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Ta e a trip to Le anon for a wee end full of anti ues, floating on the iangua iver and nostalgic good food from the wiss Inn rive In.

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Red Berry & Blue Pie

Ingredients for the Filling cups sugar cup cornstarch ash of salt cup water to cups of fresh seasonal erries ta lespoon lemon uice ta lespoons utter ote ual parts lue erries, lac erries, rasp erries and straw erries ma e a great mi ed erry pie, or you can divide ingredients lue erry lac erry and rasp erry straw er ry to ma e two varieties. To Prepare Crust Com ine flour and salt in a large owl. Cut in the utter until crum ly. lowly add ice wa ter minus ice , mi ing with a for until dough holds together when pressed. ivide dough in two, with one half eing slightly larger. hape each into a flat dis and wrap in plastic wrap. efrigerate at least one hour or overnight. 20

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To Prepare Filling Heat oven to . In a large saucepan, com ine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water. Whis until smooth. dd lue erries and rasp erries. Heat to a oil. tir until thic ened, appro imate ly two minutes. llow to cool. old straw erries, lac erries and lemon uice into cooled mi ture, then set aside. To Assemble Pies Lightly flour your wor surface. oll each dough half out until appro imately inch thic or, if ma ing miniature pies, divide each half in half and roll into smaller circles. ne atch ma es one inch pie or two inch pies. Line pie pan s with ottom halves of pie dough. If ma ing one large pie, use the larger half for the ottom. dd lling and dot with utter. sing various sizes of star shaped coo ie cutters, cut remaining top dough into various star shapes. Create stripes y slicing some of the dough into thin strips with a pizza cutter. rrange crust shapes on pie s to create your favorite design s , then crimp edges. Place pie s on a coo ie sheet, and a e minutes. educe heat to a e minutes or until crust is golden rown and lling is u ly. Cool on a wire rac . erve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.

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all the others were adamant about it, I found that to be (as my 9-year-old son would say) super-sus. And thus, river rafting was scratched off the list for us too. But, this probably won’t surprise you, 417 Magazine’s website is packed with even more river float ideas than swimming holes. Points to Missouri, again. I mention this because it’s pretty incredible to me how lucky we are living here in Southwest Missouri. We live beside outdoor fun that’s as safe and easy to access as it is beautiful. Okay, we don’t have mountain peaks reaching up to 14,000 feet and beyond or hikes through alpine tundra ecosystems—but we can get in the water without emerging covered in leeches, so that’s something to be happy about.

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ur Parting hot image this month is so lovely. I’ve always een simultaneously in awe of and creeped out y dragon flies. This photo has me sitting s uarely in the “in awe” category. Loo at the details of that little critter’s wings It’s ust so cool, right

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s I was planning my family’s upcoming road trip around Colorado, I decided to search for swimming holes in and around Rocky Mountain National Park. The national park’s declaration of swimming-related rules went something like this: “Technically you’re allowed to swim in these public waters, but you probably don’t want to.” Why, you ask? Well, they are very cold. (I scoffed at this. I have jumped into Missouri springs. I can handle it, right?) Also, they are full of leeches. (Okay, fine.) This blew my mind. I think of Colorado as the ultimate in outdoor fun—but there’s nowhere to swim? (At least not in the areas we are visiting.) Here in Missouri, you are just a quick drive away from a river or lake where you can dip your toes, wade in or even bluff jump. Heck, you might even have a spring-fed stream in your backyard. We have so many great places to swim, in fact, that we wrote an entire cover story dedicated to natural swimming holes five years ago, and it’s still one of our most popular stories online every single summer. When swimming holes were out, I turned my attention to river rafting. Now that is something Colorado has in spades. Yet still I struck out. We found low-key floats with fairly easy Class III rapids, but the minimum weight was 50 pounds, and my 5-year-old is not 50 pounds. One outfitter didn’t have a weight minimum, but considering


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SPRING INTO SUMMER These next two notes are referring to our June 2022 issue, with a cover story all about how to plan a visit to some of Missouri’s beautiful natural springs. We love writing about the beautiful places in 417-land (and nearby) that make for stellar warm-day adventuring. Photographer Jordan Harrison was on just such an adventure when she photographed the image we used for that issue’s Parting Shot. Editor The month’s 417 Magazine is full of great infor mation and photos that highlight our eautiful zar s zar Greenways It was such an honor to e featured in the 417 Magazine tremely grateful for this opportu nity to e seen doing what I love. Photography has always een a passion of mine, and it’s e citing to nally pursue it and to continue to learn and grow eatured in the magazine is a photo I too while aya ing the Current river to the evil’s Well sin hole. It is a foot sin hole e nitely recommend visiting this uni ue spot. Jordan Harrison

Jordan Harrison photographed Cave pring, a spring on the Current iver that you can paddle right into

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Brian and Donnae Grimm, Becky Dohm, Curt and Lori Cook, Ken and Diane Knierim and Bryan and Jan Saunders in Florida with their issue of “Best Patios.”

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PLACES TO WATCH FIREWORKS See dazzling displays of pyrotechnics and celebrate Fourth of July at one of these five perfect spots. BY ZACHARY RAINES

Rockin Rockaway Beach takes their fireworks to another level with live music, carnival games and tasty food vendors.

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n oy merica’s pastime this July with a com o of ase all and rewor s displays. fter the pring eld Cardinals game against Wichita Wind urge on July , and , guests get to see a spectacular rewor s show. e sure to scoop up your tic ets soon at spring eldcardinals.com.

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LEBANON If you love natural beauty and historical wonders, you’ll love Lebanon. An easy one-hour drive east on I-44 from Springfield grants you access to adventure on the river and hiking trails, as well as historical eats, sleeping lodges and antique shops. BY ZACHARY RAINES

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The Niangua River is a great destination for people wanting to e plore the zar s from the water. Great for all s ill levels, typical float trips down the river are anywhere from to miles and last to hours, depending on travel length. The Niangua River Oasis nrocanoe.com; 171 Nro Rd., Lebanon; 417-532-6333 offers great canoe, raft and aya rentals and lodging.

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Located ust west of Le anon is Bennett Spring State Park bennettspringstatepark.org . ridge Trail was originally named for the pictures ue ridge over a ravine located along the trail. The ridge was removed in . If this short trail, around . miles, isn’t enough, then hang a right toward the end to continue along Whistle Trail.

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a e it a wee end with a stay at Manor House Inn manorhouselebanon.com; 505 E. Elm St., Lebanon; 417-718-6200 , formerly nown as The Lenz Ho oTel, uilt in . Today it has een renovated to eep it comforta le for guests, while it has still maintained its historic appeal. The house has si memora le rooms to stay in, a game room and a li rary.

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FRESH SLICE If you love live music and good food on a hot summer night you need to reserve a spot in Millsap Farms’ Pizza Club. very Thursday night in the summer and through cto er, illsap arms ecomes our favorite pizza parlor. Guests gather outside under string lights for freshly a ed all you can eat pizza with a menu that changes each wee , live music and a uni ue feeling of community. ou can uy a drin there or ring your own, plus any chairs or lan ets you want to ring. fter that, all you have to do is sit and en oy the vi e.

GET YOUR TICKETS Visit millsapfarms.com/pizza-club to learn more about Pizza Club, see upcoming live performances and pizza menus, and reserve your spot.

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RIDE ON! It’s nally that time of year when ilver ollar City and White Water e tend their hours so you can e perience your favorite thrill rides after dar . C’s oonlight adness runs daily July through ugust , with the par staying open until p.m. onus It’s open until midnight on July and ugust White Water stays open until p.m. every aturday in July.

Just a hop away from pring eld in air Grove is Golden Grove arms, a sunflower eld with more than , sunflowers in eautiful varieties. nd every summer, they host their unflower estival. That’s your chance to ta e in those tall, sunny eauties. ou can cut your own flowers for per stem, or ust ring a picnic and en oy the view. There is live music some evenings, plus fun activities li e whi e all, golf, hula hoops, coloring for the ids, ice cream and snac s, local art for sale and more.

UNDER THE STARS Take your next movie night outside for one of summer’s most nostalgic old-school activities. When you thin of drive in movie theaters, do you thin of Pee Wee’s ig dventure and the line “I’m a loner, ottie. re el.” o Just us n that scene, Pee Wee’s friends are sitting on car hoods and motorcycles, lying around en oying a movie outside while he rings them paper cartons of popcorn and ig o es of theatre candy. It’s such a nos talgic vi e and feels li e something from a ygone era. ut it’s not. There are still four drive in movie theaters in land where you can get that old fashioned feeling in your car, listening to a movie’s audio via ra dio and watching a lm while you feel the reeze outside. nd, you can do it for less than $10 per person. SUNSET DRIVE IN THEATRE 1601 E. Church St., Aurora, 417- 678-6609 per person, ages and under are free

Sunny Days Ahead Get ready for fun in the fields at the fifth annual Sunflower Festival at Golden Grove Farms.

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SUCCESS A decades–long history of success in the Arabian horse world has led to the creation of Hagale Family Arabians, a handsomely redesigned farm and training facility with more than a few winners behind its gates. BY COLIN SHEA DENNISTON

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shows, and they wanted hotter horses and here we are,” he says. Things changed for the family with the acquisition of their stallion, Mamage, who just passed away in December at the age of 32. “That horse really changed everything for us back in the, I guess, early ’90s,” Hagale says. “He’s a stallion, and he brought a lot of national champions. So, he was a really important catalyst for us in terms of really getting committed and much more involved.” The Hagale family’s return to the world of Arabian horses began with the purchase of a few horses before making their largest—and arguably most impactful—purchase: SF Aftershoc +, one of the leading sires in the Arabian breed. “That kind of changed everything for us when we bought him 18 months ago or so,” says Hagale. “He’s kind of the new catalyst. He’s very, very well known in the breed. He’s siring a lot of national champions and reserve national champions.” Although SF Aftershoc + hadn’t been in the show ring for a decade, in February of 2021 the family decided to show him in the Liberty Class at the Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show. SF Aftershoc + received two perfect scores by all five judges. Following the success in Scottsdale, the family took another risk by showing SF Aftershoc + at the US National Championship. “Jennifer showed him in what was called the Jackpot: all the English horses of all ages, all categories. And she went unanimous national champion,” he says. “She ended up being the amateur of the year.” As word of the family’s return to the Arabian horse world started to spread, Hagale received a

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phone call from a friend, which led to the creation of Hagale Family Arabians. “Ronnie Stenger is a really good friend,” says Hagale. “[He] called me one day and said, ‘Hey, I heard you have a really bad horse habit. You need to buy the horse barn.’” The Stenger family owned the former Springfield Polo Club, before renting the barn to the Springfield Riding Club and eventually selling it to Hagale. “It’s about building a brand, you know? Having a brand that stands for something,” says Hagale. If people hear Hagale Family Arabians or they see one of our horses in the ring, it has to mean something.” When asked if this is how he imagined spending his retirement, Hagale responds with a chuckle: “No, but I don't know how I had time to work. I spend my time now with the horses and the cattle. And it’s just fun. I had to have something when I wake up in the morning to make sure I had a place to go and something to do.”

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inding local art for your home is easy if you know where to look. Luckily, Downtown Arts District is packed full of Springfield’s Art Walk participating venues, shops and galleries. These members open their doors every first Friday of the month and feature local artists and their work for everyone to admire or better yet, purchase and take home! Just look for the blue Art Walk flags around Downtown Springfield marking the official art walk members.

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Fresh Gallery A great place to start your search is Fresh Gallery. You can pick up a copy of Art Walk News while you’re there for a list of artists being featured, and there’s a handy map to help you navigate Downtown. Fresh Gallery has a bit of everything— landscapes, photography, drawings, still lifes and abstracts to name a few. You can find a variety of artists and some really great smaller pieces that would make beautiful additions to a gallery wall. You can also pick up beautiful cards that can be taken home, matted and framed to create stunning miniatures. From there, hit the galleries on your way to OH Gallery at Obelisk Home. They have a large selection of abstracts and some mixed media pieces. Don’t forget to check out their selections of unframed prints for sale. You can pick up a Stella Blackmon or Madeline Brice print for a steal! Monarch Art Factory Monarch Art Factory is another great stop to make. Always expect to find photography at this spot, and you may even stumble upon some unique interactive art happenings as well. From

there, pop into the Park Central Branch Library. They’ve recently started doing juried shows where you can see several new and upcoming artists all at once. One of the newest spots of Art Walk is Formed: An Artist Collective. Here you’ll find a large variety of works by emerging local artists. They have lots of prints and originals available so there’s something for every price range. Hotel Vandivort Don’t forget to stop into Hotel Vandivort. They have an amazing permanent collection and are back to featuring a new artist each month as well. You’ll always find unique works of art at this trendsetting venue. Bookmarx is another spot you won’t want to skip. Their small but mighty gallery never disappoints. If you’re a literature lover then you might just find that art which also tells a story is what you want for your walls. End your night at the Creamery Art Center, where the Springfield Arts Council puts on group shows full of artwork from local artists making waves in the Springfield Community.

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bout five years into marriage, my husband and I were driving down the street together. Our three kids in the backseat (yes, we already had three kids) (because we are crazy), I ignored the incessant crying, questions and whining to tell him the story of our friend’s recent engagement. I gave every last detail. From how her now fiancé set up the

proposal to her facial expression when he asked the question. As I finished the very long, very detailed story, I thought my heart might burst with joy. “You know, I probably only listen to about 25 percent of what you say,” replied my now deadto-me husband. “You what?” I asked. Or yelled. I can’t really be sure. He went on to tell me that he is a typical man. That pesky Y chromosome makes it impossible for him to listen to every word I say because I give too many details. And he doesn’t do details. Blah, blah, blah… I probably should have been more upset. However, I thought: “You know what? This is why I love my friends. They listen intently to every last word I say.” I adore my husband. He makes me laugh. He’s fun. He is the best. But he is not my everything. It would be unfair to ask any one person to be your everything. As much as we are told that a spouse completes us, the truth is no person can

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complete you. A spouse can complement you and enrich you. But a spouse cannot make you whole. Becoming a whole person is a different story for a different day. But realizing your spouse cannot be your everything is a lesson well learned. Much like the stock market, there is tremendous value in diversifying your relationships. My husband will never listen to a story that is 26 minutes long. My BFF will hang on to every detail, offering important feedback and opinions. Because that is what best friends do. And what many husbands never will. Not to undervalue my husband, he knows me in a way that no friend ever will. He supports my late-night emotional spiraling when the world feels very dark and hard. Then he makes breakfast as usual in the morning, having given me the grace to properly emote then wake up to a fresh start. No questions asked. No judgements passed. Relationships are the cornerstone of life. They’re the very best part of life and, sometimes, the very hardest part. One of the greatest gifts we can give to our spouses and children and friends is to have reasonable expectations of who they can be to us. And who they never will. When a woman says, “My husband is my everything,” I know that ultimately translates to unrealistic expectations that will more often than not go unmet. While it’s a sweet sentiment, I’ve found that a marriage is healthiest when your spouse is not your everything. This is definitely your most important relationship. And should be treated as such, yet it cannot be all you have. Invest in friendships that make you both better people. I don’t know what that is for you, but for me, it’s talkative friends who try to solve the world’s problems over a sushi dinner. With as many words as possible.

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Set in the 1590s, brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rock star known as “The Bard.” When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first musical. But amidst the scandalous excitement of opening night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self, and all that jazz.

Rock got no reason, rock got no rhyme…You better get me to school on time! Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock - The Musical is a twohour, two-act show (plus intermission), based on the hit movie. The tuner follows Dewey Finn, a failed, wannabe rock star who decides to earn an extra bit of cash by posing as a substitute teacher at a prestigious prep school. There he turns a class of straight–A pupils into a guitarshredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. But can he get them to the Battle of the Bands without their parents and the school’s headmistress finding out?

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-anddance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

An eccentric inventor, Caractacus Potts sets about restoring an old race car from a scrap heap with the help of his children, Jeremy and Jemima. They soon discover the car has magical properties, including the ability to float and take flight. Trouble occurs when the evil Baron Bomburst desires the magic car for himself. The family joins forces with Truly Scrumptious and batty Grandpa Potts to outwit the dastardly Baron and Baroness and their villainous henchman, the Child Catcher.

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The time is right to see THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Broadway’s funniest smash hit! This Olivier Award-winning comedy is a hilarious hybrid of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes. Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “A RIOTOUS EXPLOSION OF COMEDY!” (The Daily Beast) and “TONS OF FUN FOR ALL AGES!” (Huff Post).

Heir to the Frankish throne, the young prince Pippin is in search of the secret to true happiness and fulfillment. He seeks it in the glories of the battlefield, the temptations of the flesh and the intrigues of political power (after disposing of his father, King Charlemagne the Great). In the end, though, Pippin finds that happiness lies not in extraordinary endeavors, but rather in the unextraordinary moments that happen every day.

The classic story tells of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, who is really a young prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will be transformed into his former self. But time is running out. If the Beast does not learn his lesson soon, he and his household will be doomed for all eternity.

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TO DO This month is packed with live performances, outdoor events and interactive activities for the whole family. BY ZACH RAINES

MOON OVER BUFFALO JUNE 29—JULY 2

Head out this month to se Missouri State University’s Tent Theatre perform the story of Charlotte and George Hay, who are on tour in uffalo in with a repertory consisting of Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward’s Private Lives, when they receive word that they might 48

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just have one last shot at stardom—Frank Capra is coming to town to see their matinee. 21 35; 8 p.m..; Coger Theatre, 1147 East Grand Street, Springfield. For tickets, visit missouristatetix.com or call 417-836-7678.

SNAPS FOR SINNERS JULY 1

Snaps for Sinners is a composite style band featuring American & European folk elements fused with the ethos of rock & roll enthusiasm. Frequently found inviting friends on stage to share a tune, Michael and Jay are stopping by White River Brewing Co to deliver a jazzy performance that you won’t want to miss. No food is available at the venue, but you are welcome to bring your own. A plethora of beverage options are available, including beers, wines, sodas, kombucha and canned cocktails. Free; 6 p.m.; White River Brewing Co, 505 W Commercial St, Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD’S OLD-FASHIONED 4TH OF JULY PARADE AND CELEBRATION JULY 4

The entire city is invited to the 29th annual 4th of July Parade and Celebration held within the

idtown Historic istrict pring eld’s largest nationally registered historic district. The parade is led y The ire ghters Honor Guard and followed y various floats, marching teams, cars, trucks and more. The parade starts at Drury University and ends at Washington Park. Live entertainment will be provided and there is free icecream while supplies last! Free; 9 a.m.; Washington Park, 1600 N Summit Ave, Springfield. For tickets, visit facebook.com/ midtownsgf or call 417-501-9732.

FARMSTEAD FEASTING OVER THE FIRE JULY 9

Are you ready to take a step or two back in time? The Gray/Campbell Farmstead invites you to their Second Saturday Showcase: Farmstead Feasting Over the Fire. The historic Gray/ Campbell homestead was built by James Price Gray in 1856 and still stands. There you can learn all about Dutch oven cooking and other methods of coo ing over an open re, all while enjoying the 1860s pioneer atmosphere. Free; 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.; The Gray/Campbell Farmstead, 2400 S Scenic Ave, Springfield. For more information, visit graycampbellfarmstead.org.


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Ned Ledoux is a country singer/songwriter that began his journey as a drummer in his dad’s band, then made his recording debut in 2016 with the album Forever a Cowboy. Experience one of his high-energy shows at Southbound Bar & Grill that mixes his western roots with rock and roll influences. 25; 8 p.m.; Southbound Bar Grill, 5739 S Campbell Ave b, Springfield. For tickets, visit stubs. net/tickets/4596/ned-ledoux.

Join Kurtis Conner for a night of stand-up comedy as part of his 2022 tour. Kurtis is a YouTuber, podcaster, country music artist and mayor… Please be nice to him! It’s the law! 40-75; 7 p.m.; Historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E, Springfield. For tickets, visit gillioztheatre.com/event/kurtis-conner-live/ or call 417863-9491.

Disney Channel’s smash hit movie musical comes to life on your stage in Disney’s High School Musical JR. Now updated to the convenient binder version! Troy, Gabriella and the students of East High must deal with issues of love, friends and family while balancing their classes and extracurricular activities. The show’s infectious, danceable songs are sure to engage performers and audiences alike. 11-16; 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m. or 2:30 p.m.; Springfield Little Theatre, 311 E Walnut St, Springfield. For tickets, visit springfieldlittletheatre.org/ show/hsmjr/ or call 417-869-1334.

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ASHTYN BARBAREE JULY 22

Ashtyn Barbaree is an internationally touring gritty Americana singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA. She has a smoky, yet silky voice accompanied with harmonies, guitar, tenor 8-string ukulele, upright bass, pedal steel, drums and piano. Catch her at Vino Cellars as she continues her 2022 tour. 6 p.m.; Vino Cellars, 2137 W Republic Rd, Springfield. For tickets, visit website.com or call 417-555-5555.

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Over the course of his three-decade plus career, Platinum-selling and GRAMMY-nominated singer & actor Chris Isaak has performed to sold-out crowds across the globe with his longtime band Silvertone. Join him as he takes the stage once again. 49-150; 8 p.m.; Historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E, Springfield. For tickets, visit gillioztheatre. com/event/chris-isaak/ or call 417-863-9491.

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Attend Missouri’s largest Christian music festival, by Light The Way Ministry. A two-day event featuring live music from Crowder, Lecrae, Mosaic MSC, Big Daddy Weave, Brandon Heath, Riley Clemmons, Jordan St. CYR, Abby Robertson, Rhett Walker, Ben Fuller, EJ Thomas, Freedom City Worship and Cell Phone Superstar. The gates open at 3 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday. 45-85 ; 3 p.m.; Ozark Empire Fairgrounds Event Center, 3001 N Grant Ave, Springfield. For tickets, visit lightthewayministry.com or call 417319-1338.

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Experience the fusion of many musical genres and styles by visiting the Historic Gillioz Theatre to see the band Little Feat on their Waiting for Columbus Tour. Including California rock, funk, folk, jazz, country, rockabilly and New Orleans swamp boogie. Featuring special guest Andy Mckee. 59-283; 7:30 p.m.; Historic Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central E, Springfield. For tickets, visit gillioztheatre.com/event/little-feat-waitingfor-columbus-tour/ or call 417-863-9491.

Late July is just around the corner, and that means one thing in 417-land: It’s time to go to the fair! This year marks the 86th annual Ozark Empire Fair, and the event is packed with tons of stuff to do. ou’ll nd midway games, rides, and great entertainment. This year’s grandstand performances include Toby Mac, Lou Gramm, Vanilla Ice and more. Ozark Empire Fairgrounds, 300 N. Grant Ave., Springfield. For tickets, visit ozarkempirefair.com.

Rhonda Vincent is a gifted multi-instrumentalist bluegrass star best known for her work with the mandolin. She plays classic bluegrass with hints of the contemporary melodic and lyrical outlook of country music. She won best bluegrass album at the 2017 Grammy Awards. See her at Hammons Hall. Price; 7 p.m.; Juanita K. Hammons Hall, 525 S John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield. For tickets, visit hammonshall.com/ShowListing. aspx or call 417-836-7678.

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CLEAR Explore the newly reopened Crystal Cave where you can discover unique features and formations like the Dragon’s Mouth. Read more about the Crystal Cave updates on p. 56.

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The overlook at Lake prin field Park rail is the perfect spot to take a pause in your walk and en o the beautiful view.

A Walk by the Water These 417-land trails all pass by local waterways and offer scenic views to make your walk feel like a calorie-burning dream.

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VALLEY WATER MILL TRAIL

FELLOWS LAKE TRAIL

2400 E. Valley Water Mill Rd, Springfield; 417-866-1127 Find peaceful contentment on this 1.5-mile trail that loops around Valley Water Mill, reserved for shing and wal ing. The unoccupied water allows you to listen to the water splashing the shorelines and the birds chirping around you as you e plore the glades, luffs and stream eds this trail offers. ind spots to rela , li e the shing piers and oardwal , as well as places to e plore, li e the side trails throughout the acre la e with hidden gems li e streams, springs, caves and sin holes.

4200 E. Farm Rd 66, Springfield; 417-840-2965 ellows La e offers miles of natural surface trails open from dawn to dus . ou are sure to get your steps in with over miles of interconnecting trails, ut you can also nd plenty of opportunities for fun off the trail. tepping off the path leads you down to roc y eaches along the shoreline where you are “shore” to nd plenty of driftwood, shells and uni ue roc s. With pavilions, playgrounds and ice cream cones from ellows La e arina, you won’t grow ored in your time meandering along these trails.

LAKE SPRINGFIELD PARK TRAIL 5324 S. Kissick Ave, Springfield; 417-891-1550 scape into the woodland surrounding La e pring eld for a rea from the sun eating down overhead. mong the trees, you can cool off in the shade and discover amazing views of the la e. With a wide variety of trails for whatever you’re loo ing to do, whether that e i ing, running or simply strolling till you nd a nice spot to sit and ponder, there is something for everyone. The best part of the trail sits at the highest point overloo ing all of La e pring eld.

