Table Talk

Table Talk: November 15–21

This week: Blue Heron Farm & Bakery opens a brick-and-mortar location, mystery Mexican food, D'Vine Nights pairing dinner and more.

by Katie Pollock Estes

Nov 15 2022 at 8 a.m.

Pastries from Blue Heron Farm and Bakery in Springfield MO
Photo courtesy Blue Heron Farm and Bakery

New C-Street Bakery

Blue Heron Farm & Bakery (who you're probably already familiar with if you frequent local farmers markets) has opened a brick-and-mortar location on Commercial Street. It has a welcoming bright blue front door, and the shop is packed with their incredible baked goods. You can find treats like filled croissants, freshly baked bread and espresso drinks. But our favorite is that they are also offering savory pastries for breakfast and lunch, like some of the most beautiful quiche lorraine we’ve ever seen. It’s filled with local bacon, mushrooms, caramelized onion and gruyere cheese with a galette-style folded crust made from phyllo dough. Oh. My. Goodness.

AD: Waitress Broadway's Hit Musical - February 18-20 at Hammons Hall - Get Tickets!

Mystery Mexican Food

Have you seen it? There’s a sign up for Señor Julian Mexican Bar & Grill at 3405 E. Battlefield Road, in the space formerly occupied by Daylight Donuts near the Battlefield and Highway 65 intersection. We haven’t been able to find much info on the restaurant just yet, but in searching for a social media presence we did find a post by local artist Jorge Ortiz sharing some of his bright, beautiful and bold paintings that he recently delivered to Señor Julian—so as far as artwork goes, this new spot has passed the vibe check. We will keep digging for more info and will share them when we get them.

AD - First Watch: Breakfast • Brunch • Lunch - Come see us!

ICYMI: Itty Bitty Food News

D’Vine Delicatessen & Wine is hosting their D’Vine Nights pairing dinner on Saturday, November 16 at 6:30 p.m. This five-course meal features food and flavors from around the world, and each course is paired with wine. Some of the themes include Italian boards, Spanish tapas, French classics and U.S. novelties. The price is $75 per person, and you need a reservation.

• If you’re hosting Thanksgiving for vegan guests, two local spots have you covered with full meat-free Thanksgiving menus that you can order to serve at home. First up, Whipped Cream & Other Delights is offering seitan furkey roast and lots of veggies sides like green bean casserole, glazed rosemary carrots, sweet potato casserole and more. Over at Culture Counter, you can get a vegan and gluten-free menu featuring meatless loaf with red wine shallot gravy for the main, plus sides like butternut squash mac and “cheese” casserole and desserts like pumpkin coconut parfaits. Both are available for pre-order this week or until they run out.

• Fun fact! This Thursday, November 17, is National Baklava Day. Celebrate by munching on some of this incredible dessert from a few local businesses that make them. Here in Springfield, we love the baklava from Greek Belly (where you can get baklava—or indulge in a divine dessert made with baklava, ice cream and honey-cinnamon-citrus syrup), That Lebanese Place (where the walnut, almond and pistachio versions are all stellar) and B&T Baklava (where they offer fun, changing seasonal flavors).

Don't Miss another awesome Weekend: sign up for Datebook Newsletter