Couple walking through The Springfield Conservation Nature Center

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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11 Bars & Restaurants Perfect For Cocktail Hour

Invite the friends and head out on the town for a drink. The Golden Girl Rum Club 137 Park Central Square, Springfield Picture a tiki-bar atmosphere where rum-based drinks rule, but there’s also homemade pizza, spiced-up tater tots, tacos and a DJ that often pops up for some late-night tunes to go…

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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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100+ Date Ideas For A Romantic Night In The Ozarks

Want to make date night exciting? From romantic dinners to fun and exciting adventures, change up your date night with these activities all around the Ozarks. Fun & Exciting Go bowling and laser tagging at Andy B’s. Play some vintage arcade games at 1984 Arcade. Putt your way to victory playing…

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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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Sample Dozens Of Coffee Shops On The Ozarks Coffee Trail

Springfield, Missouri is known for many things, like our connection to the beautiful Ozarks, being the home of Bass Pro Shops, incredible arts and culture opportunities and a food beverage scene that will make any foodie's heart skip a beat. Included in that, of course, is coffee. Loads and loads of…

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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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