Hold Fast also hosts a rotating selection of food trucks from time to time. One of our favorite things is trying all the latest in local fare and we've been happy campers over the past few months. More: 2017 saw 20 new restaurants, and UberEats, come to Springfield "We do.". In a recent social media post, a business broker handling both accounts said deals are in the works but are not yet ready to be announced. And, as indulgent as it sounds, it’s actually not too hard on your health. Tie & Timber Beer Co. created a stellar space to hang out with friends outside, with picnic table seating and lots of umbrellas to shade you from the sun while you sip a beer or listen to live music. 10 Awesome Restaurants in Missouri That Will Be Open For Thanksgiving. 96. Gilardi’s got a gorgeous exterior makeover this summer that includes a paint job, a remodel of the outdoor patio space and lots of charming details like new stonework accents on the building. With an emphasis on freshness and an eye for quality, owner John Tsahiridis is all about keeping it quick and casual. Expect news early next year. That’s what he put together in a former gallery space on Cherry Street, where you’ll feel like you’re right back in your parents’ basement (in the best way), thanks to a fusion of art deco and cottage core décor. Little Korea brought hot pot dining to Springfield for the first time as the central focus of a local Asian restaurant. 1846 S. State Highway 125, Rogersville, 417-581-0508. They'll be missed, fans told the News-Leader. The number of new local restaurants appears slightly up from 2018. Escalante says these options have helped with the whole “opening a business during a pandemic” thing and allowed Pineapple Bliss to do better than expected. — After record numbers of visitors over the past few years, this Southwest Missouri tourist city expects to continue the trend in 2019 thanks to several new and planned attractions. "The big boys don't care about Springfield, Missouri," said carGO's president during a press event in May. Tacos No. The Hepcat Still the new kid on the block, The Hepcat in Springfield, Missouri, has already won over the hearts of downtown residents. Looking back at 2018: At least 40 new restaurants and breweries opened in the Springfield area One eatery that sold was Pappy's Place. The place has 30 draft beers along with eats. Was Red's Giant Hamburg the most-anticipated Springfield restaurant of 2019? Your guide to the must-try food, flavors, dishes and restaurants you can only find in Springfield and Branson. This information comes from past and present reporting by the News-Leader and other outlets, along with social media and news releases provided by dining establishments. To the delight of many longtime Midtown Springfield residents and fans from all over, they promised Pappy's Place would remain the storied barbecue joint it's been for decades. The sports bar-like spot is dishing up a fusion of Cajun and barbecue, all made in-house. It's a retail spot selling craft soda and vintage candy treats, according to information provided by Downtown Springfield Association, with plans to add ice cream in early 2020. It’s not actually an ice cream shop at all, they just happen to serve the treat. Big Al's Subs was already operating in Nixa, but November 2019 saw a second location open up in Ozark, according to the Ozark Chamber of Commerce. On a restaurant-development spree, owner Hong "Jay" Jung already opened a ramen shop, Omo Japanese Soul Food, in 2017. Coming soon to Commercial Street: Margot is a pop-up French-inspired bistro by chef Drake Tillman expected to be active inside the Artisan's Oven location in early 2020, Tillman told the News-Leader Dec. 20. 1 photo. This spot offers diners a new experience, serving European food that ranges from creative flavor combinations to pure comfort. This is a collection of the best new restaurants that opened in St. Louis this year. They trusted that the 417-land community would show up to support them, and they’ve done their best to help us enjoy their offerings safely whether it’s through pick-up and delivery options, expanding outdoor dining options or limiting capacity to keep their diners socially distanced. Mack Musgrave, formerly Boulevard Brewing Company’s Arkansas and Southwest Missouri market manager, opened up a little sandwich shop inside Sweet Boy’s Neighborhood Bar in mid-July where he’s conjuring up new subs Wednesday–Saturday. According to Feast, "the menu stars five toasts with locally sourced ingredients like Persimmon Hill jam, Artisan's Oven Bread and Edgewood Creamery fromage blanc." Joshua Widner and Rogan Howitt of Good Spirits & Co. are the masterminds behind Sweet Boy’s Neighborhood Bar on South Avenue, and this time they’ve brought their friend Josh Sullivan of Fried Design Co. on board, too, so we know it’s going to be a beautiful space. Farm Fresh Steakhouse and Bakery opened a Nixa location at 701 N. McCroskey St. in November. They’re a small team running a mighty shop. The eatery features a wide range of drinks on the menu, as well as many wines from which you can choose. Or maybe it’s the ice cream sandwich on top? Archie Donoho did just that, offering "tradition, passion, and luxury menu items" ranging from Italian-marinated New York strip steak to the "Italian hamburger." The owner has a similar restaurant in Liberty, Missouri, but the Nixa one is located at 105 S. Main St. The food is amazing. It is expected to open in January or February, staff told the News-Leader Dec. 20. 