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Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
FOOD & DRINKBEST BBQSmokey Bones2660 South Dirksen Parkway, 528-6410There’s no shortage of BBQ joints in town, but this year, our readers have hand-picked Smokey Bones fare as the very best the...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

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Illinois Times presents to you, proudly, one more time, the Best of Springfield, as determined by our readers and the friends BOS wannabes recruit to vote for them. We had more than 12,000 votes this year – the largest turnout ever – and 140 categories, a third more than ever before. Thanks to all the voters who worked through a long ballot. We always ask readers to vote local, and...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am

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 BEST GAY/LESBIAN BAR, BEST DANCE CLUBClub Station House306 East Washington St., 525-0438If you’re looking to cut a rug, Club Station House is the place to be. (In most circles, people just cal...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:13 pm
BEST NEW BAND 2012BrushfireOur voters had impeccable taste in choosing this intensely hot country band, as this summer the group finished first in a national contest judged by country music industry h...
Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 04:12 pm
Welcome to BOSOften the news business takes us to the worst of Springfield, so we look forward every year to this edition, which brings you the best. In these pages, 72 of them this week, we celebrate...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 03:11 pm
RIP, CAITIE GIRLBest downtown dining. Most original menu. Best chef. Best-kept secret.And all gone.If there was a landslide winner in this year’s Best Of competition, it was Caitie Girl’s,...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 10:44 am
BEST BAND WITHOUT A CATEGORY Still Kick’nOh my goodness, the bull ran loose when no category for country band appeared in the 2011 Best of Springfield list. Immediately fans of Still Kick’...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 02:56 am
BEST BAR FOODBrickhouse Grill & Pub3136 W. Iles Ave., 546-2745219 S. Fifth St., (downtown), 679-1500 OK, you’ve got your cheeseburgers, your horseshoes, your nachos, your chicken wings, your...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 02:56 am
BEST ASIAN FOODBEST SUSHIBEST MARTINI NAMEBEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATEOsaka1665 Wabash Ave., 726-8037Osaka sure does a lot of things right. First things first, let’s start with the cocktails. We ...
Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011 02:56 am
BEST BAR FOR SPORTSBEST CHICKEN WINGSBuffalo Wild Wings2808 N. Dirksen Parkway, 670-00484420 Wabash Avenue, 546-9453Walk into Buffalo Wild Wings and there’s not a seat in the house from which yo...


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