One of the things I love most about Farmers Gastropub (2620 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield) is the seating. There are boxed-in high-back booths that feel like our own private restaurant and tables tucked into nooks that feel cozy and secluded.
But in the fall, I like to leave that warm- wood-filled space and eat on the sunny patio. That’s what my family did on a recent visit, when I got to dig into the delectable pan-roasted salmon tikka masala. The salmon was delightfully crispy, and the mushroom-filled tikka masala sauce and rice were the perfect complement. My family dug into the restaurant’s fish and chips and burgers (both are always a sure bet at Farmers). Between some great plates of food and an autumn breeze, it was a perfect fall dinner.