Category archives: Food

Strawberry Brownie Yums for Summer Parties

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Today, we’re featuring fun, easy-to-prepare, easy-to-eat, easy-to-clean up recipes for delicious summer meals that don’t require a grill. I love the flavor and texture contrast of fruit in salad. For me, until recently, mixing fruits and greens was rare. It was only later in life that I discovered the concept of combining the sweetness of fruit with[...]

Summer Cocktails

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"Something cold, something frozen … with alcohol” is what my esteemed editor said when I inquired about June’s Create theme. So I interviewed ex-bartender Spencer Jansen and wine guy Matt Zorn to find out what the pros advise for cooling down in the summer. The key piece of information that I gleaned is to remember that alcohol does not freeze and that addin[...]

Sirloin Steak and Tomato Salad

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Are you looking for a quick, easy and healthy dinner recipe to try this week? Our friends at the Arkansas Beef Council shared a great recipe with us. Test it out and let us know what you think. Total Recipe Time: 30 to 35 minutes Makes 4 servings Ingredients: 1 beef Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 3/4 inch thick (about 1 pound) 2 medium onions, [...]

Kid Friendly Frozen Treats

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Frozen Smoothie Popsicles Here is a kid version that is tasty whether frozen or mushy; it works with frozen or fresh mango or banana. 1 15-ounce can apricots, packed in juice or light syrup 1 ½ cups low-fat plain yogurt ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract, optional 1 teaspoon honey, optional 2 lemons, limes or small oranges (like a “Cutie”), sliced into eigh[...]

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 [...]

Are you a Beer Lover? Don't Miss the Hot Springs Craft Beer Festival this Weekend!

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Be sure to visit Superior Bathhouse Brewery. The brewery features a craft beer tasting room, full service restaurant and most recently a special event venue. The brewery is the first brewery located in a U.S. National Park and the world's first to utilize thermal spring water as the main ingredient. The brewery turns 144 degree water into a myriad of styles [...]

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[...]