Itty Bitty News Bites
• Give Us Mo’! Up until now, MoChicken with its tasty fried chicken sammies has existed only as a food truck spin-off of Sugarfire Smoke House’s Springfield location. But now the barbecue joint is bringing all the fried chicken goodness into their storefront too, offering the MoChicken menu inside the brick-and-mortar restaurant. Oh, we are so jazzed about this!
• Guess Who’s Back? University Plaza Hotel has brought back an old lunch hour favorite: Cashew Chicken Wednesdays. For $15 you get a drink and a buffet packed with salad, freshly baked bread, fried rice, soup, dessert and piping hot cashew chicken for all that classic Springfield flavor. Yum!
• It’s Pi Day! March 14 (a.k.a 3.14… a.k.a. Pi Day… a.k.a. today!) is a magical day in Springfield, because it’s when math nerds who are also food nerds can join their faves for one tasty meal. Head to Prairie Pie in downtown Springfield, where they’re celebrating Pi Day starting at 11 a.m. with sweet pie by the slice in four flavors, savory pot pies in three flavors and more. If you pre-ordered a Pi Day Frankenpie (that’s eight slices of four flavors of pie: matcha custard, caramel apple, key lime and black bottom oat), today’s your day to pick that up too.
• Join the Club: MaMa Jean’s Natural Market now has a Fresh Fish Club, and noon today is the deadline to join to get in on this week’s haul. Club members get fresh (never frozen) fish filets that are flown in overnight by Springfield-based Express Foods. This week’s delivery arrives Thursday, March 16 and includes Faroe Islands salmon, wild Hawaiian ahi yellowfin tuna, Florida little neck clams, Delaware bay oysters and Bar Harbor Maine mussels.