Saturday, November 10, 2012

Pretzel Throwdown: Springfield Brewing Company - Springfield, MO

Day three of a six day road trip across the US, the Mr. and I drove from Tucumcari, NM to Springfield, MO, passing through Texas and Oklahoma, stopping briefly in Tulsa to visit a friend from MBA school.  So happy and so hungry to arrive at our final destination, we rushed to Springfield Brewing Company for some brews and eats. Naturally, I was pleasantly surprised to find pretzels ($5.5) on the menu - these Bavarian style sticks arrived pipping hit with queso and Santa Fe cheddar ale. I am not super accustomed to cheesy dips with glue like consistency, but they tasted damn good at the time. I loved the pretzels for their extremey fresh, puffy and chewy qualities. The crust had no lye residue or boldness, but they weren't promising authenticity. Great overall pretzels, and by the way, Springfield, Missouri is awesome!

So awesome, that there is even a bike-espresso shop, Portland-esque coffee shops (LOVED Mudhouse), another brewery and a distillery - all this for a population of about 100k! We stayed in an incredibly lavish mansion bed and breakfast which I will post about next time. I heart Springfield!

Springfield Brewing Company
301 S Market Ave
Springfield, MO 65807


JustinM said...

Some of my relatives moved to the San Gabriel Valley from Southwestern Missouri about 100 years ago. I've never been there, though; I've always gone through the middle of the state on I-70.

Banana Wonder said...

JustinM - 100 years ago? That is backwards pioneering, but good for them. MO is a gem. You totally need to pay them a visit.

LetMeEatCake Eat With Me! said...

they really do look fluffy! and i'm not gonna lie i'm totally a sucker for cheesey sauce :)