.

The World’s Hottest Peppers are Grown in Strafford

Pam Shelburn and her husband, Bill, grow some of the world’s hottest peppers in their garden in Strafford. With new varieties of peppers popping onto the scene, this couple is always looking to...

Summery Sweet Treats

Satisfy your sweet tooth this month with a refreshing treat bursting with fresh fruit and summery bliss.

Foodie News: Dutch Dining, Another Black Sheep and more

Find out what’s cooking in the region’s restaurant scene.

Juices, Avocado Toast and more at Jasper’s Juicery

Restauranteur Jason Miller brings pressed juices and healthy fare to downtown Joplin at Jasper’s Juicery.

An Evening with Canvas, A New Pop-Up Restaurant

Instead of using paints and bold colors, chefs Drake Tillman and Hansel Herschend at pop-up concept Canvas are creating art on the plate with seasonal produce.

Craft Beer Craze: What’s Brewing in 417-land

Our region is home to some terrific brewing-scene stalwarts. But within the last year, those established favorites have been joined by a new generation of craft-beer hot spots. Meet 417-land’s...

Pitch Perfect

Bryan Bevel, the former managing partner of Springfield Brewing Co., has embarked on a new culinary adventure with The Pitch Pizza & Pub, which serves up pizza, pasta and a bustling atmosphere.

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    When do you know you’ve become fully initiated into your home? You can start by trying all the...
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    Since C&H Hog Farms opened its 2,500-sow operation in the Buffalo National River watershed in...
  4. Inside Innovative Dental’s Spa-Like Space
    Innovative Dental’s remodeled office in Southeast Springfield goes beyond the usual sterile...
  5. Get Killer Ramen at Skully’s Food Truck in Springfield
    Skully’s food truck offers fresh, Asian-fusion fare in an atmosphere that can’t be beat.
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