Cashew Craze

Cashew Craze

Apr 16 - 5pm-9pm Springfield Expo Center, 635 E. St. Louis St. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. http://www.cashewcraze.net/index.html

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Cashew Craze

In it's 2nd year under the direction of Springfield Sertoma Club. Make plans to attend. Tickets are 12 in advance and 15 at the door. You can purchase advance tickets online or at your closest Casey's General Store.

Area restaurants will compete to see which serves the best Springfield-Style Cashew Chicken.

David Leong stands as one of America's true culinary geniuses. First served in 1963 at the Grove Supper Club in Springfield, David Leong, the chef, who moved to the United States from China in 1940, had struggled to gain acceptance for the foods of his homeland so he began searching for a dish that would appeal to local residents' taste buds. His famous deep-fried cashew chicken recipe was so popular he soon opened Leong's Tea House in Springfield. The dish became exceedingly popular in the Springfield area and is often cited as the unofficial "dish of the city". Springfield, Missouri is now in the Guiness Book of World Records for having the most Chinese take-out restaurants, per capita, than any other city in the United States.

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