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Billy Dove

These Were @417Foodist's Must-Try Restaurant Picks Of 2022

As a food blogger, I visit many restaurants in my spare time. When I go out to eat, I like to try and visit someplace I haven’t been before, but there’s always an exception to the rule. These were some of my top eating establishments in 2022 that I’ll be eating at again and again! Therefore, Pizza…

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These Restaurants Are Coming To Springfield In 2023

With the new year comes new beginnings from some of our well-known business owners in Springfield. These are some of the new restaurants and businesses opening this year. Trailer Perk Coffee Known for its brightly colored coffee trailer, Trailer Perk Coffee is shifting over to a brick-and-mortar…

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6 New Winter Menu Items To Try

New winter menu items are starting to pop up all over the Ozarks. Everything from sweet treats and savory goodies to must-try coffee and eggnog-infused dishes. Throw on those coats and gloves, and head out into the Ozarks to try some mouthwatering delicacies at locally owned establishments. Kingdom…

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Must-Try Restaurants In Branson, Missouri

The food scene in Branson has been booming. Every time I make a trip down, there’s always a new place to try, or even a tasty joint that has been around for a while and I have yet to visit. Next time you find yourself heading down to do some shopping on the Landing, or the outlet malls, these are…

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7 Fall Menu Items To Try This Season

Fall is here, and so are all the delicious flavors that come with it! I have ventured out into the Ozarks, searching for some of the tastiest morsels great local chefs and restaurants are creating. What I found was fantastic and bring that fall feeling with each bite or sip. Cookie Butter Cider…

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5 Unique Food Truck Dishes You Need To Try

Food trucks have become a staple in Springfield, being available for farmers’ markets, festivals and setting up at many of our great local breweries. Here are some food trucks I like to frequent as often as possible! Swirly’s Ice Cream & Waffles Swirly’s might be one of the new kids on the block…

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5 Top Burger Picks Around The Ozarks

What is there not to love about a tasty cheeseburger? In the past, a burger was as simple as a juicy beef patty, topped with all the usual suspects, lettuce, tomato, onions, and pickles. The burger scene has evolved over the years, with a wide variety of tasty items being toppings now. I…

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5 Delicious Soups To Try Around The Ozarks

It’s that time of year when the weather starts to cool off, sweater season begins, the leaves start to fall, and it makes me crave a large bowl of soup! Here are some of my favorite soups to eat right here in Southwest Missouri! Wonton Soup From Corner 21 Corner 21 has taken Springfield by storm…

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I Went To Food Truck Night At Turners Station Mercantile

Being active on social media means you tend to see many events taking place within the 417 area. One event that I have always been interested in attending but have not been able to is the Tuesday night food truck event at Turners Station. Well, I have officially been able to change this, as I…

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Must Try Vendors At Farmers' Markets Around The Ozarks

Here in Springfield and the surrounding area, we have some great farmers' markets. Each market has a large selection of vendors, selling everything from fresh vegetables and fruit to eggs and coffee. I absolutely love getting out on Saturday mornings and visiting as many of the markets in the area…

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