New Businesses in Pulaski County

January is the beginning of the new year and we have several new businesses in our area to welcome! There are three new eating venues and two massage therapy spas are now open and ready for you to stop in, say hello, and try their services! So while you are exploring Pulaski County please stop in a visit:

Big Ed’s Burgers & Fries

Grant Warren has opened a food truck Big Ed’s Burger’s & Fries. He has worked in local restaurants in the area and his wife’s family has also run restaurants. The idea to open a food truck appealed to Grant and Mary, his wife. They decided to do burgers, fries, chicken tenders, along with homemade brownies!

The Warren’s buy the beef locally from Boucher Farms in Dixon. The Boucher’s raise their cattle locally and do not use growth hormones or any antibiotics, so you are getting “natural beef”!

When setting up the food truck, the Warrens do not have a set location, rather they “pick a neighborhood. Please check their Facebook page to find out their next location.

The Divine Pineapple: Therapeutic and Wellness Center located at 839 VFW Memorial Drive, Suite 4 in Saint Robert.  They share the office with Heavenly Hands Day Spa.  Corrine Sanchez worked with Whitney of Heavenly Hands Day Spa.  Whitney encouraged Corrine to open her own business, so she did!  When asked what draws in new clients, she says “the focus on new energy and trying to connect at the level where the client is at.”  Going into the spa is “a whole different environment…”

Corrine Sanchez – The Divine Pineapple: Therapeutic and Wellness Center (left) and Whitney Stevick – Heavenly Hands Day Spa (right)

Savanna Timmons recently opened Tiger Nutrition at 320 Ichord Avenue, Suite S; in Waynesville.  Her husband, Ty, is currently transitioning out of the military.  They are “really big into the gym” and they enjoy eating healthy.  When asked why they decided to open a nutritional bar, Savanna said, “people don’t want to make the food or drinks at home, and it is quick and easy to come into Tiger Nutrition.”

They offer protein balls; community bowls; oatmeal bowls; waffles; and nutritional shakes and teas.  You may choose fruits; vegetables; yogurt; milk; granola or other yummy items featured on their bar and create your own shake!

Tiger Nutrition, Waynesville, MO

Early in December, Spartan Gyros opened at 690 Missouri Avenue, Suite 5 in Saint Robert.  Kenny, who is retired military, & Cristal decided to open in Saint Robert due to its proximity near Fort Leonard Wood. 

The menu includes gyro wraps; Greek salads with or without gyro meat or chicken; burgers; pizza; and a variety of beverages.  The gyro platter features gyros meat, fried potatoes, Greek Salad, pita bread, and tzatziki sauce and is delicious!  Other food choices also include generous and delicious portions.

Spartan Gyros, St. Robert, MO

Opening a business in Pulaski County? Please visit our Industry Login section of PulaskiCountyUSA.com to learn more about the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau programs available to area partners, or email us at email@pulaskicountyusa.com to schedule an appointment.

Pulaski County USA Trivia Contest

Tuesday, January 4th is National Trivia Day! Visit our Facebook page over the next few days as trivia questions will be posted throughout the week.

Rules and Procedures

The Trivia Contest will begin at 8 am on January 3, 2022, and will close at 8 am (Central Time) on January 7, 2022.

Anyone may enter the contest by entering one guess per question, as a comment under each trivia question posted.

Receive one entry for each correct guess. Only one entry per name, per question. Trivia questions with two answers will receive one entry for each correct answer.

The contest closes at 8 am central time, Friday, January 7, 2022.

Drawing will be held at noon, Friday, January 7, 2022.  Winners will be notified through Facebook Messenger.

Prizes;  One winner will be randomly drawn for each prize.  Prizes consist of; 1-Pulaski County hat, 1- Pulaski County Inspirations book, 1-Motorcycle bottle opener, 1- Route 66 coffee mug.  The list of winners will be updated on this page by Monday, January 10, 2022. 

Prizes may be picked up from the Pulaski County Visitors Center during regular business hours.  Or mailed to the winner, upon request.  Prizes are to be picked up by January 21, 2022.  Prizes not picked up by 4 pm, January 21, 2022, will be forfeited. 

Winner of the City of Richland trivia question was S Wood, Kirksville, MO.

New Year’s Eve Celebrations!

Christmas has passed…now we are eagerly awaiting the next celebration before the end of 2021!  Looking for an evening out?  Or a place to celebrate?  Pulaski County is a great place to ring in the New Year!!

Club Rodeo Midway, 819 Highway Z, Saint Robert.

Beginning at 7:00 p.m. with Live Piano Music!!!

Call and they will have a table reserved and your party’s seats secured ahead of time! This is one party you won’t want to miss as there will be champagne toasts; balloon drops; party favors; and prizes!!

https://clubrodemidway.com/events

Pulaski County/Ft Leonard Wood Shrine Club, 26920 Shrine Road, Waynesville.

Bring in the New Year with live music, food, drink specials, and all your favorite people over at the Pulaski County Fort Wood Shrine Club. Live music by Phat Mike and the Bartenders!  $15 general admission; champagne toast; $5 breakfast at midnight.

