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Past articles by Katie:

Ozarks pizza places worth leaving town for

Springfield doesn't have a monopoly on great pizza → Read More

Dining with Katie: New menus at some local favorites

Seasonal and new menus mean yummier dishes and new, improved takes on old favorites. → Read More

Dining with Katie: 'It's getting better' for local vegetarians

Here are four places where vegetarian and vegan dishes are not just an afterthought → Read More

Four new places to take your taste buds

Everyday Thai, Whiskey Tango, Zapata, Little Danube are all worth checking out → Read More

Set your alarm or sleep in: Boozy brunches for all

Brunch is all the rage. Check out these popular Springfield brunch spots. → Read More

5 Springfield spots with small prices, big flavors

In Springfield, it’s pretty easy to eat on the cheap. → Read More

4 Ozarks diners worth a weekend drive

Whether you're hungry on the way home from the lake or in search of the perfect slice of pie, these are worth going out of your way for. → Read More

Check out these 5 Springfield area food trucks for warm-weather eats

Get the rundown on some food truck favorites. Follow them on social media for their current locations and hours → Read More

Surprising salads will keep you eating your veggies

If you're trying to keep it light when dining out this spring, these local restaurants serve up some amazing options → Read More

Tap into your inner nerd at 417 Taphouse

Go to pour your own beer, stay for the game room and chicken and waffles → Read More

Dining with Katie: Traditional ramen on the table at Omo

Omo Japanese Soul Food in Chesterfield Village has made an impression since opening last summer → Read More

Dining with Katie: Festive fare at Missouri Spirits

Visit the Miracle on Walnut pop-up bar. Try the Fried Bologna Sandwich. Your holiday cocktail can double as dessert → Read More

Dining with Katie: You'll find light, fresh flavors at Hong Yen

Manager Duc Tran says he wanted to bring better Vietnamese food to Springfield → Read More

First Watch makes a fresh addition to Springfield dining scene

The chain's first Springfield location has rapidly developed a fan base, so be ready for a wait → Read More

Italian buffet more upscale than you might think

The Hill, on East Battlefield, has hearty flavors and a lot of variety → Read More

A food fusion found only in the Ozarks?

Chinese Mexican Burrito has opened a second location in Ozark → Read More

Dining with Katie: An old Springfield favorite evolves into Krave

For over 30 years, Springfieldians had a reliable option in Cartoons for food, music and then some. But as the building aged, the restaurant’s quality dimmed, too. With new ownership and a new name, the seafood and oyster bar aims to bring in new folks, while getting some of the regulars back, too. An old favorite remodeled and ready to wow Springfield crowds again. Husband-and-wife team Mark… → Read More

MudLounge a favorite in downtown Springfield

When it’s time for an after-work beverage, the Mud folks — Brian King and Rob Weislocher — definitely have a girl covered with MudLounge Coffee & Cocktails, one of downtown Springfield’s oldest non-dive bars. When coffee meets booze. And then some. Ryan Walter, manager, says the MudLounge opened in 2003, and when I hear this I’m shocked. Bars downtown don’t all last too long, but this one… → Read More

Dining with Katie: Ozark's Cafe B-29 salutes the military

All-American cafe in Ozark honors military past and present → Read More

College Street Cafe a classic on Route 66

Its ownership has changed over the years, but the diner feel stays the same → Read More