Crab Cakes Benedict

These seven dishes or drinks have passed our taste buds and made us rave. They are ranked by level of yumminess.

Feb 2015

Crab Cakes Benedict form Cantina Laredo
Crab Cakes Benedict form Cantina Laredo

1. A yummy take on a brunch classic, we love the Crab Cakes Benedict form Cantina Laredo (4109 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-881-7200; 1001 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-334-6062). Poached eggs are served on crab cakes with a chipotle-wine hollandaise sauce.

2. We tried the beef brisket from City Butcher & Barbecue (3650 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-720-1113) and it kind of blew our minds. Get there early to make sure you can snag a bite before it runs out.

3. We’ve been eying the Gourmet Jungle Burger from Drunken Monkey Bar & Grill (1816 W. Division St., Springfield, 417-862-0809).  It’s a big burger patty topped with melted Gorgonzola cheese, red onion and figs.  

4. A new tasty dish in town is the Chicken Para Rayos from Café Cusco (234 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-868-8088). It comes with grilled chicken, garlic rice, yellow pepper cream sauce, sautéed roma tomatoes, spinach, shrimp and pineapple.

5. Need a winter indulgence? Order the baked potato soup from The Fork & Spoon (at Knights of Columbus, 2340 W. Grand St., Springfield, 417-737-2821).

6. Did you know you can get churros at Tortilleria Perches (1601 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-864-8195)? You can, and they are a true treat.

7. Take a break from boring nachos, and order the Christy B from Metropolitan Grill (2931 E. Battlefield, Springfield, 417-889-4951). They are made with blackened tuna and feta cheese, taking them up a few tasty notches.