LAKE DRUMMOND TRAIL 2400 S. Scenic Ave, Springfield; 417-891-1515 This spot’s perfect for meandering if you’re loo ing for a more landscaped area, not-so-deep in the woods, the trail at athanael Greene Close emorial Par around La e rummond is for you. ou can nd ust as much wildlife and plants as on the other trails, ut with paved paths, sure to eep your tennis shoes clean. The .7-mile trail loops around the la e and features hidden gardens and spots to stop and reflect along the way. The water serves as the perfect ac drop for a peaceful wal . 417MAG.COM • 417 MAGAZINE

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ith a landscape consisting heavily of porous limestone and dolomite, Missouri is rich with more than 7,000 caves, earning it the name, “The Cave State.” It’s no surprise that as a graduate of the Springfield Public Schools system, I recall multiple elementary school field trips spent cruising through Fantastic Caverns. Later in a high school earth science class, we even went spelunking through an off-thebeaten-path cave formation where the only way through certain passages was to quite literally lay on your back and log roll for your life. Coming in somewhere between these two extremes lies Crystal Cave. Nestled on the north edge of Springfield, Crystal Cave opened in 1893 becoming the second commercial cave in the state

of Missouri. After decades in operations, countless tours and multiple changes of ownership, the cave eventually closed to the public after previous owners Edith and Loyd Richardson passed away in the early 2010s. The cave was boarded up and neglected until the Dole Family purchased the property in 2021. After extensive cleanup, refurbishments and repairs, the cave reopened public tours in the spring of 2022. I never toured—or even learned about—the cave under previous ownership, so I was eager to visit this somewhat forgotten piece of Springfield history. Upon my visit, I was initially struck by two things, the first being just how close it is to the business and residential districts of Springfield. From southeast Springfield, the trip was an easy 23-minute drive north. The second was the charming aesthetic of the grounds surrounding the cave. I was instantly drawn to the lush green landscape and large vintage signs welcoming you to your trip down memory lane. The cave’s entrance gives off a delightful secret garden vibe, with stone steps, mossy surround and perfectly patinaed iron gates. (Fun fact: The gates came from the original Springfield jail house.) Once inside, I was swept away from Springfield and eager to climb farther into the geological landmark. Each tour is led by one of Crystal Cave’s expert guides who’s quick to point out the cave’s unique features like carvings, upside down wells, rare helictites and the formation referred to as “The Washington Monument.” (Fun fact No. 2: This formation was so popular that in the early part of the

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20th century, representatives from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. visited the cave and eventually created a replica, which was displayed in their Museum of Natural History for years). Most of the cave’s rooms are quite spacious and easy to move through. I wore chunky outdoor boots assuming I’d be sludging through mud, so I was pleasantly surprised by the newly paved walkways making most spaces easy to navigate. Since reopening, the guides have seen visitors of all ages, many of whom visited the cave as children decades ago. But with that said, there are areas of the cave with low clearance (the shortest being 39 inches high), which require bit of crouching. While few and brief, if you aren’t comfortable with moments of enclosed spaces or struggle with mobility, this may not be the tour for you. Tours last between 45 and 55 minutes depending on your number of questions and the amount of photos you want to take. The tour ends in The Cathedral Chamber, which is large, ornate and practically begging to be your next Instagram post. For me, the tour was the perfect mix of adventure, geology and local history—making my long-awaited return to the Missouri cave scene a highly enjoyable one. But what I really left thinking about was the number of older guests I saw taking young children with them along the tours. I imagined grandparents sharing with their grandchildren a bit of their childhood history and in turn, helping inspire the next generation of 417-land explorers. And for that, I’d say we’re pretty lucky to have this piece of Springfield history reopened and ready for the next hundred-plus years of memory making.

BEYOND THE CAVE Crystal Cave’s new ownership has added additional fun features to the grounds, rounding out the full tour e perience. Additions include:

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Jordan Valley Park is a familiar and beloved getaway due to its fun-filled attractions, like the Ozarks Stream and Fountain, the perfect spot to cool off on a hot summer day.

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nlike other parks in Springfield, with trails and playgrounds in locations far from the bustling of city life, Jordan Valley Park (635 E. Trafficway Expy., Springfield) is in the dead center of it all. But despite its location, it has the same peaceful feeling of any other park. Public Information Administrator Jenny Edwards’s office is located in Jordan Valley, putting her right beside the park each day. “It’s a green oasis in an urban area,” says Edwards. “You really do feel like you’re in a park and in nature even though there are buildings in every direction and you’re downtown.” The park is actually what made downtown Springfield into what it is today. “It’s hard to imagine downtown not being fresh and nice, but 20–25 years ago it was a ghost town, there were buildings that had weeds growing on the inside,” says Edwards. The city redeveloped the warehouses and empty

buildings into Jordan Valley Park, Ice Park and Greenway in 2002, which at the time gave investors the confidence to redevelop other parts of downtown, making it into the heart of the city we now know and love today. Despite its unique location and history, Jordan Valley Park’s quirks don’t stop there; the park also has several unique features. Perhaps the most unique and the overall main attraction is the Ozark Stream and Fountain. The fountain attracts families and children looking to cool off, with a shallow stream tumbling down the hillside perfect for smaller children and a plaza at the bottom of the hill with jets shooting water 8 to 10 feet in the air for older, more daring kids. The park also includes a climbing rock with foot and hand holds for kids to scramble up and down, the Kinetic Man sculpture kids can make move by cranking and a small playground area called the Springfield Wagon, a nod to the deep history of the area, dating back to the pioneers. Despite these features, most children enjoy the natural landmark— the big hill perfect for rolling down in the summer and sledding in the winter. The park also offers fun for the adults with the Jordan Valley Greenway perfect for recreation and getting from point A to point B, as well as the many sculptures throughout the park. As an active member of Sculpture Walk Springfield, Jordan Valley Park has a wide collection of sculptures, half of which are permanent and half of which rotate out regularly. Overall, Jordan Valley Park has something for everyone and continues to do a lot for its community, even 20 years later.

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Who would you turn to if you or someone you love needed medical care? This is exactly what we asked local physicians in our annual Top Doctors survey. Their responses become our annual Top Doctors list, an all-in-one resource for 417-landers looking for medical care. Read on to learn who placed on this year’s list (which is divided by city to help you find a physican near you), and to read stories of patients who found perfect care in local physicians.

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A hopeless diagnosis is met with an inspiring result.

Gastric ypass offers patients much more than weight loss.

Knee replacements at OHM give patients quick recovery time.

HOW IT WORKS Top Doctors is an annual nomination-based project in which we ask physicians in the southwest Missouri area to vote for doctors in various specialties. We ask the doctors to vote for the physicians they would trust to care for their family and friends—experts who ex-

emplify excellence in their specialties. This list is a service to our readers, giving them a doctor’s perspective regarding the top doctors in dozens of specialty areas. The list is intended to allow patients to see and celebrate their doctors who make the list. It

A NOTE ABOUT BOARD CERTIFICATION: A physician’s

placement in Top octors is not a guarantee of oard certi cation in their listed specialty. Although we double check physicians’ practice areas when we fact check this list—and we encourage voting physicians to choose doctors with oard certi cation we cannot control who receives votes. It is possible that a physician was voted into a category in which he or she does not have board certi cation, despite practicing in that area. We encourage readers to do their due diligence when seeking medical professionals and to as uestions a out uali cations and oard certi cations.

also gives health care seekers a place to see doctors highlighted for achievement and reputation and can be a great tool for finding the right doctors for their needs. To complete this nomination project, 417 Magazine has contracted DataJoe Research to conduct nom-

inations using an online ballot for collecting, vetting and tallying the votes. DataJoe Research is a survey/ research company specializing in data collection and verification and conducts various nominations across the United States on behalf of publishers.

FINAL NOTE We recognize that there are many good doctors practicing in 417-land who are not shown in this representative list. This Top Docgtors list is only a sampling of the huge array of talented professionals within the region. Inclusion in the list is based on the opinions of responding doctors in the region and the results of our research campaign. We ta e time and energy to ensure fair voting, although we understand that the results of this survey nomination are not an o ective metric. We certainly do not discount the fact that many, many good and effective doctors may not appear on the list.

DISCLAIMERS: DataJoe uses best practices and exercises great care in assembling content for this list. DataJoe does not warrant that the

data contained within the list are complete or accurate. ataJoe does not assume, and here y disclaims, any lia ility to any person for any loss or damage caused y errors or omissions herein whether such errors or omissions result from negligence, accident or any other cause. ll rights reserved. No commercial use of the information in this list may be made without written permission from DataJoe.

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IANTAO DING Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880

OHN WILLIAM HAW IN Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911

ROBERT OHN ELLI Hulston Cancer Center 417-882-4880

ROBERT MERRITT Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911

Runners Up BRETT WILLIAM HRONE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3742

BROO E GILLETT Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880

DONALD W MYEAR Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911

ROGER HOLDEN Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880

AME BRIGG RICE III Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2621

IL IA H EBNER llergy and sthma of pring eld 417-885-0823

D HYANT ERMA Hulston Cancer Center 417-882-4880

PHILIPP ALE ANDER WIE NER Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2718

HANG CHI N LEE Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911

Burn Treatment Winner ROBERT CLAY OHN ON R Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery 417-820-7250

Dermatology Winner CRAIG W NA GLE zar s ermatology pecialists 417-889-3332

Runner Up ENNETH W LAR ON Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery 417-820-7250

Runners Up O H A DIMMIC Dimmick Laughlin Dermatology 417-882-1818

Cardiac Electrophysiology Winner OHN BRIAN GARNER Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2624

LE LEY HAWLEY zar s ermatology pecialists 417-889-3332

MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Allergy Immunology Winner MINH TH NGOC LE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3742

WILLIAM AM EL MIC A Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3742 AARON R MORRI ON Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750 Anesthesiology Winner DA ID MELOY DELAHAY Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology 417-820-2829 Runners Up HANNA OGDEN zar nesthesia ssociates Inc 417-269-4550 TIM WEARENGIN zar nesthesia ssociates Inc 417-269-4550 Breast Cancer Oncology Winner OHN W B C NER Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3761 Runners Up BRIAN DO GLA BIGGER Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3761 WILLIAM C NNINGHAM Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880 62

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Runners Up EE AG AR HAM BARON Baron Cardiology Group PC 417-883-5500 HANG CHI N LEE Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911 NTHO H EN ATA PAR ATHANENI Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911 Cardiovascular Disease Winner TEPHEN CADE EHN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2620 Runners Up DA ID COCHRAN Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-820-3911

ENI ER D IN LEY Jennifer Insley MD 417-889-3332 HOPE ELIZABETH MI TERO ICH CoxHealth Skin Care 417-269-9060 AY LORANCE PEARCY Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3664 RA AELE PENNELLA zar s ermatology pecialists 417-889-3332 MICHAEL H WANN Swann Dermatology 417-888-0858 Dermatology Cosmetic Winner MICHAEL H WANN Swann Dermatology 417-888-0858


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Runner Up CRAIG W NA GLE zar s ermatology pecialists 417-889-3332 Direct Primary Care Winner MICHAEL WILLIAM BA ER Freedom Health Systems 417-708-7010 Runners Up ELIZABETH A LAMBIRD Just the Doc 417-886-0362 HELBY MITH Equality Healthcare 417-633-7020 L E AN IR Command Family Medicine 417-351-2900 Emergency Medicine Winner HOWARD E AR I III CoxHealth Emergency Department 417-269-6583 Runners Up MATTHEW BRANDT CoxHealth Emergency Department 417-269-6583 BRYAN ANDREW IN E CoxHealth Emergency Department 417-269-6583 A ON TRA I GREER CoxHealth Emergency Department 417-269-6583 MAR INCENT GRIE EMER Mercy Emergency Department 417-820-2115 Endocrinology Diabetes And Metabolism Winner ONBEN DALE OBODA Adult Medicine & Endocrinology Specialists 417-269-4450 Runners Up AME THEODOR BON CCHI Adult Medicine & Endocrinology Specialists 417-269-4450 NICOLA W GATHAIYA Adult Medicine & Endocrinology Specialists 417-269-4450 GREGORY A LEDGER Mercy Clinic Endocrinology 417-888-5660

LINDA R TH MACGORMAN Cox South Hospital 417-269-5158 OHN ON THOMA Mercy Clinic Endocrinology 417-888-5660 Family Medicine Winner RACHELENE MIDDLETON Mercy Clinic Family Medicine 417-890-4135 Runners Up WM R ELL DETTEN CoxHealth Center Steeplechase 417-269-1362 MAR RICHARD ELLI Co Health ast attle eld Clinic 417-269-1499 EAN P TAR NEY Mercy Clinic Family Medicine 417-890-4135 Fertility Winner POPPY DANIEL Dr Poppy Daniels 417-485-5700 Gastroenterology Winner DONALD HERBERT MANG M Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology 417-820-5200 Runners Up DANIEL EDWARD BRADY Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology 417-820-5200 A ON MARTIN HAA Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3250 ARAH HO AIN Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3760 CHRI TOPHER DA ID N D EN Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology 417-820-5200 GREGORY LLOYD LY ORD Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3760 PETER AME RAM EY Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3250 Geriatric Medicine Winner O AI Z BAIR Medical South Building 417-269-9220

Runners Up MELI A ANN GAINE Medical South Building 417-269-9220 NABIL HA I AMEL Medical South Building 417-269-9220 Gynecologic Oncology Winner MOLLY GREENWADE Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3065 Runners Up ALBERT AME BONEBRA E Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3065 E ICA GILLEN Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3065 MARCIA LYNN HERNANDEZ ercy Clinic Women’s ncology 417-820-3554 Hematology Oncology Winner ROGER HOLDEN Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880 Runners-Up IANTAO DING Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880 ROBERT OHN ELLI Hulston Cancer Center 417-882-4880 BROO E GILLETT Oncology Hematology Associates 417-882-4880 RA E H R NAIR Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology 417-820-8099 RI ANT NANNAPANENI Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-2607 E ICA NICOLE NIDER Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology 417-820-8099 LA ANYA TIRI EEDHI Mercy Clinic Cancer and Hematology 417-820-8099 D HYANT ERMA Hulston Cancer Center 417-882-4880

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RELIEVING PRESSURE

Leela Miller overcomes the odds of hydrocephalus and streptococcus meningitis, with the help of Mercy Hospital and Dr. Sami Khoshyomn.

it’s 100% fatal,” Khoshyomn says. “She’s the third case of this severity that I’ve seen.” Instead of one cavity in Leela’s brain filling with cerebrospinal fluid, Khoshyomn found as many as 10. At this point, there was a real chance Leela wouldn’t survive or she would have serious developmental issues. That’s what Khoshyomn told Nicole. She says his thoughtful bedside manner and his ability to tell the family the truth is one thing she appreciated greatly. “They gave it to us straight,” she says. “Dr. Sami and the nurses answered every question.” It took almost 18 months and some engineering, but Khoshyomn used an endoscope and computer-assisted navigation to make the cavities communicate with each other. In the end, he only inserted three shunts to treat her multiloculated hydrocephalus. Leela spent close to five weeks in Mercy’s pediatric intensive care unit; she underwent 17 surgeries and had three shunts put in her brain. A large team of pediatric critical care physicians, pediatricians, neurologists, surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses and surgical technicians worked together to care for Leela, and she lived. Now, she’s 2 years old and is thriving. “You wouldn’t know anything was wrong,” Nicole says. “Sami was fantastic. He always thought 10 steps ahead. When he put the shunts in, he thought of where the placement was to make sure she was comfortable.” Leela still visits Khoshyomn each year to make sure the shunts are performing as needed, and it’s an annual visit Khoshyomn looks forward to. “You see these kids, and you’re not sure if they’re going to make it,” he says. “But then the surgery works, and your interventions become less and less; then one day that child walks into your office and says your name.” When that happened recently with Leela, Khoshyomn says, “It was one of the happiest days of my life.”

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“YOU DON’T THINK THEY’RE GOING TO LIVE THE NEXT DAY, BUT THEN THE SURGERY WORKS, AND YOUR INTERVENTIONS BECOME LESS AND LESS AND THEN ONE DAY THAT CHILD WALKS INTO YOUR OFFICE AND SAYS YOUR NAME.”

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eela Miller is a happy, healthy 2-year-old girl who is a bit bossy and very stubborn. But to survive 17 surgeries and a whole lot of uncertainty, she had to be. As a newborn, Leela was everything her mother, Nicole Miller, expected. Nicole and her husband had two other young girls, and both births were incident-free. So was Leela’s, but at around five weeks, everything changed. At first, they noticed Leela had a slight fever, but it wasn’t anything alarming. Then Nicole says they noticed a twitch with one of Leela’s eyes and one side of her face.”We couldn’t figure it out,” Nicole says. “We eventually got advice to go to the hospital.” On the way there, Leela threw up in her car seat. It was a reddish brown liquid and the first real clue that something was seriously wrong. “The nurse immediately took her back and did a cat scan,” Nicole says. Everything after that was a blur for the young family. Within hours of arriving at the hospital, Leela was diagnosed with a case of post-infectious hydrocephalus caused by Group B streptococcal meningitis; she was put on a ventilator and a drain was surgically inserted into her brain to drain the cerebrospinal fluid that had built up. The pediatric neurosurgeon at Leela’s side was Dr. Sami Khoshyomn. While hydrocephalus sounds scary and if left untreated can result in seizures, blindness, coma and even death, “it isn’t uncommon and treatment is typically straightforward,” Khoshyomn says. Since joining the team at Mercy, Khoshyomn says he’s performed thousands of operations to treat hydrocephalus. But Leela didn’t just have hydrocephalus. She had streptococcal meningitis—an acute bacterial infection of the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. “Without treatment,


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ARIM WELAYA Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-2607 Hospitalist Winner BALA DHA AR R ALLAM Mercy Clinic Hospitalists 417-820-2600 Runners Up AARON CARL DOLLE Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 MAR HENRY ENTR P Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 IAN LE TER AW Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 NANA ARMAH GAISIE Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 REGGIE LYNN GEORGE Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 ARAH ELIZABETH MITHERMAN Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 Hyperbaric Medicine Wound Care Winner LARRY EITH CHA E Co Hyper aric edicine and Wound Care 417-269-9950 Infectious Disease Winner ALA TAIR D HADDOW Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease 417-820-3905 Runners Up RYAN E IN AD IN CoxHealth Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic 417-269-7784 WILLIAM W I TR N Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease 417-820-3905 ROBERT LEE WORD R Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease 417-820-3905 ROBIN L TROTMAN CoxHealth Infectious Diseases Specialty Clinic 417-269-7784

Internal Medicine Winner LA RA BETH DEN O DEN Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-2740 Runners-Up RA AMANI AM ANANDARA AH Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine 417-820-3500 MIRA LEE CHOE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-2750 TEPHEN LEE HOLME Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3030 DOMINIC M MELDI Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine 417-888-5658 WILLIAM COLLIN MOORE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3270 TERE A A OL EN Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine 417-888-5658 Maternal And Fetal Medicine Winner ROBERT RA ER II Mercy Clinic Maternal and Fetal Medicine 417-820-3715 Runner Up PATRICIA DI Regional Perinatal Center 417-269-4037 Neonatology Winner LA RA MARIE CERNY Cox South Hospital 417-269-7728 Nephrology Winner GI ELLE DAMIEN OHLER pring eld ephrology ssociates 417-886-5000 Runners Up TIMI AHMAD A IN Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3627 AMIR ANTIAGO GARCIA Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3150

417-LAND HOSPITALS SPRINGFIELD Co Me ica Center o t 3801 S. National Ave., Springfield 417-269-6000, coxhealth.com Co Nort Hos ita 1423 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield 417-269-3000, coxhealth.com Merc Hos ita ringfie 1235 E. Cherokee St., Springfield 417-820-2000, mercy.net Merc Re a i itation Hos ita ringfie 5904 S. Southwood Rd., Springfield 417-227-9000, mercy.net Me er Ort o e ic an Re a i itation Hos ita 3535 S. National Ave., Springfield 417-269-9800, coxhealth.com

BRANSON Co Me ica Center Branson 525 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson 417-335-7000, coxhealth.com Merc C inic Interna Me icine Branson 448 State Hwy 248, Suite 140, Branson 417-337-9808, mercy.net

JOPLIN ree an Hea t ste 1102 W. 32nd St., Joplin 417-347-1111, freemanhealth.com Merc Hos ita o in 100 Mercy Way, Joplin 417-781-2727, mercy.net

BOLIVAR Citizens Me oria Hea t care 1500 N. Oakland Ave., Bolivar 417-326-6000, citizensmemorial.com

LEBANON Merc Hos ita Le anon 100 Hospital Dr., Lebanon 417-533-6100, mercy.net

WEST PLAINS Ozar s Hea t care 1100 Kentucky Ave., West Plains 417-256-9111, ozarkshealthcare.com

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TEPHEN E GARCIA pring eld ephrology ssociates 417-886-5000 ETHAN T HOER CHGEN pring eld ephrology ssociates 417-886-5000 AILE H NAYAR Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3150 DA ID L OMMER ELD pring eld ephrology ssociates 417-886-5000 AN A WOODY pring eld ephrology ssociates 417-886-5000 Neurology Winner BEN AMIN NEIL LI LE Jared Neuroscience Center 417-875-3087 Runners Up TANIA BELTRAN PAP DOR Jared Neuroscience Center 417-875-3087

ENNI ER ATHRYN LYNCH Jared Neuroscience Center 417-875-3087

RANDY CARL HILL Ferrell Duncan Clinic OBGYN 417-269-7900

TE EN M OTTO Jared Neuroscience Center 417-875-3087

P MICHAEL IDDER CoxHealth Primrose OB/GYN 417-882-6900

ENI ER H I ANG ZHAI Mercy Clinic Neurology 417-820-9123

DARREN L LEHNERT Mercy Clinic OB/GYN 417-820-3890

Nuclear Medicine Winner ROBERT E ONNEMA ER Mercy Clinic Nuclear Medicine 417-820-6850

DAPHNE R LEMON Ferrell Duncan Clinic OBGYN 417-269-7900

Obstetrics And Gynecology Winner GEO ERY L TANCZY Mercy Clinic OB/GYN 417-885-0827 Runners Up MARY THERE E D Ferrell Duncan Clinic OBGYN 417-269-7900 TAMA L RAN LIN Physicians for Women 417-269-6850

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RI TY ANN MCCALL Ferrell Duncan Clinic OBGYN 417-269-7900 ENNI ER LEE WOL Mercy Clinic OB/GYN 417-885-0827 Occupational Medicine Winners tie RANDALL O EPH CRO The Bone and Joint Center 417-269-3319 COTT AARON GALLIGO Mercy Clinic Occupational Medicine 417-869-6191 Ophthalmology Winner HACHAR TA BER Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists 417-820-9393 Runners Up AME B MATTA R Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 DD LEE MCNA GHTON ye urgeons of pring eld Inc 417-887-1965 ENNETH W NE Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937

CARE FINDER

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oxHealth added a Care Finder tool to their website in January 2022 to enable patients to find care that is best for their situation. “It was originally created to prevent waits and improve access to care during a COVID-19 surge and it is now something that our patients use regularly to learn information and determine where they should seek care,” says Randy Berger, CoxHealth’s System Director of Corporate Communication. Care Finder virtually directs patients to resources and recommended next steps based on their needs. “In just one month, more than 890 patients were quickly directed to the appropriate level of care for their symptoms through the Care Finder tool,” says Berger.

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LEO T NE III Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 THOMA G PRATER Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 WENDELL COTT Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists 417-820-9393 ACOB THOMA Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937


Orthopedics Sports Medicine And Arthroscopy Winner ICTOR W WIL ON Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 Runners Up DA ID CHRI TOPHER HIC The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 OHN L P TNAM Putnam Orthopaedic Center 417-447-1000 RICHARD A G T EAGRA E III Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 Otolaryngology Ear Nose Throat Winner ACOB EDWARD MITH CoxHealth Surgery Center 417-875-3600 Runners Up ANTHONY A BENTLEY CoxHealth Surgery Center 417-875-3600 E REY R ENWIC Co Health urgery Center,

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BEN AMIN L CA HODNETT Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750

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GETTING VOLUNTEERS BACK IN HOSPITALS

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ith the decline in COVID-19 cases, hospitals have been able to accept volunteers back into their doors, but numbers remain low. Local hospitals rely on volunteers to help provide an excellent patient experience, both to the visitor and their families. To help hospitals maintain that goal, fill out an application on their website, attend their meeting and/or educational class and become a volunteer.

Runners Up HAWN BARRETT AC ON The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-4646 AMIE LYNN ODEM ercy Clinic Pathology,

AARON R MORRI ON Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750

AMI R RADE The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-4646

A DANIEL PINHEIRO Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750

DA ID MATTHEW MID The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-4646

MAR AN E Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750

LORI WIL ON Mercy Clinic Pathology 417-820-2961

Pain Management Winners tie ADIE OCH GIEDD Mercy Clinic Pain Management 417-820-2064

Pediatric Allergy Immunology Winner BRETT WILLIAM HRONE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3742

ADITYA BHA AR P LI AL Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-269-7246

Runner Up MINH TH NGOC LE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3742

Runner Up CH W DI OBIORA CHIAGHANA Mercy Clinic Pain Management 417-820-2064 Pathology Winner CHRI TOPHER MICHAEL GILBERT The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-4646

Pediatric Cardiology Winner ALAN DARE TONG Pediatri Cardiology of pring eld 417-447-4704

Pediatric Endocrinology Winner ATHERINE INN HE NER CoxHealth Pediatric Specialties Clinics 417-269-1010 Pediatric Gastroenterology Winner ODY NATHANIEL HE NER CoxHealth Pediatric Specialties Clinics 417-269-1010 Pediatric General Winner DIANE NITTA Pediatric Center 417-269-2000 Runner Up OHN M B R ON Mercy Clinic Pediatrics 417-820-3535 Pediatric Psychiatry Winner RAYM ND RABARA TAN Mercy Clinic Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 417-820-3128 Pediatric Pulmonary Disease Winner ANGITA TRI EDI Cox South Hospital 417-269-4850 Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Winner BOYD DA ID CROC ETT The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 417MAG.COM • 417 MAGAZINE

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E ICA ANNE HAN ON The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 TED A LENNARD Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 CARY MAR I The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800

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ercy Springfield has been using the region’s first emergency room for kids since its opening in June 2021. This ER has created a child-friendly environment that prevents children from witnessing traumatic injuries in typical ER rooms. “Seeing adults in crisis or with traumatic injuries can be really frightening for kids,” said Dr. Anna Grimes, Mercy Kids emergency physician. The 6,300-square-foot project helps eliminate that with a child-friendly waiting area, 11 exam rooms and a sensory room for children with autism or anxiety. “The new design improves our workflow and the care path for our adult patients as well,” says Vicki Good, executive director of nursing for the ER at Mercy Springfield. “So all our patients, young to old, will benefit.”