12/12/2019. We're lucky to live, eat and drink in the midwest, where there is always something new and exciting to savor. carGO, a local version of smartphone ride-hailing and delivery apps like Uber and DoorDash, opened its downtown Springfield headquarters and began offering services this year. Then, you dip. All businesses are listed in alphabetical order. Springfield, MO 65804 (417) 889-8388 Hours: 11am-9:30pm. If you’re trying to be more of a conscientious eater, just grab a cup of the traditional Pineapple soft-serve. Almost everything about SPLIT, including these delicious recipes, is pretty nontraditional. Mellow Mushroom opened in Branson Landing this year. Downtown Springfield got its first barbecue joint in early 2018. He opened Kuma Japanese Ramen & Sushi last year. 607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, 417-720-1381, What do you get when you mix organic coconut milk, agave and cacao? A crowd-pleaser is the house-named roll, which has Japanese-style fried shrimp and jalapeño tempura, spicy crab, cream cheese and avocado and topped with crunchy little tempura pieces and Niji sauce. Editor’s Note: Our editorial team selected this year’s Best New Restaurants from those that opened between December 2016 and November 2017. Head out east to Rogersville to enjoy one of Bub’s lemon moonshine margs on the patio or a gin and tonic in the tasting room. In Springfield and southern Missouri, we had those things, but 2019 was also a year full of new restaurants â at least 48 of them. It took over from Sisters in Thyme at 306 E. Commercial St., which had been open since 2011 but shifted to a wholesale-only operation once Basilico opened. Huynh says that a full person is a happy person. Grab a cup of bliss and enjoy it under a grass umbrella on the social-distance-friendly patio or from the comfort of your car by taking a ride through the drive-thru. “This menu is kind of a perfect blend of the two very different people that we are,” Douglas says. Mid-pandemic, though, Gott seems to be chipping away at his goal. Both City Butcher and Lucky Tiger are located in the same shopping strip at 3654 S. Campbell Ave. Luna Bar,a youthful nightlife hotspot, opened in August in the downtown space previously occupied by Studio Bar & Ultralounge at 300 Park Central East. The latter has proved to be a bit more difficult than planned, as the year is 2020 and connection is best made virtually. Ponciano Garcia, general manager and head chef, says the crawfish au gratin has been a crowd favorite. Coming soon to Springfield and Branson: Taco Habitat, a purveyor of fast-casual tacos, burritos, tortas and nachos, served in buildings made partly with recycled shipping containers. One Drop Coffee Co. replaced The Press Coffee & Juice Bar at the Farmers Park mixed-use development in August, a Farmers Park spokesman told the News-Leader. So, she has nutrition information posted on Pineapple Bliss’ website and printed on their menu, and they offer keto options, too. Hepcat Jazz Lounge opened earlier this year, named for a 1938 jive dictionary that was popular in the realm of jazz. Archie's Italian Eatery is the new restaurant replacing the short-lived OssoBuco Italian American Bistro at 1410 E. Republic Road, as of Dec. 12. The sushi spot opened on June 12 and, in addition to sushi and sashimi specialties, serves hibachi-grilled dishes and ramen noodle specials. Instead of serving food, guests may bring in their own eats. If you are looking for the local BEST Restaurants in Springfield, MO you have found the right spot. 3. The best new restaurants are listed alphabetically below; they are not ranked in order. It’s an ingenious combination, a bar and a sandwich shop, and Musgrave’s approach to sub-making is equally so. But at The Royal, you don’t have to worry about sneaking the booze, because they’ve got the good stuff ready for you. Find it at 1769 James River Road. Tillman is also tied to Elkhart & The Robberson, a full-fledged restaurant to be located at 300 E. Commercial Street in a 146-year-old building with a quirky underground space that was discovered during renovations. Billy Gail’s has long been a breakfastime favorite at its original Branson location, and this summer it opened a second store in Ozark. Street-friendly fusion food truck The Wheelhouse is cooking up fresh new tastes in its fresh new brick-and-mortar inside Vib hotel, so you can settle in for a meal or tuck in for