Table Talk

Table Talk: August 30–September 5

This week: Blue Heron Farm is moving up, Brick and Mortar Coffee returns, 417 Cocktails opens a new location and more.

by Katie Pollock Estes

Aug 30 2022 at 8 a.m.

Takeout coffee with coffee beans
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Movin’ on Up 

From baked goods, mushrooms and duck eggs at the market to a brick-and-mortar on Commercial Street, Blue Heron Farm & Bakery is moving on up! The little purveyor of fresh bread, beautiful baked sweets and farm-fresh produce recently announced that they are opening a bakery-cafe-espresso bar on Commercial Street in Springfield, where you'll be able to dig into the good stuff all week long. The open date is set for sometime this fall, so we’ll keep you posted as soon as we know more. We can’t wait to dig in!

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Guess Who’s Back?

It's back! Brick & Mortar Coffee has been missing from our coffee-loving routines since 2020, but as of this week, the coffee shop will be re-opened with brand new staff (including new owner Jon Marsh and drink-crafter Carter Maize) a brand new menu and some brand-new energy. Thursday, September 1 marks the coffee shop’s grand re-opening, and they'll be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. slinging some seriously good brews. After that, you can swing by their 1666 E. Saint Louis St. location Tuesdays through Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hot tip: You can also buy Brick & Mortar beans at Walmarts in Springfield, Branson and St. Louis if home brewing is more your thing.

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We’ll Drink to This!

417 Cocktails, known for their creative cocktail mixer sets and pre-made boat bottles that are ready for your favorite spirit, is opening a brick-and-mortar storefront in Downtown Springfield at 211 S. Market Avenue, Suite 103. With all the makings of the perfect cocktails on-hand, the shop will feature specialty products like Kansas City–made Good Bitter Best cocktail bitters and Patrick Font brand premium bottled juices and fruit nectars. Check them out starting on September 8, when they are having their soft opening.

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ICYMI: Itty Bitty News Bites

Pineapple Whip is offering their twist cones and twist cups for just $2 this week. As Pineapple Whip twist aficionados, we can attest to the overall superiority of two of these delightful non-dairy flavors swirled together for maximum fruity flavor.)

• Big Cedar Lodge just launched a brand-new online shop. You can now use to buy beautifully scented Cedar Creek Spa body products and lodge, marina and golf course swag. But you can also a couple of food items, like bottled barbecue sauce from Devil's Pool Restaurant and Big Cedar Lodge's blueberry poppyseed dressing.

• Harvest Restaurant has some delightful fall dinner events planned. On September 8, 15, 22 and 29 they are hosting their popular Dinner in the Orchard events. Guests sit together on long communal tables with twinkling string lights above them, enjoying the milder evening temps that September starts to bring in. There is a four-course fixed menu with optional wine pairings, plus pre-meal hors d’oeuvres. Make reservations online before they sell out.