BEST OF SPRINGFIELD: Station 1 tops bar food, earns three other finalist nods
3 Nov 2021
Springfield’s Station 1 doesn’t have a fancy slogan or gimmick. It lets its offerings and atmosphere do the work.
“We just try to provide a safe, fun place to come for food or entertainment,” said Station 1 owner Sara Montei. “A place for somebody to get a cocktail at the end of the day or to hear a band. A place everybody’s welcomed.”
BEST OF SPRINGFIELD: Speakeasy Ramen places in 4 categories as a growing dining option in the cityNov 1 2021
In a restaurant culture dominated by burgers, pizza, chicken and several common ethnic foods, diners are constantly searching for new options. Take ramen, a staple of students and people on a budget for its affordability and ease. Brittany Waters saw a chance to change that image of ramen into...
Some know him as DJ Chill, others as Firefighter Chill. Chris Chilton happily answers to both. The community warmed to both sides of Chilton in the 2021 Best of Springfield contest, voting him first in Best Band or DJ and second in Best First Responder, a new category added...
It’s OK not to be OK. When people who need help hear that, Stephen Massey can see the relief in their expression. “We try to help them understand that support is a good thing,” says Massey, who is the chief operations officer and a co-director of CitiLookout Counseling...