7 Good Things

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

the Editors

Jun 01 2024 at 8 a.m.

The Commuter sandwich from Echelon Coffee
Photo by Brandon AlmsThe Commuter sandwich from Echelon Coffee is served with brisket from City Butcher. Purchase Photo

1. We love the seasonal updates that show up on the menu at The Ozark Mill Restaurant (at Finley Farms, 802 Finley Farms Lane, Ozark), and a recent favorite was the strawberry cobbler. It’s served in a cast iron skillet and is made with fresh strawberries and topped with house-made lemon-buttermilk ice cream.

2. We’re suckers for anything with a mountain of toppings, and the loaded fries from Georgia Mac’s (1440 E. Republic Road, Springfield) don’t disappoint. They are topped with homemade cheese sauce, bacon, green onions and sour cream. Hot tip: You can sub the fries for tater tots.

3. Movie night calls for popcorn, and we’re big fans of the upgraded version at Alamo Drafthouse (4005 South Ave., Springfield). The Truffle-Herb Parmesan Popcorn has plenty of butter and is topped with a Parmesan cheese, black truffle and herb seasoning.

4. Who said burgers and breakfast don’t go together? Not Aviary Café (2144 E. Republic Road, Springfield), where they serve a super-tasty Breakfast Smash Burger. It’s topped with white cheddar, an egg, bacon and avocado with sriracha mayo.

5. Lately, Fusion Eatz (2825 Glenstone Ave., Springfield) has been satisfying our cravings for Indian flavors with quick-service speed. Our favorite is the Paneer Curry Bowl, which features seasoned paneer cheese, curry sauce with a spicy kick, rice, masala onions and fresh paratha.

6. For a sweet treat after a long lake day, we like to order the Funky Sundae from The Funky Twig (13272 Highway 13, Kimberling City). It starts with a fresh bubble waffle and is topped with ice cream, powdered sugar, chocolate and caramel sauces and whipped cream.

7. And because you can’t have too many sweet treats, we are also crazy about the pistachio muffin from Urban Grounds (557 N. 21st St., Ozark). It’s nutty and not too sweet—the stuff dreams are made of.

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