Best New Restaurant: Lost Signal Brewing Co.

When Lost Signal Brewing Co. opened in February of 2017, it quickly established itself as a power player in Springfield’s rapidly growing beer scene. With chef Kymberlee Matney leading its kitchen, Lost Signal has also become a destination for authentic Texas-style barbecue. Full and half slabs of smoked ribs, half a smoked chicken and plates of beef brisket and pulled pork are complemented by comforting sides of bacon-jalapeño cornbread and beer-laced mac ‘n’ cheese. For brunch, you’ll find monstrous dishes like the Tower of Power, featuring crumbly housemade biscuits smothered in beans, runny eggs and tender brisket. (Photo by Brandon Alms)

Lost Signal Brewing Co., lostsignalbrewing.com

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