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ADA OHRAB Mercy Clinic Pulmonology 417-820-8161 Radiation Oncology Winner IMBERLY M CREACH Mercy Clinic Radiation Oncology 417-820-2468

E L WOODWARD Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888

Runners Up IBRAHIM I ABDALLA Hulston Cancer Center 417-269-6115

Podiatry Winner MAR A EIDEN The oot octors,

ANEE ATIMA A ROZE Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160

Runners Up RHETT B LA IN Mercy Clinic Podiatry 417-888-6708

CHILDREN’S EMERGENCY ROOM

IMAL RA I Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160

DAN D PAR Mercy Clinic Podiatry 417-888-6708 Psychiatry Winners tie NAGIB H AIN CHOWDH RY Cox North Hospital 417-269-6891 ALO AIN Eustasis Psychiatric & Addiction Health 417-322-6622 Pulmonary Disease Winner TERRENCE DA ID CO LTER Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160 Runners Up ANEE ATIMA A ROZE Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160 MITCHELL AMO AHREN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160 MA ALYANI ED P GANTI Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160 AMY R TH ORD T RNER Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160

MITCHELL AMO AHREN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3160 MITTIE MATTHEW DRAGO L Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-2607

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CHRI TOPHER LEIGHTON E TE Mercy Clinic Radiation Oncology 417-820-2468 NICHOLA ANDREW MADDEN Hulston Cancer Center 417-269-6115 NATHAN YENN MI TONLAAR Mercy Clinic Radiation Oncology 417-820-2468 Radiology Winner CRAIG LEE BO WELL Cox South Hospital 417-269-4056 Runners Up MARTIN M ANBARI Cox South Hospital 417-269-4056 CHRI TINE WE TER Cox South Hospital 417-269-4056 AME R WOL I Cox South Hospital 417-269-4056 MICHAEL OHN WOR MAN Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888

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Runners Up R ELL R BOND The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800

MADH ALYAN PEND RTHI Mercy Clinic Pulmonology 417-820-8161

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Rheumatology Winner DA ID GREGORY TR E 417 Rheumatology 417-501-2644 Runners Up O ELLEN E GATE Mercy Clinic Rheumatology 417-888-5664 TIMOTHY O EPH HAYE Mercy Clinic Rheumatology 417-888-5664 O EPH L MAY The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3555 Robotics Winner DA ID ALLAN ANDER ON Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3381 Runners Up MARC ALAN HENDER ON Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800 MARCIA LYNN HERNANDEZ ercy Clinic Women’s ncology 417-820-3554 Sports Medicine Winner HANNON LEE WOOD The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 Runners Up LANDON D HO GH Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine 417-885-3000 ROYCE DA ID MOORE Mercy Clinic Sports Medicine 417-885-3000 Urgent Care Winner E LA ERNE LYON The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-9812 Runners Up CORY OHN BETHMANN The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-9812 AMIE ONE The Turner Center- CoxHealth 417-269-9812 Urology Winner DA ID ALLAN ANDER ON Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3381

Runners Up ERIC PA L G ILLIAM ercy Clinic rology,

BRIAN RICHARD WEN ON Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800

MAR O EPH MILNE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3381

OHN MATTHEW TROMBOLD Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3276

ANDREW DA ID CH LTZ Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3381

General Orthopedic Surgery Winner WILLIAM HAYWARD D NCAN The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800

PETER O EPH TRINCA Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3381 SURGICAL SPECIALTIES Bariatric Surgery Winner MATTHEW EARL IMP ON Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3593 Runners Up CHRI TOPHER A EDWARD Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800 TIMOTHY DA ID WOOD Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-2796 Cardiovascular Surgery Winner DA ID ZOL AGHARI Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2622 Runners Up O ON H ANG Mercy Clinic Cardiothoracic Surgery 417-820-3960 DA ID C LEE CoxHealth Emergency Department 417-269-6583 OHN B TEINBERG Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2622 Colon And Rectal Surgery Winner O E M DOMING EZ Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3276 Runners Up RA E H HEGDE Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3276 ENNI ER RI TI L Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800

Runners Up PIERRE LA RENT CLOTHIA The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 PETER CRITE Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 WILLIAM T WE TER The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 General Plastic And Reconstructive Surgery Winner CARL I PRICE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 Runners Up CONNER WILLIAM BARNE The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246 RO ELLEN MEY TRI Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery 417-820-9330 WILLIAM R REYNOLD Reynolds Plastic Surgery 417-823-9777 BHARAT HAH Shah Plastic Surgery 417-742-7424 ROBERT BR CE HAW R The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246 General Surgery Winner MARC ALAN HENDER ON Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800 Runners Up OHN R B MBERRY Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery 417-820-9340 DANIEL RAY CARDWELL errell uncan Clinic, 417-875-3230

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E IN CLAY CHRI TIAN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846 MATTHEW EARL IMP ON errell uncan Clinic, TIMOTHY DA ID WOOD errell uncan Clinic, Laparoscopic Surgery Winner OHN ROBERT HORNIC Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800 Runner Up CHRI TOPHER A EDWARD Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-820-3800 Neurological Surgery Winner AMI HO HYOMN Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery 417-820-5150 Runners Up CHIAZO HIRLEY AMENE Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery 417-820-5150 BRENTON RA AL COGER Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery 417-820-5150 MAY R AYARAO Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 NGHOON LEE Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery 417-820-5150 CHARLE MACE Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 CHAD A ON MORGAN Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 ALIM RAHMAN Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 ANGELA NICOLE P RGEON Jared Neuroscience Center 417-885-3888 ROBERT D ANE TRANG Jared euroscience Center, Ophthalmologic Surgery Winner ATHY N ercy Clinic ye pecialists, 70

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Runners Up AME B MATTA R Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 THOMA G PRATER Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 ZACHARY DALE EAGRA E Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists 417-820-9393 HACHAR TA BER Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists 417-820-9393 ACOB THOMA Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center 417-886-3937 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Winner DA ID GIP ON Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group 417-887-8800 Runners Up GEORGE E AR ITT Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group 417-887-8800 LIE BEC ER The Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center of the zar s 417-882-0948 MATTHEW ALLEN IEN TRA Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery 417-887-3223 CHRI TOPHER M MEYER Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group 417-887-8800 A DANIEL PINHEIRO Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750 TE EN P INN Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Group 417-887-8800 ROBERT BR CE HAW R The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246 Orthopedics Foot And Ankle Surgery Winner DA ID CHRI TOPHER HIC The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 Runner Up DARIN LEE TALLEY Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000

Orthopedics Hand Surgery Winner ERIN ENT GREER The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 Runners Up ONATHAN O TER COO The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 ICTORIA DIANE BI Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 DA ID CHIPPERT The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 OHN WANGO Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 ROBERT B WYR CH Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 Orthopedics Joint Replacement Surgery Winner ROBERT BEN AMIN ONE Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 Runners Up PIERRE LA RENT CLOTHIA The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 WILLIAM HAYWARD D NCAN The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 ROBERT MAHN EN Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 WILLIAM T WE TER The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3800 Orthopedics Trauma Surgery Winner DANIEL ALLEN BRA IN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846 Runners Up DA ID O H A MERRIMAN Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 DA ID ANDREW OLGA Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846 Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery Winner ACOB EDWARD MITH Co Health urgery Center,


Runners Up E REY R ENWIC CoxHealth Surgery Center 417-875-3600

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A DANIEL PINHEIRO Mercy Clinic Ear Nose and Throat 417-820-5750 Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery Winner EREMY DA ID ONNEN Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 417-885-3000 Plastic Abdominoplasty Winner ARTH R HAWE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 Editor’s note: Although Dr. Hawes was voted a Top Doctor winner in this category, he is in fact no longer performing surgeries. Runners Up RAGH NANDAN ercy Clinic Plastic urgery, CARL I PRICE The Center for Plastic urgery, BHARAT HAH Shah Plastic Surgery 417-742-7424 ROBERT BR CE HAW R The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246 Plastic Breast Augmentation Winners tie CARL I PRICE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 BHARAT HAH Shah Plastic Surgery 417-742-7424 Runners Up CONNER WILLIAM BARNE The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246

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ARTH R HAWE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 Editor’s note: Although Dr. Hawes was voted a Top Doctors runner up in this category, he is in fact no longer performing surgeries. RO ELLEN MEY TRI Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery 417-820-9330 ROBERT BR CE HAW R The Bone and Joint Center 417-875-3246

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he Sue Dalton Chemotherapy Infusion Center opened in January 2022 to expand treatment options for cancer patients in 417-land. The new center has a total of 44 treatment chairs, five private suites for patients with immunocompromising conditions, access to a rooftop garden and plenty of much-needed space for the average of 60–75 patients they treat daily. “It is one of the most difficult things they (patients) are ever going to go through. Giving them the support and care they need and treating them like our family is what we do. Patients are typically apprehensive when they visit, and while our staff are experts at putting them at ease, I feel like this updated space will strongly contribute to helping our patients feel calmer and more relaxed,” says Nurse Manager Michelle Jackson.

Plastic Facial Surgery Winner MATTHEW ALLEN IEN TRA Mercy Clinic Facial Plastic Surgery 417-887-3223

Podiatric Sugery Winner DAN D PAR Mercy Clinic Podiatry 417-888-6708

Runners Up ARTH R HAWE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 Editor’s note: Although Dr. Hawes was voted a Top Doctors runner up in this category, he is in fact no longer performing surgeries.

Surgical Oncology Winners tie BRIAN DO GLA BIGGER Hulston Cancer Center 417-875-3761

ANDREW AME OCHE AR Mercy Clinic Plastic Surgery 417-820-9330 CARL I PRICE The Center for Plastic Surgery 417-875-3246 BHARAT HAH Shah Plastic Surgery 417-742-7424

CHARLE EZE IEL WOODALL III Ferrell-Duncan Clinic 417-875-3525 Runner Up OHN R B MBERRY Mercy Clinic Breast Surgery 417-820-9340 Trauma Surgery Winner E IN CLAY CHRI TIAN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846

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Runners Up ENNETH W LAR ON Mercy Clinic General and Trauma Surgery 417-820-7250 O H A AARON MCELDERRY Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846 TE A NORENE WOOD Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-3846 Vascular Surgery Winner RANDOLPH M LLIN Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2626 Runners-Up ON A REE E ercy Clinic ascular pecialists 417-820-3912 GRANT ROBERT COTT Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2632 ZACHARY CHARLE CHMITTLING Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2626 ROBERT W ORHIE Wheeler Heart and ascular Center 417-875-2627

BOLIVAR MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Anesthesiology Winner ANDREW H MMEL Citizens emorial Hospital 417-326-6000 Breast Cancer Oncology Winner LEONID H NYA O Carrie J Babb Cancer Center 417-326-7200 Cardiovascular Disease Winner OHN BE T CMH Heart Institute Clinic 417-328-6040 Runners Up TEPHEN DA I CMH Heart Institute Clinic 417-328-6709 HARIS RIAZ CMH Heart Institute Clinic 417-328-6040 72

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Emergency Medicine Winner E REY MIE HE Citizens emorial Hospital 417-326-6000

Hyperbaric Medicine Wound Care Winner MARTIN TY ON C H Wound and Hyper aric Center 417-326-8700

Runner Up AN NI Citizens emorial Hospital 417-326-6000

Infectious Disease Winner ERIC LNEC Y CMH Infectious Disease Clinic 417-328-7985

Endocrinology Diabetes And Metabolism Winner HEATHER CORN CMH Endocrinology Center 417-328-7000 Family Medicine Winner RI TOPHER A MANN utter eld Par edical Center 417-326-7676 Runner Up LO I HARRI Bolivar Family Care Center 417-326-6021 Gastroenterology Winner RYAN DENNEY CMH Gastroenterology Clinic 417-326-8700 Geriatric Medicine Winner CHRI TINA CAPP utter eld Par edical Center 417-326-7676 Gynecologic Oncology Winner A HLEY LANE CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-8131

Neurology Winner C RTI CHREIBER CMH Neurology and Headache Center 417-327-3530 Obstetrics And Gynecology Winner D HELLY MEENT CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-8131 Runners Up ARAH ALLBERG CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-8131 A HLEY LANE CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-8131 Ophthalmology Winner CHETAN ONI CMH Eye Specialty Center 417-328-7000 Orthopedics Spinal Winner TROY MORRI ON CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center 417-777-2663

Hematology/Oncology Winner LEONID H NYA O Carrie J Babb Cancer Center 417-326-7200

Orthopedics Sports Medicine And Arthroscopy Winner RI IMANI CMH Primary Care Sports & Occupational Medicine Clinic 417-777-2663

Hospitalist Winner GARRETT ALDER ER CMH Hospitalist Group 417-328-6300

Otolaryngology Ear Nose Throat Winner MATTHEW ERIC EN CMH ENT Clinic 417-328-7000

Runners Up BRIAN G HL CMH Hospitalist Group 417-328-6300

Pain Management Winner EONG EO CMH Institute of Pain Management 417-326-7246

EAN LARIMORE CMH Hospitalist Group 417-328-6300

Pathology Winner CHRI TINA OTTERNE Citizens emorial Healthcare 417-328-6031


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“PATIENTS SEE RESULTS QUICKLY. THEY SEE IMPROVEMENTS IN BLOOD PRESSURE AND BLOOD SUGAR IMMEDIATELY AFTER POST-OP.” —DR. MATTHEW SIMPSON, COXHEALTH

LOSING THE WEIGHT AND KEEPING IT OFF

Gastric bypass surgery by Dr. Matthew Simpson at CoxHealth offered quick improvement in her health and gave Laura Carsten new life.

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ime for a not-so-fun fact. According to Dr. Matthew Simpson, a bariatric surgeon at CoxHealth, if your BMI is higher than 35, your chance of needing a hip replacement goes up four times, and your chance of requiring a knee replacement is eight times more likely. None of this is news to Laura Carsten. Carsten was a patient of Simpson’s. She ended up seeing him after a surgeon told her she needed a total knee replacement, but before that could happen, Carsten needed to lose 60 pounds. That’s when she was referred to Simpson for gastric bypass surgery. Carsten, who says she’s always been heavy-set, had endured crippling knee pain for about four years. Everything had become difficult. Walking any real distance was painful and standing on her feet at work for 12 hours was just about impossible. “The pain was so bad, I would cry just walking to the bathroom,” she says. Working out was out of the question. Of course, that meant Carsten kept putting on weight, which put more strain on her knee. This wasn’t the first time she had struggled to lose weight. “When I was 35, I gained a bunch of weight, so I did the Atkins Diet,” she says. “I lost 80 pounds, and I did that in nine or 10 months, but I was eating a lot of bacon and my cholesterol was high. I couldn’t keep the weight off in the long run.” By the time she found herself in Simpson’s office, both her mom and sister had undergone gastric bypass with great results. “I know this surgery saved their lives,” Carsten

says. Ready to lose the weight and create a new approach to food and exercise, Carsten scheduled her surgery and took the required online classes that helped her establish a healthier relationship with food. “It’s not as simple as calories in and calories out,” Simpson says. “They might be the same calories, but they impact your body differently, and how your body processes them is different.” Part of why gastric bypass surgery works, according to Simpson, is that it causes a change in hormones. Instead of feeling hungry all the time, the surgery changes your hormones, so you feel full. “Patients see results quickly,” Simpson says. “They see improvements in blood pressure and blood sugar immediately after surgery, and they have satiety with a decrease in appetite.” After her surgery, Carsten says she lost about 10 pounds each week. To date, she’s lost 124 pounds. She went from a size 20 to a size 5. “I couldn’t believe it,” she says. “It’s changed my whole world.” Not only has she lost the weight, she says her eyesight has improved, and the pain in her knee has gone way down. Now, she’s at the gym almost every day after work, and she has a workout routine she does religiously before going to bed. “Dr. Simpson gave me a tool,” she says. “And as long as I work with that tool, I can keep the weight off.” Carsten still has to have knee surgery, but walking no longer hurts, and she’s able to get in and out of her kayak once again, which is a huge relief considering one of her family’s favorite summer activities is floating. With her weight down and her health back on track, Carsten is basically a talking and walking billboard for gastric bypass. “I know a lot of people want to hide that they’ve had the surgery,” she says. “I’m in groups, and a lot of them don’t even tell their families, but I’m over here telling strangers. I did this for myself but also for my family.” 417MAG.COM • 417 MAGAZINE

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Runner Up CRAIG D N ETH Citizens emorial Healthcare 417-328-6031 Pediatric General Winner AME LIE EN CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-2121 Runners Up HANNON CAL ERT CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-2121 ANGELA COLLIN CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-2121 Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Winner CHRI TO ER WEBER utter eld Par Professional uilding 417-328-6535 Podiatry Winner BRAD ONE C H Podiatry Clinic,

Rheumatology Winner ANTHONY TAY CMH Rheumatology and Osteoporosis Center 417-328-7000

Ophthalmologic Surgery Winner CHETAN ONI CMH Eye Specialty Center 417-328-7000

Robotics Winner MAR WALTER IRCHEN CMH Urology Surgical Clinic 417-326-2550

Orthopedics Joint Replacement Surgery Winner ONATHAN GRAY CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center 417-777-2663

Runner Up ARAH ALLBERG CMH OB/GYN and Pediatric Clinic 417-777-8131

Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery Winner MATTHEW ERIC EN CMH ENT Clinic 417-328-7000

Sports Medicine Winner RI IMANI CMH Primary Care Sports & Occupational Medicine Clinic 417-777-2663

Podiatric Sugery Winner BRAD ONE CMH Podiatry Clinic 417-328-7000

Urology Winner MAR WALTER IRCHEN CMH Urology Surgical Clinic 417-326-2550

Trauma Surgery Winner MARTIN TY ON C H Wound and Hyper aric Center 417-326-8700

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Runner Up CREIGHTON WOOL EY CMH Podiatry Clinic 417-328-7000

General Orthopedic Surgery Winner ONATHAN GRAY CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center 417-777-2663

Psychiatry Winner BRYAN L EC IGER Par view Geriatric Wellness 417-328-6305

Runners Up TROY MORRI ON CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center 417-777-2663

Pulmonary Disease Winner MICHAEL LOGGAN CMH Pulmonology Clinic 417-328-6055 Radiation Oncology Winner WALTER WATT Carrie J Babb Cancer Center 417-326-7200 Radiology Winner CHAD POTTER Citizens emorial Hospital 417-326-6000 Runner Up ANA HORNER CMH Breast Care Center 417-328-7866

DA ID ROGER CMH Orthopedic & Spine Center 417-777-2663 General Surgery Winner BRENT BARTGI CMH Surgical Services 417-326-8700 Runners Up OHN C CRIGHTON C H urgical ervices, WAYNE WOL C H urgical ervices, Laparoscopic Surgery Winners tie BRENT BARTGI CMH Surgical Services 417-326-8700 WAYNE WOL CMH Surgical Services 417-326-8700

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MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Cardiovascular Disease Winner PRA ERT I ITBEN ARON CoxHealth Cardiology 417-336-4112 Runner Up THIPONG OONTRAPA CoxHealth Cardiology 417-336-4112 Emergency Medicine Winner ERI L NYDER Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7218 Runners Up RI TO ER BYLOW Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7218 TIMOTHY CO TELLO Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7218 Endocrinology Diabetes And Metabolism Winner AN AN PRA AD CoxHealth Diabetes & Endocrinology 417-348-8990


Family Medicine Winner EREMY MABE CoxHealth Family Medicine Hwy 248 417-348-8964

DID YOU KNOW?

Runner Up MARIA CATHERINE P RLING CoxHealth Center Branson 417-335-2299 Hospitalist Winner CODY B HOE LIC ER Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7128 Runners Up HENY ALE Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7128 SABERA SHABNAM Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7128 TEMPLETON MITH III Cox Medical Center Branson 417-335-7128 Hyperbaric Medicine Wound Care Winner OHN O EPH MOLL R Co Health Wound Care Hyperbaric Medicine 417-335-7792 Nephrology Winner DWIGHT ZABEL Branson Nephrology & Dialysis 417-335-5797 Runner Up MICHAEL GRANT ELBY Branson Nephrology 417-334-8288 Otolaryngology Ear Nose Throat Winner AME TRA I BRAWNER zar ountain ar ose and Throat 417-335-3636 SURGICAL SPECIALTIES

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General Orthopedic Surgery Winner CHAD DO GLA E IRD Co Health rthopedics, General Surgery Winner DIR MCM RRAY Cox Medical Center Branson 417-348-8080

DR. SHAW INCLUDED IN NHK JAPAN DOCUMENTARY

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r. Robert Shaw’s research has been featured across CNN to USA Today and is now being included in a documentary done by the Japanese version of PBS, NHK Japan. Shaw is the only plastic surgeon in the country they are including in the documentary due to the influence his research has had on facial rejuvenation. He started his research as a med student at Stanford and then continued it throughout his residency and practice at CoxHealth. It then received media attention due to how it changed the way people approach cosmetic surgery on the face by focusing on adding volume back to the facial skeleton instead of just tightening skin. “When you do a traditional facelift, you’re really just tightening up the skin and never really rejuvenating them to how they looked when they were younger, so we started looking at CT images and bone density images and it showed that facial bones change a lot as you age,” says Shaw. “So, to appropriately add rejuvenation back to the face you need to add volume.” The NHK Japan documentary aired in May 2022 and shared how this research has now become the standard for cosmetic surgery.

JOPLIN MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Allergy Immunology Winner MICHAEL E O EPH Midwest Regional Allergy Asthma Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center 417-624-0050 Runner Up LARRY MCINTIRE Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-6767 Anesthesiology Winner ALAICHEL I R H Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology 417-556-3570

Runners Up DONITA I BOAN reeman Hospital West 417-347-1078 BRANDON ORDHAM reeman Hospital West 417-347-1078 DA ID O EPH GOODEN Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology 417-556-3570 MICHAEL HILL reeman Hospital West 417-347-1078 MAR L ERR Mercy Clinic Anesthesiology 417-556-3570

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MICHAEL MCDONALD reeman Hospital West 417-347-1078

WILLIAM R CRAIG Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-781-5387

Breast Cancer Oncology Winner DA ID W CROY Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology 417-782-7722

O E C DE HOYO Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-781-5387

Burn Treatment Winner CLINTON PACE Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-781-4404 Cardiac Electrophysiology Winner RA AEL GAYTAN Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-781-5387 Runner Up OHN WARTZ reeman Heart 417-347-5000

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Cardiovascular Disease Winner C RYAN LONGNEC ER reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-5000 Runners Up A CAINE R Mercy Clinic Cardiology 417-781-5387

DARWIN EYARA reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-6400 W OHN NICHOLA reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-6400 ROBERT TA ER reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-5000 DA ID Z EHL E reeman Heart 417-347-5000

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Dermatology Winner DERE TOWERY US Dermatology Partners Joplin 417-624-0440 Runners Up AHMED BADAWI Freeman Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center 417-347-8066 NATE PHELAN Phelan Dermatology & Aesthetics 417-622-0293

Direct Primary Care Winner AM EL R CARTER III Samuel R Carter MD 417-659-4661 Runners Up TROY R D AMO R D’Amour Family Medicine 417-782-4100 CHARLIE COTT RA M EN Mercy Emergency Department 417-358-8121 Emergency Medicine Winner OHN RICHARD COLEMAN Mercy Emergency Department 417-556-2300 Runners Up MAR LE LIE BROWN Mercy Emergency Department 417-556-2300 ZACHARY WIN OR DALTON Mercy Emergency Department 417-556-2300 MATTHEW GRO ND reeman Hospital West 417-347-3377 YLE ENNEDY reeman Hospital West 417-347-6670 COYE MCMILLAN reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

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CRAIG MICHAEL RANDALL Mercy Emergency Department 417-358-8121 ALI HA WRIGHT reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111 Endocrinology Diabetes And Metabolism Winner NASER GHARAIBEH Mercy Clinic Endocrinology 417-556-8555

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ew technology at Mercy Springfield has made lumpectomies for small breast cancer tumors an easier and more precise surgery than ever before. They use SAVI SCOUT®, which is a small reflector about the size of a grain of rice, that is implanted in the breast to mark the exact spot of the tumor. The SCOUT then guides the surgeon with an infrared light and radar signal to detect and remove the lump as precisely as possible. “This is a huge step forward, both for accuracy and our patients’ comfort,” says Dr. John Bumberry, Mercy breast surgeon.

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Runners Up ALLI ON GALLOWAY Freeman Diabetes & Endocrine Institute 417-347-8740 EAN HAMLETT Freeman Diabetes & Endocrine Institute 417-347-8740 GRETCHEN DENI E H LL Mercy Clinic Endocrinology 417-556-8555

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Family Medicine Winner GLEN W ING Mercy Clinic Family Medicine 417-781-0408 Runners Up MARIA BR CE Mercy Clinic Primary Care 417-556-3400 AME W DAILEY Mercy Clinic Family Medicine 417-556-3158 R ELL L ENNEDY Mercy Clinic Family Medicine 417-781-0408 TEPHEN THOMA Freeman Family Practice 417-347-8525 Gastroenterology Winner NW Mercy Clinic Gastroenterology 417-556-8455 Runners Up DHA AR ANCHA zar Gastroenterology 417-623-5250 GEO REY GRAHAM Gastroenterology of the Four States LLC 417-222-3434 DA ID EIDL Freeman Gastroenterology 417-347-8025 Geriatric Medicine Winner HENRY PETRY Freeman Center for Geriatric Medicine 417-347-4374 Gynecologic Oncology Winner HEATH RO MER LEY ercy Clinic Women’s Health 417-623-6056 Hematology/Oncology Winner AMIR M NDRAY DALIA Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology 417-782-7722 Runners-Up DA ID W CROY Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology 417-782-7722 IR ING E LA RANCI Mercy Clinic Oncology and Hematology 417-782-7722

PAMELA LANDON Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute 417-347-4000 MATTHEW MILLER Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute 417-347-4000 ATMAN HAH Freeman Cornell-Beshore Cancer Institute 417-347-4000 Hospitalist Winner TIN WILBERDING reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

Runners Up AMANDA HARRELL Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine 417-347-8318 CLINT D N LE Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine 417-347-8318 BRANDON GIB ON Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine 417-347-8711 Neonatology Winner DEBORAH L PIC EN Mercy Neonatal Intensive Care Unit 417-556-6428

Runners Up ADAM AHRENHOLTZ reeman Hospital West 417-347-4570

Runner Up RAH L OBEROI reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

LIE A HO MANN ANI CH Mercy Hospital Joplin 417-781-2727

Nephrology Winner NADINE ABO L MAGD Joplin Nephrology Consultants 417-782-5000

EMILY EE LAR reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111 WILLIAM D E LER R Mercy Clinic Hospitalists 417-359-8121

Runners Up AHMED ABO L MAGD Joplin Nephrology Consultants 417-782-5000

ROBERT MCNAB reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

LE LIE HAMLETT Freeman Kidney Center 417-347-8310

IAN MITH reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

M HAMMAD M NEEB Freeman Kidney Center 417-347-8570

Hyperbaric Medicine Wound Care Winner O EPH NEWMAN reeman Wound Care Hyper aric 417-347-4800

ABD L NAGARIA Freeman Kidney Center 417-347-8570 edicine

Infectious Disease Winner EDEN M E G ERRA Mercy Clinic Infectious Disease 417-556-6813 Runner Up WE CHMIDT Freeman Infectious Diseases 417-347-8322 Internal Medicine Winner BERNARD BETTA O Freeman Southwest Internal Medicine 417-347-8318

Neurology Winner G L HAN PPAL Freeman Neurology 417-347-7300 Runners Up ROBERT D Mercy Neurology 417-359-1820 ANNA WO CIC A MITCHELL Freeman Neurology 417-347-7300 Nuclear Medicine Winner CHANCE MATTHIE EN Freeman Radiation Oncology at Freeman East 417-347-2200

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he’d get up because he couldn’t get comfortable. The pain wouldn’t let go of him.” Eventually, the pain in his left knee was so bad that Williams couldn’t even stand his favorite pastime—riding horses. “I couldn’t ride for more than 15 minutes,” he says. That was his breaking point.

