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Best of 417 2016

Best of 417 2016

This article features the best of the best—the Readers’ Choice Award winners who were chosen by you, and the Editors’ Pick winners who receive a shout-out from the staff at 417 Magazine.

Features

The Man Behind The Mystery Hour

The Man Behind The Mystery Hour

Iowa transplant Jeff Houghton hosts Springfield’s only late-night television show and produces viral videos–one that’s recently blown up around the globe. Get to know this quirky, hilarious...

Departments

Homemade Stock

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...

Harvest Restaurant

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...

Poutine on the Ritz

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...

Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

This native Brit recently took over Farmers Gastropub, and he’s using his extensive resume and culinary skills to bring a refined menu to the restaurant’s classic pub feel.

Lindberg’s

Lindberg’s

We head to Commercial Street for dinner at Lindberg’s, Springfield’s oldest tavern, and indulge in the newest food menu.

Chabom Teas + Spices

Chabom Teas + Spices

Chabom Teas + Spices on Commercial Street brings 417-landers a wide variety of products from all over the world.

Behind the Design

Behind the Design

Globally inspired products in your own backyard.

How to Wear It: Pink

How to Wear It: Pink

Pink can be romantic, or it can be wild. These 417-land style experts share their tips for making sure the shade of pink you wear matches the statement you want to make.

Stacks of Style

Stacks of Style

Started by two sisters in Joplin, the Erimish Bracelet Bar is gaining attention both locally and nationally.

Post-Workout Luxe

Post-Workout Luxe

Yoga pants aren’t just for the gym anymore.

Raising the Bar

Raising the Bar

The classic bar has been reinvented in more than one amazing way. With unique shapes, scents and colors, these new soaps are anything but boring.

Dainty Delicates

Dainty Delicates

Lace-laden bralettes lighten up any look this season. These undergarments come in all shapes, styles and colors and are just too pretty for words.

Under Wraps

Under Wraps

We’ve rounded up eight of the top body buffs, wraps and treatments to help you find the best one for your skin this month.

Direct Primary Care in 417-Land

Direct Primary Care in 417-Land

A different type of doctor’s office has been popping up throughout 417-land: direct primary care. We talked to two of the newest clinics and one that’s been established for over a year to get...

Best of 417 2016

Best of 417 2016

This article features the best of the best—the Readers’ Choice Award winners who were chosen by you, and the Editors’ Pick winners who receive a shout-out from the staff at 417 Magazine.

The Man Behind The Mystery Hour

The Man Behind The Mystery Hour

Iowa transplant Jeff Houghton hosts Springfield’s only late-night television show and produces viral videos–one that’s recently blown up around the globe. Get to know this quirky, hilarious...

CoxHealth Piloxing Class

CoxHealth Piloxing Class

Work up a sweat while boxing, dancing and pulsing through pilates in the Piloxing class at CoxHealth Fitness Center in Republic. Our Digital Coordinator gives this unusual workout a try.

Old Furniture, New Life

Old Furniture, New Life

Just because your favorite furniture doesn’t fit your current style doesn’t mean it has to go to the dumpster. There are folks in 417-land who can help transform your spaces with some fabric...

Make Your Home Your Own

Make Your Home Your Own

Devoting the time and energy to a project to transform the roof over your head can be strenuous—especially if you’re a first-timer. To ease your remodel, Sam Butler, owner of ButlerBuilt...

Getaway to Hermann

Getaway to Hermann

You don’t have to renew your passport to take a trip across the world. The German town of Hermann makes you wonder if you’re still in Missouri, while giving you a close and boozy weekend trip...

Maintainable Mod

Maintainable Mod

A minimalist design and easy-maintenance features make Dr. Craig Scott and Dr. Janis Scott’s modern custom home the perfect spot to raise their five children.

Reviewed: Skunk Creek

Reviewed: Skunk Creek

A tale of lust, loss and good old folk lore, Skunk Creek’s depiction of life in a small Ozarks town hits close to home and keeps you hooked.

Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

Five Questions with Andy Hampshire

This native Brit recently took over Farmers Gastropub, and he’s using his extensive resume and culinary skills to bring a refined menu to the restaurant’s classic pub feel.

Foster Kid for a Day

Foster Kid for a Day

Hosted locally in conjunction with Springfield’s Foster Adopt Connect, Missouri’s first-ever Journey Home Bus Tour brings light to the struggle of local kids entering the foster care system.

Oscar Tidbits

Oscar Tidbits

Hollywood connections are closer than you think. Here’s a look at those in 417 land who’ve walked the red-carpet and the local movies that have become hits.

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries

Just in time for Valentine’s Day from Candy House

Le Fizz From Osage Restaurant

Le Fizz From Osage Restaurant

A simple little drink made with vodka, lime juice and St-Germain Elderflower Liqueur with some club soda for its namesake bubbles