SpringFest Party, A Restaurant Seeks New Owners, and Casper's Debuts Drive-Thru

Spring is in the air, and Springfield, Missouri's food scene is blooming! This week brings exciting news for local foodies, with a vibrant celebration of diversity, a beloved restaurant seeking new beginnings, and a convenient new way to enjoy a classic diner experience.

Metro Eats Food Truck Park Throws SpringFest Party

Metro Eats, the popular food truck park located at 2463 W. Sunshine, is gearing up to welcome spring with a festive bash – the SpringFest Party Multicultural Event. This exciting event, scheduled for April 13th, promises to be a delicious and inclusive celebration of Springfield's diverse culinary landscape.

Mark your calendars for a fun-filled day from 10 am to 4 pm. Participating food trucks include 417 Simply Better, Caracas House, El Salvador Pupuseria y Mas, Grow for Good 417, Lovecraft Farms, Mama G's Kitchen, Stusquatch's Rockstar BBQ, Whatever You Want, Wherehouse Bar, and Xurros. This impressive lineup guarantees a wide variety of flavors to tantalize your taste buds, from Venezuelan specialties to Salvadoran pupusas, delectable barbecue, and sweet treats like churros.

But the fun doesn't stop at food! The afternoon will be enlivened by a DJ spinning tunes, while children can enjoy games and face painting activities. This family-friendly event is the perfect opportunity to savor delicious food, embrace cultural diversity, and create lasting memories.

The Mediterranean Restaurant Seeks New Owners to Carry on its Legacy

A bittersweet chapter unfolds in Bolivar, Missouri, as The Mediterranean Restaurant, a cherished establishment serving Eastern Mediterranean cuisine since 2012, seeks new ownership. Located at 115 W. Broadway St., the restaurant has delighted patrons with flavorful dishes inspired by culinary traditions from Syria, Egypt, Turkey, Greece, and Morocco.

A Facebook post shared on February 28th announced the restaurant's search for new owners, citing unforeseen circumstances. The post expresses a heartfelt desire to see the legacy of The Mediterranean Restaurant continue. Whether you're a seasoned restaurateur or a passionate foodie with a dream, this could be the perfect opportunity to take the helm and preserve this beloved establishment's unique culinary heritage.

Casper's Diner Debuts Drive-Thru, Bringing Classic Comfort Food on the Go

Good news for busy Springfield residents who crave a taste of Casper's Diner's classic comfort food! This iconic establishment, boasting a rich history since 1909, has finally unveiled its much-anticipated drive-thru at its current location at 937 S. Glenstone Ave.

The move to the Glenstone location from its previous spot on Walnut Street came this past year, bringing with it the added convenience of a drive-thru. Now, you can indulge in Casper's signature "double chzburger" and all your other diner favorites without even leaving your car.

Casper's Diner remains a haven for comfort food lovers, offering friendly service and delicious dishes from 10:30 am to 8:00 pm Monday through Friday, and from 10:30 am to 3:00 pm on Saturdays. So, the next time you're craving a classic diner experience, be sure to swing by Casper's, either for a sit-down meal or a quick and convenient drive-thru pick-up.

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