Old Favorites, New Spaces
Some of our tried and true local favorites have opened their doors in a new space, upgraded their existing spaces or opened additional locations.
Grad School and J.O.B. Mashup
After shutting down temporarily during the stay-at-home order, Grad School and J.O.B. Public House came back with a bang by combining in the J.O.B. space on Walnut Street, serving select menu favorites and building a huge outdoor seating area for safe dining.
Better Block Patio at Druff's
A couple months ago, Druff’s got the Better Block Springfield treatment. The organization built an outdoor patio space, so diners could enjoy their grilled cheese sammies and Prairie Pie slices in the sunshine on Park Central East.
Second Home of Billy Gail's
Billy Gail’s has long been a breakfastime favorite at its original Branson location, and this summer it opened a second store in Ozark. That means Branson’s neighbors to the north now get to partake without the drive. Oh yeah!
Exterior Revamp at Gilardi's
Gilardi’s got a gorgeous exterior makeover this summer that includes a paint job, a remodel of the outdoor patio space and lots of charming details like new stonework accents on the building.
Brick and Mortar Upgrade for Skully's Ramen
Although ramen-loving foodies have long loved Skully’s for their noodle-slinging food truck, we now get to enjoy it on Cherry Street too. The long-awaited brick-and-mortar location opened just a few months ago.
Outdoor Overhaul at Team Taco
When Team Taco closed down for a bit during the stay-at-home order, they used the downtime to start constructing a new outdoor dining space. Construction is still ongoing on both the east and west sides of the building, and we can’t wait to see the finished product.
Expansion of Downing Street Pour House
Downing Street Pour House gained quite a following at its original home in Hollister, and this year a second location in Springfield opened in the former Jason’s Deli space, bringing us their elevated pub grub.
A Beer Garden Upgrade at Tie & Timber Beer Co.
Tie & Timber Beer Co. created a stellar space to hang out with friends outside, with picnic table seating and lots of umbrellas to shade you from the sun while you sip a beer or listen to live music. It’s one of several Rountree gathering spaces we love.