the night. © 2021 www.news-leader.com. From bar food to fine-dining … Sad news happened, too. Grand Tavern by David Burke Celebrity chef David Burke brings to St. Louis a sampling of his time-tested classics, such as clothesline bacon, lobster steak, and a 34-ounce salt–aged porterhouse (pictured). UPGRADE YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE WITH MEDICAL SPA MONTH. They’ve also got some fresh classics like a White Russian and Americano. This is our guide to the very best restaurants, bars, things to do, local shopping and services of southwest Missouri, as... Our readers have spoken. Bricy's Kitchen offers tacos, chili, French toast and other items on a very wide-ranging menu at its location in Hollister. Tonik Sweetwater Saloonopened this fall in downtown Springfield, with a selection of smoothies, smoothie bowls, wraps, salads and other items. Mochas and Meows opened in November at 3265 Falls Parkway in Branson. As the name implies, the establishment has a full bar including margaritas, specialty cocktails and tequila drinks. The experience is sure to be blissful either way. Gin is the only liquor made at Bub’s in addition to the signature moonshine, which comes in original, lemon and peppercorn flavors. Douglas said customers have also taken a liking to both the Chiliville Chicken Sandwich with Kimchi slaw and spicy gochujang mayo and the Yoshi & Lace mussels served in a garlic, white wine and tomato sauce. Branson Boardgame Cafe opened in March in downtown Branson, according to a report by Branson Tri-Lakes News. After years of working behind Springfield bars and in local kitchens, Springfield restaurateurs Kristen Douglas and Dylan Collins have introduced their own dining experience: SPLIT Social Kitchen. Dre's Kitchen, a new Branson food truck, made KOLR TV news this fall when owner Dre Irawan gave away 1,000 hamburgers and 1,000 hibachi-style chicken dishes in exchange for donations to support the Skaggs Foundation Cancer Center Meal Program. On the national stage, it was the year of the Impossible Burger and the Popeye’s chicken sandwich.Summer was dominated by headlines about White Claw, an alcohol-infused bubbly water.. Basilico's menu includes a range of Italian standard dishes, sandwiches at lunchtime and a series of desserts, salads and appetizers. The place also offers sandwiches, salads, snacks, coffee and espresso drinks. It opened in August, according to its Facebook page. Locally Owned Dining Owned and operated by the people who live in the Queen City herself, locally owned restaurants are the best way to really plug into the cuisine and culture of the city. With a seasonally shifting menu of elevated American cuisine and inventive cocktails, Social on Patton is raising the bar for Springfield’s fine-dining scene. Pinterest. Saint City's Sports Bar & Grillopened in early 2019 in Branson at 3265 Falls Parkway with a range of pub foods including burgers, sandwiches, appetizers and more. But Gott wants you to know that Culture Counter is much more than an ice cream shop. It opened in February. The Sundlies got into the date business after a stint living in the Middle East, where they developed a taste for the sweet, sticky fruits. Summer was dominated by headlines about White Claw, an alcohol-infused bubbly water. Young Jun’s latest restaurant venture in Springfield is a buzzy ramen spot that hopes to change your perception of what the dish can be. The Springfield store in the Glenstone Marketplace is close to opening, according to the company Facebook, while site work is underway in Branson. Or, sip on a moonshine and soda while you listen to live, music and enjoy some eats from one of your favorite southwest Missouri food trucks like London Calling, Tinga Tacos and. 5 best new restaurants to visit in St. Louis this May 2019. What really sets this newcomer apart is the plethora of Louisiana-style Cajun dishes on the menu: Beignets, gumbo, andouille—you name it. (Two men got in a shouting match over their place in line at the door.) While Lowrance’s ultimate goal is to host live music, he’s making do and keeping his visitors safe during some not-so-typical times. Shepherd's Mill Restaurantopened in September at the Shepherd of the Hills adventure park, 5586 West Highway 76 in Branson. In the past year, four restaurants have opened in St. Louis hotels, upping the options for hotel dining. It serves corn on the cob, tortas, burritos, quesadillas, nachos, dorinachos, tamales and other dishes. We've got another batch of new restaurants to tell you about in the Ozarks! If you’re anything like us, you find comfort in new, tasty flavors. Whether on a small family outing or a socially distant get together with a friend, patrons indulge in one of Culture Counter’s nutrient-packed smoothies, or enjoy a scoop of handmade ice cream. space on Walnut Street, serving select menu favorites and building a huge outdoor seating area for safe dining. 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