Author archives: Melanie Kramer

Lost Forty: Little Rock Brews

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s the seasons begin to change so do the local craft beer offerings. We checked in with Lost Forty to find out what they’ve got on tap to help combat the late Arkansas summer heat and humidity and ease the transition into early fall. All brews will be available on draft at restaurants and bars statewide, in cans for your next barbecue or outdoor adventure [...]

The Best Fresh Food in Memphis

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sually when you think of Memphis and food, barbecue is the first thing that comes to mind. Clearly, food in this Delta city is much more, and is ever-evolving past mouth-watering dry ribs and award-winning pulled pork. Fresh and local have become synonymous with the food scene in Memphis. Two local restaurants, Wild Beet Salad Co. (formerly Lettuce Eat), and[...]

Online Exclusive: A Happy Lake Hamilton Cottage

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We had so much fun photographing Kay Koonce and Marvin Itzkowitz's warm and inviting Hot Springs home for our July issue. We had more photos than we were able to use in the magazine. To celebrate this great couple and their beautiful new home, we wanted to share more with our readers. We also want to thank Cabbage Rose for creating two beautiful flower ar[...]

Not All Vodkas Are Created Equal

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Rock Town Distillery puts Little Rock on the vodka map with its top-of-the-line offerings. even years ago when Phil Brandon started distilling vodka at his downtown Little Rock warehouse, he knew he wanted to make his vodka special. Not only has Rock Town Vodka become his number one seller, but it has evolved and the company now makes grapefruit, basil an[...]

A Peaceful Lakeside Cottage: Little Rock Couple Builds Happy Home on Lake Hamilton

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wning a home in Hot Springs after living in Little Rock for nearly four decades was an easy decision for Kay Koonce. Koonce grew up in Hot Springs at the former Alpine Chalets Lake Resort on Lake Hamilton. Her parents, Elza and Martha Young, owned and operated Alpine until they decided to sell in the 1980s. The resort was turned into condominiums and the[...]

Make a Quick Getaway:
6 Trips for Arkansas Explorers

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he best trips are usually in your own backyard, and fortunately for Arkansans our backyard is stunning, and full of adventure and wild wonder. There are always places to discover – and rediscover. We rounded up our top trips in the state and did our best to include something for everyone. Make memories with the entire family, have an adventure on a natio[...]