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Grown in 417-land

Grown in 417-land

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Our Beer Awakening

Our Beer Awakening

We took a tour of what our local breweries have to offer, and what we found was a community of brewers and lovers of brew who all enjoy the process as much as the result.

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Drink of the Month: White Russian

Drink of the Month: White Russian

This scrumptiously sweet cocktail is flavored like the summer milkshakes from your childhood, but it packs an intoxicating punch.

Perfect Pairings

Perfect Pairings

On p. 72 we feature three great wine dinners that are happening this month in 417-land. Why write about three wine dinners in one month? Well, they are extraordinary experiences! Here’s our recap...

Famous Dave's BBQ

Famous Dave's BBQ

Tasting a few selections from the huge menu of barbecued goodness at Famous Dave’s.

5 Best: Onion Rings

5 Best: Onion Rings

Crunchy hoops of crisp onion, a messy coating and just-right seasonings.

Yum of the Month: The Rita Salad

Yum of the Month: The Rita Salad

The Gourmet Lunchbox

The Gourmet Lunchbox

A new lunch spot offers loads of flavor from a tiny little storefront in south Springfield.

Taste Test: Fish Tacos

Taste Test: Fish Tacos

Fish in a handy tortilla shell? We love it. So, we went and tested out some great local restaurants to see what their fish tacos were like.

Seven Good Things

Seven Good Things

Grown in 417-land

Grown in 417-land

Haute Home Town

Haute Home Town

Step up your style with these handmade must-haves by local artists and designers, all from 417-land shops.

Haute Home Town

Haute Home Town

Step up your style with these handmade must-haves by local artists and designers, all from 417-land shops.

What You're Buying: Local Groceries

What You're Buying: Local Groceries

We found the best-selling locally grown, raised or produced grocery items in five categories at MaMa Jean’s Natural Market. Read on to see what local groceries you and your neighbors are loving...

A Name to Wear Proudly

A Name to Wear Proudly

Attention all Hollister clothing fans: The brand is indeed connected to the southwest Missouri town by the same name. But that’s not the only fact of note about this historic town. Read on to...

A Take on Traditional

A Take on Traditional

Thanks to a recent remodel project, John and Margaret Cioni’s south Springfield home now boasts a traditional look that’s clean, comfortable and livable.

Grown in 417-land

Grown in 417-land

Easy on the Eyes

Easy on the Eyes

We tried out LASHDIP, a cosmetic application that gives eyelashes the look of mascara without the hassle of application or worries of raccoon eyes.

Food is for Sharing

Food is for Sharing

Farmers are taking locally raised food to the next level by donating their crops to 417-land organizations.

If It's Local, It's Here

If It's Local, It's Here

Mike McCamish, the owner of Wild Root Grocery and Eastland Farmers’ Market, combines longtime family land (on a city corner in Springfield) with a passion for locally grown and raised products....

The Case for Raised Bed Gardening

The Case for Raised Bed Gardening

In rocky-earthed 417-land, the first step to perfect backyard veggies might be a homemade garden build above the ground. Read on, to find out how to make your own raised bed.

Fruit Filled Fun

Fruit Filled Fun

Strawberry shortcake, chocolate-covered strawberries and strawberry iced tea: If you’re a fan of this red-ripe gift of summer, head to Kimmswick soon.

Shake, Shimmy, Shake

Shake, Shimmy, Shake

417 Magazine staff writer Kaitlyn McConnell checks out the ancient art of belly dancing right here in Springfield.

Kids Calendar

Kids Calendar

The school year is coming to an end, and you’re going to need to find some entertainment for your kiddos soon. Why not give one of these events a try?

A Helping Hand

A Helping Hand

GYNCA works to make sure that no woman feels alone during her battle with gynecological cancer. Learn about the organization’s efforts, and take part in a brand new memorial golf tournament to...

Jason Acree & Tess Nashed

Jason Acree & Tess Nashed

September 10, 2011; Creedstown, Rogersville

Fresh from the Dirt

Fresh from the Dirt

Learn about a local rare seed collector’s passion for growing heirloom veggies—and how you can get into it too.

Average Joe

Average Joe

USA Team Handball member Joe Lamour is one of 417-land’s most accomplished athletes. So where are the autograph-seekers?

Moving Fast

Moving Fast

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. Read about a 417-land resident’s with first-hand experience of the devastation caused by stroke, her recovery and her now-improved life.

Summertime Music Festivals

Summertime Music Festivals

From rock to bluegrass and beyond, we show you how to enjoy great music in 417-land this summer.

Making the Big Move

Making the Big Move

Seniors on the Move allows 417-land seniors to begin the next chapter of their lives—with a little assistance.

Yum of the Month: The Rita Salad

Yum of the Month: The Rita Salad

Drink of the Month: White Russian

Drink of the Month: White Russian

This scrumptiously sweet cocktail is flavored like the summer milkshakes from your childhood, but it packs an intoxicating punch.