Best of 417 2019
The votes are in. This is our guide to the very best restaurants, bars, things to do, local shopping and services of southwest Missouri, as decided by our readers. And the 2019 winners are...
Missouri Native Mike Hopkins Prepares to Blast into Space for a Second Time
Born in Lebanon and raised in Richland, Mike Hopkins comes from humble beginnings. Where he’s been—and with the return of space flight to the United States, where he’s headed—is quite literally out of this world.
Shareable Plates and World Flavors Rule Progress’s Menu
Former pop-up dining concept Progress has opened the doors at its brick-and-mortar location and offers globally inspired flavors and family style dishes that are almost too good to share.
Multi-Season Trails to Hike Near Springfield
In Southwest Missouri, there’s outdoor splendor with every season—you just need to know where to look. For activity with a side of aesthetics, check out hikes and sights from a couple of local hiking pros.