“I DIDN’T WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE PAIN BECAUSE NO ONE WANTS TO HEAR YOU COMPLAIN.”

GETTING BACK IN THE SADDLE

Charles Williams was back to horseback riding within six weeks of his knee replacement at Ozarks Healthcare Medical Group with Dr. Edwin Roeder.

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or Charles Williams, the importance of “getting back on the horse” was a lot more than just a common expression. Charles has been riding horses for more than 63 years. “I was 4 or 5 when my mom and dad got us our first horse,” he says. Decades later, Williams is still riding. In fact, he and his wife, Susie, travel all over the Midwest showing their horses. Their circuit includes St. Louis, Carthage, Memphis, Texarkana… pretty much anywhere in a 300-mile radius from West Plains. But last year, Williams worried he might have saddled up for his last ride. For about five years, Williams had quietly endured serious pain in his knee. There hadn’t been an injury to cause the pain; after 67 years of using his knees, he says the pain was the result of everyday wear and tear. Even as the pain got worse, Williams kept his complaints to himself. “I didn’t want to talk about the pain because no one wants to hear you complain,” he says. Not surprisingly, Susie noticed Williams’ discomfort even if he wasn’t saying much about it. “I noticed that he would sit for a while, and then he’d have to stand up,” she says. “At night,

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After experiencing years of pain that had made it difficult for him to walk, to sleep, even to sit in the car, as soon as Williams couldn’t ride a horse, he headed to the doctor’s and scheduled himself a knee replacement surgery. Williams scheduled his surgery with Dr. Edwin Roeder, an orthopedic surgeon at Ozarks Healthcare (OZH). For years, if a patient needed surgery like a knee replacement, they often had to head into Springfield to see a specialist. Things are a little different now. Rural hospitals like OZH have brought on specialists like Edwin Roeder, so patients can see a surgeon at home. The surgery Charles needed was pretty standard. Years ago, this kind of surgery would require weeks of being in the hospital. Now, these can be done as an outpatient procedure. Roeder says the biggest advancements in total knee replacements are ways hospitals manage pain before, during and after surgery. In Williams’ case, the cartilage was worn through on the inside of his knee, and movement had bcome very painful. The deterioration of his cartilage had also led to physical malalignment, and his knee had become crooked. Without the surgery, Roeder says Williams would have seen more pain and more loss of movement. With his surgery scheduled, Williams says he wasn’t nervous, and his dedication to physical therapy meant he was back in the saddle six weeks after leaving the hospital. The pain was immediately gone. “I think it surprised him that it was so much better,” Susie says. “Everything is easier now.” Williams can walk pain-free; he can sleep through the night; he can relax on the drive to Springfield without having to stretch his legs; and he can ride horses again. “If I had to do this all over again, I wouldn’t have waited so long to get the surgery,” he says. “I would tell anyone that once it starts hurting, get it done.” Today, Williams is back in the saddle, and oddly enough, the stable he rents during the winter is on Roeder’s route to work, which means the doctor gets to see a glimpse of his patient back at his favorite hobby several times a week.

Photos by Joshua Beecher

—CHARLES WILLIAMS


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Obstetrics And Gynecology Winners tie ELIZABETH M BARLET ercy Clinic Women’s Health 417-623-6056 HEATH RO MER LEY ercy Clinic Women’s Health 417-623-6056 Runner Up ANGELA M LANGER zar stetrics Gynecology 417-347-2525 Occupational Medicine Winner RIC HAGGARD Freeman OccuMed 417-347-6625 Ophthalmology Winner HEERAL R HAH Ramesh R Shah MD 417-781-2616 Orthopedics Sports Medicine And Arthroscopy Winner TODD TWI Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Runners Up ONATHAN L GRANTHAM Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 877-783-4441 THOMA L ANDER R Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 ROBERT TRINGER Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 877-783-4441 Otolaryngology Ear Nose Throat Winner ENT MCINTIRE Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-6767 Runners Up COTT MCCLINTIC Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-8301 LARRY MCINTIRE Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-6767 Pain Management Winner REBECCA ANDER Freeman Institute for Pain Management 417-347-8055

Runner Up ANTHONY CA ANO A Freeman Pain Management Center 417-347-8355 Pediatric General Winner BETH GARRETT Freeman Children’s Clinic 417-347-8750 Runners Up AMANDA DIC ER ON Freeman Children’s Clinic 417-347-8750 ELLY GORMAN Freeman Children’s Clinic 417-347-8750 Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation Winner REBECCA EYA EELAN Freeman Physical Rehabilitation Unit 417-347-1234

Pulmonary Disease Winner RIC Y L CACEWATER Mercy Clinic Pulmonology 417-556-8377 Runners Up YED A AHMED Mercy Clinic Pulmonology 417-627-8377 ADNAN HAN reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111 YA ER MO HTAR reeman Hospital West 417-347-4570 E T ANAYO ND W Mercy Clinic Pulmonology 417-556-8377 GRANT PIER ON Freeman Lung Institute 417-347-8315

Runners Up LA RIE BEHM Freeman NeuroSpine 417-347-7200

PHIL LOC M Freeman Lung Institute 417-347-8315

MEL IN D ARGE Melvin D Karges MD 417-782-1700

YA HWANTH YERRAMALLA Freeman Lung Institute 417-347-8315

Podiatry Winner ARED ALAN TANTON Mercy Clinic Podiatry 417-556-2278

Radiation Oncology Winner CHANCE MATTHIE EN Freeman Radiation Oncology at Freeman East 417-347-2200

Runners Up ELIZABETH MARY BARNICA Mercy Clinic Podiatry 417-556-2278

Radiology Winner O H A BALL reeman Hospital West 417-347-1111

HELLY D EDBERRY Shoal Creek Foot & Ankle Center 417-622-0648 Psychiatry Winner AME ORLANDO III Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health 417-781-7337 Runners Up E REY BRADLEY Freeman Hospital East 417-347-7580 TAMON B PAIGE Mercy Clinic Behavioral Health 417-781-7337 ALLI ON MITH Freeman Hospital East 417-347-5800

Runner Up ANE ETO Freeman Radiology 417-347-6611 Rheumatology Winner MELINDA RENEE REED Mercy Clinic Rheumatology 417-359-2675 Runners Up MAR ARE Mercy Clinic Rheumatology 417-359-2675 MICHAEL E O EPH Midwest Regional Allergy Asthma Arthritis & Osteoporosis Center 417-624-0050

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ANNE E WIN LER Mercy Clinic Rheumatology 417-359-2675 Sports Medicine Winner ROBERT LIE RANCE Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Urgent Care Winner IMMY MORGAN Freeman Urgent Care 417-347-2273

Runner Up ROGER CHOEN ELD idwest rology Center PC, 417-347-1111 SURGICAL SPECIALTIES Bariatric Surgery Winner DANNY TIEN HAO LI Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-781-4404

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Cardiovascular Surgery Winner RAYMOND ET CH reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-5001 Runner Up E REY LEE reeman Heart 417-347-5000

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General Orthopedic Surgery Winner DA ID BLAC Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Runners Up ON C BANWART Mercy Clinic Orthopedics 877-783-4441

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Urology Winner MAR ROGGE Freeman Urology Associates 417-347-3703

Runners Up DA ID BA ER reeman General 417-347-7272

ROBERT LIE RANCE Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400

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General Surgery Winner CHARLE Y RO Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-781-4404 Runners Up BROC CARNEY Freeman Surgical Associates 417-781-6844 RTI CO Freeman Surgical Associates 417-347-4177 T BRAD COY reeman General 417-347-7272

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ENNETH L WATT Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-781-4404 Laparoscopic Surgery Winner RTI CO Freeman Surgical Associates 417-347-4177 Neurological Surgery Winner BRIAN C RTI Freeman NeuroSpine 417-347-7200 Runners Up BARRY IR ING ATZ Mercy Clinic Neurosurgery 417-556-6875 MARGARET NICHOL Freeman NeuroSpine 417-347-7200 O H A WEANEY Freeman NeuroSpine 417-782-5500

Ophthalmologic Surgery Winner HEERAL R HAH Ramesh R Shah MD 417-781-2616 Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery Winner BRADLEY R B RNETT Oral & Facial Surgery Center of Joplin 417-621-0500 Runner Up RAN W HAGET ran W hagets Jr 417-623-5111

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Orthopedics Hand Surgery Winners tie W TE EN H GHE Dr. Steve Hughes 417-347-8210 TODD TWI Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Orthopedics Joint Replacement Surgery Winner DERE MILLER Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Orthopedics Trauma Surgery Winner ADAM E LER Freeman Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine 417-347-5400 Otolaryngology Head And Neck Surgery Winner RAN W HAGET ran W hagets Jr PC 417-623-5111 Runners Up COTT MCCLINTIC Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-8301 ENT MCINTIRE Freeman Ear Nose & Throat Center 417-347-6767 Plastic Breast Augmentation Winner TALON MANINGA Maningas Cosmetic Surgery 417-437-0303 Plastic Facial Surgery Winner TALON MANINGA Maningas Cosmetic Surgery 417-437-0303


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Runner Up PRI CILLA A RA E zar s Healthcare Hospitalist Team 417-257-5800

Runner Up PRA EEN B DATAR zar s Healthcare Heart and Lung Center 417-257-5950

Runner Up HELLY D EDBERRY Shoal Creek Foot & Ankle Center 417-622-0648

Infectious Disease Winner RIT ATH RIA zar s Healthcare Hospitalist Team 417-257-5800

Radiology Winner BETH COOPER zar s Healthcare Imaging 417-257-6713

Trauma Surgery Winner CLINTON PACE Mercy Clinic General and Specialty Surgery 417-781-4404

Internal Medicine Winner CHRI TOPHER D COCHRAN zar s Healthcare Internal edicine 417-257-5989

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Runner Up BROC CARNEY Freeman Surgical Associates 417-781-6844

Neurology Winner CLARA N APPLEGATE zar s Healthcare eurology 417-257-6777

Vascular Surgery Winner RAYMOND ET CH reeman Heart ascular Institute 417-347-5001

WEST PLAINS MEDICAL SPECIALTIES Dermatology Winner LE LIE A MAR HALL zar s Healthcare ermatology 417-505-7114 Emergency Medicine Winner C RTI HOR TMAN zar s Healthcare mergency epartment 417-257-6789 Endocrinology Diabetes And Metabolism Winner NASHMIA RIAZ zar s Healthcare ndocrinology 417-505-7113 Family Medicine Winner EN LAMBERT zar s Healthcare amily 417-257-5911

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Cardiovascular Surgery Winner WILLIAM A MCGEE zar s Healthcare Heart and Lung Center 417-257-5950 General Orthopedic Surgery Winner EDWIN M ROEDER zar s Healthcare rthopedics and pine 417-256-1745 General Surgery Winner ANTONY O EPH zar s Healthcare General urgery 417-256-1774 Runners Up BRYAN D EC Burton Creek Rural Clinic 417-256-2111 MAGDY GI RGI zar s Healthcare General urgery 417-256-1774 Ophthalmologic Surgery Winner ROBERT W ONE Jones Eye Center 417-256-4111 Podiatric Sugery Winner TYLER RE GOODMAN zar s Healthcare Podiatry 417-256-174

Podiatry Winner TYLER RE GOODMAN zar s Healthcare Podiatry 417-256-1745

Hematology/Oncology Winner CHARLE H MORGAN zar s Healthcare Cancer Treatment Center 417-257-5900

Psychiatry Winner E E RHOAD zar s Healthcare ehavioral Health Center 417-257-6762

Hospitalist Winner ENDELL C CLAR TON zar s Healthcare Hospitalist Team 417-257-5800

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ustasis Psychiatric and Addiction Health is a lifespan mental health organization across SWMO and NWA. The owners, Drs. Alok and Breanna Jain, have dedicated their lives to helping those in the mental health community because of their own family experiences and complications arising due to lack of access. ”We provide the quality and expedition of services we would want for our own family. Every patient deserves that. As parents, we know you want to help your child as quickly as possible. That should be today—not next year!” Dr. Alok ain is a board-certified psychiatrist and a Top Doc winner for the last 20 years. The Jains have based their practice model on evidence-based care and immediate access that is unparalleled in the region. The two of them started their clinic in 2018 and have expanded to caring for thousands in two states— they attribute this to their innovative walk-in psychiatric urgent care model that allows all patients to receive comprehensive


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psychiatric and addiction treatment the same day for all mental health needs, as well as continued follow-up care by their team of board-certified clinicians. Conditions treated include mood disorders, ADHD, anxiety, psychosis, eating disorders, alcohol and substance abuse, trauma and complex comorbid mental health and medical issues. The clinics provide interventional psychiatry including esketamine, rTMS and advanced tx modalities. They take all insurances, treat all ages, and prioritize access over bureaucracy. Their newest treatment center in zark is serving hundreds of lifespan patients a week with a specialized focus on pediatric and adolescent populations with a team highly skilled in these age groups. Their work has received national attention and correlates with major reductions in E visits. Every day patients say they were driving by and decided to come in—they are thrilled that we can help and actually treat them today. In addition, many peers who voted Dr. ain as Top Doc send their patients over because the wait time for mental health services spans weeks to months. Eustasis has definitely eliminated that barrier and is working to save lives. The data shows this is helping people—we are excited for what the future holds.

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Dr. Leslie Marshall, Dermatology; Dr. Curtis Horstman, Family/Emergency Medicine; Dr. Jesse Rhoads, Psychiatry; Dr. Charles Morgan, Hematology/Oncology; Dr. Andy McGee, Cardiothoracic Surgery/Cardiology/Wound Care; Dr. Jen Lambert, Family Medicine; Dr. Ryan Roberts, Pain Management/Anesthesiology; Dr. Clara Applegate, Neurology; Dr. Kendell Clarkston, Hospitalist/Internal Medicine; Dr. Nashmia Riaz, Endocrinology/Geriatrics; Dr. Rex Goodman, Podiatry; Dr. Biplab Saha, Pulmonology/Critical Care Not pictured: Dr. Edwin Roeder, Orthopedic Surgery; Dr. Antony Joseph, General Surgery; Dr. Ritu Kathuria, Hospitalist/Infectious Disease; Dr. Christopher Cochran, Internal Medicine; Dr. Reah Kurian, Ob/Gyn; Dr. Ashish Risal, Pediatrics; Dr. Beth Cooper, Radiology

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ig city innovative treatment options with compassionate care are now closer to home for 417-landers in South Central Missouri and orthern Arkansas at zarks Healthcare in est Plains, Missouri zarks Healthcare encompasses primary care and specialty clinics, along with complete rehabilitation, behavioral healthcare and home health services. hile the 114-bed acute care hospital cares for more than 5,400 admissions, the entire health system has more than 4,000 patient visits annually. The much anticipated zarks Healthcare Expansion is now complete and provides convenience for patients by placing more services under one roof. The location of the expansion connects the existing Shaw Medical Building and the current main hospital building, housing almost all of zarks Healthcare’s specialty clinics and ancillary services in one location. A chapel, coffee shop proudly serving Starbucks Coffee, gift shop, dining area featuring a restaurant called rill 59, which pays homage to the health system’s opening in 1959, retail pharmacy, along with zarks Healthcare’s Imaging, aboratory, Patient Financial Services and egistration Departments will be located on the first oor. More than 100,000 square feet of the construction includes a new Medical ce Building, exible clinics, a procedure suite, centralized imaging facilities, an updated pharmacy and a new dining area. In addition, a new 20,000 square-foot omen’s Center houses modern labor and delivery rooms, gynecological surgery facilities and educational spaces. These additions allow the facility to better serve more than 150,000 residents in South Central Missouri and orthern Arkansas who prefer to stay close to home to utilize quality healthcare services. As confirmed by a federally required Community Health eeds Assessment, zarks Healthcare continues to grow its facilities, services, and the zarks Healthcare Medical roup to align with the needs of local residents and improve the overall health of those they serve. They are focused on your health, providing a continuum of care and a breadth of services second to none in the region. Interventional cardiac care, open-heart surgery, oncology, neurosurgery, and cancer treatment are just a few of the high-tech services they offer so that patients can stay close to home while receiving the care they need.

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Front row left to right: Chad Morgan, MD; Michael Workman, MD; Ted Lennard, MD; Angela Spurgeon, DO; Back row: Jeffrey Woodward, MD; Mayur Jayarao, MD

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pringfield eurological and Spine Institute (S SI at CoxHealth specializes in the treatment of brain, spinal and peripheral nerve disorders. They are committed to providing exceptional care, and their goal is to enhance the quality of life of their patients. Their team is trained in the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments of brain and spine disorders. S SI offers a unique combination of experience, expertise and compassion so that patients can have confidence in the care they receive. Springfield eurological and Spine Institute is located in the ared euroscience Center ( C at CoxHealth. The ared euroscience Center is a state-of-the-art facility offering a multidisciplinary approach to treatment at the highest level of care for patients. Board certified and fellowship trained neurosurgeons, physiatrists and an interventional neuroradiologist are teaming up with neurology, neuropsychology


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and the C Imaging Center, together in a facility that’s uniquely designed for collaborative care. ith more than 240 years of combined experience, S SI is one of the Midwest region’s top neurosurgical practices, servicing multiple locations in Missouri and Arkansas. Their largest location is in Springfield, with outlying clinics in Branson, Carthage, Monett, olla, Harrison and Mountain Home. Springfield eurological and Spine Institute at CoxHealth is committed to their mission to improve the health of the communities they serve. To schedule an appointment, call 417- 5or visit their website springfieldneurological.com. ou can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter CoxHealthS SI. Here today, here tomorrow, here when you need us.

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Cristy Ketcherside, LE; Brandon Delport, D.O.; Clementine Bentley, M.Ed., LE; Lily Oyler

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r. Delport is the only fellowship trained culoplastic Surgeon in the Springfield area and has nearly 20 years of plastic surgery experience. From cosmetic and functional eyelid surgery to Botox and injectable fillers, Dr. Delport combines treatments to optimize esthetic balance and provide amazing cosmetic results. He specializes in both surgical and non-surgical rejuvenation of the face using state-of-the-art lasers and equipment to produce a natural, youthful appearance. As a leader in the field, Dr. Delport has lent his expertise to training other physicians and providers in esthetic medicine, providing courses on injectable fillers, neurotoxins, chemical peels, and facial anatomy. anting to provide the most comprehensive treatments for his clients, Dr. Delport has expanded his own education and training to also include functional and anti-aging medicine. Providing clients with information about their treatment options is a priority at Bentley Skincare ellness and they believe that time spent counseling helps set the tone for a pleasant experience. As they continue to grow with the esthetic industry and offer new and advanced treatments, visit their website at bentleyskincare.com or on social media ( bentleyskincarewellness to keep up with their ever-expanding treatment options. r, call their o ce at 417- 1-S I (754 to schedule an appointment.


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Drew D. Shoemaker, MD

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rew D. Shoemaker, MD has a focus in addiction medicine and serves as the Medical Director for Burrell’s Behavioral Crisis Center, as well as the Medical Director at Fordland Clinic where he specializes in primary care. As a father, he understands the importance of seeing each patient as a unique and entire person rather than simply an illness. In 2020, Burrell opened the Behavioral Crisis Center in Springfield, providing 24 7 walk-in support for those in need of rapid access to care. This innovative model is spreading throughout the state as Burrell plans to open two more locations in Columbia and Independence. A crisis in mental health or substance use can happen to anyone. Addiction, especially, does not discriminate. Dr. Shoemaker strives to meet each individual where they are in their journey and help them find the services that best fit their needs at that very moment. For more information about Fordland Clinic, call 417-7 7-227 . For information about the Behavioral Crisis Center, call 417- 9 -77 5. If you’re in crisis and need someone to talk to, Burrell’s 24 7 crisis line can be reached at 1- 00-494-7 55.

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417-269-6791 | coxhealth.com 3850 S. National Ave. Suite 320 | Springfield

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rom benign conditions to breast cancer or those who are at high risk for breast cancer, Dr Biggers and Dr. Buckner, along with their dedicated staff, are trained in comprehensive care including genetic testing. They were the first to offer partial breast radiation, ductal lavage, high-risk screening and counseling and their clinic at CoxHealth was the first dedicated breast surgery clinic in Southwest Missouri. Dr. Biggers graduated from the University of Missouri, attended residency at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and completed a Fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Biggers is a part of many professional organizations and his articles have been published in medical journals. He is also an assistant professor for the University of Missouri School of Medicine and serves as a clerkship director for surgery at the Springfield Clinical Campus. Dr. Buckner has been in the practice of surgery in Springfield for 29 years and is an assistant professor of Clinical Surgery at the University of Missouri School of Medicine. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and started the first multidisciplinary breast conference in 1994. He has continued to lead the way in new innovations in treating patients with benign and malignant diseases of the breast.


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he Center for Plastic Surgery at CoxHealth was founded on the belief that aging is a treatable condition, not a foregone conclusion. Their approach to slowing, preventing and even reversing the signs of aging is through early detection and appropriate intervention, combining stateof-the-art plastic surgery with scientifically proven anti-aging therapeutics and products. The Center for Plastic Surgery is dedicated to providing patients with individualized and effective plans. hile ensuring the highest quality result, they strive to make your experience comfortable, convenient and effective. The doctors have more than 50 years combined experience. Dr. Shaw is an international expert on facial aging and cosmetic surgery, Dr. Price is the originator of endoscopic plastic surgery procedures, Dr. Barnes has trained with world-renowned plastic surgeons and takes a primary care approach, and Dr. Hawes has trained with world-renowned experts who developed microvascular endoscopic and breast reconstructive techniques widely used today. The Center for Plastic Surgery is proud to have a doctor in every 417 Magazine Top Doctors’ plastic surgery category.

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417-875-3246 | 417plasticsurgery.com 3555 S. National Ave Suite 50 | Springfield

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Dr. Edwin Watts, Dr. Penelope Harris, Dr. Leo Shunyakov

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entral Care Cancer Center at the Carrie J. Babb Cancer Center has proudly served the Bolivar area and surrounding communities for 17 years. The oncology team is led by Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Leo Shunyakov and includes Medical Oncologist/Hematologist Dr. Penelope Harris, and Radiation Oncologist Dr. Edwin Watts. This highly trained and experienced team, along with an amazing staff, provides many services for their patients including chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, clinical trials, second opinions, financial counseling and other supportive services. ith the addition of a Varian TrueBeam radiation treatment machine and an in-house CT simulator, Central Care is able to provide more accurate radiation therapy sessions, while shortening the time between planning and treatment for patients. Now more than ever, cancer clinical trials are extremely important for finding better treatments that will improve the quality of life for patients during and after treatment. Because Central Care understands this important option, their cancer clinical trial program continues to expand. Central Care offers treatment at the same level of an academic center, with the ability to care for their patients in a more friendly and comfortable setting. They strive to give their patients the personal attention they deserve. Call Central Care Cancer Center to get personalized cancer care, close to home!


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Dr. Michael Bauer

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r. Bauer is a dual-certified Family Medicine and Sports Medicine physician. He attended the University of MissouriColumbia School of Medicine. After completing medical school, he attended a three-year residency in Family Medicine in Daytona Beach, Florida, and subsequently a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of South Carolina. Currently, Dr. Bauer has co-founded Freedom Health Systems, a multi-specialty medical practice with locations in both zark and Battlefield, Missouri. Freedom Health Systems specializes in Family Medicine, Pediatrics, I Infusion Therapy and rthopedics with telehealth options, inhouse labs and oral supplements available. At Freedom Health Systems, you will be treated like a member of the family. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by smiling, friendly staff who are eager to help in any way possible. ce visits are not rushed and patients are given the time they deserve. o two people are the same and therefore, no two treatment plans should be the same. Freedom Health Systems takes pride in creating individualized treatment plans that focus on getting to the root cause of your problem, not just treating the symptoms. Dr. Bauer and the entire staff at Freedom Health Systems are here for you.

