Category archives: Libations

Happy Hour: Hot Toddy

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In his drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his recipe for a hot toddy. It’s finally cold in Arkansas! At least for now… And nothing goes better with a[...]

Capital Bar & Grill

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By Amanda Nettles  / Photography by Jamison Mosley Located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, step inside the historic Capital Hotel and find a favorite local haunt.  Known for their creative cocktails and innovative casual cuisine, the Capital Bar & Grill is the perfect spot to catch up with friends, people watch or close a business deal.  Take a [...]

Recipe: Mason Jar Mojitos

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As colder weather makes its way to Arkansas, welcome it with this quick and easy Mason Jar Mojito recipe. In just a few short minutes, craft a delicious and minty drink that’s perfect for tailgating – or simply sitting on the front porch watching the leaves fall. Ingredients 2 tablespoons of sugar 3 to 4 large mint leaves 2 limes 2 ounces of r[...]

Guess Which LOCAL Restaurant is Having a 5th Birthday?

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Local Lime is celebrating five years of deliciousness with an all-day party today. Stop by for free cheese dip and guacamole all day, $5 margaritas and tasty butternut squash and carnitas enchiladas. Even though it's the restaurant's birthday, they're giving you presents – you can enter to win a tequila school experience and gift cards. While you're th[...]

Happy Hour: Pecan Pie Old Fashioned

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In his drink-themed blog series, Happy Hour, Arkansas native Ben Franks will share his recipes and expertise. Ben tends the bar at Petit & Keet in Little Rock, but he learned the tricks of the trade all over the country. In this post, Ben shares his recipe for an autumn-themed old fashioned. In my opinion, fall is the best time of the year. While the [...]

Lost Forty Brewing takes prestigious Silver Medal at world’s largest beer competition The Great American Beer Festival®

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Lost Forty Brewing received a silver medal at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and recognizes the most outstanding beers produced in the United States. The top three winners in the competition’s 98 beer-style categories were announc[...]

Weekend Planner: El Dorado Goes MAD, Sherwood Fest, Little Italy Celebrates 90 Years and More

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The biggest party in Arkansas this weekend is going to be the opening of the Murphy Arts District in El Dorado, which is located in the heart of downtown. Thursday at 8 p.m. Natasha Bedingfield performs in the newly constructed Griffin Music Hall Headliner, Train, will take the stage at 9 p.m. On Friday the shows kicks off at 6 p.m. with Robert Ran[...]

Raduno Brick Oven & Barroom Delivers Exceptional Brunch

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The small, but hip patio at Raduno is usually pretty busy on Sundays for brunch. The particular Sunday we visited was a holiday weekend – the official end to summer – and things were pretty quiet all along South Main (SoMa). It was a rare Sunday without our toddlers and we needed a place to eat that would allow our mostly well-behaved large mixed-breed do[...]

Dinner Plans? New Steakhouse in Conway, Grocery Delivery and Coffee Ice Cream

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Arkansas food news for the week: Conway will soon be the home to John Daly’s Steakhouse, the first restaurant in a planned business venture by the Arkansas-born golfer. While the opening date has changed a few times, management is actively hiring staff. Tech company Instacart recently introduced grocery delivery to Arkansas. Whole Foods, Kroger, Natural [...]