The Midwest is rarely regarded as a hotbed of unbridled sensuality. However, Springfield, Missouri, has a way of proving people wrong – and the romantic dining scene is no exception. From old-school steakhouses to stripped-down farm-to-table concepts, Springfield-area eateries are satisfying…

From front-of-house pros to chefs to mixologists, these talented individuals are pushing boundaries either in kitchens of their own or under the direction of some of the region’s best chefs. Meet this year’s roster of rising stars in Springfield, Missouri.

A popular pop-up restaurant finally put down roots, another concept brings Greek favorites to town and the city got its first traditional Dutch restaurant. These are the can’t-miss spots that have opened in Springfield, Missouri, from December 2017 to October 2018.

This easy bourbon chai tea is the perfect cozy sip for celebrating with friends and family around a fire.