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Taylor Jordan, DDS; Megan Westrich, DDS; Grant Olson, DDS

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hen you walk into Innovative Dental, you will always find compassionate care, cutting-edge dental techniques and complimentary services. It is Innovative Dental’s passion to give people brighter and healthier smiles by creating a comfortable, convenient and affordable dental environment with top-notch technology and training. Advances in technology and techniques allow for specialized services, including same-day cosmetics (crowns, bridges and veneers , guided implants and implant dentures, along with general dentistry and traditional orthodontics. As the only top one percent provider in the area for Accelerated Invisalign, they are able to complete treatments up to 70 percent faster. Innovative Dental takes pride in its innovative and e cient techniques that offer patients convenience and ease. Dr. lson, Dr. estrich and Dr. ordan make it a point to get to know their patients on a personal level and maintain open communication, honesty and education to work toward a brighter and healthier smile. They love what they do and are continually working to increase their knowledge of the best practices and technology available for their patients’ care. The Innovative Dental team will leave you feeling confident, safe and comfortable in your dental work. Contact Innovative Dental today to see how they can give you a brighter and healthier smile through innovation


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Front Row: Wendy Wille, Cheryl Friend, Jennifer Brengle, Heidi Mills, Sherry Peterson, Lance Robbins, DDS, Abigail Fincel, DDS, Sandra Avila, Rachel Tolliver, Rachael Neal, Hannah White; Back Row: Monica Young, Mariah Harding, Robin Loney, Lakin Waggoner, Debby Kindall

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ith the summer sun making everything bright, you want your teeth to sparkle, too! The professional team at iTooth wants to make the look and health of your smile the best they can be. From checkups to implants to the latest in cosmetic dentistry, Drs. Robbins and Fincel and the friendly, patient team at iTooth will make sure you get the oral care you need now to avoid bigger health problems later. iTooth offers the latest, state-of-the-art technology and comprehensive review of your health history to provide the most complete oral health checkup possible. Priding themselves on the ultimate patient experience, iTooth can provide your family’s checkups, oral surgery, CEREC same-day crowns and bridges, surgically guided implants and the cleanest, brightest, whitest teeth possible. They are YOUR trusted dental team! At iTooth, their desire is to put a smile on every face. From the moment you walk in and relax by the fireplace until the time you walk out with a warm cookie, you’re always treated like family. “Your Health, Your Smile, Our Commitment.”

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417-882-8515 | itooth.net 3211 E. Battlefield Road, Suite 100 | Springfield

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he last few years have taken their toll on all of us. Fortunately, it’s never been easier to show the world your best self. And there’s no one better to help you rejuvenate your face than 417’s Top Facial Plastic Surgeon, Matthew A. ienstra, MD, FACS. Decades of exclusive dedication and training have made Dr. ienstra the go-to expert in his field—conveniently located right here in 417-land. Dr. ienstra and his team will put you at ease with 150 years of combined experience—giving you skilled advice and guidance along the way. From rhinoplasties to rejuvenation procedures such as facelifts, eyelid surgeries, brow lifts, laser skin resurfacing, Botox and fillers, the team at ienstra Facial Plastic Surgery is here to help you achieve your best self. Aesthetic treatments and facial plastic surgery are highly effective ways to increase your self-esteem and enjoyment of life. Dr. ienstra offers a wide range of solutions that can be customized for a natural and refreshed look. eady to explore your options? Dr. ienstra and his highly trained team are ready to help.


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Back row: Sami Khosyomn, MD; Brian Swenson, MD; Madhu Pendurthi, MD; Kimberly Creach, MD; Jennifer Lu, DO; Front row: Rajesh Nair, MD; Nathan Tonlaar, MD; Jessica Snider, DO; Christopher Estes, MD; Sodaf Sohrab, MD; John Bumberry, MD Not pictured: Chiazo Amene, MD; Marcus Henderson, DO; Benjamin Hodnett, MD; Daniel Pinheiro, MD; Lavanya TIriveedhi, MD

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or Mercy’s oncology team, caring for cancer patients is not just a career—it is a calling. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer, Mercy is here to help you move forward with the best possible treatment and support. They understand the challenges people with cancer experience and have designed their services to support you and your loved ones through every stage. Mercy has hundreds of adult and pediatric cancer specialists who care for almost every kind of cancer. These nationally known experts engage in clinical research to bring you cutting-edge cancer treatments, delivered with the most innovative technologies available. Mercy is recognized near and far for their innovative treatment options. They are the only area provider of C- AD, which reduces radiation exposure to the heart and other organs by monitoring breathing motion and provides reference images for more precise body positioning. They are also the only cancer center in the region to offer Cyberknife, a noninvasive alternative to open surgery. Cyberknife treats cancerous and noncancerous tumors throughout the body, including in the head, spine, lung, prostate, liver and pancreas. This painless treatment delivers high-dose radiation to tumors with extreme accuracy. Congratulations to Mercy’s physicians on the Cancer Care team receiving Top Doc recognition

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Garet Jones, Whitney Smith, Dr. Shachar Tauber, Heather Sayre, Michelle Begey

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ince 1995, Dr. Shachar Tauber with Mercy Eye Specialists has completed more than 10,000 laser vision correction procedures. He attributes those large numbers to the excellent service and VIP treatment that he has become well known for. In fact, Dr. Tauber and the Mercy Eye Specialists are at the forefront of using laser technology to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism. Their staff exceeds FDA certification requirements, while providing a first-class patient experience. Dr. Tauber is ranked in the top one percent of refractive surgeons in the U.S. It is an honor that he has chosen to serve patients here in 417 land. Dr. Tauber uses the most innovative and cutting edge technology when performing laser vision correction. One example is the iDesign Refractive studio, which gives him the ability to deliver a truly personalized procedure designed specifically for each patient. The system takes over 1,200 measurements of the eye and maps each data point to create a custom procedure plan...in only three seconds! The laser then corrects the patient’s vision to their exact needs, and results are immediate! Get out of those glasses and contacts, and see the world with a whole new view! Call today for a free consultation.


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Erin Duvall, APRN, FNP-C, FPMHNP-BC, Kyle John, M.D.

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erimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield was founded on the mission statement of providing hope and transforming lives. Perimeter sees children in crisis from ages -17 and patients can be referred over the phone, walk-in or from another hospital. The multidisciplinary team utilizes best-practice medication management along with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to meet the needs of their patients. yle ohn, M.D., the Clinical ice President for Behavioral Health at Mercy, is the acting Medical Director for Perimeter. orking with a team of Advanced urse Practitioners, Perimeter is pioneering a collaborative practice model to treat the acute behavioral needs of the children and adolescents in the region. Dr. ohn graduated from University of Missouri in 199 with his Medical Doctorate. He graduated from the Mayo raduate School of Medicine in 199 with a specialty in Child Adolescent Psychiatry. Erin Duvall, AP , F P-C, FPMH P-BC is the ead urse Practitioner at Perimeter. She completed her Master’s degree in ursing in 201 and completed a Post Master’s Certificate to become a Psychiatric Mental Health urse Practitioner in 2017 from the University of Cincinnati, hio. Highly skilled, Erin is passionate about the care of the kids at Perimeter. Perimeter Behavioral Hospital of Springfield is proud to have these outstanding providers lead their team and provide hope to their patients daily.

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f you are facing a neurological disease or have a family history of it, Sharlin Health is here to create your personalized care plan. Dr. Sharlin is a board-certified neurologist who believes in a hybrid approach for patients beyond the standard medicine treatment option. The team at Sharlin Health helps get to the root of the sickness by looking at environmental, diet and lifestyle factors to bring a holistic treatment approach. They also help with preventive strategies for those with a family history of illnesses like Alzheimers, A S or Parkinson’s. The most damaging idea is that once a diagnosis is made, there’s nothing that can be done about it, says Dr. Sharlin. e empower patients so they can still be in the driver’s seat when it comes to in uencing the trajectory of their illness. As the area’s only certified functional medicine practitioner, Dr. Sharlin is focused on innovations including the use of biological markers to diagnose conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, automated three-dimensional volumetric analysis of the brain through Advanced Imaging, hormone optimization and cuttingedge clinical research. If you are ready for a new approach to treating your neurological illness or are looking for preventative strategies for brain health, Dr. Sharlin and his team are here for you.


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r. oodall is helping to rewrite the future of pancreatic cancer with CoxHealth. Statistically speaking, pancreatic cancer is the eleventh most commonly diagnosed cancer. For perspective, it is expected that 1 Americans will be diagnosed with it every day in 2022. Those are our family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues— people we care about and who we can’t imagine having to struggle through such a devastating diagnosis. Dr. oodall helps bring hope to the pancreatic cancer community here in 417-land. He is the only fellowship-trained surgical oncologist to treat the disease locally. The importance of receiving specialized treatment from a physician with experience can’t be stressed enough, and Dr. oodall provides that with the added convenience of being close to home at CoxHealth. In fact, Dr. oodall is passionate about providing expert treatment here in Springfield. He says, I returned to the zarks so patients wouldn’t have to travel at a time that is already difficult and stressful enough. Survival rates for pancreatic cancer are improving. Since 2014, the five-year survival rate has been increasing due to improved treatment protocols and surgery techniques like the ones Dr. oodall practices for patients here in 417-land.

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or over 25 years Dr. Edwin M. oeder has been helping patients in the zarks recover from injuries and enjoy their lives free of pain. Dr. oeder says, Every day, I see the difference I make in people’s lives— they are able to return to sports, get back to work and resume everyday activities. Dr. oeder is a graduate of Stanford University and studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. He completed a residency at Scott and hite Hospital Texas A M in Temple, Texas. He is certified by the American Academy of rthopedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Board of rthopedic Surgery and is proud to be the team physician for the est Plains izzers.

417-256-1745 | ozarkshealthcare.com 1210 N. Kentucky Ave. | West Plains

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he B specialists at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic provide comprehensive obstetric and gynecologic services for women of all ages and backgrounds. From family planning, assistance with fertility, prenatal care, labor and delivery and postpartum, the B team at Ferrell-Duncan Clinic strives to provide excellent care and support to growing families throughout the reproductive life span. In addition to all of these services, they are surgical specialists who can also treat a range of common problems like fibroids, endometriosis and pelvic organ prolapse with a range of minimally invasive techniques, including vaginal and robotic surgery. Congratulations to Dr. Hill, Dr. McCall, Dr. eMon, and Dr. Duff for being listed in 417 Magazine’s 2022 Top Docs coxhealth.com | 417-269-7900 1000 E. Primrose, Suite 400 | Springfield

Back: Dr. Joseph Haynes, MD; Dr. Scott Ballmann, MD; Dr. Matthew Weis, MD Front: Dr. Kristy McCall, MD; Dr. Mary Duff, MD; Dr. Randy Hill, MD; Dr. Daphne LeMon, MD

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his clinic provides plastic and reconstructive surgery. They do anything from skin bumps to aesthetics and complex reconstruction. There is no typical plastic surgery patient. They offer a range of surgical and cosmetic services that can meet a broad range of needs. Patients can expect a warm welcome in a serene environment from clinical staff that have worked together for decades. Arrive ready to explain your expectations and ask plenty of questions! Their goal is that you leave the clinic feeling your needs were understood. Their physicians are all certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.

Andrew Kochevar, MD, FACS; Rosellen Meystrik, MD, MBA, FACS

417-820-9330 1229 E. Seminole Suite 340 | Springfield

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ince opening their doors to the Springfield community in 1994, QPS Missouri (formerly known as QPS-Biokinetic) has conducted over 2,000 FDA-regulated studies and paid out more than $50 million to local participants. QPS partners with some of the areas most respected doctors to oversee clinical trials. Their mission is to accelerate drug development worldwide by creating breakthroughs in pharmaceutical innovation. The experienced staff is dedicated to investigating new and exciting medicines while treating participants with the care and respect they deserve. As a leader in the industry, and one of the largest clinical research sites in the U.S., they are ready to take on any challenges that are brought to them by clients here or abroad. 417studies.com | 417-831-2048 1820 W. Mount Vernon St. | Springfield

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Dennis Morrison, DO; Leea Reed, DO; William Howitt, MD; Kayce Morton, DO; Donald Burkindine, DO

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pecializing in a wide range of treatments for the face, breast and body, double board-certified plastic surgeon and hair transplant specialist Dr. Bharat Shah has been delivering exceptional results for over 25 years. Dr. Shah is known across 417-land for the refined beauty and elegance of his results. He has been voted Top Plastic Surgeon in the region year after year— his patients trust his advanced skills, discretion and personalized care. Dr. Shah’s modern surgical techniques produce results that look refreshed, rejuvenated and completely natural. His team also provides aesthetic services with world-class cosmetic treatments. How can Dr. Shah help you reach your goals? If you have cosmetic concerns, schedule a consultation. Dr. Shah can recommend the best treatment options for you. Experience excellence. Call today. 417-742-7424 | ShahPlasticSurgery.com 1530 E. Bradford Parkway | Springfield

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 INDULGENT DISHES, DISHES 110  WORTH MELTING FOR, FOR 113  CUTE-CUMBER, 115

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Bosky’s Vegan Grill serves up meatless burgers and chicken sandwiches to satisfy all your hearty cravings.

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A new vegan restaurant in downtown Springfield offers indulgent items like faux-chicken nuggets and loaded beef-less burgers. BY KATIE POLLOCK ESTES PHOTOGRAPHED BY BRANDON ALMS

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any years ago, I wrote a story about trying to eat a vegan diet for a couple of weeks. I don’t completely recall what prompted my editor to suggest the story, but I vaguely remember it might have originated from a reader who asked where they could go in Springfield to find vegan food on the menu. Mostly likely, we realized we weren’t sure, so we decided to further explore the topic by digging right in: vegan food only for a couple of weeks. My diet is firmly omnivore. I enjoy everything, and although I try to eat plant-based food as much as possible because it makes me feel good, I also love a plate of fried chicken. What I learned trying to eat only vegan food was that it was very, very easy to find groceries and ingredients I needed to stock my pantry for cooking at home. But the things I cooked didn’t always satisfy me. When I wanted a juicy burger, I wanted a juicy burger—and no black bean patty was going to cut it. When I learned that Bosky’s Vegan Grill had opened in downtown Springfield offering dishes that had that more indulgent feel, I was excited. This is what I was looking for all those years ago! Bosky’s specializes in the kind of sandwiches that you’ll want to eat with a beer in hand and a side of fries when you’re really craving something hearty. There are two burger op-

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The 405 Salad is served with fresh spinach, broccoli, cucumber, radish and cherry tomatoes.

BOSKY’S VEGAN GRILL W. Walnut t., pring eld, boskysvegangrill.com

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CHICKEN & EGGHEAD

THE PROTEIN

from Morning Day Café, 105 S. Main St., Nixa, 417-494-5055, morningdaycafe.com THE TOPPINGS

Crispy battered and fried chicken is topped with a perfectly fried egg.

On top is savory house made bacon gravy and fresh chives.

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Under all that gravy, there are creamy mashed potatoes.

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Plantain Perfection

For the perfect meal, start with the tostones, try the mofongo and sip on the Cachaca Rosa.

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undos Latin Kitchen & Bar (5493 N. 17th St., Ozark, 417-485-2160, mundoslatinkitchen.com) does a lot of things well, but its dishes made with plantains are some of my must-try favorites. First up from the appetizer menu: tostones. These are green plantains that are fried once, then smashed into a thin disc shape almost like a tortilla and then fried again to crispy perfection. Then they’re topped with beans, steak, pico de gallo, sour cream and cotija cheese. Just as delish are the fried plantains, made with super-ripe and curiously sweet plantains, fried to golden brown and served with a tasty and cooling cilantro cream sauce. Finally, don’t miss the mofongo, a Puertorrican dish served in such a clever way by using fried plantains mixed with garlic and pork chicharron, then topped with shrimp and finished with a creamy cheese sauce. Every bite is a perfect taste of Latin American cuisine.—Jorge Cespedes


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Cool down with something creamy, cold and oh-so-sweet. BY KATIE POLLOCK ESTES Vanilla Culture Counter It’s a classic fave for a reason. Seasonal Ice Cream The Ozark Mill Restaurant Try seasonal goodness like white chocolate lavender or strawberry buttermilk—superb! Espresso Custard The College Creamery at The Keeter Center So rich and delicious!

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Key Lime Pie Concrete Andy’s Frozen Custard, multiple 417-land locations, eatandys.com This sweet, bright and refreshing summertime seasonal is one of our all time faves. Grape Swirl Cup Pineapple Whip When grape is available, swirl that purple goodness with pineapple. Spicy Chili Chocolate Mae’s Gelateria A hint of heat goes a long way in this rich, indulgent treat. 417MAG.COM • 417 MAGAZINE

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IN LOVE WITH ADOBO Did you know you can get Filipino eats in Branson? They’re available at the bright-blue Purple Panda Filipino Food Truck.

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he international cuisine options keep growing in our area, and Purple Panda Filipino Food Truck (2166 State Highway 248, Branson, 417-791-1529, facebook.com/ purplepandafilipinofood) is a delicious one. It offers a world of colors, flavors and textures. Start with pork lumpia, a fried egg roll with ground pork, veggies and egg and served with a sweet and savory dipping sauce. The ultimate Filipino dish is adobo, inherited from the Spanish and all the cultures that influence this cuisine. At Purple Panda, they offer chicken or pork adobo marinated in a soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, peppercorn and bay leaf mixture that is packed with flavor. It’s all served with white rice and some very tasty grilled green beans. And if there’s some room left, try their purple ice cream served on a bubble waffle cone!—Jorge Cespedes

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LOCAL SPIRITS Find a line of Springfieldmade small-batch at Ty Iechyd Da Distillery.

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he term ty iechyd da translates roughly to “good health house,” a play on a Welsh toast to good health. And that ode to cheers couldn’t be more appropriate for this local Springfield distillery creating a whole line of high-quality spirits right in the heart of downtown. With a celebrated history and background in beer brewing, the crew behind Ty Iechyd Da Distillery (tyiechydda.springfieldbrewingco.com) focuses on creating innovative small-batch spirits with an unconventional perspective. This is very true when you go through their product catalog, which includes finds such as a new Double Barrel Rye Whiskey aged for five years in both whiskey and rum barrels. Goldfinch Gin is part of the Songbird Gin selection from Ty Iechyd Da distillery. It is rested in Sauternes wine barrels giving it an elegant flavor palate with notes of oak, citrus, earthiness, cinnamon and crisp botanicals. There’s also the Double Barrel Rum that uses blackstrap molasses to create a rich and intense flavor palate. You won’t want to miss their other products either, like vodka, agave blanco, grappa, rum and a whole line of flavored liqueurs—all perfect for making summer cocktails.—Jorge Cespedes CUCUMBER FIZZ Ingredients ¼ cup granulated sugar cup room temperature water ½ English cucumber, coarsely chopped ½ English cucumber, sliced ¼ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed ounces Ty Iechyd a Gold nch ong ird Gin 8 ounces Topo Chico mineral water, chilled Ice, lime wedges and mint leaves for garnish Instructions: In a small pot, combine sugar and water over

medium low heat. Cook, stirring for 2 minutes or until sugar dissolves. Then cook for 2 more minutes. Set aside to cool. Place the cooled sugar syrup, the chopped cucumber and lime juice into a blender. Blend until smooth. Strain through a ne mesh sieve and discard solids. Add cucumber mixture to a pitcher. Add and stir in the gin. Fill glass with ice. Pour in 3 ounces of cock tail mixture, and top with 2 ounces of Topo Chico mineral water. Garnish with cucumber slices, mint leaves and a lime wedge. 417MAG.COM • 417 MAGAZINE

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DINING GUIDE FINE DINING

AVANZARE ITALIAN DINING 1908 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-567-3463, avanzareitaliandining.com. Northern Italian. Pasta is always a hit at vanzare, a longtime pring eld favorite. eal dishes are top notch at this Italian eatery, ut you’ll have to pic the right night, as they’re only served once or twice a wee . Customers love the istecca osemarino stea and the pasta with seafood in a spicy tomato ased sauce. Indulge in the luscious chocolate torte for dessert. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. on. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. un., p.m. $$$ L D M ☎ WIFI K

BRUNO’S IL RISTORANTE 416 South Ave., Springfield, 417-866-0007, brunos-restaurant.net. Sicilian. Everything we’ve tasted from runo’s has een well do ne and supremely cravea le. ll of the pizzas here are a ed in a ric oven for a stellar crust, and the toppings are top notch. The lo ster, shrimp and scallop ravioli is to die for. They fly in fresh sh every wee , so don’t hes itate to order the catch of the day. Get it with the arufula saladThere’s a wine ar upstairs. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D K M ☎ WIFI

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Restaurant owners: If you have a foodie story idea, news about a restaurant or a correction to one of our Dining Guide listings, we’re all ears. Send an e-mail to our food team at yum@417mag.com.

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1620 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-8238383. Steak and seafood. The former Touch estaurant yster ar retains some stand y dishes li e acon wrapped dates and chic en i an in its new iteration as Char tea house yster ar owned y the same people , ut offerings of Waygu stea s, lam shan and sh dishes up the ante. Indulgent lo ster potato puree and crispy flash fried russels sprouts round out the side dishes, and raw oysters, ceviche and one marrow pi ue the appetite as starters. pen on. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. midnight un., p.m. $$$ D WIFI M ☎

CHATEAU GRILLE 415 N. State Highway 265, Branson, 417-2431777, chateauonthelake.com. Contemporary American. Chateau on the La e esort pa Convention Center, Chateau Grille offers gorgeous views of Ta le oc La e. nd you really can’t go wrong with anything on the menu here. The restaurant focuses on upscale, seasonal cuisine, flying in fresh seafood and sourcing local ingredients for the award win ning menu. pen daily during the regular season wee ends only during the off season. $$$ B L D M ☎ WIFI K

CRABBY’S SEAFOOD BAR AN GRILL 815 W. Seventh St., Joplin, 417-206-3474, crabbysjoplin.com. Contemporary American. This Joplin hot spot serves some fantastic seafood, and we’ve en oyed everything we’ve tried there. The Chilean sea ass is a specialty. Try some of the small plates, li e porto ello mushroom fries, steamed mussels or a lovely

charcuterie oard. There are also some great entree salad options on the menu to choose from. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $$–$$$ L D M ☎ WIFI K

THE FINLEY 206 E. Elm St., Ozark, 417-582-1912, facebook. com/thefinleyozark. Contemporary American. The inley is housed inside a renovated church ust off the zar town s uare, and the flavors here are a religious e perience. nown for its stea and seafood offerings, The inley also has a spea easy ar in its asement. The runch is super delish too, especially if you can ta e it out on the patio. Lunch Weds. ri. a.m. p.m. inner Weds. at. p.m. runch at. un. a.m. p.m. $$$ L D WIFI

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FLAME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR 314 W. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-862-4444, flamesteakhouse.com. American steakhouse. The restaurant specializes in dry aged stea s that are truly delicious. on’t miss the lo ster macaroni and cheese we’re serious you have to try this stuff . The desserts are always divine, and we can’t get enough of the appe tizer menu. Head to ed oom downstairs for iller happy hour food and drin specials. on’t miss the urgers at happy hour pen for dinner on. Thu., p.m., ri. at., p.m. ed oom open p.m. to ar hours. $$$ D WIFI K M ☎

GILARDI’S 820 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-862-6400, gilardisonwalnut.com. Northern Italian. wner James artin focuses on handmade pasta and fresh ingredients at this charming little Italian restaurant that ma es a wonderful date night spot. on’t miss the amazing meat alls in red wine rosemary cream sauce served over goat cheese polenta. nd e sure to dine in the outdoor seating area that was e panded last year. pen on. at., p.m. $$$ D WIFI M☎

HARUNO JAPANESE SUSHI BAR 3044 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-8870077, harunosushi.com. Japanese. The h y God roll and the e and the City roll are trade mar s here. If simple nigiri is your style, you’ll love the tuna sampler. e sure to venture off the sushi menu and try some of the delecta le entrees as well. on’t miss the i im ap or the fresh mango alape o ahi tuna entree. If you love a spicy ite, ma e sure you try the seafood soup. . on. ri., a.m. p.m., p.m. midnight at., a.m. p.m., p.m. midnight un., a.m. p.m. $$–$$$ L D M K ☎V

HARVEST RESTAURANT 8011 E. State Highway AD, Rogersville. Contemporary American. 417-830-3656. ining at Harvest estaurant is an e peri ence li e none other in land. The owners, Craig and Tamara on oerster, have created a restaurant focused on hyper seasonal, local


DINING GUIDE cuisine. lthough the menu is constantly in flu , Craig is nown for his mushroom risotto and scallop trio. If either of these dishes is on the menu when you vis it Harvest, order them immediately. pen Thu. at., p.m. pen unday for runch, a.m. p.m. $$$ D M ☎

cious to e e cited a out served in a familiar space. The coc tails are delicious, the wine menu is wonder ful and the service is always top notch. pen on. Thu., p.m. ri., p.m. at., p.m. $$$ D M ☎ WIFI K

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3631 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-886-3700, nicolasspringfield.com. Italian. This restaurant serves a delicious sea ass. Try the lumache fresh snails sau teed in garlic utter and a ed with Parmesan cheese. Gluten free pasta and pizza are availa le. The chic en parmigiano is a highlight de nitely worth ordering. The icola’s pizza here is also super tasty, and the des sert menu is impressive. n oy the spacious outdoor patio when the weather permits, or elly up to the ar for happy hour with friends. pen on. at., p.m. close. $$–$$$ D WIFI M ☎

1935 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-886-5466, jimmssteakhouseandpub.com. American steakhouse. We love the tasty stea s here. They are always pre pared perfectly. The stuffed Peppadew peppers are a must try appetizer trust us, you need to taste those things The peppers are stuffed with cream cheese, wrapped in acon and drizzled with a alsamic glaze. nd if you love a good salad ar, Jimm’s has one of the est. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the off menu smothered ri eye for a little decadence. esserts are always a treat here as well. pen unday, a.m. p.m. on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at. a.m. p.m. $$–$$$ L D M ☎ WIFI K

KAI 306 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-832-0077, kaiafterdark.com. Contemporary Japanese and Korean. This lounge li e restaurant in downtown pring eld has fantastic sushi. It has the same owners as Haruno, which is famous for their incredi le rolls so you now it’ll e delicious on’t miss the restaurant’s lac cod or sea ass entrees with delicious wasa i risotto. They are ust as impressive as the sushi rolls There are some great coc tail and appetizer options here as well. Lunch on. ri., a.m. p.m. inner on. Thu., p.m. midnight ri. at., p.m. a.m. $$–$$$ L D M ☎

