Casual/American Archive

  • Meatball & Cooper’s Sports Grill

    Meatball & Cooper’s Sports Grill


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    Meatball & Cooper’s got onto my radar due to a coupon I found in one of the local papers.  The top of the coupon proclaimed  “Lookin’ for Home Style Cookin’!” and had pictures of a burger and meatball sub.  It looked like the perfect place for lunch, so I made plans to meet my friend […]

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  • Leong’s Asian Diner

    Leong’s Asian Diner


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    I had lunch today at the new Leong’s.  There has been plenty of info recently in the media about the Leong family history and fame as the creator of we all have come to know as Springfiel Style Cashew Chicken, so I won’t go into any of that here.  I will say that the original […]

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  • Whisler’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers

    Whisler’s Old Fashioned Hamburgers


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    I’ve wanted to try Whisler’s ever since my nephew showed me a picture of the eight-decker cheeseburger he ordered there.  In the picture, there were 8 burger patties, 8 pieces of cheese and 8 pieces of bacon – enclosed within a bun and held together with a wooden spear.  Well, an opportunity presented itself recently […]

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  • Blue Bull Bar and Grill

    Blue Bull Bar and Grill


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    The Blue Bull Bar and Grill (BB) sort of snuck up on me this summer.  I’ve been gone a lot and have missed a lot of the news about new places.  Occupying the former Riad’s place smack dab on Park Central Square, the Blue Bull seems to be downtown’s newest place to grab a burger […]

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  • Mille’s Turn of the Century Café

    Mille’s Turn of the Century Café


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    My wife and I planned a nice evening out visiting downtown for a meal and a movie at the Moxie.  We wanted to eat outside since the weather was nice and decided that Mille’s would fit the bill as they have some outside seating. Once we got downtown we discovered that Mille’s was hosting their […]

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  • Smith’s Restaurant

    Smith’s Restaurant


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    I got really excited when I heard that Smith’s Restaurant was opening a location in Springfield.  For those that don’t know, Smith’s original location is located in the small town of Collin’s Missouri located some 20 miles north of Bolivar on Highway 13.   Smith’s in Collins over the years has become a favorite place of […]

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  • Shorty Small’s – Branson Landing

    Shorty Small’s – Branson Landing


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    I had to make a trip to Branson to drop off my niece at the new Branson airport.  I decided that a meal at Branson Landing was in order since we were in the area.  My wife and mother-in-law were along for the ride and we decided to give Shorty Small’s a try since the […]

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  • Marinade’s Steakhouse & Lounge – Lunch

    Marinade’s Steakhouse & Lounge – Lunch


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    This is a review of lunch at Marinades – as of this date they have been open about a week – but only on the “Lounge” side.  The sit-down restaurant side doesn’t open until May 13th. Danny, Steve and I met for lunch this week at Marinade’s.  There are two sides to the place – […]

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  • Rosie Jo’s Café

    Rosie Jo’s Café


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    My sister-in-law who lives in Ozark suggested a visit to Rosie Jo’s was in order.  I had some trepidation about trying another home-cooking style place after our recent experience at Patrick’s in Nixa.  But, this is what I do, so Steve and I had lunch at Rosie Jo’s this week – purposely leaving out Danny […]

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  • Grant’s American Family Dining

    Grant’s American Family Dining


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    UPDATE I had promised my wife a ‘nice’ dinner after bailing on her at lunch, and I hoped that a trip to Grant’s would make up for it.   I’ve driven by Grant’s several times recently and saw that they appeared to be fairly busy so I was hopeful for a better visit than last time. […]

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