Upscale Archive

  • Flo Eatery and Wine Bar

    Flo Eatery and Wine Bar


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    Seems the Tan brothers are at it again.  This time branching out of their Asian and Pacific Rim comfort zone (5 Spice, Ocean Zen, Yum Yum Bowl) and into the trendy bar scene with Flo Eatery and Wine Bar.  Last Saturday, my wife and I decided on an early evening outing to Flo to check […]

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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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  • Ocean Zen Pacific Rim

    Ocean Zen Pacific Rim


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    Last week my Uncle John and Auntie Jay were in town visiting from Pennsylvania and I wanted to take them and my Mom out for a nice Dinner.  John likes seafood – so my first thought was Ocean Zen (OZ). 

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  • Biermann’s

    Biermann’s


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    I’ve wanted to head out to Freistatt for quite a while now to try some German food.  I finally got my opportunity last Saturday with family to celebrate my father-in-law’s birthday.  The drive from southeast Springfield took about 45 minutes heading out I-44.

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  • Touch

    Touch


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    I’ve been seeing ads in the newspaper about Touch’s early evening special – a three course dinner for $15.95 per person – and had been looking for an opportunity to try it out.  My wife and I finally decided that last Tuesday

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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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  • Gallery Bistro

    Gallery Bistro


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    Last Friday was the Friday Night Art Walk downtown.  My wife and I have talked about going for a long time now and we finally made it.  Being Art Walk night we decided that the “Gallery” Bistro

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  • Twilight Grille

    Twilight Grille


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    UPDATE April 24, 2008 My wife and I made it to dinner last night at the Twilight Grille wanting to get out for a nice dinner after having a busy couple of weeks. 

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  • 5 Spice China Grill

    5 Spice China Grill


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    Wanting to try the newest Chinese restaurant in town, my wife, her sister and I went for an early dinner tonight at 5 Spice China Grill.  Located in the old

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