Author archives: AY Staff

A Q&A with Scott Copas

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Scott Copas, President and CEO of Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. First job: I had a paper route for Arkansas Democrat and cooked at Minute Man on University Avenue — I can still recite the Minute Man menu. First big break: Going to work for The Baldwin Company in 1977. This is the predecessor to Baldwin & Shell Construction Co. One word th[...]

Oceans Offers the Finest Seafood

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While Arkansas scores points for an abundance of fresh water fish, the Natural State isn't known for seafood. If local diners truly want a taste of what's under the sea, veteran restaurateur Jerry Barakat, better known as Jerry B., delivers the goods with Oceans. For decades, the Barakat name has been synonymous with phenomenal cuisine in Little Rock. His[...]

Watermelon Margarita

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One of my all time favorite cookbooks is The Junior League of Little Rock’s cookbook Big Taste of Little Rock. The cookbook was named Best Fundraising Cookbook in United States by Gourmand International at the Paris Cookbook Fair of 2009. If you want a refreshing cocktail for summer, try the Watermelon Margarita. Ingredients 4 cups seedless watermel[...]

Revisiting Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom

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This week we decided to check back in with Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom, which originally had opened as Piro Oven & Barroom. We are happy to report that the restaurant is doing just fine. Raduno's is one of the latest restaurants to open its doors in SoMa, and is a favored haunt for those who reside within walking distance and beyond. The revitalization of [...]

Colorectal Cancer Screenings Can Save Lives

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The best way to win the fight against colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, is to stop it before it ever has a chance, and that's why colon cancer screenings are important for adults over 50. While it's the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in adults, colon cancer can often be more effectively treated or even prevented if adults over 50 are screened reg[...]

A Murder Most "Fowl"

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A murder mystery adventure on Bathhouse Row!  Calling all birdwatchers, campers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts to solve the mystery and catch the bad guy on May 13, 6:00 - 9:30 p.m.! Presented by the Murder and Macabre Mystery Theater and Friends of Hot Springs National Park. Proceeds benefit the restoration of the Maurice Bathhouse. Tickets include fo[...]

Arkansas Autism Foundation Festival & Walk

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Please join us for our inaugural Autism Festival and Walk hosted by the newly founded Arkansas Autism Foundation. The event is FREE and includes entertainment, refreshments, fun activities, bounce houses and an autism resource fair. Invite your family and friends to walk with us and get decked out in your own team t-shirts. Bring your signs and banners to he[...]

Main Street Food Truck Fridays!

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LINEUP and MENU May 12, 2017   Capitol Plaza Corner of Capitol Avenue and Main Street, Little Rock 10:45am – 1:30pm   El Buen Gusto Pupusas (pork, beans and cheese), pork, steak and chicken TACOS, Burritos, Quesadillas, Tortas (pork,chicken,steak), Willy's Nachos, strawberry lemonade Le Pops Salted Caramel, Chocolate Marve[...]

Zin Wine Bar to Open Second Location

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar recently announced the opening of a second location in the Market Place Shopping Center on North Rodney Parham. “We had been thinking about doing this for a couple of years, so we finally decided, what are we waiting for? Now is the time to bring the fun of Zin downtown out to west Little Rock!” managing partner Troy Deal pos[...]