Casual/American Archive

  • Jimm’s Steakhouse and Pub

    Jimm’s Steakhouse and Pub


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    I’ve been watching the transformation of the sad, empty old Steak & Ale building for the last couple of months.  The transformation is complete and Jimm’s Steakhouse and Pub is now open.  My wife and I decided to have lunch at Jimm’s last week to see what it is like.

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  • Bair’s All-American Sports Grill

    Bair’s All-American Sports Grill


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    This is just a quick update.  Bair’s has redone their menu somewhat and are now offering a bigger selection of burgers and dinner entrees.

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  • George’s Steak House

    George’s Steak House


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    Danny, Steve and I had lunch the other day at George’s Steak House.  George’s is a Springfield institution and has been around over 30 years at the same location on Glenstone.  George’s is open 24 hours. 

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  • Cedars Restaurant

    Cedars Restaurant


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    I’ve been to Cedars twice in the last week for lunch – first with Danny, then again with some of my family. 

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  • Casper’s

    Casper’s


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    My friend David and I met for lunch this last Friday at Casper’s.  There isn’t any other place in Springfield like Casper’s.  Located in a shiny quonset hut on Walnut just west of Campbell, Casper’s is a Springfield institution.

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  • Billy Bob’s Dairy Land – Branson

    Billy Bob’s Dairy Land – Branson


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    Steve has been talking up Billy Bob’s Dairy Land for the last several weeks and even has suggested a lunch-time trip to Branson for a burger. 

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  • Grad School

    Grad School


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    At Kelly’s suggestion, he, Steve, Danny and I had lunch last week at Grad School.  Located in a small building across from the YMCA on Jefferson, Grad School is the latest restaurant in this space previously occupied by the

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  • Springfield Brewing Company

    Springfield Brewing Company


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    We had dinner with Danny and his family last Friday night at the Springfield Brewing Company.  I’ve been there in the past and while

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  • Metropolitan Grill

    Metropolitan Grill


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    My wife called me a bit before noon today and said she was heading to the Metropolitan Grill with her sister for lunch and I should meet them there.  A few years ago,

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  • Valentine’s

    Valentine’s


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    Danny and I did lunch at Valentine’s last week.  I’ve been here for both lunch and dinner in the past and had favorable experiences.

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