LA GALETTE BERRICHONNE 143 E. Main St., Fordland, 417-738-2112, rolandparny. com. ind ne rench cuisine ust minutes from pring eld in ordland at La Galette errichonne, nown for multi course dinners events. e sure to chec for upcoming meals and ma e a reservation efore you go. The food is stellar nd so are the pas tries. top y the ad oining and uaint a ery and cafe. The desserts alone are worth the trip, including the cream puffs. eservations recommended for din ner. pen ri. at., a.m. p.m. at., open for dinner. $–$$ B L D ☎

LEVEL 2 STEAKHOUSE The Hilton Branson Convention Center Hotel, 200 E. Main St., Branson, 417-243-3443, level2steakhouse. com. Steakhouse. This ranson restaurant specializes in stea s, ut its gooey utter ca e dessert is gaining a following. Try the ansas City strip stea and the egg noodles with cheese. If you li e to start your meal with greens, the Caesar salad is a must try it comes topped with delicious fried anchovies. lso, don’t miss the fresh Hawaiian ahi tuna served on a Himalayan salt loc delightful on’t sleep on the prime ri dip sandwich, either. pen daily, a.m. p.m., p.m. $$$ B L D WIFI M K

METROPOLITAN GRILL 2931 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-889-4951, metropolitan-grill.com. Eclectic fine dining. nown for its delecta le flash fried spinach, this restaurant spe cializes in stea s and seafood. The salads are always fresh and delicious. nd we love that the menu is always changing, giving us something new and deli

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OCEAN ZEN PACIFIC RIM RESTAURANT 4117 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-889-9596, eatoceanzen.com. Asian fusion. Try Chilean sea ass or the macadamia nut chic en. We particularly love ordering the Hawaii ive sushi roll with seared rare tuna and a pineapple salsa, it’s a tasty com ina tion of savory, sweet, spicy and refreshing. on’t miss the delicious top notch stea s that are on the menu here, too. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. ar closes at p.m. happy hour p.m. and last two hours of operation. $$–$$$ L D M ☎ WIFI K

THE ORDER at the Hotel Vandivort, 305 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-832-1515, theordersgf.com. New American. Step inside the andivort Hotel and turn left for a down town pring eld dining e perience not to e missed. The atmosphere is trendy ut rela ed while the food is an elevated ta e on locally inspired dishes. Try the pring eld style cashew chic en ites, the Hurts onut read pudding or any of the e cellent entrees. or runch, try one of the creative ta es on eggs enedict. pen for dinner on. at. p.m., un. p.m. runch at. un. a.m. p.m. ar open dai ly p.m. close. $$–$$$ D M V ☎ K WIFI

OSAGE RESTAURANT at Top of the Rock, 150 Top of the Rock Road, Ridgedale, 1-800-225-6343, topoftherock.com. American. Ta e in eautiful views from the dining room at sage estaurant, located at Top of the oc , and en oy ne dining that includes stea s and roasted chic en. The fried chic en is stellar, and the coc tails menu always offers created and delicious options. ownstairs is the nd of the Trail wine cellar with a wine tasting ar and whis ey room. eservations are recommended. pen Tue. at., p.m. Wine cellar and uffalo ar open later. runch served un., a.m. p.m. $$$ BD KM☎

THE OZARK MILL RESTAURANT at Finley Farms, 802 Finley Farms Lane, Ozark, 417-2106644, finleyfarmsmo.com. Farm-to-table. Inside the eautifully restored zar ill, you can order upscale farm to ta le meals that are made with ingredients grown right at inley arms or produced in their on site apiary. on’t miss the incredi le risotto fritters ap petizer made with articho e, sausage, mozzarella and served over a pic led pepper aioli. pen Weds. un. a.m. p.m. $$–$$$ L D M K G.C

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PROGRESS 2144 E. Republic Road, B101, 417-799-9388, springfieldprogress.com. New American. oasted cauliflower, eautifully prepared seafood, dry aged stea s and lots of delicious and veggie forward dishes lead the way at Progress where they encourage you to come as you are. on’t miss out on a tasty runch every wee end, too. The menu changes with the seasons, and it always includes a new carrot dish that creates flavors you never new you could e perience with that hum le orange vegeta le. The ever changing coc tail is menu is nown for its well alanced drin s that pair perfectly with your meal. Lunch Tues. ri. a.m. p.m. to go only , dinner Tues. at. p.m., runch at. un. a.m. p.m.$–$$ L D WIFI M

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2150 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-720-1708. etropolitan Grill owner Pat uran has a treat for long time fans a throw ac concept that rings ac decades of old etropolitan Grill favorites. The aptly named etro etro serves some of etropolitan’s greatest hits, including flash fried spinach, Coco Pasta and etro tea . or those who choose to dine in, the space is dec ed out in old etropolitan Grill decor designed to ma e you feel li e you’re stepping ac in time. pen Tues. at. p.m. $$$ D WIFI

We love the urger that is topped with ranch dressing and fried pic les. or an appetizer, dig into a plate of fried green eans or spicy cheese curds. Hours vary y location. $ L D K

BEST OF LUCK BEER HALL 313-B S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield; 417-522-9009; bestofluckbeerhall.com. American. This downtown eer hall com ines ac yard charm with iller food and more eers than you can count. If suds aren’t your thing, try a seasonal coc tail or one of the draft al coholic punches. The e tensive food menu includes flavor spins on coo out favorites, li e uicy cheddar wurst rats, salty shoestring fries with dipping sauces, and imchi spi ed fried chic en sammies. pen Tue. Thu., a.m. midnight ri. at., a.m. a.m. runch at. un., a.m. p.m. $$ B L D

BIG WHISKEY’S Several 417-land locations, bigwhiskeys.com. American. pring eld’s go to for uffalo chic en dip, urgers and the staple pu foods has locations spreading throughout the idwest. ans rave a out the spin dip too a cheesy concoction with spinach and a little it of heat. on’t miss the ever popular urgers, in cluding the pretzel urger with horseradish aioli, a con and cheddar. Hours vary y location. s a out runch service. $$ B L D

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ANDY B’S ENTERTAINMENT CENTER 1127 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-883-1234; 405 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-213-8631; bowlandybs.com. American fare. This is a great spot for a full night of fun plus food all in one uilding. The restaurant at ndy ’s ntertainment Center offers lane side food service and a menu full of hearty, tasty fare li e urgers, pizzas, pasta and more. onus pring eld open un. Thu., a.m. midnight ri. at., a.m. ranson open on. Thu., noon p.m. ri., noon p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D M K

AVIARY BY LAVENDER FALLS 2144 E. Republic Road, Suite E120, Springfield, 417881-9736; aviarycafe.com. Crepes and bistro fare. This spot has long een nown for eing one of the few places in the area to get freshly prepared crepes which you can nd there in oth savory and sweet varieties. ut there’s so much more esides crepes. There are also eautiful salads and delicious entrees that have a little it of rench flair. e sure to try dishes infused with Lavender alls flavors, li e the lavender honey and goat cheese appetizer that is served with crisp crostini and fresh erries. ou can also uy some Lavender alls products, li e lavender simple syrup, at the restaurant. pen on. Thu. a.m. p.m. and p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m. and p.m. un. a.m. p.m. $–$$ B L D ☎ K Cannoli Creamcake Missouri Mike’s BBQ

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BAIR’S SPORTS GRILL 3821 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-368-5919; 631 S. Kimbrough Ave., Springfield, 417-866-2700; 1644 Highway 60 East, Republic, 417-732-5077; 701 N. McCroskey St., Suite 1, Nixa, 417-725-3777; bairsburgers.com. American. There are appetizers and urgers on the menu at air’s, plus plenty of non urger sandwiches, great chic en wings and salads.

15038 Business Highway 13, Branson West, 417-7731985, vcellars.com. Bistro fare. This restaurant is off the eaten path and offers a stellar selection of wine, a tasty lunch menu and a seasonal monthly dinner menu. ummy sandwiches ll the lunch menu, li e the super tasty teph sandwich. It features a cia atta roll that is topped with roasted chic en, Gorgonzola cheese, g am and acon for a wonderful salty and sweet flavor pro le. lso e sure to chec out the riday night dinners. pen Tue. at., a.m p.m. ri., p.m. $ L D WIFI

BLACK OAK GRILL 601 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-239-0063, blackoakgrill.com. American. isit this tasty, casual spot while you’re spending the day shopping and strolling around at ranson Landing. n the menu here are classically pleasing flavors, li e the acon cheese urger topped with a fried egg and served on a rioche un and meatloaf. We also love the seared ahi tuna salad. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D K M

BLACK SHEEP BURGERS & SHAKES 209 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-319-5905; 2160 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield, 417-368-0227; 2420 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-351-3595; blaaacksheep.com. Burgers. Chow down on the Good ogi two grass fed patties are topped with white cheddar, lettuce, onion, pic le and aaad sauce house made Thousand Island dressing. egetarian lac heep has you covered with its Hippy Jen. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. midnight un., a.m. p.m. $ L D M

BLACKSTONE GASTROPUB 1521 E. Broadway St., Joplin, 417-553-0665. Gastropub. amien Tiregol of Cra y’s eafood ar Grill now has another Joplin eatery. lac stone Gastropu features hand crafted coc tails and

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 C arifie Is an Mi P nc at Go en Gir R C (137 Park Central Square, Springfield) is a new favorite. It’s spiced, fun y and rich, with Jamaican rums, lac tea, lemon, pineapple and a ing spices, then fat washed with mil , clari ed and topped with fresh nutmeg.

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We are loving the Mer ai Bo at Cra t s i (1252 E Sunshine St, Springfield). i ed greens and white rice are topped with with fresh tuna, s uid salad, pic led ginger, carrots, cucum er, edamame and avocado plus spicy orean sauce, sweet soy sauce, sriracha mayo and sesame seeds.

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The ar ec e or an i at Ba ietna ese C isine (1338 East Battlefield Rd, Springfield) is loaded pic led carrots and radish, pate and more on a crispy aguette and nished with fresh cilantro and alape os.

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The Bro ne B tter Pecan Ice Crea at T e Co ege Crea er at The eeter Cen ter at the College of the zar s (1 Opportunity Ave, Point Lookout) is a traditional flavor using

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The Cr C assic Gri e C eese at Dr s (331 Park Central East, Springfield) is the perfect lend of cheeses cheddar, gouda and col y all on sourdough read and grilled to a warm, uttery crisp perfection.

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The Ri e B rger at O B P ic Ho se (319 E Walnut St, Springfield) features two grid dle smashed urgers with sharp cheddar cheese, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomato and acon.

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The Pi ento C eese Mac a a at MO C ic en rie c ic en oo tr c from ugar re mo e house (1730 E Republic Rd, Springfield) is the per fect side for the ultimate fried chic en sandwich.

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DINING GUIDE eers on tap alongside some great loo ing eats li e the crispy fried chic en, grilled salmon on a ed of gnocchi. pen Weds. at. a.m. p.m. un. a.m. p.m. on. a.m. p.m. $ $ L D

CAFE CUSCO 234 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-868-8088, cafecusco.com. Peruvian. This menu is pac ed with fun and une pected dishes that are inspired y the cuisine of Peru and the ndes ountains. few standouts the lac ean uinoa urger with avocado spread, the Lomo altado, and a host of delicious entrees. nything that includes the ceviche is a sure et. ou can get it as an appetizer, or as a taco lling. ou can even order the Leche de Tigre appetizer to get your ceviche it is a shot of ceviche uice with hot sauce and a chilled shrimp chaser. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ L D M WIFI

CHERRY PICKER PACKAGE + FARE 601 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, 417-986-5800. Cafe fare. What do you get when you com ine a coffee shop, ar, cafe and li uor store Cherry Pic er Pac age are. small selection of sandwiches, soups and sal ads is served daily. We’re ig fans of the To rie or ot to rie an rtisan ven aguette topped with salted utter spread, thinly sliced ham, apricot preserves and a slice of rie. fter your meal, order an adult everage at the ar or pic up a ottle of wine to en oy at home. In the mornings, the coffee drin s are always well done, and for dessert you can gra a slice of Prairie Pie. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. mid night. $ B L D

CIVIL KITCHEN & TAP 107 and 222 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-5018456, civilkitchenandtap.com. Bar fare. With eers on tap and chic en and wa es on the menu, it is easy to see the appeal of this rustic ut comforta le restaurant and ar. pecializing in upscale comfort food, Civil itchen and Tap draws inspo from outhern and idwestern staples. pen Tue. at., a.m. a.m. un., a.m. midnight $ B L D M ☎

CLUB 609 609 S. Main St., Joplin, 417-623-6090. Casual fine dining. The menu is large at this Joplin mainstay, and it offers everything from sandwiches to delicious stea s. There is a wide variety of entree salads, and soups are made fresh every day. They also have a iller happy hour. The itchen is open un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. ar is open till close. $$ L D K☎

DERBY DELI 2023 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-883-4066. Cafe fare. Located inside rown er y International Wine Center, this eatery features sandwiches, salads, a variety of cheese plates and salami plates, a hummus oard and more. We love the artin’s salad, topped with oven roasted chic en, or the Local Goat salad topped with a scoop of chic en salad. pen Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. for lunch, Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. for small plates at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

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Ta le oc La e. or an appetizer, the smo ed trout is fantastic, and so is the corn read topped with crac ed pepper maple utter and smo ed acon. The entrees change with the season and are always the perfect lend of rustic and upscale. or runch, try the ohnny ca es with fried green tomatoes for something with a southern flair, or the acai and chia smoothie owl for something a little trendier. runch on undays. pen daily for rea fast, a.m. lunch, a.m. p.m. dinner, p.m. $$–$$$ B L D WIFI K M ☎ high season

DOBYNS DINING ROOM 1 Opportunity Ave., Point Lookout, 417-690-2146, keetercenter.edu. American. he smo ed tomato soup is noc your soc s off delicious. College of the zar s students grow produce and raise meat to use in the restaurant, so the menu has a very farm to ta le ual ity. Try the hic ory smo ed prime ri Thursday through aturday. on’t miss the chocolate co ler for dessert. The eeter Center also has a creamery that offers up some delightful homemade ice creams and sor ets. runch on undays. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ B L D WIFI K M ☎

DOGWOOD CANYON RESTAURANT 2038 W. State Highway 86, Lampe, 800-225-6343, dogwoodcanyon.org. American. Located on the grounds of the sprawling, spectacular ogwood Canyon nature preserve, the Canyon Grill estaurant oozes rustic ele gance and oasts a menu inspired y its earthy sur roundings. Try the LT made with delicate seared trout ca es and plenty of thic cut acon. We also loved the margarita made with te uila infused with spicy pep pers. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D M

DOWNING STREET POUR HOUSE 24 Downing St, Hollister, 417-320-6106; dspourhouse. com. erving elevated ar food and creative, hearty entrees, owning treet Pour House is the rain child of the award winning ar ecue slingers who own Gettin’ asted. on’t miss the urgers. pen in Hollister on. Thu. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m., un. a.m. p.m. pen in pring eld un. Thu. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m. $– $ $ L D WIFI K

EBBETS FIELD 1027 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-865-5050, ebbetssgf.com. American. nder new management, this classic pring eld spot open since has gotten a facelift and menu update. Try the ird on a at at tered and fried chic en onions and pic les served on a stic with dipping sauce. The urgers are incredi le too ou can uild your own or try one of the four menu urgers. We’re partial to the t. Louis lac lues urger with Ca un style acon, leu cheese, pepper ac cheese and veggies. pen Tues. un. a.m. ar close. $–$$ L D K

FARMERS GASTROPUB 2620 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-864-6994, farmersgastropub.com. Contemporary British and American. The menu here features locally sourced ingredients wherever possi le and changes regularly. The entrees are well priced and satisfying, li e the cotch eggs and the chic en chop salad arugula, ale, ca age, lue cheese, oiled egg, pump in seeds, uttermil dressing . There’s also a great selection of eer, and the urgers and sh and chips are always

delicious. n a nice day, sit outside on the patio. runch aturdays and undays. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. p.m. rea fast served on. ri., a.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ B L D M ☎ WIFI K

FIRE & ICE 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-866-5253, oasisfireandice.com. Global cuisine. This spot located inside amada asis Hotel Convention Center spe cializes in dry aged stea s and certi ed ngus eef and has a delicious menu that changes with the sea sons. it at the ar for a uni ue e perience ou can watch coo s in the open itchen while resting your drin on the ice ar. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ L D M ☎ WIFI K

GUY FIERI’S BRANSON KITCHEN & BAR 100 Branson Landing Blvd., Suite 1111, Branson, guysbranson.com. American. Come to eat over the top dishes created y the “ ayor of lavortown.”. ll the dishes have a little touch of something une pected, li e urget topped with macaroni and cheese, the nachos pulled por and ar ecue sauce, or the c e topped with whis ey caramel. pen un. Thu. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m. $$ L D K

HACKETT HOT WINGS 520 S. Main St., Joplin, 417-625-1333, hacketthotwings. com. American. Sometimes the only thing that will sat isfy your cravings is a ig plate of some seriously good chic en wings. The wings at Hac ett Hot Wings are fantastic and we’ve heard rave reviews from readers and staffers ali e. There are hot wing flavors, ut we’re partial to the delicious hot and honey sauce and the tasty house dry ru . pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D K

HICKORY GROVE CAFE 206 Main St., Crane, 417-723-0213. Homestyle American. This little spot located in Crane specializes in homestyle coo ing, fresh homemade desserts and daily specials. on’t miss the acon ranch urger, a tall and luscious urger topped with a fat fried onion ring. pen on., a.m. p.m. Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L D

HOT CLUCKERS 1450 E. Sunshine St., Springfield; 417-882-5825, facebook.com/hotcluckers. Southern. or ic in chic en that’ll ma e your nose run and your row sweat, head to Hot Cluc ers. erving ashville style hot chic en, this counter service oint rings flavors of Tennessee to pring eld. Chee y spice levels allow you to cus tomize your mouth urning e perience we’re partial to Hot othercluc er. pen daily a.m. p.m. $–$$ LD K

HOULIHAN’S 2431 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-862-7777; 2110 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-883-3434; houlihans.com. American. The sh tacos and urgers are fantastic, and we love the enormous nachos appe tizer along with the vast salad selection. Gra some friends and share a few of the small plates. When the weather is nice, e sure to gra a ta le on the patio, where you can gather around a re pit. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. midnight un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D M WIFI K


HY EE MAR ET GRILLE 1720 Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-881-8224, marketgrille.hy-vee.com. American. on’t sleep on this restaurant serving merican fare ad acent to the gro cery store of the same name. They run constant spe cials, from half price sushi and wine on Wednesdays to off ar drin s and appetizers on ondays. or the iddos, meals are free every wee on Tuesday, too. pen daily, a.m. p.m., ar opens at a.m. $–$$ B L D M WIFI K

LA HABANA VIEJA 220 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-771-5723, la-habana-vieja.com. Cuban. ind great mo itos and a menu full of Cu an fare at this Commercial treet eatery. Try the ropa vie a, Cu a’s national dish of eef ris et, rice and veggies. pen on. at. a.m. p.m. and p.m. $$–$$$ L D

NEARLY FAMOUS DELI & PASTA HOUSE 2708 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-883-3403, nearlyfamous.net. Deli and Italian. egulars love the wee ly specials egg salad on ridays, pear sand wiches on Thursdays and more. The tomato soup is fantastic, and it goes well with ust a out any sand wich at this friendly spot. It’s hopping at lunchtime, and the dinner hours offer a menu lled with tasty pasta dishes. They’re a good stop for a wee end runch as well. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $$ B LD KM

PAULA DEEN’S FAMILY KITCHEN 545 Branson Landing, Branson, 417-320-5127, pauladeensfamilykitchen.com. Southern. eals are served family style at this spot, where you pic a pac age named for a southern city li e The avannah and construct a sharea le meal from ri stic ing entree options li e pot roast, chic en and dumplings and fried cat sh. Get the anana pudding for dessert pen daily a.m. p.m. $$ L D K

RED ONION CAFÉ 204 E. Fourth St., Joplin, 417-623-1004, redonioncafe. com. American/Italian. The Tu edo Chic en is a cus tomer favorite. iners also love the acon wrapped shrimp, the lac ened tuna sandwich or ave’s fried chic en salad. Try the LT . The stands for avo cado... yum Live entertainment every third Thursday. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D WIFI K

ROSIE JO’S CAFE 1711 S. 15th St., Ozark, 417-581-6047. American. This place is a very popular hangout at rea fast time with great daily specials, and it also has great homemade pies, including surprising ones li e goose erry. The fried chic en is delicious at this eatery, and so are the fried dill pic les and the onion rings. asically, if it’s fried at osie Jo’s, you now it’s going to e delicious. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $

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SPLIT SOCIAL KITCHEN 3027 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-755-7155, splitspringfield.com. American. Come for creative and eautifully prepared sharea les, li e urrata with tru e pesto, that are served a teeny restaurant space that pac s a lot of good vi es. We love the amazing macaroni and cheese get fried chic en with it as your optional protein . pen Tues. ri. a.m. p.m., at. a.m. p.m., un. a.m. p.m. $$ B L D

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ST. MICHAEL’S SPORTS BAR & GRILLE 301 South Ave., Springfield, 417-865-2315. American. The urgers are top notch, and the huge salads topped with deliciously seasoned grilled chic en reast are a favorite try the one with spicy Ca un chic en yum . Come hungry enough to order dessert ecause the ca es are stellar. ur favorite is the dreamy anana ca e nothing can eat it . pen on. Wed., a.m. p.m. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D K ☎

THAT LEBANESE PLACE 338 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-536-6677. Lebanese. The i eh is fantastic if you li e her a ceous eats, and any of the delicious and meaty e a s is a great choice. We love the stuffed grape leaves appetizer, served with a delicious tahini dipping sauce. The falafel musha al sandwich is great too, with falafel, a a ghanou , fries, fresh veggies, pic led turnips and tahini. pen Tue. at., a.m. p.m. $ $$ L D

VAN GOGH’S EETERIE 334 E. Commercial St., 417-344-0085, vangoghseeterie. com. Indo-Dutch. utch panca es, chic en witlof and other Indo utch and utch inspired cuisine popu late the menu at this Commercial treet hotspot from Joe Gidman of Cafe Cusco. We love the panca es especially the arm ear uvers topped with goat cheese, apples, honey, arugula and thyme. or some thing pac ed with veggies, the Liza’s tamppot entree is perfect. pen Tue. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ B L D ☎

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BUCKINGHAM’S SMOKEHOUSE BBQ 2002 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-886-9979, buckinghambbq.com. iners love the ri s and the urnt ends at this classic ar ecue eatery. We can’t get enough of the iller smo ed salmon topped with horseradish sauce. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI K

CITY BUTCHER & BARBECUE 3650 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-720-1113, citybutchersgf.com. Come early ecause this Te as style ar ecue spot, where the meat is smo ed in small atches for optimal freshness, is nown to sell out. iller ris et, pulled por and other favorites are sold rst come, rst served with a few simple ut delicious side dish options. pen daily a.m. until sold out. $–$$ L D M

CROSSTOWN BBQ 1331 E. Division St., Springfield, 417-862-4646. Try the ri s or the ris et. The ig Pappa inner is a signature dish, and it features tons of meat including ri s, ris et and hot lin s. nother customer favorite even though it’s not ar ecue is the always tasty and oh so crispy fried cat sh pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D ☎ K

GETTIN’ BASTED 3242 S. Stewart Ave., Springfield; 2845 W. Highway 76, Branson; 606 W. Mount Vernon St., Nixa; gettinbasted.

com. Come here for award winning ar ecue in all your favorite varieties ris et, ri s, pulled por and more. The seven wagyu urgers on the menu are fully loaded, and the apps game is strong with homemade pimento cheese, ar ecue nachos and more. pen un. Thurs. a.m. p.m. ri. at. a.m. p.m.. $–$$ L D K

HARD KNOX BBQ 2931 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-720-4811, hardknoxbbq.com. Crispy por elly, ery alape o sau sage, urnt ends and addicting potato salad are some of the menu highlights at Hard no . The eatery was opened y Pat uran, owner of etropolitan Grill, and he turned his champion ar ecue team into a ric and mortar restaurant. pen Tue. at., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

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MISSOURI MIKE’S BBQ & MORE 2833 W. Chestnut Expy., Springfield, 417-771-5018, momikesbbq.com. In additional to very well done clas sic ar ecue options ris et, urnt ends, pulled por , you can also get a handful of great sandwiches. The


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PAPPY’S PLACE 943 N. Main Ave., Springfield, 417-866-8744. e sure not to miss the por spare ri s with Pappy’s ar e cue sauce or the ar ecue nachos at this long run ning pring eld institution. tra per We’ve heard people say that Pappy’s sells the very coldest eer in town. The restaurant’s daily specials are delicious, too. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

WHOLE HOG CAFÉ 224 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-868-0042; 2731 N. Glenstone Ave, Springfield, 417-720-4759 wholehogsgf.com. Customers love the pulled por sandwich. There’s a delicious sauce for every taste ud at this eatery, and we love the e tra indulgent potato salad it is among the est we’ve ever tried . on’t miss the ar ecue nachos. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D M ☎ WIFI K

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a eloved rea fast hotspot for ages. The zar spot and has ecome ust as popular. Come for massive panca es and other rea fast fare. The zar location serves dinner on the wee ends. ranson open daily a.m. p.m. zar open daily a.m. p.m. and ri. at. a.m. p.m. $ B L D

THE BRUNCHEONETTE 424 N. Main St., Joplin, 417-781-3447, thebruncheonette.net. We love the creative ta es on eggs enedict that we’ve found at The runcheonette, whose menu changes wee ly ut is always interesting. on’t miss your chance to order a plate of poutine, hand cut fries topped with gravy, shredded cheese and a poached egg. This restaurant is small ut mighty, and it’s worth the wait for a ta le. pen Wed. ri., a.m. p.m. at. un., a.m. until supplies run out. $ B L

