Author archives: Eric Francis

Dining Spotlight: Twenty-Something Else

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Two decades into its run, James at the Mill still serves some of the most amazing fine food in Arkansas. Photography by Beth Hall   the conundrum restaurateurs face: Change is the only constant, but your regulars often crave familiarity. Chef Miles James, owner of James at the Mill in the tiny northwest Arkansas town of Johnson, has trod that [...]

Excursion: Living Local

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Familiar names are being joined by new businesses in Conway, Ark., as merchants and restaurateurs cater to residents who no longer think it should be necessary to drive to Little Rock to find what they want. Photography by Sara Edwards Neal   Bell & Sward Gentlemen’s Clothier, at 1020 Oak St., started, basically, for want of a shirt. “There[...]

Dining Spotlight: Simply Terryfic

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The Restaurant at Terry’s Finer Foods is legendary in its home territory of Little Rock’s Heights neighborhood, but lovers of good food from all over the capital city — and beyond — should seek out this charming bistro. Photography by Janet Warlick   you take the word “restaurant” and put the word “French” in front of it, some people get a little [...]

Health: 26.2 Miles, Just For Starters

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The Little Rock Marathon was one of Andre Slay’s first races as a runner. Now he’s trying out for the United States Paralympics track team. Photography by Janet Warlick   Slay hadn’t really planned to become a runner. Slay, who has a private pilot’s license and is training to become a pilot instructor, lost his right leg below the knee followin[...]