$20 /person to reserve a table and includes breakfast! Please contact Becky Diedrich 573-528-3645 or “Coach” Nick Roth 417-288-2971to to make your reservation.

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Nellie’s Gravel Bar, 26650 Highway 17, Waynesville.

Come celebrate the New Year! A black and white (silver) masquerade party! Dress up or dress down! Steve-O will be playing all your requests and letting you sing all your favorites!  Bucket and shot specials will be available throughout the night!  The Best Bartender 2021, Angel Larsen, is behind the bar serving all your favorite drinks! 

https://www.facebook.com/whoanellies2018

28 Shots Bar & Grill, 13850 Highway 28, Dixon.

Hang out at 28 Shots to celebrate the end of 2021 and begin 2022 with a live music experience from Outlaw-X! Begins at 8:30 p.m.- 12:30 a.m.

https://www.facebook.com/28shotsdixon

The Pub off the Tracks, 208 West McClurg Street, Richland.

The gang at The Pub will be hosting a karaoke and toga party! Call and reserve a table to enjoy your night! (NO AVAILABILITY AT THIS TIME!) Check for last-minute cancellations.

https://www.facebook.com/DaughertysPub

JCJ’s, 948 Old Route 66, Saint Robert.

Don’t forget the third annual New Year’s Eve dining. JCJ’s will be open 6.00 a.m., Friday until 10.00 p.m., Saturday night!  Stop in ad enjoy a filling breakfast and delicious coffee on New Year’s Eve/New Year’s Day!

https://www.facebook.com/JCJS-place-106229604342433

The Tap on Route 66, 948 Old Route 66, Saint Robert

The Tap on Route 66 will feature a local acoustic talent, C-Diddy, joining for open mic night and specials galore!  Midnight breakfast will be provided by JCJs Place!

https://www.facebook.com/Tapto66

You may wish to enjoy a delicious meal before you go to celebrate the New Year at one of the many restaurants in the county! If you still have not found a place to ring in the New Year, check out the many other Nightlife activities in the area.  Maybe you wish to welcome the new year on a high note, plus welcoming accommodations waiting for you as the evening winds down at one of the local hotels/motels, and don’t forget – be safe.  Designate a driver or call/contact an area taxi company.

Ring in 2022 with friends at these New Year’s Eve celebrations!

Did we miss one? Email mitzis@pulaskicountyusa.com, so we may add your suggestion to the list.

Pick the Perfect Present in Pulaski! (Last Minute Shoppers Edition)

It’s almost Christmas, still have some last minute gifts to get checked off your list or need something to fill that empty stocking? Look no further, here are some great gift ideas right here in Pulaski County, Missouri that will make the task a little easier.

There are many great shopping opportunities here locally. Visit one of the larger retail stores for that time saver, one stop shopping experience or support one of the locally owned small businesses for a more personalized shopping experience. Shopping locally for a special gift that you just can’t find anywhere else is so much better than that “Jelly of the Month Club Membership.”

For the collector or antique browser, be sure to check out the Antique, Thrift and Treat Trail that highlights some of Pulaski’s local unique stores for solving that “what do I get them” question. For the quilter in your life, a trip to one of the quilting stores would be a great place to find a creating gift. Worried about what dessert Aunt Bethany might bring? Pick up or order your treats from one of our sweet shops and let your family know that no one needs to fret about what’s for dessert!

Photo Courtesy of Triple Creek Antiques
Photo Courtesy of Sanctuary Coffee & Quilts

Hungry from all that shopping or need an idea for the foodie in your life? Take some time out, make a memory and treat them to a progressive meal experience. Eat your way through Pulaski County, stopping at various places and plan a full course meal experience! Dine at several different places and consume the different courses of a meal while enjoying time well spent together. Can’t seem to squeeze in your dining trip until later? No worries, most restaurants offer gift certificates. If you’re stressed that your meal might turn out like the turkey Clark is carving, make this year unique and switch it up a bit. Check out our dining list and plan a unique meal ahead of time, let local chefs place some magic on your table without all the fuss!

A great gift for the adventurer in your life is to gift a memory or experience. If you have a memory to preserve, have it specially framed and hide it under the tree until it’s time to open it. One up that gift and pair it with coordinating the next great adventure. Plan a future gift outdoors or on one of Pulaski’s rivers; the Big Piney or Gasconade where there’s great opportunities for fishing or floating. Go ahead and request a free travel inspiration guide to help you plan that special trip and be sure to check with our local outfitters to see if they offer gift certificates. Pro tip: Bringing an RV? Be sure to ask about RV park amenities, don’t be like cousin Eddy, know where the dump stations are located before arriving!

Photo Courtesy of BSC Outdoors Face book page

Pets are part of the family too, and if you’re still needing a gift for your fur baby, there are some great pet shopping options available. Wanting to keep them busy while you’re out and about? Use a pet daycare or boarding to keep your furry friend healthy and happy, because we all know that Christmas lights are not good toys for kitties!