EARLY BIRD BREAKFAST PUB 1717 E. Cherokee St., Springfield, 417-885-8088. This spot serves up creative rea fast fare and has a full service ar churning out rea fast margaritas and the il . onus Those rea fast margs are made with orange marmalade for a nod to the day’s rst meal. on’t miss the tacos, traditional rea fast fare, sand wiches and more. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L

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207 Park Central East, Springfield, 417-569-6702, 417europeancafe.com. long with coffee drin s, this little a ery serves up lovely croissants, eautiful

desserts, perfect pastries and more. ou can even nd some savory pastries, li e the acon, egg and goat cheese tart. Their macarons are to die for, and the pretty little mousse ca es are almost too lovely to eat. We love the uiche here as well. pen on. Thurs., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ WIFI

FIRST WATCH 2946 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-889-0601; 3103 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-633-7094; firstwatch.com. Go traditional with a plate piled with crispy acon, eggs and toast. r order something more creative. t irst Watch you can nd rea fast power owls li e the one lled with uinoa, sausage, mushrooms, tomatoes, ale and eggs , lemon ricotta panca es, avocado toast, a superfood owl with chia pudding and fruit and lots more. on’t miss the lunch treats, too. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $ B L K

GAILEY’S BREAKFAST CAFÉ 220 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-866-5500. The sweet potato hash rowns are super delish here, and we highly recommend ordering them in place of the traditional hash rowns. We also love The ear Hug iscuits and gravy, choice of meat, two eggs and either hash rowns or sweet rowns. If you’re feeling a little ritish, try The ull onty. Gailey’s is nown for rea fast, ut the restaurant also has a tasty lunch menu. rea fast and lunch are served all day. pen un. Tues., a.m. p.m., Wed. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L WIFI K

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MORNING DAY CAFE 101 S. Main St., Nixa; 417-494-5055. facebook.com/ MDCNixa. owntown i a gets its morning olt than s to orning ay Cafe, a cozy, eclectic space right on the main drag. There’s plenty to love on the e tensive menu. or the sweet tooth, try the mu n platter with a tender, sweet mu n trio. Classic rea fast fare lls the menu, ut fun surprises include dishes the acon, with an insanely addictive carmelized Gouda potato ca e and a hashtag of acon. If rea fast fare isn’t your am, chec out the lunch entrees. They are ust as tasty. pen a.m. p.m. daily. $$ B L WIFI K

RISE 105 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-691-6088, 417rise.com. This spot is the rainchild of the same people who own uropean Cafe. The large and varied menu is inventive and super ly e ecuted, with clever dishes li e pavlova inspired rench toast, a lava in spired elgian wa ees, oth sweet and savory rice pudding meals, nourishing grain owls, rea fast sandwiches from classic to creative and so much more. Treat yourself to a rea fast coc tail and a plate of creamed eggs topped with smo ed salmon. It’s an awesome way to runch. pen on.. ri. a.m. p.m. at. un. a.m. p.m.. $ B L WIFI

VILLAGE INN FAMILY RESTAURANT Multiple 417-land locations, villageinn.com. Try the rea fast s illets, eggs enedict and, of course, the super tasty pies. We love the crepes and other sweet rea fast offerings, too. t rea fast, you can uild your own meal y pic ing four items from a long list of classic rea fast favorites. We li e pairing eggs with acon, fruit and half of a sweet elgian wa e . nd of course, don’t miss gra ing a slice of pie while you’re there. Hours vary y location. $ B L D WIFI K ☎

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THE GROTTO 301 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-886-9600 gogrotto.com. The menu is accessi le to meat eat ers and vegetarians ali e. The super indulgent warm lue cheese chips are a favorite appetizer. Customers li e the pizzas and the urgers especially the urger topped with lots of tangy lue cheese . ne of our favorites is the grilled salmon sandwich with a side of the sweet and yummy sweet potato fries. The stea salad is delish, too. lso try the lac ean urger with sweet potato fries. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D K

MARKET HOUSE CAFE & BAKE SHOP 113 N. Second St., Ozark, 417-551-4370. ind home made reads and pies and plenty of luscious rea fast and lunch options here. We can’t wait to try The pinacho e omelet with spinach, articho e hearts, mushrooms, alamata olives, mozzarella cheese and homemade Gree seasoning. The assau Grits sound incredi le too. Lunch offers sandwiches, urgers, soups and salads. When they are offering fried green tomatoes, ma e sure you snatch some pen Tue. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L

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TEA BAR & BITES 621 S. Pickwick Ave., 417-866-7500, teabarandbites. com. verything we’ve tasted at Tea ar ites has een fantastic. Try the curry chic en salad or the yummy uiche with eautiful, fla y crust. We love any of the menu items that have a editerranean flair. The menu features plenty of vegan, vegetarian and glu ten free options. There are tasty a ed goods too, li e giant caramel rolls. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L D

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BIG EASY GRILL 3641 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-832-0040. The am alaya is fantastic, and we li e to order it e tra spicy. The oyster po’ oys are customer favorites, and the oudin Ca un sausage alls are not to e missed. Try mi and match dishes to create a meal full of your favorite Ca un flavors you can order a side of red eans and rice with a po’ oy, for e ample . pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D K

BOURBON & BEALE 2639 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, 417-268-7266. Cajun, Creole and Memphis barbecue. eals are hearty and comforting at this casual spot that serves a mi of Ca un and Creole favorites li e craw sh etouffee and emphis ar ecue li e some seriously good ris et along with typical merican fare that has a Ca un twist. Try the Ca un Pasta Jam alaya with shrimp, chic en, andouille and Creole spiced lfredo sauce over penne pasta. pen daily a.m. p.m. $$ L D WIFI

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5 SPICE CHINA GRILL 2058 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-799-0215. A modern ta e on Chinese food. iners love the General chic en, the sweet and crunchy cra angoon and the mango chic en. We really love the alapeno asil dishes too. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ $$ L D K M ☎

BAO BAO CHINESE BISTRO 2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite A104, Springfield, 417877-7505. Chinese food fans, this is a must try spot for you. We ust eep hearing rave reviews a out ao ao Chinese istro. This little spot in Chester eld illage has a chef who used to own a restaurant in hanghai, so there are several authentic items on the menu. Try the salt and pepper por or the iaozi dumplings. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

CORNER 21 1369 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-766-6630, corner21us.com. This restaurant offers a large variety of authentic Chinese dishes, including several ichuan

style meals. ou’ll even nd dishes that aren’t com mon on local Chinese restaurant menus, such as raised por elly with rice noodles, ri eye and eno i mushrooms in a curry roth, crispy fried pump in, spicy ichuan sh and so much more. We loved ev erything we tried on a recent visit, especially the lam cumin and the ichuan shrimp. pen Tues. Thurs. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m., un. a.m. p.m. $ L D

HONG KONG INN RESTAURANT 1632 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-881-1113; 1645 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-866-3382; 1520 W. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-881-8008; 761 N. 17th St., Ozark, 417-581-2539. This spot serves typical Chinese favorites and tasty egg rolls. The zechuan chic en is a favorite and pac s uite a spicy punch. The cashew chic en is a longtime customer favorite. Hours vary y store lunch and dinner daily at all loca tions. $ L D K

LEONG’S ASIAN DINER 1540 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-887-7500. The Leong family serves its original cashew chic en at this tasty eatery, among lots of other yummy stuff. The cra angoon are especially delicious here, and we li e to dip them in the old and spicy mustard sauce. The egg rolls are a classic, made from scratch with a peanut utter flair. The General Tso’s chic en has a rich and spicy sauce and lots of veggies. The sig nature dishes are great, ut e sure to eep an eye out for new items, as they change up their menu a couple times a year. pen on. Thu. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m., un. a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D WIFI K

LUCY’S CHINESE FOOD Several 417-land locations, lucyschinesefood.com. on’t miss the cashew chic en com o special that gets you an entree, a side and fried rice for an incred i le price. We li e the sweet and sour chic en here. ut if you’d rather eat something mega spicy than something fried, order the hot chic en. It’ll have you reaching for your water glass with every ite. We love the ids meals here, too. They are the perfect little por tion of tiny diners, plus they come with a spring roll, a cra rangoon and a drin . Hours vary y location and season. $ L D

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ARCHITECT COFFEE 1604 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-771-5030, architectcoffeeco.com. This Instagram chic coffee shop on pring eld’s south side offers a right and cozy at mosphere with warm drin s and hearty food, to oot. The rea fast urritos are stellar and so lling. We love the seasonal drin s that change every so often, especially when they offer some version of a refresh ing espresso tonic. o good on’t s ip the sandwiches or salads for lunch served all night . We also love this spot ecause it’s hopping, and we always run into a friend when we visit. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L M WIFI

B2 CAFE 2804 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-883-5748, go2b2.com. This spot serves up delicious coffee drin s


DINING GUIDE along with fresh smoothies and uices plus a small menu of healthy fare. In the morning, try homemade granola. or lunch, choose from uiche, soups, salads and more. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L WIFI

BIG MOMMA’S COFFEE & ESPRESSO BAR 217 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-865-9911; bigmommascoffee.com. This spot offers coffee, espresso and lended frappes. ut there is more on the menu than ust drin s. e sure to try the super delicious sandwiches that are served here, too. The Juliette is one of our favorite sandwiches from ig omma’s with apples, provolone and creamy spreads . pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D M WIFI

THE BLACK LAB COFFEE CO. 545 E. Elm St., Republic, 417-647-5125, facebook.com/ theblacklabllc 300 W. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417942-7881, facebook.com/BlackLabDowntown; 3541 S. Lone Pine Ave, Springfield. This casually canine inspired coffee stop is epu lic’s place to e for a piping hot la uccino, and their second location in pring eld serves all the same pup inspired menu items. Try the lac La , which includes toffee nut and chocolate, or the Goldendoodle, a signature com ination of cara mel and rown sugar. ips aren’t the only draw here, either. The shop serves full lunch and rea fast menus too. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L V WIFI

CLASSIC ROCK COFFEE 1900 W. Sunset St., Springfield, 417-881-7625, classicrockcoffee.com; 535 W. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-771-5143, classicrockcoffeedowntown.com. This coffee shop offers espresso drin s with roc n’ roll inspired names. Try the weet motion latte with chocolate and caramel and a hamd and cheese puff pastry rea fast poc et to start your day. pen on. Wed., a.m. p.m. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. midnight at., a.m. midnight. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D V M WIFI

THE COFFEE ETHIC 124 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-866-6645, thecoffeeethic.com. Try the single origin coffee, rewed one cup at a time, or any of the creative and delicious seasonal drin s. The cappuccino is fantastic truly one of the est we’ve ever had , and the shop also serves wine, craft eers on draft and a small selection of uality li uors. We love the ottled lattes too. The food game here is strong too, with loaded oatmeal, freshly a ed mu ns and other drool worthy fare. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ WIFI

COUNTRY GIRLS ESPRESSO 3650 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-887-7777, facebook.com/countrygirlsespresso. side from all of the delicious coffee drin s, the real must try item here is the authentic Cu an sandwich, served pressed on Cu an read. Country Girls’ signature is its Cafe Con Leche with scalded mil . We also love the guava pas try, a huge treat that costs less than . pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI K

DANCING MULE COFFEE COMPANY 1945 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-883-5114, dancingmulecoffee.com. The mochas are great here chocolatey ut not too sweet. ancing ule also does

a really good authentic cappuccino that’s made ust right. Try the Peanut utter andango rappe if you’re in the mood for something a little more fun y, and if you’re on the run, swing through the drive thru. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B WIFI

EURASIA COFFEE & TEA CULTURE CAFE 445 E. Commercial St., 417-720-1949, culturecstreet. com. This coffee roaster with a mission also serves some tasty fare in its Culture Cafe. In addition to carefully crafted cups of coffee and Tur ish coffee , there’s a eggie aan’wich made with chic pea mash, carrots and pic led onions. it’s one of our favorite lunches. We love orderig a latte and adding rosewa ter and honey. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D M WIFI

KINGDOM COFFEE 211 S. Market Ave., Suite 100, Springfield, 417-3501234; 2896 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield; kingdomsgf. com. The coffee menu here features all your favorite classic espresso drin s, li e cappuccinos, macchiattos, mochas and more. We love the classic cortado the most, and the not too sweet and super creamy iced matcha latte is truly delicious. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI

MUDHOUSE COFFEE 323 South Ave. Suite B, Springfield, 417-832-1720, mudhousecoffee.com. The coffee is always fantas tic here, and udhouse also offers a wide variety of loose leaf teas. The mu ns here are huge and deli cious ma e sure you try the one with erries it’s our favorite . ou can also order daily fresh soups and cre ate your own sandwiches.. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI

THE PRESS COFFEE & JUICE BAR 2710 S Glenstone Ave, Springfield, 417-771-5950.. This whole foods cafe offers organic dishes with ingredi ents from local mar et vendors. Juices are organic and cold pressed. The real draw here is the e ican orean fusion menu, featuring gogi nachos, imchi fried rice and street tacos. The gogi uesadilla with imchi is our favorite we li e to order it with tofu and e tra go i sauce on the side for dipping every single crispy ite of our uesadilla. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI

ROOTS COFFEE BAR 1645 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-877-6889, facebook.com/rootscoffeebar. Gra a cup of oe on the go or stay awhile and order a rea fast sandwich at this versatile coffee shop. e sure not to miss the mash rown a fried egg, cheese and hash rown sandwich topped with sausage, house made ris et or pecan smo ed shoulder acon and served on a potato un. pen Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. at. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI

THE WORKSHOP AT FINLEY FARMS 840 Finley Farms Lane, Ozark, 417-210-6690, finleyfarmsmo.com. The Wor shop is a coffee shop and gathering space. The menu includes classic coffee and tea offerings plus super sized suped up toasts the avocado toast is fully loaded and fully delicious . Loo for hand crafted coc tails, eer and wine as well, and come to the space for hands on wor shop classes. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ B L WIFI

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J. PARRINO’S QUEEN CITY DELI 1647 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-887-1148, queencitydeli.com. This spot serves up pasta, soups, salads and some super delicious sandwiches. on’t miss The urnes eef tenderloin on garlic read or the Italian eef sandwiches order them wet to get plenty of luscious us . ou can’t go wrong with the pastrami sandwich that’s incredi ly meaty piled high ust li e they do it in ew or City delis. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

SECRET SANDWICH SHOP 208 W. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-685-9682, secretsandwichsgf.com. This little spot started out inside weet oy’s eigh orhood ar and has now found a home of its own on c aniel treet. This spot slings some seriously good sammies. on’t miss the ur ano, made with mo o por , house made terrine, ham, swiss and spicy giardiniera. The eat all su is crazy good too, and you should eep an eye out for get them while you can specials that are always creative and delish. $ L D

THE SUB SHOP 1721 E. Seminole St., Springfield, 417-887-3804; 456 W. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-831-8077. The ighter Pilot sandwich comes fully loaded with salami, pepperoni, cheese, anana peppers, lettuce and su sauce. e sure to try the sandwich specials also nown as the secret sandwiches they are always cre ative and delish. Hit an T on the way there, ecause The u hop is cash only. eminole treet location open on. ri., a.m. p.m. West c aniel treet location open on. ri., a.m. p.m. $ L

TROPICAL SMOOTHIE CAFÉ 3811 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-887-6600; 3645 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-719-4486; 1971 E. Independence St., Springfield, 417-350-1273; tropicalsmoothiecafe.com. Lunches are light and pretty guilt free. Gra a tur ey acon ranch sandwich or a wrap. ides incldue a tasty street corn and some sweet yet healthful maple roasted sweet potatoes. nd of course, don’t miss those tasty smoothies. They come in ust a out every flavor you can thin of, ut we’re partial to the one with erries and oats. ids eat free on wee ends. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI K

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ANDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD Multiple 417-land locations, eatandys.com. on’t miss the rotating seasonal toppings our staffers love the ey lime pie and lac erry in the summer, and the apple pie and pump in pie in the fall . Try the zar s Turtle sundae a classic concoction with caramel, hot fudge and toasty pecans . r order your own creation. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. midnight. $

HURTS DONUT 320 Park Central West, Springfield, 417-719-4119; 1111 E. Republic Road, Suite 164, Springfield, 417-7557574; wannahurts.com. utside the o toppings cover these super delicious doughnuts, and they are G.C

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LA BOBA CAFE 1601 W. Sunshine St., Suite D, Springfield, 417-7201328 facebook.com/labobacafe. Here you can get o a tea in a huge variety of flavors and formats, from regular tea to mil tea and smoothies. Toppings include lac o a, crystal o a and several flavors of elly and popping o a. ur favorite Tiger mil tea a com ination of Thai tea and asmine tea with ly chee ellies and crystal o a. ou can also get rolled ice cream sundaes here. pen on. Weds. a.m. p.m., Thurs. at. a.m. p.m., un. noon p.m. $ B L WIFI

grilled sando it’s nuts. ruff’s also offers a ro ust runch and rea fast menu. We love the rea fast owls, especially the wipe ight with eggs, hash rowns, alapenos, avocado, acon and cheddar. pen Tue. Wed., a.m. p.m. Thu. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D

RED’S GIANT HAMBURG 2301 W. Sunshine St., Springfield. revival of the oute staple the original ed’s is rumored to e the country’s rst drive through restaurant , this diner serves up as much nostalgia as it does classic urgers. pt for the stac ed high griddle urgers served with fries or onion rings, slurp on a malt or mil sha e, or try out some of the newer gluten free options. Chec out the rea fast menu if you’re up early. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $ B L D K

PRAIRIE PIE 307 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, prairiepie.com. Prairie Pie ma es stellar all utter crust pies in flavors that range from classic to inventive. The caramel apple pie is an elevated ta e on a classic and is uite popular. ny of owner leanor Taylor’s pies made with rhu ar some with cherry, some with straw erry are super . top y the storefront for other offerings as well, such as savory pot pies, coo ies and crazy good mashed potatoes. pen Thurs. un. a.m. p.m. $–$$ L WIFI

SOCIETEA 1653 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-720-4094, facebook.com/societea. u le tea is the name of the game at this authentic spot where the matcha mil tea and the matcha roll ca e are oth must try offerings. Whether you’re a u le tea veteran or loo ing to try something new, this is your place. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ WIFI

ST. GEORGE’S DONUTS 3628 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-881-7515; 3012 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-882-1718; 1415 W. State Highway J, Ozark, 417-425-7885; stgeorgesdonuts.net. Lots of luscious doughnuts are made fresh daily here. We love the glazed lue erry and the oh so fresh chocolate ca e donuts. pen daily, a.m. p.m. ational venue location closed unday zar location closed onday. $ B

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NAWAB’S INDIAN CUISINE TANDOOR BAR 3654 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-844-5050. ind all your favorite classic Indian dishes here the tandoori chic en and the ma hni paneer are oth e cellent along with some others you might not have seen around town efore. or e ample, the gol gappay is a crispy little hollow fried all lled with chic peas, potato, onion and spices. pen Weds. on. a.m. p.m. Thu. at. p.m. un., on., Weds. p.m. $$ L D

TAJ MAHAL INDIAN RESTAURANT 1250 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-719-4573. ou can nd all your Indian favorites here on the large menu. There is a variety of naan read and it’s so, so good , many types of curry and rice dishes and fun desserts li e rice pudding and gula amun donuts soa ed in syrup . We are o sessed with the lam ro gan osh and the chic en alfrezi, and the hindi mas ala an o ra dish is a favorite too. pen for lunch and dinner daily. $$ L D

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BRUNO’S IL RISTORANTE, please see p. 116 2259 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-882-5166. egulars say you have to try the chic en lfredo and the spaghetti and meat alls, oth signature dishes. lso try the eef canneloni. ll pasta dishes come with salad and fresh a ed read, and the Philly chees estea sandwiches are incredi le here too. pen Tue. at., p.m. $$ D K ☎

311 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, 417-351-4400, zaykaspringfield.com. There’s a lot to love a out this downtown pring eld Indian restaurant. The vege ta le orma, chic en ti a masala and malai ofta are ust a few of our favorite dishes. If you’re new to Indian food, try the pre set com o meals that feature a lot of different flavors. pen for lunch Tue. un., a.m. p.m. open for dinner Tue. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. un., p.m. $ $$ L D M

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BAMBINO’S CAFÉ 1141 E. Delmar St., Springfield, 417-862-9999; 2810-D E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-881-4442; bambinoscafe.com. This little Italian eatery serves hearty helpings of tasty Italian fare that won’t rea the an , availa le at two land locations. The Poppa is a popular pasta dish It comes with penne pasta, Italian sausage, mushrooms and a spicy tomato cream sauce. The elmar location is great for a meal alfresco. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., noon p.m. $ L D WIFI K

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2005 W. Highway 76 Country Blvd., Suite 209, Branson, 417-973-0044, indiaclayovenandgrill.com. ome to this yummy little spot on the ranson strip to indulge in some tasty Indian fare. We loved the arahi lam tender lam , ell peppers and onion in a spicy sauce and the mushroom aloo matar mushrooms, potatoes and peas swimming in a creamy sauce . pen daily, a.m. p.m., p.m. $$ L D

1901 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson, 417-337-9291. illy o ’s is a greasy spoon institution that serves deli cious sweets and tasty merican food. There are flavors of fried pies here. Cheese urgers pro tip top them with grilled onions and foot long hot dogs with chili and cheese are popular. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $ L D

331 Park Central East, Springfield; 417-719-1719, yumdruffs.com. ruff’s rings glorious cheesiness to diner fare with a menu of grilled cheeses, soups and cre ative sides. or a little heat, try the Good octor, made with cheddar, cream cheese, acon and alape o, or satisfy your sweet tooth with a nutella and straw erry

tuchini on the menu plus a uild your own option , along with classic Italian dishes. on’t miss the home made cheesey toasted ravioli. Come at lunchtime to get freshly a ed pizza. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D K

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GILARDI’S, please see listing p. 116 THE HILL 600 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-920-8850, thehilldining.com. This all you can eat destination of fers a wide variety of Italian fare. ill up on plenty of pastas, ric oven pizzas, soups, salads, crepes and specialty desserts at stations dedicated to those and other mouthwatering items. pen for lunch on. ri., a.m. p.m. pen for dinner on. Thu., p.m. ri., p.m. at., p.m. un., p.m. runch served at. un., a.m. p.m. $ $$ L D M WIFI ☎ for groups of or more .

