Author archives: Kat Robinson

Delectable Slices of the Natural State

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rkansas, unlike other destinations around the world, is not known for a singular style of pizza. From corner to corner of this state, you’ll find all sorts of variations on the classic flat tomato and cheese pie — from the thinnest of crusts at places like Iriana’s to the thick, biscuit crusts of Rod’s Pizza Cellar. The sauces vary, too — thin or chunky, spi[...]

Chill Out

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Cool Arkansas treats can make your summer days more delightful. GO ALL NATURAL WITH A PINK DRAGON Paninis and Company revamped their menu around Easter to focus on two fronts: substantial and fresh sandwiches and remarkably brilliant smoothies. Barkley Boyd’s creations include a colorful array of cold sippables that are just as pretty as they are healthy. [...]

Cool Canvas

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Loblolly Creamery’s new digs mean new flavors, new art and more seats for milkshake sipping. ally Mengel’s first widely shared sweet treat was buttermilk ice cream at the inaugural Arkansas Cornbread Festival in Little Rock in 2011. Six years later, it’s one of 32 flavors offered daily in a large space just footfalls away from the original competition. Th[...]

The White House Café

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he White House Café opened in 1907 in downtown Camden by Hristos Hodjopulas, who had moved to southern Arkansas from Greece. The wedge-shaped edifice was built right next to the train tracks, a two-story structure at the end of the downtown district. Shortly thereafter, Hodjopulas sold the place to his cousin James Andritsos, who kept the place open 24 hou[...]

A Romantic Chateaubriand for Two

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By Kat Robinson :: Photography by Grav Weldon   andlelight. Music. What delicious meal makes the perfect at-home dinner date for Christmas or New Year’s Eve? Chef Billy Ginocchio at Pulaski Tech's Culinary Institute shows us how to prepare Chateaubriand, an extraordinary dinner for two.     WHAT IS CHATEAUBRIAND? It’s the center[...]

Wings Over The Prairie

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The week of Thanksgiving is always a time to gather with family. In Stuttgart, the Duck and Rice Capital of the World, a larger family gathers to celebrate the bounty of the Arkansas Grand Prairie. This year, the east Arkansas town celebrates the 81st Annual Wings Over The Prairie Festival, a fete that will bring in visitors from all over the world to hear[...]