This week in Springfield-area restaurant news: A taste of London prepares to leave Battlefield Mall, Korean-style corn dogs will return and the registration deadline approaches for a cheesy competition.
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London Calling Pasty Company moving to Nixa food hall
After six years at Battlefield Mall, London Calling Pasty Company announced that it will be moving to 14 Mill Market, 203 E. Mount Vernon St.
“Food halls are taking over the United States. They’re great locations for unique food concepts,” said co-owner Carrie Mitchell in a video.
While the main location will move to Nixa in January, both London Calling’s pasty and fish and chips trucks will continue to roam Springfield and the Price Cutter location, 4228 S. National, will still sell frozen products.
London Calling’s location in the Battlefield Mall food court, 2825 S. Glenstone Ave., will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday through December.
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Korean-style corn dogs will make a return to Springfield
WookieDogs, which serves a cross between a mozzarella cheese stick and a corn dog, will come back to Springfield on Dec. 10 and Dec. 11.
During 2023, WookieDogs has been at various music festivals including Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta and Electric Forest in Michigan.
The pop-up event will be at Skully’s Ramen, 1427 E. Cherry St., from noon to 5 p.m. on Dec. 10 and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dec. 11.
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Registration deadline for MO Mac & Cheese Fest coming up
Restaurants or groups looking to compete in the fourth MO Mac & Cheese Fest have until Dec. 8 to enter the competition. The event offers people the chance to sample mac and cheese from local and regional competitors.
MO Mac & Cheese Fest will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 13, 2024, at the University Plaza Hotel and Convention Center, 333 S. John Q. Hammons Parkway. Tickets can be purchased online — $15 for an individual ticket, $50 for a pack of four — until 11:59 p.m. Jan. 1. Tickets at the door will be $20. Children younger than 4 enter free.
Proceeds benefit the Ozarks Area Community Action Corporation, an organization that works to “alleviate the causes and conditions of poverty.”
To register, email [email protected] or call 417-873-3375.
Susan Szuch is the health and public policy reporter for the Springfield News-Leader. Follow her on X, formerly known as Twitter, at @szuchsm. Story idea? Email her at [email protected].