NICOLA’S RISTORANTE, please see listing p. 117 NONNA’S ITALIAN CAFÉ 306 South Ave., Springfield, 417-831-1222, nonnascafe. net. Italian. The seafood lasagna is a must try dish, and the spicy arra iata lasagna is crazy good. nything with Italian sausage is a sure et. We particularly love the delecta le chocolate torte and the rich and deli cious tiramisu. Plus, the homemade cheeseca es are always top notch. onna’s also does a unday runch with regular menu items from a.m.– p.m. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m p.m. $$ LD KM☎

PASGHETTI’S 3129 W. 76th Country Blvd., Branson, 417-335-0690, bransonsbestrestaurant.com. Head to Pasgehtti’s in ranson for a family friendly atmosphere and all your favorite classic Italian merican staples. We’ve also heard the alfredo sauce is divine. Try the lemony chic en piccata for dinner, and follow it up with a plate of sweet and fluffy tiramisu for dessert. This place is huge and oasts two trolley cars, a game room and even a wor ing ferris wheel. pen daily, a.m. p m. $ $$ L D K M ☎

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PICCOLO 107 West Aldersgate Drive, Suites 1 and 2, Nixa, 417374-7291, eatpiccolo.com. When you’re craving indul gent Italian fare, Piccolo delivers with a range of piled high pastas, pizzas, stea and chic en entrees. tart things off with the Italian achos fried wonton chips, homemade alfredo sauce and toppings , or the al oa alls, uicy meat alls stuffed with mozzarella and n ished with goat cheese and marinara. pen Tue. Thu., p.m. ri., p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D WIFI ☎ M

RAMATA ITALIAN 1201 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-231-9559, ramataitalian.com. Located along La e Taneycomo at ranson Landing, amata Italian offers Italian cuisine in a contemporary atmosphere with scenic la e views from the patio. The menu includes homemade pas ta, gourmet pizza and more. Inside you can sit at the chef’s ta le to get a view of the itchen, and outside you can cozy up to the repit. L D

SALVATORES FRESH RISTORANTE ITALIANO 1932 W. Retail Lane, Ozark, 417-485-3838, salvatoresfresh.com. The menu here is pac ed with handmade pastas that are freshly crafted every day. If you’re luc y, you might even catch a glimpse of them ma ing the fresh pasta. The menu also oasts everything from fried articho es to a Tuscan T one, plus urgers, pizza and sandwiches. pen Tue. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

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CRAFT SUSHI 251 E. Sunshine St., Suite 116, Springfield, 417-3195887, facebook.com/craftsushi. t Craft ushi, you’re in control of your meal as you customize your own sushi and po e owls. nd the est part It won’t rea the an . Customer’s love the spicy por as well. There is also a menu of some pre designed po e owls and su shi rolls. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D

MITSU NEKO FUSION CUISINE AND SUSHI BAR 1819 W. 76 Country Blvd., Branson 417-336-1819. itsu e o has a wide menu variety, ut it special izes in two things sushi rolls and salmon. The seared salmon is a customer favorite. . Lunch Tue. Thu., a.m. p.m. inner Tue. at., p.m. $$ L D WIFI M ☎

NAKATO JAPANESE STEAKHOUSE 2615 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-881-7171, nakato.com. Performance style hi achi dining is what a ato is nown for. nd they are super good at it little entertainment a great meal. ll of the sushi is top notch here as well. on’t miss the Jenny oll, a favorite. pen on. ri., p.m. at., p.m. un., a.m. p.m., p.m. $$ L D KM☎

NIJI SUSHI 3938 S. Lone Pine Ave., Suite 100-B, Springfield, 417851-1707. In addition to a large variety of sushi rolls, this menu also oasts rain ow right coc tails and seven types of ramen soups. Come with friends so you can share and sample lots of rolls. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D

SAKURA 3230 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-882-8000. There’s a solid sushi menu, and you can order a sushi don uri o to really get some ang for your uc . The ento o es are pac ed with your choice of entree, California roll, rice, salad, miso soup, fruit, spring rolls, veggie tempura and ice cream. pen Tue. un., a.m. p.m. $$ L D WIFI M ☎

SUSHI VILLAGE 1440 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-890-1016, facebook.com/springfieldsushivillage. This cozy sushi spot has a warm date night atmosphere with cherry lossoms and plants around every corner. ll the sushi is fresh and flavorful, ut some custom creations pac fun ingredient com os. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m., p.m. ri., a.m. p.m., p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D WIFI

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MIJURI SUSHI & GRILL 2710 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-889-9593. All of the sushi is top notch, and the prices are always reasona le. The variety includes something for every sushi taste ud. Customers love the spicy ynamite roll. ne of our favorites is the simiply delicious yel lowtail roll. or an appetizer, order some of the shumai dumplings to share they are delicious pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. on. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. $$ L D M ☎

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GREEK BELLY 320 E. Walnut St., 417-597-3382, greekbelly.com. We love everything we’ve tasted here Try a tasty por or chic en gyro topped with creamy tzatzi i, tomatoes, onions and rench fries on a soft pita. ur favorite, though, is the lou ani o. It’s an orange spiced por sausage served with spicy feta dip. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. runch served the second unday of each month, a.m. p.m. $ L D ☎ WIFI K

RIAD’S BURGERS AND GYROS 400 South Ave., Springfield, 417-720-1018. The menu features some long lost editerranean favorites from iad atar’s previous restaurants, li e the amazing a a ghanoush. lso loo for fun tastes, li e the iad ignature Chic en Pasta. Plus, you ust can’t go wrong if you order a gyro. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at, a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

VASKEN’S DELI 3200 Gretna Road, Suite D, Branson, 417-334-9182, vaskensdeli.com. The gyros are fantastic here. a e sure you get them with traditional gyro meat, and don’t s ip the tzatzi i sauce We are nuts for the eef shawerma too, though. It ma es for a super delicious and satisfying meal and tastes amazing with tahini. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. tended summer hours. $ L D WIFI K

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KAI, please see listing p. 117 KARAI RAMEN + HANDROLL 640 W. Republic Road, Suite 100, Springfield, 417-319-5225. With arai, owner oung Jun, of Haruno, ai and oriya, ta es ramen seriously, and it shows in her food. The na ed ramen with seseame noodle spinach, wood ear mush rooms, ean sprout, seaweed and sprin led with lime is a highlight. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. on. Thu., p.m. at. a.m. p.m. ri. at., p.m. $ L D

KORIYA 4121 S. Fremont Ave., Springfield, 417-882-0077. This spot serves create your own i im ap dishes, and you can choose etween chic en, eef ulgogi, tofu and shrimp for your protein. ne of our favorite dishes is the apchae, made with slippery stir fried potato starch noodles and lots of veggies. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

BAWI KOREAN BBQ 4121 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-886-2777, bawikbbq.com. awi orean rings an authentic orean dining e perience to pring eld, where you’ll pay a flat fee of for an all you can eat meal. ou coo the meat yourself on ta letop grills. e sure to try their to go lunch options too, including owls lled with rice, noodles, veggies and the protein and sauce of your choice. pen on. Thu., p.m. ri. at, p.m. un., p.m. $$ D

GOLDEN KOREAN RESTAURANT 1406 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-832-1093. This spot serves up delicious and authentic orean food. The eef ulgogi and dolsot i im ap are est sellers here. We also love the fried dumplings and im op. Try the tasty imchi fried rice or spicy octopus stir fry. If you’re in the mood for something really comforting on a cold day, opt for the imchi chigae. pen Wed. on., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI ☎

1001 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-334-6052, cantinalaredo.com. Cantina Laredo is a great option if you’re e ploring ranson and have a han ering for e ican food. Located on ranson Landing, it has a great view of the fountain and La e Taneycomo. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $$ LD

CATRINA’S MEXICAN KITCHEN & CANTINA 2925 Battlefield Road, Suite 105, Springfield, 417-3501006, catrinascantina.com. erving authentic share a le dishes and full entrees. Loo for hand crushed guacamole that can e loaded up with chicharron. The grilled plaintains are a treat pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m., un., noon p.m. $$ L D

CESAR’S OLD MEXICO 2627 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 17-881-8252. Indulge in authentic e ican food at incredi ly rea sona le prices. We love the irria taco, which is lled with succulent shredded eef. The carnitas torta is G.C

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GREAT AMERICAN TACO COMPANY 2915 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-315-8745; 2150 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-720-1708, greatamericantaco.com. This spot offers outside the o tacos in a huge range of com inations. must try is the Hawaiian taco with chic en, feta cheese, grilled pineapple, and more. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D

IGUANA ROJA 107 W. Church St., Ozark, 417-485-8585; 12051 MO13, Kimberling City, iguanaroja.net. There are delicious margaritas at this little eatery don’t miss the one made with alape os it has a ic that’s so much fun to drin . pen Tue. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D K

LA PALOMA 3041 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-719-4484, dienlapaloma.com; 1425 W. Battlefield St., Springfield, 417-889-2985, thelapaloma.com. This spot offers a huge range of e ican dishes including sh tacos, which are e cellent. attered and fried sh is topped with fresh pic de gallo, ca age and a creamy chipo tle sauce and then served with e ican white rice. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

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1454 E. Cherry St., Springfield, teamtacosgf.com. Let the ru y red uilding e your guiding eacon to fla vor pac ed tacos, nachos and rice owls. This tiny cafe serves ma or flavors in its set taco menu and te ui la focused coc tails. We’re fans of the Glo etrotter por elly taco, and we always have to taste test the inger, the shop’s wee ly special taco. We also love the te uila and mezcal ased coc tails that pair so well with those tasty tacos. pen on. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D

2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Suite C101, Springfield, 417883-9010, garbospizzeria.com. If you love a loaded t. Louis style pizza, try the Grandiose. r try the avarian pizza for something a little different it is topped with Canadian acon and sauer raut. pen un. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D M

TINGA TACOS 308 W. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-831-8007, tingatacossgf.com. This downtown taco shop is open late slinging shells of its wildly creative com inations. We are partial to the u u made with super flavorful mar inated tofu or the ruity Piggles with uicy por and g am for a salty sweet com ination. ides are great too, with options li e cheesy corn, alapeno corn and great ueso. pen Tue. Wed., a.m. p.m. Thu. at., a.m. a.m. $ L D

TORTILLERIA PERCHES 1601 W. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-864-8195. This tiny little authentic e ican restaurant ma es its own tortillas and chips fresh every day. Try a traditional e ican soup or a tamale when you visit. on’t miss Taco Tuesdays and Tamale Thursdays, where the dishes are only a dollar. pen Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ B L D

LOS CABOS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 4109 S. National Ave., Springfield, 417-823-9114, facebook.com/loscabosspringfield. The fried avocados and e ico City tacos pico de gallo, onions, sour cream, pepper ac cheese and your meat of choice are crowd favorites. The salsa here is stellar. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ $$ L D K V

MARIA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 406 South Ave., Springfield, 417-831-9339; mariasmexican.restaurant. on’t miss the fried tacos. Try the ueso de ca ra, which is a goat cheese sauce topped with chorizo. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., noon p.m. $$ L D WIFI K

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Multiple 417-land locations, mexicanvilla.net. This spot is a favorite among longtime pring eld locals, and it is nown for its sweet sauce served with tortilla chips. lso popular is the ancho nchilada tyle a huge urrito that is completely swimming in red enchilada sauce. ids love the chic en ngers. Hours vary y location. $ L D K

1332 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-881-7260, arrispizzaonline.com. Thin crust pizzas have a Gree flaira. e sure to order the thena a pizza made with feta, pepperoni, olives, mushrooms and green pep pers if you want to try one that ursts with flavor. pen Tue. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m., p.m. $–$$ L D M

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THE BIG SLICE

2101 W. Chesterfield Blvd., Springfield, 417-823-7180; 3662 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-890-1212; 5557 N. 21st St., Ozark, 417-582-2776; primasmexicangrill.com. iners love the pollo a ovado, an ounce chic en reast that’s grilled and topped with home made chorizo, white ueso and tomatoes. Try the asada tacos. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D WIFI

1450 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-720-1928; 4126 S. Kansas Expy., Springfield, 417-720-4108; thebigslicespringfield.com. ou can get ig ew or style ric oven pizza y the slice here. r uy a whole pie if you prefer, ut either way ma e sure to try to the chic en acon ranch pizza. We love the creamy spin ach pizza too, when we’re in the mood for a white pie. The gigantic pepperonis are a wonderful topping too. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

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GODFATHER’S PIZZA 1026 W. Main St., Branson, 417-332-1001, godfatherspizza.com. This locally owned outpost serves an un eata le pizza ar, salad ar, dessert ar and chic en ar serving the hard to nd roasted chic en chic en which is pressure fried to uicy per fection served with all the classic sides. f course, if pizza is on the mind, this spot has every flavor and top ping imagina le. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. $ LD MK

IMO’S PIZZA 600 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, 417-862-1222; 636 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-886-4667; imospizza. com. true t. Louis style original, Imo’s serves pizza on crac er thin crust with lots of provel cheese. We li e the tasty elu e pizza. ut our favorite is the sim ple com o of mushrooms and Italian sausage. pen daily, a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D

MASO PIZZA BAR 3653 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-720-1047. aso Pizza ar is owned y icola Gilardi and located ust a few door down from his other restaurant, icola’s istorante. nd ust li e at icola’s, everything on the menu is delish. We can’t wait to try options li e the ic ise and hine, Italian tallion and vegetarian friend ly onica Healthy pies. The menu also spans salads, panini, pasta, soups and more. pen on. at., p.m. close. $$ D WIFI

MCSALTY’S PIZZA CAFÉ 1550 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-883-4324. mainstay in pring eld, c alty’s serves delicious pizza and has een part of the pring eld landscape forever. The ear Pie is a tasty supreme that’s loaded up with lots of toppings. There are also su sand wiches. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI M ☎

MR. G’S CHICAGO PIZZA 202 N. Commercial St., Branson, 417-335-8156, mrgschicagopizza.com. There’s a lot to li e a out this ranson pizza oint a family friendly atmosphere, hearty Italian food and e cellent Chicago style pizza. They ma e all of the pizza dough from scratch. or a hearty taste, dig in to the supreme pizza, with home made sausage, pepperoni and lots of veggies. pen on. Thurs., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $$ L D WIFI

PAPPO’S PIZZERIA 221 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-866-1111; 900 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-306-9091; pappospizzeria.com. Try the spicy chic en Cholula pie topped with a mi ture of red sauce and olive oil, grilled chic en marinated in Cholula sauce, garlic, mozzarella cheese, red onions, cilantro. lso, e sure you try the meat alls. We really li e the salads here as well. pen on. Wed., a.m. p.m. Thu. at., a.m. a.m. un., a.m. p.m. $–$$ L D


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2924 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-368-0277. With a menu full of pizza, pastas, salads, sandwiches and pu fare and a iller eer selection, there’s something to please everyone. We love to uild our own pizza with alfredo sauce and a ton of mushrooms. estaurant open on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. pu open later. $ $ L D M WIFI K

2916 S. Lone Pine Ave., Springfield, 417-894-2003, cellarandplate.com. tart your meal with the omesco Gouda ip tomatoes, garlic, red peppers, papri a, almonds and smo ed Gouda. r try the panish meat alls. nd as you might guess from the name, the wine selection is wonderful. pen Tue. Thu., p.m. ri., p.m. at., noon p.m. $ L D WIFI M V

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CLEAR LOUNGE

106 E. Jackson St., Willard, 417-742-5115, pizanoandsauce.com. ou can get a little it of ew or up in Willard at this pizzeria. This spot serves ew or style pizza in addition to calzones, su sandwiches and pasta. ough is made fresh daily, and there’s even a gluten free option. Tue. ri., a.m. p.m. at., p.m. $–$$ L D

At Hilton Branson Convention Center, 200 E. Main St., Branson, 417-243-3433. Just across the street from ranson Landing at the Hilton ranson Convention Center is Clear Lounge, a great place to gra a coc tail with friends. This spot is home to tasty food, good music and fun drin s. Hours vary open p.m. at press time. D

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COYOTE’S ADOBE CAFÉ & BAR

312 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-881-4073. This restaurant has een a tradition in pring eld for more than years, and the pizza they serve is super thin and cut into super tiny pieces. It’s a classic that’s not to e missed and is a favorite of lifelong locals. ur fa vorite thing there any pizza that includes acon. pen Tue. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI

1742 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-889-7120; 807 N. Main St., Nixa, 417-725-6803, coyotes4wings.com. This spot is nown for its flavors of chic en wings, from common uffalo to une pected tandoori spice . There are also tons of apps, sammies and entrees. pen on. Thu., a.m. midnight, itchen until p.m. ri., a.m. a.m., itchen until p.m. at., a.m. a.m., itchen until p.m. un., a.m. p.m., itchen until p.m. $ B L D WIFI K

ROCCO’S PIZZA & SUBS Multiple 417-land locations; roccospizzaandsubs.com. This Italian eatery specializes in ew or style pizza that has any ody who’s een to the east coast swoon ing. It’s legit. lso on the menu are hot su s, li e meat all or eggplant Parmesan, plus salads, calzones and a handful of pasta entrees. $–$$ L D

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ANDY B’S TIKI BAR 433 Promenade Way, Branson, 417-213-8631, bransontikibar.com. ig news for lovers of island style evs and casual hangout spots ndy ’s Ti i ar has opened on ranson Landing, and it’s an e tension of pring eld’s ndy ’s owl ocial. ndy ’s Ti i ar has a view of La e Taneycomo, where guests can order ti i drin s, eer and other drin s. We’re eying the “Pin iller,” the ar’s ta e on a pain iller. pen on. at. noon p.m., un. a.m. p.m. $

BRICKTOWN BREWERY 2040 E. Independence St., 417-887-0100. This rew pu has its own eer plus local eer that can e hard to nd elsewhere. Here the menu is vast and the food is tasty. We en oyed the urgers, and the apps menu included some super tasty options. This spot is also nown for its cauliflower pizza crust that is super del ish pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. mid night un., a.m. p.m. $$ WIFI L D

THE CELLAR 507 W. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-351-2824, thecellar.springfieldbrewingco.com. Created y the team ehind pring eld rewing Company, The Cellar is a casual setting for small ites and creative coc tails. unch on popcorn garnished with fresh Parmesan and house made porto ello er y while you sip on a craft coc tail and en oy a rotation of live music. pen Weds. un. p.m. $ D

ERNIE BIGG’S DUELING PIANO BAR 505 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-239-3670, erniebiggs.com This piano ar serves up more than great tunes. The ranson Landing location has a small ut yummy menu of gourmet pu gru lled with apps, sandwiches and pizza. Pizzas are thin crust and popular. pen on. at., p.m. a.m. un., p.m. midnight. D WIFI M

GALLOWAY STATION 1281 E. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-881-9730. We love the a un Ca un urger it’s ig, hearty and always delicious. Plus, we can’t get enough of the fries and freshly made potato chip. rder them with a side of the spicy ranch dressing for dipping. The chic en wraps are another longtime customer favorite at Galloway tation, and there’s a reason for it. It’s a clas sic. itchen open on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m $ L D K

THE GOLDEN GIRL RUM CLUB 137 Park Central Square, Springfield, 417-425-5162, thegoldengirl.com. This ti i ar located right on the southwest corner of Par Central uare with a great people watching patio space serves up handcrafted coc tails and a made from scratch, eclectic, interna tionally inspired menu. Try the Thai stic y wings for an unusual twist on a ar staple. e sure to try the tacos, ramen and artisan pizzas. The pizza specials always come topped with creative ingredients for a serioulsy delicious and sharea le pie. s for drin s, everything on the menu is relia le well done. ur favorite r Guava Lava, which is oth fruity and spicy. pen Tue. at., p.m. a.m. $ L D WIFI

J.O.B. PUBLIC HOUSE 319 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-831-1158. Currently at J. . ., you can nd a small menu lled with favorites from oth the Grad chool and J. . . menus. The two spots have the same owner and com ined in the J. . . space during the pandemic. What does that mean

for the menu Well, you can loo for items li e the famously cravea le pizza alls and the uicy ull ide urger. n oy them on the patio. pen on. ri., a.m. a.m. at., noon a.m. $ L D

LINDBERG’S TAVERN 318 W. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-868-8900, lindbergsbar.com. orget a out asic ar food. This storied watering hole goes a ove and eyond with creative ta es on hearty comfort food classics. The urgers are delicious, ut honestly everything we’ve tried has een impressive. The specials are always eautifully creative, and the unday runch is one of the est around. pen Tue. at., a.m. a.m. un., p.m. midnight. $ L D M WIFI V

OUTBACK PUB 1924 W. Highway 76, Branson, 417-334-7003, outbackbranson.com. This ustralian inspired spot lo cated along the strip in ranson oasts two ars, an outdoor party dec and e tensive eer list. There is live music most evenings. What should you order to eat We recommend you try the cornmeal readed cat sh. pen on. at., a.m. a.m. un., a.m. midnight $ L D WIFI V

THE ROYAL 1427 E. Cherry St., Suite B, Springfield, 417-351-3029, theroyalmusichall.com. This tiny and downright eauti ful spot serves ottled coc tails and nger foods li e warm olives or rosemary and itters glazed nuts. Later on when C I restrictions lift, e pect to see tons of live music too. pen Tues. Thurs. p.m. ri. at. p.m. midnight. $

SPRINGFIELD BREWING COMPANY 305 S. Market Ave., Springfield, 417-832-8277, springfieldbrewingco.com. Try the sh and chips paired with the eers that are rewed on site. lso delicious are the urgers and the mac and cheese. Live music. Tue. un. itchen open un., a.m. p.m on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. ar close daily at p.m. $$ B L D WIFI K M V

SWEET BOY’S NEIGHBORHOOD BAR 310 South Ave., Springfield, 417-719-4224, sweetboysbar.com. Come for pin all, a laid ac atmosphere and a small ut very well done coc tail list. or something more li e dessert, try the Hell oy, a frozen Irish coffee with a at oy’s ice cream sandwich. pen Weds. at. p.m. close un. noon close. $

VANTAGE ROOFTOP LOUNGE & CONSERVATORY 260 E. McDaniel St., Springfield, 417-851-1768; rooftopvantage.com. This rooftop ar at Hotel andivort has a reathta ing view of downtown pring eld and even offers dining igloos in the winter so you can en oy the scene all year long. The coc tails are refresh ingly creative and classically well done, and the menu of sharea les and snac s ring the concept of ar food up several notches with items li e duc con t flat read and ahi tuna po e. Try the olstice coc tail, with Tito’s od a infused with arl Grey tea, orgeat, ginger ale, honey styrup and lemon. pen Tues. Weds. p.m. midnight, Thurs. at. p.m. a.m. $$

VINO CELLARS WINE SHOP & LOUNGE 2137 W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-773-1985; 15038 Business Highway 13, Branson West, 417G.C

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W.F. CODY’S 3138 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-887-8083. The cheese urgers are a specialty at this restaurant, and they are enormous. on’t miss the ham and cheese sandwiches, another customer favorite. pen on. at., a.m. a.m. un., a.m. midnight itchen open on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI K M

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RERICO BRAZILIAN GRILL 3371 E. Montclair St., Springfield, 417-881-8882, rericogrill.com. re you a huge fan of all things meaty Try inds of meat for dinner, all sliced ta leside. inner comes with eef soup, soft rolls and unlim ited trips to the cold ar with things li e fresh cheese, pasta salads and more. pen daily at a.m. Closing time varies seasonally $ L D WIFI K M ☎

SALTGRASS STEAKHOUSE 801 Branson Landing Blvd., Branson, 417-334-0325, saltgrass.com. This spot serves classic stea house fare, ut with a it of a outhwest cow oy twist. Try the center cut let topped with saut ed mushrooms, or the loaded cheese fries appetizer. If you’re in the mood for southern comfort food, they also have coun try fried stea . pen un. Thu. a.m. p.m., ri. at. a.m. p.m. $$–$$$ L D ☎

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ROCKBRIDGE RESTAURANT Call for directions to the ranch in Rockbridge; 4297 County Road 142, Rockbridge, rockbridgemo.com. This shing lodge is home to a restaurant that specializes in all things trout. The super fresh sh dishes are made with trout that are caught on the property. We love the trio appetizer, which comes with trout salad, smo ed trout and a trout dip that is so cravea le or an entree, try the lac ened trout dish. pen daily a.m. p.m. $ B L D WIFI K M ☎

WHITE RIVER FISH HOUSE 5 Bass Pro Drive, Branson, 417-243-5100, whiteriverfishhouse.com. The freshwater sh is great, especially the almond crusted trout or cornmeal fried cat sh. Try the seasonal smo ed sh dip. ou can also nd non sh dishes li e urgers and fried chic en. pen on. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $$ L D KM

1216 S. Main St., Joplin, 417-623-7230, wilderssteakhouse.com. Come to Joplin’s Wilder’s tea house to nd stea s in all sizes and varieties, all of which are certi ed lac ngus eef and free of hormones and anti iotics. The restaurant’s menu also has a variety of other items li e seafood and chic en. pen on. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. $$$ D ☎

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BETH’S BAKE SHOPPE & TEA ROOM 1645-D W. Republic Road, Springfield, 417-866-5533, bethsbakeshoppe.com. Try a chic en salad sandwich served on cinnamon raisin read. nd we love the spinach salad served with warm acon vinaigrette, and the gigantic couscous salad loaded with fresh veggies and eta. Tea room is open on. at., a.m. p.m. a ery open a.m. p.m. $ L K M

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FLAME STEAKHOUSE, please see listing p. 116 JIMM’S STEAKHOUSE, please see listing p. 117 LEVEL 2 STEAKHOUSE, please see listing p. 117 OUTBACK STEAK & OYSTER BAR 1914 W. Highway 76, Branson, 417-334-6306, outbackbranson.com. There are plenty of standout dishes at this ustralian themed stea house and oyster ar. ut ac serves hand cut, aged stea s using Certi ed Hereford eef raised locally. pen daily at a.m. Closing time varies seasonally. $$ L D WIFI K

211 E. Commercial St., Springfield, 417-886-7000, robinsvintagesuitcase.com. The daily specials and desserts are the star of this tearoom and pastry shop on Commercial treet. There is always a uiche and soup of the day, plus great desserts. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. a ery is open on. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ L WIFI M

SPRING CREEK TEA ROOM 107 S. Third St., Ozark, 417-582-1331. The homemade desserts are to die for. e sure to order them uic ly efore they run out li e you might want to order them efore you order entrees on’t miss the veggie sandwich, the straw erry soup or the chic en salad. This place is hopping at lunchtime. . pen Tue. at., a.m. p.m. $ L K

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RED OAK STEAKHOUSE Downstream Casino Resort, 69300 E. Nee Road, Quapaw, Oklahoma, 1-888-396-7876, downstreamcasino.com. ry aged prime stea s are served in this restaurant’s ne dining atmosphere. The sides are delicious too. fter your stea house dinner, hop over to the casino for some gaming fun. pen un. Thu., p.m. ri. at., p.m. $$ D ☎ 417 MAGAZINE

THAI THAI CUISINE 1615 W. Highway 76, Branson, 417-334-9070, thaithaibranson.com. Thai Thai Cuisine offers really great Thai food and a sweet staff. The panang curry is delicious, and it’s served on a little ed of fresh spinach. pen on. at., a.m. p.m., p.m. un. a.m. p.m., p.m. $–$$ L D K

THAI EXPRESS 948 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, 417-865-0101. When you visit this friendly spot, don’t miss the agic oodle, mango curry chic en and volcano shrimp dishes. They are all tasty. The green curry is delicious, with a sauce so divine you might ust want to drin it. We admit We’ve een tempted pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri., a.m. p.m. at., a.m. p.m. $ LD

TONG’S THAI RESTAURANT 3454 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-889-5280. This spot serves up a menu pac ed with tasty Thai flavors, and the sarn lettuce wraps are a longtime customer favorite. The fried asa with your choice of one of Tong’s yummy sauces is another fan fave. on’t for get a out the Thairito, a dish that’s uni ue to Tong’s. ull ar. pen on. ri., a.m. p.m. on. at., p.m. $–$$ L D WIFI ☎

THE WHEELHOUSE 1845 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, 417-430-0400, wheelhousefood.com. The pineapple fried rice is a fan favorite at this Thai e ican fusion spot, ut you re ally can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un, a.m. p.m. $ B L D V

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RAMA THAI CAFÉ 1129 E. Walnut St., Springfield, 417-865-3204. This restaurant, located inside a charming old house on Historic Walnut treet, features a menu full of deli cious Thai tastes in a cozy atmosphere with a shady patio out ac . tart your meal with the avocado spring rolls. Then dig into the entrees with an order of

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BAMBU 1338 E. Battlefield Road, Springfield, 417-881-9881. The pho is a specialty here. ou can add spice, her s, alape os and sprouts to customize it. ur favorite se all of the her s, a couple of alape os and a s uirt of riracha. on’t miss the un owls too pen on. Thu., a.m. p.m. ri. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI K ☎

PHO KIM 3433-C S. Campbell Ave., Springfield, 417-883-9999, phokimspringfield.com. Here you can ll up on ietnamese staples li e pho, spring rolls, ahn mi sandwiches and more at Pho im. We love the fresh spring rolls too. pen on. and Wed. at., a.m. p.m. un., a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI

PHO SAIGON 2640 E. 32nd St., Joplin, 417-627-9966. Come to this spot to indulge in fresh spring rolls, vermicelli noodle owls, and ig helpings of pho with lots of fresh veg gies on the side. ou can also order o a tea in several flavors with toppings li e tapioca o a, coffee elly, egg pudding, popping o a and more. pen on. at. a.m. p.m. $ L D WIFI



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