Category archives: Libations

Zin Wine Bar Opens Second Location

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Zin Urban Wine & Beer Bar’s second location is opening today. Zin West is situated in the Market Place Shopping Center at 11121 N. Rodney Parham Road in Little Rock. The original location is at 300 River Market Avenue. Business hours are the same at both locations: Sunday 5-10 p.m., Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m. and Friday-Saturday 4 [...]

A Whiskey Recipe from the Experts

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We learned all about whiskey in our lastest issue of AY. We were lucky enough to have the experts at Macadoodle's in Springdale share their wisdom about this age-old spirit, as well as one of their favorite cocktail recipes. Sazerac (Recommended by Ryan Mulcahy, Macadoodle’s Springdale spirits and wine manager. ) Ingredients ∙ 1 sugar cube ∙ 3 dashe[...]

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 [...]

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[...]

The Natural State, Beer

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You barley, I mean, barely need to leave the state for quality craft beer these days. Breweries and distilleries are cropping up all over Arkansas, eager to make us proud with year round beers with names paying homage with a wink to some of our state’s icons ­— Razor Bock, Arkansas Red, Onyx Coffee Stout, Pinnacle IPA and Quapaw Quarter Porter. And, thank[...]

Savoring Springtime with Wines

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n the native Kiswahili the word “safari” means “to journey.” In the native French, “sommelier” is the title bestowed upon a professionally trained wine steward. At the May fundraiser Wild Wines benefiting the Little Rock Zoo, guests will be guided along a culinary journey carefully curated by sommelier Jonathan Looney, the event’s beverage sponsor. Wild [...]

Sweet Pairings for Dessert

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By Margie Raimondo :: Photography by Jamison Mosley Throw out any beliefs about wine and desserts. It’s all about enhancing the taste of both. Wine glasses courtesy of Everyday Chef. y grandfather always said, “Food is the celebration of life and wine is the extension of a good life.“ Going by that mantra eliminates a lot of barriers in paring food [...]