Author archives: Kody Ford

Northwest Arkansas Fashion Week Returns

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Springtime doesn’t have a monopoly on fashion, so why should that be the only time to showcase it? NWA Fashion Week is back for its fall shows on Nov. 9  and 10 at Drake Field in south Fayetteville.  NWAFW - THE SHOWS will feature two nights of both designer and boutique runway showcases - 22 shows in total. Look for talent from across the state during show-[...]

Brunching in Northwest: Briar Rose Bakery and Deli

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Briar Rose Bakery & Deli in Farmington. Recently, someone asked me to name my favorite food. Without hesitation, I said cinnamon rolls. Now, mind you, this is not a part of my daily diet, lest I rely upon a Rascal electric sc[...]

The Reality Show: Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival Returns with Hollywood Icons Werner Herzog and Kathleen Turner

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or over a quarter of a century, the Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival has served as a cultural touchstone for nonfiction filmmaking. In the past, the festival has hosted films by icons like George Takei. This year, they plan to turn up the heat. Hot Springs native and filmmaker Jennifer Gerber recently took over as the festival’s interim executive dir[...]

Lunching in Northwest: BürgerHaüs

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In Lunching in Northwest, a companion to our Lunching in Little Rock blog series, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best restaurants – all in time to get back to the office. This week, Kody ate lunch at BürgerHaüs in Fayetteville. Click here to read more from #LunchinginLR and #LunchinginNWA. Photography by Kody Ford. If you’re comin[...]

Fayetteville Film Fest to Feature Four Arkansas-Made Movies

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Fayetteville Film Fest rolls out the red carpet on Sept. 12-16 at locations around the downtown Fayetteville Square. The ninth annual event features a record-setting 56 films (including feature films, documentaries, short films, foreign films and animated films) to be screened over the course of the five days of the festival at locations around downtown Faye[...]

Brunching in Northwest: Prelude Breakfast Bar

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In Brunching in Northwest, Kody Ford will explore and review Northwest Arkansas’ best brunch spots. This week, Kody brunched at Prelude Breakfast Bar at 509 W. Spring St. #210 in Fayetteville. Click here to read more brunch and lunch reviews, and share your own experiences with #BrunchinginNWA and #LunchinginNWA. While brunch mania hasn’t overtaken Fayett[...]

A Time Forgotten: Chef Matthew McClure Reinvigorates Southern Cuisine with a Dash of Nostalgia

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hef Matthew McClure is a fan of reinventing traditions. A four-time James Beard Award semifinalist and executive chef at The Hive at 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, he is always studying food, searching for ways to alter flavor profiles to put a new twist on a timeless classic. “I hate monotony,” says McClure. “If I had to cook one thing over and over fo[...]