Photo courtesy of Kimberly Dreadfulwater – Johnson

Needing some relief from all that holiday stress? Check with the local spas for gift giving or enjoy a treatment yourself. Needing a night out or looking for a place to celebrate the holidays? A local club might fill that need or a trip to the movies might just be the ticket. Looking for a fun, family experience but your knowledge of exterior illumination didn’t turn out as planned? Pile the family in the car and check out the holiday lights in Pulaski County, I’m sure Sparky would appreciate you searching for that “Griswold Family Christmas” experience.

Photo courtesy of Wild Rose Wellness Face book page
Photo courtesy of Light Up Pulaski County
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B & B Theaters
Face book page

Christmas for some, doesn’t always come in packages, boxes or bags, but is for celebrating another reason for the season, find the service and location that’s best for you. You can’t stop Christmas from coming, so take the time and make it special. If your home is far away and you need a place to stay, there’s always a great home away from home to select from. Rather at home or far away, be sure to sit back, relax and be in the moment, and once and you’re there, then you can reflect and can say, “I did it.”

Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays from the Pulaski County Tourism Bureau.

Come Spend Christmas in Richland – December 11th!

There is no better way to spend Christmas than in Richland, Missouri.  Community volunteers have planned a fun-filled day and evening for you, your family, and friends to join in on the Richland holiday spirit!

8:30 am –  3rd Annual Richland Holiday 5k Run – Start the day of walking, running or jogging! and The top three finishers in various age groups will earn prizes  Watch their Facebook Event for upcoming details on age groups and route. This event is sponsored by the Richland R-IV PTSO

10:00 am-Noon – Winter Wonderland – The kids will be excited to chat with Santa and the characters from Toy Story: Woody, Buzz, Lotso, Forky, and Rex. This free event, located at Central Ozarks Medical Center, also offers a special holiday performance by members of the Richland High School Band.

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – City Holiday Bazaar in the City Gym –  Stop in to browse the vendor booths for those special homemade gifts.

Noon – 1:30 pm – Annual Chicken Dinner at Richland Methodist Church – Warm up your belly at the annual community dinner. 

Noon – 4:30 pm – Shopping and fun in Downtown Richland.

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Christmas Parade –  Celebrate the season during the Richland Chamber of Commerce “A Christmas In Richland” parade.

Dusk to 10 pm – Olde Thyme Christmas at Shady Dell Park –  Enjoy the beautiful light display as you drive around the park.  Or take time to park, and walk along the trail.

Shop Richland Anytime!

Family Dollar – A fine array of items to choose from, don’t forget your wrapping paper and tape!

Final Stop Die-Cast Collectibles & More – Jam-packed and the perfect stop for that hard-to-find collectible!  Tractors, hot wheels, NASCAR.  In addition to die-cast models, you will find vintage collectibles. December 11th receive 10% off your purchase, during the Christmas in Richland event.

Images courtesy of Final Stop Die-Cast

Ginger’s Print Shop – Christmas cards, ornaments, decorations, and more.

Good Samaritan of Richland – A thrifter’s delight!

H E Warren & Sons – Clothing, craft materials. Richland’s oldest operating business.

Moore’s Greenhouse – Handmade wood decor perfect for gifts, or to treat yourself!

Images courtesy of Moore’s Greenhouse

The Drop Shop – Discount shop featuring everything from toys to household goods, at bargain prices.

Images courtesy of The Drop Shop

The Little Grey Room Boutique – Beautiful and unique clothing boutique.

Images courtesy of The Little Grey Room Boutique

While in Richland enjoy lunch or dinner at one of Richland’s restaurants

Bear Zone Arcade – A fun place for kids and adults!  Play games and enjoy burgers and pizza!

Market Basket Café, Catering and Flowers – Stop in for ice cream or beautiful floral gift, basket, or home decor.

Image courtesy of Market Basket Cafe, Catering & Flowers


Image courtesy of Sanctuary Coffee & Quilts

Sanctuary Coffee & Quilts – Warm up with a great cup of coffee and delicious baked goods. Stop by between 3 pm and 6 pm on Saturday, December 11th, and enjoy their fried Nutella-filled beignets on the porch ($3 a package), and delicious Cinnamon Dolce Latte and Peppermint Mochas. They will also have fabric sales and have gift cards available for purchase.

The Burger Stand – Cool shakes and warm sandwiches!  The tenderloin sandwich is HUGE!  And you can’t go wrong with their burger or chicken!

The Pub Off the Tracks Bar & Grill – Amazing burgers!  Watch for their delicious daily specials or the Pulled Pork Nachos!

Images courtesy of The Pub Off the Tracks Bar & Grill

The Wagon Wheel – Home cookin’ buffet or menu style.

Easy access from Interstate 44

Richland is a cozy community, nestled in the Ozarks Missouri region, along Hwy 7 and Hwy 133, just north of Interstate 44, from Exits 150 or 145. Located just 30 minutes from Lake of the Ozarks.

For more information about these events, visit the Richland Chamber of Commerce –  “A Christmas in Richland” event and Central Ozarks Medical Center’s “Winter Wonderland Open House”.